Okay, so I was meant to write this post probably almost a month ago. Buuuut before I had the time to take loads of look book photos, I kept buying more UD stuff, which meant I needed to take more photos and it all sliiiiightly spiralled out of control.
But we got there eventually. So lets start with the one product I was ACTUALLY meant to buy and review.
Urban Decay Full Spectrum
The colours, the textures, the RAINBOW. I wasn’t sure about getting the Full Spectrum palette at first because first I thought “will I wear these colours?”, but then I thought “I’m gonna make myself wear them”. This is actually my second of these palettes, since the first one I bought I got home was smashed when I opened it. The heartbreak. It took me a while to play with it and get creative with it since I’m so used to nude colours, but eventually I found some Insta Inspiration and got the ball rolling. The colours can look scarily bright, but the pigment isn’t massively bright at first, but it’s really buildable, which can be seen as a negative, but for me it’s good. Leaving me with dangerously bright colours is NOT a good idea. But with a bit of practice, I’m getting to grips with it and growing to love having pink back on my eyelids. And blue. And green. Occasionally yellow.
B6 Prep Spray and Optical Illusion Complexion Primer
So this I love. The Optical Illusion Complexion Primer is my second primer from UD (can you tell I have a UD problem?) and it just feels so good. I use it mainly on my T-Zone where my pores can be quite open and where I have most of my imperfections (damn my smile lines, they make me look about 50) and my foundation GLIDES on.
Other than being totally photogenic, the B6 Prep Spray also has it’s other uses. I bought a tester of this back in the summer before I went on holiday because I knew I wouldn’t be wearing much, if any foundation, and the promise of reducing redness drew me in. It’s such a refreshing spray, I use it either before my moisturiser or before my makeup if I forget to do it earlier. It’s also oil absorbing, so it stops me from getting shiny and greasy throughout the day which is a godsend, since my makeup used to have melted to down by my chin by like 5pm. What a good look.
Razor Sharp Liquid Liners
When I first saw the Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliners on Instagram way back in the Summer 16, I knew these had to be mine. I knew I’d be absolutely awful at the them. I was right. The brush isn’t something I’m used to, since my trusty black liner is a pen. God this was a learning curve. But with a bit of practice and a few makeup wipes and swear words I got there eventually. Bump, the white one, was a must-have for me, I’m in love with graphic liner at the moment. The pigment it amazing, even covering red eyeshadow with ease, however I’m not massively keen on the texture. It’s a bit – Tipex-y – which isn’t particularly pleasant, but I can live with it. Plus, when taking it off, it’ll occasionally just roll off in one strip, which makes it a LOT easier. Goldrush, the gold one, obviously, I bought last week as an extra lil treat because I keep seeing lines of gold glitter in the crease and I’m LOVING it! I did have a look at the Heavy Metal glitter eyeliners, but trying to get a solid line out of it just reminded me of trying to paint my nails with a glitter coat and struggling to get an even amount of glitter. And I’m not willing to go through that tediousness on my eyes either. But it’s just so SPARKLY.
Vice Lipstick in Peversion
No.1 I’m particularly proud of this photo. No.2 My inner emo has finally escaped. After all these years I’ve finally cracked and bought my first black lipstick. And actually, my first Urban Decay lipstick. It’s got a comfort matte finish, which feels so nice, because as a matte liquid lipstick addict, my lips can take a beating. In fact, I’m so used to liquid lipsticks that I had basically forgotten how to put on a normal lipstick, and that I wouldn’t need to scrub my lips into an inch of their lives to get it off. This is soft and gentle and stops me feeling cracked and gross. It’s got great pigment, it gets weird looks from my relatives, what more could you want in a lipstick?
I’ve spent the last few weeks putting a few looks together, most of which seem to be my trusty cut creases, but I LOVE THEM.
This was my first try, since then I’ve gotten much more adventurous. This was also before I learned that I really needed to build the colour.
This was literally the next day. Kinda inspired by Kat Von D’s Pastel Goth palette, I tried something a bit new. Damn I loved having a blue inner corner. And white eyeliner lashes. This was actually my first go at my white eyeliner and up close it looks bloody terrible. So here’s a nicely distanced shot. Enjoy.
Playing with my eyeliner again I kinda felt like the deer snapchat filter. And I loved it. This for me really tested it’s staying power, since those dots could have easily been rubbed or scratched off, yet they were still chilling there by the end of the day. 10 points for UD.
As you can tell I’m definitely getting more comfortable with bright colours again. Hallelujah. Soon I’ll be wearing them to work.
Okay so this one’s a little bit of a cheat. My eyeshadow is all ABH Modern Renaissance with my Goldrush liner over the top, but let’s be honest. The main focus here in this look is the black lipstick. And with a neutral but warm eye, I can’t help but thinking it looks weirdly…wearable? Could just be me.
Oh my god. This. I think this is my favourite makeup I’ve ever worn. I’m obsessed. But I know I’ll NEVER be able to do it again this well. I had a bit of a practice with my Bump eyeliner and this was how it turned out. Totally obsessed. So here’s some more of it.
And some more..
So now I’m on a UD spending ban. Until they release their skincare range that is…