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I dare to go Naked! May 20, 2011

Filed under: Makeup,Sephora,Shopping,Urban Decay — winebratsf @ 2:54 pm

It’s back!  The uber coveted massively popular Urban Decay Naked Palette has made its way back to Sephora stores.  This is a universally flattering collection of browns, tans, taupes, and a grey that can create millions of combinations from day time neutral to evening shimmer.

Combine these with your favorite eyeliner, and you have a powerful tool that you can pop in your purse and carry with you.

At $48, it might seem like an indulgance, but you are getting 12 full size eyeshadows and a deluxe eyeshadow brush, plus a mini Urban Decay Primer potion in original.  This could easily be over $100 in product.

I personally held off buying this forever because I have a ton of neutral looking shadows.  I finally caved and I had to snatch one up when there was a sale and an Ebates offer and I had a VIB discount, and I must say – even with all the hype – I LOVE it.

There are 12 shadows:

  • Highlighters of Virgin, Sin (shimmer), and Naked

  • Midtones of Sidecar (shimmer), Buck, Half Baked (shimmer),Smog (shimmer)
  • Contours of Dark Horse, Toasted (shimmer), Hustle, Creep, Gunmetal.

They are creamy, and highly pigmented shadows with great staying power.

There are endless possibilities and the kit now comes with a high quality flat tapered shadow brush that allows you to have full coverage and also definition, as well as a mini Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original.

Today I am wearing UDPP in Eden

  • Virgin patted all over lid to brow
  • Sin on lid
  • Buck on outer third
  • Hustle in the crease
  • and a touch of gunmetal in the crease
  • My  other addition and addiction are the Urban Decay 24/7 liners, which stay put and have amazing color payoff.  Today I am wearing Corrupt, a rich dark brown.
  • Mally Mascara.
  • I am also wearing Josie Maran Matchmaker foundation
  • Mally Poreless Finishing Powder

The pictures make it look a touch more sparkling than it shows in person, but this is the PERFECT kit fi you buy no other.

It’s a one stop shop, and packs up neatly and easily.

Get thee to Sephora!

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Feeling TARTEy! May 18, 2011

Today, I decided to go for an all (well, mostly) Tarte look, using the 8th Wonder of the World Collection from QVC.

  • Mally Poreless Perfection Primer
  • Monistat Anti Chafing Gel on the nose (hey!  It’s cheap and it’s a GREAT silicone primer!)  In fact, the active ingredient, Dimethicone, is the primary ingredient in most silicone based primers.  I swatched L’oreal, BE and Smashbox primers on my hand, along with Monistat.  They are ALL clear silicone primers and all function the same way, more or less.  I will say that the Mally primer is not the best for mineral makeup, but works wonders for cream powders or liquid makeup.  I find that the BE primers and also another fave, the Benefit Primed & Poreless work wonderfully for BE foundation.
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation in Light
  • UDPP in Eden
  • MAC Painterly Paint Pot as base
  • Tarte Shimmering Sand patted on lid and sweeped over lid
  • Tarte Shimmering Plum in the outer 1/3 of eye
  • Tarte Shimming Cocoa in crease
  • Tarte Emphasize Eyes eyeliner in Golden Plum
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Glisten
  • Tarte Pure optic Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Golden Pink
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara

This is definately a great collection, and I can’t wait for the next Auto Delivery in June!