Urban Decay Ammo Eyeshadow Palette is one of my new loves.  You may remember that I had Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Eyeshadow Collection on my wishlist a couple of months ago and well, the Urban Decay Fairy Godmother must have caught wind of this because instead of gifting me with that particular collection, they granted my wish with not 1, not 2, but 3, yes 3 other eyeshadow palettes!!  When I opened the surprise package, I can confirm that there were plenty of *squees*!  I am indeed a blessed beauty blogger!  Today, I am showing you the Urban Decay Ammo Eyeshadow Palette, which you had a sneak peek of in my Urban Purple look a couple of weeks ago.

Urban Decay Shadow Box

What Urban Decay Say

This baby is a classic!  We packed a smokin’ mirrored compact with 10 of our best-selling shades.  A must for any Urban Decay eyeshadow fan.

Urban Decay Shadow Box


Urban Decay is a brand I am familiar with – even though it is not available in Australia – because I grew up with it in my local Boots store.  (For the uninitiated, Boots is a UK pharmacist / cosmetics store and I was a loyal customer there since forever…but for some reason, they have stopped stocking UD products, and Debenhams (think Myer) stocks their goods)  To be honest, my sister is a bigger fan of their products because her make-up collection has Urban Decay everything from eyeliners to UDPP to their palette sets.

When everyone went crazy over the UD Naked Palette, I just didn’t get it.  I still don’t.  But that’s because I’m not a fan of anything brown.  I love colour!!!  Bright colours!  And that’s why I love this Urban Decay Ammo Palette.  The packaging is sexy with its trademark black and purple colours.  It’s filled with 10 sexy shimmery shades, a handy mirror inside the box with a sponge applicator.  Very handbag-friendly!!

The downside is the cost.  Okay, it’s not crazy like Chanel prices, but if you’re largely unemployed, you may want to add it on to your wishlist, like I did…and you never know when the Urban Decay Fairy Godmother may pay you a visit!  *wink*
One more thing, I should mention is – What is with the many aliases of this palette??  On UD website, it is known as Eyeshadow Ammo Shadow Box, on Sephora it is known as Ammo Eye Palette and in UK, it is known as Shadow Box!!!  Confusing much??!!

Eyeshadow Swatches

Eyeshadow swatches (minus primer) from left to right in Smog (deep coppery bronze), Mildew (shimmering metallic green), Oil Slick (black with rainbow glitter), Last Call (iridescent plummy purple), Chopper (shimmering fawn with glitter), Maui Wowie (sandy sheen), Shattered (bright iridescent aquamarine), Polyester Bride (sheer white shimmer), Grifter (sparkling pale purple)  and Sin (light shimmering champagne).

Even without eyeshadow primer, the colours look pretty intense; but for staying power on oily lids, I would highly recommend the legend that is Urban Decay Primer Potion!

And yes, you may call me the worst eyeshadow swatcher in the beauty blogosphere!

Where To Buy Urban Decay

For US readers : Urban Decay Ammo Eye Palette can be purchased on the Urban Decay website or Sephora for $38 USD.
For UK readers : Urban Decay Shadow Box can be purchased in Debenhams for £27 GBP.
For Aussie readers :  Sadly, there are no Urban Decay stockists in Australia, but there are parcel-forwarding services if you desperately crave Urban Decay.

For the next Urban Decay eyeshadow palette review – same time, same place, next week?  It’s a date!

25 Comments on Urban Decay Ammo Eyeshadow Palette – Review & Swatches

  1. Celeste @ Becoming Beautiful
    19/10/2011 at 11:26 am (6 years ago)

    I love this palette! I have it too and I just find it so versatile. Like you, I’m not fond of the Naked Palette. I have it, but I don’t love it as much as I do my other UD palettes.

  2. Sarah Kretchmer
    19/10/2011 at 12:17 pm (6 years ago)

    I LOVE AMMO! I also did not get the naked palette crazy…I almost got swept up purely because everyone else was raving…it had to be good, didn’t it? But I’m the same…I don’t do brown (reminds me too much of poo!) so the AMMO looks right up my alley. i had actually not heard of it before your post so it is a much better one to add to my wish list…maybe I’ll get it when i go to hawaii in feb!

    I hope your other palettes are bright as well!

    • Ling Tung
      19/10/2011 at 1:07 pm (6 years ago)

      @Sarah Kretchmer, *high 5* to non-brownies! LOL. You suit colour though, Sarah. I remember the pretty colours you had on your eyes on Saturday night at ABBW.

      And wowee, cannot believe you’re going to Hawaii! I am jelly very much!

      The other 2 palettes are colour-tastic! Cannot wait to show you them off 😀

  3. Ashlynn
    19/10/2011 at 12:26 pm (6 years ago)

    I love this palette! I had mine for a couple years, but had to throw it out after the shadows started to make my eyes itchy. I haven’t found anything I like better since – so I’m seriously debating on getting another one. Love UD powder shadow colors!

    • Ling Tung
      19/10/2011 at 1:08 pm (6 years ago)

      @Ashlynn, Oh no…itchy eyes is no good!!! Are you allergic?? What are you using now?

      • Ashlynn
        19/10/2011 at 9:56 pm (6 years ago)

        @Ling Tung, I think it was because it expired or something, not really sure. Right now, I’m just using shadows from the drug stores, until I can get myself to splurge on a really great palette (^-^)

  4. dom @ belledemoiselle
    19/10/2011 at 1:28 pm (6 years ago)

    hmmm grifter looks like omen from the 15th. nice palette though!

  5. guitargalify
    19/10/2011 at 4:31 pm (6 years ago)

    They look soo pretty!! 😀 I wish I could get some but I’m not desperate enough to get them delivered or something… Aussie reader 🙂

    • Ling Tung
      19/10/2011 at 4:49 pm (6 years ago)

      @guitargalify, Yep, Australia…why???!!! But don’t worry, because Hello Kitty makeup is in town 😀

      • guitargalify
        19/10/2011 at 6:10 pm (6 years ago)

        @Ling Tung, haha! just saw the post!! they all look pretty, amazing and soooo CUTE!! will be going down to priceline ASAP! 😀

  6. JD
    19/10/2011 at 10:28 pm (6 years ago)

    SO so so pretty!!!Review Pls 😀

    • Ling Tung
      19/10/2011 at 11:37 pm (6 years ago)

      @JD, It is indeedy 😀 …and I did include my wee review 😉

  7. Angel
    19/10/2011 at 10:40 pm (6 years ago)

    So pretty 🙂 I am adding this to my wishlish! ahahaha! (unemployed)

    • Ling Tung
      19/10/2011 at 11:38 pm (6 years ago)

      @Angel, Maybe your Fairy Godmother will grant your wish too! I am also largely unemployed working 1 day a week…sighs..

  8. Sahrish Adeel
    20/10/2011 at 12:54 am (6 years ago)

    Thanks for the review and swatches 🙂

  9. Samantha
    20/10/2011 at 5:33 am (6 years ago)

    So glad your UD fairy godmother heard your wishes!! I have this palette, and it is SERIOUSLY amazing! I love all the colors and the pigment is just fabulous!! And with the UDPP, it stays on forever!!

    • Ling Tung
      20/10/2011 at 5:22 pm (6 years ago)

      @Samantha, Ain’t it fab? You can do fab combos with these babies 😀

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