Sunday, October 9, 2011
Urban Decay Holiday 2011 Collection
The Urban Decay holiday offerings are a mix of single products and palettes, some of which are available in multiple stores, others that are only found at Sephora. To the best of my knowledge, only one piece is a Sephora exclusive but I don't have full confirmation on this. I am really excited to see the new holiday eye makeup sets but I still wish that this collection contained a more rounded selection of sets, almost all the sets are for eyes and there is very little for the lips and nails. I am not surprised by this since I feel like all we saw this fall was eye makeup products and very few selections for any other area of the face.
First we will look at the Sephora exclusive selection from this collection...
Mariposa Palette - A mega-watt eye shadow palette that includes 10 opulent hues. This palette mixes never-boring neutrals with hints of shimmer and sparkle, and signature UD brights that truly explode. Just sweep them on, fast and easy, with the enclosed travel-size cruelty-free eye shadow brush. These shadows are laid out in color-coordinated quadrants (sets of four) that look amazing when worn together and can also be used as a starting point for creating your own color combinations. Housed in a gunmetal tin that displays a striking butterfly and an embossed UD icon, this assortment is perfect for everyone.
- Rockstar - deep purple
- Gunmetal - gunmetal gray with silver glitter
- Skimp - ivory peach sheen
- Infamous - magenta sheen
- Wreckage - taupe shimmer
- Haight - dark teal with shimmer
- Money - pale silvery green shimmer
- Mushroom - steel gray shimmer
- Spotlight - golden tan shimmer
- Limelight - gold shimmer
And the rest of the collection...
24/7 Shadow Pencil Stash - For your inner artist: a set of pocket-sized 24/7 Shadow Pencils that make it easy to line, shade, and smudge like a pro (in shades that inspire addiction). It's like a box of ridiculously chic crayons...for your eyes. We packaged 5 travel-sized Shadow Pencils in a shade assortment that lets you play boldy with color or create softly smudge effects. You get all the creamy, waterproof, vibrant color of our 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils in a fat shape that's super-versatile: use the wide side of the pencil to shadow larger areas with ease or use the thin tip to line your eyes. This set makes achieving dramatic washes of color and precise lines SO EASY, in hues that run the gamut from soft and shimmery to deep and bright. The range of looks you can create with this set is endless, and we can't live without it. Juju, a frosted taupe, is brand new and only available in this set! And each pencil barrel is color-matched so it's easier to grab exactly what you're looking for in the depths of your handbag. This kit will change the lives of lazy shadow appliers and wannabe makeup artists who can now achieve flawlessly shaded and/or lined eyes. Give it to yourself or a friend, or break it up into mini gifts.
- Clash - bright turquoise with silver sparkle
- Delinquent - dark purple with bright purple sparkle
- Juju - frosted taupe
- Rehab - taupe
- Sin - shimmering champagne
Naked 24/7 Travel Set - Our creamy, skip-proof, waterproof pencils are the best EVER, EVER, EVER! Finally try these shades you've been lusting after...or give them away as gifts. They're creamy, they're waterproof, and they come in a gazillion shades. Have no idea which 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil to buy first? Then test drive some our of favorites in these brilliantly coordinated Travel-Size Sets of 5! Neutral tones have never been so sexy as in our Naked Set, a collection of 5 fives (including Demolitian, a brand new sumptuous matte dark brown) that gives you subtle daytime sultriness. And after you've taken care of yourself, pick up a few sets for the makeup-obsessed in your life, or break them up into gifts (They'll make you popular - take our word for it.). Beauty Editors and lay experts can't stop talking about these pencils; try them yourself and you'll see why.
- Bourbon - brown with gold sparkle
- Demolitian - matte dark brown
- Stray Dog - shimmery grayish brown
- Underground - metallic taupe
- Zero - zealous black
Electric 24/7 Travel Set - Our creamy, skip-proof, waterproof pencils are the best EVER, EVER, EVER! Finally try those shades you've been lusting after...or give them away as gifts. They're creamy, they're waterproof, and they come in gazillion shades. Have no idea which 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil to buy first? Then test drive some of our favorites in these brilliantly coordinated Travel-Size Sets of 5. Our Electric Set (as the name implies) contains 5 pencils revved up to give you a little nighttime ka-POW! Woodstock (a bright sparkly fuchsia), Radium (a vibrant, shimmery blue), and Junkie (a bright sparkly green) are all new! After you've taken care of yourself, pick up a few sets for the makeup-obsessed in your life, or break them up into gifts (They'll make you popular - take our word for it.). Beauty editors and lay experts can't stop talking about these pencils; try them yourself and you'll see why.
- Junkie - sparkling bright green
- Perversion - matte darkest black
- Radium - vibrant shimmery bright blue
- Ransom - bright iridescent purple
- Woodstock - bright sparkling fuchsia
Stardust Sparkling Lip Gloss - Inspired by twinkling stars, our radiant formula wraps lips in a sophisticated (never scratchy) sparkle. Lip conditioners and a minty taste up the ante. Our Stardust Shadow has attracted a pretty obsessive fan base, so we decided to launch this arresting gloss for all you sparkle fanatics. Teeny glints of sparkle reflect light, and the result is a deep, dynamic car paint effect: a sophisticated, lustrous shine that makes lips look fuller. The multifacted shades work every day, but can amp up your nighttime looks as well. It's twinkling sparkle without the look (or scratchiness) of teenage glitter. The formula is thicker than your average gloss but doesn't feel that way. cushiony, but not sticky, Stardust has staying power and nourishes, too: Jojoba Oil conditions lips, Vitamin E improves moisture retention, and a vanilla-mint flavor keeps things interesting for your makeout partner. The clear, rectangular tube shows off color and sparkle - it's like a slice of outer space in a tube - and you won't be able to keep your hands off the soft-touch black cap. Pull this out of your bag and you'll captivate the room.
- Andromeda - peachy pink
- Glitter Rock - bright pink sparkle
- Space Cowboy - beige sparkle
Holiday Nail Kit - Like rare gems, this set of deep, shimmering, and electrified shades will amplify ANY holiday ensemble (in 6 just-the-right size bottles to keep or give away). Our kit is supercharged with 6 mini bottles of the season's must-have shades and includes 5 new hues (along with returning favorite Gunmetal). You get it all here: plush brown and gunmetal gray, ripe purple and shimmery fuchsia and rock star worthy hits of emerald green and gold-toned sparkle. The big seeker of fashion in your life will love this, and they'll tell you that each bottle is the perfect size. (Because let's face it - of the bottles were any bigger, said fashion slave would be onto the next hot colors before they ever finished using these).
- Barlust - deep shimmery brown
- Gunmetal - shimmery deep gray
- Hot Mess - sparkling fuchsia
- Mars - shimmery emerald green
- Wrecked - deep burgundy
- Ziggy - gold with iridescent sparkle
There is nothing like new products from Urban Decay to get me excited for shopping and plotting my next trip to Sephora. My favorite piece of this collection is the Sephora exclusive, the Mariposa Palette, so I will be heading to Sephora once all of these products are fully in stock. I know that I already own a few of the shadows in this palette but the shades are so great that I want to purchase the whole palette.
The 24/7 Shadow Stash is my second choice from this collection, Juju and Rehab are both shades that I would get a lot of usage from and I can really see myself easily working all of these into my current eye makeup looks. The last piece that I really want from this collection will come as no surprise to anyone, the Naked 24/7 Travel Set will be a major player for my look in the coming months. I have been using the Naked Palette consistently since I bought it over a year ago and all of the shades of liner will help create even more looks with it.
Urban Decay is one of my favorite ways to start off the season and this one is no exception. The eye makeup products are the best choices from this collection, I wish that I liked more shades in the nail polish set since I love little nail polishes and I tend to never finish any bottle up before it begins to go bad. The lip gloss looks interesting too but I wish that a rose or pale pink shade was offered. The bright pink shade is pretty but I am afraid that the bright pigment will be too much in combination with all the shimmer in this gloss formula.
photo courtesy of Sephora