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#UDforWomen: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Enigma Is Mysteriously Good

Published in: Guest Post, Makeup, Urban Decay

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Illustration of the Urban Decay #UDforWomen Enigma Primer by Anna Oh

urban decay enigma primer potion

Hi everyone!

Urban Decay has released a limited edition shade of their Eyeshadow Primer Potion ($20) as a part of The Ultraviolet Edge — their global initiative to empower women.

Last year, Urban Decay donated $528,000 to global organizations that made possible literacy programs, microloans, and business training for women in need, and 100% of the purchase price of the new eyeshadow primer will be donated to fund more of these awesome programs.

urban decay enigma primer potion

urban decay enigma primer potion

The new primer potion, Enigma, is a pinky beige matte that blends out like a dream. If you’re familiar with the Original and Eden primer potions, Enigma has a very similar texture; it feels slick until patted down into the skin. The pink tone helps to conceal my eyelid pigmentation, and I especially love using it as a base for my purple eyeshadows.

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An Urban Decay Dangerous Palette Makeup Tutorial: Spies, and Bronze and Gray Smokey Eyes

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

urban decay dangerous palette makeup tutorial final k eye final

Agent K-dawg, this is Urban Decay Base Camp. Over.

UD Base Camp, this is K-dawg, go ahead. Over.

K-dawg, UD Base Camp. Requesting mission status. How’s the testing of the Holiday 2012 Dangerous Palette ($36) going? Over.

urban decay dangerous palette makeup tutorial final k with palette

Roger that, UD Base Camp. The mission to complete a bronze and gray smokey eye with Deeper, Mushroom and Ace is almost complete, although these eyeshadow pigments are reaching dangerous levels. Over.

Urban Decay Dangerous Palette


The eye palette pops out of the zippered case, so you can reuse it to hold makeup/cat treats/secret spy gear/whatevs!

K-dawg, UD Base Camp. Tech support is wondering what that tap-tap-tapping sound is on your end. Is it static, or is Jeremy Renner trying to send you love letters via Morse code again? Over.

Base Camp, this is K-dawg. Nah, that’s just me tapping my brushes against the edge of the sink to remove some excess eyeshadow before applying. Can’t have fallout beneath my eyes while I’m in the field. Over.

Copy that, K-dawg. Special Agent T-money requests a tutorial for the look. Can you oblige? Over.

UD Base Camp, K-dawg. Can do. Over.

A Bronze and Gray Smokey Eye with the Urban Decay Dangerous Palette

STEP 1: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil in Sin applied as a base over the entire eyelid

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Urban Decay Holiday 2012 Pics and Swatches

Published in: Collections, Makeup, Urban Decay

urban decay holiday 2012

Yup, HOLIDAY!

A few quick pics and swatches from Urban Decay Holiday 2012.

Urban Decay Ocho Loco 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set, $59

Urban Decay Ocho Loco 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set
Available online only at sephora.com, ulta.com, macys.com, beauty.com and urbandecay.com

Urban Decay Ocho Loco 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set
From the left: Stash (a deep green with gold shimmer), Junkie (a dark teal pearl with golden shimmer), LSD (new and exclusive shade; a navy with bright turquoise shimmer), Perversion (a blackest black matte), Psychedelic Sister (new and exclusive shade; a bright eggplant), Rockstar (a dark purple metallic), Hustle (new and exclusive shade; a medium metallic brown) and Mushroom (new and exclusive shade; a grey taupe/brown metallic)

The Feminine Palette, $36

Urban Decay Feminine Palette
Available at Sephora, ULTA and select Macy’s; online at Sephora.com, ulta.com, macys.com, beauty.com and urbandecay.com

Urban Decay Feminine Palette
Bordello (a pale mauve with gold micro-glitter), Skimp (new shade; a light peachy pearl), AC/DC (a smoky greyish purple), Gunmetal (a dark metallic grey with silver micro-glitter), Hijack (a metallic teal), Lost (a medium metallic brown) and Wallflower Lip Junkie Lip Gloss (a nude creamy pink)

The Dangerous Palette, $36

Urban Decay Dangerous Palette
Available at Sephora, ULTA and select Macy’s; online at Sephora.com, ulta.com, macys.com, beauty.com and urbandecay.com
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Urban Decay’s on a Naked Streak! More Urban Decay Fall 2012

Published in: Collections, Makeup, Urban Decay

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Wearing Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Strip

Sweet! Urban Decay’s coming out with a second round of products for fall 2012 — four new nude lip shades and two face/complexion primers.

Now your Smoked Palette has a few more friends to play with this fall. :)

Coming soon to Urban Decay counters and urbandecay.com.

urban decay fall 2012 lip junkie
From left to right: Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Naked ($18), Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Strip ($19), Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Streak ($19) and Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Naked2 ($19)

urban decay fall 2012 primer
Complexion Primer Potions ($31 each)

urban decay fall 2012 swatches
Swatches from the left: Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Naked, Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Streak, Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Naked2 and Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Strip

urban decay lip junkie in streak
Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Streak
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Buff Your Way to a Flawless Finish With Urban Decay’s Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush

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

urban decay optical blurring brush

Urban Decay’s new foundation brush promises to blur the lines. Borrowing a page out of Hollywood’s Golden Age powder-puff playbook, where actors and actresses were often blurred in their closeups, the Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush ($24) buffs away lines to create seamless, smooth skin.

It reminds me of my own experiences with a different kind of optical blurring…

When my BFF Jen and I were younger and looking for love in all the wrong places (Club X and 1015 Folsom come to mind), the following conversation would go down at least once or twice every night we went out on the town…

ME: I think I see a potentially cute boy.

JEN: Where?!

urban decay optical blurring brushME: Standing over there at the bar, in the striped button-down shirt and dark pants.

JEN: (…) Every guy in here is wearing that outfit.

ME: No, really! I think he’s looking this way. Over your shoulder, six ‘o clock.

JEN: Oh, no baby. Did you forget your glasses again? We have to get you some contacts, like soon. That boy is kinda scary. Trust me on this.

Haha! Nothing like poor eyesight to mess up your game. :)

Luckily, the Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush is designed to improve it.

I met it through Urban Decay’s new fall collection, and it quickly became one of those little lifesavers that I never thought I needed before, but now can’t function without.

The soft, dense brush head feels almost as good as favorite husky tabby’s fur. Mrrow!

UD says they designed the brush to be used with their new line of Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup, but there’s nothing stopping us from using it with foundations or tinted moisturizers from other brands.

I can’t hang with streaky foundation, and the Optical Blurring Brush’s densely-packed, soft synthetic bristles and rounded tip definitely take care of streaks. Lately I’ve been using it apply Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer by NARS, and seriously, I think the application looks flawless.

I’ve also heard that synthetic bristles, being less porous than natural fibers, are less conducive to the growth of bacteria, potentially leading to fewer breakouts.

urban decay optical blurring brush
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