8.07.2009

Urban Decay Review






Complexion Primer Potion
Pore Perfecting
$30

Smooth on a little Pore Perfecting Complexion Primer Potion before foundation (or alone!) to totally minimize the look of pores and fine lines. The velvety, paraben-free formula flashes down to a soft-matte finish, without the greasy, heavy feel sometimes associated with foundation primers. The result? Flawless skin with an airbrushed look and feel. Foundation applies smoothly, evenly, and won’t fade away. Ideal for oilier skin, but dry complexions who want pore perfection will love it, too.

The convenient squeeze tube includes a twist-up dispenser (like school glue!) for easy portion control.

Two unique finishes of Complexion Primer Potions are available. For skin that feels brighter and tighter, try our Brightening formula.

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Tips: A little goes a long way! A pea-sized drop of Complexion Primer Potion is all you need to perfect your whole face. Or, try just a touch in the areas where you need it most.


I really like this product- it definitely helps to minimize pores, and it helps with making your makeup last.



Surreal Skin
Cream to Powder Foundation
$34

Want porcelain-perfect coverage AND a modern, natural finish? Surreal Skin Cream-to-Powder Foundation is your answer. This ultra-lightweight formula transforms from a decadent cream to a micro-fine powder upon contact with skin. You won’t believe the instant transformation! The light-as-air texture glides on effortlessly and feels as natural as your own skin. (No heavy, greasy, or powdery makeup texture.)

Lighter than liquid, our buildable formula gives you all the coverage you desire, without the pore-clogging effects of heavier foundations – you can even wear it as a concealer.

Hyaluronic Filling Spheres and Pearl Powders hydrate and reduce the appearance of fine lines, while antioxidants, like Vitamins A and C, nourish and protect skin.

And, you Urban Decay fans will LOVE to pull this compact out of your bag! The transparent violet compact features a collage of skulls, flowers and funny creatures. Inside, the double-decker compact houses a mirror, your foundation AND a ventilated compartment for a custom, cruelty-free brush. No more digging to find your foundation brush – it’s included.

Tips: The cruelty-free Urban Decay brush (included!) is the best way to apply: just brush it on and buff to a porcelain finish. Your own sponge – or fingers – will work, too.

I'm loving this foundation!






Surreal Skin
Mineral Makeup
$29

Yes, it’s the latest rage in skincare, but why? Mineral Makeup contains no talc, oils, artificial dyes, or fragrance – just naturally derived minerals – making it the perfect for even the most sensitive skin, oily or dry.

So why is Urban Decay’s Mineral Makeup different from other mineral foundations out there? The package just might be our favorite thing – totally mess-free. Other brands’ makeup needs to be poured and brushed and swirled and whatnot. Ours comes with an attached puff. Just puff it on for a flawless finish anywhere – at your vanity or on the subway. Use a little for sheer coverage or keep puffing for heavier coverage. Titanium dioxide, a major ingredient, provides formulation color and great coverage. The handy on/off switch means you can toss it in your purse – no spills.

Another unique thing about Surreal Skin: you’ll get a semi-matte finish instead of the shiny finish other mineral foundations provide. The result is natural, not made-up, and totally weightless.

Tips: For precise shading and concealing, makeup junkies can unscrew the lid and use a Good Karma Blush Brush instead of the attached puff.

We recommend using oil-free SPF 15 lotion daily underneath.


a little too dark for me...



Eyelash Primer Potion
$20
Wave this magic wand before your favorite mascara for lashes that appear thicker, longer and stronger… right before your very eyes. Tiny fibers band together, cling to every lash, and construct towers of Babel… reaching for heavenly lashes. Just apply Eyelash Primer Potion, then apply your favorite mascara as usual. Your lashes will look fake, but the magic is real.

Our protein-rich and paraben-free formula conditions, fortifies, and thickens lashes with Silk Protein, Panthenol, and Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein.






Lip Primer Potion
$20
Prepare your lips for the day ahead. Our invisible primer lays a silky foundation for your favorite lipstick or gloss. Color is truer, applies smoother, lasts longer, and will not fade or feather. The easy-glide formula feels velvety-soft, without the drying feeling often associated with long-lasting lip color.

The formula includes SPF 15 (yay!) and moisturizing Vitamins A, C and E for a primer that protects and perfects. And, our pretty roll-up tube and slanted bullet make for precise, easy application.
This is the best lip primer I have EVER used!




Lipstick
Shade: Naked (creamy pink-nude)
$22
Leaving no shade unturned, our huge assortment of colors and textures tempt you to stray from an otherwise predicable palette. The luxuriously creamy formula nourishes and protects lips with Vitamins A, C, and E. Hyaluronic Spheres (found naturally in the body) are added to stimulate cellular function, prevent dehydration, and fill-in lines and wrinkles—now, how many Lipsticks can do that?! The teardrop-shape bullet (etched with an Urban Decay logo) is infused with a decadent crème caramel scent and flavor. Yum.

Not your standard Lipstick case, we added more glamour and an Urban twist: Urban Decay Lipstick tubes, made from weighty, purple metal, are pierced with a mini gunmetal dagger. The clear cap is decorated inside and out with two-toned purple flourishes. The effect is multidimensional, and incredibly luxe. Ooh la la.








24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil
Shade: Paranoid (dark pinky nude)
$17

Just like our 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils, our Lip Pencils are guaranteed to last, and also contain Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E, and Cottonseed Oil to nourish the skin and improve the smoothness of application. Go ahead and have another sip of your cocktail—our formula is waterproof, but never feels dry or cakey. It’s the perfect complement to Urban Decay Lipsticks, Stains, and Glosses.

Tips: Apply Ozone (our clear shade) outside the lip line to prevent feathering, or inside lips to keep gloss in place without leaving a line. Ozone also works wonders as a blend and repair tool!





Deluxe Eyeshadow
Shades:
Freakshow (deep purple w/red sheen)
&
Frigid (deep purple w/blue sheen)
$18

Our divine collection of high-tech creamy powder eye color will turn your eyes into opulent works of art. Why “Deluxe”? Definitely incomparable, the creamy formula feels like cashmere, blends beautifully, and delivers an even more intense burst of color than regular Urban Decay Eyeshadows. And, Deluxe hues have an even greater fill weight than our regular Eyeshadows - a generous serving.

Created with maximum staying power, Deluxe Eyeshadows offer incredibly long-lasting wear that won’t fade (especially when paired with our miraculous Eyeshadow Primer Potion). The result? Gorgeous, gem-like lids that are worthy of their own exhibit.

Packaged in weighted, hinged and mirrored compacts, each vibrant shadow features a unique piece of art inspired by graffiti, street art, and graphic design. Dip into these sumptuous shades and experience never-before-seen (or felt) eye shadow extravagance.

Tips: Sport these shades alone to make a statement or mix them with your favorite neutrals for a spectacular, yet subdued, effect
UD's Deluxe Shadows are my favorite!!






Freakshow



Frigid





Ink For Eyes
Shades:
Demolition (brown)
Pyrotechnics (iridescent glitter/clear base)
& Zero (black)
$22
It’s everything you want in a cream eyeliner! More precise than a pencil, more forgiving than a liquid, this super-smooth formula offers more control, play time, and buildable coverage than your average liner.

Create razor-sharp lines or smoky bedroom eyes… the creamy formula and double-ended applicator make it easy. Try the angled liner brush for precise details, or use the smudger for blending and drama. With such a wide variety of intriguing shades and ways to apply, you’re only limited by your imagination. (Cheesy, but true.)

What’s our secret ingredient? Nylon 12! This high-tech polymer decreases drag for flawless application (no skips or smears), while softening and absorbing excess oil. Color glides easily and stays true all day long. And, the formula is paraben-free!

Decorated with a hand-illustrated peacock, our long, lean case (complete with mirror) is ideal for applying color with the angled liner brush. Give the brush a couple of long strokes in each direction to fill with color, then apply.









My "mainly" Urban Decay Look:
Wuz & Sarah, remember who you told me you wanted to see a fotd with Beauty From the Earth's "Diamonds" eye shadow? Well, I remembered and wore it just for you!
I really like BFTE Diamonds, it super sparkly but not outrageous.
What I Used:
EYES:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay Ink For Eyes in Pyrotechnics (all over my lid)
Beauty From The Earth in Diamonds (all over my lid)
Urban Decay Ink For Eyes in Zero (as my liner)
Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow in Freakshow (underneath my bottom lashline)
Urban Decay Eyelash Primer Potion
FACE:
Urban Decay Complexion Primer Potion Pore Perfecting
Urban Decay Surreal Skin Cream to Powder Foundation in Hallucination
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
NARS blush in Angelika
Lips:
Urban Decay Lipstick in Naked

The Lash Primer Potion definitely helps extend the lashes so they look longer.
I Love Naked!!





















11 comments:

Jasmin said...

gorgeous look! love the makeup. thanks, for the review.

Latinminx79 said...

I love Naked too, it's so pretty and feels good on the lips!!! What are you doing with your hair, I like it??

Catanya said...

I am totally impressed by those pictures!!

Yoselin said...

I love these products! I love Frigid eyeshadow and Demolition Eye liner.

Oh and the way you did your eyes looks fab.... the lipstick also looks great on you!

em said...

wow everything looks great! I really need to get into UD more. awesome fotd too, perfect liner.

NattynGeorge said...

OMG! Amazing post! I really want to try the pore minimizing primer. And the creme to powder foundation looks amazing, as well as the mineral makeup! I'm definately trying those out when I go to ULTA next. And yeah, Just added freakshow and frigid to my wishlist. I'm obsessed with purple eyeshadow.. and those are MUST HAVES!

lindah said...

I want to try out that eyelash primer and lip primer :D I was looking at it in the store the other day when I got coralista... ehh another thing to add onto my wishlist! haha

Connie De Alwis said...

Freakshow is freakishly beautiful! so going on my wish list! I think Naked would be too pinky on me but I would love the lipstick just for its packaging

wuzzyangel said...

The face primer almost looks silver! Don't we wish that UDPP came in that kind of tube!

GORGEOUS FOTD!! So rocker girl! I love it!! The pop of color the eyeliner gives is amazing!! You're soo gorgeous Whit! :)

BECKY (Embrace Your Imperfections) said...

you look so pretty whit. you should do more looks like you used to.

also, awesome review!!

Crystal said...

i LOVE UD products! too bad it's not available here and they don't accept non-US credit cards so it makes ordering really hard. and your fotd is gorgeous!