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As a long time fan of Urban Decay, I'm always interested to see what new releases they have to offer. I've been lucky enough to get gifted their three latest products and after trying them out for quite a while, I thought I would share my thoughts with you.
First up we have the Urban Decay Ultraviolet Palette* which has Halloween written all over it and I'm so glad that they created a palette that was completely different from their other Naked offerings. As usual, their eyeshadows are fantastic quality, offering a buttery texture and great pigmentation. For me personally, I've struggled to get use out of the darker shades as I don't often where purple shades, but I feel like as the days get chillier, I may be more inclined to try out striking eyeshadow looks. I never use the eyeshadow brushes they can with as I've got a few staples of my own, but they're just as soft as ever. Dazed, a gold pink shimmer and VR described as a raspberry sparkle are my two favourites and I feel like they work with matte Hazed and the super dark black hue, Digital.
They've come out with another eyeshadow palette and this time it's a predominately a shimmery offering which wouldn't be my usual top pick, but this palette just works! Of course I'm talking about the Urban Decay Stoned Vibes* which has ten eyeshadows to play around with, from a deep burgundy to a mauve toned glitter. The green and blue probably won't get used which is a shame as I feel like they could have been switched out for more Autumnal shades, but I know that's just personally preference.
With shimmer eyeshadow you can often get fallout and they lack as much pigmentation as mattes, but this palette ticks all the boxes. As you can see from the photographs, the shimmers are tightly packed and even though I usually go through shimmers a lot quicker, I have a feeling this will last a long time. I feel like this would compliment any other eyeshadows you have, perfect for if you want to switch your look from day to night. The matte burgundy hue is my favourite as it works with all the bronze shimmers and theres still a deeper shade when I want to add more depth to my crease.
The reason why this post has taken so long to write is purely down to the Urban Decay Lash Freak Mascara* as I couldn't make my mind up. On one hand I love the formula with is long lasting, but I don't think it offers anything special to my lashes. This is quite a thickening mascara, so maybe it's because my preference often leans more a natural look at the moment. I also find that the plastic wand isn't for me. Plastic feeling wands often irritate my eyes and can sometimes hurt my lash line, so on the whole I wouldn't recommend this.
Have you checked out the Urban Decay new releases?