Basically, I like makeup. Maybe "like" is an understatement; maybe I love it. And Urban Decay
is far and beyond my favorite
brand in the world. So, I'd like to take this space to compile a list of all my favorite Urban Decay cosmetics. As I try more, I'll add more to the list, because they've got a huge range of products.
24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
This is absolutely the best eyliner you will ever use in your life, I swear to God. It has the thickness and stay-put power of a liquid liner without the mess and fuss of one. I always wear this in black underneath eyeshadows, just rimming my eyes, because it's so thick and so creamy that it just pops. If you crave colored liners that are actually, well, colorful, then this is something that you have to invest in.
My one complaint would be that this is a difficult pencil to get a sharp. It also dulls rather fast since it is so creamy. Basically, only use this with a good eyeliner pencil sharpener. Revlon has a good track record for making good eyeliner sharpeners as does Sephora (the in-house brand).
OK, not only does this come in a plethora of shades and finishes, but it's an incredibly shadow. It absolutely stays fresh no matter what, and I have terrible luck with my eye makeup looking as good at 5:00 as it did at 7:30.
If you'd like to sample a bunch of different colors, Urban Decay sells little palates (#1 and #2) with their best shades in 'em. Once you find shades that you really like, you can splurge on the real pots of them.
Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Want your eyeshadow to really stay put? Then give this a shot! It makes eye shadows pretty much immobile, and your makeup stays looking fresh longer. There's pretty much nothing bad about it. Scratch that; there is nothing bad about it, at all.
Heavy Metal Glitter Liner
I normally don't like glitter liner and I normally don't like liquid liners at all, but I love this stuff. It's easy to control and gives a nice, even coat that dries nearly instantly. My favorite shade is Headbanger, and if you wanna do some mixing, put some Mullet on your lids as well.
Big Fatty Lip Plumper
OK, OK, if you're thinking that those lip plumpers are scary, inhuman, and just plain bizarre, look at it this way: at least there's no bee venom in this. Big Fatty dialates the blood vessels in your lips and you get what is a surprisingly natural plumped up lip. This also hurts less than regular lip plumpers, which make you kinda want to cry after awhile, although that isn't to say that there isn't some tingling sensations. This is also a great lip plumper to wear alone since it gives your lips a pinkinsh hue. Now, it gives it this pinkish hue because more blood is coming to your lips, but this is why most companies don't explain their science.
Flavored Powder Body Brush
Unlike most shimmery powders, this stuff doesn't give you a demented 12-year-old-girl-in-Sephora-esque sparkle. This is a shimmery kind of powder, and if you put it on just the right parts of your pectoral structure, it gives you a really amazing glow. Plus, it smells kickass and looks awesome. Yeah, nothing bad to say here.
I hate blush. For anyone who knows me, you will notice that I always have a
nice pinkish touch in my cheeks. However, the colors in these blushes are sheer enough and pretty enough that I actually will throw one on once in awhile. If you're not blessed with naturally red cheeks (my mother's maiden name is Ruff, after all, which means "ruddy" in German), well, you'll feel even more love toward these shades.
More to come ...