Posts Tagged ‘Urban Decay’

Some Urban Decay Stuff

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

While going through the photos on my computer I found some swatches that I made sometime before Christmas, I guess it’s not too late to show them. I had ordered some Urban Decay stuff from

Hey, what’s that? A butterfly? *sniff sniff*

Once he realized it wasn’t a real one and moved along, I could take this photo:

It’s a Pocket Rocket lip gloss in the shade James, the Mariposa Palette, and the 24/7 Glide On Pencil in Flipside (Finally! I’ve beeen craving that one for years..)

The palette is packaged in a metal tin with the Urban Decay logo and a butterfly on it (Mariposa means butterfly in Spanish). When you open it up it looks like this:

Click on the next photo if you want to enlarge it:

And then we have the swatches, in the sun and in the shade. Click on the photos to enlarge them.

Row 1 L-R: Rockstar, Gunmetal, Skimp, Infamous, Wreckage
Row 2 L-R: Haight, Money, Mushroom, Spotlight, Limelight

The reason I bought this palette was mainly for the shades Haight, Money, Mushroom, and Skimp. Wreckage and Infamous are also very nice shades. Spotlight and Limelight can be a bit tricky to apply as they are a little gritty, but I’ve worn Spotlight a few times without problems.

On to the lip gloss, James. If you’re not familiar with the Pocket Rocket lip glosses they all have different guys on them (James is the Emo guy), and if you look at them in a certain angle they’re undressed to their undies.

It’s so tacky it’s fun! The applicator is a tiny brush, which I think works pretty well.

I swatched it on the back of my hand together with the Flipside pencil.

James is a cool pink gloss with tiny blue/purple shimmer in it, and Flipside is a gorgeous teal color.

Here’s a shot of James on my lips.. Hmm, I hope my fiance isn’t reading this =)

It’s quite a sheer gloss, so I like to wear it on top of a more covering lipstick or stain, I think it makes the shimmer more visible that way as well. And then we have the scent is reminiscent of creme brulee, and being the sweet tooth that I am I love it!

A Colorful Eye Look With UD 15th Anniversary Palette

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

My, that was an imaginative headline.. I didn’t know what to call this post really. I was playing around with my latest love last weekend and ended up using six of the shadows in the 15th Anniversary Eyeshadow Collection. I don’t think I’ve ever used that many at once!

Urban Decay – Primer Potion all over lid and blended up to the browbone
Urban Decay – Flow on inner half of eyelid, and under the inner part lower lashline
Urban Decay – Junkshow on outer half of lid, blended into Flow
Urban Decay – Deep End in crease
Urban Decay – Omen in lower part of the crease and outer v
Urban Decay – Half Truth in outer v
Urban Decay – Vanilla in inner corners and on browbone
Urban Decay – 24/7 pencil eyeliner along outer half of lower lashline, with Omen on top
Isadora – Inliner Kajal in Blond on lower waterline
Smashbox – Hyperlash Mascara
ELF – Cream eyeliner in Black (I think it is, my memory is bad..)
Viva La Diva – Mix & Match Eyebrow Color

I see that I should have taken the eyeliner a bit further in, but other than that I’m pretty happy with this look.

It’s not really a look I would wear at work, but I could definitely sport this at a party!

Eye Look – Omen and Flow

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Here’s a quick eye look I made with the Urban Decay 15th Anniversary palette. Something tells me I’ll be using Flow and Omen a lot when I want a little pop of color on an ordinary day.

Urban Decay – Primer Potion all over lid and blended up to the browbone
Urban Decay – Flow on inner half of eyelid
Urban Decay – Omen on outer third of eyelid and in crease
Urban Decay – Vanilla in inner corners and on browbone
Urban Decay – Half Truth as eyeliner along upper lashline
Isadora – Inliner Kajal in Blond on lower waterline
Lumene – Blueberry Curl Waterproof Mascara on upper lashes
Isadora – Clear Conditioning Mascara on lower lashes

First two photos are taken with flash:

This is taken without flash:

Urban Decay 15-Year Anniversary Eyeshadow Collection!

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

You guessed right, it’s the 15th Anniversary palette from Urban Decay! I fell in love with this palette when I first saw it, and I just couldn’t resist getting it from Ebay. It wasn’t cheap, but I do find it worth the money I paid for it. Prepare for a lot of photos!

The palette comes in a purple velvet casing, which makes it feel quite luxurious.

Don’t you just love the design? The lid is quite reflective, and I warn you, there will be fingerprints!

This is what the palette looks like, 15 brand new eyeshadows!

You can actually lift off the palette since there’s a velvet compartment underneath, not that I have any idea what I’d put there. I can’t get it open without using something small and pointy. It looks like this:

I took this photo on another day if you wonder why the shadows look messed up here.

Click on the following photo to see the shadows more up close:

I’ve also tried doing some swatches, I hope I got them fairly accurate. If you want some better quality I suggest you check out Phyrra’s swatches of this palette. The color descriptions are from Urban Decay’s site. The swatches were made on top of Too Faced Shadow Insurance.

Row 1 L-R: Midnight Rodeo (medium metallic brown w/silver and gold glitter), Tainted (pale matte purple with golden shimmer), Deeper (deep shimmery golden brown)

Row 2 L-R: Midnight 15 (oyster pearl w/silver glitter), Junkshow (bright pink w/fuchsia shift), M.I.A (soft shimmery dark brown)

Row 3 L-R: Vanilla (shimmery white gold), Omen (shimmery metallic bright purple w/blue shift), Ace (dark gunmetal shimmer)

Unfortunately you don’t see that much of Vanilla in my photo, but it is a beautiful light yellow/golden highlighter.

And then we have the last two rows in the palette:

Row 1 L-R: Flow (soft peach shimmer), Evidence (deep metallic blue), Blackout (darkest, most saturated black)
Row 2 L-R: Chase (metallic bright bronze), Deep End (bright teal shimmer), Half Truth (shimmery smoky purple)

Evidence and Deep End doesn’t look quite right in the photo above, they’re a bit too blue. The next photo shows the colors a bit better:

As with most Urban Decay eyeshadows these are wonderful! The color payoff is great, and there are some lovely duochromes in there. There are no major glitter bombs, the only glittery shades are Midnight Rodeo and Midnight 15, but it’s nowhere near the amount glitter in Midnight Cowboy or Uzi for example.

I really love the mix of neutral and bright colors, which makes it suitable both for everyday looks, and for some more colorful party looks. My favorite shadows are Junkshow, Omen, Flow, Deep End, Midnight 15, and Half Truth.

Do you have your eyes set on this palette?

Birthday look

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Well, actually this was the day after my birthday, but it was for my birthday party at least. As usual I was running late and I quickly grabbed my Naked palette to do a fast neutral look. To get some more color in I added som green to my lower lash line, but unfortunately you don’t see that much of the color in the pics.

Meow – Pampered Puss foundation in Frisky Chartreux (I may just have found my match!)
Make Up Store – Blush Sugar Muffin lightly applied

Urban Decay – Primer Potion
Urban Decay – Virgin on inner third of lid
Urban Decay – Sin on the rest of the lid and in crease
Urban Decay – Toasted in outer v
MAD – Coy Pink on browbone
Isadora – Inliner kajal Blonde on water line
Everyday Minerals – Smokey to line upper lash line
Urban Decay – 24/7 eyeliner pencil in Covet on outer half of lower lash line
Brite Bird – Micromiss applied on top of Covet
Lumene – Blueberry Curl Waterproof Mascara on upper lashes
Claudia – Wonderlash Mascara on lower lashes
Viva La Diva – Mix & Match Eyebrow Color, medium brown shade used to lightly fill in eyebrows

Isadora – Crystal Gloss Stick in Twinkling Pink

Eyeko – Punk (I’ll write a post about that one another day!)

And a couple of blurry full face photos (Click for bigger). There’s no auto focus when I use my remote trigger for my camera  so I have to guess where the focus is..

Yay pink nails!

The necklace is the Perky Goth necklace from Whimsy Beading by the way. You should check out their jewelry if you haven’t already, there are so many beautiful things to drool over!

Neutral Look with Urban Decay Naked

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

So here’s a neutral everyday look that I tried out with my newly acquired Naked palette from Urban Decay:

The headband is just for covering the terrible state my hair was in.. =)

And yes, I was too lazy to put on some concealer.. Here’s what I’ve used:

Meow – Flawless Feline foundation in Sleek Siamese
Make Up Store – Blush Sugar Muffin (probably not very visible, I’m a blush newb!)

Urban Decay – Primer Potion
Urban Decay – Virgin on the entire lid and on brow bone
Urban Decay – Sin on top of Virgin on the lid, except for the inner third
Urban Decay – Toasted on outer third of the lid and in crease
Urban Decay – Hustle lightly applied in outer v, and along lower lash line
Isadora – Inliner kajal Blonde on water line
ELF – gel liner in True Black on upper lash line
Lancome – Hypnose Precious Cells Mascara on upper lashes
Claudia – Wonderlash Mascara on lower lashes

Nyx – Slim lip pencil in Nude Pink
Nyx – Round lipstick in Tea Rose

Time to get NAKED!

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Oh I am soo funny with the title.. Anyway, I’ve been drooling over the Urban Decay Naked palette for quite some time now, and last week I finally managed to get my hands on it! I ordered it from ASOS along with some other UD-stuff, a lipstick in the shade Hotpants, and a 24/7 glide-on pencil in the shade Crash:

Look at all those gorgeous shadows! I have Half Baked since before and I love it, and I’m sure I’ll find some new favorites here. The brown eye pencil Whiskey looks quite useful, too.

Here are some closeups of the other stuff I got:

Crash, it’s a dark plum color with tiny silver glitter in it. I think this will go great with my green eyes.

Hotpants,  a sheer pink color with tiny silver microglitter in it.

I’ve done my best to try and swatch the lippie. On the lower swatch I’ve done a few more layers to show more of the color. As you can see it is quite sheer.

So what do you think of the Naked palette? Fantastic or overrated?