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Urban Decay Aura & Fireball Naked Skin Highlighting Fluids

01/06

Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Aura

Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid ($28.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a cool, pinky lavender with more of a washed out white base and very fine, pink and lavender pearl. It had sheer to semi-sheer coverage that gave my skin a slightly lighter, brighter, and pinker appearance without being noticeably shimmery. The consistency was thin without being too watery or wet-feeling on the skin, so it was spreadable without losing all of its coverage. It dried down and stayed on well for eight hours.

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.

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 Aura
Aura
Aura
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Sneak Peek: Liquid Highlighters from Cover FX, Urban Decay, Lancome, & Marc Jacobs for Spring/Summer 2017

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating)
Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating)

This March, three new shades are being added to the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating) range. They will launch officially tomorrow, March 3rd, at Sephora. Here are swatches:

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating)

Urban Decay Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid for March 2017

Urban Decay Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid for March 2017
Urban Decay Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid for March 2017

Get the highlighter that imparts gorgeous, glowing skin that never looks overdone. This creamy highlighter instantly illuminates and blurs the look of imperfections, and the sheer, weightless formula is easy to use and blends seamlessly, giving skin a dewy, lit-from-within glow.

Urban Decay’s creamy formula absorbs into the skin rather than sitting on top, so your skin still shows through. It lets you get that no makeup look with a range of shades—from cult favorites like Sin (the perfect champagne) and Fireball (peach with a pink shift) to Skywalk (blue – coming soon!). Layer it on top of Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid for added depth and dimension. Great for every complexion type, including dry or mature skin, it’s easily wearable—even if you’re not normally the highlighter type. Subtle pearlescent pigments in Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid diffuse light to perfect skin, while antioxidant-rich vitamins C and E condition your skin. Just apply this formula anywhere you want to impart a glowy, strobed effect, such as on the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, and the Cupid’s bow.

Availability

Early access online 2/26, full launch March 2017

The Details

Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid | $28.00 | New, Permanent

  • Aura Iridescent light pink
  • Sin Champagne
  • Fireball Peach with pink shift
  • Luminous Champagne with gold iridescent shimmer

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Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick

01/06

Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick

WSM

Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark plum with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, which would have been opaque with a second layer. The consistency was thin, almost watery, but it spread well across the lips and applied the color evenly. It dried down to a mostly matte finish, though if I pressed my lips together, there was a barely-there tackiness. This shade wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

You can check this round-up for a greater summary of this formula!

Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick WSM
WSM
WSM
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

The Best & Worst | Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick
Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is supposed to be “intensely pigmented” with “complete coverage in one coat” and “nondrying wear” that is “comfortable” and “waterproof.” The majority of the Metallized shades are not even close to one-coat coverage–maybe three or four or coats!–and did not layer evenly, plus they had a tendency to lose sparkle/glitter through wear. Whenever a shade wasn’t opaque in one coat, it often looked streaky or uneven. There were some shades that had fantastic, one-coat coverage, while others featured more medium, buildable coverage but several applied uneven, patchy, and didn’t level or improve after drying down even with a second layer.

The consistency of the formula was smooth, lightweight, and comfortable to apply, but the dry down was lengthy and some shades never fully felt dry (instead, lightly tacky). There was a learning curve to applying and wearing these, too, as they were unforgiving if you accidentally press your lips together before the formula has dried down–the formula is quite tacky as it dries down and pressed lips together results in color lifting away. The wear varied from shade to shade (and between finishes) from four to eight hours, and so far, most were true to the nondrying claim, at least. I didn’t notice any scent or taste with them. They were difficult to remove compared to most products; I had the best luck saturating a cotton pad with eye or lip makeup remover (Neutrogena, Lancome, Shiseido, etc.), yet curiously were not that long-wearing on me (relative to liquid lipsticks)–they seemed to develop a little tackiness with any meal or drink (even just water) and degraded from there. Overall, the formula was extremely disappointing after the successful Vice lipstick launch last year.

Urban Decay Blackmail & Time Vice Liquid Lipsticks

01/07

Urban Decay Blackmail Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Blackmail Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Blackmail Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Blackmail Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Blackmail Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Blackmail Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Blackmail Vice Liquid Lipstick

Blackmail

Urban Decay Blackmail Vice Liquid Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a deep purple with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied decently, but there was certainly room for improvement. The texture was thinner, though not so thin that it was really difficult to use, but as a result, the color did not go on as evenly as it could have. This shade wore well for six and a half hours and was non-drying.

The Vice Liquid Lipstick formula is supposed to be “intensely pigmented” with “complete coverage in one coat” and “nondrying wear” that is “comfortable” and “waterproof.” The majority of the Metallized shades are not even close to one-coat coverage–maybe three or four or coats!–and did not layer evenly, plus they had a tendency to lose sparkle/glitter through wear. Whenever a shade wasn’t opaque in one coat, it often looked streaky or uneven. There were some shades that had fantastic, one-coat coverage, while others featured more medium, buildable coverage but several applied uneven, patchy, and didn’t level or improve after drying down even with a second layer.

The consistency of the formula was smooth, lightweight, and comfortable to apply, but the dry down was lengthy and some shades never fully felt dry (instead, lightly tacky). There was a learning curve to applying and wearing these, too, as they were unforgiving if you accidentally press your lips together before the formula has dried down–the formula is quite tacky as it dries down and pressed lips together results in color lifting away. The wear varied from shade to shade (and between finishes) from four to eight hours, and so far, most were true to the nondrying claim, at least. I didn’t notice any scent or taste with them. They were difficult to remove compared to most products; I had the best luck saturating a cotton pad with eye or lip makeup remover (Neutrogena, Lancome, Shiseido, etc.), yet curiously were not that long-wearing on me (relative to liquid lipsticks)–they seemed to develop a little tackiness with any meal or drink (even just water) and degraded from there. Overall, the formula was extremely disappointing after the successful Vice lipstick launch last year.

Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick Blackmail
Blackmail
Blackmail
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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