Posts Tagged ‘Urban Decay’
You may have read my guest post about Urban Decay’s Smoked Palette on Rucksana’s Walking in a Beauty Wonderland blog recently. Well I won’t regurgitate my words so head over to Rucksana’s blog to read my review.
I just thought I’d share another look created from a few other shades from this brilliant collection.
Urban Decay’s eyeshadows must be my favourite ones to work with – beautiful colours that are pigmented and blend so easily.
For the look below I swept Freestyle across my lids and up to the brow bone before using Barlust up to the crease and Blackout in the outer corners. Very simple, quick and straight- forward! The kohl pencil the palette comes with is really soft and glides on without any trouble.
I think the Smoked Palette surpasses the Naked Duos. Yes, it contains the usual nudey suspects but the richer shades are absolute corkers giving Smoked that extra edge that Naked 1 and 2 don’t have.
Urban Decay’s Smoked Palette costs £35 and is available at all Urban Decay counters.
So. My poor Konad kit has spent the past six months or so relegated to a box in the spare room. I’d tried and failed to get it right before, and seeing as my motto seems to be “Can’t Win, Don’t Play”, it’s no great surprise that the kit went into exile for a while.
However, something started to nag me about the Konad, and I felt compelled to try it again. Armed this time with a metal scraper, double-ended stamper and special polish, I went in for the kill.
And to my amazement, it worked this time! Very satisfying indeed. Now I’ve got the hang of it, I’m wondering what all the fuss was about.
Oh, and Konad haters need not fear. I won’t be Konading over every single manicure I do, or bombarding you with twee cartoons and designs. I like the swirly and gothic style patterns, but won’t be blinding you with my amazing skills (ha) very often.
But for now – feast your eyes. What do you think?
I know I’m not meant to be buying anything but I figure that shopping from other bloggers’ sales is more like supporting local industry, right?
Anyway, look what just arrived from the lovely Computergirl! (sorry for crap photo – taken on my mobile). Go and check out her blog sale – she has some great items on there.
We have… Urban Decay nail varnishes in Twisted and AC/DC, a MAC Fluidline gel eyeliner in Sweet Sage, MAC eyeshadow duo in Team Violets, and a Me Me Me bronzing palette. I am excited about all of these and expect them to go straight into my permanent make-up collection.
Oh, and just to let you know that over the next week or so I will be bringing you the Vampy Varnish range of nail varnishes from BB Couture. I am so excited that my friend Kelly got to design her own polish line – it’s every nail blogger’s dream! Yay!
Not a good day today.
I’d finally got round to buying some Urban Decay Primer Potion to try and stop my very expensive Illamasqua creme eyeshadow from creasing , melting, and slipping down my face. Well, it kept the stuff looking like new for a few hours but then the same thing happened