Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Urban Decay 69 Lipstick
Urban Decay 69 Lipstick

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.) is back with a new and improved formula (as well as packaging). Urban Decay’s bringing back lipstick, and they’re doing in in a major, major way with twenty-two shades from bold, bright, and wickedly vibrant to soft, subdued, and natural. The formula is creamy, lightweight, and glides on with nearly full color coverage in a single pass. They wear anywhere from four to seven hours, with some leaving behind a stain for another one to two hours. The lighter shades tended to wear around four hours, while deeper and bolder shades lasted an average of six hours. The creamy consistency is comfortable to wear but doesn’t bleed or feather, while the formula itself is moisturizing. I didn’t detect any scent or flavor! This post focuses on the red and orange shades within the range.

69 Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “bright red with pink undertone.” It’s a bold, brightened medium-dark red with subtle cool undertones and a creamy finish. It was richly pigmented and lasted for six and a half hours, and it did leave a stain behind. Edward Bess Eternal Passion is very slightly lighter. Chanel Dialogue is more muted. Giorgio Armani Red Fuchsia is similar. NYX Chic Red is more matte. MAC Everyday Diva is warmer. MAC Ronnie Red is darker, more matte. Guerlain Gwen is slightly darker. Guerlain L’Heure Bleue is more shimmery. See comparison swatches.

F-Bomb Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “classic red.” It’s a neutral-warm, medium red with a glossy shine. It looks warm on me, but it looks somewhat cool or neutral in the tube, so this may turn warmer/cooler depending on your undertones. It had rich, full color coverage and wore for six hours well. NARS Mysterious Red is matte. Maybelline Infra-red is warmer. MAC Red Racer is similar. MAC Must Be Red is more muted. MAC Cockney is warmer. See comparison swatches.

Catfight Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “pink-fuchsia with slight red undertone.” It’s a pinky-red–almost a warm fuchsia–but it is still slightly cool-toned that is finished with a creamy shine. It had intense, full color coverage, and it wore well for six and a half hours. It also left behind a stain for another hour or so. Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible #205 is cooler-toned, more fuchsia. Revlon Sorbet is sheerer, lighter. Tom Ford Aphrodisiac is cooler-toned. Guerlain Girly is cooler-toned. NARS Jardin des Plantes is shimmery. MAC Moxie is more matte. MAC Impassioned is lighter. Guerlain Gigi is a touch lighter. Guerlain Gourmandise is similar. See comparison swatches.

Bang Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “bright orange-red.” It is rich in color and intensely pigmented with fully opaque color and a soft, luminous sheen. It wore well, lasting six and a half hours, and left behind a soft stain. Maybelline Orange Edge is slightly redder. Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin is also slightly redder. Maybelline Electric Orange is lighter. MAC Fashion Nomad is lighter. MAC Scarlet Ibis is more matte, a touch redder. MAC Sail La Vie is similar. MAC Morange and MAC Neon Orange are lighter. MAC Lady Danger is more matte. Buxom Rogue is similar. OCC Psycho is a touch browner and more matte. See comparison swatches.

Streak Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “coral pink.” It’s a warm-toned, coral-pink with a glossy shine. It had rich, full color coverage, and the consistency seemed slightly slicker than other shades.  It has a tendency to create “lines” if you press your lips together, so it could look somewhat streaky (ha, ha) if you aren’t careful. This shade wore well for four hours. Chanel Saga is warmer, lighter. Chanel Liaison is similar, less shine. NYX Stella is pinker. MAC Elegant Accent is darker, brighter. MAC Flamingo is slightly lighter. MAC Betty Bright is a touch lighter. See comparison swatches.

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It's a bold, brightened medium-dark red with subtle cool undertones and a creamy finish.

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F-Bomb

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It looks warm on me, but it looks somewhat cool or neutral in the tube, so this may turn warmer/cooler depending on your undertones.

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It's a pinky-red--almost a warm fuchsia--but it is still slightly cool-toned that is finished with a creamy shine.

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10/10

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10/10

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Sunday, July 7th, 2013


Revolution Lipstick ($22.00)

Tired of high-tech lipsticks that suck all the moisture out of your lips? Us too! So we created an addictively luxe formula with insane color payoff. Urban Decay launches Revolution Lipstick, a classic, creamy formula you’ll love wearing—with the signature Urban Decay pigment-rich color you crave. This is rich, buttery lipstick at its best—intense pigment plus creamy shine. You’ll love EVERYTHING about it, from the act of applying it to the way it feels on your lips. Revolution Lipstick applies smoothly (without dragging or skipping) and hugs your lips. And the pigment load is amazing! Just one swipe gives you a BIG lay down of color.

  • Shame Deep berry
  • Venom Bright plum
  • Jilted Deep fuchsia shimmer with blue shift
  • Anarchy Bright fuchsia
  • Turn On Rosy pink
  • F-Bomb Classic red
  • 69 Bright red with pink undertone
  • Catfight Pink-fuchsia with slight red undertone
  • Bang Bright orange-red
  • Streak Coral pink
  • Manic Soft wine
  • Rapture Dusting rose
  • Rush Pink-mauve
  • Fiend Muted rose
  • Native Pale pink
  • Obsessed Bright baby pink
  • Liar Pinky brown nude
  • Naked Nude-pink
  • Naked2 Medium beige-nude
  • Lovelight Pale peachy-pink shimmer
  • Protest Sheer peachy nude (Exclusive to UrbanDecay.com)
  • Strip Sheer medium mauve-nude (Exclusive to UrbanDecay.com)

24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00)

Smooch. Pout. Smack. Nibble. Lick. 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil stays put through everything (and we mean EVERYTHING) you do. And choosing the right shade has never been easier! To coincide with the launch of our new Revolution Lipstick, Urban Decay announces the relaunch of our Lip Pencil—with a brand-new shade range. Don’t worry…Ozone (our clear shade) is still in the lineup, along with a revamped version of Naked. All the other shades are NEW! 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil primes AND defines—for long-lasting lip color and clean lines. When you use our formula to fill in your lips completely, it primes them for lipstick or gloss, grabbing on to color to help it last. Part of the 24/7 family, this long-lasting, waterproof formula glides on smoothly, stays creamy and prevents your favorite lip products from feathering out of bounds.

  • Venom Rich plum
  • Jilted Deep fuchsia-pink
  • Anarchy Bright fuchsia
  • Turn On Rose-pink with soft pearl
  • 69 Classic red
  • Bang Bright orange-red
  • Streak Coral pink with soft pearl
  • Deep Warm brown-nude
  • Manic Rosy wine
  • Rush Pink-mauve with soft pearl
  • Native Pale pink
  • Obsessed Baby pink
  • Liar Mauve-nude
  • Naked Nude-pink
  • Naked2 Medium beige-nude
  • Ozone Clear

Brow Box ($29.00)

If maintaining your brows involves a small army of products and a sizable amount of real estate in your bag, you need the Brow Box by Urban Decay. This best-selling (and newly redesigned) kit fits in the palm of your hand and contains all the essentials for amazing brows. Each set include two shades of silky brow powder, perfecting/setting wax, high-quality metal mini tweezers (they really work!), two mini angled brushes, and two mirrors (one of them magnifies so you won’t miss a single stray!).

  • Brown Sugar Dark brown/light brown
  • Honey Pot Dark blonde/light blonde

Nail Color ($15.00) (Limited Edition)

We hear rabid fans resort to all kinds of extreme measures in the name of acquiring a long-ago-discontinued favorite shade of our nail polish. (Rumor has it some colors have fetched obscene sums upwards of $60 on eBay!) Enough with the insanity–UD polish is back and better than ever. Introducing Nail Color from Urban Decay. Ultra sophisticated and EXTREMELY limited edition, these gorgeous, decadent (and very UD) colors feature complex shade work, super-rich pigments and dynamic micro-sparkle. Each fall and spring, Wende and our product development team will handpick two new shades that reflect their take on the season. Our first launch features two iconic UD colors any self-respecting beauty junkie will want in their collection. But get them soon–because once they’re gone, they’re gone for good.

  • Vice Rich, deep purple with red and blue micro-shimmer
  • Addiction Smoky, metallic gunmetal with multidimensional, high-shine micro-sparkle

Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder ($34.00)

Urban Decay launches Naked Skin Ultra Definition Finishing Powder. It’s the next evolution in Naked Skin: an addictively silky, weightless finishing powder with a luminous, demi-matte Naked finish. Designed to be virtually invisible on your skin, our high-tech formula blends flawlessly to set makeup and cut shine. Optical blurring pigments instantly minimize imperfections, diminish shine and create stunning soft-focus effect that looks professional retouched. Unlike powders that leave skin looking chalky or cakey, Naked Skin Finishing Powder gives you a radiant complexion and natural-looking Naked coverage. Apply it right after your foundation to set your makeup or use it throughout the day to touch-up.

  • Naked Light Works well with shades 0.5-3.0
  • Naked Medium Light Works well with shades 2.0-4.0
  • Naked Medium Works well with shades 4.5-6.5
  • Naked Medium Dark Works well with shades 6.0-8.0
  • Naked Dark Works well with shades 8.0-12.0

B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray ($33.00)

Just when our high-tech Makeup Setting Sprays were getting a little lonely on the shelf, our product development team had the brilliant idea to create an antioxidant-rich prep spray. In an exclusive partnership with SKINDINÄVIA, Urban Decay launches B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray. This scientifically advanced formula contains the FIRST stabilized form of vitamin B6, which absorbs oil, minimizes pores and reduces redness. Spritz it on any time of day to hydrate, prep and soften your skin with vitamins and antioxidants. Use it in the morning to prep and “wake up” your skin, during the day to refresh your skin (without messing up your makeup), or at night before your treatment. Versatile enough for people of all ages and skin types (MEN included!), this energizing formula is great for your skin AND it feels amazing. And the more you use it, the better the results!

Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Primer Potion ($24.00)

With more than 4,800 5-star reviews on urbandecay.com (and counting), our Eyeshadow Primer Potion has a bit of a cult following. And now we’ve thought of a way to make one of our all-time best-selling products even better. Introducing a new ANTI-AGING version of Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Now you can get 24 hours of vibrant, crease-free shadow plus SERIOUS benefits. Our anti-aging Eyeshadow Primer Potion not only locks shadow in place to give you vibrant, crease-free color that lasts all day; it also measurably improves the signs of aging over time.

Availability: 7/9 at urbandecay.com; Sephora, ULTA, and Macy’s July 2013

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Friday, June 21st, 2013

Urban Decay Blunt Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Blunt Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Blunt Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “light golden bronze shimmer.” It’s a lightened gold with orange tones and a frosted, slightly metallic finish. It had nice pigmentation, and the texture was soft and buttery–but a smidgen powdery. Tom FOrd Escapade is similar but a cream product. Dior Night Golds #4 is slightly yellower. Chanel Pearl River #2 is lighter. Buxom Collie is not as warm-toned, and it is a cream product. bareMinerals Surreal is yellower. See comparison swatches.

Urban Decay X Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “peach shimmer with gold shift.” It’s a pinky-peach with a frosted, gold sheen. It had good color payoff, and the texture was soft and finely-milled. MAC Dynamic Duo 1 #1 has less gold shimmer. MAC Expensive Pink is darker (Melon pigment would be closer). Benefit It’s Complicated is slightly warmer. See comparison swatches.

Urban Decay Fishnet Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “bright pink shimmer with purple shift.” It’s a cool-toned, fuchsia-magenta with iridescent purple shimmer. It had good pigmentation, and the texture was soft, smooth, and easy to work with. L’Oreal With a Twist is more lavender. Urban Decay Junkshow is bolder, brighter. Urban Decay Infamous is purpler, less shimmery. MAC Stars ‘n Rockets is comparable. MAC Infra-violet is pinker, a cream product.MAC Femininity is purpler, more metallic. bareMinerals Boudoir is similar, slightly cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

Urban Decay’s eyeshadow formula can be really fantastic, because they can deliver rich, intense color payoff with a soft, buttery texture that’s easy to blend and apply. These three shades are all really nice, and they’re so foolproof to use because of the texture and intensity. Without a primer, they lasted nine hours without creasing and only showed signs of minimal fading (and over a primer, twelve hours no problem).

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9.5/10

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Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Urban Decay ABC Gum Eyeshadow
Urban Decay ABC Gum Eyeshadow

Urban Decay ABC Gum Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “pale peach matte.” It’s a warm-toned peach with a matte finish. The texture is soft, finely-milled, albeit a bit powdery, but it blends really well and sits nicely on the skin (doesn’t look powdery). Kat Von D Vespertine is more orange. Urban Decay Freestyle is darker, cooler. Urban Decay Skimp is lighter, more shimmery. MAC Orb is pinker. bareMinerals Peace is darker, more shimmery. bareMinerals Stealth is slightly warmer. Inglot #390 is cooler. See comparison swatches.

Asphyxia Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “hyacinth shimmer with blue shift.” It’s a light-medium, pink-lavender with an iridescent, blue sheen. The texture was soft, slightly powdery, and applies best with a moderately firm brush. The color payoff was so-so, but it is buildable to mostly opaque color payoff; applied over a base, and true-to-pan opacity is possible. MAC Stars ‘n Rockets is a bit darker. Urban Decay Grifter is less pink, more shimmery. Urban Decay Tainted is less shimmery, purpler. L’Oreal With a Twist is slightly purpler. See comparison swatches.

Haight Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “mermaid blue shimmer.” It’s a muted, medium-dark blue with a hint of green (but it’s not enough to make it teal) and has a frosted finish. The color payoff is lovely and rich, while the texture is soft, smooth, and buttery. It’s easy to use and blend out on the lid. Tom Ford Emerald Lust #3 is tealer. theBalm Open to Offers Olwen is similar. Urban Decay Junkie is darker, greener. Urban Decay Unhinged is slightly lighter. Guerlain Les Aquas #3 is darker. See comparison swatches.

When I wore these shades, Asphyxia had some fall out after six hours or so but didn’t fade or crease, while the other two eyeshadows wore well for nine hours without fading or creasing (no primer).

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This would work well for brightening lids, possibly concealing redness, as well as a brow bone highlighter or layering shade to mute frosted shades.

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9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

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9/10

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B-

The color is more complex and interesting than other shades, but it does have some texture issues that give it a powdery, somewhat crumbly, feel that hinders application and wear.

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8/10

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8/10

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I love the slightly muted quality of Haight--it makes it a bit different than your standard medium blue.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

10/10

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Monday, May 13th, 2013

Urban Decay Snatch Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Snatch Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Snatch Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “pale peach shimmer with gold glitter.” It’s a warm-toned, peachy-pink with gold glitter and a frosted finish. Flower Beauty Foxy Browns #1 is lighter and less frosted. Le Metier de Beaute Nouvelle is slightly less pink and has no glitter. Urban Decay Scratch is a touch warmer, slightly darker.

There are a lot of things to love about Snatch, but long-time readers likely know that the micro-glitter is the one aspect of this eyeshadow that brings it down a notch.  I love glitter, but it has to stick if it’s going to be put into a product like this.  Or else the brand needs to fess up and tell us it needs to be used with XYZ product to make the glitter stay put (rather than saying it won’t fall out on its own).  The little glittery bits in this eyeshadow do fall out both during application and later on during wear.  It’s not full of glitter, so it’s a more manageable quantity, and it’s slight enough that I’d still wear this eyeshadow and not worry much over it.  It is, though, annoying.  The underlying color is rich in color, buttery and smooth in texture.  It applies smoothly, evenly, and stays on for the nine hours I tested it without fading or creasing.

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Snatch

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The underlying color is rich in color, buttery and smooth in texture.  It applies smoothly, evenly, and stays on for the nine hours I tested it without fading or creasing, but the glitter fall out may be a deal-breaker for some.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

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Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Urban Decay Peace Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Peace Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Peace Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “bright turquoise shimmer.” It’s a brightened, medium sky blue with a pearly sheen. This kind of blue makes me think of a “warm” blue but it’s still not warm-toned–but it’s almost as if this is the closest blue can be to being warm. Sugarpill Afterparty is darker and less shimmery. UIrban Decay Unhinged is darker, cooler-toned. Make Up For Ever #25 is lighter, more silver-ish. Maybelline Tenacious Teal is slightly darker. MAC Blue Candy is bluer and more matte. Urban Decay Clash is brighter and has slight sparkle. theBalm Great Gonzo is very similar.

Peace is fantastic!  It’s richly pigmented with true-to-pan color.  The texture is soft, buttery, and dense, so it feels like silk and glides on like butter.  The color is easy to blend and apply, and there were no issues with fall out or fading during wear.  It lasted a full nine hours when I tested it without fading or creasing.   It’s been really fun discovering more of Urban Decay’s permanent range, because it reminds me of why Urban Decay eyeshadows are so popular.

I really wish Urban Decay sold just pans of their eyeshadows. As I was getting the official color description to write the review, I kept thinking, “People would own so many more of these if they were sold as pans for like $13.” I also think more brands need to discount if you buy in bulk; like if you bought five or ten at once!

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Peace is a great blue with excellent color payoff, a fantastic texture, and long-wear. It's a perfect shade for summer!

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10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

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10/10

Longevity

10/10

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