Category Archives: Urban Decay

Urban Decay Fall 2016 Launches

The fall collection features a new eyeshadow palette, along with core additions like Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid, All Nighter Foundation, and Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner. Continue reading

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Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Collection

Urban Decay is back again collaborating with Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass for a new, limited edition eyeshadow palette and five new, limited edition lipsticks. Continue reading

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Urban Decay Summer 2016 Collection

Check out our new summer essentials for a natural, radiant glow. Continue reading

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Urban Decay XX Vice LTD Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette for Spring 2016

This ultra limited-edition collection features 20 addictive shades of Eyeshadow that span Urban Decay’s entire 20-year history. From vintage shades that go WAY back (like Gash, Acid Rain and UV-B) to must-haves from UD’s current collection, it’s all here. There are even a few new shades and several cult favorites from past palettes.

With a carefully crafted mix of new shades and old favorites, Vice Ltd Reloaded is the perfect representation of 20 years of UD. Experiment with color, go for a little smoke or play it neutral. UD included three totally NEW shades, five vintage shades, five exclusives from past palettes (like Vice, Vice Ltd and Book of Shadows Vol II), and seven bestsellers from their collection of singles. The kind of palette anybody can use, UD XX Vice Ltd Reloaded offers something for everyone. And this is the first time several of these shades have been available in UD’s revamped shadow formula! Continue reading

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Pure Exposed v. Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette Comparison

Here are comparison swatches for Crown Brush’s Pure Exposed Eyeshadow Palette versus Urban Decay’s Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette. If you want to read a review about the quality of the Pure Exposed palette, see this post. Continue reading

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Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

In a true creative partnership, Gwen Stefani and Urban Decay created the UD | Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette. Wende Zomnir—co-founder of Urban Decay—and her product development team spent countless hours at Gwen’s house, talking makeup and working closely with her on every detail of this palette—from the case to the amazing shades. These eye shadows were carefully created with Gwen Stefani, filling a void by creating the exact shades she always wished she had in her collection. This palette features her 15 must-have shades of eye shadow, including 12 never-seen-before colors and three that are from the Urban Decay shadow collection. With the ultimate range of neutrals and a few jewel tones to mix things up, this is Gwen Stefani’s go-to kit to create her most iconic looks. With these shades in your beauty wardrobe, you’ll have everything you need to recreate these signature looks for yourself. Each eye shadow in this palette is formulated with Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives every shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power, and blendability. Continue reading

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Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette

We have a thing for strong, independent women. And if they dig makeup, even better. So it should come as no surprise that: A) we’re big fans of Gwen Stefani and B) we’ve been dying to collaborate with her for years.

Urban Decay introduces the limited-edition UD | Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette—a true creative partnership and design collaboration. We spent countless hours at Gwen’s house, talking makeup and working with her on EVERY detail of this palette—from the case to the amazing shades. We carefully crafted the shadows with Gwen, filling a void by creating the exact shades she always wished she had in her collection. The makeup fanatic in Gwen had a hard time narrowing down her favorites. In the end, we loaded this palette with her 15 must-have shades of Eyeshadow (12 are NEW, and three are from the UD shadow collection). With an insane range of neutrals and a few jewel tones to mix things up, this is Gwen’s go-to kit to achieve her most iconic looks. And with these shades in your arsenal, you’ll have everything you need to recreate those signature looks for yourself.

We’ve been into Gwen’s music ever since she first hit the airwaves—which, coincidentally, was right around the same time that Wende cofounded Urban Decay. (Fun fact: Gwen and Wende actually met back in the early days of No Doubt and UD.) Like us, Gwen has a history of breaking down barriers and hails from Orange County, California. Wende says, “Gwen inspired me so much when I was first beginning Urban Decay. There I was in my little Laguna Beach cottage in Orange County, and here’s this amazing Orange County girl that’s busting out with this ‘I’m Just a Girl’ song and really making me feel like, gosh, I could do this.” Gwen says, “When Urban Decay came to me to collaborate, I immediately thought it was a perfect match. The way they’ve built their company is very similar to my aesthetic and approach. It’s about self-expression, being passionate and being clear about your vision and who you are. I love that they celebrate strong women and creatively go outside of the box.”

When we say Gwen collaborated with us on every detail of this palette, we mean it—right down to the case, which was inspired by her love of black-and-white graphic prints and antique gold accents. Even the pop of hot pink we used (inside the box and the case) was Gwen’s idea. She also handpicked most of the shade names, which were inspired by her songs. There’s also a nod to the No Doubt song “Magic’s in the Makeup” on the palette’s huge mirror. Continue reading

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Urban Decay Spectrum Palette Video

Here is the video overview of Urban Decay’s Spectrum Palette for Holiday 2015. The video includes live swatches of all of the colors and my thoughts about the quality of the formulas. You can also read the written review here. Continue reading

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Urban Decay Delirious Glide-On Eye Pencils Set

A limited-edition set of five travel-size 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils that range from neutral to bright shades. The Delirious Travel-Size Set of 5 features five, travel-size 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils in vibrant shades and edgy neutrals. This set features four new shades, including a deep metallic purple and a bright metallic blue—plus, it comes with Perversion, Urban Decay’s blackest black hue. With this giftable set’s compact size, these pencils are perfect for giving way or using on the go, these liners deliver ultra-long wear and waterproof color. Formulated with jojoba oil, vitamin E, and cottonseed oil to nourish the skin, each creamy, award-winning formula glides on smoothly and dries down to a long-lasting, colorful finish. Continue reading

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Urban Decay Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Urban Decay’s limited-edition Spectrum palette contains 15 eye shadow shades, 5 of which are new, 4 of which are permanent, and 6 of which are re-promoted. Continue reading

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