Tonight is all about the ladies, y’all, at Club Urban Decay (aka MBB Headquarters), and girls and gatos get in free — that’s cruelty-free — with the new Urban Decay UD The Feminine Palette ($34).
From the stylish clothes it wears, to the shimmery shades it bears (browns, pinks, purples and teal), this palette’s guaranteed to turn heads and put all eyes on you. The colors feel so lighthearted, girlie and fun that I believe it’s my favorite of the latest batch of spring palettes from Urban Decay.
As you might be able to tell from these snapshots, I was feelin’ mighty Feminine today. For my eye look, I started with a thin layer of Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden applied with my fingers from my lash line to the brow bone, which I followed up by sweeping Midnight Cowboy Eyeshadow directly on top with a flat eyeshadow brush. Since Midnight Cowboy has gargantuan gobs o’ glitter, I used a makeup wipe to clean the fallout.
Then, with the very same eyeshadow brush, I patted Dark Horse Eyeshadow on my inner lid, and Ecstacy Eyeshadow on the outer, to give the eyes extra depth and color. After that, I blended the edges of both shades with a domed blending brush, drawing both slightly into the crease.
Next, to draw even MORE attention to my eyes, I lined my waterlines using the 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero that comes with the set, following up with Aquarius Eyeshadow, applied with an angled eye brush, for a light dash of color along my lower lash line.
To finish the eyes, I curled my lashes and applied two layers of Urban Decay Skyscraper Multi-Benefit Mascara on my upper and lower lashes.
Continuing the same soft theme for the cheeks and lips, I swept Hookup Blush from the Urban Decay Face Case on my apples, and wrapped it all up by applying a mix of Urban Decay’s Midnight Cowboy and Naked Lipsticks on my pucker with a lip brush.
Swatches of The Feminine Palette with the flash from the left: Stray Dog, SWF, Midnight Cowboy, Aquarius, Darkhorse, Ecstacy, Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero and Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden
Tada! The whole look takes only about 15 minutes, and I like how it turned out. I might even try it again on Valentine’s Day.
Will you be my Valentine?
Speaking of the big V, are you pairing up this year or flying solo? I’ve done a lot of both in my time. This year El Hub and I don’t have big plans. Maybe just dinner and a movie. We might even bring Tabs on our date, LOL!
Onward to Friday! Sleep well, and I’ll see you soon (the Jersey Shore is calling).
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,