Urban Decay XX Vintage Eyeshadows & Nail Colors for Holiday 2016

Urban Decay XX Vintage Eyeshadows & Nail Colors for Holiday 2016
Urban Decay XX Vintage Eyeshadows & Nail Colors for Holiday 2016


Eyeshadow was the third product we ever launched. Lip and nail shades came first, and Eyeshadow hit the line a year later—but it’s never taken a back seat. Eyeshadow was (and always has been) Wende’s passion project. After 20 years, we’re getting a little nostalgic for the early days. That’s why we created UD XX Vintage Eyeshadow—a throwback to our first Eyeshadow collection from 1997, which consisted of 19 shades that were WAY ahead of their time. While six of those original shades are still in our collection today, others have disappeared over the years. Now they’re back in one ultra-exclusive collection! Get the cult-favorite colors you know and love in our bestselling, intensely pigmented formula.

Still mourning the loss of our long-ago-discontinued nail shades like Plague, Pallor and Bruise? You’re in luck. We’ve brought you UD XX Vintage Nail Color. To mark our twentieth anniversary, we’re resurrecting ALL 12 of our original shades in this exclusive collection. We get TONS of requests from our fans to bring back our original nail shades, so these are bound to sell out in a hot minute. Our UD XX Vintage Nail Color collection is also ultra limited-edition—so once these shades are gone, they’re gone for good! (Don’t say we didn’t warn you.)

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The Details

XX Vintage Eyeshadow | $19.00 | Limited Edition

All of our UD XX Vintage Eyeshadow shades feature our proprietary Pigment Infusion System™—for rich, velvety, blendable color that lasts. Plus, each shade comes in our modern subway token compact. The chromed case not only looks cool, but also features our versatile, pop-out design. Just pop the shades in and out of their compacts and into our Stackable Pro Artistry Palette to create your own custom collection.

  • Vapor Pale pearlescent silver
  • Roadstripe Iridescent white with blue-violet shift
  • Snow Neutral pearl with gold shift
  • Rust Yellow-orange with gold shift
  • Gash Metallic brick red
  • Chains Moss green with patina shimmer
  • Acid Rain Pale yellow-green pearl with slight gold shift
  • Shattered Turquoise with gold shift
  • UB-V Vibrant blue with violet shift
  • Frostbite Frosted deep blue with multicolored micro-shimmer
  • Pallor Frosted lavender with gray shift
  • Plague Deep red-purple with blue shift
  • Spare Change Metallic gray

XX Vintage Nail Color | $10.00 | Limited Edition

Part of our first-ever lineup from 1996 (which consisted solely of these 12 polishes, plus 10 lipsticks), these babies haven’t been available since the late ‘90s! From Frostbite (deep metallic blue) to Bruise (a shifty color that changes from red to green), these are the shades you’ve BEGGED us to bring back! And unlike the originals you may have hunted down on eBay over the years, our UD XX Vintage Nail Color collection comes in our modern, revamped formula. Get your hands on the vintage colors you know and love, but with the complex shade work, super-rich pigments and dynamic micro-sparkle you’ve come to expect from us. Long-wearing and chip-resistant, our formula has a high-gloss finish that’s tough and durable, yet flexible. And each shade is 3-free—formulated without toluene, formaldehyde or DBP.

  • Pallor Frosted gray with lavender shift
  • Asphyxia Soft lavender with blue shift
  • UV-B Vibrant blue with violet shift
  • Radium Metallic peacock blue
  • Frostbite Deep metallic blue
  • Plague Deep purple with red micro-glitter
  • Mildew Mossy green shimmer with gold shift
  • Roach Warm red-brown with red-gold shift
  • Smog Deep copper bronze
  • Bruise Sheer brick red with green iridescent shift
  • Uzi Metallic gunmetal with iridescent micro-shimmer
  • Oil Slick Metallic black with multicolored micro-glitter

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Sephora End of Summer 2016 Sale | Highlights

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Sephora has just updated their sale selection with additional items! I’ve included general sale highlights below, but these are some of my very top picks: Urban Decay Urban Spectrum Palette (now $29, was $55; review here), Urban Decay Anti-Aging Primer Potion (jumbo size for $10, regularly $24), Tarte Maracuja Oil (jumbo size for $48, regularly $75), and Make Up For Ever’s Artistic Artist Palette (now $34, was $42; review here).

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IT Cosmetics Velvet Luxe Brushes (304, 307, 314, 320, 322) Reviews & Photos

IT Cosmetics No. 304 Velvet Luxe Plush Foundation Brush

IT Cosmetics No. 304 Velvet Luxe Plush Foundation Brush ($38.00) is designed as a “flat but wide” brush for cream and liquid foundation application. It’s a medium-sized, dense, dome-shaped foundation brush made out of synthetic fibers. The brush head measured 33.5mm in width, 32.0mm in length, and 17.4mm in thickness with a handle length of 7.2 inches / 18.3 centimeters. IT’s Velvet Luxe range uses incredibly soft synthetic hairs that are as soft as high-end goat hair used by brands like Chikuhodo, Hakuhodo, etc. I liked this best with liquid, medium coverage or greater foundations with satin to luminous finishes, and it will fit in best with someone who tends to apply their foundation in patting and smooth downward (or upward) strokes rather than in circular, buffing motions.
The curved edge fits in well when maneuvering around the nose, underneath the eye, and around the mouth. Personally, I still preferred the No. 302 for liquid foundation.

The brush felt soft in all directions, and it felt like it was moving across the skin as a single entity, so I did not feel the individual bristles when I was using it. It is fairly dense, though the last fourth of the brush, toward the edge, is more tapered and is less dense compared to the base of the brush head, which allows for better diffusing and spreading of liquid/cream products across the skin. It left a streak-free finish behind, so long as it was cleaned every other application; otherwise, the bristles would stick together and start to leave visible streaks behind (true with most brushes, though, when used with heavier liquids and creams!). I had no issues cleaning the brush, and it dried in a reasonable length of time (within half a day). The brush can also work for applying liquid and cream blush/bronzer if you have a larger surface area, but I’d recommend using a bit less than you think you’ll need, as the greater density means it can apply heavier coverage more quickly.

IT Cosmetics No. 307 Velvet Luxe LBD Powder Brush ($48.00) is supposed to be used for all-over powder application. It’s a synthetic, large powder brush that flares out moderately from the base and has a rounded edge that flattens out to a more buffing brush-like edge. It’s like a powder and buffer brush married together, as it is very dense–denser than most of the powder brushes I have. The brush head measured 47.6mm in width, 40.0mm in length, and 47.6mm in thickness with a handle length of 7.7 inches / 19.5 centimeters. For applying something like setting powder all-over, it had a tendency to over-apply, as it was so dense. It also worked well for applying pressed powder foundations if medium or greater coverage was desired.

This is one of my favorite IT brushes I’ve tried, but I tend to use it primarily for buffing powder into the skin, so I might use it when I’m doing a heavier layer of setting powder (often when I’ve used a dewier base), to apply finishing powder all-over, or to lightly buff everything together at the end (with no product on it). As much as I love the feel of buffer brushes, I love when I find long-handled brushes that work similarly as I prefer the longer handle. It is almost impossibly soft; it is as soft as blue squirrel hair brushes (which are the softest that I’ve felt). When the brush skims across the face, it feels like fluid movement; none of the individual bristles are felt against the skin, and I could use it in any direction or motion. The brush isn’t as balanced as others in the line, as there is a bit more weight sitting in the ferrule and brush head, but the curvature of the handle (designed to be ergonomic, and there’s a natural tendency to hold the line like a writing instrument) seems to combat some of the downward pull from the extra weight on one end.

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IT Cosmetics   No. 304 Velvet Luxe Plush Foundation Brush
A
Product
14
Fitness
14
Durability
5
Construction
5
Total
95%
IT Cosmetics   No. 307 Velvet Luxe LBD Powder Brush
B
Product
13
Fitness
11
Durability
5
Construction
4.5
Total
84%
IT Cosmetics   No. 314 Velvet Luxe Smooth Concealer Brush
C
Product
11
Fitness
9
Durability
5
Construction
4
Total
73%
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