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Urban Decay FINALLY Brings Us A New Wand!

May 4, 2009


It seems that the people at Urban Decay have finally heard your pleas to improve the packaging of their Primer Potion, as they’ve started rolling out a new and improved angled wand that’s supposed to alleviate the aggravation of having half your primer sitting in your tube, unreachable except via hacksaw. While I’ll acknowledge that the angled applicator is a vast improvement over their original straight applicator, I still happen to think that there will be a good amount of product that will remain in the tube, waiting to be depotted. How do you feel about Urban Decay’s “solution”?

Urban Decay F&F Save 30%!

April 7, 2009
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Now through April 17, 2009, save 30% off all your Urban Decay purchases by entering code: FNFS9 at checkout! Plus get a FREE Sellout Lipstick sample with all orders over $35.

I’ve had my eye on a few 24/7 eyeliner pencils, Lovechild lipstick, and a Pocket Rocket gloss or two (who doesn’t like to gloss to the sight of scantily clad men?). What will you be getting?

Urban Decay 24/7 Travel Size VIP Liner Set: Review, Swatches, and a Quick EOTD

December 10, 2008
Urban Decay VIP 24/7 Travel Size Set of 5 ($29)

Swatches (L to R): Zero (black), Lucky (deep copper), Covet (peacock green), Electric (bright aquamarine), and Lust (purple)

Liners after some vigorous rubbing with soap and water.

I’d been lemming this for so long but hesitated to purchase it as I don’t wear liners (especially pencil liners) all that often–but luckily somebody was kind enough to get this for me as a gift. Thanks so much Denise!!

Created with moisturizing ingredients, Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils are uber creamy, blendable, and waterproof. They apply like a dream, gliding over the eye area without dragging or pulling, and once set stay put nearly all day, even on my super-oily eyelids.

The VIP travel set consists of five bright and tropical shades that are a great deal for $29, since a full-sized pencil retails for $16. While the color does fade a bit after a long day of wear, Urban Decay’s 24/7 pencils are amongst the best that I’ve tried and I hope that they’ll continue to release great liner sets in the future.

Definitely pick up a set (especially since Sephora currently has a 15% off promotion going on) if you’ve been curious about Urban Decay’s liners–you won’t be disappointed!

A Quick EOTD using Zero (upper lash line) and Lust (waterline):


Urban Decay Friends and Family 2008: Save 30%!!!

November 11, 2008


Save 30% off all your Urban Decay purchases now through November 18th using CODE: FFH30. I love friends and family events!! I’m thinking now may be the perfect opportunity to try those 24/7 pencils I’ve been hearing so much about. And while you’ll probably need this product most in the summer, now would be a good time to stock up on your De-Slick Mattifying Powder!

As always I’d love to hear what you end up with!
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Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder Review

May 26, 2008
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Remember when I mentioned wanting to try this supposedly miraculous oil-absorbing powder here? Well I’ve been using it for the past few days now, both alone and on top of foundation, and I’m here to say that it definitely lives up to all the hype!

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Like many others I was initially suckered in by the pretty pretty packaging. I’m not so much into skulls, but purple is one of my favorite colors and the packaging reminded me or a yummy grape candy-I do love my sweets!

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After tearing into the little box I noticed that my compact was slightly ajar. Suspicious little person that I am I thought that someone had opened my powder, but everything looked pristine and new so I snapped it shut and popped it back in the box. I went to test it out a few hours later and I noticed that once again the compact had popped open on its own. I think the applicator puff was a little too puffy for the compact and was causing it to open on its own, but my first use fixed that little problem!

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As you can see, the powder is a pale pale pale lavender shade-not nearly as lavender as I thought it would be, which probably works out well for those of you with tanner complexions! I had worried that the lavender-tint meant it would only work for the paler ladies, but I have to agree with Urban Decay on this one-this definitely seems to be suitable for most skin tones as it really is almost invisible on! I was attempting to swatch this on my hand at Sephora, but nothing! Hence no swatches for you ladies-you can’t swatch what you can’t see 🙂

But the lack of a truly lavender tint means it really doesn’t do anything in the way of covering any flaws, which is fine since that isn’t what the powder purports to do in the first place. BUT it truly is amazing for controlling any excess oils your skin may produce during the day, especially in the warmer summer weather. My skin gets super super oily in the summer (I’m usually oily within an hour or two or three of having showered/applied makeup), but if I apply this powder either on its own or on top of my foundation, I have no need to blot for the next 5 hours or so. After the first 4-5 hours I have a tiny tiny bit of a shine appearing, but still no real need to blot for the rest of the day unless I really want to! It makes my life so much easier, as it’s really a pain in the butt to have to blot literally every hour or so :\

The product goes on smooth as silk and really is weightless. When I applied it on bare skin I had the hardest time telling if I was actually wearing any powder-it’s that silky smooth!

I only have two little quibbles with the product. First is the filmsy (and strangely crinkly) flocked applicator they include with the compact, but it’s not really an issue for me as I just use a fluffy powder brush with it at home and don’t really need to use it again throughout the day. Plus it’s not that the applicator doesn’t work well, it’s just that I don’t like the way it feels. And second is the strange smell of the powder. I can’t quite put my finger on what it smells like, but suffice it to say that it’s not pleasant! I suspect it may be one of the oil-absorbing ingredients, as I once had a similar powder that smelled just like this, but I definitely wouldn’t mind a more pleasant-smelling powder.

As I mentioned in my previous post, I think this is a little overpriced at $28, but to me it’s definitely worth it!! Check it out for yourself on Sephora.com!

If you’ve tried this product or have been curious about it I’d love to hear from you in the comments! Have any other favorite oil-absorbing products? Please tell me about them!

Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder

May 21, 2008
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I love the smell of new products in the air! Urban Decay recently released this De-Slick Mattifying Powder-it’s essentially a lavender-colored pressed powder that’s supposed to be amazing for absorbing the greasies. I’m really excited about the fact that the powder is lavender colored, since we all know that the color lavender neutralizes redness in your complexion and makes your face look more even-toned and smooth. My only qualm is that the lavender shade may not work so well for those who are darker-skinner, but Urban Decay does claim that this works for every skin tone, so we’ll have to see about that!

I’ve read great reviews of De-Slick‘s oil-absorbing properties as well, so this is definitely on my short-list of must-have items! It sounds like something every girl with oily or combo skin needs for her emergency purse cosmetics stash. It’s currently available at Sephora, so if you happen to have a gift card like me, I’d run on over and give this a try!

Have this? Want it? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!