5 Faves: Satin Lipsticks for Fall 2015

I find that I actually prefer a satin finish to a matte one as a personal preference; satins have a little sheen and offer more comfort than your average matte, but they aren’t truly glossy either. Here are some of my favorites for fall!

  1. Urban Decay Backtalk — a muted rosy pink
  2. Maybelline Touch of Spice — a medium-dark rose
  3. NARS Vivien — a rosy berry
  4. Estee Lauder Unattainable — a reddish-berry pink
  5. Urban Decay 1993 — a muted brown

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Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Collection for November 2015

The limited edition collection will launch on November 22nd at urbandecay.com, Urban Decay stores, as well as Sephora, Ulta, and Macy’s.

“When Urban Decay came to me to collaborate, I immediately thought it was a perfect match. The way they’ve built their company is very similar to my aesthetic and approach. It’s all about creative self-expression, being strong and not being afraid to go outside of the box. Everyone in my life knows I absolutely love makeup. From a very young age, it was an artistic passion of mine. I actually used to be a makeup artist. I love wearing makeup and having so many ways to express myself through it. It’s my war paint. To be able to do a collaboration with people who get that concept and who are just as passionate about it is a dream come true. We’ve made and created products that I actually wear every single day. It’s the real thing. I’m obsessed with everything we’ve done, and I can’t wait to share it.” — Gwen Stefani

“We’ve always been such huge fans of Gwen’s work over at UD. We’ve wanted to make this project happen for years, and finally it was the right time. We found a true partner in her, and it was amazing to channel her energy and creativity into these products. She truly represents the Urban Decay spirit.” — Wende Zomnir

Urban Decay Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette at Sephora

Urban Decay Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette

I was just perusing through retailers this morning (always on the hunt for what’s new!), and I noticed Sephora has the Urban Decay Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette listed (though it is showing as “out of stock,” so it is likely really “coming soon”) as a VIB Rouge/VIB exclusive. It was previously indicated as an exclusive to urbandecay.com, but it appears it may also be at Sephora sooner rather than later… NOW AVAILABLE!


Edited on 10/20/15 at 2:30PM PST: I just received an answer regarding availability on this palette (I emailed my long-time contact this morning), in brief: launches in their freestanding stores today but nothing online until early 2016. Yes, 2016. All of the palettes were sent to bloggers as a UD.com exclusive but apparently there was a change in distribution and now it is a Sephora exclusive.

Urban Decay Cosmic 24/7 Travel Eyeliner Set for Holiday 2015

Urban Decay Cosmic 24/7 Travel Eyeliner Set
Urban Decay Cosmic 24/7 Travel Eyeliner Set

Cosmic Travel Set ($29.00) (Limited Edition)

Whether you’re packing light or looking for the perfect gift, Cosmic Travel-Size Set of 5 doesn’t disappoint. Urban Decay loaded this limited-edition set with five travel-size 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils – for beauty junkies who crave neutrals with an edge. With this set, you get five versatile, super-wearable hues: three new shades (two of which were inspired by some of UD’s most popular shadows), one exclusive (Stag from Naked on the Run) and Zero (UD’s bestselling black). Grab one shade and go or pack a few in your bag. With the compact size, there’s always room for more. Just like Urban Decay’s full-size 24/7 pencils, these travel-friendly liners deliver extra long wear and waterproof color. And the creamy, award-winning formula glides on smoothly and dries down to a long-lasting finish. Thinking of giving Travel-Size Set of 5 as a gift (after you get one for yourself)? Urban Decay made the packaging for this set so gorgeous, you could just slap a bow on the box and call it a day. Shades included:

  • Zero Zealous black cream
  • Stag Deep brown satin
  • Cosmic Metallic white w/iridescent 3-D sparkle and shift
  • Trick Light metallic pinky-copper shimmer w/tonal micro-sparkle
  • Supply Deep metallic red-copper


Urban Decay Urban Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Urban Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette ($55.00 for 0.75 oz.) includes fifteen, full-sized eyeshadows (0.05 oz. each); five new shades, four permanent shades, and six shades from other palettes. I really liked the palette, and I think that the majority of the shades applied well over bare skin and lasted for seven to eight hours before creasing and/or fading. The pigmentation was typically good with soft, blendable textures that were easy to work with. This palette is all shimmer, though, so if you like satins and mattes to vary the finishes that you use, you’ll need to incorporate another palette. The three worst-performers were either more glittery or firmer/sheerer. It is exclusively available at urbandecay.com on October 20th and is limited edition.

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