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Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat Gallery Blush Palette

01/04

Urban Decay Gallery Jean-Michel Basquiat Blush Palette

Urban Decay Gallery Jean-Michel Basquiat Blush Palette

Urban Decay Gallery Jean-Michel Basquiat Blush Palette

Urban Decay Gallery Jean-Michel Basquiat Blush Palette

Gallery

Urban Decay Gallery Blush Palette ($34.00 for 0.60 oz.) includes two blushes, a bronzer, and highlighter. One of the blushes (X-Rated) is available in the permanent range, but the other three are new (and exclusive to the palette). All four shades were consistent in texture and overall quality of the brand’s Afterglow formula, though the X-Rated in this palette seemed richer and brighter compared to my single, so there was a bit of color discrepancy there. The Afterglow formulas are supposed to be sheer, and none of the four shades in this palette were sheer, which was the big “downside” to the palette–but if you like your products more pigmented, then you’ll probably enjoy the performance of the shades.

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Blush Palette Gallery
Gallery
Gallery
9
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat Tenant Eyeshadow Palette

01/09

Urban Decay Tenant Jean-Michel Basquiat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Tenant Jean-Michel Basquiat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Tenant Jean-Michel Basquiat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Tenant Jean-Michel Basquiat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Tenant Jean-Michel Basquiat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Tenant Jean-Michel Basquiat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Tenant Jean-Michel Basquiat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Tenant Palette | Look Details

Urban Decay Tenant Palette | Look Details

Tenant

Urban Decay Tenant Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00 for 0.32 oz.) includes eight eyeshadows (0.04 oz. each) in various colorful hues. This is the type of palette that I think works best as a complementary palette to other eyeshadows one already owns, though there are looks that can be created solely with the shades in the palette–I just think it’ll be easier to incorporate some of the pops of color from this palette with transition shades and the like from your stash. There was one eyeshadow (Neo) which was a miss for me, but the other shades were fairly good. If you normally use an eyeshadow primer, I think this palette (with the exception of Neo) would work quite well.

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Eyeshadow Palette Tenant
Tenant
Tenant
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

Editor’s Note: While Basquiat’s state approached Urban Decay to create the collection, the collection is not without concerns from those who have been drawn in and inspired by Basquiat’s work. Some of the artist’s supporters have expressed concern over the commercialization of the artist’s work (generally) and the lack of a model of color in the collection’s campaign, both said to be inconsistent with some of the themes shown throughout Basquiat’s body of work. A third issue raised is with respect to Urban Decay’s usage of drug-related names (like Junkie, Druggie, Bump, etc.) when Basquiat died of a heroin overdose at 27 years old and how those two can be reconciled. Others who enjoy Basquiat’s work are excited for the collaboration and the acknowledgment of the artist’s influence, along with the possibility of making his work more widely known. As always, we invite thoughtful and critical discussion and debate but ask everyone to be respectful.

MAC Lust, Spice, Beaux, Oh Baby Lipglasses

01/06

MAC Lust Lipglass

MAC Lust Lipglass

MAC Lust Lipglass

MAC Lust Lipglass

MAC Lust Lipglass

MAC Lust Lipglass

Lust

MAC Lust Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark coral with warm, brown undertones and a cream finish. I almost wanted to describe it as a peachy brown, but there was a rosiness to it the color that it truer to a coral to my eye. It had nearly opaque pigmentation, and it applied fairly evenly, though there was a bit of color that had pulled into my lip lines. The consistency was smooth, light-to-medium in weight, and noticeably tacky, though it did not feel overly thick or goopy to me. This shade wore well for four and a half hours and was moisturizing over time.

The Lipglass formula is supposed to be “pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic color” that can be worn “on its own, over lip pencil or lipstick” and will “condition lips.” MAC could use an update on the description as some shades are more pigmented than others but several are sheerer and likely intended to be that way. The formula has a very glossy, high-shine finish with a light-medium weight and moderate tackiness. I find that newer Lipglasses (over the last couple of years) are smoother and not quite as tacky as the formula was many years ago. They wear from three to six hours on me and are usually lightly hydrating. MAC recently updated the shade range and packaging for the range (though the formula was said to be unchanged), so worth noting is that with that packaging change came a reduction in quantity to 0.10 fl. oz. (was 0.17 fl. oz.), which may matter for some but not everyone.

MAC Lipglass Lust
Lust
Lust
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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Week in Review | April 22nd through April 28th

Happy Saturday! I always enjoy seeing what makes up the week’s top ten highest-reviewed products, so I hope you find it somewhat interesting as well! 🙂  

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Week in Review

Here’s a look at the top 10 products reviewed in the last week, plus a summary of how many products and brands were reviewed and a break out of ratings! 🙂 What’s been in your rotation the most this week? What caught your eye?

01

Tarte 5 O'Clock

PPermanent. $21.00/0.12 oz.

Tarte 5 O'Clock Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

02. Estee Lauder Saffron Sun

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Saffron Sun Bronzer ($65.00 for 0.42 oz.) is light-medium, golden brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A

04. Becca Ipanema Sun

Becca Ipanema Sun Sunlit Bronzer ($38.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a natural sheen. Read full review.

A

05. Tarte Siesta

A

05. Tarte Siesta

Tarte Siesta Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium plummy brown with warmer undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

06. Kat Von D Lovecraft

Kat Von D Lovecraft Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy mauve with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A

07. Givenchy Coral Gypsophila

Givenchy Coral Gypsophila Le Rouge ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark coral-orange with warm undertones and a shiny, cream finish. Read full review.

A

08. Becca Maui Nights

Becca Maui Nights Sunlit Bronzer ($38.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium-dark, coppery red with warm undertones and a soft sheen. Read full review.

A

09. Tarte Beach Babe

Tarte Beach Babe Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a slightly muted, light-medium peachy-pink with warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

10. MAC Spite

A

10. MAC Spite

MAC Spite Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium taupe brown with rosy undertones and fine pearl. Read full review.

A

Breakdown |
Apr 22, 2017 — Apr 28, 2017

86%

Average Score
A
24
B
38
C
6
D
4
F
2

Total Reviews (74) — Brands Reviewed (13)

Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils

01/05

Urban Decay Post Punk 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)

Urban Decay Post Punk 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)

Urban Decay Post Punk 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)

Urban Decay Tenant Palette | Look Details

Urban Decay Tenant Palette | Look Details

Post Punk

Urban Decay Post Punk 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a bright, light-medium chartreuse green with strong, yellow undertones. It leaned yellower rather than greener, but the green tinge was noticeable. I felt like it could look yellower or greener depending on what else was paired with it. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, but the texture was slightly more emollient compared to the other two shades in the launch, which I felt made it apply a little unevenly so I had to go over the line at least twice to get even coverage. It wore well for six hours on my waterline and eight hours on my lower lash line (the brand doesn’t comment on these for the waterline, so the rating for longevity is only based on the lower lash line wear time).

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner) Post Punk
Post Punk
Post Punk
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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