Urban Decay Ammo Shadowbox

I love palettes. I love how the colors are neatly arranged in rows and columns, glittering and pretty. I love how they give me lots of choices when I take them on a trip. I love how cheaper they are than buying individual pans of eyeshadows! I can go on all day but you get the drift.

The set with a full-sized Primer Potion costs $39

My current palette love is the Urban Decay Ammo Shadowbox. It was released to celebrate the brand's 10th anniversary and contains ten of their best-selling eyeshadow shades in coordinating duos. I've been wanting to get my hands on this for the longest time but since I got the Book of Shadows II, I decided to put it off. However, when some of my friends pooled in to order the Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows, I couldn't miss the chance! I just had to get the Ammo.

Awesome packaging by UD, as usual!

The product images from the Urban Decay site do no justice to the gorgeous colors of this palette. It's hard to catch the nuances of each shade on photos so you just have to take my word for it. Each eyeshadow is extremely pigmented and silky, just as what you'd expect from a good brand like Urban Decay. Chopper, Mauwi Wowie, and Grifter are rather gritty because of the glitter, but they go on smoothly nonetheless. Just be careful of the fallout.

I use ALL the colors in this palette everyday - they're just so wearable and work well with each other. There are tons of color combinations that can be done with this which makes it even more indispensable. In fact, here's a nice look I did using the Ammo.

I think I paid P2,000++ for this palette (including the shipping from US to Philippines). When I think of it, I cringe a little, but it's okay. Not bad for something that I use a lot.

Love the creative names! L-R first row: Smog, Mildew, Oil Slick, Last Call, Chopper

Second row: Maui Wowie, Shattered, Polyester Bride, Grifter, Sin

The palette is smaller than I originally thought but has the same amount of eyeshadows per piece as the BoS palettes have (0.8g / 0.03 US oz). I don't mind the size since it just makes it easier for me to travel with it, unlike the bulky, heavy BoS.

If you're looking for a great palette that gives you value for your money, get this. It's super worth it!