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Urban Decay XX Vintage Eyeshadows & Nail Colors for Holiday 2016

Urban Decay XX Vintage Eyeshadows & Nail Colors for Holiday 2016
Urban Decay XX Vintage Eyeshadows & Nail Colors for Holiday 2016

Eyeshadow was the third product we ever launched. Lip and nail shades came first, and Eyeshadow hit the line a year later—but it’s never taken a back seat. Eyeshadow was (and always has been) Wende’s passion project. After 20 years, we’re getting a little nostalgic for the early days. That’s why we created UD XX Vintage Eyeshadow—a throwback to our first Eyeshadow collection from 1997, which consisted of 19 shades that were WAY ahead of their time. While six of those original shades are still in our collection today, others have disappeared over the years. Now they’re back in one ultra-exclusive collection! Get the cult-favorite colors you know and love in our bestselling, intensely pigmented formula.

Still mourning the loss of our long-ago-discontinued nail shades like Plague, Pallor and Bruise? You’re in luck. We’ve brought you UD XX Vintage Nail Color. To mark our twentieth anniversary, we’re resurrecting ALL 12 of our original shades in this exclusive collection. We get TONS of requests from our fans to bring back our original nail shades, so these are bound to sell out in a hot minute. Our UD XX Vintage Nail Color collection is also ultra limited-edition—so once these shades are gone, they’re gone for good! (Don’t say we didn’t warn you.)

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The Details

XX Vintage Eyeshadow | $19.00 | Limited Edition

All of our UD XX Vintage Eyeshadow shades feature our proprietary Pigment Infusion System™—for rich, velvety, blendable color that lasts. Plus, each shade comes in our modern subway token compact. The chromed case not only looks cool, but also features our versatile, pop-out design. Just pop the shades in and out of their compacts and into our Stackable Pro Artistry Palette to create your own custom collection.

  • Vapor Pale pearlescent silver
  • Roadstripe Iridescent white with blue-violet shift
  • Snow Neutral pearl with gold shift
  • Rust Yellow-orange with gold shift
  • Gash Metallic brick red
  • Chains Moss green with patina shimmer
  • Acid Rain Pale yellow-green pearl with slight gold shift
  • UB-V Vibrant blue with violet shift
  • Frostbite Frosted deep blue with multicolored micro-shimmer
  • Pallor Frosted lavender with gray shift
  • Plague Deep red-purple with blue shift
  • Spare Change Metallic gray

XX Vintage Nail Color | $10.00 | Limited Edition

Part of our first-ever lineup from 1996 (which consisted solely of these 12 polishes, plus 10 lipsticks), these babies haven’t been available since the late ‘90s! From Frostbite (deep metallic blue) to Bruise (a shifty color that changes from red to green), these are the shades you’ve BEGGED us to bring back! And unlike the originals you may have hunted down on eBay over the years, our UD XX Vintage Nail Color collection comes in our modern, revamped formula. Get your hands on the vintage colors you know and love, but with the complex shade work, super-rich pigments and dynamic micro-sparkle you’ve come to expect from us. Long-wearing and chip-resistant, our formula has a high-gloss finish that’s tough and durable, yet flexible. And each shade is 3-free—formulated without toluene, formaldehyde or DBP.

  • Pallor Frosted gray with lavender shift
  • Asphyxia Soft lavender with blue shift
  • UV-B Vibrant blue with violet shift
  • Radium Metallic peacock blue
  • Frostbite Deep metallic blue
  • Plague Deep purple with red micro-glitter
  • Mildew Mossy green shimmer with gold shift
  • Roach Warm red-brown with red-gold shift
  • Smog Deep copper bronze
  • Bruise Sheer brick red with green iridescent shift
  • Uzi Metallic gunmetal with iridescent micro-shimmer
  • Oil Slick Metallic black with multicolored micro-glitter

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Sneak Peek: Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette Photos & Swatches

Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette
Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette

Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette ($55.00 for 0.48 oz.) includes 12 eyeshadows with 11 shades that are matte (though a couple of very subtle sparkle in the pan but almost unnoticeable applied) and one shimmer. It releases sometime in September (I haven’t received a specific release date yet). Full review to come!

Naked Ultimate Basics Palette

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Urban Decay Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow Launches

Urban Decay Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay introduces Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow, a super-versatile cream version of the innovative formula you know and love. Similar to its pressed Moondust Eyeshadows, Liquid Moondust contains microfine bits of iridescent sparkle and lush, 3-D metallics for a gorgeous, diamond-like effect.

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The Details

Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow | $22.00 | Permanent, Sephora Exclusive

Its innovative, lightweight formula feels cool and wears comfortably. Create subtle eye looks or layer and build the formula for more intense, 3-D metallic effects. Whether you want to add just a hint of sparkle at the lash line or layer color over the lid, the slim, precise brush does it all. For all-over sparkle, lay the color down quickly and blend it out. Liquid Moondust also looks amazing over Urban Decay’s iconic Eyeshadow—and even the original Moondust Eyeshadow.

  • Solstice Pink-red with green 3D sparkle and shift
  • Magnetic Purple with iridescent sparkle
  • Vega Bright blue with iridescent sparkle
  • Zodiac Smoky black with blue-green shift and blue-green 3D sparkle
  • Chem Trail Oyster with iridescent sparkle
  • Zap Gold with tonal sparkle
  • Spacetime Deep coppery bronze with iridescent sparkle
  • Recharged Peach with pink shift & sparkle

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Urban Decay Space Cowboy, Dark Force, Demolition Razorsharp Liquid Eyeliners

Urban Decay Space Cowboy 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner
Urban Decay Space Cowboy 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner

Urban Decay Space Cowboy 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07) is a medium gold with warm undertones and a sparkly sheen. It had opaque coverage in one stroke, which was a total surprise, as it was a lighter and more shimmery shade–and those have not performed well overall! The texture was still more watery than not, but it applied easily and lasted for ten hours. Chanel Or Rose (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Mari(gold) (70) (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Brassy (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Goldrush (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Dark Force 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07) is a deep, subdued brown with subtle, warm, reddish undertones and gold glitter. It had semi-opaque coverage in a single pass, which was somewhat buildable with a second layer (just make sure to wait for the first one to completely dry!). The consistency was thin, water-like, but it was easy to maneuver the brush across the skin. It wore well for ten hours. MAC Local Wares (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Express-Oh! (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Crave (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Corrupt (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Muse (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Past Twilight (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Zoeva Rock 'n' Roll Bride (P, $7.50) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Demolition 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07) is a rich, deep brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It was richly pigmented and totally opaque in one stroke–this was a lot like Perversion–and had a thicker consistency that wasn’t by any means thick, but it was noticeably less watery compared to a lot of other shades. I had no trouble with wear, as it was still intact after ten hours. MAC Past Twilight (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer, less glossy (95% similar). NARS Last Frontier (P, $24.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Local Wares (DC, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Lowlights (P, $16.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Stag (LE, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Rail (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Mahogany (P, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Lush (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Blackened Cocoa (LE, $20.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Sephora Diving in Malaysia (18) (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Call Me (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Stomper (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Chocolate (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Demolition (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Urban Decay 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a water-resistant, long-wearing, “intensely pigmented” liquid liner with an ultra-precise (thin) applicator. There are cream shades and metallic shades; the cream ones have a shiny finish (so none dry matte), while the metallic ones have a more pearly sheen. They require 20-30 seconds worth of shaking, or else you’ll end up with a more watery, sheerer consistency that is hard to work with. If shaken for long enough, everything mixes and most shades are semi-opaque to opaque and thin without feeling watered down, but it is a very wet, thin formula that takes 15-30 seconds to dry down (depends on the shade–metallics dried faster for me, on the whole). Once it dries down, it does seem to shrink slightly and I can feel it cling to my skin a bit. The applicator is thin and flexible enough to maneuver around the curve of the lid. Something that was somewhat frustrating is that the formula is so thin and wet that I do get some splattering when I open shades as well as when I apply (like a dot or two randomly on face).

These remove pretty easily with just water and a light rub, but they don’t come off just rubbing with a dry fingertip at all, so removing those spots requires real makeup remover or a dampened brush/cotton swab. During removal, the eyeliner flakes off in small chunks. If I just sprayed the eyeliner with water and lightly dab or blot (or even just let the water evaporate), they didn’t smudge, fade, or run. I didn’t have any issues with the wear of them–they all went for a full 10-hours before I removed.

Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Space Cowboy
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Dark Force
Dark Force
Dark Force
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Demolition
Demolition
Demolition
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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Urban Decay Retrograde, Galactic, Street, Zodiac Razorsharp Liquid Eyeliners

Urban Decay Retrograde 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner
Urban Decay Retrograde 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner

Urban Decay Retrograde 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07) is a blackened purple with lighter purple, pink, and blue shimmer. It had semi-opaque coverage in one stroke, which was buildable to opaque coverage if I applied a second layer after the first one had dried down. (Trying to improve coverage while it is drying just moves the product around and creates an uneven, streaky result!) Once dry, the eyeliner stayed in place for the ten hours I wore it for. Zoeva Mr. Marvelous (P, $7.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Cute Robot (P, $15.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Stila Purple Tang (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Th(ink) (44) (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Empire (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Evil Twin (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Tarina Tarantino Amethyst Android (P, $15.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Galactic 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07) is a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a fine, metallic shimmer-sheen finish. The consistency was fairly watery, which resulted in needing to shake the tube for half of a minute in order to mix everything together well enough to get semi-opaque coverage. It felt a bit clingy after it dried down, but it didn’t budge over a ten hour period. MAC Feminine Edge (DC, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Strawberry Macaroon (P, $10.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Street 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07) is a deep, blackened teal with a satin sheen. It was nicely pigmented with opaque coverage in a single stroke. The consistency was thin, but it wasn’t as watery as other shades, so it was easier to work with and had better color payoff. This shade lasted for ten hours on me. Urban Decay Invasion (P, $20.00)(95% similar). Colour Pop Fast Lane (P, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Fast Lane (P, $5.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Black Ivy (DC, $16.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Zodiac 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07) is a medium-dark greenish-brown; it had a strong, dark brown base with lighter emerald green, olive green, and gold shimmer. The texture of the eyeliner was watery and thin, which resulted in streakier, sheerer coverage. I would recommend waiting for the initial layer to dry down, and then applying a second layer for better opacity. The eyeliner lasted for ten hours, though. Urban Decay Zodiac (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Rue de Rivoli (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Night Porter (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Swamped (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Go For a Ride (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Devotion (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Urban Decay 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a water-resistant, long-wearing, “intensely pigmented” liquid liner with an ultra-precise (thin) applicator. There are cream shades and metallic shades; the cream ones have a shiny finish (so none dry matte), while the metallic ones have a more pearly sheen. They require 20-30 seconds worth of shaking, or else you’ll end up with a more watery, sheerer consistency that is hard to work with. If shaken for long enough, everything mixes and most shades are semi-opaque to opaque and thin without feeling watered down, but it is a very wet, thin formula that takes 15-30 seconds to dry down (depends on the shade–metallics dried faster for me, on the whole). Once it dries down, it does seem to shrink slightly and I can feel it cling to my skin a bit. The applicator is thin and flexible enough to maneuver around the curve of the lid. Something that was somewhat frustrating is that the formula is so thin and wet that I do get some splattering when I open shades as well as when I apply (like a dot or two randomly on face).

These remove pretty easily with just water and a light rub, but they don’t come off just rubbing with a dry fingertip at all, so removing those spots requires real makeup remover or a dampened brush/cotton swab. During removal, the eyeliner flakes off in small chunks. If I just sprayed the eyeliner with water and lightly dab or blot (or even just let the water evaporate), they didn’t smudge, fade, or run. I didn’t have any issues with the wear of them–they all went for a full 10-hours before I removed.

Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Retrograde
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
83%
Total
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Galactic
Galactic
Galactic
7
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
80%
Total
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Street
Street
Street
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Zodiac
Zodiac
Zodiac
6
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
10
Longevity
3.5
Application
76%
Total

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Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation

Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation
Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation

Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation ($40.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a full coverage and waterproof liquid foundation with a matte finish. It delivered on its promise of full coverage, and it was fairly matte when it dried down (not so matte that it appeared flat), but it was unforgiving on dry patches and can be harder to spread across the skin if you don’t work quickly. It lasted well for six hours before becoming noticeably less matte, which indicated the natural oils of my skin were coming through and beginning to break down the foundation. I noticed some separation around my nose and on my chin after eight hours of wear.  My biggest issue with this is how it sits on my skin, because it’s very hard to get it to look really smooth and skin-like–I had two days where it looked that way but all the rest were days where areas looked cakey (especially underneath my eyes and on my nose).

Early reader reports are all over the place–issues with shade matching due to darkening and oxidation along with incredibly varied wear times–makes this one a must to try in-store or else be prepared to return.  For me, I noticed that the foundation dries much darker than it appears pumped out of the bottle, more so than the average liquid foundation, but this is something that occurs within 30 seconds to a minute as I apply. I didn’t have the foundation darken any further than it did at dry down.

I tried two shades–3.25 (described as a “light with neutral undertone”) and 4.0 (described as a “medium-light with soft warm undertone”), neither of which was a perfect fit, but a 60/40 ratio worked for me. It is easier for me to wear 3.25 than 4.0, because 4.0 is very yellow and makes my skin appear significantly yellow in tone. I thought there was no way 3.25 could be the right color, but it dries down darker–the difference in color at dry down is a bit more severe than I normally get when a foundation goes from liquid to totally dry and matte. It didn’t seem to oxidize over time on my skin, even after 10 hours, but it seems to be a fairly common experience by those who have tried it, so it’s something to keep in mind (it sounds like sampling this is a must). I wore this ten times, including outdoors (it’s been somewhat humid, in the low 100s here) for brief periods, like running errands or walking a few blocks, as well as for a few walks around the neighborhood (more like high 80s to low 90s in temperature).

For my face, one to one and a half pumps was all that was necessary for full coverage. If you want to build up coverage, I would recommend half a pump dabbed in three to four spots per area of the face (forehead, each cheek, one or two down the nose, and two to three on the chin). I liked to put a couple of dabs underneath my chin and jaw line so I can blend the foundation down the neck, almost to the base of my neck to ensure a seamless match. If you’re someone who works more slowly with their foundation application, I would suggest applying to about half the face, blending and spreading the foundation out, and then applying to the other half of the face to ensure the best application possible.  The faster you work, the better the finish is; the slower you work, the more cakey it appears on the skin.  It does not like to be blended or fiddled with after it dries down (it always looked terrible if I tried to blend an area that had dried down–it would separate, look powdery and cakey, and dry).

If you have drier skin, a damp sponge (like a beautyblender) tended to move the skin the least and resulted in a more forgiving finish along a dry patch I have (just to the right of my nose and below the eye) for a couple of days while testing this, where a brush was often too prone to catching on the edge of the dryness.  On the days prior and after that dry patch appearing, it looked decent to good if I worked very quickly and was able to blend everything out before it dried down. Assuming one likes a matte finish, the foundation looked good on my skin with smooth, even coverage overall. However, when I had dryness, the foundation was more noticeable on the skin and had a tendency to sit on the skin and look cakey. I also found that if I overapplied or did not apply fast enough, it can look cakey–so this isn’t a foolproof foundation as far as I’m concerned.

I liked the feel of it on the skin, as it wasn’t heavy or clingy, though it is more noticeable that I am wearing something all over my face compared to my go-to foundations, which I tend to wear at light-medium to medium coverage (Guerlain Lingerie de Peau, Tarte Rainforest of the Sea). The coverage was opaque enough that it hid my dark circles, so I did not need concealer–you can really see how much it minimizes the shadow and bagginess of my under eye area on my right eye (your left) when looking at the before and after photos. When I’m testing a foundation, I want to forget I have it on, because that means it looked good, wore well, and didn’t require a lot of ongoing maintenance–given that I’m mostly indoors (with air conditioning), it’s the least a foundation can do!

That’s how All Nighter was for the first six to eight hours of wear, but it started to separate and break down after eight hours and seemed to go downhill quickly. It’s more of an average wearing foundation on my normal-to-dry skin than a long-wearing (or “all night,” if you will!) formulation for me. With setting powder, I was able to get an additional two hours or so of good wear out of it. With Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, it lasted for eight to nine hours well. With respect to the waterproof claims, I have no pool so I did not swim, but I took a shower and found it was intact so long as I gently patted my face and did not rub. It can withstand light rubbing if you pat first, then lightly rub.  I didn’t have any issues with removal (I use shu uemura’s cleansing oil).

This is a foundation I would try to get a sample of for more accurate shade matching but also to see how it does on your skin. It was a foundation that looked good one day, bad the next, and so-so on other days–and these are the foundations that can be frustrating to wear, because you cannot apply with confidence. I really enjoyed the way it felt on the skin, as it was lightweight but covered well, but I prefer something that has a more forgiving application and initial appearance as well as one that wears longer and breaks down subtly (I’d rather something fade more evenly than disintegrate!).

Urban Decay All-Nighter Liquid Foundation 3.25
3.25
3.25
7
Product
10
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
3
Application
76%
Total
Urban Decay All-Nighter Liquid Foundation 4.0
4.0
4.0
7
Product
10
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
3
Application
76%
Total

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