Sunday, November 17th, 2013

I’m a long-time fan of Urban Decay, and so I’m sure none of these will come as a surprise from me!

  1. Eyeshadow — soft, buttery, pigmented, and silky-smooth–that’s the formula overall! The only ones I’m not keen on are the ones with micro-glitter.
  2. 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil — one of the most comfortable lip liners on the market and has a large shade range
  3. Revolution Lipstick — richly pigmented, hydrating, comfortable to wear lip color
  4. 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils — a favorite for years, I love the variety, consistency, and long-wear–now if only they’d bring back Honey
  5. Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color — rich, decadent lip color with a glossy finish; Scandal is a must-have

What are your favorite Urban Decay products?

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81 thoughts on “5 Must-Have Urban Decay Products

  1. queenofhearts

    Definitely been a fan of their eyeshadows and 24/7 eyeliner pencils for years now. It’s what got me hooked on them initially.

  2. Angelina

    I trust Urban Decay’s products to be high quality, especially the eye makeup. My absolute favorite eye shadow color is AC/DC. I love their eye liners and I stocked up on the color “Lucky” since it wasn’t included in the new line. I’m a big fan of their lip pencils, as well. I really like the Naked foundation, but I’m not committed to it like I am the UD eye shadows.
    Thank you for your thorough, relevant reviews! I visit your blog daily and I always search your site for reviews of products I’m considering.

    • It’s soo crazy to me that shades like Lucky and Honey weren’t popular enough to be kept – total go-tos for me!

      Thank you so much, Angelina! xo

      • …and I’m surprised that the availability of Snare eye shadow hasn’t been extended. It’s basically not available in Canada at all since it is only at Sephoras inside JC Penney or on order from UD (and I’m pretty sure they don’t deliver to Canada). It is such a phenomenal shade and hardly anyone seems to have it.

  3. I agree with you honey is a gorgeous shade, too bad the stopped it,

  4. These are all great choices! My top pick would be the their 24/7 liner in Mushroom. I am so happy it’s permanent now!

  5. Jen

    Can’t go wrong with UD! Have been smitten with them since I bought my first Face Case 13 years ago :) Super Saturated Gloss in Punch Drunk is one of my faves! Will have to check out Scandal too.

  6. The 24/7 liner is definitely my favorite. It goes on so smooth and lasts a very long time.

  7. Urban decay Satin eyeshadows are really great, I bought the glinda palette and it will certainly not be my last purchase from them. For a long time Urban Decay was not available in Canada and I was getting my eyeshadows from MUFE mostly
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  8. Lisa C.

    I love the Naked Skin foundation and use the Naked Basics palette every weekday (I work in an office). Unfortunately the pencil liners don’t last all day on me, but the color selection is phenomenal. As the first shadow primer I ever purchased, the original primer potion was life-changing!

  9. I’ve been a fan of UD since my mom got me a few eyeshadows in 1997!

  10. Already told you on Facebook, but my fave products are the UD revolution lipsticks! Also like the super saturated high gloss lip pencil, have it in Theodora… I really drool over Scandal! Shame they won’t sell it on its own. Btw, you look really good wearing scandal. :)

  11. Tina

    I think I, personally, would replace the saturated color with the Eden primer. I’m surprised you didn’t mention that, Christine.

  12. On my oily eyes, UD’s glide on eyeliner pencils just smear like nobody’s business. I bought them because I loved the colours, but on me, they just create a god-awful mess.

  13. stacey

    I bought UD initally for the flecks of glitter. Yes, I know glitter is not everyone’s favorite, but I love glitter thought I use it sparingly with other shadows. Before UD eliminated the glitter shadows, I bought extra on those shades. Glad to see Urban Decay’s quality have hold up to and improved over the years. When it first came out, I wouldnt even take a double look at the eyeshadows. Being the named brand makeup person that I am, I think UD shadows and liners stand far ahead those traditional brands. But now, I’m hooked on the Japanese brands.

    • Nothing wrong with glitter, Stacey! I don’t like the fall out, but I love the effect, so it’s a give and take relationship with most formulas! Like Maui Wowie is still a personal fave, even though it does have glitter!

  14. grlnxdor

    I pretty much only use Stash, Whiskey and Rockstar in the 24/7 eyeliners daily. My daughter gave me her “stubs” and now I’m hooked. I also love the Revolution Lipstick in Naked. I need more of these! They are sooo moisturising and long lasting!

  15. Katie

    I love their eyeshadow palettes, super saturated high gloss lip color, setting sprays and naked skin foundation. I also couldn’t live without the deslick pressed powder compact, it’s amazing!

  16. Cat

    Yes, if only they would bring back Honey! Seriously, there is NOTHING out there like Honey! Thee should be a petition or something! That and Bare Minerals 5AM to be sold permanently. I’d be so happy!

  17. Cat

    Oh and to answer the question, I think my favorite UD product are the eyeshadows (though I use at least 5 of their products regularly). I guess it’s not talked about much, but I love Laced! One of my favorite matte eyeshadows! Other favorites include Free Love, Half Baked , Sin and Toasted.

  18. Two years ago I was walking around confused in an Ulta store, and the Naked palette caught my eye. I purchased it not knowing the consequences. Hundreds of dollars later, and after admitting to now being a makeup addict, I look better and feel better about myself.
    -I can’t understand how I ever lived without their eyeshadow primer!
    -I have started to branch out to MUFE, MAC and NYX, but I cant help comparing all eyeshadows and eyeliners to Urban Decay. I even love the ones with micro glitter!
    -I absolutely love the De-Slick setting spray as it stops my face from looking like a swimming pool.
    -My coworker always laughs at me for doing a happy dance when I put on some Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in the shade Naked. PERFECT color for work.
    -Yesterday I bought a Revolution Lipstick in the shade Venom – holy cow! – its everything I’ve wanted in a lipstick 😀

    • LO at — “I purchased it not knowing the consequences.”

      It’s funny – you are going from UD’s formula to MUFE/MAC/NYX, which all have a “harder” texture. Like MAC Veluxe Pearls is the closest to UD’s formula in general, whereas MUFE’s formula is harder in a sense… not as buttery/cream/dense.

      • Yes, MUFE’s eyeshadows are a bit harder, but I HAD to get the #92 Eyeshadow. I couldn’t find anything like it from UD (at least not in a matte finish) and I already have a ton of sparkly/shimmery purples from UD.
        The color Strip in BOS IV redux has to be the smoothiest, creamiest, most buttery eyeshadow ever made by UD that I own.

  19. My UD must haves are the Naked 1&2 palettes, Naked Basics palette, Revolution lipsticks, and 24/7 eyeliners. Urban Decay is my all time favorite brand and I’m sure the Naked 3 palette will be one of my must haves too!

  20. I think I’ve used every product from Urban Decay except the lip liners. I need to fix that ASAP.

  21. My favourites have to be UD’s eye shadows – such amazing colours and textures. But I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that UD Primer Potion changed my eye makeup wearing enjoyment 1000-fold when I first got it a decade or more ago. It was the first eye shadow primer I ever tried and I think it was one of the first available and it made such a huge difference in how often I would wear eye shadow because of the lasting power/crease prevention it gives. And I also really love All Nighter Setting Spray. I used to really like the 24/7 shadow liners but other companies have since released much better, more easily blendable long lasting pencil shadows, so UD’s have really fallen by the wayside for me.

  22. I remember when Urban Decay first came out (haha, totally dating myself), and it caused such an uproar – “What, they have colors named Smog and Roach?? Omg!” (Ok, we didn’t say “omg” back then, but you get my point :-) ) So UD holds a special place in my heart because I remember being intrigued by its alternativeness (how very 90’s :-)

    My favorite UD products are the eyeshadows; I think the colors are really interesting and beautiful. I also like the cream-to-powder foundation. I’m such a sucker for anything cream-to-powder.

  23. xamyx

    The only “must-haves” for me are eyeshadows & UDPP. However, if I didn’t use the shadows, I don’t know if I’d use the primer (UDPP just seems to “play” well with UD shadows, and not so much with other brands, at least for me). I also love the 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner for the formula, but I’m not a huge fan of the applicator, so I’m not sure if it’s a “must-have” (although if I needed a WP liner on a regular basis, I’d definitely put up with the brush-this stuff just doesn’t budge!).

    The eye pencils just don’t work for me, although the selection is phenomenal, and I’m tempted every time I walk into Sephora.

    I don’t think I’ve tried anything else, as none of the lip shades strike me as anything exciting that I can’t find for less, and I’m not picky about formula. I do miss the Pocket Rocket, actually, which I have in Kirk (I believe), and it is HG nude.

  24. Sarah

    I love Urban Decay! I have all of their eyeliners in their permanent line, a couple of their eyeshadow palettes including the two Vice palettes and I love the foundation. Out of all the eyeliners Lucky is definitely my favourite shade but I only discovered it once it was discontinued and now i only have one that is becoming shorter at an alarming rate

  25. I love their 24/7 liners, their shadows, the All Nighter Setting Spray, my Naked 2 palette, well, I love almost all of their products.

  26. Katherine

    Thanks for your awesome post on UD Christine! I fell in love with UD back in December 2010 when I received their Naked palette for Christmas! Now I am a UD junkie! Lol I love their eyeshadows, some of my staples include Sidecar, Darkhorse, Flash and Last Call. I also love their 24-7 eyeliners and shadow pencils! Fav eyeliner is perversion and fav shadow pencil is Delinquent. They both really bring out my brown eyes. And I have to say my fav lipstick is the Revolution shade Obsessed! Such a pretty pink that I have been wearing on a daily basis lol. I also have to say I wear glasses and UD makeup makes me feel so good about myself and I receive so many compliments on their funky colours! Now if only Omen could be purchased in Canada then I would be in UD heaven! Lol I hit the pan months ago and can’t buy it :(

  27. Gisele

    24/7 liquid eyeliner in Smog! I loooove it! It’s natural and modern art the same time, and lasts all they long! 😀
    I can’t use 24/7 eyeliner pencils. I don’t know why, but they cause me a huge irritation. So sad, cause I love them. :(

  28. Jenny

    I really like the range of colors on their liners but even with primer they smudge on me. Any tips for how to prevent them from smudging? I usually see it smudge on my crease.

  29. Alice

    For me, UDPP(Urban Decay Primer Potion) is the must-have product. I really love how the primer helps eyeshadow to appear better and last longer.

  30. I’ve tried everything but the lip pencils and super saturated lippies but I’ve been meaning to for a while. I love Urban Decay products and after recently trying the Anarchy Revolution lipstick I’m anxious to get my hands on more UD lippies!

  31. Michelle

    Ever since UD reformulated their eyeshadows, they are awful on me. Patchy, poor pigmentation, completely blends away, and fades. No amount of various primers will help this. Such a shame, I bought Naked1 when it first came out and it continues to be my favorite in my collection. Naked2 barely gets touched, and I’ll be returning Vice2.

    I don’t hear these complaints at all from others. I can’t be the only one who doesn’t like the newer formula!

    That being said, the 24/7 eyeliners continue to be my favorite.

  32. LMM

    I adore the Naked Skin foundation. I also love their primers, both the complexion and anti-aging eye versions.

    I think they outdid themselves with the Revolution lipsticks; I wear Manic all the time now and it will be a permanent fixture in my makeup bag, though I also love Naked for her I wear lots of eye makeup or just want natural lips, and Shame for a vampy lip.

    I have worn their eye shadows and liners for years and probably always will, since they last on my oily eyes. Sin eyeshadow and the Naked 2 palette are good on me, and Zero and Demolition liners are constants.

    And finally I wish the Afterglow blush wasn’t discontinued and wish it would return. Maybe next year?

    • I wish Naked foundation did more for me! Everyone loves it!

      I agree that I’d LOVE to see blush from UD. Honestly, I’d like it to be a lot like their eyeshadow formula in terms of texture!

  33. This is such a great and helpful compilation to UD virgins!

  34. Lizzi

    Urban Decay was my first brand I started using outside of drugstore stuff. I started halfway though high school. It’s been a long and fulfilling relationship ever since. I do miss honey. I still have one but it down to just that, can’t even find it on ebay. My makeup stash is stuffed with UD.

  35. I agree with you on the eyeshadows! Overall, such a wonderful range of shades and textures with beautiful wear. I’ve learned to pass on any of the shades with micro-glitter though. I haven’t been able to find any product or technique that prevents the glitter from migrating to my cheeks, my forehead… and anywhere else EXCEPT my eyes.

    The eyeliners are great too, and I’m loving the new Ocho Loco set that I got during VIB. Can’t wait to dive into Urban Decay’s lip collection one of these days. I haven’t ventured past their eye products!

  36. valkyriekee

    I no longer desire Urban Decay cosmetics. I do not believe that the felt mouthing has done anything but skin some rabbits so to speak. What is done is done. I desire to be part of a solution not a further degeneration of our society via complacency.
    Favorite cosmetics now, are Trish McEvoy mascara, Cargo foundation, Pur Minerals blush, Eco Bella lipstick/gloss, and Illamasqua eyeliner !
    I really believe that a new classification needs to be shown now on all of the rabbit sites to show which companies DID not put their foot in the fire!

    • Did I miss something?
      I hope I’m not stirring the pot, just want some clarification if its a personal thing of Valkyriekee or if the UD company did or did not do something.

  37. Dua

    I dying to try the Revolution Lipsticks .. they looked so good I’m planning on getting 12 shades!!!