I love Urban Decay – I always have. They have been doing something totally unique for many moons, and I can get behind that. It also doesn’t hurt that I think their business timeline lines up pretty well with my early fascination with “good” makeup. I can remember coughing up the cash for a Gash lipstick when they were in the original gold, bullet-shaped tubes, and I loved it.
They’ve had great, consistent products and evolved from being just a “trend” brand for teenyboppers to having a solid collection of products that professional makeup artists are pleased to carry in our kits. Hello, Naked palette much?
So they recently had a pretty fantastic closing out sale, and I loaded up on a few things. That’s three of the Surreal Skin cream-to-powder foundations I’ve got stacked up there. It’s so great, and I’m so bummed that it’s being discontinued, but at $10 a pop, this will hold me a while. It’s a great sheer compact that goes on creamy and really does dry down to a slightly powdery finish without leaving your skin looking dry. The coverage is buildable for gals who like a little more, and it comes with a brush that is actually pretty darn useful for buffing the makeup into the skin.
And it’s all wrapped up in a purple compact with skulls on it. What’s not to love?
I had another moment of nostalgia with the Love Junkie Lip Junkie gloss. This is another throwback color – in fact, I may have the original gloss in the original packaging still floating around here somewhere…
Next up is the Midnight Cowboy 24/7 lip pencil – one of my all-time favorite neutral lippy shades to lay down as a base for color. These and the Make Up For Ever Aqua pencils are as close to magic as it gets as far as truly waterproof lip color – that doesn’t leave your lips dry or get them pilling and weird after extended wear.
Then there’s the chubby shadow stick in Delinquent – a sparkly purple. I think these may be discontinued as well. I love pencils like this (I think I have about twelve from Tarte) for a quick and dirty smokey eye. Just draw on your lids and blend out with your fingers.
Freebies thrown in my purchase were a mini of the All-Nighter Setting spray, which is one of the finishers I’ve got on rotation in my kit, and the Primer Potion, which is pretty standard issue for anyone who has ever had her shadow crease.
It’s been a wild month and May is looking like it’s gonna be the same! I love wedding season!