Urban Decay Holiday 2016 Launches

Urban Decay Holiday 2016 Launches
Urban Decay Holiday 2016 Launches


Here’s a look at Urban Decay’s upcoming holiday launches!

Availability

September 2016

Sephora Ulta Macy's Urban Decay Urban Decay Canada

The Details

Naked Illuminating Trio | $36.00 | Limited Edition

Want that gorgeous just-got-Naked glow all over (even when you haven’t actually done the deed)? Urban Decay introduces Naked Illuminated Trio. This limited-edition set contains three NEW shades of our coveted Shimmering Powder for Face and Body. If you’ve tried Naked Illuminated before, you already know it contains a sophisticated, microfine Naked shimmer. Still a virgin? You really have to see this lightweight, baked powder to appreciate how insanely beautiful it is! Like the perfect quickie, Naked Illuminated gives you a sexy, just-finished flush that will have people asking what (or whom) you’ve been doing. Each shade contains light-reflecting particles that give skin a luminous look. Simply dust on this smooth, silky powder wherever you want to create an instant glow—for a radiant Naked look from head to toe.

  • Pyrite Gold-champagne
  • Oasis Marbled frosted taupe
  • Twilight Iridescent pink

XX Vintage Vice Lipstick | $17.00 | Limited Edition

Can you believe it’s been 20 years since we launched our first collection? (We know, we’re totally aging ourselves right now.) To mark this huge milestone, we’re bringing back old-school shades you thought you’d never see again. Urban Decay introduces Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection—featuring nine shades from our original lip lineup, all in our creamy, addictive Vice formula. The perfect mix of vintage UD and modern luxury, these shades haven’t been available in years! Get your hands on cult favorites like UV-B (a shifty blue that Wende wore all the time in the ‘90s) and Pallor (a modern, frosty lavender gray that’s extremely flattering). And let’s not forget our most-requested vintage shade, Bruise, a deep wine red with a green shift.

  • Oil Slick Sheer black with silver micro-glitter (Sheer)
  • Frostbite Frosted deep blue with multicolored micro-glitter (Cream)
  • Smog Deep coppery bronze (Cream)
  • UV-B Vibrant blue with purple shift (Cream)
  • Pallor Frosted lavender with gray shift (Cream)
  • Plague Bright purple with pink undertone (Cream)
  • Bruise Sheer deep burgundy red with green shift (Sheer)
  • Roach Deep burgundy-brown (Cream)
  • Asphyxia Soft lavender with blue micro-glitter (Cream)

Black Mail Vice Lipstick Palette | $35.00 | Limited Edition, Ulta/Macy's

When it comes to our creamy, addictive Vice Lipstick, too much is never enough. Urban Decay introduces Vice Lipstick Palette, available in two unique color ways. Indulge your vice with multiple finishes and a DOZEN shades from our massive collection—from neutral to bright, dark to light. Every shade applies smoothly (without dragging or skipping), hugs lips, and feels amazing. Wende got tired of lugging around a heavy bag loaded with all her favorite lipsticks. She took a poll at UDHQ to find out how many shades her employees had in their makeup bags, and some had as many as nine! Ever the problem solver, she created our Vice Lipstick Palettes. Ideal for travel (and loaded with a retractable lip brush), both of these super-sleek palettes were made for experimentation. Been toying with trying a new shade but weren’t ready to commit? With our Vice Lipstick Palettes, now you’ve got no excuse. Keep your options open without having to weigh down your makeup bag. Use the included brush to layer or mix shades; it’s ideal for contouring and creating added depth and dimension.

  • Sheer Shame Berry (Sheer)
  • Firebird Deep fuchsia (Cream)
  • Big Bang Bright pink sparkle (Metallized)
  • Disobedient Medium pink (Cream)
  • EZ Bright red-orange (Cream)
  • 714 Bright red (Mega Matte)
  • Vanished Pale neutral nude (Sheer)
  • 1993 Medium brown (Comfort Matte)
  • Ex-Girlfriend Nude-rose with pink shimmer (Sheer Shimmer)
  • Amulet Metallic brick rose (Metallized)
  • Conspiracy Plum-bronze shimmer (Metallized)
  • Blackmail Deep berry wine (Comfort Matte)

Junkie Vice Lipstick Palette | $35.00 | Limited Edition, Sephora

When it comes to our creamy, addictive Vice Lipstick, too much is never enough. Urban Decay introduces Vice Lipstick Palette, available in two unique color ways. Indulge your vice with multiple finishes and a DOZEN shades from our massive collection—from neutral to bright, dark to light. Every shade applies smoothly (without dragging or skipping), hugs lips, and feels amazing. Wende got tired of lugging around a heavy bag loaded with all her favorite lipsticks. She took a poll at UDHQ to find out how many shades her employees had in their makeup bags, and some had as many as nine! Ever the problem solver, she created our Vice Lipstick Palettes. Ideal for travel (and loaded with a retractable lip brush), both of these super-sleek palettes were made for experimentation. Been toying with trying a new shade but weren’t ready to commit? With our Vice Lipstick Palettes, now you’ve got no excuse. Keep your options open without having to weigh down your makeup bag. Use the included brush to layer or mix shades; it’s ideal for contouring and creating added depth and dimension.

  • Disturbed Deep brick red (Comfort Matte)
  • 714 Bright red (Mega Matte)
  • Carnal Medium warn nude (Comfort Matte)
  • Safe Word Neutral nude-pink (Comfort Matte)
  • Studded Metallic gray-brown (Metallized)
  • Whip Soft pink with gold iridescent shimmer (Sheer Shimmer)
  • Wrath Metallic red (Metallized)
  • Big Bang Bright pink sparkle (Metallized)
  • Firebird Deep fuchsia (Cream)
  • Vanity Kills Lavender (Mega Matte)
  • Speedball Deep vibrant purple (Cream)
  • Junkie Metallic green shimmer with gold micro-sparkle

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Thanks to Zoe for today's question!

What’s the best way to travel with makeup?

For palettes and anything similar that is breakable, I like to wrap in clothes, like pajamas (in case everything shatters, I wouldn’t be devastated if my pajamas were stained). I usually carry-on, but if I checked my luggage, I’d also put in a slim foam layer underneath the lids of plastic and metal compacts, especially freestyle palettes. Everything else is rather sturdy!
-- Christine

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Blush Palettes

I think anything over three or four shades starts to be hard to use evenly. The larger the palette, the more variations in color/undertone there might be, and not everyone wants to use every color for blush. They can also get quite large! I prefer trios that are smaller than full-sized but have pans large enough that can be used with most blush/highlighter brushes.

-- Christine

Too Faced x NikkieTutorials The Power of Makeup Palette

Too Faced x NikkieTutorials The Power of Makeup Palette

Too Faced x NikkieTutorials The Power of Makeup Palette ($56.00 for ) contains a slew of products for the eyes and cheeks. It’s a decent palette, but the eyeshadows have room for improvement, as they are not consistent. They also need to be applied over a primer in order to have decent or better pigmentation, to last at least eight hours, and for blending as some of the shades are drier and tended to sheer out when applied. Without primer, they have a more faded appearance and most of the shades lasted six to seven hours. I think the brand should have included their Glitter Insurance, instead of their standard Eyeshadow Primer (but worth reiterating is that Too Faced touts their eyeshadows as highly pigmented and long-wearing as a formula), because three of the eyeshadows, plus the glitter, absolutely need an adhesive base or else it is a one-way ticket to Fallout City.

As a lot of readers have noted in the initial launch post, the palette looks a lot like every other holiday palette Too Faced has released. I struggled a bit myself trying to pair the shades together, as it didn’t feel as cohesive as you might have expected, and the drier, more crumbly textures of the metallic shades didn’t blend well with the thinner matte shades. The two blushes and bronzers are permanent shades, though Justify My Love is a much darker, brighter, and cooler-toned shade in the palette than my single (by a lot). The highlighter, Champagne Truffle, is actually an eyeshadow from another palette, so you might have that already in your stash.

Ivy is a pale, muted white with a matte finish. It had a very smooth, finely-milled consistency with some excess powder that would kick up in the pan. It is chalky against my skin tone, for reference, and I tried to mix it with Painkiller to make it a workable brow bone highlight on my skin tone. On fairer skin tones, it should work better. It lasted six hours on me before disappearing. LORAC White (P, $19.00)(100% similar). Sephora Swan Song (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Coconut Cream (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #1 (P) is more muted (95% similar). Sephora Starlight (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Three's a Party #1 (LE, $2.29) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Extra Creamy (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Gesso (P, $16.00) is brighter (95% similar). Smashbox Snow (LE) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek White Lies (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Linen (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced White Christmas (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Ivoire (P) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Liberatus (P) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sugar Coated is a light pink with warmer undertones paired with a frosted finish and silver sparkle. It had good pigmentation, though the texture was drier and tended to sheer out on its own. The glittery bits blended away from the base color, so this shade would need an adhesive base to perform well. The color lasted seven hours before creasing and had fallout. MAC Pink Freeze (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Pink Frosting (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Garden Pastels #3 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Shiseido Mist (WT 901) (P, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Pink Pearl (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Ex-boyfriend (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Whimsical (P, $9.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Rose Garden #3 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Violet Storm #2 (LE) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Harpooned Heart (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Delightful (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I902 Quartz (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Fresh & Mint #2 (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Maribu (LE, $32.50) is darker (90% similar). MAC Violet Blend #1 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Diamond Pink (LE, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Signe Particulier #1 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Milani Bella Pink (13) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Coquet (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Too Faced NikkieTutorials Palette The Power of Makeup
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
80%
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NARS Stripped, Unlaced, Playpen Velvet Lip Glides

NARS Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Stripped Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a light-medium beige with a hint of pink paired with a cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, and while it didn’t appear streaky, the color settled into lip lines noticeably. This was one of the worst performers in the range as a result, even though it felt comfortable to wear over the three and a half hours it lasted. Chanel Insouciance (P, $32.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Art of Seduction (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Liquid Passion (LE, $15.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Unlaced Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a soft, light-medium pink with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied without streaking, but some of the color gathered into lip lines. The texture was smooth, lightweight, and non-sticky. The color lasted for three hours on me, but there was more color visible in my lip lines at that point as well. Maybelline Life's a Peach (P, $4.49) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Summer Sweetheart (LE, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Odalisque (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Dress the Part (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Hella (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Pink-a-boo (P, $4.49) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Flair for Finery (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Embraceable Me (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Rose Reve (189) (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Buxom Creamsicle (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Turkish Delight (P, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). Buxom White Russian (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Boy Bait (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Sandy Sensation (115) (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Ideale (22) (LE, $34.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Playpen Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that covered evenly and spread easily across the lips. The formula was hydrating, comfortable on the lips, and lasted for four hours on me. There was a slight amount of visible color in lip lines, but it wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance. Maybelline Pearlescent Peach (520) (P, $8.99) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Snitch (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Nebulous (LE, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Stella (P, $26.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Candy Coral (P) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Maui (P) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Dior Rieuse (373) (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a hybrid between lipstick and lipgloss that is hydrating, richly pigmented, and comfortable to wear. They have stronger color payoff, a non-tacky consistency, and a smoothness to their consistency that is a lot like a good lipstick, while they have a plusher, thicker texture that gives lips a plumper, fuller look along with a glossy sheen that is more like a gloss. The wear varied between three and five hours for me, which is more like a gloss than a lipstick. They develop a more “velvety” finish, which is code for “less shine” after two to three hours, and at that point, they tend to look more like a natural finish lipstick than a gloss. Some of the lighter shades settled into lip lines, but it varied from shade to shade. Overall, the formula was lightly to moderately hydrating and comfortable to wear. I would classify the formula more as a pigmented gloss than a glossy lipstick, if I had to put it firmly in one box. The formula has a vanilla scent but had no discernible taste to me.

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