#SBBC Day 27: My Most Expensive Piece of Makeup


Urban Decay NYC Palette
Urban Decay NYC Palette
Urban Decay NYC Palette

Thankfully, my most expensive piece of makeup wasn't actually bought by myself, it was bought for me as a Christmas present by my lovely stepmum! The Urban Decay NYC palette is nothing short of amazing. I know that the Urban Decay Naked Palettes are all the rage in blog world, and I wouldn't say no to owning them, but I think Urban Decay truly excel when it comes to their more colourful and creative palettes. First of all, the design of this palette! It's so amazing. I can't imagine how much work must have gone into creating the lovely new York Scenes that surround the mirror that I've yet to remove the plastic protection from because this palette is just too special for me. It's so bright and colour, I think it really captures what Urban Decay are all about.

Now, onto the palette itself. Besides a lovely 16 eyeshadow shades to choose from, this palette came with a black and a purple eyeliner pencil and a pot of their well known eyeshadow Primer Potion. The Urban Decay primer is by far my favourite eyeshadow primer that I have used so far, especially since the reformulated it into a squeezy tube rather than the slightly annoying doe foot applicator. As for the eyeliner pencils, they are soft, they are pigmented and glide on with ease yet last well into the night. While black eyeliner is a staple for me, I do love using purple eyeliner on occasions where I wish to be a little more dramatic so the two colours in this kit were a great choice.

The shadows themselves though are of course the highlight of this palette. Admittedly not all of them are shades I get a lot of use out of, but I have used all the shades in this palette at least once. As you can see, some have definitely had a lot more love than others. My two favourites in the palette and my most used are Midnight Cowboy Rides again and Snatch. These two are closely followed by Smog, Maui Wowie and Suspect. These past few days however, I've been using Bordello and Rockstar on a daily basis and I am loving neutral purples with my darker hair now, they look fab. All these shadows are the most pigmented shadows I have ever used and the most long lasting whether I use primer or not. I cannot fault the Urban Decay eye products I have used. For this reason, this palette is absolutely something I would buy for myself and despite being the single most expensive item I own, it really is one of the best items I own, very much worth the money.

What's your most expensive piece of makeup?