FGW: Mo Hearts Urban Decay

April 15, 2008 at 8:13 pm 6 comments

I love Urban Decay.

I mean, I LOOOOOVE Urban Decay. Hands down favorite brand. Almost a little obsessed. They’re even my friend on MySpace. Told ya, I love ‘em.

Years and years and 3 kids ago, I worked for Urban Decay as a freelance employee at my local Nordstrom. Oh the joy. I learned a ton about the products and their versatility, and UD eye shadow still remains my “go to” product all these years later. Back then, UD was just beginning to branch out from their standard product line of shadow, lipstick, lip glosses, and nail polish. My how far they’ve come! Now you can find such an amazing array of products on their website that I couldn’t even begin to list it all. If you want it, they’ve got it! A lot of your old favorites are still there in updated packaging, so don’t freak out if you don’t see your usual liquid liner tube, it’s in a new inkwell styled bottle. I’m pretty happy about how the eye shadow pots have ended up. If anyone remembers the first pots they came out with then you remember how hard those lids could be to pry off sometimes! Over the years Urban Decay has really perfected their already fantastic products and I get the pleasure of waxing poetic about a few of them…

I shared my love for the new loose pigments ($20) in a previous post, which you should totally re-read, because it’s brilliant. Jen and I have also both shared how much we like the 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils ($16), and I really put them to the test yesterday when I left the house with only a line of Lust and some mascara, no primer, no shadow, nothing to help absorb excess oil on my lid. That baby stayed perfectly put until I broke out the makeup remover. I’ve already told anyone who will listen how much I adore the shadows. So let’s move on to the stuff I haven’t talked about before, shall we?

Hi, my name is Mo. I have oily skin.

Enter De-Slick Mattifying powder. This purple compact sure is pretty, but can it perform? Even on the fairest skin many translucent powders end up looking cakey and heavy if applied repeatedly throughout the day. Amazingly, this isn’t the case with De-Slick. Maybe it’s the lightweight rice powder, maybe it’s the light lavender shade, but whatever it is sure works. I use this everyday to set my makeup, and I usually only have to apply again once through the day to keep my face shine free. What I like best is that it doesn’t make me look overly matte and powdery. It’s so light that I look fresh but don’t have to worry about makeup sliding off my face. This would obviously perform well on all skin colors. I will not hesitate to pay the $28 for a new one as soon as I need a refill.

Unlike most brands, Urban Decay has only two types of Mascara. No more confusion about which combination you should choose. Big Fatty Mascara ($19) is a hearty thickening formula that comes in a variety of colors. Colored mascara is huge this spring, but Urban Decay has been doing colored mascara for years. It used to be the only place I could find it with any certainty. If you aren’t ready to jump right into Electric Blue, try Black Cherry. It’s a subtle addition of color when used only on the lower lashes and you can ease into something crazier from there. Big Fatty gave even my wimpy lashes a nice full look and there was NO flaking. Besides, they use the word “oomph” in their description, and we all know how I feel about OOMPH!

Before I go I want to take a second and tell you about UD’s Good Karma brushes. Purists will tell you that natural hair brushes are the only way to go, but those purists have clearly never experienced the silky soft feeling of an Urban Decay brush made with the synthetic, Taklon. I have never, NEVER, found another brush as soft, thick, or wonderful as these. Not only are they soft and cruelty free, with a little love they can last an extraordinary amount of time. My powder brush is probably 6 years old and still in perfect shape. A well made brush has a lot to do with your cosmetics application, and these are definitely well made. Someday I hope to save up enough money to buy the Big Buddha Brush set. At $100 for 6 brushes it’s well priced for good quality brushes, but with a husband in college I like spending my money on things like, hmm, milk. And electricity. Some girls dream about Prince Charming, I dream about Good Karma.

 

 

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. tracy m  |  April 16, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    OK, I just went to Urban Decay to irresponsibley fill up my cart with goodies, and the site wouldn’t keep anything in my cart. Each time I added it, UD emptied it. Was it a sign?

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  • 2. jen38  |  April 16, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Tracy you are too funny! Yes, it is a sign. Hold off on your order and see if Mo has anything for you.

    🙂 I sense good cosmetic karma heading your way!

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  • 3. tracy m  |  April 16, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    You are TOO good Jen!

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  • 4. Allie  |  April 17, 2008 at 9:50 am

    They don’t have that powder at Sephora and I have a gift cert burning a hole in my wallet! Waaahhh!

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  • 5. jen38  |  April 17, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    That is sooo sad!

    Tell me what you end up buying! I love Cargo’s blu_ray powder as well.

    Reply
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