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Best and Worst of Urban Decay Cosmetics!
Welcome back to TheLexiEdit! Thank you so much for stopping by! Today, we will be talking about Urban Decay Cosmetics and what I think are the best products from the brand! I love Urban Decay Cosmetics and some of their products are totally my holy grail products (see future post for my ride or die favorites!)!
Best of Urban Decay:
- Urban Decay Naked Palettes–$54.00
These palettes are cult classics. There are five palettes in the Naked Eyeshadow Palette collection: Naked 1, Naked 2, Naked 3, Naked Smokey, and Naked Heat. I own the Naked 1, Naked 2, and Naked 3 and I will have to admit that I get the most use out of the Naked 3 palette and it is definitely my own personal favorite because I love warm rosy toned shadows. Yet, for the average makeup user, the Naked 1 is definitely the most practical. I also think that the Naked 1 is definitely the palette to get if you just started experimenting with makeup and you want a good quality palette that you can use to create many different looks. Any of these palettes will allow you to achieve a full look just using this one palette. Naked 1 is a nice neutral palette with slightly warm undertones, Naked 2 is a neutral palette with cool undertones, and Naked 3 is a warm toned, rosy palette. The Naked Smokey is a cool toned, dark and smokey palette. Lastly, the newest addition to the Naked family is the Naked Heat which is full of firey, warm toned shadows. You can’t go wrong with any of these palettes, its up to you to choose whichever one seems most appealing!
Tutorial on Naked 1 Palette:
Tutorial on Naked 2 Palette:
Tutorial on Naked 3 Palette:
Tutorial on Naked Smokey Palette:
Tutorial on Naked Heat Palette:
2. Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks–$18.00
The Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks are absolutely incredible. They come in 106 shades in a variety of finishes including: metallic finish, stain finish, matte finish, shimmer finish, and a high shine finish. This formula will not stay put all day, like a liquid lipstick would. Therefore, you’ll definitely need to reapply it but the reapplication process is so easy and seamless that I actually prefer these lipsticks and think they are easier to wear than any of the liquid lipsticks that I own.
According to the Sephora website, this creamy formula is packed with nourishing ingredients. A butter blend comforts, hydrates, and enhances, leaving lips soft and conditioned, and never dry. Aloe vera, jojoba, avocado, and babassu oils nourish and soften lips. Illipe butter, derived from Malaysian illipe trees, provides long-lasting moisture, while the vitamins C and E deliver a hint of antioxidants.
My personal favorite shades include (with swatches of the shades below each name):
-Fuel (cream)–warm peachy nude
-Insanity (cream)–soft warm nude
-Safe Word (comfort matte)– neutral nude-pink
-Stark Naked (comfort matte)–light nude
-Fuel 2.0–deep peachy nude
-1993 (comfort matte)–medium brown
Lip Swatch Tutorial and Review:
In conclusion, these lipsticks are amazing and come in a variety of shades, whatever you’re looking for, you are guaranteed to find it!
3. Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray–$32.00
This is the best and most effective makeup setting spray that I have used! This makeup setting spray really locks in your makeup all day. Not only does the spray lock in your makeup all day, but after you are done with your makeup, if you feel as if you makeup looks too “powdery,” if you spray some of this on your face, it will diminish this SIGNIFICANTLY! I love this spray and find that it makes my makeup last significantly longer and also makes my makeup melt into my face more seamlessly without that powdery and dull look!
According to the Sephora website, “A weightless setting spray that keeps makeup looking just-applied for up to 16 hours. Is makeup meltdown ruining your midnight mojo? Mist on this weightless spray to give your makeup serious staying power. Developed in an exclusive partnership with SKINDINÄVIA, this groundbreaking, clinically tested formula is suitable for all skin types and features patented Temperature Control Technology. It actually lowers the temperature of your makeup to keep foundation, eyeshadow, blush, and concealer in place—even in hot and humid or cold and windy conditions. The result? Smoother-looking skin and vibrant makeup that lasts all day (or night) without melting, cracking, fading, or settling into fine lines. Unlike similar products on the market that feel sticky or tight on your skin, the sprayer delivers a microfine mist that goes on so light, you’ll hardly feel it—and once you’ve applied it, you won’t even know it’s there. ”
4. Urban Decay Single Eyeshadows–$20.00
These Urban Decay eyeshadows are by far my favorite single shadows on the market. The range of shadows in the collection is so incredibly vast and extensive, it is truly incredible! You can truly find any shade, color, and/or finish you could possibly wish for! These eyeshadows are incredibly innovative which deliver a high-pigment, velvety finish that lasts! If you are interested in purchasing these single shadows, I highly suggest NOT buying them off the Sephora website. Instead, I suggest buying them off the Urban Decay Cosmetics website. There, you can find the full collection of single shadows that Urban Decay offers. While on the Sephora website, you only find a very small amount of the full collection. Overall, these shadows are incredible and my absolute favorites!
According to the Sephora website, “An innovative eyeshadow that delivers a high-pigment, velvety finish that lasts. This eyeshadow features even softer, velvety texture and richer, more decadent color. Sweep on smoother, more uniform pigment and blendability, and longer-lasting, more crease-free wear. This array of shades features a completely revamped assortment of shadows in new finishes, and a redesigned token compact. Formulated with Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™, it acts as a vehicle for color that holds tightly to pigment so that the eyeshadow can glide on seamlessly. It features a proprietary blend of ingredients that allows color to fuse with the formula, resulting in high-impact color that stays on your lids. ”
Swatches on my favorite shades (swatch picture below the description):
-X: peach shimmer with gold shift
–Midnight Cowboy: pale pink-nude shimmer w/silver glitter
–Scratch: rose gold shimmer
–Chopper: copper shimmer with silver micro-glitter
–Snatch: pale peach shimmer with gold glitter
– Sin: champagne shimmer
–Fireball: peach-pink shift
5. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion–$20.00
This is the eyeshadow primer is the absolute best on the market! Prior to using this eyeshadow primer, I did not necessarily “believe in” using eyeshadow primers. For some reason, I decided to pickup a mini sized of the original shade of the eyeshadow primer potion and it truly and entirely changed my eyeshadow “game!” This primer potion makes my eyeshadows more vibrant, long-lasting and my eyeshadows NEVER crease while using this primer potion!
According to the Sephora website, “This primer keeps your eyeshadow crease-free while making color more vibrant and providing a smoother application. Formulated with polymer technology, it fills in any imperfections on the skin’s surface, prepping lids for all-day wear. It glides on smoothly, blends beautifully on all skin tones, and dries on invisibly.”
6. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil–$20.00
These eyeliners are my absolute favorite eyeliners on the market! There are 48 different shade colors featured on the Sephora website. This eyeshadow range features a wide array of colors, from natural shades to colorful and vibrant shades! Not only are these shades absolutely beautiful and unique, they are the creamiest and easiest eyeliners to apply, that I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing! But most importantly, these eyeshadows are SO LONG-LASTING! They stay in the waterline ALL DAY and stay vibrant and opaque! Again, these eyeliners are my very favorite and I recommend them to anyone and everyone!
According to the Sephora website, “Glide on color that stays put for the duration of your nonstop, on-the-go day! These cushiony, creamy eye pencils deliver powerful, vibrant color that slides on smooth and stays soft and creamy for blending (about 30 seconds), then dries to a long-lasting finish that won’t budge. Line eyes with a hint of color or go for the full artistic, multi-hued effect. Truly inspired, these pencils go all day and all night. Created with 50 percent moisturizing ingredients suspended in a sophisticated waterproof formula, this brilliant collection of eye essentials offers long-lasting color and a dreamy, creamy feel when applied.”