- New Shades: HiJack, Missionary, Bender, Crystal, Lost, Blue Bus, Gravity, Bust, Midnight Rodeo, Zephyr
- Previously Limited Edition Shades: Cobra, Skimp
- Permanent Collection: Baked, Sin, Midnight Cowgirl, Gunmetal
Most of the eyeshadows have lovely pigmentation and texture, as you'd expect from Urban Decay. Bust, Missionary, Hijack and Lost (all of which are new to this palette!) being the stand out shades for me.
Left to right: Blue Bus, Gunmetal, Cobra, Baked, Bender, Gravity, Lost, Hijack
Left to right: Midnight Cowgirl, Sin, Midnight Rodeo, Crystal, Bust Missionary, Skimp, Zephyr
Two of the new shades didn't meet my high expectations of Urban Decay eyeshadows though... Blue Bus and Crystal both look beautiful in the pan but are really quite sheer upon application. The texture of Crystal also leaves a lot to be desired. It's very hard in the pan and difficult to work with.
The permanent shades included are some of my all time favourites from Urban Decay. I use Sin and Baked on a regular basis in my other palettes, so they make a welcome addition to this one.
As for the rest of the goodies? It's good to see a little change with the inclusion of a 24/7 liquid liner instead of the usual 24/7 pencil liners.
The mini mascara and primer potion make a lovely addition to the kit, especially if you're travelling.
Yes, the tutorials are a gimmick... Yes, the Naked palette is better for everyday... but in my opinion it's the best mixture of day to nightime shades we've seen in a Book of Shadows yet, and it's fun! At £46 It's a bit more pricey than its predecessors, but definitely one to add to your Christmas lists! I'm pretty sure any girl would be happy to find this in her stocking.
The Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. IV will be available in Debenhams and House of Fraser stores from the 1st October priced at £46, or buy it online HERE (with free delivery).