Urban Decay Spring 2015
It’s been a while since I’ve seen Urban Decay makeup, so it was good to get my hands on their Spring launches (which actually launched at the end of January).
I’m not a sheer lipstick fan, and I don’t normally do nudes, but, when I experiemented with a very dark smoky eye last week – see more here – I needed a nude to counter it. I found Urban Decay’s new Sheer Revolution Lipstick (£15.50) in Sheer Liar perfect for the job! It was everything I remembered a nude should be! I did wear nudes back in the day, just like this. A lovely neutral tone, without too much pink in it, enough shine, and great without lipliner – just slick it on and go. The new Sheer Revolution lipsticks come in 10 brilliantly named shades – Sheer Ladyflower and Sheer Walk of Shame are my favourite names! The lippy contains things like shea butter and jojoba to keep your lips supple and soft, and vitamins C and E for antioxidant purposes.
Creating dark eyes is a bit of a ‘thing’ this spring, trust me. And you can really ramp up the vamp with the new Moondust Eyeshadows (£14.50) – these are amazing glittery, pigment-rich shadows that feel like a cream but go on like a powder, for a smooth, reflective, sparkly look. Wear them wet or dry, and Urban Decay enourage you to apply with a finger, then blend out with a brush. There are four fab shades – Ether, Solstice, Scorpio and Cosmic. Finish off your eyes with the new Mascara Resurrection (£10). Not a mascara, but a clear, refreshing serum, which brings your mascara back to life. Sounds like a brillaint idea – I haven’t tried this, so I can’t comment, but it is new and innovative!
Finally, the base. Naked Skin Powder Foundation (£26) is great. It works wet and dry, you can use it all over, or just in the bits you want, it has a two-sided sponge for application and blending, and it comes in a cute compact. Use it with the new Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer (£17.50), which is a buildable, blendable concealer with Japanese green tea, and Litchiderm (derived from lyrchee fruit) to help reduce appearance of fine lines, protect against dehydration, and ergo, brighten the eyes. It comes in eight shades – Fair Neutral, Light Warm and Neutral, Medium Light Neutral, Medium Neutral, Medium Dark Warm and Neutral and Dark Neutral.
All of these Urban Decay products are available now, visit urbandecay.co.uk, for more info, and to shop!