Throwback Thursday Makeuplooks with Urban Decay Book of Shadows III NYC.

If you think the whole eyeshadow palette craze started with the Urban Decay Naked palette you are absolutely wrong! The Naked palette was off course a big hit and is literally a cult product now, but there where plenty of palettes before they even considered making the Naked palette.


One very popular palette that came before the Naked palette was Urban Decay Book of Shadows III NYC (number three in the book of shadows series naturally). People went bonkers over this, and even after this limited edition palette was way gone, people bought this on Ebay for ridiculous prices.


It now seems to be forgotten. I never see this one in eyeshadow palette collections or eyeshadow palette declutters anymore. People seem to have gotten rid of it. Also, this one was released before depotting became a big thing, and since the packaging is (to say the least) very bulky, a lot of the original palettes got lost in decluttering.


i still hang on to mine. Even though the packaging is way overdone, and could have been a small neat palette if it was just made more practical, I feel like this is so old school that i 1. Can never part with it, and 2. Need to keep it in its original form even though depotting have crossed my mind over and over again. It has become rare, and now I want to have it in my collection just for that sake.


I would love to hear if any of you out there still have this old gem?

The shades are very pretty, but since there are absolutely no matte shades in here, I had to get some assistance from my Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics. I found it appropriate since they are from the same brand.


  • Urban Decay Book Of Shadows III NYC – Rockstar, Last Call, SWF, Ecstasy.
  • Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics – Nudie, Commando.
  • Urban Decay Glide on 24/7 Eye Pencil – Rockstar.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Etude House Oh M’Eye Line Liquid Liner – Black.
  • Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara – Black.
  • Tarte Shape Tape – Fair Neutral.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro70.
  • Eyelure Volume Lashes 101.


  • Urban Decay Book Of Shadows III NYC – ‘Haight, Goddess, Aquarius, Oil Slick, Uzi.
  • Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics – Pre-Game, Faith.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24/7 – Black.
  • Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara – Black.
  • Tarte Shape Tape – Fair Neutral.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro10, Bro70.
  • Eyelure Volume Lashes 101.


  • Urban Decay Book Of Shadows III NYC – Sin, Stray Dog, Smog, YDK, Oil Slick.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara.
  • Zoevs Brow Spectrum – Bro 60, Bro70, Bro80, Bro40.
  • MakeupGeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Eyelure Definition Lashes – 121.


  • Urban Decay Book Of Shadows III NYC – Sin, mildew, Midnight Cowboy Rides Again.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro60, Bro70, Bro10.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara.
  • MakeupGeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Eyelure Definition Lashes – 121.

I think I used every single shades in the palette except “Maui Wowie”, which is a shame because that is one of the prettiest shades. It is a perfect champagne lid color with tons of shimmer and a few specks of glitter.


I did have a lot of fun playing around with this palette because I got to revisit some of Urban Decays very famous shades from back in the day like Sin, Stray Dog, Smog and Mildew. There are so many memories attached to these shades, and you have probably seen them in several of Urban Decay palettes.

It was fun spending some time with this old guy. I would love to hear if anyone else still have this in their collection!



Throwback Thursday Makeuplook – Sugarpill Burning Hearts Palette.

I remember back in 2012 when I picked this up I was still working on my masters degree and was a poor student. I didn’t have nearly the amount of makeup as I do now, and I was in big lack of a yellow, and a red, and an orange. I just didn’t have any color under the sun.


This guy got very tempting to me because this was THE palette people used to create sunset makeuplook. This is a sunset makeuplook quad. Simple as that. Every time you saw an artist create a sunset makeuplook it was almost certainly that they would have used either this quad or some MAC shadow. So I picked this up with my hard earned money, and had so much fun with all those sunset looks I created.


I actually have a pretty decent dent in the purple shade because that is one of the most beautiful red tones purples I own, even to this day. So it still happens I reach for this if I want a great purple in my looks. So even if it is old it is still going strong.


Just to take a walk down memory lane I had to make a sunset inspired cut-crease.


  • Sugarpill Burning Hearts QWuad – Flamepoint, Buttercupcake, Love +, Poison Plum.
  • Tarte Buried Treasure Eyeshadow Palette – Plank, Booty, Palm.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel EYeliner 24 H – Black.
  • MakeupGeek Gel Liner – Mobster.
  • Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara – Black.
  • Kiko Vibrant Eye Pencil – 604.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro60, Bro10.


This quad, even though it is very old, are still being sold. So if you want a little quad to make sunset makeuplooks with, or if you just want to get your hands on a killer purple shade, then it is still very possible. This is actually to this day the only Sugarpill product I own. I feel like the brand is not talked about that much. But I would like to know a bit more about what they have to offer, so I would really appreciate any product recommendations if you have tried anything!



Throwback Thursday Makeuplook – Sigma Paris Eyeshadow Palette!

The Sigma Paris palette was a limited edition palette released in 2012. It was a collab with 6 beauty YouTubers creating this palette deciding everything from the shades, packaging brushes and so on.


The result: Very pretty! It has different 8 eyeshadow shades and 3 blushes. It also came with 2 brushes. One angled blush brush and one eyeshadow brush. I still have them both and they are still going strong! I find the travel size blush brush to be perfect for my face since I am quite small and normal sized blush brushes are a bit too big.


I hardly use this palette, and I was surprised to realize it is actually probably around 5 years (I didn’t buy it upon release, but just when it was getting discontinued). The shades are really pretty, but as you can see there are none of those important basic shades in here, so I had to call for Urban Decay Ultimate Basics for some assistance. With her help I managed to kind of pull together two looks, and here they are!


  • Sigma Paris Palette – Elysèes, Notre Dame, Eiffel, Triomphe, Versaille.
  • Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics – Pre-Game, Lockout, Blow.
  • Lancôme Volume-À-Porter Mascara – Black.
  • MakeupGekk Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro70, Bro10.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 405.
  • Ardell Faux Mink Lashes – 810.


  • Sigma Paris Palette – Louvre, Orsay, Seine, Versailles.
  • Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics – Pre-Game, Faith, Blow.
  • Lancôme Volume-À-Porter Mascara – Black.
  • MakeupGekk Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro70, Bro10.
  • Ardell Faux Mink Lashes – 810.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Silver Jade


One thing that is really nice is that every single shade is named after a monument or famous tourist attraction in Paris. If I ever go to Paris it would be only suitable to bring this palette, even though it it super big and bulky.

The blushes are really pretty too. Lumière is my clear favorite.

This is still possible to get your hands on for particularly eager collectors, but you’d have to expect to pay a bit more than the original 56$, which puts it in an uncomfortable price-range. Which it is not worth in my opinion. The shadows are beautiful, but the do have a lot of fallout and needs a good spray of fix + (or something similar) to get full opacity. So they do work, but they are not excellent compared to the standard we see now. I think a lot have happened with eyeshadow quality the last 5 year!

If you are lucky enough to own it, it’s a very pretty piece that well deserves some attention!





Throwback Thursday Makeuplook – Too Faced Candy Bar “Thin Mints”

Happy Throwback Thursday! Hope you are having a great day. Throwback Thursday means that I have a chance to pick out one of my old eyeshadows or eyeshadow palettes from my drawers and create something with a palette that is not necessarily popular at the moment (or maybe not even still for sale). You know, among all those new things released, it is nice to get some time to pay attention to the older parts of the collection as well. So this is the palette I picked out for todays Throwback Thursday makeup look.


This is soooo old school Too Faced! The Candy Bars Eye Shadow & Shimmer Palette in the shade “Thin Mints”.  I can’t remember how old it is, but it must be close to 10 years by now! It is cute though with its green and blue summer-toned shades. There is just something about green and blue that makes me happy, and that’s probably why I got myself this little palette in the first place.


I mean. This just screams summer to me with these bright fun shades! It is set up as one solid powder with 4 strips of different shades. They are big enough so that it is easy to grab only one shade with the brush.


  • Too Faced Candy Bars Eye Shadow & Shimmer Palette – Thin Mints
  • MakeupGeek Gel Liner – Immortal
  • MakeupGeek Gel Liner – Fame
  • Maybelline Lash Temptation Mascara – Black.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro90
  • House Of Lashes – Boudouir
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 411.

The shade selection makes it a bit hard to be creative. One very pale blue that works best for just blending out the edges since it’s not very pigmented, one bright blue, and one slightly darker blue that looks very similar on the eyes, and one bright green. The pigmentation is OK, not great and not bad. You can get a simple summery eyelook with this, but the small amount of shades and lack of dimension limits a bit how much you can do.


Even though this is very old, I found that this is actually still available on Amazon! If anyone should be interested in getting this nostalgic piece, then it is possible still.




Throwback Thursday Makeuplook with Too Faced Natural Eye

For todays Throwback Thursday look I picked out one of my very old Too Faced palettes. From the time waaaay before they made their famous chocolate bar palettes. Back when the packaging of their 9 pan palettes was cardboard and not tin.


I have a tiny collection of these 9 pan palettes from the old days, and they are well loved. I picked out the Natural Eye because of the georgeous brown and shimmery shades.


Despite this palette being named Natural Eye these looks are not very natural. You can easily create natural looks with it as well, its just not that fun to post.


  • Too Faced Natural Eye – Heaven, Velvet Revlover, Sexpresso, Nude Beach, Erotica.
  • Lancôme Volume-à-Porter Mascara – Black.
  • Lancôme Le Crayon Khôl – Noir.
  • Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro70.
  • Etude House Oh-m’ Eye Line – Black.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H – Black.
  • House Of Lashes – Knockout.


  • Too Faced Natural Eye – Heaven, Velvet Revolver, Sexpresso, Silk Teddy, Push Up, Honey Pot, Cocoa Puff.
  • Lancôme Volume-à-Porter Mascara – Black.
  • Kiko Smart Eye Pencil – 802.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 H – Black.
  • House Of Lashes – Knockout.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectum – Bro30, Bro40, Bro70.

I am actually quite happy that I used every single color this time too. I know I did it last throwback Sunday, but that was just a quad. And I know I won’t be able to use every single shade in a bigger palette, but I think it’s good to do more than one look just to get the most out of it.


I was pleasantly surprised with this palette. I know I liked it from before, but I actually think it is close to 3 years since I used it on my eyes. I know that’s past expiring date, but since I disinfect my makeup I pay more attention to the quality of the product itself and not the shelf life. If it looks good, performs good, smells the same and I don’t see any texture differences I will keep it. This one performs just like I remember, and this particular 9 pan palette is actually close to the Too Faced Chocolate Bar in formula.

Overall it was fun to re-experience this palette and remember how much I used to love it. Because the shadows are beautiful for sure.

Do you still have this old gem in your collection?



Throwback Thursday Makeup Look with Estée Lauder Signature Eyeshadow Quad “Berry Quartz”!

It is Throwback Thursday and time to pull one of my old goodies out of my drawers and enjoy their company a bit.


If you read my Makeup Colleciton 2018 – Small Eyeshadow Palettes blog-post you have already seen this recently. I have three of these Estée Lauder Signature Eyeshadow Quads in different shades and I used to use them quite frequently some years ago, but lately they have been just hanging in my drawers.


I think my preference for eyeshadows have changed since I played with these last time, because I remember I used to think they were quite good, but today I found them a bit too sheer. They do blend very effortlessly though, and I guess for a subtle daylook they work excellent and they are quite user-friendly. I just prefer shadows with strong pigmentation these days. Especially when making a look I want to post.


Since the shadows are great for simple and classic daytime makeup looks I found it a bit boring in the end for a look I wanted to publish on my blog. So I decided to add a little bit of glam with one of my new Colourpop Supernova Eyeshadows. I have to try out new stuff too after all!


  • Estée Lauder Signature Eyeshadow Quad “Berry Quartz” – All shades.
  • Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencil – Zero.
  • Colourpop Supernova Eyeshadow – UF-Woah.
  • MakeupGeek Gel Liner – Poinson.
  • Kiko Smart Eye Pencil – 802.
  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Baby Roll Mascara – Black.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro60.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24h – Black.
  • Ardell Fauxmink Lashes – 810.

I guess I would be happy to use this for everyday looks, where I just want to slap on something fool-proof and easy in the morning. For that cause this palette work just fine, but if you like heavy pigment they just don’t cut it. The shadows are not bad in quality they are just meant for more simple and classic makeup rather than boosting your creativity and challenging your skills with out-of-this world pigmentation.

For everyday use this is a nice little quad.



Throwback Thursday Look with Urban Decay The Black Palette!

I have my drawers full off palettes that don’t get enough attention because I am constantly testing out and reviewing new ones. So I wanted to push myself to pick out some old ones from the collection from time to time, so I decided to make a Throwback Thursday makeuplook series!

Nothing too fancy though. I just want to showcase some of my older palettes and make a look or two with them.

So to start off this blogpost-series I pulled out my old Urban Decay The Black palette. This was limited edition many years ago back in the day when MAC single pan shadows was the most featured eyeshadows in the beauty community. And the Naked palettes didn’t exist yet!


As you can tell form the packaging it has been through some wear. It was the second Urban Decay palette I ever purchased and my makeup collection was pretty small back than and contained mostly NYX products and mineral makeup.


All shades have a black base, so they all appear almost black on the eyes with a nice shift of gold, purple, green or blue. This used to be one of my favorite palettes to do a dark smoky eye look for a party. Now I don’t go to parties anymore , but I can still enjoy a dark smoky eye!


  • Urban Decay The Black Palette – Cobra, Barracuda, Black Dog.
  • Colourpop Pressed Powder Shadow – Hear me Out, Conundrum.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Lancôme Volume-à-Porter Mascara.
  • House of Lashes – Knockout.


It was really fun pulling this old friend out of the collection again. I am exciting to continue this and rediscover some more old favorites. I don’t think I will be able to do a throwback Thursday post every week, I think some of the palettes I would like to create more than one look with and it takes a lot of time doing the makeup, taking pictures and editing before posting. I just think now and then I will have a post ready for Thursdays, so it will be a un-regular schedule but I can definitely promise that I will make more of these posts. There is just something nostalgic and nice about playing around with makeup you forgot you had.

Hope you enjoyed this, and thank you for reading!