Monday, January 5th, 2015

Urban Decay Spring 2015 Launches
Urban Decay Spring 2015 Launches

Sheer Revolution Lipstick ($20.00) (New, Permanent)

Sometimes you want the bad boy. Others dig the artsy, free-spirited type. But what if you really want the guy that has it ALL? We can’t solve your relationship dilemmas, but we can give you the best of both worlds when it comes to lip color. Urban Decay launches Sheer Revolution Lipstick: creamy, badass luxury meets sheer, pigmented color. It’s everything you love about Revolution Lipstick–with a sheer and shiny finish. Wait until you apply Sheer Revolution lipstick for the first time–it feels amazing! Like our original formula, this sheer version hugs your lips and has a buttery-smooth application without feeling like it’s going to slide off. Available in ten shades, each one has a rich, creamy feel and a gorgeous, high-shine finish.

  • Sheer Ladyflower Sheer rose-pink
  • Sheer Streak Sheer coral-pink
  • Sheer F-Bomb Sheer red
  • Sheer Liar Sheer pinky-brown nude
  • Sheer Rapture Sheer dusty rose
  • Sheer Anarchy Sheer fuchsia
  • Sheer Shame Sheer berry
  • Sheer Slowburn Sheer orange-red
  • Sheer Obsessed Sheer baby pink
  • Sheer Walk of Shame Sheer pale nude-pink

Moondust Eyeshadow ($20.00) (New, Permanent)

  • Ether Light purple with pink-blue 3D sparkle and shift
  • Scorpio Matte black with gold 3D sparkle
  • Solstice Metallic pink-red with green 3D sparkle and shift
  • Cosmic Metallic white with iridescent 3D sparkle and shift

Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation ($36.00) (New, Permanent)

Want a foundation that delivers amazing coverage, is long-lasting and works wet and dry? Urban Decay introduces Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation. Our advanced formula lasts eight hours and provides weightless, buildable coverage with the luminous, demi-matte Naked finish you crave. What sets it apart? While traditional powder foundations can be dry and look dusty or cakey on the skin, Naked Skin always blends beautifully and wears comfortably. Tis revolutionary formula even feels different: almost creamy to the touch. Like the rest of the Naked Skin lineup, our Powder Foundation diffuses light to blur fine lines and wrinkles to make you look professionally retouched. Go ahead and apply more in the areas where you need extra coverage; our ultra-forgiving formula delivers true complexion perfection in 14 meticulously calibrated shades. No matter how much or how little you apply, all you see is beautiful, perfected skin.

  • Fair Cool
  • Fair Neutral
  • Light Warm
  • Light Neutral
  • Medium Light Neutral
  • Medium Light Cool
  • Medium Light Warm
  • Medium Neutral
  • Medium Warm
  • Medium Dark Golden
  • Medium Dark Neutral
  • Dark Warm
  • Dark Neutral
  • Deep Neutral

Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer ($28.00) (New, Permanent)

Your secrets may not be the stuff of celebrity gossip headlines, but let’s face it: We’ve all got things to hide. Not to worry; we’ve got your back. Urban Decay introduces Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer. Our weightless formula gives you full coverage in an instant. A liquid concealer like no other, our high-tech formula melds like a second skin–to cover imperfections without making you look covered up. You’ll be amazed by how different it is (and instantly hooked!). Get buildable, even coverage with an invisible Naked Skin feel and a demi-matte finish. For complete coverage, just keep building; no matter how much you apply, Naked Skin Concealer always blends beautifully and NEVER settles into fine lines. With eight meticulously calibrated shades that coordinate with our new Naked Skin Powder Foundation, we’ve got even your most scandalous flaws covered. Our new shade-matching system and new complexion matrix provides a clear starting point for finding your perfect shade: the first part represents shade intensity, and the second indicates shade undertone.

  • Fair Neutral
  • Light Warm
  • Light Neutral
  • Medium Light Neutral
  • Medium Neutral
  • Medium Dark Warm
  • Medium Dark Neutral
  • Dark Neutral

Mascara Resurrection ($16.00) (New, Permanent)

There are a lot of things in this world that you can’t take back–like that spontaneous decision to put a skunk stripe in your hair post-breakup (yes, WZ did that). While we don’t have a time machine, Mascara Resurrection from Urban Decay is the next best thing. The ultimate do-over, this clear refreshing serum brings your mascara back to life so you can keep piling it on. Like a killer lash comb in liquid form, our revolutionary formula combs through lashes to soften mascara and get your lashes ready for another coat. There’s NOTHING else like it! Mascara Resurrection instantly revives your mascara as it separates and defines each lash. Want to top off your mascara later in the day? A quick coat of this serum makes lashes pliable and ready for more. If you botched your mascara or didn’t pull it through well, simply comb Mascara Resurrection through your lashes to refresh, then reapply mascara.

Editor’s Note: I’m using images I shot for the post, but I hope to get official promotional images from Urban Decay sometime today :)

Availability: January 2015 at Sephora, ULTA, select Macy’s stores, beauty.com, urbandecay.com

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Friday, December 26th, 2014

My Christmas Look (2014)
The fabled Chanel Dragon…

I’ve grown so accustomed to having different eyeshadows on each eye that whenever I apply the same eyeshadows on each eye, I’m a bit taken aback by how it looks to match! I can’t say I wasn’t testing anything on Christmas (namely, the eyeshadows), but I did bring out some of my all-time favorites. :)

Look Breakdown

EYES: ColourPop Tea Party applied to inner third of lid, both applied with a narrow brush as well as patted slightly with fingertips. ColourPop Solstice applied to the middle of lid using a medium-sized, eyeshadow brush. ColourPop Sequin applied to the outer third of the lid using the same brush as before. ColourPop To-a-T applied into the outer crease using a synthetic rounded crease brush and buffed above crease towards the brow bone. ColourPop Fleek/Effect (dark brown side) applied into outer crease and diffused slightly above crease. Burberry Trench was dusted underneath the brow bone as a highlighter with a fluffy blending brush. ColourPop Fleek/Effect (teal side) applied with an angled eyeliner brush to the lower lash line with ColourPop Sequin smudged underneath. I used Sephora Blonde Ambition on the water line to brighten.

FACE: Guerlain Parure Gold (02 and 03 mixed equally) mixed with Kevyn Aucoin Celestial applied all-over the face with a flat-topped round, synthetic brush and buffed into the skin. I patted Urban Decay Naked Loose into the skin to help set and finish the base with a tapered powder brush. Tom Ford Love Lust was applied to cheeks to add warmth and color with a feathery blush brush. Kevyn Aucoin Starlight was dusted on top of cheek bones and down the bridge of the nose to highlight. Guerlain Wulong was lightly dusted all-over face to finish the look.

LIPS: Chanel Dragon applied to lips.

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Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Urban Decay Vice LTD Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Vice LTD Eyeshadow Palette

It’s our most exclusive Vice palette yet—an ULTRA limited-edition case loaded with 20 velvety shades of Eyeshadow. We packed Vice Ltd with 20 shades of Eyeshadow—18 exclusives (five are NEW!) and two bestsellers—plus a double-ended brush. Experiment with brights, neutrals and smoky hues in a range of finishes—all in our decadent, velvety formula. Taking inspiration from some of our favorite palettes over the years, we created an amazing collection loaded with a mix of cult-favorite UD hues and never-before-seen shades you won’t find anywhere else. Standouts include Junkshow (a fan-favorite shade from the 15-Year Palette), Crystal (a cool silver from Book of Shadows IV) and Perversion (everyone’s favorite black shade from Book of Shadows II). And did we mention that this is the first time many of these shades have been available in our revamped shadow formula? Our Pigment Infusion System™ gives every shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability. e topped the neon-green case with a matching jeweled UD icon. With the touch of a button, the case opens to unveil all that gorgeous eye candy, along with an oversized mirror and an exclusive double-ended brush.

Vice LTD ($58.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Nameless Medium taupe satin
  • Backdoor Cool dark brown matte
  • Deeper Medium metallic bronze
  • Disco Pale metallic gold with iridescent glitter
  • Heat Bright metallic copper
  • Crystal Icy metallic blue shimmer
  • Goddess Deep smoky blue with micro-glitter
  • Vaporize Medium metallic gray-taupe
  • Floss Deep metallic emerald with micro-glitter
  • Perversion Soft black matte
  • Provocateur Icy metallic pink with micro-glitter
  • Hoodoo Medium metallic violet with pink shift
  • Freakshow Bright purple satin
  • Junkshow Bright pink satin
  • Blitz Bright metallic gold
  • Chase Soft metallic bronze
  • Last Sin Pale champagne shimmer
  • Roadstripe Iridescent white with blue-violet shift
  • Anonymous Pale peachy cream matte
  • Laced Soft pink-nude matte

Availability: December 4th at 1AM PST on Urban Decay

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Urban Decay Naked On the Run Palette
Urban Decay Naked On the Run Palette

Urban Decay Naked On the Run Palette ($54.00 for 0.73 oz.) includes six eyeshadows, blush, bronzer, lip gloss, eyeliner, and mascara. Five eyeshadows are 0.04 oz., and then one is a larger-sized eyeshadow at 0.07 oz. The gloss is full-sized, while the eyeliner is 0.03 oz. (compared to 0.04 oz. for full-sized). The mascara is travel-sized (which may make replacement difficult–UD has a travel-sized Supercurl, though I’m not sure it will fit). In order to accommodate for the depth of the gloss, the palette is quite thick, and overall, I wish it was lighter-weight. I also would have rather Urban Decay had included a double ended brush or two, rather than the gloss, because I think having brushes inside the palette protects them particularly well, whereas many of us have lip colors stashed in our makeup bags. The quality is good for the most part with the highlighter eyeshadow being quite powdery. I do think the color combination runs rather dark and feel like more contrasting shades would have provided for a more versatile palette.

Stag is a dark brown with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had so-so pigmentation in a single stroke and was buildable to mostly opaque color coverage. It wore well for eight and a half hours on my lower lash line. See swatches of dupes / view dupes on The Dupe List.

Sesso is a warm-toned, medium-dark pink-plum with lighter pink pearl. It had semi-sheer color coverage, was mostly non-stickyand comfortable to wear for the three hours it lasted on me. See swatches of dupes / view dupes on The Dupe List.

Dive is a sparkly, medium-dark, rosy copper with a frosted finish. It had nice pigmentation and went on fairly smoothly; it wasn’t overly glittery or sparkly, so it didn’t feel chunky to the touch. It had some fall out during application but minimal fall out during wear. See swatches of dupes / view dupes on The Dupe List.

Fix is a medium-dark, subtly warm-toned brown with a matte finish. The color payoff was good, and it was very blendable on the lid, though it was so soft that it was slightly powdery. It wore well for eight hours before fading. See swatches of dupes / view dupes on The Dupe List.

Resist is a warm, golden taupe with a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation and the texture was soft and fairly smooth. It wore well for eight hours on me. See swatches of dupes / view dupes on The Dupe List.

Dare is a muted, medium-dark taupe brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. This was a really lovely shade to work with, as it was richly pigmented and had a soft, silky consistency that wasn’t powdery. It stayed on without fading for eight hours. See swatches of dupes / view dupes on The Dupe List.

Stun is a rich, chocoalte brown with warm, yellowish undertones and chunkier micro-glitter and sparkle. The texture was a little dry to the touch,. and there was fall out during application as well as during wear due to the amount of sparkle in this shade. It had great color payoff, though. See swatches of dupes / view dupes on The Dupe List.

5050 is a light, peachy-beige with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff, but it was rather powdery to work with, so it was messy to use during application but also prone to fading faster than other shades. See swatches of dupes / view dupes on The Dupe List.

Naked on the Run Bronzer is a light-medium, yellow-toned brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The powder was silky and soft, while the color payoff was true-to-pan, but it was easily blended on the skin for a lighter (or heavier) look, as desired. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me. See swatches of dupes / view dupes on The Dupe List.

Naked on the Run Blush is a brightened, light-medium pink with strong, blue undertones and a satin finish. It was slightly powdery to work with, but it was nicely pigmented and blendable on the skin. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. See swatches of dupes / view dupes on The Dupe List.

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Monday, November 17th, 2014

Urban Decay Naked on the Run Palette
Urban Decay Naked on the Run Palette

Urban Decay Naked on the Run Palette ($54.00) is a new, limited edition palette that will launch on Urban Decay’s website on the 20th and then on December 1st at Sephora. I’ll have a full review up soon! :)

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Friday, November 14th, 2014

Urban Decay Naked on the Run Palette
Urban Decay Naked on the Run Palette

Naked on the Run Palette ($54.00) (Limited Edition)

You never know when (or where) you’ll have the urge to get Naked. This travel-ready kit comes loaded with EVERYTHING you need for a complete Naked look. While our Naked palettes travel beautifully, sometimes you really have to maximize every last bit of space in your carry-on. Enter Naked on the Run—a LIMITED-EDITION, all-in-one Naked palette. The ultimate travel kit for Naked junkies, this palette comes loaded with EVERYTHING you need for a complete Naked look: six ALL-NEW shades of Eyeshadow (including an extra large dose of the perfect all-over shade, 5050). Bronzer. Blush. We even included a full-size Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss and a travel-size 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (both new shades), plus a travel-size Perversion Mascara.

This palette is the ONE thing you need to easily create a complete Naked look on the run. (And let’s not forget that every single shade inside is new!) We obsessed over the lineup until it was just right, carefully crafting the perfect mix of neutrals for day and night. Each shade in Naked on the Run is designed to work perfectly together and makes it easy to create a range of looks—from simple and Naked to sultry Naked. With a lot of all-in-one palettes, you run out of lip color long before everything else. Not so with Naked on the Run, because the Naked Lipgloss is FULL-SIZE. When you want to change up your look, just swap out the liner and the gloss for your favorite UD shades. Luxurious enough for the most coveted designer bag (yet practical enough to take anywhere), Naked on the Run comes in a sleek, highly metallized rose-gold case topped with mesmerizing artwork and a bold, metallic “Naked on the Run.”

Each eyeshadow is 0.04 oz. The blush and bronzer are 0.30 oz. The gloss is 0.13 fl. oz. The mascara is 0.13 fl. oz. The pencil is 0.03 oz.

  • Dive Metallic rose with golden micro-shimmer
  • Fix Soft taupe matte
  • Resist Medium metallic taupe
  • Dare Medium bronze matte
  • Stun Metallic bronze with light gold micro-shimmer
  • 5050 Cool bisque satin
  • Blush Vibrant pink with light shimmer
  • Bronzer Medium bronze matte
  • Stag Deep brown satin (24/7 Eyeliner)
  • Perversion Mascara
  • Sesso Rose with pink shimmer (Naked Lipgloss)

Availability: December 1st online, December 4th in-stores for Sephora; November 20that Urban Decay