A Purse friendly palette must that’s a bang on dupe for an UD favourite

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💕The #Iconic3 palette by @makeuprevolution is by far my favourite budget palette! Strong blendable pigments including metallic, mattes and shimmers for just a tiny price of £4!

Who can refuse especially when it’s a dead on dupe for the #naked3 palette! My purse certainly prefers it, and I’m not sure no matter how much I love #UD that I’d really want to spend out any more!
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Challenge your Vices with UD

As Urban Decay celebrate their 20 year anniversary, the count for their beautiful Vice lipsticks reach a total of 100… yes 100! Shades. This comprises of original shades repackaged and rethought, with an addition of 74 new shades! (So don’t worry they’ll have a shade and finish for you) With a range of 6 Indulgent finishes, more finishes than ever before in UD history! [MEGA Matte – a super-intense matte, Comfort Matte

UD’s creamiest matte, Cream – the original: creamy, badass luxury lippie, Metallized – cream with a high level of pearl, Sheer – a punch of color with a sheer, shiny finish, Sheer Shimmer – slightly transparent finish with floating pearl and a smooth texture] You’ll definitely find the right colour and finish for you, for any occasion! 

We love this lipstick, with it’s fully loaded colour, giving enviable pigment power in one sweep, packed full of Vitamin C & E for your antioxidant hit, delivered in a beautifully buttery formula, leaving our lips, soft and conditioned and never dry! The shade we most love is Spiderweb (Gwen Stefani shade) – a gorgeous red. Perfect for every occasion. 

Buy yours now online here…  Vice Lipstick, £15, Urban Decay

Get your matching liner too online here… for just £13.50 or £14 from the Gwen Stefani Range

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Reload your Vice

Urban decay the brand well known for its beautiful, well made and pigment rich palettes alongside all of their other makeup wonders is bringing us yet another Vice Palette, XX Vice RELOADED palette, £43, is currently sold out everywhere *sad face* but we’ve managed to get our hands on a palette so as soon as it’s restocked you can head to get one ASAP!

The new box is bejewelled in the UD logo, and is packed full with shades so shimmery, pigment rich and long lasting like all UD palettes are reknowned for!
We love the versatility of the palette, and the range of colours available! We adore midnight cowboy (pink champagne shimmer w/ silver glitter) and the pearl of Acid rain (pale yellow-green shimmer w/green). With a carefully crafted mix of new shades and old favorites, Vice Ltd Reloaded is the perfect representation of 20 years of UD. They’ve included three totally NEW shades, five vintage shades, five exclusives from past palettes (like Vice, Vice Ltd and Book of Shadows Vol II), and seven bestsellers from the collection of singles.

UD XX Vice Ltd Reloaded (RRP £43) is available exclusively at Debenhams and online at urbandecay.co.uk.

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Feel NAKED & fresh faced with UD

We’re not exactly what you call low-maintenance when it comes to beauty (and we’re not ashamed to admit it). But we’re more than happy to take a shortcut or two—as long as it doesn’t look like we did. THIS is one of those times. Urban Decay introduces Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector. This multitasking cream combines all the benefits of skin treatment and protection with the coverage of a sheer foundation. It’s the best of both worlds! Instantly blur imperfections and even out skin tone—for beautifully perfected, ultra definition skin. Our high-tech, weightless formula provides all-day wear and feels amazing. But the best part is how it transforms the look of your skin! Light-diffusing spheres instantly help make flaws seem to disappear. Over time, pores look smaller and skin appears noticeably firmer and more radiant. And our broad range of six easy-to-match shades covers a wide spectrum of skin tones.

In a clinical study of Naked Skin One & Done, a majority of participants had:

  • An immediate improvement in the look of skin tone that lasted for up to 8 hours.
  • A significant improvement in radiance after 12 weeks of use.
  • Significantly firmer-feeling skin after 12 weeks of use.
  • Visibly smaller-looking pores after 8 weeks of use.

Naked Skin One & Done blurs imperfections so well, there’s no need for foundation. This formula comes in six forgiving shades, so it’s easy to find the right match. Perfect your skin AND protect it against sun damage without looking “made up.” Naked Skin One & Done always applies beautifully. For extra hydration, apply after your moisturizer.

Naked Skin One & Done comes in a sleek, metallic tube with champagne and gunmetal ombré artwork. At 40ml, it holds a lot of product—and the convenient airless pump makes it easy to get out every last bit!

Naked Skin One & Done, £25.00, available at urbandecay.co.uk.

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Get Beached, Not burnt

There’s nothing sexier than bronzy, glowing skin—sans the sun damage, of course. When you get the look right, it’s SO right. But get it wrong, and you risk looking like you had a run-in with an Oompa-Loompa (not pretty). Nail the golden goddess look every time with Beached Bronzer from Urban Decay. Dust this silky powder on your face or all over your whole bod—and look like you spent a week hanging out on the sunny beaches of Fiji (rather than in a drab, windowless office). Urban Decay’s finely milled, super-soft formula applies smoothly, doesn’t streak, and creates a radiant glow that won’t quit. Get Beached in two universally flattering matte shades that provide sheer, natural-looking coverage.

If you swore off powder bronzers because they always felt dry and applied unevenly, you’ll be blown away by how different Beached Bronzer is. We love to use this formula after contouring to make our skin look less flat and more dimensional. And wait until you see how easy it is to use! Apply Beached Bronzer dry, or try it wet for even longer wear. Either way, you get a foolproof, streak-free application that leaves you with a perfect glow.

Beached Bronzer, £20.00 available from urbandecay.co.uk.

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Beautiful brows with Gwen

Ever dealt with brows that are naturally less than perfect? Gwen has too! That’s why she was so passionate about curating this brow kit. It holds TWO super-versatile brow powder shades we created just for her, mini tweezers to eradicate strays, two mini angled brushes to shade and sculpt, two mirrors (one magnifies!), and wax to set those perfect arches.

Our gorgeous tester Paige, delved straight in and tried this diddy palette out, and she loves the fact that the application is so easy, the packaging really cute and the formula non chalky like many others are.

RRP £19.50, available from urbandecay.co.uk

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Gwen Stefani X Urban Decay  –  Lipstick Must Have’s!

The New Lipstick

Gwen knows how to rock a bold lip. Luckily, she was game to get down and dirty with us to mix her perfect shades and ideal textures. Being the trooper she is, she tested about 50 shades during the epic try-on session! She’s worn every lip color in the book, and these are her must-haves. Our lineup of eight NEW shades includes our first-ever shade in a finish we’ve dubbed Mega Matte—a super-intense matte that lays down a lot of color in one coat. Every shade features our proprietary Pigment Infusion System™—for a super-creamy texture, rich payout and superior color dispersion.

£16 each, available from urbandecay.co.uk

& The liners…

On the stage and in the limelight, Gwen’s lip color needs to last. This creamy, waterproof lip pencil (in six shades that match the Lipsticks) lines and primes to help her lipstick stay put. Our formula applies smoothly, prevents feathering and lasts all day. Draw lines that define, then fill in your lips to help prime them for lipstick or gloss. Vitamin E, jojoba oil and cottonseed oil nourish the skin and ensure a smooth application.

£14 each, available from urbandecay.co.uk

Our Reviews: 

Rocksteady Liner & Lippie is a really beautiful deep burgundy shade with amazing colour pay off! It has a a glossy finish, not something I usually favour but I found myself warming to it throughout the day and really loved the way it transitioned from day to evening. I barely had to top it up…

Following the suggested Urban Decay method. I used the liner to outline and fill in my lips thus giving the actual lipstick more staying power. It worked! My colour stayed put and the underlaying shade of the lip liner gave the illusion of the lipstick not having moved at all so you didn’t get that fading stain. Smooth in application, with a rich creamy texture. The colour is so intense, after just one sweep! Definitely a keeper for your lipstick arsenal!

Ex Girlfriend is a great nude shade, perfect for daytime. I loved the fact that the lip liner is ‘waxy’, meaning it glides on easily and isn’t harsh like a pencil can be sometimes. The lipstick however was quite sheer when I applied it and I had to apply it quite a few times so it blended in with the lip liner. ButI think it would be great if you wanted to give your lips a nice sheer glossy daytime look without the lip liner.

714 is a bold bright and punchy shade of ‘Classic Red’ with amazing staying power through food and drink and everything in between! Perfect to suit a redhead thats daring and bold enough to give it a go! We love it, and even better the liner also goes really well with the satin shade ‘Spiderweb’ as that one doesn’t have a matching liner! 

FireBird – I really liked the look of the colour when I swatched it on the back of my hand. I thought it would be a dupe for Heroine by MAC. I was impressed by the lip liner, it was buttery and very easy to apply, but as a matte lover there was too much shine for me. Also as the application was easy it was almost difficult to get the precision i’d like with this liner.

The colour of the lipstick when applied was not what I expected, it was a lot more pinker and resembled a magenta pink rather than the purple undertone I was convinced it would create from looking at it. I was not a fan sadly of this colour, but if you’re a pink lover then you will love this. It is very hydrating too! 

Keep your eyes peeled for more of the Gwen x Urban Decay line!

All available from urbandecay.co.uk

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Urban Decay brings you Vice4

Some sequels leave you wishing the creators had quit while they were ahead. But the good ones keep you hooked and coming back for more. Urban Decay introduces the long-awaited arrival of Vice4—because there’s no such thing as too much Vice.

They’ve loaded this limited-edition palette with 20 addictively gorgeous, never-before-seen shades of their iconic eyeshadows. Deep brights. Smoky neutrals. Gorgeous mattes. From C-Note (a pale metallic green) and Grip (a really beautiful smoky neutral) to Pandemonium (an amazing plum) and Deadbeat (a black satin that’s like nothing UD have ever done), this palette has it all. They’ve also included a huge mirror, a double-ended brush AND a coordinating bag. And we just can’t wait to get our hands on one! (And the Grasshopper shade!)

Vice4 comes in an extra slim case topped with a dimensional web of broken-down facets layered over a matte black lid. Rich, metallic inks give the case a mesmerizing, oil-slick effect and hint at the shades inside. Use the coordinating bag to keep Vice4 protected (and to keep prying eyes out of your prized palette), or use it to stash your brushes and other makeup essentials.

Available now from urbandecay.co.uk