I adore it when make-up brands bring out new seasonal collections, and with the new releases from Urban Decay, I couldn’t wait to try them out. At the weekend, my Dad and I took a trip to Debenhams as the one nearest to where I live has an Urban Decay counter, so I spoke with the beauty consultant there and she tried out a few of the newbies on me, and I thought I’d share with you what I purchased.
Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector £25
This beauty is the best of both worlds when it comes to the perfect face base – it is a hybrid complexion cream combined with the benefits of a sheer foundation and the coverage of a tinted moisturiser. It is extremely lightweight on the skin and lasts the whole day through, along with the added bonus of it having SPF 20 – fabulous for summer!
It comes in a range of colours, and as I am quite pale, I found that the shade Light was the best match for my skin tone. As it is a lightweight formulation, it doesn’t provide full coverage, and I do have to pop a bit of concealer underneath where I suffer from redness on my cheek areas, but overall I am certainly impressed with this product and will definitely be grabbing it once the weather warms up.
Beached Bronzer £20
Firstly, let me just throw some love-heart eye emojis at the packaging – a rose gold compact complete with palm trees on the front – I just loves it! The bronzer is available in two shades – Sun-kissed for lighter skin, like mine and then Bronzed for darker skin colours. This bronzer is finely milled and super soft upon application and I liked that it gave me a glow without looking orange or like I had too much bronzer on!
It is a matte bronzer, and so it doesn’t have any shimmer within it, but that also makes it perfect for contouring, as you can always pop a bit of highlighter across your cheekbones should you want to go a little fancier.
Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Highlighter £19
Talking of highlighters, there are now three brand new highlighter shades in the 8 Hour Powder collection, and I really, really wanted the pretty pastel Aura shade, but they were out of stock and so I opted for the summery Fireball edition. It looks a little like a bronzer shade, but it has iridescent pink sparkle running through it, and so you can kind of bronze and glow at the same time.
It was impossible to pick up the pink shimmer on camera, but it is definitely there – as soon as you pop it onto the skin, this lightweight powder highlighter beams a beautiful pink. Even though it is a powder highlighter, it never leaves a powdery finish, and you can go as glowy as you wish as the product is fabulously buildable.
Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Blush £19
The Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Blushes are also brand new this season, and there are 12 fabulous shades, to suit all colours and preferences. I opted for the colour Obsessed, which is a very girly, petal pink. I originally wanted to try the shade Quickie, which was brighter than Obsessed, but these powders are unbelievably pigmented, and go onto the skin much darker than they appear in the compacts.
Obviously, you can wear a little, or build up the blush to create a bolder look, but I settled on Obsessed as it made my skin look amazing and really suited my colouring. The beauty consultant had applied this on me mid-morning, and by evening the blush was still on, still looking perfect, so it is definitely a long-wear product, which again will be great for summer, when the heat can sometimes make your makeup disperse.
24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil £15.50
The infamous 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil has a couple of new shades to add to its already amazing collection, and I fell in love with the shade Heartless – which is a beautiful shimmery pastel pink. It is kind of like a highlighter but in pencil form, and works really along your eyebrow arch, in the inner corners of your eyes, on your waterline, and of course as a regular eyeliner.
Much like the Blush, the Heartless shade also has a slight brighter pink-toned iridescence running through it, which catches the light perfectly, and just like all of the other Eye Pencil shades, it is well pigmented and you can go as bold as you wish to create a princess-pretty eye look.
Heavy Metal Glitter Liner £14
Now, the Heavy Metal Glitter Liners aren’t new for this season, but I mentioned to the beauty consultant how much I love anything that sparkles and so she offered to try out one of these incredible liners on me. I opted for the shade Distortion, which is full to the brim of green, pink and yellow flecks of glitter, which look different depending on the lighting you are under.
You can apply it as a regular eyeliner of course, but the beauty consultant also mentioned it can be worn under your bottom lash line for extra sparkle, or to really turn it up a notch, she mentioned covering your entire lid in the liner, letting it dry naturally or with a hairdryer, and then adding another layer – not something I would perhaps try when I go to football, but I think that would be really fun for when you’re on holiday! I love this product so much that I have ordered another shade – Junkshow, which is full of magenta pinks, greens, blues and more, so I shall be sure to let you know what I think of that one too.