Saturday, January 25, 2014

Urban Decay Reviewage Part Deux: Naked Lipgloss

As promised, a review for the new Naked lipgloss line from Urban Decay. The line is made up of barely there natural colored shades. The shade range includes Walk of Shame, Nooner, Lovechild, Liar, Streak, Naked, Beso, Freestyle, and my favorite named of the line, Rule34. (I wonder if there is a rule 34 of Rule34 yet?) The sample I received was of Naked. UD describes this color as "nude-pink with pearly pink shift."
Look at that packaging. I'm utterly enchanted with the image of the model. 

True to description, it does have an every so slight pearlescent sheen. The pink tone didn't show up much on my lips. I think it might show up a little better on a darker skin tone. Of course, this is meant to compliment the Naked III eyeshadow palette for an overall more natural look. I'm a more pigmented sort of girl. I would have preferred to try a gloss with at least a hint of color to it like Beso. Naked was more of an equivalent of rocking a clear gloss with a pearly sheen. The taste and smell aren't unpleasant. The texture is smooth. Tacky like any other gloss is, but not more or less than you'd expect of any gloss. If you're into a nude lip this may just be for you.
Wearing Naked lipgloss.
My tiny kewpie doll mouth with Naked

Has anyone else tried the Naked Lipgloss line? Thoughts? Feelings? Criticisms?

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Urban Decay Reviewage:Revolution Lipstick, 24/7 Liner, Lip Primer

If you're a shopper of Urban Decay directly sometimes they're lovely and send you a coupon for a free eyeliner on your birthday. With that and a leftover gift card I took the opportunity to grab a few things I had been eying in the digital shop window. My haul: 24/7 glide-on eyeliner in "Vice" (Royal purple), Revolution lipstick in "Shame" (Dark berry wine), lip primer, and a free sample of their upcoming Naked lipgloss.

Urban Decay lip primer
Their new packaging is a little more sleek. The new lipstick box is made of recycled material. (Yay!) Previously, they packaged in plastic instead of cardboard. Greener and vegan-friendly.

urban Decay Revolution lipstick in "Shame."
First, I'll start off with the lip primer.  I expected it to be a bit drying based on what it was and a few  reviews I read on the Urban Decay website. It goes on fairly smoothly. I feel like I'm putting on a lip balm. In fact, it does have sunscreen and vitamin E in it. I have only tried it with the new Revolution lipstick on top. I'm not sure if it's the liner or the lipstick, but it didn't have a real lasting staying power. It seemed to help marginally with feathering without the aid of a lipliner, but I wasn't wowed. I'm glad this was an item I bought on sale. It was a product I wanted to try, but I would have regretted paying $20+ for it. Overall, I'd say this is something that needs a formula tweak. Good idea. Not nearly as invaluable as as their eyeshadow primer potion.

On to the Revolution lipstick. They kicked the dagger packaging to the curb. I'm sure a lot of people are happy about that. Personally, I didn't mind the clunkiness because it just looked so damn cool. When examining the lipstick itself you'll notice there isn't a whole lot of product for a $22 lipstick. However, it goes on thick and very pigmented. "Shame," the shade I bought, is a deep berry/wine red. It's a rich, deep red without veering into the brown territory. It was exactly what I thought it was. It didn't seem to have much staying power on me, nor did it stain my lips. It doesn't last nearly as long as say, a lipstain or matte Mac lipsticks.

Wearing "Shame" on my birthday dinner.
And finally the 24/7 eye pencil. "Vice" is a true cool royal purple. It goes on creamy and smooth. Nothing but good things to say about it.

I have yet to try the Naked lipgloss sample. Expect updates when I do!