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Urban Decay Skywalk Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

01/06

Urban Decay Skywalk Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Urban Decay Skywalk Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Urban Decay Skywalk Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Urban Decay Skywalk Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Urban Decay Skywalk Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Urban Decay Skywalk Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Skywalk

Urban Decay Skywalk Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid ($28.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a sheer, bluish white with fine, iridescent pearl. As described, it was sheer and only buildable to semi-sheer coverage and the key was to let the initial layer dry down before adding any more on top. The consistency was thin, more water-like, and fluid over the skin. I was able to pat it over my cheeks and blend out with my fingertips on bare skin as well as over liquid foundation, but I did have to be careful not to disturb any powder products I layered it over due to the wateriness of the formula. On its own, the highlighter lasted for seven and a half hours on me.

The Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid is supposed to be a “sheer, weightless formula” that gives skin a “dewy, lit-from-within look.” I think one of the key takeaways from the brand’s description is that it is “sheer,” “subtle,” and “never overdone” — it is a subtle highlighter, and they tend to look more similar than not applied (at least, on me). They had sheer to medium, buildable coverage with a very fluid, thin texture (not quite watery) and were blendable on the skin, whether bare or over liquid foundations. If I was too vigorous blending out the product, it did cause some separation of my base products if I had powder on top, but it was fine with gentle blending (fingertips or stippling brush). The formula dried down and wasn’t tacky on the skin, and they lasted between seven and a half and eight hours on me. You can view swatches all of the full line here.

The brand posted some video demos that included using it alone as well as mixed with foundation. I think that the smaller amount is less conducive to regular mixing with base products but is a sufficient amount for a spot highlighter. If you wanted something more for mixing, similar products with similar subtly often contain at least 0.50 fl. oz., if not more.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid Skywalk
Skywalk
Skywalk
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter Palette & Fireball Shimmering Powder for Summer 2017

Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter Palette
Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter Palette

Two new cheek products from Urban Decay now at Ulta!

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The Details

Afterglow Highlighter Palette | $34.00

Give your skin a luminous glow that won’t quit with Afterglow Highlighter Palette by Urban Decay and let ’em wonder what you’ve been up to. This slim, square palette is loaded with four NEW shades of UD’s cult-favorite Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter that look great on any skin tone. Use them individually or cocktail them to create your own custom highlight.

  • Bliss Champagne gold pearl
  • Peroxide Iridescent pink
  • NSFW Peachy pink
  • Side Piece

Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder | $32.00

  • Fireball Iridescent pink sparkle with peach shift

Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat Gold Griot Eyeshadow Palette

01/09

Urban Decay Gold Griot Jean-Michel Basquiat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Gold Griot Jean-Michel Basquiat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Gold Griot Jean-Michel Basquiat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Gold Griot Jean-Michel Basquiat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Gold Griot Jean-Michel Basquiat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Gold Griot Jean-Michel Basquiat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Gold Griot Jean-Michel Basquiat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Gold Griot Palette | Look Details

Urban Decay Gold Griot Palette | Look Details

Gold Griot

Urban Decay Gold Griot Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00 for 0.32 oz.) includes eight eyeshadows (0.04 oz. each) in more of a neutral palette–the twist was that most of the shades are warmer in undertone, but then there was a more neutral, medium gray (BK) and a slightly cool-toned black (Pseudonym) thrown into the mix. (For me, the gray was hard to incorporate with the rest!) The majority of the palette was fairly good, though the gray (BK) and light brown (Levitation) shades could have been more pigmented.

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Eyeshadow Palette Gold Griot
Gold Griot
Gold Griot
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.

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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.

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)

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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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