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