A 15-Minute Face With Shimmering Cocoa Brown, Pink and Gold – Beauty Article

For the record, I absolutely did *not* look this fabulous on Thanksgiving (this was from the day before), and to the ladies who can pull off prepping a full T-day spread while looking fab, I salute you! I wore the above 15-minute look the day before Thanksgiving when Connor and I dropped off Thanksgiving cookies and cards to our neighbors. Pretty simple, pretty classic and wearable, and done completely with permanent collections products! As for my look on Thanksgiving day…

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Urban Decay Empire Eyeliner Is an Enchanting Jewel-Toned Gem – Beauty Article

A little obsessed with Urban Decay Empire If you like the KAPOW! of black eyeliner but usually gravitate toward subtler shades like charcoal gray and brown, first of all, HELLO, ARE WE MAKEUP TWINS? Second, check out Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Empire ($22), a jeweled eggplant purple. Allegedly, it is not magical…but I’m not so sure about that. Fallin’ for purple wings Whenever I want some serious smoke, Empire softens into a hazy, gorgeous gradient…that’s also smudge-proof when…

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A Ghost Bride Vibe: Sooty Smokey Lids With Matte Black Lips – Beauty Article

Is this look wearable? I guess it depends on who you’re talking to. If you’re chatting with El Hub, he’d probably say, “Um, not really,” and he would encourage you to *not* wear this sooty smokey purplish blue smokey eye to pick up a small child at her preschool. (Side note: I seriously considered it, but then I chickened out at the last minute, and now I deeply regret not cementing my legacy as the crazy-@ss mom who showed up…

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Checking In: A Chanel Blush Brush Haunting, and a Jewel-Toned FOTD With Purple Lids! – Beauty Article

I will totally get to these purple lids in a second (BECAUSE PURPLE), but first, can we pleeeeease talk about the latest mystery to unfold on this end of the keyboard — a mystery also known as “The Haunting of Casa MBB”? Don’t worry, there’s nothing terribly sinister afoot (I’m not splashing buckets of holy water on things left and right, in case you’re wondering!). I’ve been gently “haunted” for the past few weeks by my favorite Chanel blush brush,…

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Urban Decay Stoned Vibes 24/7 Eyeliners Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

High Vibes Urban Decay High Vibes 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner) ($22.00 for 0.04 oz.) has a blackened-brown base with warmer, olive undertones and flecks of goldish-green and emerald green sparkle and micro-glitter. It had semi-sheer coverage in a single layer, which applied unevenly and did not build up as well as it should have. The sparkly/glittery bits seemed to push the underlying base color around and seemed more responsible for the poorer application of the product as a whole.…

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Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Collection: Holiday 2020 Gift Sets – Beauty Article

Release Date + About the Launch More Stoned Vibes with Urban Decay’s holiday gift sets including a new, mini Stoned Vibes palette set and Stoned Vibes Vault! 9/19 online, 9/26 in stores Products in the Launch Stoned Vibes Major Gems Gift Set, $49.00 (Limited Edition) Seeker Blue shimmer with violet micro-shimmer Radiate Pink shimmer with iridescent micro-shimmer Energy Green shimmer with gold shift Optimist Ivory satin Attraction Soft pink mauve matte Third Eye Brown matte Zero 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil…

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Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Palette + Dior Palettes (x2) Swatches – Beauty Article

Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Palette ($54.00) is a new, limited edition palette with nine shimmery eyeshadows and three matte eyeshadows. As a FYI, the brand stated that the shimmery eyeshadows are to be applied with fingertips, so swatches are done with fingertips for reference. The press package only included the palette, so while I’ve purchased the eyeliners and the highlighter, it’ll probably be a week or longer before they actually arrive! I bought two more Dior 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow…

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Checking In: Thank Yous and Thank You Cards From Trader Joe’s, Pizza Dough Life Hacks, and the *Best* Urban Decay Mascara – Beauty Article

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Good morning! And may I also say, “Thank you?” That’s seemingly out of nowhere, I know, but I’ve doing this thing lately where I say “thank you” all day, every day, all throughout my day, and you know, I’ve been considerably happier. 🙂 It helps a lot if you’re living through a pandemic during fire season as you’re waiting for your power to go out for days without any notice (there’s been a lot…

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Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Collection for Fall 2020 – Beauty Article

Release Date + About the Launch A vegan eyeshadow palette packed with 12 all-new mood-shifting shimmery shades infused with genuine tourmaline to block bad energy and elevate your look. Get a restorative glow with an ultra-creamy, velvety texture without the fallout. Manifest it all with the Stoned Vibes Eyeshadow palette—eight creamy, prismatic shimmers and four grounded mattes. Each of these stone-like speckled eyeshadows were designed to give off good energy and deliver shimmering color payoff. Plus, get playful with your…

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5 Things I’ve Been Loving Lately – Beauty Article

New favorite way to enjoy a refreshing drink 1. Drinkin’ fruit-flavored water from my Fressko Water bottle I have about 1,354 water bottles in my cupboard. 🤷‍♀️ This one from Australian brand Fressko is probably the coolest. It can be used for hot or cold drinks, comes with a tea infuser, and is made from double-insulated glass. I use it to make my favorite beverage at the moment: green tea infused with sliced lemon and lime! The bottles come in…

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Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Eyeshadow Palette for Fall 2020 – Beauty Article

Release Date + About the Launch A vegan eyeshadow palette packed with 12 all-new mood-shifting shimmery shades infused with genuine tourmaline to block bad energy and elevate your look. Get a restorative glow with an ultra-creamy, velvety texture without the fallout. Manifest it all with the Stoned Vibes Eyeshadow palette—eight creamy, prismatic shimmers and four grounded mattes. Each of these stone-like speckled eyeshadows were designed to give off good energy and deliver shimmering color payoff. Plus, get playful with your…

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FOTD: Unintentionally ’80s Copper and Purple – Beauty Article

Dreaming of Duran Duran?! I blame all of the talk about Duran Duran in the Monday Poll comments on this makeup. I was going for colorful and modern with copper and plum lids, but I think I may have ended up unintentionally recreating the ’80s instead. WHOOPS! 🤭 (While we’re at it, would someone please pass me a pair of big-@ss shoulder pads and a bottle Aqua Net, STAT?) That’s the Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Palette on my lids again,…

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Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Naked Ultraviolet Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Eyeshadow Palette ($49.00 for 0.36 oz.) includes a mix of warmer, peachy neutrals with lavender to purple hues. The palette contained two true mattes, one semi-matte, one satin, and the remaining eight shades were some form of pearl to frost. I was surprised that all of the mattes were quite light; there’s no mid-tone or dark matte shade at all, which limits the versatility of looks in the palette–given that there are 12 shades,…

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Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Eyeshadow Palette Swatches – Beauty Article

Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Eyeshadow Palette ($49.00) is the newest in the Naked palette line-up and has a mix of warmer, peachier neutrals along with lavender/purple shades. I tend to only provide first impressions for particularly hyped-up products that may take longer to review and/or if there are some immediate concerns… and this palette has me concerned; several shimmers were papery (thin, dry, firm, and literally, sounds like sandpaper when swatched with a fingertip). It could apply better than swatched…

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ColourPop Sailor Moon Restocks + Urban Decay Naked Violet Launches Today – Beauty Article

ColourPop Sailor Moon Collection restocks at 10AM PST today (June 18th) — see round-up below for links to reviews + swatches! Also, Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet launched today at Urban Decay and Sephora (coming July 4th to Ulta).  I don’t have it yet, but I’ll be sure to share swatches as soon as I do! 01. 01. Cat’s Eye Colour Pop Colour Pop LELimited Edition. $12.00/0.21 oz. … This is only a snippet of a Beauty Article written by Christine…

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Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Palette Coming Soon – Beauty Article

Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Palette Coming Soon Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Palette Coming Soon Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Palette Coming Soon Release Date + About the Launch Purple has been Urban Decay’s signature since day one, so we’re bringing you wildly wearable shades with the new Naked Ultraviolet Eyeshadow Palette. Our supercharged lineup is designed to look good on everyone – these 12 intensely pigmented mattes, metallics, and holographic shimmers are a lucid dream come to life. Add a versatile…

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Best of Urban Decay Pencil Eyeliners (2020) – Beauty Article

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)   Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)   Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)   Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)   I recently shared updated photographs and swatches of the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($22.00 for 0.04 oz.) range, and I thought it was high time to do a recap, which will also include shades reviewed in the less-distant past that are permanent (hopefully, they’ve made quite…

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Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliners Reviews & Swatches (Part 5 of 5) – Beauty Article

Urban Decay Corrupt 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner) Urban Decay Corrupt 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner) Urban Decay Corrupt 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner) Corrupt Urban Decay Corrupt 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner) ($22.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a deeper, smoky brown with neutral-to-cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had medium to semi-opaque coverage in a single stroke, which built up easily to full coverage with a second layer. When I applied in shorter, overlapping strokes (more comfortable for…

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Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliners Reviews & Swatches (Part 4 of 5) – Beauty Article

Urban Decay Bourbon 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner) Urban Decay Bourbon 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner) Urban Decay Bourbon 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner) Bourbon Urban Decay Bourbon 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner) ($22.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with moderate,w arm undertones and flecks of gold shimmer throughout. It had good pigmentation in a single layer, and when applied in shorter, more overlapping motions (rather than a literal, fluid stroke), it seemed to be opaque. The texture…

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Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliners Reviews & Swatches (Part 3 of 5) – Beauty Article

Urban Decay Electric 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner) Urban Decay Electric 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner) Urban Decay Electric 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner) Electric Urban Decay Electric 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner) ($22.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a bright, light-medium blue with moderate, cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that looked more opaque when applied as a lower lash line shade, but it was hard to build up to absolutely opaque coverage due to the…

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Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliners Reviews & Swatches (Part 2 of 5) – Beauty Article

Urban Decay Abyss 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner) Urban Decay Abyss 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner) Urban Decay Abyss 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner) Abyss Urban Decay Abyss 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner) ($22.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium-dark blue with moderate, cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It had medium color payoff in a single stroke, which built up easily to full coverage with a second layer. When I applied it using short, overlapping strokes (what I find…

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Spring Makeup Ideas: Shimmering Shades of Green – Beauty Article

I call this “the look that almost never was.” Like “the land that time forgot.” LOL. It happened on accident last week while CoyCoy was napping in her fort. You know how wet leaves seem to look greener and lusher and shinier than usual under a gray spring sky? (Or is that just to me?) I swear, it’s like the color transitions are more obvious. Even in a blade of grass, it’s easy to see where the moss green fades…

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A Springy Purple and Orange Makeup Look Inspired By Purple Rain – Beauty Article

When the Purple One inspires your look The first time I saw Purple Rain I was eight, and it was at my friend Peachy’s slumber party. Peachy’s mom let us pick out whatever movie we wanted at the video store (this was right after she took us to Chuck E. Cheese, of course, where I killed it at ski ball), and I’m 100% positive she had no idea what the movie was about when she rented it. Even though none…

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Urban Decay Wired 24/7 Eyeliners Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Vivid Urban Decay Vivid 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner) ($22.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium blue with moderate, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was easily built up to full coverage with less than a second layer. The texture was creamy, smooth, and comfortable to work with as it didn’t tug or pull on my lash line. It applied evenly to both my water line as well as my…

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Urban Decay Fool’s Gold & Starlight Moondust Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Fool’s Gold Urban Decay Fool’s Gold Moondust Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium-dark gold with strong, warm undertones and flecks of gold and copper sparkle throughout. It had sheer coverage applied dry, semi-sheer coverage applied with fingertip, and semi-opaque coverage applied with a dampened brush. The texture was smooth, lightly emollient, and thin without being stiff or difficult to work with. It sat smoothly on my skin and blended out nicely without having fallout. It worked better as…

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Urban Decay Party Favor Moondust Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Party Favor Urban Decay Party Favor Moondust Eyeshadow Palette ($29.00 for 0.102 oz.) is a limited edition palette that debuted late in the holiday season (but is still available). It includes six new, exclusive Moondust shades, which is the brand’s more sparkly eyeshadow formula (and these do not contain any plastic glitter). For someone looking for sparkling, pigmented, and foolproof shades, I don’t think this is it, but for someone who loves sparkly, layering shades or lid shades, it would…

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Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Wired Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette ($39.00 for 0.40 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that includes six eyeshadows and four pressed pigments (which are “not for use around the eye”). The pigments are easily identified and split up within the palette, which was a welcome update and something I wish more brands would do. That was the best part of the palette –it only went downhill from there. The performance of the palette is drastic departure from…

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Urban Decay Wired Palette Swatches – Beauty Article

Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Palette ($39.00 for 0.40 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that takes inspiration from the brand’s original Electric palette, which came out in 2014 (and has since been discontinued). The new version includes Chaos, Savage and Slowburn, which are repeated shades from the Electric palette, while shades like Jolt and Gravity are extremely similar to Thrash and Urban (respectively) from the Electric palette. Based on the images above, you can probably tell that there…

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5 Things I’ve Been Loving Lately – Beauty Article

YUM 1. Earl Grey I like mine with milk and 🍯 honey…lots of honey. I’ve been downing it daily, sometimes twice, and I’m freaking out a little because I just made myself a cup and realized that I’m out of tea now… I think I’m low-key addicted! 2. Sparkly pencil eyeliner In particular, anything with tiny flecks of glitter, because when you buff out the liner, it’s so sparkly! And, seriously, it’s the easiest way jooj up weekday work makeup.…

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Urban Decay Wired Collection for Spring 2020 – Beauty Article

Release Date + About the Launch Urban Decay is bringing back the spirit of the Electric palette with their all-new WIRED Pressed Pigment and Eyeshadow palette is here to flip the switch on your everyday looks. Plus, a collection of products to complement the new WIRED Palette! GLOBAL AVAILABILITY: US: Available February 14 at UrbanDecay.com. Available March 1 online and in-store at Sephora, #SephoraInJCP, Ulta, Macys, Nordstrom, Belk and QVC.UK: Pre-launching Feb 14 on UrbanDecay.co.UK, UD FSS and SELFRIDGES UK.CANADA:…

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