Urban Decay Bits & Bobs + GIVEAWAY

Urban Decay Bits & Bobs + GIVEAWAY

Happy Sunday bellas,

I hope you had a great weekend relaxing and spending time with your loved ones. To end off this awesome week I’ll be sharing a couple more Urban Decay items I’ve tried and giving you a short review on each of them. I’ve also got an amazing giveaway to share some UD love so you can add some products to your collection too. Let’s get started.

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Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray – R450 for 118ml ($30)

This is by far the best setting spray I have ever used, and just counting in my draw, I have 14 other setting sprays to compare it to. I won’t ramble on too much about it since I mentioned it in my monthly favourites post here, but it locks everything in place and makes my makeup last for the entire day with no budging, smudging or transferring. It’s probably one of the most expensive setting sprays I’ve tried but it will last a really long time since just two spritzes disperses product to cover the entire face to hold everything in place. There are other variants such as the Chill Cooling & Hydrating, De-Slick-Oil-Control and B6 Vitamin Infused sprays but I’m skeptical since the reviews vary quite a bit. This was the first setting spray I have ever finished but I’ve been controlling myself not to repurchase it since I know it will be the only thing I reach for once again and like I mentioned, I have lots of bottles to still go through. I can’t waste them all, right?

Urban Decay Primer Potion – R280 for 10ml ($20)

I have the little tube of original primer potion and from the get go I knew I didn’t like it. The consistency is very greasy and it makes the eyeshadow crease a lot quicker than other eyeshadow primers do. I initially thought it was the tube I received but then I received the sample card containing all four variants of the Urban Decay eyeshadow primers and again, it was oily and slippery and did absolutely nothing to increase the longevity of my eyeshadow. I know lots of people rave about it and I’m still scratching my head as to why. The next primer potion shade is called Eden, which is thicker in texture and feels almost like a concealer for the eyelids. It is nude in colour and does well to cover any pigmentation or veins on the lid. It doesn’t crease when set with a matte powder and brightens the overall look of any eyeshadow. It does increase the longevity of the eyeshadow and looks amazing at the end of the day. The shade Sin is a champagne shimmer cream that can be worn on it’s own or as a base to increase the intensity of a metallic eye. It reminds me of the ColourPop eyeshadows I’ve tried and looks very pretty on the lid. It doesn’t crease and does a fair job of keeping the eyeshadow in place. I did notice a bit of smudging above my crease when I didn’t cover the entire lid with shadow. The last variant I tried was the Anti-Ageing Primer Potion and it mimics a formula similar to the pore-filling face primers. It fills any fine lines and wrinkles to create an even base but it’s more on the sheer side so it doesn’t help as much with pigmentation. They say:

“Its innovative ingredients minimize the look of wrinkles while improving the appearance of tone and texture. Dermaxyl® helps to smooth the appearance of wrinkles, and Kalpariane® supports plumping, firming, and hydrating the skin as it improves suppleness and elasticity. The optical blurring pigments create a subtle, soft-focus effect that instantly brightens up tired eyes and reduces the look of redness, thinning skin in the eye area, and other imperfections.”

I like this one the best but it’s also a bit more expensive at R320 for 10ml ($24).

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L-R: Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original, Eden, Sin, Anti-Ageing & 24/7 Glide On Eye Liner in Rockstar

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil – R215 ($20)

I received the shade Rockstar which is a deep, eggplant purple and makes brown eyes pop with any look. The formula is very creamy and pigmented and lasts quite long throughout the day. I’d love to try a few more shades but for an eye pencil, the cost is just too high for my liking no matter how amazing it is.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara – R275 ($22)

I received the travel size mascara in the Rockstar Bag along with the next few samples and if this formula was anything to go by, I won’t be purchasing a full sized one. The mascara wand is packed quite densely with bristles and do a good job of adding volume and length to the lashes but what I didn’t like was that it didn’t hold a curl in place and started smudging on my lower lashline after a few hours. It’s also got a mixed bag of reviews so this one is a thumbs down from me.

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Urban Decay Ultra Definition Powder Foundation – R530 ($36)

I got 3 shades in the sample card and I used the lightest for highlighting under my eyes and the a mixture of the other two for the rest of my face. I was expecting it to be quite dry and patchy since it’s a powder foundation but it is so finely milled I can press it into the skin for a flawless, airbrushed finish. It feels very light on the skin but it did accentuate my dry patches and did hold up against my oily t-zone as the day progressed.

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Urban Decay Naked Flushed palette – R540 ($32)

The concept of these palettes is quite amazing and I’d love to pick a full sized one up to add to my collection. The Naked Flushed palette in Streak contains a matte bronzer, a peachy shimmery highlighter and a bright coral blush. The bronzer is a bit too light for my skin tone but it blends well and doesn’t look muddy. The highlighter was a bit chunkier and had quite a bit of fallout. It didn’t blend as easily but added a popping highlight to my cheekbones and brow bone. The blush was the most beautiful of them all. It’s very pigmented so just a light dab on the apples of the cheeks gave my skin a flush of colour and made it look very healthy.

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Urban Decay Bits & Bobs + Giveaway - http://belleblushh.com

Left: Ultra Definition Powder Foundation & Right: Naked Flushed in Streak

All products are available at the Urban Decay store in Sandton with plans to launch in other cities soon. If you’re outside of South Africa, you can get it online at Sephora or directly from the Urban Decay website. So that’s it for the reviews and now on to the exciting part.

With everyone giving away Naked palettes (which if you read about here I’m very skeptical about), I decided to do something a bit different. I’m giving away a R500 Urban Decay gift card to one lucky winner so YOU can decide what you’d most like to use it on and add it to your collection. But wait, there’s more…

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I also managed to get my hands on another limited edition Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow palette, which if you read my review here you’d know I absolutely love and that’s also going home to the lucky winner. Whoop whoop!

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All you have to do is enter using the Rafflecopter below. Easy right?

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Rules to Enter:

  • The giveaway is open to South African residents only.
  • The competition ends on the 18th August 2016 at 11:59pm CAT.
  • The winner will be announced on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter shortly thereafter so make sure you follow me on those platforms so you don’t miss out.
  • The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize after which a new winner will be chosen.
  • All entries will be checked and false entries will be removed.
  • Unfollowers will be disqualified from future giveaways

I hope you enjoyed my little Urban Decay series and Good Luck to all! Love ya xoxox

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  • Natalie Magnus

    Stunning giveaway. Been itching to get my hands on this pallet. So many urban decay goodies I want to get my hands on. 😉

  • Linell Nyakutsikwa

    when your wish list gems are in Belle Blushh give away you cant stop happy dancing.

  • Leanne Cherry

    I love the powder foundation by Urban Decay

  • Haneem Majiet-Abader

    I would definitely buy the Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray. Going to need that when summer approaches. A melted face is so not a good look.

  • Megs H

    Fabulous prizes! Would love to win any one of them, but if I had to choose it would definitely choose the Urban Decay Naked Flushed palette 😉 Holding thumbs.

  • Cherise Botha

    I would love the naked flushed palette! It is gorgeous! I always read your posts before buying anything, you are always spot on!

  • Ronel van Lingen

    I would buy the setting spray! 🙂

  • Jyothi Laldas

    Such an awesome giveaway!

  • Shana Press Abrahams

    I’m relatively new to your site as my first post I read was about spotting the fakes….And that has attracted me as the post was explicitly written and was so impressed with it… Keep it up 🙂

  • Pastelsandflorals

    Love these reviews , definitely gives a better insight on these products !

  • Oh goodness…what to get. Okay I really wanted the eyeshadow primer, but stumped now after your review. I’d probably put it towards an eyeshadow palette…the original Naked palette. I also want the setting spray.

    EEEEKKKK that Gwen Stefani palette…..oh my soul… *drops to the floor*

    You’ve really given us so much to go on with your reviews. Appreciate the time it takes to put these posts together for us.

  • Carmen van Leeve

    Would love to try all these amazing Urban Decay products that everyone is raving about…

  • Jacqueline Katzen

    oh wow… I would love the Primer Potion and the Perversion Mascara

  • sharleen deacon

    I would love the Naked Palette as a start

  • Sakshi Bhinda

    I would buy the first Naked Palette.. fair start I think! 😛

  • RehanaSeedat.5

    I would love the Naked Palette

  • Bianca Balutto

    Omw I would love to win this amazing prize ? I have been eyeing the Gwen Stefani palette for a while and would love to own it. I would buy one of the flushed palettes or the pandemonium lipstick its such a pretty colour.

  • Cornell

    Urban Decay Perversion Mascara**

  • KSK2827

    I would definitely go for the Urban Decay Naked Flushed palette!

  • Ayesha Akoonjee Bhayla

    I would buy the naked setting spray as well as the urban decay naked pallet (num 1)

  • Marina

    UD Pallete od course 🙂

  • Nicole Booysen

    Would be so hard to choose but definitely Perversion False Lashes ?❤️ White Heavy Metal loose glitter ??✨ Eyeshadow Primer Portion ?? thank you for the amazing opportunity ❤️ Crossing fingers !

  • Rayne Toni Alexander

    oh my goodness.. where to begin?! I would want to buy the Gwen palette but it’s already a prize – eeeek!!!! So my second choice would have to be the iconic Primer Potion! I have heard nothing but good things about it!

    PS what a fliiiippping amazing giveaway!!! XX

  • Haleemah

    The setting sprays and concealer are amazing!

  • Melanie Pretorius

    The Gwen eyeshadow palette is amazing and I’ve heard so many good things about the Naked palettes and the setting spray so I’d love to try it. Thank you for an awesome giveaway!

  • Aarifah

    AMAZING giveaway! Dying to try out the Gwen Stefani eyeshadow palette and the Naked Smoky palette, of course! xx

  • Shannon Lee Nel

    I will definitely get the Urban Decay setting spray and the primer potion in Sin if I had the amazing opportunity to win this urban decay giveaway ????

  • I would love to buy the Naked 2 to complete my Naked collection ??

  • Faheemah Desai

    I would love to get the naked smoky pallette.? Been wanting it for so long ?

  • Carly Bowden

    Naked 3 is calling my name…. Setting Spray has been recommended and I would love to try the concealer.

  • I would love some vice lipsticks 🙂

  • any thing from Urban Decay would be awesome. If i had to choose one then it would be the Naked 3 palette 🙂

  • numreen hoosen

    I would get the setting spray have heard only good things

  • numreen hoosen

    I would love the settin spray

  • Salmaa

    Not sure how I missed this amazing giveaway ❤️

  • Clarissa Basilio

    I’ve been looking for a company or anyone selling international brands for a long time now in South Africa. I would like the setting spray if I had to win.

  • Ayesha Amra

    Defintely the setting spray !❤️

  • Safeera

    What an informative post….definitely getting the setting spray

  • Bahiya Bhamjee

    I would add a naked 2 to my collection…

  • Ammarah

    Totally need this to start my collection! fingers crossed:)

  • Saabirah

    I would get the setting spray, it sounds like a dream! Fingers crossed for this amazing giveaway ?

  • Jyothi Laldas

    =) Thank you!!!!!!!!

  • Vanessa Christiane

    Awesome Competition, however if I am lucky enough to win I will be donation towards a Cuppa-for-Cansa, I attended the on in George South Africa, along the Garden Route on Saturday and it was fantastic! I have been asked to assist a local busiNess with theirs, so I am ‘begging’ for gifts basically! ? all of the funds raised at the Cuppa will be donated to Canser in George. They are an amazing organisation and do so much, without any government funding, everything is via donation and/sponsorships.