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A Face of the Day With the New Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case, and a Not-So-Rebellious Yell

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD), Makeup, Palettes, Urban Decay

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case

Wearing the new $44 Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case on my eyes, cheeks and lips, from the new Holiday collection

After delving into Anarchy, one of Urban Decay’s two new Face Cases, I kind of expected to feel the urge to kick garbage cans over, growl at strangers and swing chains over my head…

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The Urban Decay Face Case in Anarchy

Ooh! — or a mace, like from Game of Thrones, but only if I were in the mood to really do some damage.

Alas, no. I didn’t feel that rebellious at all after applying the eye, lip and cheek colors from UD’s latest holiday palette. Instead, I had a fruit salad and took a nap.

But it was a glorious nap fit for a king! :)

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case

I look at Anarchy as the more bad-@ss of the two new Face Cases. Where Shattered is sweet, Anarchy is sassy, with sparklier eye colors, more vibrant blushes (so vibrant that I had to buff my cheeks down after my first try because I looked totally crazypants) and a more man-eater-esque lip color.

If you want a palette that parties, call Anarchy.

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Prep for Parties in a Pinch With the Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliners

Published in: Beauty Tips, Eyes, Makeup, Makeup Tips/How To, Urban Decay

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in ACDC

Wearing Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in ACDC on my lower lash lines and Face Case in Shattered on my lids, cheeks and lips

I know it’s not even technically fall, but before you know it, that aisle at Target dedicated to floaty inner tubes and swimming pool toys will disappear, only to be replaced by the aisle overloaded with candy corn and snack-size Snickers bars (DAMN THOSE THINGS).

I’ll be thinking less and less about frozen yogurt and shave ice and more and more about turkey, side dishes and pie (I’m all about the pecan). And then, invariably, I’ll have to encase myself in a pair of sausage-y Spanx just to be able to fit into those form-fitting party dresses I can’t breathe in, but like to wear anyway, because they make me feel like I’ve still got it (she said, snapping in a Z formation).

My point, and I do have one, is that party season is almost upon us. :)

For some events, you’ll want to go all out with your makeup and really enjoy the whole process of getting ready. Those times are nice…

Other times, you’ll need to get ready NOW.

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And it’s those times that Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliners really help.

The Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliners

UD recently relaunched this line of sparkly eyeliners, perhaps with parties in mind, because they’re absolutely fabulous for getting gussied up in a flash.

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner swatches

From the left: Junkshow, Midnight Owboy, Amp, Spandex, ACDC, Glamrock and Distortion

They come in seven fun colors, too, that once set, don’t budge for nothin’, so you can dance to Katy Perry all night long without worrying about your liner melting.

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in ACDC

You’re gonna here me ROAR!

You’re gonna hear Tabs roar, too!

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A Face of the Day with the Urban Decay Shattered Face Case

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD), Makeup, Palettes, Urban Decay

Urban Decay Shattered Face Case

Wearing the new Urban Decay Shattered Face Case

Today was the first day in a really long time that I wore a sweater and long pants…

Bluh.

On the one hand, I’m gonna miss the hell out of summer. On the other hand, it’s nice when your office isn’t hotter than a sweat lodge.

I kid you not, yesterday it was so hot in hurrrrr that I had hallucinations! — including one with Tabs meowing to the tune of R. Kelly’s Ignition.

One of the coolest things about the cooling weather, though, is that it means holiday makeup isn’t too far away.

Yeah, boo. H-O-L-I-D-A-Y.

If you’re the type to pre-plan your Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year’s makeup months ahead of time, 1) you’re much more organized than I am, and 2) you might really dig the new $44 Urban Decay Shattered Face Case.

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It’s one of a dynamic duo of recently released Face Cases from Urban Decay (now available on urbandecay.com and coming soon to stores and counters), with a mix of wearable cool-toned beige, gray and purple eyeshadows, and slightly warmer peaches and pinks for cheeks and lips.

Urban Decay Shattered Face Case

When my neighborhood Fed Ex guy, who likes to joke around with me, noticed my makeup today, he said he’s seen me look “much crazier.”

I’m pretty sure it was a compliment. :)

Urban Decay Shattered Face Case

Urban Decay Shattered Face Case

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More Vice Is Nice: Bright Eyed Girls Will Heart Urban Decay Holiday 2013

Published in: Collections, Urban Decay

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More newness from Urban Decay!

Bright look lovers, wondering where you can get your next fix? Answer: urbandecay.com, starting first thing tomorrow morning (Tuesday).

Their latest lovelies launch online September 10, with a focus on bold, bright eyes.

The release features a couple of new liner kits, some cute face palettes, a re-launch of the brand’s glitter liners, and a sequel to 2012′s wildly popular Vice palette (YES!!).

Oh, and there’s also a new pearly face and body highlighter, but to really check it out I have to tear my eyes away from all the pretty, pretty colors first… :)

Urban Decay Holiday 2013

Shattered Face Case, $44

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Oil Hides Around Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder

Published in: Face, Makeup, Product Reviews, Urban Decay

Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder packaging front

Simply beautiful, but not life changing. That’s how I feel about these new Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powders ($24 each) and their gorgeous packaging.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder packaging side

New additions to UD’s permanent line, the powders join UD’s Naked Foundation and Beauty Balm as products designed to produce flawless-looking skin that still appears natural.

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Optical blurring pigments (which sound like something a sorceress might pull from her robes) create a soft-focus effect while mellowing out imperfections and controlling oil. The powders are oil-, paraben-, alcohol- and fragrance-free and come in five shades — Naked (works well with shades 0.5-3.0), Naked Medium Light (for shades 2.0-4.0), Naked Medium (4.5-6.5), Naked Medium Dark (6.0-8.0) and Naked Dark (8.0-12.0).

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Lots of good stuff here, but by far my favorite thing about these is their ability to control oil. The shade closest to my skin tone, Naked Dark, keeps my oily forehead matte and shine-free for 6-8 hours. I barely even need to touch up when I wear it. Plus, it really does look like natural skin (versus heavy spackle).

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Naked Light


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