Urban Decay Urban Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Urban Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Urban Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette ($55.00 for 0.75 oz.) includes fifteen, full-sized eyeshadows (0.05 oz. each); five new shades, four permanent shades, and six shades from other palettes. I really liked the palette, and I think that the majority of the shades applied well over bare skin and lasted for seven to eight hours before creasing and/or fading. The pigmentation was typically good with soft, blendable textures that were easy to work with. This palette is all shimmer, though, so if you like satins and mattes to vary the finishes that you use, you’ll need to incorporate another palette. The three worst-performers were either more glittery or firmer/sheerer. It is exclusively available at urbandecay.com on October 20th and is limited edition.

Protest is described as a “golden forest green shimmer.” It’s a medium-dark, olive green with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that applied well to the skin and lasted for eight hours. Anastasia Emerald (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Inglot #418 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #3 (P) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Malachite (Left) (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC Humid (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Vortex (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Greensmoke (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sephora Collection Hidden Treasure (114) (LE, $13.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Milani Bella Khaki (17) (P, $4.49) is warmer (85% similar). L'Oreal Golden Emerald (P, $7.99) is darker (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Dusty Olive (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Bender (P, $18.00) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Anaconda (LE, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Fyrinnae Boot Season (P, $6.80) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Craft (LE) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). NARS Night Porter (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #1 (LE) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Junkie is described as a “teal green shimmer.” It’s a brightened, dark blue-leaning teal with a frosted finish. It had great pigmentation with a dense, buttery consistency that applied nicely and wore for eight hours. Urban Decay Arctic (LE, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Coconut (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sephora Collection Midnight Swim (16) (P, $13.00) is lighter (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #5 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME230 Peacock Blue (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Iconic Ottanio (P, $37.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Haight (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Deep End (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Deep End is described as a “bright teal shimmer.” It’s a brightened, medium bluish-teal with a frosted finish. The pigmentation was fantastic, while the texture was smooth, soft, and buttery. The eyeshadow lasted for eight hours on me before creasing. Disney by Sephora Caspian Sea (LE) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #5 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Open to Offers Olwen (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Ozma (LE)(95% similar). Gucci Beauty Iconic Ottanio (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I-20 (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Coconut (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Too Glam (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Fringe (P) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Sequin (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). theBalm #23 (P, $6.50) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Midnight Sea (Eye Color) (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Never Fade Jade (P, $6.99) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Fyrinnae Gender Bent (P, $6.80) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Junkie (LE, $18.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Urban Decay 15-Pan Eyeshadow Palette Urban Spectrum
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
87%
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Round-up: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks (Fall 2015 Edition) Overview & Thoughts

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
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Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) released several new (and permanent!) shades just in time for fall, and I’ve reviewed them all for you. Overall, it’s a pretty good batch; some of the darker, vampier shades weren’t great, but the formula is more forgiving and you can solve sheerer coverage by applying a second layer (without it causing application problems). Kat Von D’s formula remains my personal favorite when it comes to the liquid lipstick type of product, as it is the least drying, most comfortable to wear, and easiest to apply.

THE DETAILS

Average Editor’s Rating | A- (Read Reviews)

Average User Rating | 4.5 (Read Reviews)

Price | $20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.

Where to Buy | Sephora

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ColourPop Creeper & Ouiji Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Creeper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Creeper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “true classic blue red.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a smooth, matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a soft feel to the touch once dried down. It didn’t budge at all for eight hours, and it faded evenly overall. I found the formula a little drying after five hours of wear. MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Milani Romance (LE, $8.99) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Hellbent (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Charlotte (LE, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). NARS Dragon Girl (P, $25.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush (07) (P, $50.00) is glossier (90% similar). Anastasia American Doll (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Cruella (P, $25.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Rich Ruby (P, $7.99) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy (P, $30.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Ouiji Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright coral red.” It’s a bright, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had very nearly opaque color payoff with a consistency that ran a little thin and streaked just slightly–the vibrancy of the color made the streaks less apparent, but this is one to work quickly with. The color lasted for seven hours on me with light fading beginning from the center of the mouth. The formula felt lightly drying after five hours of wear. Bobbi Brown Watermelon (P, $26.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Burmese Kiss (LE, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #37 (P, $19.00) is glossier (90% similar). NARS Kelly (P, $32.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty So Sofia (236) (P, $30.00) is glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Bachelorette (P, $20.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). NARS Grace (P, $32.00) is glossier (85% similar). Kat Von D Beloved (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC La Vie En Rouge (LE, $17.00) is darker, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a long-wearing, pigmented lipstick that starts off glossy and dries down quickly to that super flat matte finish. They have minimal transfer with some of the lighter shades having almost none for the first few hours of wear, but any time you’ve had a meal, they lose that transfer-resistant quality to a noticeable degree. They tend to wear anywhere from six to ten hours with darker shades maintaining better color coverage and wear over a longer period of time. Some shades get a little drying about two-thirds to three-fourths through the wear, while a few shades have been fairly non-drying even many hours into wear. They fade away evenly with most color loss occurring from the center of the lips if eating a more oil-based meal but the majority of color survives a meal. Reapplication has been hit or miss and tends to depend on how well it wore away and how easily the shade applies normally, but reapplication tends to emphasize the lip’s natural texture significantly compared to initial application and gives lips a very wrinkled, dried-up look. I’ve layered gloss on top of some shades with moderate success, though it will obviously lose the matte finish and will transfer and I’ll get tiny flakes where the matte lip color has lifted by mixing with gloss but has been pretty minimal. The formula had no discernible taste or scent.

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Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Creeper
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
91%
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Ouiji
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
90%