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    {Review} Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

    {Review} Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box

    Good day my lovelies. Today It’s review time again and I’m sharing one of the makeup goodies I got for my birthday. The Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box. After the launch of the Naked Heat palette we popped over to the Foschini store in Eastgate mall. They didn’t have it in stock yet and as you all know us makeup lovers cannot keep our fingers out of samples. Ilona and myself ended up swatching the palettes on display and I totally lost my heart on this gorgeous palette.

    About The Nocturnal Shadow Box

    The Nocturnal Shadow box includes all the Urban Decay cult favourite eyeshadows in one place. Eight must-have shades from our their collection, plus four exclusives from past sets. They equipped the palette with a full-size mirror and a double-ended brush. The Blending Brush is ideal for foolproof, seamless blending. Use the Smudger Brush to smudge color with precision or smoke out the lash line.



    The Nocturnal Eyeshadow Box is a sturdy cardboard palette with a magnet in the lid to keep the box shut. The print reminds me of a brick wall at night and is very well suited. The Urban Decay Logo and shadow name is embossed in purple and makes me think of a neon light. The larger mirror in the lid comes in really handy and I love the inscription on it: Beauty with an Edge.

    The Formula & Application

    Just as with my Naked 3 Palette this one’s formula doesn’t disappoint. The shades are buttery and soft and glides on. They blend really well and together with the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer has the power to last all day. I find it easy to apply the shades with the dual ended brush included in the palette and I’ve tried multiple looks. I did however find that some of the shades have a bit more fall-out. ABC Gum and Amor were two of these shades.


    About the Shades and Where Else You can Find Them

    First Row
    • ABC Gum
      Is pale peach matte, it’s part of the permanent collection and can be  purchased as a single eyeshadow.
    • Midnight Cowboy Rides Again
      Is a pale beige shimmer with silver glitter. This one is also part of the permanent collection and available as a single eyeshadow.
    • Baby
      Is a cool metallic rose. This shade is a limited edition and is also in the Gwen Steffani UD eyeshadow palette.
    • Half Baked
      Golden bronze shimmer. This one is part of the permanent collection as a single eyeshadow and can be found in the Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette, The Naked Eyeshadow Palette, A half baked Eyeshadow duo and as a glide on pencil
    • Riff
      Is a brown-nude matte with floating micro-sparkle. Another eyeshadow that’s part of the permanent collection as a single eyesshadow
    • Delete
      Is a deep chestnut brown matte-satin. This is a limited edition shade and can also be found in the Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette.
    Second Row
    • Fireball
      Is a peach satin with pink shift. This one is part of the permanent collection and can be found as a single eyeshadow too.
    • Backfire
      Is a burgundy satin with purple shift. Another shade that’s part of the permanent collection and can be purchased as a single eyeshadow.
    • Lounge
      Is a brick red satin with green shift. This gorgeous duochrome shadow is also part of the permanent collection as a single eyeshadow.
    • Amor
      Is a metallic silver-taupe with tonal sparkle. This permanent shade is available as a single eyeshadow, in the Vice Eyeshadow Palette and the Naked Smokey Eyeshadow Palette.
    • Heroine
      Is a deep navy blue with subtle floating tonal pearl. This is a limited edition and can be found in the Vice3 Eyeshadow Palette.
    • Blackout
      Is a blackest black matte and is in so many palettes! The Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette, Shadow Box, Gwen Steffani Eyeshadow Palette, 15th Anniversary 15 Eyeshadow Palette and Smoked 24/7 Glide on Eyeshadow Pencil.

    Swatches First and Second Rows in Palette Order

    Do you need the Urban Decay Shadow Box?

    If you don’t have many palettes and shades from Urban Decay or you are new to the brand this is the palette I recommend. It filled with a very nice collection of their favourite shades and at R650 the price point is more affordable than the larger palettes.

    Lizna Erkelens
    Lizna Erkelens

    I’m a South African Beauty, Lifestyle & Travel blogger and I’m currently finding myself in the Garden Route. A little town called Wilderness is home. I am a very proud dog mom, learning to love my curvy body and a 30 plus blogger.

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    1. Avatar 13/09/2017 / 07:51

      Such a cute palette!! Are you still planning to get the Heat palette?

      • Avatar 13/09/2017 / 14:07

        I doubt it, but it all depends on when it will be available at Foschini’s, want to go swatch it this weekend at Menlyn

    2. Avatar 13/09/2017 / 14:03

      It’s such a beautiful palette! Love the shades in the top row

      • Avatar 13/09/2017 / 14:08

        I do see myself hitting pan on those first!