I snagged the palette for only $24 ($31 after tax and shipping) from Hautelook, which made me really happy because it retailed for $63 when it was first released. The Hautelook sale is long over, but you can find these in the sale section of UrbanDecay.com for only $29 right now.
I read a few reviews before deciding to get the BOS IV, and they were pretty mixed. Some loved it, some felt that it didn't live up to previous palettes. My opinion lies somewhere in between -- I've never owned any Urban Decay shadows before, so I like it a little better than some others may simply because it's my first experience with the brand and I'm excited about it. I really like Urban Decay because they're cruelty-free. But I can see where some others who have more experience with the brand might feel that it was less-than-stellar, because the color payoff on some of the shadows isn't as nice as I was hoping for.
Here are all of the shades. As you can see, my "Midnight Cowgirl" shade is chipped; the palette arrived damaged like that. I could have returned it for a refund, but I don't think I could have gotten an exchange so I figured I would just keep it. What I liked most about this palette is the variety of colors. There are some gorgeous neutrals, as well as some fun and bright shades. For only $30, I couldn't pass it up. The palette also comes with travel-sized Supercurl Curling Mascara and Eyeshadow Primer Potion, and a full-sized 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner. Oh and it came with a mini-speaker and a card with QR codes on it that had tutorials. I don't have a smartphone (I know, I'm practically prehistoric!), so I can't access the tutorials, and the speaker is nothing special (sound quality kind of sucks).
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I apologize for the low quality of these swatches; I was having a tough time getting my camera to focus on my arm. I really need to invest in a good macro lens. But that's besides the point--you can at least get an idea of the color payoff with these.
I will probably use the neutrals more than the color shades, but I think "Gravity" and "Hijack" will be a lot of fun to play with when I'm going out somewhere. "Blue Bus" is probably my least favorite because I'm not fond of the color and it has the worst color payoff. I had to layer quite a few, well, layers, onto that photo to get the color to show up. My overall favorite shades are "Baked" and "Midnight Rodeo."
Bottom Line: Overall, I'm happy with this palette. I wouldn't pay $63 for it, but the discounted price on Hautelook was worth it to me.
So what do you think? Do you have the BOS IV, or have you ever used any of these shadows before? I'm curious to see what everyone else thinks.
*Disclaimer: I purchased this product with my own money and was not asked to review it. The honest opinions here are entirely my own.