Thursday, 12 April 2012

Urban Decay

I was lucky enough to be sent a package from the lovely PR's at Urban Decay with lots of lovely bits to review inside.  I was super excited when I received this, as Urban Decay is surprisingly one of the brands I have never tried before.

My sister is a huge fan of Urban Decay and a few of my Twitter followers expressed their love for the brand when I asked but I have just never really come across it.  I tend to shop in Boots for all my make up needs, unless I need something specialist from MAC etc, and as it's not sold in Boots I don't think I have ever seen any of the products in real life apart from my inside my sisters make up bag!
I was sent the following:

1x Brightening Primer
1x Eyeshadow Primer Potion (I am going to do a seperate blog just about this product)
1x Lush Lash Mascara
1x 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
1x Super-Saturated Lip Colour in Punch Drunk
1x Super-Saturated Lip Colour in Lovechild
1x 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in Demolition
1x 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in Rockstar

1x Brightening Primer

Ever since I was sent the Bare Escentauls Primer and found that I totally loved it, I have been a lot more interested in Primers in general.  I never really used them before (my skin care routine leaves a lot to be desiered) so I was excited to try Urban Decay's version. 

After using this I am a bit indifferent to it.  The primer is fine, and it does what it says on the tin but I think becuase I am SO in love with Bare Escentual's one it just doesn#'t have the same effect on me anymore.  It made my skin smooth and successfully evened out my skin tone (I specifically had a patch of dry, post-wax skin on my face and this primer ensured my make up didn't grab it) - It's safe to say that when my Bare Escentual's runs out this UD Primer will be a more than welcome replacement!

1x Lush Lash Mascara

This mascara is brilliant.  I love the packaging and the brush on the wand is really good for seperating your eyelashes and stopping the clumps.  I don't like wearing false eyelashes everyday and am lucky enough that my eyelashes are thick, long and jet black anyway, so all I need is a decent mascara to make them look good.  I have been teaming this mascara with another Boujouis one, as this UD one is awesome for length and removing clumps.  The Boujouis one I use first to get me more volume and to give me thicker eyelashes, so together this is the dream team of mascaras!

This is how it looks on my eyes - the left eye is the one with the mascara (obviously)

1x 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

I was shocked by the colour of this eyeliner.  It comes out on the skin as a bit of a sparkly gun metal grey, and it's a nice change from the usual jet black I go for with liquid eyeliners.  It's easy to apply, the brush is nice and thin but a little bit stiff so it doesn't just bend and go everywhere when you apply it to the lid.  I have quite sensitive skin on my eyes and some liners can sting once I put them on but this one was fine.  I liked the finished look, I found it gave my eyes a little more oomph then just the standard black :)

1x Super-Saturated Lip Colour in Punch Drunk & Lovechild

I LOVE these lip colours!  I wasn't really sure what to expect when I first opened them, but I certainly wasn't expecting what is effectively a wet colour pencil!  The product looks just like a pencil applicator, but the gloss is actually wet look and similar texture to a normal lip gloss.  The pencil makes it really easy to apply, and the coverage is great.  The only thing that disappointed me slightly is that they don't last long on the lips, I had to apply roughly every ten minutes to keep the colour on - I have worn the pink colour (Lovechild) to DEATH as it's a really nice day colour.  It's pink but not too OTT, and is perfect for work or if you want to have a colour on your lips but nothing too harsh or bright.  Punch Drunk is an orangy red colour and I have tried it on my lips and i'm not 100% sure it's the colour for me.  I like deep reds and as stated before, this really is quite orangy.  I have a feeling that Punch Drunk will definitely stay on the lips for longer though, as it is a very pigmented, bright colour - I will have to pluck up the courage to wear it somewhere and test how long it stays on for, but I warn you now it is very in your face!


Punch Drunk
1x 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in Demolition & Rockstar

Probably my favourite products I was sent.  I have said before that I am pretty unadventurous when it comes to make-up, especially eye make up.  I only really used black mascara, eyeliner and shadows, but having been sent more products recently I have started to branch out and use different colours - I think the main reason is the blue mascara period when I was in school that still haunts me till this day.  Anyway, both of these pencils are AMAZING.  Again, they look like a pencil but on closer inspection are creamy and very thick.  The way the product is designed makes it super easy to apply, and as they are creamy they don't flake at all and are VERY easy to smudge.  Demolition is a deep brown colour and Rockstar is a dark purple - My camera decided to stop working just as I got to the end of taking these pictures so the pic of the pencils together is THE WORST PICTURE KNOWN TO MAN KIND but it's the best I could do, apologies!




I can honestly say after trying these products I am about a THOUSAND times more interested in Urban Decay and the other bits they offer.  I would definitely buy the lip colours and the 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencils again, as these products are PERFECT for any look you are going for.

My favourite ultimate product is the Eyeshadow Primer, but as I said above I am going to dedicate a seperate post to that on it's own as it's just too good to squeeze in here!

Have you ever tried Urban Decay make up?  If so what bits have you tried, and why do you like them?  I'd love to hear your thoughts :)


  1. The only Urban Decay product I've tried is the eyeshadow primer which I loved but never bought a replacement for some reason, so I'll be interested to know what you think.

    Really like the look of that liquid liner too - I like the gunmetal colour.

    Jess xx

  2. Jess I really loved the eyeshadow primer, but if i'd included everything in this post it would have been about a mile long! I'll get the post up within the next day or so, but I totally loved it!

    I like the liner too, I like that it's not as boring as black but it's not OTT Bette Lynch make up either :) x