Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Colored Big Fatty Mascara ($17.00) is Urban Decay’s colored version of their famous Big Fatty mascara. Colored mascara can be a great way to pop open peepers on lazy days or minimalist days (especially blues/purples). Wende Zomnir, Urban Decay’s Creative Director, says “A colored mascara is the perfect summer beauty uniform.” Big Fatty mascara adds decent volume and length to lashes–it’s probably not my favorite mascara formula (Plushlash, love ya!), but I did use it for many months in the past, so obviously it caught my fancy!

  • Electric Blue Add a jolt to brown eyes, or light your blue eyes on fire. And against bronzed skin? Mesmerizing.
  • Indigo This inky blue, a free-spirited alternative to black, brings a mischievous edge to eyes of any
  • Purple Haze Lend a violet aura to eyes of every shade, adds richness to brown eyes, or intensifies blues and greens.
  • Black Cherry Sexier than basic black, Black Cherry creates a bit of studied mystery to eyes of any color.

Big Buddha Body Brush ($36.00) is a silky soft brush that’s enormous! It’s one of those brushes that feels so soft to the touch that all you want to do is pet it. While MAC’s 179 is ridiculously soft, it is also ridiculously expensive. At $36, the Big Buddha is both the answer to my body brush needs, and the limits of my wallet. Plus, Good Karma brushes is a cruelty-free line where bristles are synthetic and 100% animal-friendly.

Want to know what I thought of the rest of Urban Decay’s Summer Launch?

De-Slick Mattifying Powder ($28.00) is designed to be a blot powder that reduces shine. I know there will be a few of you who are excited about this product! It can be applied under or over foundation, which means you can prep your skin with it, but toss it in your bag for on-the-go touch ups. What I love about it is that it is a universal color–it will work for every skin tone (well, I can at least attest that it worked for mine!).

Blaze & Rush Eye Shadows ($16.00) are two summer colors launched this year, and I have to say, Rush? I’m all over you! Blaze is described as a “peach champagne shimmer,” while Rush is a “bronze gold shimmer.” Urban Decay shadows are highly pigmented, smooth and velvety, and I haven’t run into a bad apple yet. I know that you are able to use them wet, though I haven’t personally tried it yet.

Rush / Blaze

Urban Decay Baked Bronzer in Gilded ($24.00) is a baked bronzer that Urban Decay launched in 2002 (Baked and Toasted). Gilded is a bronzer with gold shimmer baked into a warm bronze. It is lighter than its predecessors, making it ideal for even lighter skintones. One great thing about any baked product is that you can use them wet or dry without fear of ruining the product. I personally like this kind of bronzer, because it is incredibyl subtle, but still noticeable.

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32 thoughts on “Summer 2008 – Urban Decay Summer Line Review

  1. kellie

    Hey Christine could I use that brush to apply the MAC skin sheen spray?

    • Hey Kellie, probably!

      I know that a lot of MAs were saying that they preferred using their hands for skinsheen over a brush though.

  2. JK

    Do the shadows have glitter? I love UD shadows but I’m not a fan of glitter particles.

  3. Tracy

    That purple haze mascara looks awesome! I think it would suit my green eyes pretty well.

    I used to wear a red mascara in HS and it looked surprisingly good. Sounds weird but I liked it. Perhaps the black cherry would be nice too..

    Now if only I could find a decent green mascara that would be great.

    • I think it would, too :)

      Wow, red mascara?! I’ve never seen that!

      • Tracy

        Yup! Sounds strange, right? I don’t remember what brand it was but I only used it on the very tips of my lashes and it looked really good.

    • Carrie

      Hey Tracy, I totally hear you about the greens! have you checked out the Sephora brand green mascara? The brush it comes with is really crummy, but I think the product itself is decent, a nice shiny forest green color. I’ve also been longing for the gray-green mascara from Korres!

  4. Hey Cristine,

    Ahhhhhhhh im luving Blaze very much!!Nd Purple haaze Mascara looks OH LALA!!


  5. I need Black Cherry mascara and Blaze and Rush shadows. Are these out yet?

  6. Katherine

    Hey Christine,

    What do you think of Urban Decay’s 24/7 pencils? They have that big advertisement photo of the Deviant pencil (bright blue) for summer but I am skeptical. Thanks!


    • Hey Katherine! I do like them, actually. I find they wear very well for a regular eyeliner pencil. They’re very smooth! I love Stash (kind of a dirty golden olive color).

  7. Oooh! The colored mascaras look great!! 😀 But I wish they’d come out with some better shadows. They pretty much have those colors out already (maybe even several times over. All the Midnight Cowboy/Cowgirl colors?) I mean, they’re pretty, but I like something more unique.

    • I’m not too familiar with the line honestly, so I couldn’t even tell you how similar they are! It’s too bad that they are similar, though, from what you’re saying!

  8. HeavenLeiBlu

    Funny, I was checking out the Indigo and Purple HAze a few days ago. I think I’m gonna check them out this weekend.

  9. Ariele

    Eee, I have been wanting a purple mascara! Looks like UD heard my silent wish :) I will definitely be picking up Purple Haze. Both of those shadows also look lovely – and that brush? Can I take it to bed with me? :)

  10. gracee

    i really liked this review. you hit all the products! thanks christine i would love to see you do more on urban decay again!

  11. Christine B

    I’m so glad you reviewed these. I saw the De-Slick Mattifying Powder in Sephora the other day but there weren’t any reviews up on MUA yet. I’m super intrigued and think I will try it out. What do you think I should use to apply this if I keep it in my purse to carry around and use throughout the day?

    I think I may actually try one of the colored mascaras too…and maybe Blaze because that looks beautiful! I’m such an UD whore haha =)

  12. Ooo nice! I love me some UD. I am going to Sephora tomorrow to check it out!

  13. Pquanda

    Hey Christine! I have a question for you.. How does Blaze compare with All that Glitters from MAC? I am a pinky champagne whore, but there’s no use having two of the same colour!

  14. Jen

    Great review! I live for Urban Decay’s new summer products… and I love every single one I tried! Big Buddha is by far my favorite. Sadly, my 2 1/2 year old son is obsessed with it as well, and constantly steals it from my bag!