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Urban Decay Underground Deluxe Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Underground Deluxe Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Underground Deluxe Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Underground Deluxe Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Underground Deluxe Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “medium fawn.” It’s a medium-dark gray-tinted brown; it’s rather taupe to me, though not as cool-toned as some taupes can be. The finish has a frosted appearance with a hint of metallic sheen. MAC Caviar Dreams has a similar color but different finish. Benefit Dandy Brandy is much more of a red-toned brown than taupe. Tarina Tarantino Delightful has a warmer base. MAC Magical Mist is a bit lighter. Bare Escentuals A-Ha has a redder undertone. MAC Aloha has a redder undertone and a more metallic finish.

When I tested out the wear of Underground alone, it adhered really nicely to the lid, so I didn’t have any creasing or fading after eight hours, which is impressive for an eyeshadow without a primer! I love the texture of the Deluxe Eyeshadows, because it’s so soft, buttery, and dense. The color payoff is lovely with a smooth, even finish. These eyeshadows are also almost twice as big as the regular ones for just a buck more.

The plastic part of the lid tends to fall off, though, and it’s a problem I’ve had consistently with the Deluxe Eyeshadows, unfortunately. The lid itself consists of the actual lid mechanism and lid, but there’s a clear plastic lid that clicks over that to protect the design (which is printed on paper), and that is the piece that falls off–so your shadow stays intact, but it’s still frustrating.

Urban Decay Underground Deluxe Eyeshadow

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Ozotic #505 Nail Lacquer

Ozotic #505 Nail Lacquer
Ozotic #505 Nail Lacquer

Ozotic #505 Nail Lacquer

Ozotic #505 Nail Lacquer ($14.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a multi-chromatic polish that shifts green, pink, cyan, and blue. It is more of a layering polish than anything else–you can see the color alone, but in order for the multi-chromatic effect to really pop, a darker underlayer works best. I applied two coats of it alone on my index and middle fingers, and then I applied one coat of it over a black polish on my ring finger. Alone, there are bits of silvery blue, fuchsia purple, and blue-purple that seem to catch the light. Over black, it looks like teal, forest green, fuchsia purple, and bluish-purple.

The formula wasn’t too thick or too thin, so it applied easily without streaking or bubbling.  It actually had surprising coverage on its own–just shy of being opaque with a hint of visible nail line after two coats.

Ozotic #505 Nail Lacquer

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #123

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  Nothing!
  • Weekend plans:  Catching up on blogging – SO behind right now!  I have so many things I need to tend to that have gotten away from me this past week.
  • What’s your favorite flower?:   Sunflowers 🙂

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This week’s Mellan photo…


Mellan is totally in love with having a yard!

MAC By Request Collection for Fall 2012


MAC By Request Collection for Fall 2012

M•A•C fans are to vote for their favorite shades starting March 12 on Facebook. 18 popular lipsticks, lipglasses and eye shadows have been selected from past collections; the three shades with the most votes from each category will come back as an online exclusive, limited edition collection. Voting opens to all Facebook fans March 12 -30. The collection will be available online in North America in August and internationally Fall 2012.

Lipstick

  • 3N as seen in N Collection (January 2008)
  • Candy Yum Yum as seen in Quite Cute (April 2011)
  • Eden Rocks as seen in Eden Rocks (May 2001)
  • Moxie as seen in Retro Matte Lipsticks (September 1999)
  • Rocker as seen in Time Rocker (Fall 1999)
  • Shitaki as seen in Cuisine (March 2001)

Lipglass

  • 2N as seen in N Collection (January 2008)
  • Bait as seen in Lure (June 2006)
  • Cult of Cherry as seen in Cult of Cherry (September 2008)
  • Emancipation as seen in Wonder Woman (February 2011)
  • Flash of Flesh as seen in M•A•C D’Bohemia (May 2005)
  • Icescape as seen in Love Lace (December 2009)

Eye Shadow

  • Cool Heat as seen in Cool Heat – June 2008
  • Guacamole as seen in Salsabelle (May 2005)
  • Heavenly Bliss as seen in Eden Rocks (May 2001)
  • Jeté as seen in Danse (January 2006)
  • Moth Brown as seen in Madame B. (March 2005)
  • Solar White as seen in Cool Heat (June 2008)

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