Urban Decay's New Makeup Vault Has A Secret Feature — But It's Not What You Think

Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night. Jackson Pollock's Mural. Andy Warhol's Campbell Soup. There's just something about a damn good piece of artwork that gives it a certain je ne sais quoi. That is, it's so special and one-of-a-kind, you can't help but stop and stare. Well, the same exact thing can be said about the new makeup vault from Urban Decay — and probably for more reasons than one.
For starters, the entire collection was inspired by famed graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, known for his vibrant tags smattered across the high rise buildings in bustling New York City in the '80s. His work, in a few words, was the stuff of creative genius: He used colors, symbols, and images to send political messages — pioneering the neo-expressionist movement we've come to know today. Now, Urban Decay is paying homage to the icon with 12 limited-edition, specially-created products, all housed in one UD Jean-Michel Basquiat Vault.
Each one features packaging that looks like pieces of art in and of itself: You've got two eyeshadow palettes (one with pumped up colors; the other veers more neutral), three lipstick shades, a blush/bronzer quad, and three eyeliner pencils. No word yet on the exact launch date, but we do know that the entire vault will be available at Sephora for $165 — which is a hell of a lot less than a knockoff Mona Lisa, and almost as pretty. Click through the slides to see every individual item that are sure to become collector's items.