One of the most beloved eyeshadow palettes is coming to an end. The OG, the top-selling, the essential, the world-famous Naked Palette by Urban Decay is being discontinued. This is the mother of all neutral eyeshadows, the one that actually started the whole craziness of using this range of shades. It was first released back in 2010, and after 8 successful years, the label decided to discontinue this iconic product.
Urban Decay caused so much sadness to the makeup community when they announced that the iconic Naked Palette would be discontinued. The founder Wende Zomnir hinted there might be some new products coming, but we didn’t think that would happen so fast. Only several days after the announcement, there is another huge rumor circulating through social media. It seems that the label is getting ready to launch a gorgeous Naked Cherry palette that will take your eye game to a whole new level.
Flawless skin is an unwritten Insta rule when it comes to the world of makeup. Going through your feed you can’t help but wonder what’s the secret behind the Insta perfect skin. The beauty gurus and makeup artists are serving bright undereyes, poreless skin, and seamlessly blended eyeshadow. In the sea of overly edited photos, something like real skin with pores stands out immediately.
‘Tis the summer to be jolly! Another hot day, another hot release. Urban Decay just announced a new eyeshadow palette “Born To Run.” We’re all obsessed with the label’s eye products, that we can’t wait to try this one out. If there is something that the brand is famous for, it’s definitely eyeshadows. What better way to kick-start the summer season, than with such an exciting drop.
The palette features 21 shades, 19 of which are brand new. “Born To Run” is actually a whole collection of 10 pieces, with the palette as the most sought-after product. As a part of the line, Urban Decay is also releasing three new shades of their Vice Lipstick including a gorgeous mauve shade, soft pink and a fierce dark berry one. What most fans will be excited about is the “All Nighter” Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray, that is exclusive to this collection and will be released in a limited number of pieces. To finish off the line, the label is releasing three new colors from the 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, one in statement metallic green and two in copper.
“Whether you’re a total road warrior, a weekend escapist or a staycationer‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë‚àö√Üthis is everything you need when you’re Born To Run. An all-in-one eyeshadow palette, Born To Run lets you create nude makeup looks, add in pops of color and play with brights, no matter where you’re going. With 21 of-the-moment shades‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë‚àö√Üfrom jewel tones and modern neutrals to more colorful shadows‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë‚àö√Üthe Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette has got every possible eye look covered in one makeup sleek kit. If you find yourself packing multiple makeup palettes for one look, the Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette will be your new globe-trotting go-to. No matter which shades you try, we designed them all to be universally flattering for any skin tone and any lifestyle. Born To Run is made for wherever life takes you.’- says the brand’s official announcement.
The new releases were created with busy ladies on the mind. The palette is ideal for women on the go, and it will definitely become essential in their traveling bags. One of the coolest facts about the product is that the packaging actually features images from Urban Decay’s product development team members and their most memorable travels. As expected, the Born To Run palette will drop first, tomorrow. You can shop it at Sephora for $49. All of the other goodies will be available starting from June 18.
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Leave it to Urban Decay Cosmetics, to make mascaras the most exciting product in your makeup bag. The brand took the mascara game to a whole new level with their latest drop. To celebrate National Lash Day, they are launching a collection of five vibrant lash-enhancing products. So if you love experimenting with vivid eye makeup, get ready for some serious shopping.
Urban Decay’s founder and creative director, Wende Zomnir shared a first view of the products on her personal Instagram account. She couldn’t hide the excitement and also revealed that you can use the mascara both for eyelashes and eyebrows. So if you had any doubts whether this should be your next purchase, you are probably already convinced by now. Thanks to the dual character of the product, you can get creative with matte and shimmery looks. All the bold beauty junkies can even mix and match the colors and wear them in many different ways.
“It’s National Lash Day, so I cooked up something for you: Double Team Special Effect Colored Mascara. One side has a cream shade and the other a coordinating shimmer shade. Dimensional! Love it on my brows too!’
The brand’s Double Team Special Effect Colored Mascara will be available in five vibrant shades. These gorgeous rainbow-inspired hues will elevate your eye makeup. Let’s start with Urban Decay’s signature color- purple. There is no chance in the world they would miss out on this gorgeous hue, so they introduced “Vice’. “Junkshow’ as one of the most beautiful colorful mascaras you’ve ever seen, that is a bold fuchsia pink.
“Deep End’ will become the favorite hue for all turquoise lovers, while “Gonzo’ carries a gorgeous blue tone. The last mascara is different from the rest because the dual ends feature two contrasting colors. “Dime/Goldmine”s one side is going to paint your lashes yellow, the other one will give you a shimmering silver look. Currently, there is no other product in the market that allows you to play with so many colors on the eyelashes and the eyebrows at the same time.
Urban Decay’s Double Team Special Effect Colored Mascara collection will launch in March. Considering the prices of their other products, these mascaras are expected to be relatively affordable. According to the brand the colorful line will first launch in the USA on March 15, followed by Canada on March 19 and Europe on April 1. If you’ve been looking for a game-changing mascara, we’re pretty sure this is the one.
The concept of a lip kit is no longer new (remember the Kylie Lip Kits and the MAC lip kits line?), so it isn’t the concept of fuller lips or longer lasting looks, but the shades and the brand that is offering them. Oddly the marketing of both a matching lip liner and lipstick seems to have been laughably overlooked until the last two years, which oddly makes no sense considering how smart and obvious it is that these products should be sold together.
With Urban Decay offering lip kits, we will be sure of two things ” brilliant, long-lasting shades and excellent color options ” in the future. Right now Urban Decay is testing the waters with four shades of their lip kit, but smartly they are the four most sought after shades that the company offers in their Vice lipstick range.
The color range of the Urban Decay lip kits includes a deep, indescribably rich shade of plum that I will be picking up, a bright, vibrant red, a nude and a fuchsia that is the perfect balance between bright and rich. The lip kits are being called ‘The Ultimate Pair’ and each duo consists of a 24/7 Glide-on Lip Pencil paired with a full sized Vice Lipstick, two of the best formulas offered by Urban Decay ” in four of their best shades.
The choice to pair these two products together guarantees intense color deposits on the lips and seriously respectable long wear ” the type of long-lasting lip color we all are actually aiming for.
Why a lip kit anyway? Some of us have been fighting the craze for one reason or another, but there really is a benefit to it, whether you are trying to make lips look fuller or just want a longer-lasting look, the method is sound. Using the lip liner first, fill in your lips using it like a primer. The liner will lock the color onto your lips and prevent messy migrating of the shade.
Then apply the lipstick on top. The lipstick will give you the amped up appearance it should, in a perfect shape (depending on your adeptness with the liner) and last throughout the day. Reapplication will realistically be necessary for some, though not every few minutes or even every hour or so, which is a blessing.
Many like myself are more than content with what we have been offered to start with. Vibrancy and long-wear are areas that Urban Decay excels at, so expectations are high. Hopefully sales will show such a love for the Urban Decay lip kits that we will get additional shades, though Bad Blood and Blackmail are two of my favorite colors.
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The newest Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat 2017 makeup collection features the inspiring works of Jean-Michel Basquiat for the masses of makeup fans. The collection will be available for purchase at Sephora, Nordstrom, Selfridges and Ulta on April 20th, 2017 with a full and well-rounded 12-piece set of Basquiat adorned limited edition items.
Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American artist of Haitian and Puerto Rican heritage that created incredible epigrams that have resonated with people since he began creating them. His style is noticeably contemporary, with obvious dedication to graffiti in his art, which also can be seen as full of neo-expressionism, and he was also known for primitivism and contemporary art. Though he died in 1988 at the age of 27, people are constantly showing appreciation for his work.
Urban Decay is a makeup brand that so many have been in love with and the addition of the touch of Basquiat is certain to only help that status. People are already clamoring for their chance to purchase the limited edition options.
Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat Basquiat Vault ($165.00) (Limited Edition)
For $165 the full limited edition Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat 2017 makeup collection is available. The vault comes in a box adorned with Basquiat’s work inside and out, which opens to reveal the collection inside.
Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat Tenant Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00) (Limited Edition)
The Tenant eyeshadow palette is the dream palette of neutrally flattering shades for all skin tones. It comes with a tool, a long mirror and a lot of incredible artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat. I am almost certain that this will be the best selling item hands down.
• Studio ” pale pink matte
• 1960 ” bright pink matte
• Neo ” rich aubergine with micro-shimmer
• Les ” charcoal-black matte-satin
• Graffiti ” deep metallic green
• Exu ” bright green shimmer
• Boom ” bright teal matte
• Untitled ” rich deep blue matte
Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat Gold Griot Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00) (Limited Edition)
There isn’t much to say about the palette that will do justice to the eight incredible shades included, but the compact does feature a great sized mirror, as well as the artwork of Jean-Michel Basquiat.
• Enigma ” neutral pale nude matte
• Levitation ” warm pale nude matte
• Not for Sale ” medium sienna matte
• Suckerpunch ” warm brown shimmer
• Influence ” brown satin wtih gold shimmer
• BK ” gray matte-satin
• Pseudonym ” deep navy matte
• Crown ” very metallic gold
Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat Gallery Blush Palette ($34.00) (Limited Edition)
The Gallery blush palette features the signature crown on the top, filled in matte black as the button that opens the compact. The inside of the compact features not only four blush shades, but also a nice sized mirror on the inside.
• X-Rated ” medium pink
• Now’s The Time ” gold-champagne shimmer
• Jawbone ” medium bronze
• NOHO ” radiant berry
Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($20.00) (Limited Edition)
Each of the 24/7 glide-on eye pencils is richly pigmented and ultra smooth. There are three shades for these eye pencils, promising a brightly colored adornment drawn onto the eye in colors that are bright and beautiful on every skin tone and shade. The triplicate of options features strong colors and due to their size, it is unfortunate to say that there are no Basquiat adornments, though the colors themselves have been inspired by his work.
• Post Punk ” bright neon green with a hint of pearl
• Anatomy ” sienna matte
• Vivid ” bright teal matte
Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat Vice Lipstick ($17.00) (Limited Edition)
The VICE lipstick for the Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat collection shows off a different image on each tube of lipstick. The shades of the lipstick are echoes of the similar and exact colors appearing in the palettes. The colors are rich, the application is smooth and the long wear of the formula is what is expected of Urban Decay, but the elevation of the Basquiat imagery on the tube is sure to make each tube a favorite.
• Abstract ” nude-taupe (cream)
• Epigram ” neutral sienna (cream)
• Exhibition ” medium pink-purple (comfort matte)
Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat Cosmetic Bags (Limited Edition)
The collection features three different limited edition cosmetic bags. Both the Gallery cosmetic bag and the 1983 cosmetic bag have black crown zipper pulls on the artistically adorned makeup pouches. The larger Untitled cosmetic bag features not only the design on the outside and the black crown zipper pull, but also contrast stitching around the zipper.
• Gallery Cosmetic Bag ($18.00)
• 1983 Cosmetic Bag ($18.00)
• Untitled Cosmetic Bag ($35.00)
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Urban Decay‘s Nocturnal spring 2017 makeup collection is an Ulta Cosmetics exclusive that will be available online at Ulta.com on January 15th, 2017 and everywhere in Ulta stores on January 22nd. Urban Decay has a large number of fans and is a great brand for those testing out their makeup skills and MUAs alike.
Spring makeup collections are often very bright, cheery and easily overpowering. Palettes include lots of peaches and pinks and neutrals that are very cute. But here, the Nocturnal Shadow Palette can be used to create everything from a cheery look to a sultry seductive look. The two limited edition options provided by Urban Decay and Ulta are great and more details can be found below.
Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box ($29.00) (Limited Edition)
The Urban Decay Nocturnal Shadow Box is a palette of 12 eyeshadows that goes the extra step and includes a large mirror and a decent sized, double-ended eyeshadow brush tool. It combines a lot of favorited shades in a single palette and even includes 4 new shades, 2 neutral and 3 intensely bold.
This is a great option for those who have run out of a few tried and true UD shades. The UD Nocturnal Shadow Box is also a good option for those who are desperately in need of a good palette that contains some very useful neutral colors, as well as those who are giving UD a try for the first time.
The neutrals offered are interesting and easy to blend, but manage intensity on their own when needed. The palette features a weathered and darkened brick design with lettering designed to look like purple white neon lights on the outside.
Though many of the shades are a staple in many different UD palettes, specifically Half Baked and Blackout, it is a convenient palette to have, especially on the go. The price is good, the colors are vibrant and deeply pigmented. The inclusion of Fireball here is a great addition, as the shade is generating a lot of buzz as both a shadow and a lipstick.
• ABC Gum ” pale peach matte
• Midnight Cowboy Rides Again ” light pink champagne shimmer with silver glitter
• Baby ” cool metallic rose
• Half Baked ” golden bronze shimmer
• Riff ” brown-nude matte with floating micro-sparkle
• Delete ” deep chestnut brown matte-satin
• Fireball ” peach satin with pink shift
• Backfire ” burgundy satin with purple shift
• Lounge ” brick red satin with green shift
• Armor ” metallic silver-taupe with tonal sparkle
• Heroine ” deep navy blue with subtle floating tonal pearl
• Blackout ” blackest black matte
Urban Decay Nocturnal Vice Lipstick ($17.00) (Limited Edition)
Deeply pigmented lipstick is always going to be highly sought after and the Urban Nocturnal Vice lipstick has four interesting shades, each in a different finish. The metallized finish of the shade Fireball has already gotten a lot of interest generated over the peach into pink shifting of the color on the lips.
Additionally Backstab, a deep plum shade of purple with a distinct red shimmer to it is a cream lipstick. Lawbreaker, a sheer soft brown, and Nonsense, a ‘comfort matte’ in a rosy shade of pink, are also beautiful.
Each of these limited edition Vice lipstick options come in a purple metallic base with a cover that matches the design of the palette.
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