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Urban Decay Moonflower Eyeshadow and BYOP

Urban Decay Moonflower BYOP
Urban Decay Moonflower BYOP

Urban Decay Moonflower BYOP ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a new design of Urban Decay’s Build Your Own Palette concept, and this version includes one eyeshadow already–Moonflower–which is described as a “light copper/peach shimmer.” It’s a softened, orange-copper with a golden peach shimmer-sheen finish. Cinderella All Aglow is browner. Guerlain Les Fauves #4 is darker. bareMinerals Nirvana is lighter. Urban Decay Penny Lane is lighter and more golden. theBalm Mischievous Marissa is similar.

I like the 4-pan BYOPs more than the 6-pan ones, because they’re more compact and travel-friendly, but I still find the BYOP concept to be overly bulky. I’d also much rather purchase pans of eyeshadow rather than a pot that I can pop out the first layer out of (because you could always do that, you just didn’t have a palette that fit them). I would have loved to see Urban Decay make them magnetic with a pin-sized hole on the bottom, so you could push the pan out if you wanted. I still believe that one of the appeals of having freestyle palette systems is to save on space, save on money, and be able to travel with them more readily. If you drop one of the BYOPs, it does have more security from breaking, because it is more insulated. I do, personally, like the design they chose for the actual palette; very dark, mysterious, and pretty (to me).

Moonflower (the eyeshadow) has good color payoff, a soft, smooth texture that’s dense and goes on evenly. There were a few flecks of sparkle that I saw fall out during application, and after I cleaned up, I saw a couple stray sparkles after wearing it for eight hours. I had some very light fading after wearing it (without primer) for eight hours but no creasing.

Please note: the rating for this product is purely based on the performance and quality of the eyeshadow, not the palette.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Moonflower
Moonflower
Moonflower
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total

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New Product Alert! Color… By Benefit in March 2013


Get all Deco’d out with our NEW color collection! These high-performing formulas give you a beautifully natural look, thanks to rich & wearable shades. The eye-catching custom packaging is inspired by the Art Deco design of San Francisco’s famous Golden Gate Bridge. It’s a must-see attraction.

Creaseless Cream Shadow ($20.00)

Our award-winning creaseless cream shadows are as crease-proof & budgeproof as ever! Now, seven incredibly wearable NEW shades join original favorites r.s.v.p., birthday suit and skinny jeans. It’s fresh & fabulous color for all.

  • Bikini-tini Oyster pink
  • RSVP Sparkling champagne
  • No Pressure! Rich fawn
  • My Two Cents Polished copper
  • Always a Bridesmaid Pearly lavender
  • Blue My Mind Arctic blue
  • Bronze Have More Fun Antique bronze
  • Skinny Jeans Pretty pewter
  • Holy Smokes! Smoldering charcoal

Ultra Plush Lip Gloss ($16.00)

Our NEW ultra plush lip glosses are soft & luscious and glide on sooo smooth. Six new shades give your lips a kissable, sexy sheen.

  • Lollipop Hot pink
  • Icebreaker Clear
  • A-lister Bubblegum pink
  • Kiss You Clear fuchsia
  • Poutrageous! Bright pink-coral
  • Fauxmance Soft berry

Longwear Powder Eyeshadow ($20.00)

Our NEW longwear powder shadows come in 12 wearable shades with three finishes: matte, satin & sheen.

  • Milk It Pearly white
  • Call My Bluff Pale shell
  • Pinky Swear Soft matte pink
  • It’s Complicated Golden peach
  • Thanks a Latte Golden brown
  • Pause for Applause Soft lilac
  • Nude Swings Soft rose gold
  • Blingo! Brilliant silver
  • Raincheck? Smoky amethyst
  • Gilt-y Pleasure Golden sand
  • Kiss Me, I’m Tipsy Spiced brown
  • Quick, Look Busy Matte espresso

P.S. — There is a new Hydra-Smooth Lipcolor coming, but not until September 2013, and I’ll have more info to share closer to the launch date 🙂

Availability: March 2013

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Urban Decay Sidecar Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Sidecar Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Sidecar Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Sidecar Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “beige sparkle.” It’s a medium caramel brown with warm undertones and a champagne-bronze sheen. Milani Caramel Brown is darker, more bronze. MAC Love Connection is also browner. Too Faced Cinnamon Sugar is lighter, less caramel. Urban Decay Blaze is less brown, slightly more orange.

You can find Sidecar in the original Naked Palette. Though it has a sparkle finish, it doesn’t seem to have micro-gltiter, and the sparkle is fine and sparse–I didn’t have problems with it in the Naked Palette, and I didn’t have problems when I tried this shade (which is in the newer formulation). I didn’t see fall out during application or later on during wear. The color itself is fully pigmented, and it applies evenly and smoothly. It has a dense, buttery texture that is soft and easily blended on the skin. I wore it and had it last for full eight hours without fading or creasing, and there was some very light fading along the outer edge after nine hours.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Sidecar
Sidecar
Sidecar
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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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

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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