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Urban Decay Omen Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Omen Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Omen Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Omen Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “metallic bright purple with blue shift.” It’s a cool-toned, blue-based violet purple with hints of fuchsia in its base. The finish has a high frost content and comes off a bit metallic. Tarte Touchdown in Londontown is a darker purple. MAC Stars ‘n Rockets is much more fuchsia. Inglot #441 is darker, purpler. It’s not similar to either Urban Decay Ecstasy (cooler-toned, no pink) or Fishnet (very fuchsia/pink, like MAC Stars ‘n Rockets).

Like Deep End, Omen was released in the 15th Anniversary Palette. When I first posted about the shades Urban Decay was adding to their permanent range, readers really seemed quite happy about Omen coming back, so I was eager to play around with it again.  I’m happy to report that it has a soft, buttery texture that applies smoothly and evenly.  The color payoff is good, and the pink base comes out more as you swatch and blend it out.  When I tested this on the lid, it wore well for eight hours without fading or creasing, and after nine hours there was a hint of fading along the outer edge.

Since a lot of you have been wearing Omen a lot, what are some of your favorite looks using it?

Urban Decay Omen Eyeshadow

A
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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NARS Gifting for Spring 2013 – And God Created the Woman Eye Kit and The Happening Palette


And God Created the Woman Eye Kit ($59.00) (Limited Edition)

NARS debuts a limited edition palette of six shimmering shadows for captivating, compelling eyes. Created exclusively for Sephora, this sleek set also includes a travel sized Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base and No 3 Eye Shader Brush. Named for “Et Dieu… créa la femme,” the classic 1956 French film that made Brigitte Bardot an overnight sensation, the six-well palette helps beauty lovers achieve the look of the season with a must-have neutral shade range based on Sephora’s top-selling browns and taupes.

  • Alhambra (right side) Metallic rose mist
  • Bellissima (right side) Matte grey brown
  • Kalahari (left side) Gold confection
  • Galapagos Bitter chocolate infused with gold
  • Coconut Grove Deep taupe brown infused with gold
  • Night Clubbing Black withg old pearl
  • Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base (travel-size)
  • No. 3 Eye Shader Brush

Availability: Now @ Sephora

The Happening Eye & Cheek Palette ($65.00) (Limited Edition)

For Spring 2013, NARS debuts a new limited edition palette, based on top-selling, universally flattering, must have shades of the season. Elevate any look with four evocative eyeshadows, paired with the brand’s iconic Orgasm Blush and Laguna Bronzer for cheeks – all in one sleek, go-anywhere compact.

  • Night Star Sheer peach with gold pearl
  • Gstaad Shimmering taupe (New/Limited Edition)
  • Kuala Lumpur (right side) Boysenberry infused with gold
  • Coconut Grove Deep taupe brown infused with gold
  • Orgasm Peachy pink with gold shimmer (Blush)
  • Laguna Diffused brown with golden shimmer (Bronzer)

Availability: Now @ Nordstrom, February 1st @ NARScosmetics.com

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New Product Alert! NARS 413 BLKR The Multiple


Introducing an exciting addition to the NARS 413 BLKR Collection: the Multiple – the iconic innovation for eyes, cheeks, and lips from NARS Founder and Creative Director Francois Nars.

A rich burgundy, the NARS 413 BLKR Multiple is the perfect multi-purpose beauty stick. Its unique creamy formula and sheer color blend effortlessly to create beautiful accents, contours, or dynamic highlights on all skin tones. Named for the brand’s first flagship address in New York City’s West Village neighborhood, the NARS 413 BLKR Collection was created especially for NARS boutiques. With a second flagship location recently opened in Los Angeles, NARS is pleased to feature the collection at both boutiques, as well as on narscosmetics.com.

The Multiple ($39.00)

  • 413 BLKR Rich burgundy (New and Permanent)

Availability: February 1st @ NARScosmetics.com and NARS flagship boutiques: 413 Bleecker St, New York, NY; tel: 646.459.2323, 8412 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA; tel: 310.623.1730

Urban Decay Faint Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Faint Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Faint Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Faint Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “warm, dusty brown matte.” It’s a medium-dark brown with subtle warm, tan undertones and a matte finish. bareMinerals Namaste is grayer. MAC Wedge is a bit warmer. theBalm Sultry is lighter.

It originally debuted in the Naked Basics Palette (so not that long ago), and if you fear running out of it or you loved it but not enough to pick up the palette, you can grab it as an individual color. Overall, Faint is a very versatile neutral, and it was definitely one of the best shades in the Basics palette, because it can work on a variety of skin tones.  I didn’t re-test this one, since it just came out two months ago, but when I originally tested it, the shade lasted for nine hours without fading or creasing (no primer).  The texture is soft, finely-milled, and had excellent color payoff–the individual pot did seem a smidgen powdery, though.  The blendability, however, is top notch, and I didn’t notice any fall out from the powderiness during application (I did try applying this pot of shadow, I just didn’t keep it on all day).

Urban Decay Faint Eyeshadow

A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

Giorgio Armani Pop Collection for Spring 2013


“This Spring I love the mix of vivid shades with nudes, women are traditionally drawn to color but afraid of it – this way they can play and customize to their own desires. At the Giorgio Armani S/S 13 show – I used the soft grey tone to create a muted graphic shape – then a thick liner was drawn with the Swimming Pool Turquoise blue, and then blended with the taupe – this gives a soft pop of glamorous, sensual color. Any woman can wear it.” — Linda Cantello, International Makeup Artist for Giorgio Armani Cosmetics

Face & Eye Bliss Palette ($88.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Coral Bliss Sheer Blush in Coral and for eyes; Opal, Shimmer Greige and Swimming Pool Turquoise shadows
  • Rose Bliss Sheer Blush in Rose and for the eyes; Iced Pearl, Flesh and Hibiscus shadows

Rouge d’Armani Sheer ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Beige Rose (101)
  • Beige (100)

Face Fabric ($49.00)

  • Pale Porcelain (0.5) (New)
  • Medium Nude (3.5) (New)
  • Medium Nude (4.5) (New)

Blushing Fabric ($39.00) (Limited Edition)

  • HD Orange (8)
  • Fuchsia (9)

Availability: Nordstrom and Giorgio Armani Beauty

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