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Tonight on CSI: Novato, Urban Decay Fall 2012 Collection Pics and Swatches

Published in: Collections, Makeup, Urban Decay

Urban Decay Smoked Palette Fall 2012

OMG! I was just on my way out the door for my lady date with my friend Marisol (gonna see Magic Mike!) when I heard the news…

Urban Decay’s new fall 2012 palette got smoked!

Fo’ reals! Here are some quick pics of the palette and other bits from the Urban Decay fall collection for 2012…

urban decay smoked palette
The $49 Urban Decay Smoked Palette, coming soon to Sephora and Ulta stores, select Macy’s stores and online to urbandecay.com (next week)

urban decay smoked palette

urban decay smoked palette
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Nails Are Taking a Bright Turn at Urban Decay With the Urban Decay Summer 2012 Nail Kit

Published in: Nails, Urban Decay

Urban decay summer 2012 nail kit box

Just a quick hi and some swatches of the Urban Decay summer 2012 nail kit to hopefully brighten your Tuesday.

It’s raining here today, and the forecast calls for more rain this week, so brightness is certainly something I’m hungry for.

I’m wearing two coats in each of the swatches below. Still not sure about pricing, but I’m assuming the kit will cost about as much as last year’s, probably around $28.

urban decay woodstock nail swatch

urban decay showboat nail swatch
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From A-Z With UD: 11 Alphabetical Ideas to Build Your Own Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette

Published in: Eyes, Makeup, Palettes, Urban Decay

Urban Decay Build-Your-Own Eyeshadow Palette
An almost empty Urban Decay Build Your Own Eyeshadow Palette

One of the first gigs I got after college was working in the filing room at a law firm, where I spent hours and hours alphabetizing case files.

Two years of that left me 1) bored out of my gourd and 2) with a chronic compulsion to put things in alphabetical order.

The condition even manifested itself earlier today, as I started sifting through Urban Decay’s newly revamped $18 Eyeshadow Singles (available in a whopping 68 shades).

Naturally, it just made perfect sense to me to place them in alphabetical order — ABC Gum with Asphyxia, Baked and Bender, and so on like that. And then I thought, what if I put them in alphabetical sets using the Urban Decay Build Your Own Palette ($18; includes a six-pan palette, the exclusive shade Walk of Shame and a shadow brush)?

Wouldn’t ya know it? Organized alphabetically like this, I think some of these palettes actually turned out pretty darn cool! Another win for the alphabet. :)

Before we dive in, here’s some background on the shadows:

  • They represent the next generation in Urban Decay Eyeshadows, replacing the old shadows with a new formula and packaging
  • Among the 68 shades (there are 64 in the pics below), there are some totally new colors, some former bestsellers, and some fan faves previously only available in UD palettes
  • The shades are spread out among five different finishes in satin, shimmer, sparkle, duochrome and matte
  • Urban Decay says the new shadows are softer than the generation they replace, with richer pigments, a longer wear time and colors that distribute more evenly
  • Each of the shadows pops out of its packaging and can be placed into Urban Decay’s Build Your Own Palette ($18; includes a six-pan palette, a pan of Walk of Shame and a brush)
  • I felt that UD’s original eyeshadows were pretty soft and pigmented, but these new versions seem even more pigmented and buttery than before, yum!
  • If you don’t feel like building your own palette, right now on urbandecay.com, you can also find five palettes pre-filled with colors selected by bloggers and v-loggers

ABC Gum, Asphyxia, Baked, Bender, Blackout, and Blunt

urban decay abc gum blunt box

urban decay abc gum blunt palette
From the left, top row: Baked, Asphyxia and ABC Gum; Bottom row: Bender, Blackout and Blunt

From the left: ABC Gum, Asphyxia, Baked, Bender, Blackout and Blunt
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Urban Decay’s New and Improved Big Fatty Mascara

Published in: Eyes, Makeup, Product Reviews, Urban Decay

urban decay big fatty mascara

Contrary to the rumors circulating in the kitty modeling world, the new Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara ($20) was NOT named after Tabs. :)

Although I can see why some would believe that to be true…

“I’m too husky for this box.”

If the Big Fatty Mascara name rings a bell, you’ve probably seen it before. It’s been a part of the Urban Decay line for years (in the psychedelic red and yellow tube). UD just revamped it and gave it a new outfit.

BFM promises a bit of everything — volume, length, definition, curl hold and jet-black color in a lightweight formula.

Urban Decay also traded the original Big Fatty’s over-sized Diorshow-esque bristle brush for a minimalist approach. The sleek new brush head is designed to fan out lashes.

urban decay big fatty mascara brush

And those little nubs really get in there! When I used this today, my fringe looked s u p e r s t r e t c h e d out.

By the way, if you love the original Big Fatty, you still have time to stockpile. It’s still available on urbandecay.com.

I never gave the original Big Fatty a try, but I like what I’ve seen from this new version so far, especially the thickness I get from it at the base of my lashes.

urban decay big fatty mascara before and after
Before (top pic) and after two coats of Big Fatty Mascara (bottom pic)
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