Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

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).

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Urban Decay Faint Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

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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.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Monday, January 28th, 2013

Urban Decay Uncut Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Uncut Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Uncut Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “smoky purple with a reddish shimmer.” It’s a darkened eggplant purple with burgundy-red undertones and a shimmery, frosted finish. MAC Rich Core is more muted, less red-toned. NARS Calabria is very similar but a cream product. Make Up For Ever #311 is less purple, more burgundy. Le Metier de Beaute Fig is less shimmery.

It’s a new (and permanent!) shade that launches February 1st at Urban Decay as well as in Sephora in JCP stores. Uncut has fantastic, rich color payoff, but I noticed a particularly drier, flakier finish compared to other Urban Decay eyeshadows. It’s not as soft or as buttery as other shades in the formula. This shade left a slew of fall out in its wake as I applied it, so it’s the kind of product I’d recommend applying prior to your base products, because full clean-up is required. It is, however, still blendable and pigmented, even though drier textures tend to hurt both of those characteristics. It also lasted a full nine hours on the lid (no primer) without fading or creasing; and despite the fall out woes during application, there was only a very minor amount (barely noticeable) during wear.

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This shade left a slew of fall out in its wake as I applied it, so it's the kind of product I'd recommend applying prior to your base products, because full clean-up is required.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

4/5

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Monday, January 28th, 2013

Urban Decay Snare Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Snare Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Snare Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “smoky olive green shimmer.” It’s a smoky olive green with subtle brown undertones and a gray cast. It has a shimmery, frosted finish. MAC Enviable is lighter. Giorgio Armani #25 has a deeper base. bareMinerals Speaker Box is less shimmery. Make Up For Ever #84 is less frosted.

It’s a new (and permanent!) shade that launches February 1st at Urban Decay as well as in Sephora in JCP stores. The pigmentation level was nice, being very true-to-pan, and the resulting finish was shimmering and sparkling without resulting in fall out.  The texture was soft, smooth, and finely-milled; it had a very dense, buttery feel that you’d expect from Urban Decay’s formula. I found it looked greener as I blended out the color on the lid, so depending on how you apply it, the color can look smokier and grayer or warmer and greener.  Snare wore well for a full nine hours (no primer), as I didn’t see any signs of fading or creasing.

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I found it looked greener as I blended out the color on the lid, so depending on how you apply it, the color can look smokier and grayer or warmer and greener.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Monday, January 28th, 2013

Urban Decay Heartless Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Heartless Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Heartless Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “pale pink satin.” It’s a light-medium pink with a satiny finish and subtle, warm undertones. NARS Bouthan #1 is lighter and matte. MAC Love Power is darker and metallic. bareMinerals Giddy is matte and a touch warmer. Urban Decay SWF is pinker and more frosted/metallic.

It’s a new (and permanent!) shade that launches on February 1st at Urban Decay as well as in Sephora in JCP stores.  It had good color payoff, and there’s enough color that it doesn’t look chalky against my medium skin tone, so it should be appropriate as a lighter pink for a variety of skin tones.  The texture was soft, finely-milled, but it was very slightly powdery. The softness gave it a nice, blendable texture during application, though. When I test-drove it for wear, it lasted eight hours well, and it was just slightly faded after nine hours (no primer).

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There's enough color that it doesn't look chalky against my medium skin tone, so it should be appropriate as a lighter pink for a variety of skin tones.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

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Friday, January 25th, 2013


Win It! Urban Decay Glinda Palette, Naked Beauty Balm, and More! ($137 value)

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Friday, January 25th, 2013


Urban Decay Eyeshadow Shade Extensions + Moonflower BYOP

Eyeshadow ($18.00)

Urban Decay launches seven new Eyeshadow singles—including three never-before-seen shades and four previously exclusive shades. With the addition of these new colors (a perfect mix of not-boring neutrals, smoky hues and vibrant brights), we now have one of the widest assortments of shades on the market, making us THE definitive authority on shadows.  Permanent.

  • Heartless Pale pink satin (New)
  • Uncut Smoky purple with a reddish shimmer (New)
  • Snare Smoky olive green shimmer (New)
  • Sidecar Beige sparkle (Naked Palette, BoS)
  • Omen Metallic bright purple with blue shift (15th Anniversary)
  • Deep End Bright teal shimmer (15th Anniversary)
  • Faint Warm, dusty brown matte (Naked Basics)

Build Your Own Palette in Moonflower ($18.00)

Urban Decay launches the newest Build Your Own Palette design in Moonflower. This Build Your Own Palette is a 4-pan customizable and collectible eyeshadow kit. And like all Build Your Own Palettes, the design is limited edition. To get things started off right, we loaded it with a never-before-seen shade that’s universally flattering and perfect for day or night. Where you take things from there is all up to you. With three empty spaces and a massive selection of shades, the options are limitless. (Plus, you can swap out shades whenever you get a craving for more.)   Permanent. Contains Moonflower (light copper/peach shimmer) full-sized eyeshadow.

Availability: February 2013 at Sephora inside JCP stores and online at urbandecay.com

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