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.
Urban Decay Greed Eyeshadow Potion Primer on far left
Swatch of Greed on NC35 skin unblended (left) and blended (right)
Girls who go ga-ga for golden glam looks might love Greed’s flexibility. Not only does it amplify the wear time and vibrancy of shadows when worn beneath them, but I think it even looks great all by itself.
Or how about supersizing your eyes? Use Greed’s light-reflecting golden metallic color to create an eye-widening effect. Pat and blend it into the inner V (the area next to the tear ducts) to cancel out any darkness from the eye and nose area. Then, dab a little under the brow bone to give your eyebrows a lift. Next, draw a thin line along the upper lashes with a liquid liner (the best I’ve ever tried: LORAC’s Front of the Line Pro), which creates the illusion of larger eyes, and finish by curling lashes with a lash curler and applying a few coats of your favorite mascara.
AVAILABILITY: Coming soon to Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s and urbandecay.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
The Quest for The Ultimate Chai Latte Continues!
Last week in the comments Fieran said something about visiting the Bay Area and falling in love with chai lattes. That’s when it dawned on me: I’d never, ever had one before, so on Saturday I ordered my first, and, um, are you kidding me?!? They’re impossibly good! Spicy, sweet and rich like a pumpkin pie smoothie.
Now I’m determined to find the best chai latte in the Bay Area… So far I’ve tried Starbucks (pretty good) and one from Whole Foods (pretty bad).
How do you feel about chai latte? Are you a fan? Any other teas you think I should try?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,