If ever there were a makeup palette that could do everything, the Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV would be it. Seriously, this gorgeous box -- yes, box -- packs the most unbelievable makeup whollop I may have ever seen.
Let's begin with the box itself, shall we? Printed and popup butterflies flit and float amongst colorful shooting lasers, making this the most perfect palette to display in a place of honor on your vanity. And then you open it up ... and that's when the real fun begins.
A huge mirror is placed upon the top hinge, so doing your makeup is a total breeze. Pull out the drawer and you'll find sixteen eyeshadows, 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion, a miniature tube of the cult favorite Primer Potion, and a tiny tube of Supercurl Curling Mascara.
The eyeshadow selection includes some of Urban Decay's most famed and favorite colors, each one more shimmery and sparkly than the last: Blue Bus, Gunmetal, Cobra, Baked, Bender, Gravity, Lost, Hijack, Midnight Cowgirl (my personal favorite), Sin, Midnight Rodeo, Crystal, Bust, Missionary, Skimp and Zephyr. Can you even imagine how many fun makeup looks you could create with each one of these colors?
Oh, and you thought that was all, didn't you? Well, you're forgetting about the included QR codes to download how-to videos to your phone -- you can learn how to do Monochrome, Smoke Out, Crystallized, Purple Cat and Naked makeup looks. And there's also a miniature speaker that connects to your phone or mp3 player so you can play music while you're getting ready for a night out on the town!
Seriously, the Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV thinks of everything. Score one for yourself -- because, let's be honest, this is a holiday gift worth keeping -- for $64 at urbandecay.com.