Urban Decay Haul and Swatches4:56 PM
Hey everyone! I have been keeping these swatches from you guys for a while now so I thought it's about time I post up my haul from urbandecay.com. Now, can I just say that visually, the Urban Decay brand has got it right? From the website, to the display stands in Sephora and Ulta, to the packaging on each product, they really put some time and effort into making makeup that looks good and performs well. Just wicked. I love it.
One of the most highly rated and talked about items that Urban Decay has are their 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils. What with the 30% off code a while back, I went a little crazy and bought both of the mini-pencil travel sets. I couldn't help it! The colors were so gorgeous and I NEEDED Yeyo. And I can totally say for certain that I don't regret it at all. They are just the best pencil liners I have ever tried, bar none. Silky smooth, highly pigmented, and once they set, they are SET. Definitely a holy grail product.
Here is the VIP set (zero, lucky, covet, electric, lust):
And Velvet Rope (yeyo, 1999, zero, bourbon, stash):
My goodness. I love that accordion-fold packaging. Too clever.
And here are my swatches:
My favorites have got to be Yeyo for highlighting tear ducts, and surprisingly Lucky for how light and bright it is. It's just the perfect color for lining the lower lashes during the day without the harshness of black liner. Electric is pretty awesome to add a pop to neutral looks too.
I also had to take advantage of the sale and get an absolute staple of mine, Urban Decay Primer Potion. This time, I bought the jumbo version which is both taller and wider than the original. Since my old tube broke, I am comparing the size to a bottle of China Glaze nail polish. Hopefully the wider bottle will also help to get more product out without depotting it!
My final purchase was something I had been lemming for for a long time. The Deluxe Shadow Box conveniently has 9 of Urban Decay's line of highly pigmented Deluxe Shadows and I have been DYING to try out Fishnet and Graffiti. Whooooboy this palette did NOT disappoint! I used it as the makeup artist for a photoshoot on 3 different girls with very different looks and it was beautiful on each one. I think my pictures are a little washed out from the light but trust me, these are pretty pigmented. Like the eyeliners, these shadows are rich and creamy.
The packaging: Purple velvet exterior with metal mesh and a mini UDPP
Inside: A mirror, and eyeshadow sponge applicators I will likely never use
A close-up of the colors
And the pretty swatches (oops, mislabeled the green "graffiti" as bourbon)
Ransom has this awesome bluish glow and Fishnet is the perfect pinky-purple with a blue flash. I almost completely forget about the bottom row of neutral shadows because the colored ones are so awesome, but I'm sure many of you would really appreciate them and use them alot since they are pretty neutrals. I'll likely try out Scratch as a highlight color, or the other two on someone with fairer skin than me.
I also got a free mini lipstick in Sellout with my order. It's adorably packaged in purple metallic. It's kind of a warm burnt berry color on me. Not for everyday, but might be nice with a peachy-coral look.
Hope this review and these swatches are helpful for any of you interested in buying Urban Decay stuff. It's been one of my favorite hauls ever, so of course I highly recommend it. A little pricey, but really quality products! Anyone else tried any of these? Or have an Urban Decay product they recommend? Let me know in the comments what your favorites are.