Urban Decay Face of the Day with Freakshow Deluxe Eyeshadow, Fall 2009

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD)

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While channel surfing yesterday, I stopped on a random show on Bravo called NYC Prep. Have you seen it? It’s a reality show about New York prep school teenagers.


I’m not sure how much of the show is real, but the kids sure don’t act like the teenagers I knew back in the day.

I had to turn when PC, one of the characters/actors, while sitting on his therapist’s couch, started waxing philosophic about his years of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll (he’s like 17).

Forget reality…

I’d rather play with Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow in Freakshow ($18). πŸ™‚

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Deluxe Eyeshadow in Freakshow

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Freakshow swatch

Freakshow, a shimmery purple with reddish hints, is one of three Deluxe Eyeshadows from Urban Decay’s fall 2009 collection.

I used it and some MAC products for this pink, purple and bronze eye:

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The recipe…

  1. Urban Decay Sin Potion Primer over the entire eye
  2. Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow in Freakshow on the lid
  3. Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Smog (from the Ammo Palette) in the outer v and crease
  4. Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Sin (also from the Ammo Palette) on the inner half of the lid
  5. MAC Pearlglide Eye Liner in Rave along the upper lashline
  6. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Baked along the lower lash line

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To finish up, I applied Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Beg on my cheeks and my new favorite MAC lip combo — Cremestick Pearl Liner in Gingerroot, MAC Lipstick in Madly Creative and MAC Lip Glass in Clear.


It’s too bad I didn’t have anywhere to go because I kinda like how the look turned out.

I just sat on the couch watching How Stella Got Her Groove Back on Lifetime.

Mmm… Taye Diggs. Tabs didn’t seem to appreciate shirtless Taye as much as I did, ha!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Merylynmagic says:

    Hey Karen!!
    Great look! The purple with bronze is a great combination… I should try it sometime… I picked up the Pearlglide eyeliner in Black Russian and I really like it, it’s super smooth and creamy and long-lasting too. πŸ™‚ Happy hump day!

  2. Andi says:

    I love it! I actually have similar colors on right now, but the purple isn’t as intense. And I love the touch of ‘sin’ on the inner eye! Definately going to have to take a trip to ULTA today!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Andi,

      Thanks! Sin is a great brightener — perfect for those days when you don’t get enough sleep.

      Hope you’re having a nice day so far!

  3. Fabulous look! I love that shadow, it’s on my must have list.

    That’s always my problem when I do cool makeup, I never go anywhere, like ever, so it’s all kind of wasted, sigh. Maybe Sammy can appreciate that his mummy is all dolled up though, LOL!
    .-= Vampy Varnish’s last blog post… New Sephora by OPI Nail Polish Colors! =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Vampy Varnish,

      I think the kittehs appreciate a hot mom. I notice Tabs gives me less dirty looks when I’m not sitting around in my bathrobe with my hair uncombed, LOL!

  4. lexi says:

    I am loving this look – I’m happily awaiting Fall now and the new UD delux shades to hit my local Sephora!

    I actually watched a new reality dating show, “more to love” last night. Have you heard about it? I’m still on the fence with this one – I’m all for the media to finally show real people in real sizes looking for love. They’re not there to lose insane amounts of weight but to search for love. I just hope it’s not another show where real sized folks are getting exploited or made fun of! It’s also a bit depressing since these girls are constantly crying in their confessionals because they never found love or even a date because of their size. Stay tuned…..

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lexi,

      I saw the commercial the other day and got a annoyed. None of those women look like they’ve got more to love — they look normal!

      I bet if this show takes off they’ll do something similar with a celeb. Sigh.

      Reality TV makes me a nostalgic for sitcoms like The Cosby Show.

  5. gio says:

    I love this look! The color combo is really pretty!
    .-= gio’s last blog post… Looks: Brown and Gold =-.

  6. Kailey says:

    That color vaguely reminds me of a MAC pigment you did a “how to use pigments” tutorial on πŸ™‚
    it looks uber pretty!

  7. giselle says:

    you know, whenever i like to experiment with my eyeshadow and it turns out great..i have nowhere to go either! and then when i need to go somewhere my eyeshadow looks terrible lol. this look is very nice and i’m definitely feeling freakshow. πŸ™‚

  8. Oooh, I like this look! I love purples but rarely wear them, so I will have to try something similar.
    .-= Kajal Couture’s last blog post… 20 Questions – tell your readers something =-.

  9. Nancy says:

    Happy “hump day”, Karen! I must say, you usually look fabulous in your FOTD, but you look particularly spectaular today! Really pretty look, but *sniff* my eyes start to cross when there are so many steps, as I’m a simple makeup girl. πŸ™‚ But I ALWAYS love to look at the pretty pictures! I am getting better at multi-step eyes…I think, on a good day, I’m up to two steps right now (not including primer, mascara, and liner)! LOL

    • Karen says:

      Hi Nancy,

      Ohh, I hear ya! I like to keep it simple, too, for every day wear.

      If you want to take this down a notch you can always skip a few steps. You could do Sin PP over the eye, Freakshow on the lid, Smog in the crease and then pop some mascara on. Or Sin, Freakshow, liner then mascara.

  10. oh, how i love purple eye looks.

    I NEED to find urban decay. it’s just so hard to find in montreal…

    happy hump day!
    .-= ines, felix and kitten (the office kitties)’s last blog post… Dior Creme de Gloss – Holy Grail Lip Gloss? =-.

  11. Arianne says:

    Well aren’t you gorgeous!

    I am definitely going to try this look. Thanks for the eye map; it will really help as a reference.

    I put on makeup too just for fun, right before bedtime. Sometimes I even wear falsies. πŸ™‚ Of course I take it all off before I actually hit the sack.
    .-= Arianne’s last blog post… Getting Rid of Stuff. =-.

  12. Glosslizard says:

    Beautiful! Love the purple, and Beg looks like it was made for you! I can really relate to the all-made-up and nowhere to go feeling! πŸ˜€

    I had a ton of fun the other day! I took a couple of international visitors to our dojo out for an SF day trip. We saw the King Tut exhibit at the De Young, had lunch on the plaza at Union Square, and then did some fab makeup hauling at the nearby stores! My girl from Switzerland hauled (at my advice) Benefit’s Birthday Suit, Chanel Exceptionnel in Violine, a UD liner pencil (Stash) and then the clever lady went on to grab a Shu eyeshadow in P Green (595), an amazing blackened emerald with vibrant sparkle! I’m so happy for her because I’m not sure how much of this stuff she can get at home! Our belle from Nova Scotia got a makeover at Benefit and started a love affair with Shu’s cleansing oil! I expect to get hit with shipping requests in short order! πŸ˜‰

    P.S. I also give two thumbs up to a shirtless Taye Diggs!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Glosslizard,

      How fun! Any day you get to spend with friends and makeup in Union Square is a good day. πŸ™‚

      How’s the weather out your way? Is it as overcast as it is here?

  13. T says:

    Oh, boy, I saw NYC Prep last night too. How are they able to go to all these fashion shows? Don’t they need to go to, um, I don’t know…school?

    And what’s up with Sebastian and his hair? Darn boy, if you have to use your hand to pull back your hair that much you need to either cut your hair or put a barrette on that puppy to keep it out of your eyes.

  14. Anastasia says:

    Love that purple on you with your big brown eyes! Must try it in Sephora to see how it looks with green eyes on pale skin. Maybe too OTT?

  15. angie says:

    you look amazing!
    .-= angie’s last blog post… Ulta’s 19 Best Skin Care Products =-.

  16. Elle says:

    You look soooo lovely here. πŸ™‚ I’m gonna stock up on some UD for the fall!

    …and I haven’t watched NYC Prep…I hear it’s the “real life” Gossip Girl…but I’ll take the “fake life” Gossip Girl any day!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Elle,

      I think I’ll opt for the fake Gossip Girl, too. The show was a little too much for me!

      What are you thinking of picking up from UD for fall?

  17. Nicole15 says:

    Love the FOTD! Beautiful application w/ even more beautiful colors. Gonna definitely have to steal this one from ya. LOL;)

    A woman after my own heart…my lip combo today is Gingerroot cremestick, Madly Creative & Bare Necessity Dazzleglass. Gloss is the only difference. Don’t you just LOVE Gingerroot & Madly Creative?! They are sooo my fave πŸ™‚

  18. Luciole says:

    I like the eyes, but I just love your lip combo here!
    .-= Luciole’s last blog post… pasdoux: I’m dying to try MAC’s Marbleized lipglass, especially Pretty Pattern. =-.

  19. Kate & Zena says:

    Freakshow seems it would be a tad too dark on my paler-than-thou skin but it looks fabulous on you!

    I think I may be digging out my purple eyeshadow today! I’m feeling purpley.

  20. malvidia says:

    this is one of my favourite looks ever on you!!! it’s perfect! i’m going to try this colour combo… i hope it looks that good on me too! thanks for the inspiration!

  21. Daya says:

    Hi Karen!

    Love the color combo! How similar is UD’s Mayhem (Book of Shadows) to Freakshow?? I don’t have Sin, but might use MAC’s Shore Leave when I duplicate the look. Thank you! πŸ™‚

  22. Glosslizard says:

    You know how it is, the sun is coming and going. Overall though, it’s very nice here… which is a good thing, because I just busted out my bike for the first time in an eon!

  23. Hafsa says:

    hahaha yes! I’ve seen that show, apparently they are a bunch of rich kids who feel like they are “practically adults” by the time they are 16 (srsly, the girl Jessie said that one episode, and she was not kidding)!

    Anyway, about the look, it’s gorgeous! soo beautiful dear πŸ™‚

  24. RZ Sokol says:

    Hi Karen,
    Can you suggest MAC alternatives I could use to get this look? I really like this eye makeup, but don’t know where to get Urban Decay in the place I live.

  25. Brianna says:

    Thanks for putting up this look We recently got a Sephora here in BC so I will be raiding the Urban Decay Section like mad.
    .-= Brianna’s last blog post… July Favourites =-.

  26. tabby says:

    Very pretty. I must say that I’m loving that Baked liner on the lower lashline.

  27. Marisol says:

    Lovely FOTD! BTW, your hair is getting all sorts of long. Looks great!

    Taye Diggs is such a hottie!
    .-= Marisol’s last blog post… Daily Affirmation =-.

  28. Shiny says:

    A great look on you…you should wear green more often. I think this would be fab for fall!

  29. Elle says:

    Hey Karen!

    I’m loving Freakshow, and I want to get Naked lipstick, and I might give those cream eyeliners a try. πŸ™‚

  30. Tavia says:

    I love Deluxe Eyeshadow in Freakshow and i think will be great for a clubbing makeup. Usually i noticed that for green eyes, purple makeup is gorgeous.
    .-= Tavia’s last blog post… Sensitive skin needs special careÒ€¦advices, tips and recommendations =-.

  31. Rachel says:

    Really, really pretty look, Karen!

  32. cutie_pie says:

    wow. absolutely gorgous! i have to go get every product you used πŸ˜€ hahaha <3

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