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Sneak Peek: Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat Photos & Swatches

Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoats

Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat ($18.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a new product launching later this month that is designed to work as a top coat or worn alone to create “special effects.” There are twelve shades, and I have eleven to share with you today. Be sure to click on the shade’s name to see it layered over a Vice Lipstick – every shade was shown alone as well as over a Vice Lipstick (different ones) to show the effect of layering. My suspicion is that these will work best layered, rather than alone. The brand warns that lips will “feel tingly” as the special effect “locks” in–my lips felt tingly for minutes when worn these alone but was less bothersome when layered.

Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat

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Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection for April 2017

Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection
Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection

We’ve been fans of Basquiat’s art since before the early days of UD; so when his estate approached us about a collaboration based on his artwork, we couldn’t wait to start creating. From the colors and shade names to the packaging, EVERYTHING in this collection evolved from Basquiat’s art. Like Urban Decay, Basquiat was an outsider who challenged the status quo and used color in nontraditional ways. From his informal graffiti work and the way he mixed mediums and colors to the way he spoke out against social injustice, it’s hard to imagine a more perfect fit for our brand.

April 20th

The Details

Tenant Eyeshadow Palette, $39.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Studio Pale pink matte
  • 1960 Bright pink matte
  • Neo Rich aubergine with micro-shimmer
  • Les Charcoal-black matte-satin
  • Graffiti Deep metallic green
  • Exu Bright green shimmer
  • Boom Bright teal matte
  • Untitled Rich deep blue matte

Gold Griot Eyeshadow Palette, $39.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Enigma Neutral pale nude matte
  • Levitation Warm pale nude matte
  • Not for Sale Medium sienna matte
  • Suckerpunch Warm brown shimmer
  • Influence Brown satin wtih gold shimmer
  • BK Gray matte-satin
  • Pseudonym Deep navy matte
  • Crown Very metallic gold

Gallery Blush Palette, $34.00 (Limited Edition)

  • X-Rated Medium pink
  • Now’s The Time Gold-champagne shimmer
  • Jawbone Medium bronze
  • NOHO radiant berry

Vice Lipstick, $17.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Abstract Nude-taupe (Cream)
  • Epigram Neutral sienna (Cream)
  • Exhibition Medium pink-purple (Comfort Matte)

24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, $20.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Post Punk Bright neon green with a hint of pearl
  • Anatomy Sienna matte
  • Vivid Bright teal matte

Cosmetic Bag, (Limited Edition)

  • Gallery Cosmeitc Bag ($18.00)
  • 1983 Cosmetic Bag ($18.00)
  • Untitled Cosmetic Bag ($35.00)

UD Jean-Michel Basquiat Vault, $165.00 (Limited Edition)

Part of the UD Jean-Michel Basquiat collection, this Vault contains our entire Basquiat makeup collection.

Urban Decay Luminous & Sin Naked Skin Highlighting Fluids

01/06

Urban Decay Luminous Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Urban Decay Luminous Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Urban Decay Luminous Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Urban Decay Luminous Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Urban Decay Luminous Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Urban Decay Luminous Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Luminous

Urban Decay Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid ($28.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a translucent, pearly white with fine white and pale gold pearl. The brand considers this to be a more “universal” shade, but the translucent base seemed to make it one of the most subtle shades in the range as well. This one literally seemed to be “my skin but better,” assuming that one associates a natural “dewiness” to the skin as being better. When I layered it over a blush or bronzer, it had more noticeable luminosity. The consistency was thin, fluid and a little watery, and it blended out nicely over bare skin. It had sheer to semi-sheer coverage that lasted for eight hours on me.

The Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid is supposed to be a “sheer, weightless formula” that gives skin a “dewy, lit-from-within look.” I think one of the key takeaways from the brand’s description is that it is “sheer,” “subtle,” and “never overdone” — it is a subtle highlighter, and they tend to look more similar than not applied (at least, on me). They had sheer to medium, buildable coverage with a very fluid, thin texture (not quite watery) and were blendable on the skin, whether bare or over liquid foundations. If I was too vigorous blending out the product, it did cause some separation of my base products if I had powder on top, but it was fine with gentle blending (fingertips or stippling brush). The formula dried down and wasn’t tacky on the skin, and they lasted between seven and a half and eight hours on me.

The brand posted some video demos that included using it alone as well as mixed with foundation. I think that the smaller amount is less conducive to regular mixing with base products but is a sufficient amount for a spot highlighter. If you wanted something more for mixing, similar products with similar subtly often contain at least 0.50 fl. oz., if not more.

Ingredients

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Lecithin, Magnesium Sulfate, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Caprylyl Glycol, Methicone, Lauroyl Lysine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hexylene Glycol, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Citrate, Steareth-20, Aluminum Hydroxide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Potassium Sorbate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7. [+/- (All Shades May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491 / Iron Oxides, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 77007 / Ultramarines].

Luminous
Luminous
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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B+

Sin

Permanent
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Urban Decay Aura & Fireball Naked Skin Highlighting Fluids

01/06

Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Aura

Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid ($28.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a cool, pinky lavender with more of a washed out white base and very fine, pink and lavender pearl. It had sheer to semi-sheer coverage that gave my skin a slightly lighter, brighter, and pinker appearance without being noticeably shimmery. The consistency was thin without being too watery or wet-feeling on the skin, so it was spreadable without losing all of its coverage. It dried down and stayed on well for eight hours.

The Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid is supposed to be a “sheer, weightless formula” that gives skin a “dewy, lit-from-within look.” I think one of the key takeaways from the brand’s description is that it is “sheer,” “subtle,” and “never overdone” — it is a subtle highlighter, and they tend to look more similar than not applied (at least, on me). They had sheer to medium, buildable coverage with a very fluid, thin texture (not quite watery) and were blendable on the skin, whether bare or over liquid foundations. If I was too vigorous blending out the product, it did cause some separation of my base products if I had powder on top, but it was fine with gentle blending (fingertips or stippling brush). The formula dried down and wasn’t tacky on the skin, and they lasted between seven and a half and eight hours on me.

The brand posted some video demos that included using it alone as well as mixed with foundation. I think that the smaller amount is less conducive to regular mixing with base products but is a sufficient amount for a spot highlighter. If you wanted something more for mixing, similar products with similar subtly often contain at least 0.50 fl. oz., if not more.

Ingredients

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Lecithin, Magnesium Sulfate, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Caprylyl Glycol, Methicone, Lauroyl Lysine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hexylene Glycol, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Citrate, Steareth-20, Aluminum Hydroxide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Potassium Sorbate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7. [+/- (All Shades May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491 / Iron Oxides, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 77007 / Ultramarines].

Aura
Aura
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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A-

Fireball

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Sneak Peek: Liquid Highlighters from Cover FX, Urban Decay, Lancome, & Marc Jacobs for Spring/Summer 2017

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating)
Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating)

This March, three new shades are being added to the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating) range. They will launch officially tomorrow, March 3rd, at Sephora. Here are swatches:

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating)

Urban Decay Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid for March 2017

Urban Decay Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid for March 2017
Urban Decay Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid for March 2017

Get the highlighter that imparts gorgeous, glowing skin that never looks overdone. This creamy highlighter instantly illuminates and blurs the look of imperfections, and the sheer, weightless formula is easy to use and blends seamlessly, giving skin a dewy, lit-from-within glow.

Urban Decay’s creamy formula absorbs into the skin rather than sitting on top, so your skin still shows through. It lets you get that no makeup look with a range of shades—from cult favorites like Sin (the perfect champagne) and Fireball (peach with a pink shift) to Skywalk (blue – coming soon!). Layer it on top of Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid for added depth and dimension. Great for every complexion type, including dry or mature skin, it’s easily wearable—even if you’re not normally the highlighter type. Subtle pearlescent pigments in Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid diffuse light to perfect skin, while antioxidant-rich vitamins C and E condition your skin. Just apply this formula anywhere you want to impart a glowy, strobed effect, such as on the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, and the Cupid’s bow.

Early access online 2/26, full launch March 2017

The Details

Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid, $28.00 (New, Permanent)

  • Aura Iridescent light pink
  • Sin Champagne
  • Fireball Peach with pink shift
  • Luminous Champagne with gold iridescent shimmer