There’s been some serious *brou-ha-ha* over Urban Decay’s new Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows (first about the cute packaging and second about the shades having been previously released under different names), but UD didn’t stop with Alice. They also released two new face products, namely a powder and an eye primer for spring.
I’m still doing some
playing testing, but here’s a really quick look…
Urban Decay tried to make their new loose powder universally flattering, but they sure didn’t make the name easy to say, ha! Razor Sharp Ultra Definition Finishing Powder ($30) is quite a mouthful (say it five times fast!), but it does feel soft, slippery and very finely milled.
What seems different about it? Well, it’s supposed to create an optical blurring effect (almost an airbrushed effect) that UD says will minimize imperfections on the skin. To that I say, “My skin’s hella imperfect, so bring it on!”
A sprinkling of Razor powder
Razor’s also supposed to be flexible enough to wear in different ways, like alone on bare skin to mattify or smooth, sprinkled on top of foundation to set, or applied beneath liquid foundations to form a sort of hybridized liquid powder.
Razor rubbed into skin
As for Eden ($18), a new version of their Primer Potion (joining the classic one and Sin), I’m hoping it prevents eyeshadow creasing as well as its predecessors do. She sports a matte finish in a light nude shade and appears to have yellow undertones.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed about these and hoping they live up to my expectations… I’m always in the mood for more makeup worship.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Okay, can I hitch a ride from SF to New York City please? I need to get to Union Square by 6 p.m. on Feb. 2. That’s where and when my girl Beyonce’s launching her new fragrance, Beyonce Heat (a woody, fruity floral with notes of magnolia, vanilla, honeysuckle and musk). I’m kinda loving the bottle…