Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup ($39.00 for 1.0 oz.) is supposed to be a “weightless” and “invisible” foundation with a “luminous, demi-matte finish” and “buildable coverage.” There are eighteen shades to choose from with shades ending in zero indicating a warm-toned shade, and shades ending with a five are for cooler complexions.

I used 4.0, which was somewhat too yellow on me (compared to my natural skin tone)–I’m actually curious whether 3.5 or 4.5 would be a better match for me. I ended up blending all the way down my neck to help it match my skin better. It is also more forgiving, because it is a lighter coverage formula, so it does sheer out. The consistency is thin, liquidy, but it doesn’t feel watery or runny. It’s easy to apply, spread, and blend out without using more than you need. While it is naturally a sheerer foundation, it does build to light-medium coverage and covers my natural redness, a few acne/post-acne marks, and evens out my skin tone overall. You can definitely see the impact foundation has in the before and after photos!

The foundation dries down (without using powder) within ten minutes or so, and what you see in photographs is a semi-matte finish where there is enough luminosity in the finish that it doesn’t look flat. It’s not sticky, and it’s comfortable to wear because it doesn’t feel heavy or mask-like. It’s supposed to have “light-diffusing spheres for a soft-focus finish,” and what it actually translates to is smoother-looking skin, even if you don’t really have it. On my normal-to-dry skin, it wears well for seven and a half hours, then it starts to fade around my t-zone, but it looked rather nice even nine hours later–it didn’t turn patchy or fade too noticeably.

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Monday, July 8th, 2013

MAC Flavour Lipstick
MAC By Request (2013 Edition) Lipsticks

MAC Flavour Lipstick is described as a “soft, muted peachy-pink [with a Satin finish].” It’s a warm-toned, light-medium pink-coral with a subtle sheen but fairly creamy finish. It had a soft, smooth consistency that applied well without tugging or dragging on the lips, and it delivered opaque color coverage. It lasted four and a half hours when I wore it, and it was neither drying nor hydrating. Urban Decay Native is very similar. Revlon Pink Lemonade is sheerer.NARS Bolero is more matte. MAC Haute Altitude is darker. MAC Ever Hip is warmer. MAC Coral Bliss is warmer. See comparison swatches.

MAC Glam Lipstick is described as a “vivid, bright pinky-red [with a Matte finish].” It’s a rich, vibrant cool-toned red with a strong blue undertone that it turns pink when sheered out. It delivered full color coverage, and the texture was slightly creamy but more comparable to recent Retro Matte finishes like RiRi Woo, Heaux, etc. It wore for eight hours and left a stain that continued on for a couple more hours. It was neither hydrating nor drying. There is no shortage of dupes for this shade, though, as it is a very classic red. MAC RiRi Woo is similar, not quite as pink-toned. NYX Chic Red is darker. NARS Dragon Girl is similar. NARS Luxembourg is brighter. MAC Russian Red is darker, not as cool-toned. MAC Ruby Woo is not as pink-toned. MAC Ronnie Red is similar. MAC Love Goddess is pinker. Guerlain Calligraphy #5 is similar. Dior Marilyn is also similar. Buxom Scoundrel is not as cool-toned. See comparison swatches.

MAC Hoop Lipstick is described as a “mid-tone rosy pink [with a Matte finish].” It’s a brightened, light-medium pink with subtle warm undertones and a subtle sheen. It had full color coverage, and the consistency was lightly creamy and like more recent MAC Matte lipsticks. It lasted four hours on me. Urban Decay Rush is more subdued. MAC Force of Love is brighter, darker. MAC Betty Bright is warmer, less pink. Chanel Hyde Park is pinker. See comparison swatches.

MAC Pink Poodle Lipstick is described as a “vivid, fuchsia-pink [with a Glaze finish].” It’s a cool-toned, fuchsia pink with iridiescent bluish-fuchsia shimmer. It had semi-opaque color coverage; there’s a slight translucency that allows the natural lip color to come through, so if you have naturally redder lips, this will appear redder overall. It wore five hours on me and was slightly drying. Revlon Fuchsia Shock is lighter, not as blue-based. MAC Midnight Mambo is purpler. MAC Rare Exotic is darker. MAC Quick Sizzle is cooler-toned, matte. MAC Lickable is slightly warmer. MAC Girl About Town is darker. Estee Lauder Demure is less cool-toned. Chanel Extatique is lighter. Buxom Exhibitionist is less shimmery. See comparison swatches.

MAC Rozz Lipstick is described as a “watermelon reddish pink [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bold, coral-orange with strong red undertones and a matte finish. It had really rich, opaque color payoff, and the consistency was lightly creamy so it didn’t tug on lips but didn’t slide around. It wore for six and a half hours and left a light stain behind. It was neither drying nor hydrating. NARS Mysterious Red is darker. Chanel Amant is more orange, more muted. MAC Scarlet Ibis is more orange. MAC Lady Danger is more orange, lighter. Hourglass Raven is slightly more orange. See comparison swatches. (Also: In the Originals collection, you may remember Rozz Revival, which was inspired by this shade.)

MAC Tomango Lipstick is described as a “bright reddish orange [with a Matte finish].” It’s a vibrant, brightened medium orange with strong red undertones and a matte finish. It had a lightly creamy consistency that applied evenly and well, and the color was rich and fully opaque on lips. It wore for six hours well and was neither hydrating nor drying. Urban Decay Bang is slightly brighter. Maybelline Orange Edge is similar in color, shinier. Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin is slightly redder. Maybelline Neon Red is shinier. MAC Scarlet Ibis is redder. MAC Sail La Vie is similar. MAC Morange is lighter. MAC Lady Danger is very similar–perhaps a fraction darker. Buxom Rogue is shinier.
See comparison swatches.

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It's a warm-toned, light-medium pink-coral with a subtle sheen but fairly creamy finish.

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Glam

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It's a rich, vibrant cool-toned red with a strong blue undertone that it turns pink when sheered out.

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Hoop

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It's a brightened, light-medium pink with subtle warm undertones and a subtle sheen.

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10/10

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Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Urban Decay Turn On 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil
Urban Decay Turn On 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil

This post is part of a series of reviews featuring Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencils ($19.00 for 0.04 oz. each). Please see part one for more in-depth coverage on the formula overall. This post features pinks and plums from the shade range.  These will launch initially on urbandecay.com and then roll out to Sephora, Macy’s, Beauty.com, and ULTA shortly after.

Turn On 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “rose-pink with soft pearl.” It’s a muted, slightly cool-toned, medium-dark pink with a mostly matte finish and a hint of shimmer. It had opaque color coverage and wore for six hours. MAC Just Wonderful is more subdued, slightly plum. MAC Pink Treat is darker. See comparison swatches.

Manic 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “rosy wine.” It’s a warm-toned, medium-dark pink with a matte finish. It applied with opaque color payoff, though this one was slightly drier compared to other shades.  It lasted six and a half hours. MAC In Anticipation is lighter, more neutral. MAC Just Wonderful is more plum. MAC Pink Treat is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

Rush 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “pink-mauve with soft pearl.” It’s a muted, medium-dark pink with silver shimmer and sparkle. This shade was a bit drier in consistency, so it looked drier applied, and I found that my lips were just slightly dry after wearing this compared to other shades..  It wore for six hours.  MAC In Anticipation is darker, less shimmery. MAC Pink Treat is darker. See comparison swatches.

Obsessed 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “baby pink.” It’s a light-medium, cotton candy pink with strong, blue undertones and a matte finish. It was fully opaque on lips and wore well for six and a half hours. MAC Silly is not quite as blue-based. See comparison swatches.

Native 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “pale pink.” It’s a light-medium, almost neutral-toned pink (it almost looks gray-ish) with a matte finish. It had full color payoff when applied to the lips and lasted for six hours when I wore it. MAC Hip ‘n’ Happy is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

Streak 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “coral pink with soft pearl.” It’s a warm, true coral with a white shimmer over a matte finish. It had rich color payoff, though the texture was slightly drier compared to the other shades from the shimmer content. It lasted six and a half hours when I tested Streak.  I couldn’t think of any dupes for this shade.

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Turn On

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It's a muted, slightly cool-toned, medium-dark pink with a mostly matte finish and a hint of shimmer.

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It's a warm-toned, medium-dark pink with a matte finish. It applied with opaque color payoff, though this one was slightly drier compared to other shades.

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Rush

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It's a muted, medium-dark pink with silver shimmer and sparkle. This shade was a bit drier in consistency, so it looked drier applied, and I found that my lips were just slightly dry after wearing this compared to other shades.

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8.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

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8.5/10

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Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Urban Decay Naked 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil
Urban Decay Naked 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil

This post features beiges and browns from the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencils ($19.00 for 0.04 oz. each) shade range. This post is part of a series of reviews, so please see part one for more in-depth coverage on the formula overall. These will launch initially on urbandecay.com and then roll out to Sephora, Macy’s, Beauty.com, and ULTA shortly after.

Naked 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “nude-pink.” It’s a warm-toned, light-medium beige-pink with a matte finish and warm undertones–it almost looks like a muted pink-coral. It was fully opaque applied to the lips and wore well for six hours on me. MAC Have to Have It is darker, browner. MAC Boldly Beige is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches.

Naked 2 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “medium beige-nude.” It is a warm-toned, light-medium brown with hints of beige and a matte finish. It applied with mostly opaque color and lasted six hours when I tried it. MAC Have to Have It is darker. MAC Boldly Bare is similar. See comparison swatches.

Deep 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “warm brown-nude.” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had full color coverage when applied to the lips and lasted six and a half hours when I wore it. This shade was slightly drier compared to other shades. MAC Staunchly Stylish is more neutral-toned. MAC Morning Coffee is more plum. MAC Nice ‘n’ Spicy is slightly darker. MAC Etcetera is lighter, cooler-toned. MAC Have to Have It is slightly lighter. See comparison swatches.

Liar 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “mauve-nude.” It’s a medium-dark, warm-toned, plum brown with a mostly matte finish. It had full color coverage when applied, and it wore well for seven hours. MAC Morning Coffee is slightly browner. MAC Absolutely It is much more plum. See comparison swatches.

Ozone 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is perfectly clear, so it can be used outside the lip line as well as a more traditional lip liner. I like it for both uses, but I often to use it more for outside the natural lip line to keep the color perfectly within the lines.

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It's a warm-toned, light-medium beige-pink with a matte finish.

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It is a warm-toned, light-medium brown with hints of beige and a matte finish.

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9.5/10

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10/10

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It's a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a matte finish.

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Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Urban Decay 69 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil
Urban Decay 69 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencils ($19.00 for 0.04 oz. each) has been revamped, reformulated, and relaunched with sixteen shades. This post is featuring the brighter and bolder shades. The revamped Urban Decay lip pencil formula is creamy and glides on easily; it doesn’t pull, tug, or drag across the lips. Lip liners are one of my least favorite products to swatch on lips, because they can be really rough across the lips and doing more than one or two of them back-to-back is usually a recipe for sore lips later on. I had no trouble applying nine of these back-to-back, and that’s primarily because they really do glide across the lips and feel waxy, but they still deposit good color payoff as they move across the lips. On their own, they wear like iron and last anywhere from four to eight hours. Underneath a lipstick, they add two to three hours of wear, bringing total wear time of a shade like Bang lipstick (over Bang Lip Pencil) to eight hours of good wear to eight hours of really good wear and another two of lingering wear before reapplication was necessary.

69 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “classic red.” It’s a bold, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It applied with full, opaque color coverage. It wore for eight hours and left a stain behind.  It was lightly hydrating initially, and then it settled into a neutral state where my lips didn’t feel dried out after the long-wear.  MAC Kiss Me Quick is warmer. MAC Cherry is similar. MAC Freehand is close. See comparison swatches.

Anarchy 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “bright fuchsia.” It’s a bold, neon fuchsia-magenta with a faint, iridescent sheen and a matte finish. It was incredibly pigmented and applied with full color coverage.  It lasted for seven hours well. MAC Embrace Me was the only shade I could think of, but it’s less blue-based and not nearly as bold/neon. See comparison swatches.

Jilted 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “deep fuchsia-pink.” It’s a medium-dark, cool-toned pink with a subtle sparkle over a matte finish. This shade was a little drier compared to the others, which I suspect is because there is a slight shimmer/sparkle to it. It was still mostly opaque and relatively easy to apply.  Jilted wore for seven hours before showing noticeable sides of fading (but it left a stain behind).  MAC More to Love is darker, less sparkly. MAC Great Catch is slightly redder. See comparison swatches.

Bang 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “bright orange-red.” It’s a bold, medium-dark orange with a matte finish and red undertones. It applied with rich color payoff, and it wore well for six and a half hours. MAC Throw Me a Line is comparable. MAC Entertain Me is lighter. MAC Ablaze is slightly brighter. See comparison swatches.

Venom 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “rich plum.” It’s a reddened berry with a matte finish and cool undertones. It was mostly opaque applied to lips, and Venom lasted a solid seven hours when I wore it.  MAC Beet is brighter, redder. See comparison swatches.

Generally, each shade wears exceptionally long on its own, and every layering combination I tried certainly increased the wear of the lipstick layered on top of it by anywhere from an hour to three hours.  On their own, they are not particularly hydrating, though I’m happy to report that they are not drying, either.  The ones with a light pearl or shimmer look driest on the lips, though they aren’t actually that dry in feel, just a little less waxy compared to the full-on matte shades.  The matte shades are more flattering when worn alone as a result, but both finishes work well underneath lipstick or gloss.  The only thing I really disagreed with from Urban Decay’s description of these is that they “stay creamy,” because they really do adhere to the lips once applied, so the color doesn’t move or rub together all that well, which is a large part of why it lasts so long!

These will launch initially on urbandecay.com and then roll out to Sephora, Macy’s, Beauty.com, and ULTA shortly after.

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69

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It's a bold, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It applied with full, opaque color coverage. This was one of the best-performing shades in the entire range.

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10/10

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It's a bold, neon fuchsia-magenta with a faint, iridescent sheen and a matte finish.

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9.5/10

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10/10

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10/10

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It's a medium-dark, cool-toned pink with a subtle sparkle over a matte finish. This shade was a little drier compared to the others, which I suspect is because there is a slight shimmer/sparkle to it.

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9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

10/10

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4.5/5

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Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Urban Decay Vice Nail Color
Urban Decay Vice Nail Color

Urban Decay Vice Nail Color ($15.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “rich, deep purple with red and blue micro-shimmer.” It’s a deep, darkened purple with red shimmer. Vice was fully opaque with two coats of polish, and it applied so beautifully and fluidly. There was a luxuriousness to the polish that was definitely unexpected. It dries to a slight shine but needs a top coat to give it a really glassy look. I’ve been wearing this shade since I got it, and it’s been six days, and I have very minor tip wear and no chipping. There were no visible brush strokes, which was the part that impressed me most. Chanel Taboo is darker. China Glaze Urban Night is a cream. Zoya Jem is similar but has larger shimmer. See comparison swatches.

Addiction Nail Color ($15.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “smoky, metallic gunmetal with multidimensional, high-shine micro-sparkle.” It’s a dirty, green-ish pewter with gold and olive green sparkle and shimmer. There was some visible nail line after applying two coats, so it could use a third coat for full opacity. The texture was thin but not watery, and it spread evenly across the nail. It seemed to dry slightly faster than the average polish and had a shinier finish than Vice. There were a couple of brush strokes I could see, but they were minor. Chanel Graphite is very similar to this, even down to the slight sheerness. See comparison swatches.

Urban Decay completely changed their nail polish formula with this latest edition, and I’m definitely intrigued to see what other shades they put out in the future. Vice was fantastic, while Addiction was decent to good but less impressive. The bottles have sleek cap with “Urban Decay” debossed on the edge and a three-dimensional skull on the top. The formula is supposed to be long-wearing, chip-resistant, and have a high-gloss finish. The first two have been true with the wear I’ve experienced with Vice, but the finish had a sheen but it was dull–definitely not high-gloss. I expect most will reach for a top coat regardless, so it’s unlikely that it’s a deal-breaker.

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The formula is supposed to be long-wearing, chip-resistant, and have a high-gloss finish. The first two have been true with the wear I've experienced with Vice, but the finish had a sheen but it was dull--definitely not high-gloss. I expect most will reach for a top coat regardless, so it's unlikely that it's a deal-breaker.

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9.5/10

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10/10

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10/10

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There was some visible nail line after applying two coats, so it could use a third coat for full opacity. The texture was thin but not watery, and it spread evenly across the nail.

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8.5/10

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8.5/10

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9/10

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