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Urban Decay Revolution lipstick Shame

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Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Shame is a really vamp, dark red, wine color. I love colors like this, especially in the fall and winter. It’s such a gorgeous, bad ass shade for the lips and works really well for all skin tones I think. The texture is nice and really moisturizing due to the jojoba ad avocado oils in the product. It’s really smooth and I really like the metallic bullet packaging. It looks super high end..well I guess Urban Decay is a high end brand so Nevermind.

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However I do have a few issues with this shade. I have noticed that this does tend to bleed a bit on me. I need to use a lip liner to help with the bleeding issue. Also this shade didn’t really apply as evenly as I’d like. When i apply it from the tube, it’s a little bit streaky. Maybe because its super creamy? I don’t like my lipsticks to be streaky. I feel I have to apply with a lip brush to get the even finish that I like, which is a pain if you’re on the go. Is it that big of an issue? Not really, but I’m REALLY picky especially when I am spending my money on a product. Some might not see this as that big a deal.
Bottom line, I really love the color and I love the formula because its really moisturizing on the lips and I wear it often however this particular shade didn’t really apply as well as I would’ve liked it to. Definitely not as even as their shade Venom which I reviewed here.
I give this a B+ as my final grade. Not bad but my pickiness took over here.

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Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick Venom

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Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick Venom

I bought 2 of Urban Decay’s new Revolution Lipsticks to try out. I love a good lipstick and love to try new lipsticks and new formulas. So this one was a no brainer.

I got the shade Venom because, first I was attracted to the name, but also the color looked Interesting and a pretty, dark shade great for fall and winter.

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The formula is really smooth and this shade in particular gives really great pigmentation. Venom is a strong, vampy berry shade, something I love in a lipstick. The texture is very creamy, a bit glossy even. It feels really good on the lips. This texture feels like a Mac amplified to me and I LOVE the amplified formula.  It gives a really nice gloss to the lips and it’s not drying. My lips felt really smooth and soft during wear. There are a nice blend of oils in this lipstick including jojoba oil, avocado oil and shea butter. I also really like the packaging. The tube looks so elegant and shiny in it’s metallic bullet. I am really liking these lipsticks and I can see myself getting more shades in the future. There are so many to choose from!

Have you tried any of the new Urban Decay Lipsticks?

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Smoky Mushrooms Look

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Here is a smoky eye look I did for a night out. I absolutely love Urban Decay Mushroom eyeshadow. It’s a really smooth, pigmented shade and a great shade to incorporate with a smoky eye.

 

Face:
Laura Mercier Oil Free Primer
Mac Face and Body Foundation
Smashbox Artificial Light Illuminating Lotion Glow
Makeup Forever Full Cover Concealer
Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener Dark Peach
Mac Bite of an Apple Blush

Eyes:
Mac Soft Ocher Paint Pot
Urban Decay Mushroom Eyeshadow
Black Eyeshadow from the Sleek Bad Girl Palette
Makeup Forever Aqua Black Cream Liner
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Liner Pencil Perversion
Kiss False Lashes
Maybelline Falsies Big Eyes Mascara

Lips:
Urban Decay Lip Junkie Naked

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Psychedelic Punk- A Glitter Look

Psychedlic Sister, Punk Glitter, Reflects Blue, Lumi, Radium

What I used for this look

I wanted to do something super fun and dramatic. I would wear this out to a party or someplace fun but this is just fun, creative makeup. I Purchased some glitter from Lit Cosmetics at the PhamExpo in June and I’ve been playing with them and used them on clients but I haven’t had the chance to use and play with them on myself.

I hope you like the creation! I loved how this came out and so did my mom. She doesn’t like me wearing so much makeup!

Eyes:
Mac Imaginary Paint Pot (base)
Urban Decay Perversion on the lid
Urban Decay Radium on lid
Urban Decay Psychedelic Sister in crease and above crease
UD Perversion to deepen the crease
Pixie Epoxy tapped over lid and crease
Mac Reflects Blue Glitter on lid over Raduim
Lit Cosmetics Punk in crease over Psychedelic Sister
Lise Waiter Feline Liner HD
A pair of full lashes on top lash line and a pair of accent lashes on the bottom lash line

Lips:
Makeup Forever Aqua Lip 10c
Illamasqua Eurydice Lipstick


Glitter Look with Lit Cosmetics Punk

Glitter Look with Lit Cosmetics Punk


Psychedelic Punk

Glitter Look with Lit Cosmetics Punk

Glitter Look with Lit Cosmetics Punk

Psychedelic Punk

Psychedelic Punk

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencils

UD 27/7 eyeliners

These liners are designed to last all day, hence the name of the product. The formula is super creamy, soft and they apply like a dream to the lids and the upper and lower lash lines. The product stays soft and smooth on the lid to blend out or smudge to the desired effect but work quick because once the product dries it will not move until you wipe it away with makeup remover. They certainly do last all day and night and would need an oil based makeup remover to take off safely and gently. If you feel the need to rub your eyes mid day the color will probably smudge a bit but it won’t come off. Though I haven’t tried, I honestly believe you could go swimming with this on and the liner will still be there. I washed at the swatches and they still stood strong! They are truly amazing liners! I love the variety of shades also.

There are about 24 colors available, maybe more. Some shades are matte, most shades have some glitter and shimmer to them. The colors are bold, vibrant and bright. Use these colors lightly to add a bit of color to  your look or go all out! The liners can also be used as a nice eyeshadow base to add vibrancy to your eyeshadows and help them last all day. Simply apply some liner to your lids, smudge over the eyes and put your eyeshadow on top. For really oily lids I would recommend using an eyeshadow primer before doing anything to the eyes. Now on the the best part: the colors!

L-R Graffiti,lucky,deviant,honey,zero,ransom

Deviant is a bright blue with silver shimmer. It reminds me of a beautiful blue ocean (obviously not oceans near LA). It’s so vibrant and bold!

Graffiti is a bright grass green with silver shimmer.

Lucky is a copper with a tad bit of silver shimmer in it. It reminds me of a penny when I look at it. This is my favorite because it can be used everyday and looks great with any brown look.

Honey is a gold with some brown thrown in there. This also looks good with any brown, gold, bronze or even green color.

Zero is just a matte black shade. There is no shimmer in this liner. Incredibly smooth like a kohl but waterproof.

Ransom is a bright iridescent bluish purple color. It’s gorgeous!!

Quick Review:

Product: 5 stars-Creamy, smooth texture, definitely water and smudge proof (though they will smudge a bit if you’re rubbing at them). They very well could last for 24 hours though I haven’t tested that theory. They are super rich and vibrant in color. Excellent product!

Packaging: 5 stars-I love that the pencils are colored, making it easier to find them in a pile, and are different from the usual black eyeliner pencil packaging.

Price: 4 stars- at $19 you get 1.2g/0.04oz of product. Slightly more expensive when comparing to Makeup Forever($18 for 1.2g) and Mac Powerpoint eyeliners($15 for 1.2g) but in my opinion there are differences. Mac’s Powerpoint eyeliner is waterproof but doesn’t hold as well as UD liners nor does Mac have a wide range of bright vibrant colors. MUFE is definitely waterproof and holds great but their formula is a bit dry to me. So test them out and make the decision if they are worth the price. I think so. I love them!

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Urban Decay Naked Palette(the original)

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For my second Urban Decay Review (to celebrate the friends and family sale) I thought I’d review the Naked palette. I know this product has been reviewed more times than necessary, and now that the Naked 2 palette is out, many have forgotten about this one.  But I don’t have individual UD eyeshadows to share and review and I don’t have, nor plan on buying, Naked 2. This is the only palette I have that’s still available to buy. So let’s get Naked, shall we?!
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The Naked Palette comes with 12 eyeshadows, a sample/travel size of their famous Eyeshadow Primer Potion, and their full sized synthetic shadow brush. *Note: I have the original Naked palette so mine has the double ended eyeliner instead of the shadow brush so I can’t review the brush because I don’t have it. The newer palette you can get NOW has the eyeshadow brush. I will NOT be reviewing or showing the eyeliner duo here since it’s no longer available (don’t want to tempt you) But I will review UD liners in another post soon. This palette could be the only eyeshadow palette one needs for neutral or smokey eye looks. The colors are just AMAZING! I know I recently posted about my “go to” neutral Mac quad (which i love) but this baby does everything in one swoop. I use this alot for subtle, natural looks and I use it for gorgeous smokey eyes. The possibilities are endless.

It comes with a sample sized primer potion to help your eyeshadows last all day without any fading which is great if you have oily lids. The primer is matte, has no shimmer or color to it and it blends clear. It’s good to use with any eyeshadow because it won’t disrupt the tone of the eyeshadow.

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I absolutely adore Urban Decay eyeshadows! The texture of these shadows are so smooth. They just glide and blend so beautifully it’s like magic. It’s probably my favorite eyeshadow formula. Their colors are really original and super pigmented. Most their shadows give more sheen as opposed to glitter, so there’s no fall out issues. The single eyeshadows are the same texture and formula that’s seen in the their palettes, my ONLY gripe with UD is that I really wish they had a better variety of matte shadows.

In this palette there are two matte colors which are great blending and transitional shades, suitable for most skin tones and the other 10 shades are shimmery. Most give off a nice sheen rather than glitter and a couple are more glittery but not ridiculous. This palette can be used by everyone no matter how light or dark, warm or cool you skin is. I love this palette so much! Six shades are exclusive to this palette only (Darkhorse, Naked, Sidecar, Hustle, Buck, Creep) the other 6 shades are permanent and can be found at Sephora, Ulta or of course on the Urban Decay website! Now for the shades!

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Virgin, Sin, Naked

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sidecar, buck, half baked

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smog, darkhorse, toasted

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hustle,creep,gunmetal

Virgin is a pale, very frosty nude beige. The frostiness almost makes it look white but there is a bit a warmth to it. I don’t like it as a highlight color because on my skin it is way too frosty and pale but I do like as a wash of color on the lid for a nice touch of night time shimmer. Also good for the tearduct area to open your eyes a bit.

Sin is a champange color with a bit of pink to it. It too is very frosty. Again a little too frosty for darker skin tones to use as a highlight but its really pretty as a lid color.

Naked is a matte nude color. Looks like a light beige with a touch of brown. The texture is really smooth and not chalky. I think this would make a good highlight(and maybe contour) shade for light to medium skin tones but on darker tones it comes off a bit ashy. At least on me it comes off ashy. On my skin it’s not light enough to be a highlight and its not dark enough to use as a contour so I don’t use this shade very often.

Sidecar is like a light bronze color with some silver shimmer. To me this looks like a lighter version of Mac’s Satain Taupe, with silver shimmer.

Buck is a matte medium to darker beige. It’s the darker version of Naked. Again, for a matte shadow it’s very smooth and not chalky. It matches my skin tone well so I use this often as my blending and transition shade from my lid color to my brow highlight.

Half Baked is a beautiful golden brown color with a little bit of orange to it. It’s kind of metalic with a bit of frostiness. This is one of my favorite colors in the palette. It’s so soft and smooth it’s like silk. It blends easy and I love it on the lid. It’s just brightens the eyes so much.

Smog is a medium bronze. It’s not too dark. It’s a darker bronze compared to Sidecar and of course instead of the silver shimmer this has a more bronze sheen. Another favorite of mine. It looks beautiful on the lid alone or incorporated into a smokey eye.

Darkhorse is a gorgeous dark chocolate brown with some bronze in there. This makes a fabulous bronze smokey eye also. It’s perfect with just about every color in the palette to create a brown smokey eye or to add a nice contour to the eyes.

Toasted is a frosty brown with some pink thrown in there. This is a good lid color for everyone because it’s brown and pink. It looks great with Smog or even Darkhorse in the crease.

Hustle is a dark brown with some purple thrown in there. I can’t think of another shade like this. This goes great with a purple or plum color for a nice smokey eye or I like it blended with Darkhorse. It can also be worn alone, blended out at the crease.

Creep is a dark grey with silver shimmer. It looks great with Gunmetal.

Gunmetal is a dark bluish grey that’s metallic. In some light it flashes blue and in other light it flashes silver. I’ve never seen a color like this one! It’s really original and very complicated to describe. You have to see it for yourself and unfortunately the pictures doesn’t do the color justice.

The cost is $50 for 12 shades, a full sized eyeshadow brush and a sample primer. I think that’s a damn good deal considering you’re just about getting 12 full sized eyeshadows. The shadows in the palette are 1.3g/0.05oz each, if you were to buy a single eyeshadow in the store they weigh 1.5g/0.05oz for $17 (still excellent for these shadows). With the palette, you’re basically paying about 4 dollars and some change for each eyeshadow. Think of the brush and the primer as added bonuses.

Final Review:

Product: 5 stars- Both the texture and the pigmentation are amazing! The shades, even the mattes, are smooth as silk and soft as butter. This is definitely quality makeup. All the shades are wearable from a very natural everyday look to a dramatic smoked out look. Most the shades are on the frosty side, not too glittery. So if glitter, shimmer and frosty are not your thing, I would pass. Otherwise this all around brilliant!

Packaging: 5 stars- The palette is sleek and pretty thin. Not bulky like UD’s other palettes. It’s very simple and the case feels velvety, like suede. It stores easily and is travel friendly.

Price: 5 stars- It doesn’t get any better than this folks!

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virgin, sin, naked, sidecar, buck

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half baked, smog, darkhorse,toasted,hustle

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Creep, gunmetal

Urban Decay Quickie Afterglow Cheek Tint

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So In light of the Urban Decay Friends and Family sale that has launched Yesterday I thought I’d review a few products from the brand. So let’s get to it!!

Urban Decay Cheek Tints are just that, it’s more of a tint, less of a blush. Meaning it gives color but it’s not as pigmented as a blush (powder or cream). They are convertible so they also can be used on the lips though you might need to go over your lips a few times to get the color to show evenly especially with the lighter shades. The texture is very sheer, think of putting a lipgloss on the cheeks(minus the stickiness). It’s also very silky. The tints are not heavy or greasy even though the products have Vitamins A, C and E in them. So in theory, they’re good for your skin as well. Personally I can’t agree or disagree with that. I don’t think it helps my skin but it might. I haven’t noticed any difference in this. Even though the tints are sheer, they can be built up for a more pigmented or bolder look. It literally glides on the cheek but doesn’t leave you looking like an oily mess! Because it is sheer this tint gives a nice healthy glow to the skin. Its a from the inside out glow. Very natural.

Now on to this particular color. Quickie is described as a light pink. It looks scary and crazy pigmented in the pan and in pictures but again they are very sheer. Quickie is like a cotton candy pink with a blue undertone. So it’s perfect for lighter, fair skin tones. It gives a beautiful flush of color. But because it’s not a pale pink and it’s not that much of a cool tone, my medium to darker skin beauties would look lovely in this also!  It gives a natural, subtle glow on you. I got a sample of this and after wearing this once I fell in love! It’s very wearable and universally flattering on everyone! I just LOVE when a product suits everyone!

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It’s so easy to apply. You can use your fingers or a brush, that’s how smooth and silky it is. I typically apply the tint to my cheeks using my finger tips and then blend with a brush, but you can also blend with your fingers. It’s your world, do it however you like! 🙂  As the day passes the color doesn’t move much. I think on oilier skin it might fade a little faster than with drier or combo skin becuase of the sheerness and consistency of the product. I have oily skin and I wore this for about roughly 4 to 5 hours before I saw that I was loosing color. Wear time isn’t great but it is a sheer formula. And it also depends on how much you build it up. This color isn’t really one I’d like to build up too much because, as you can see in the swatch, it can be really bright!

For $24 you get 4g/0.14oz of product. The compact is super small and cute and it houses a mirror which I find handy but I don’t use it. I really like the packaging and I really like Urban Decay’s logo. It looks like a snake but it’s just flowers. Very cute. Sorry I had to share 🙂

Final Rating:

Product: 4 stars; I really like this product for a natural, subdued look; It’s not heavy or greasy. I really like the texture and the formula and it’s super easy to apply, no brush necessary and it doesn’t make a mess. It’s good for everyday wear. I had to take away a star because I feel it doesn’t last as long as I’d like on oily skin. So it’s great but not perfect.

Packaging: 5 stars; very cute and compact for easy storage and travel. I don’t carry blush with me for fear it would crack or break but this product has a pretty hard case so I would feel safe putting this in my purse for reapplying later.

Price: 4 stars; I think $24 is fairly reasonable if you like tints and are looking for something that looks more natural. If color and in your face pigment is your thing, I would pass. Personally I think during the freinds and family sales is the perfect time to check out something you’re not familiar with because it’s discounted. And UD has a good return policy; if you don’t like it send it back for free. I recommend going to a Sephora store and testing the products first since they carry, mostly, the same products!

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