Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder
Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder

Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder ($34.00 for 0.26 oz.) is supposed to be a “silky, weightless finishing powder with a luminous, demi-matte Naked finish.” It’s designed to set your makeup and reduce shine, so it can be used after you’ve applied your foundation initially as well as later on during the day as a touch-up powder.

Urban Decay recommends Light for shades 0.5 through 3.0; Medium Light for shades 2.0 through 4.0; Medium for shades 4.5 through 6.5; Medium Dark for shades 6.0 through 8.0; and Dark for shades 8.0 through 12.0. I used Medium over 4.0 in the photos, for reference. I applied it using Urban Decay’s Good Karma Finishing Brush. The texture is soft, incredibly finely-milled, and feels like a silky powder as it goes onto the skin. Applied over Urban Decay’s Naked Liquid Foundation, it made the resulting finish more matte and definitely more “blurred.”

It boosted the wear of the liquid foundation by another hour, so I was able to get eight and a half hours of wear before my t-zone started to show some fading, which started to be noticeable after nine and a half hours of wear. If used to touch-up, then the foundation looks mostly intact even after eleven hours of wear. I liked how well it softened the look of the skin without appearing powdery, but I did miss some of the subtle luminosity of the liquid foundation, so I might opt to use this more as a touch-up powder a few hours into wear (personally).  The powder was supposed to have a luminous and demi-matte finish, but it read rather matte when I tested it.

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Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup ($39.00 for 1.0 oz.) is supposed to be a “weightless” and “invisible” foundation with a “luminous, demi-matte finish” and “buildable coverage.” There are eighteen shades to choose from with shades ending in zero indicating a warm-toned shade, and shades ending with a five are for cooler complexions.

I used 4.0, which was somewhat too yellow on me (compared to my natural skin tone)–I’m actually curious whether 3.5 or 4.5 would be a better match for me. I ended up blending all the way down my neck to help it match my skin better. It is also more forgiving, because it is a lighter coverage formula, so it does sheer out. The consistency is thin, liquidy, but it doesn’t feel watery or runny. It’s easy to apply, spread, and blend out without using more than you need. While it is naturally a sheerer foundation, it does build to light-medium coverage and covers my natural redness, a few acne/post-acne marks, and evens out my skin tone overall. You can definitely see the impact foundation has in the before and after photos!

The foundation dries down (without using powder) within ten minutes or so, and what you see in photographs is a semi-matte finish where there is enough luminosity in the finish that it doesn’t look flat. It’s not sticky, and it’s comfortable to wear because it doesn’t feel heavy or mask-like. It’s supposed to have “light-diffusing spheres for a soft-focus finish,” and what it actually translates to is smoother-looking skin, even if you don’t really have it. On my normal-to-dry skin, it wears well for seven and a half hours, then it starts to fade around my t-zone, but it looked rather nice even nine hours later–it didn’t turn patchy or fade too noticeably.

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Monday, July 8th, 2013


The new Urban Decay’s Revolution Lipstick formula is quite different from their previous formula. (I’m not familiar with their original formula!) Most notably, the previous formula had a lot more slip and slickness, so they felt “wet” and thin, and could easily slide around lips. The consistency of the new formula is creamier with less slip and better hold. The shades before had sheer to medium coverage that was somewhat buildable (and there were a couple shades with more opaque payoff), whereas the new formula, the majority are opaque. The finish is different, too; the previous formula had a more luminous, glossy finish, and this one has a nice shine, but it’s not as glossy–there is a lot less shimmer in the new shades compared to the older formula, where most shades had shimmer. Gone, too, is the creme brulee scent of the older formula (I didn’t smell or taste anything with the new formula).

I went through and swatched all of the shades I had in the previous formula, so they’re now included in the Swatch Gallery for your perusal. If you want to make your own comparisons within Urban Decay’s brand, I highly recommend filtering by type (Lipstick/Lipgloss) and by brand (Urban Decay), which will keep you in the world of Urban Decay.

Summary:  The majority of the discontinued shades do not have exact dupes in the new formula.  The ones that came the closest to having something similar were Gravity, Jilted, Indecent, Revolution, and Rush.

Monday, July 8th, 2013


Whew! I may have gone on a bit of a posting spree in the past 24 hours, so to make sure you haven’t missed anything, here’s a recap of what I’ve reviewed from Urban Decay’s fall collection so far… (More to come!)

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Urban Decay Turn On 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil
Urban Decay Turn On 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil

This post is part of a series of reviews featuring Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencils ($19.00 for 0.04 oz. each). Please see part one for more in-depth coverage on the formula overall. This post features pinks and plums from the shade range.  These will launch initially on urbandecay.com and then roll out to Sephora, Macy’s, Beauty.com, and ULTA shortly after.

Turn On 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “rose-pink with soft pearl.” It’s a muted, slightly cool-toned, medium-dark pink with a mostly matte finish and a hint of shimmer. It had opaque color coverage and wore for six hours. MAC Just Wonderful is more subdued, slightly plum. MAC Pink Treat is darker. See comparison swatches.

Manic 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “rosy wine.” It’s a warm-toned, medium-dark pink with a matte finish. It applied with opaque color payoff, though this one was slightly drier compared to other shades.  It lasted six and a half hours. MAC In Anticipation is lighter, more neutral. MAC Just Wonderful is more plum. MAC Pink Treat is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

Rush 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “pink-mauve with soft pearl.” It’s a muted, medium-dark pink with silver shimmer and sparkle. This shade was a bit drier in consistency, so it looked drier applied, and I found that my lips were just slightly dry after wearing this compared to other shades..  It wore for six hours.  MAC In Anticipation is darker, less shimmery. MAC Pink Treat is darker. See comparison swatches.

Obsessed 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “baby pink.” It’s a light-medium, cotton candy pink with strong, blue undertones and a matte finish. It was fully opaque on lips and wore well for six and a half hours. MAC Silly is not quite as blue-based. See comparison swatches.

Native 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “pale pink.” It’s a light-medium, almost neutral-toned pink (it almost looks gray-ish) with a matte finish. It had full color payoff when applied to the lips and lasted for six hours when I wore it. MAC Hip ‘n’ Happy is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

Streak 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “coral pink with soft pearl.” It’s a warm, true coral with a white shimmer over a matte finish. It had rich color payoff, though the texture was slightly drier compared to the other shades from the shimmer content. It lasted six and a half hours when I tested Streak.  I couldn’t think of any dupes for this shade.

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It's a muted, slightly cool-toned, medium-dark pink with a mostly matte finish and a hint of shimmer.

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9.5/10

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9.5/10

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It's a warm-toned, medium-dark pink with a matte finish. It applied with opaque color payoff, though this one was slightly drier compared to other shades.

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9/10

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10/10

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Rush

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It's a muted, medium-dark pink with silver shimmer and sparkle. This shade was a bit drier in consistency, so it looked drier applied, and I found that my lips were just slightly dry after wearing this compared to other shades.

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8.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

10/10

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Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Urban Decay Naked 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil
Urban Decay Naked 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil

This post features beiges and browns from the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencils ($19.00 for 0.04 oz. each) shade range. This post is part of a series of reviews, so please see part one for more in-depth coverage on the formula overall. These will launch initially on urbandecay.com and then roll out to Sephora, Macy’s, Beauty.com, and ULTA shortly after.

Naked 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “nude-pink.” It’s a warm-toned, light-medium beige-pink with a matte finish and warm undertones–it almost looks like a muted pink-coral. It was fully opaque applied to the lips and wore well for six hours on me. MAC Have to Have It is darker, browner. MAC Boldly Beige is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches.

Naked 2 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “medium beige-nude.” It is a warm-toned, light-medium brown with hints of beige and a matte finish. It applied with mostly opaque color and lasted six hours when I tried it. MAC Have to Have It is darker. MAC Boldly Bare is similar. See comparison swatches.

Deep 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “warm brown-nude.” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had full color coverage when applied to the lips and lasted six and a half hours when I wore it. This shade was slightly drier compared to other shades. MAC Staunchly Stylish is more neutral-toned. MAC Morning Coffee is more plum. MAC Nice ‘n’ Spicy is slightly darker. MAC Etcetera is lighter, cooler-toned. MAC Have to Have It is slightly lighter. See comparison swatches.

Liar 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “mauve-nude.” It’s a medium-dark, warm-toned, plum brown with a mostly matte finish. It had full color coverage when applied, and it wore well for seven hours. MAC Morning Coffee is slightly browner. MAC Absolutely It is much more plum. See comparison swatches.

Ozone 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is perfectly clear, so it can be used outside the lip line as well as a more traditional lip liner. I like it for both uses, but I often to use it more for outside the natural lip line to keep the color perfectly within the lines.

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It's a warm-toned, light-medium beige-pink with a matte finish.

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It is a warm-toned, light-medium brown with hints of beige and a matte finish.

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It's a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a matte finish.

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9/10

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9.5/10

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Longevity

10/10

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4.5/5

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