Archive - December 2010

In the Mood For Nude? The New Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencils Just Matte Satisfy You

Published in: Makeup, Product Reviews

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Wearing Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Midnight Cowboy

So who’s ready to go nude with me? Wait — button up those skinny jeans, ya perverts (although I applaud you for your willingness to let it all hang out!); I’m talking about the two newest additions to the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil line ($18 each).

Waterproof, with a matte finish and a creamy texture that’s smoother than my favorite werewolf’s chest, rosy nude Illegal and plummy nude Midnight Cowboy live up to the long-lasting standard set by UD’s pencil liners, staying put for about six to eight hours on my lips.

This morning I slipped into Illegal, and two big @ss bottles of water, a chai tea latte and a bowl of pumpkin soup later it still looked (almost) as good as new.

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Urban Decay 247 Glide-On Lip Pencil review swatches photos illegal midnight cowboy closeup
Illegal (left) and Midnight Cowboy (right)
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All That Glitters Is Greed: Urban Decay Greed Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Published in: Makeup, Product Reviews

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Wearing Urban Decay Greed Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Blending powder, cream and pencil eyeshadows on top of the new Urban Decay Greed Eyeshadow Primer Potion ($18) might not be as effortless as it is to blend shadows on top of NARS Pro Prime, arguably one of the best eye primers on the market, but there are times (like these) when beauty trumps ease of use. The newest shade in Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion Line and the most glittery one yet, its striking shimmery gold intensifies eye looks with a long-lasting, water-resistant formula that helps it make up for sub-par blending.

My non-scientific tests involved a swipe on the back of my hand (it lasted through four vigorous washings and only came off with an oil-based makeup remover) and a late night out with the girls (dinner, drinks and then four solid hours of dancing). Greed withstood everything with nary a crease and no fading at all.

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Urban Decay Greed Eyeshadow Potion Primer on far left
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Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Dec. 6

Published in: Just For Fun

  1. Mood:
  2. Optimistic and organized. I have a feeling (ooh, ooh!) that this week’s gonna be a good week.

  3. Tinted moisturizer, liquid foundation, powder foundation or stick foundation?
  4. It depends on what I’m up to and the state of my skin. On days when I want minimal coverage, like when I’m running errands, I’ll use tinted moisturizer and a little bit of stick foundation around my nose, cheeks and chin (Becca’s is a current fave). If there’s an event or a party where I know pictures will be taken, then I’ll go for a liquid foundation with medium-to-heavy coverage. I’ve been using Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation for the last few years because it covers everything and doesn’t break me out.

  5. TV show you can’t stop watching?
  6. The Walking Dead! Yeah, there’s blood, gore and zombies up in the mix, but I think the show’s got deeper levels. It’s more about people and the choices they make when faced with extreme circumstances. Did you catch last night’s season finale? ‘Twas bittersweet.

  7. The most fearless thing you’ve ever done?
  8. I jumped out of a plane once for the heck of it.

  9. Your go-to date outfit?
  10. Jeans, a black top and colorful heels.

  11. Thigh-high socks in public: yea or nay?
  12. If you asked me circa 1994 I would’ve said yea (so embarrassing!), but these days, nay.

  13. What are the last things you do before hitting the haaay each night?
  14. Kiss El Hub, give Tabs a chin scratch, grab a sip of water (if I’m thirsty) and turn off the light next to my bed.

  15. One thing you’re grateful for?
  16. Talented hair stylists who know what they’re doing with curly hair. Otherwise I’d look pretty scary…

  17. Do you wear glasses?
  18. Yup, I do (I’m near-sighted). I now alternate between glasses and contacts, but in my 20s I wore glasses all the time. I looked young for my age, and when I wore them I felt people took me a little more seriously.

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. Exercise every day, take breaks during the workday and buy some Christmas gifts.

Hey, buddy! How goes it?

Right now I’m sipping on a non-fat chai tea latte (my new addiction) and writing today’s to-do list. What are you up to? Fill out the Monday poll and let me know what’s kickin’ on your end. 🙂

To complete the Monday Poll, just copy the following list, and paste it with your answers in the comments.



1. Mood:
2. Tinted moisturizer, liquid foundation, powder foundation or stick foundation?
3. TV show you can’t stop watching?
4. The most fearless thing you’ve ever done?
5. Your go-to date outfit?
6. Thigh-high socks: yea or nay?
7. What are the last things you do before hitting the haaay each night?
8. One thing you’re grateful for?
9. Do you wear glasses?
10. Weekly goals:

I think we can make this week a great one. Are you ready?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

What Were Your Best and Worst Beauty Experiences of the Week?

Published in: Just For Fun

My best…

To go out dancing last night I wore two of Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencils in Sin and Lit and really like how it turned out. I had on a black T-shirt and gold jewelry, so I did gold and black smokey eyes with a pink accent (a modified version of my default black/gold going out look). Oh, and these next two aren’t exactly beauty experiences, but I’ve been really happy with my eyebrows lately (go figure), and my bangs have finally grown out to where they don’t stick out at funny angles anymore, yea!

My worst…

Um…right now. Not only was I too lazy to shower when I got home last night, but I’ve been too lazy to shower so far today (gross, right?). I’m lovely. My hair’s got about a pound of spray gel in it, and my skin feels sticky. I really should peel myself off the couch and jump in the shower before The Walking Dead starts. Seriously, with the way I look now, they could cast me as an extra.

What were your best and worst beauty experiences of the week? Please share yours in the comments.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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