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Urban Decay – Vice 3 Palette (Swatches)

vice3This is the first Vice palette I bought from Urban Decay, I totally skipped on the first two Vice palettes and really wanted to get one this time around. I bought this from Ulta for $60. The palette itself has a mirror, a double-sided eyeshadow brush, and 20 eyeshadows. The eyeshadows itself are buttery smooth and super pigmented!

Below are some swatches of the Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette.

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Urban Decay 15th Anniv. Collection Eyeliners!

I was SO excited to come home and see that my beloved Urban Decay eyeliners from their 15th Anniversary Collection arrived! I was so happy to just rip that box open, LOL. I opened it and I had to dig through the massive piles of tissue paper to get to it, so I will use that when I am wrapping Christmas presents since there’s so much! “Perversion” is darker than “Zero” and it’s a special limited edition shade for this particular collection, oddly enough, it’s a tad bit shorter than the rest of the full-sized pencils but it’s a lovely flat black matte color which is going to be great for a smokey look.

It’s 15 of their full size eyeliners (normally $17 each), some shades are limited edition and some are their regular shades; they come in a cute metallic foiled box with their anniversary ‘UD15′ on it, and it has a magnetic closure. Also comes with a special edition sharpener. And with tax and shipping it came out to $100.05. These last a long time (still have and use some of the sample ones from previous kits I bought years ago!), and they are really pigmented, not to mention full-size so definitely worth it! I absolutely love the brown/neutral eyeliners in this collection because they are well pigmented, and go great with their infamous and sold-out-everywhere “Naked Eye Palette”.

I bought this eyeliner collection on Cyber Monday and it was only available on the UD website from 10am-2pm that day but don’t worry if you missed out, this is part of their 2011 collection so it will be available next year. They just previewed it for Cyber Monday for those few short hours and you bet I scheduled that on my calendar so I wouldn’t miss out LOL!

Color descriptions from my observation:
Stray Dog– Is a soft shimmery medium brown color. Great for a soft natural look.
Corrupt– Is by far my favorite UD brown eyeliner. My favorite eyeliner used to be Bourbon, but ever since “Corrupt” and I met, it was love at first sight! It’s a gorgeous dark brown shade with a soft iridescent shimmer and I love using this on my waterline for even everyday looks because it’s softer than black and great for a smokey brown look.
Bourbon– A nice medium bronze brown with a tiny hint of copper. Still one of my favorite shades, has a nice shimmer to it.
Midnight Cowboy–  A shimmery cream, very pale gold color. I would probably use this on the inner corner of my eyes to give my eyes a more wide-awake look.
Baked– A bright yellow-gold, pretty color but I find it to be a tad bit too bright for my taste.
Stash– Also one of my favs, it’s a nice dark green with hints of gold, it’s such a pretty color and it’s dark enough in person to even add a pop of color to a smokey look.
Mildew– Hate the name but love the color LOL. Seems odd to put a yucky word on a pretty color. It’s a nice light/med green and reminds me of MAC Pigment in “Gilded Green” mixed with a bit of “Pastorale”.
Perversion– Flat black matte color, has amazing color payoff and great as an everyday eyeliner or for smokey looks. It’s a bit darker than “Zero” but can’t really tell a difference from far away.
Electric– This is the perfect blue for a pop of color. Blue is one of those colors that not everyone can pull off IMO, but this particular shade would complement anyone of any eye color and skintone. It’s such a pretty sea blue color and is great on the lid or even on the waterline.
Binge– I was always looking for the perfect navy blue eyeliner that wouldn’t tug on your skin and Binge is it. It’s the perfect navy blue, and also works great with smokey looks to switch things up.
Ransom– I love purple, but for some reason, I don’t like Ransom too much. It’s like a shiny purple and just doesn’t look nice on me. I also think the color payoff on this shade and Asphyxia isn’t as pigmented as I thought.
Asphyxsia– Pink version of Ransom. Pink with flecks of iridescent purple. Color payoff isn’t a bright pink by any means, but this might be a nice shade on.
Rockstar– My all-time favorite above all the eyeliner shades. It’s a gorgeous shimmery eggplant purple and I love using it on my waterline instead of black because it creates a softer look and did I mention it’s gorgeous!??
Zero– Black eyeliner with a subtle hint of shimmer, you can’t tell unless you compare it to “Perversion” which is slightly more matter and more pigmented.
Uzi– Soft shimmery grayish taupe.

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Comparison of “Perversion” and “Zero”:

I love Cyber Monday

I just ordered the 15th Anniversary UD 24/7 Eyeliners pencil set from Urban Decay! The entire kit are the full-sized eyeliners valued at $264, and they are on selling them for $92! It qualifies for FREE shipping, and the total came out to $100 and some change. They are previewing their 2011 collection starting with this eyeliner set and they are available on their website from 10am-2pm PST. So get them right now! They will be available throughout next year as well, so if you can’t buy them right now, don’t worry, but I say get them now because these are amazing! You know I LOVE these eyeliners from my previous post here. I literally buy them whenever they have these cute little kits because it’s such a great deal. These by far are my favorite eyeliners in the world! I can’t wait to get ’em and do a review!

“The range of shades includes lush tropical hues, deep metallics, and unusually vibrant neutrals. Favorites like Zero, Bourbon and Electric sit side-by-side with SIX brand-new shades like Asphyxia, Stray Dog and the pièce de résistance: Perversion – a blacker-than-Zero black. Each pencil is stamped with “UD15”. The whole collection (and a sharpener!) comes packaged in a silver foil box printed with our UD15 ticking pattern. Purchased separately, this set is worth $264″

What did you ladies buy today for Cyber Monday?

Urban Decay Naked Palette & FOTD

I know, this gorgeous palette has been out for how many months now and I am barely getting around to posting about it…but because you ladies are awesome, have been so supportive and understanding, I made y’all red velvet cupcakes! I love baking (more than cooking! but the fiance is opposite, he loves to cook, so it works out LOL). And since I am a sucker for sweets and cupcakes, I made a batch of jumbo red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, and man oh man do I love cream cheese frosting! :)

Anyway, I got the Naked Palette from Urban Decay months ago when they first came out and let me tell you- this palette is gorgeous. I totally love neutral browns esp. eyeshadows with a little shimmer, it’s the perfect color for Fall!

Honestly, if you are debating to get this or the neutral palette from MAC’s Tartan Tale Holiday Collection, I would highly recommend you get this one!

Why? Well let’s break it down, the Urban Decay palette is $44 at Sephora and Urbandecay.com, AND you get 12 good-sized, well-pigmented eyeshadows- that’s LESS than $4 per eyeshadow! Not only do you get the eyeshadows, you get a double-sided pencil of their infamous eyeliners, in “Zero” and “Whiskey”, and a small size of their eyeshadow Primer Potion. With the MAC holiday palettes, they are $38 for only 6 eyeshadows, and half the time, you end up only like 2 out of the 6 colors (at least I know that’s the case for me haha). And overall, I just love ALL the colors in this palette, they are just so pigmented and there’s a variety of shades from light to dark (even a black and a soft gray color) to achieve neutral or dark smokey looks.

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Swatches done dry, with finger, in one swipe:
And here is a simple neutral look I did using the UD Naked Palette (as well as the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer and Foundation which I will do a review and post on soon):
 What I used:
[Face]
– MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC20
– MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC30
– MAC Pro Longwear Foundation in NC35
– MAC Sheer Pressed Powder in NC35 as a finish/setting powder
[Cheeks]
– MAC “The Soft Meow” Mineralize Blush
– MAC “Emote” blush for contouring 
[Eyes]
– Mixture of “Naked” and a little “Sin” e/s on the lower lid
– Mix of “Buck” and “Smog” on the outer-v and crease
– A little bit of “Hustle” on the outer-v
– MAC e/s in “Bisque” and “Orb” as highlight
– MAC Fluidline in “Blacktrack”
– L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara in very black
– UD eyeliner in “Rockstar” on lower lashline
[Lips]
– MAC lustre lipstick in “Lazy Day”

Urban Decay Haul

I went to Sephora the other day and got a few Urban Decay items; I LOVE their 24/7 Eye Glide Eye Pencils ($29 for the travel kit, $16 for the full size), I got the travel kit so I can try all the colors, they seriously do not smudge, budge, and they are waterproof! So you ladies who complain about the waterline/lowerlashline smudging throughout the day, definitely get a UD eyeliner! It makes such a huge difference. I’d have to say it’s the BEST eyeliner out there in terms of the way it goes on, and how long lasting it is- which is perfect for the lower lashline.

I also saw their Bamboo- all natural palette(Sustainable Shadow Palette, $36), “Flash” and “Flipside” are so pretty, but I don’t like how 3 or 4 of the eyeshadows are CHUNKY GLITTER. And I mean chunky!

From the “VELVET ROPE” kit:

From the “VIP” kit:

I got the full-sized pencil in “Rockstar”, it’s a gorgeous deep purple:

WITH FLASH:

NO FLASH:

Urban Decay Palette & Technical Issue

I apologize to you ladies who left comments and I have not responded, for some reason the comments never reached my email, but rather was sitting in the queue here on blogger, so I finally approved them all and now I am responding to each on as fast as I can!

Christiana- I’ll try and find some dupes for ya for the MAC lipsticks, I have some in mind but I gotta check the brand and color, so i’ll get back to you on that one.

Sara- The indelible gel eyeliner is available on http://www.madminerals.org, I am also selling 2 BRAND NEW Indelible Gel Eyeliners (you can buy them separately); I have “Marcasite” a black with shimmer, and “Ivy League” a hunter green with shimmer. See below. Also I have not tried any products from Lumiere other than their healing concealer, lumi-lips, foundation (sample size), eyeshadow (sample size), and their brushes.

CherryBlossom- The Milani eyeshadows are really affordable! The singles go for anywhere from $2.49-$3.99 depending where you go, the quads I know are around $3 or $4, not more than $5.
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So I got the Urban Decay Palette I was eye-ing, and since my boss gave me a gift card, I said why not! I am really digging the vibrant colors in this palette, I love how it comes with applicators, a mirror, AND the popular eyeshadow primer potion!

Swatches:

Also selling Indelible Gel Eyeliner in Marcasite, $12 including shipping (US Only).