Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace Nail Color
Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace Nail Color

Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace Nail Color ($15.00 for 0.30 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep red with slight shimmer.” It’s a deepened, ruby red with very fine, subtle ruby shimmer that brightens and makes the polish look more cherry red in the light. With less light, the shimmer disappears and the color appears almost blood red. NARS Paros (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Metal Dahlia (P, $10.00) is darker, more metallic. MAC Underfire (LE, $16.00) is warmer, less shimmery. MAC Get Noticed (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Dior Apparat (LE, $24.00) has gold shimmer. Chanel Rouge Fatal (LE, $27.00) is warmer, less shimmery. Le Metier de Beaute Dynasty (LE, $10.00) is cooler-toned. China Glaze Mommy Kissing Santa (LE, $7.50) is similar, more shimmery. China Glaze Merry Berry (LE, $7.50) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It was fully opaque after two coats, though it was nearly opaque after just one coat, but it looks more plush with two. It dries down slightly faster than the average polish, and it was easy to apply–no streaking, bubbling, or pooling along the edges of the nail. It has a naturally shiny finish, though not as glossy as a top coat would be, so you may or may not find a top coat a necessary step. The polish has a black cap, as compared to the gunmetal cap of previously released shades, as it is from the Pulp Fiction collaboration. Urban Decay’s formula lasts a full seven days on me with very minor tip wear but no chipping. One thing I noticed, though, was the brush seemed longer and narrower compared to the other shades I have, which made applying the polish a bit trickier, as the brush seemed too long.

The Glossover

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Mrs. Mia Wallace

A

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “deep blood red.” It’s a rich, vibrant, medium-dark red with subtle, cool undertones and a soft shine. Urban Decay Gash (LE, $22.00) is more muted, cooler-toned. MAC Just a Bite (LE, $16.00) is more matte. NARS Mascate (P, $26.00) is more matte. MAC Such Flare (LE, $16.00) is more matte, darker. MAC Runaway Red (LE, $16.00) is more matte. MAC Dark Deed (LE, $16.00) is darker, less red. Guerlain Gwen (LE, $51.00) is cooler-toned, lighter. Guerlain Garconne (P, $51.00) is brighter. Giorgio Armani The Red (400) (P, $32.00) is lighter. Dior Diorling (LE, $36.00) is more matte. Chanel Dragon (DC, $32.00) is glossier, shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The Revolution Lipstick formula is supposed to be richly pigmented, hydrating, and have a “creamy shine.” Mrs. Mia Wallace was intensely pigmented with mostly opaque color coverage in a single swipe. It was lightly creamy, but it had noticeably less slip compared to other shades in the range. I felt like it was less glossy in finish, though it still had a noticeable shine, so it wasn’t matte. The formula was lightly hydrating and comfortable to wear–long-wearing (seven hours plus a very strong stain) but never clingy or tacky.

The Glossover

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Mrs. Mia Wallace

Temptalia Recommends
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Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Urban Decay Gunmetal Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner
Urban Decay Gunmetal Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner

Urban Decay Gunmetal Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner ($19.00 for 0.25 fl. oz.) is described as a “black with black and silver sparkle.” It’s a mix of black and silver glitter suspended on a clear base. Tarina Tarantino Black Diamond (P, $16.00) has more black in it. NARS 47th Street (LE, $24.00) is a pencil eyeliner with a black base. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner formula is described as a “water-based, buildable formula [that] contains super-fine glitter in a clear base that dries down quickly and stays put.” It had decent color coverage, though it was buildable to semi-opaque coverage — anything more and it was three or four layers and started to actually feel heavy on the skin. The consistency is thin and watery, and it’s best applied in short strokes, which maximizes the payoff but also ensures more even distribution of the glitter. The majority of the glittery bits stayed in place over an eight-hour period, though there were a few stray ones here and there.

The Glossover

LE
product

Gunmetal

B

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4.5/5

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Friday, July 11th, 2014

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Makeup Look
Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Makeup Look

Here’s a sneak peek of the upcoming Urban Decay x Pulp Fiction collaboration! :) Stay tuned for full photos, swatches, reviews, and all that good stuff!

Eyes

For the eyes, I used the new, limited edition Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Palette. I applied Righteous eyeshadow on the inner two-thirds of the lid, and then I blended Tyranny on the outer third and towards the middle of the lid. I darkened the crease with Vengeance with a larger, fluffier crease brush, and then I defined further by applying Anger with a smaller, more precise crease brush. On the brow bone, I mixed Righteous and Tyranny to blend from the darker crease color towards the brow bone. I lightly highlighted the brow bone with Furious. I used Urban Decay’s Perversion 24/7 Eyeliner on the lower lash line and water line.

Face

I began by applying Giorgio Armani Maestro (5.5) Liquid Foundation, then set with Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder. I patted on Laura Mercier Sensual Reflections Cheek Melange as a more defining/contouring blush (so it is applied a bit lower than a normal blush).

Lips & Nails

I used Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace Lip Pencil on the outer edges of the lip as a liner (but didn’t fill in the lips entirely), and then I applied Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace Revolution Lipstick all over the lips. I applied two coats of Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace Nail Color on nails.

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Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Urban Decay x Pulp Fiction Collection for Fall 2014
Urban Decay x Pulp Fiction Collection for Fall 2014

Debuting July 16th, Urban Decay has created a limited edition collection of products inspired by Pulp Fiction.

Products (All Limited Edition)

  • Pulp Fiction Palette Includes Righteous, Tyranny, Vengeance, Furious/Anger ($34.00)
  • Mrs. Mia Wallace Revolution Lipstick Deep blood red ($22.00)
  • Mrs. Mia Wallace 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil Blood red ($20.00)
  • Mrs. Mia Wallace Nail Color Deep red with slight shimmer ($15.00)
  • Gunmetal Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner Black with black and silver sparkle ($19.00)

Availability: July 16th, 2014 at urbandecay.com; will also be available at Sephora, ULTA, Macy’s, and beauty.com (no specific date given for other retailers)

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Reader Ammara requested a top five for berry-hued lip colors for summer, so here are my top picks! :) I’d love to hear yours — please share your recommendations in the comments.

  1. Guerlain Gladys — a brightened, fuchsia-berry
  2. Burberry Bright Poppy — a rich, reddish-berry with a matte finish
  3. YSL Forbidden Burgundy — a glossy berry
  4. Too Faced So Berry Sexy — a slightly brightened pink-berry with a soft shine
  5. Urban Decay Rapture — a warmer, muted plum

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<