Urban Decay Shattered Face Case Review

Urban Decay Shattered Face Case

Beauty Bay

RRP $62.30 AUD

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Hey Beauty Babes!

This is the second item that I got in my Beauty Bay haul. I decided that I needed a new palette, and this seemed like a great place to start with the Urban Decay palettes (eventually I’ll buy a “Naked” palette). It has everything you need in one totally awesome package.

Urban Decay Shattered Face Case is a badass and truly deluxe makeup palette which is packed with all the essentials for a range of complete makeup looks.

Urban Decay has done face cases before but NEVER like this! Shattered Face Case is a dual layered faceted case which features five new and exclusive eye shadows, 6 blushes and a highlighter. Shattered Face Case also includes a travel sized version of the renowned Zero 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil and a full sized Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Colour.

The top tier holds the eyeshadows and eyeliner with a full sized mirror whilst the lower tier contains the blushes, highlighter and lip colour with another full sized mirror. Specially designed to give Urban Decay fans a really versatile, all in one kit which can be used for travelling and to create a complete look.

This thing is honestly pretty awesome. It is perfectly compact – in fact it fit’s inside the little makeup bag I usually keep with me in my car to do my makeup before work. Every colour in the kit has been perfectly selected to help create an everyday look – or go all out and create a super bold look. The possibilities are endless!

So on to the swatches.

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Tier 1 – Eyeshadows

Shakedown

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Shakedown is described as a smokey grey. There is a little bit of shimmer to it, making a great colour to include in a smokey look, either in the crease or just under the waterline. It can be a little heavy for everyday use, but otherwise is a pretty awesome colour.

Remix

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Remix is described as a bold violet shimmer. And just like the 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Riot, I’m in love. I use this on over Riot on my lower lash line, to add a nice pop of colour to a usually quite tame office look (yeah my bosses are pretty understanding). It performs quite well, and I will be very sad when it runs out (all the colours are exclusive to this face case I think).

Nameless

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Nameless is described as a muted chocolate. I feel like this pairs perfectly with the other two nude colours in the palette, to make  smokey-eyed look that isn’t overbearing. Normally I’m not into brown colours, but this one is rather versatile.

Minor Sin

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Minor sin is described as a champagne shimmer, and is currently my go-to lid colour. It’s such a nice feminine colour, without being too “girly”. It looks like it would be at home on the Naked 3 palette with it’s almost rose -gold tinge to it. This can definitely be worn everyday, for any situation!  My second favourite colour in the set.

Bleach

 

Bleach is described as a matte biege, and is a perfect contrast against Minor sin. It works perfectly as a highlight colour along the brow bone, and the colour itself isn’t too intense, and both complements and contrasts all the other colours  in the palette.

The top tier also features the eyeliner for the set – 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Zero (same travel-size on the ones in the Black Market set). This is a true black – or as described by Urban Decay, a “Classic Zealous Black”. Mine is already at the point that it needs sharpening, I use it so much!

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Tier Two – Blushes/Highlighter

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I tried getting photos of the swatches I really did, but the lighting was terrible  (too warm) so nothing was showing up nice enough

Overexposed (Blush)

Overexposed is described as a nude cheek colour. This is a much more toned down  blush colour than I am used to, but I think this may be what I have been searching for. Some days my skin looks a little “ruddy” and a proper pink just does not suit it. This is a nice alternative.

Temper (Blush)

Temper is described as a timeless pink cheek colour. It’s appears to be the quintessential pink colour. If I get my foundation pale enough (which I actively try to I must admit), then this may suit me. It may be the colour to suit everyone (but don’t hold me to that).

Glint (Highlighter) 

Glint is described as a highlighter with a touch of champagne shimmer. I have to admit to being one of those people who doesn’t know how to highlight properly, so I don’t feel like I could give a fair assessment of it. However, it is still a really beautiful colour. There is just enough of a shimmer to it that it catches the light, but doesn’t make it look like you have a face covered in glitter!

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The second tier also has a Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Colour in Lovechild. It is described as  a dusky pink lip colour. In some lights, this looks like a muted pink, in other lights it looks waaaaaaaaay too pink for me. I do like the formula though, so I’m thinking my next Beauty bay order will include a colour that I like and I will swap them over.

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Overall, this is an amazing palette. It is the perfect size to carry with you, and contains the colours to create everything from everyday looks to bold and smouldering evening looks. I am definitely impressed with it (even if i’m not too keen on the lipcolour).

Do you guys have this palette or any of the other Urban Decay palettes? Tell me what you think below!

 

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Urban Decay Black Market 24/7 Glide on Pencils review

Urban Decay Black Market 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil 6 Piece collection

Beauty Bay

RRP $54 AUD

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Hey Beauty Babes!

Late last year, I took the plunge and finally decided to invest in some Urban Decay products. I wanted to get the best value for my money, so I decided to buy this awesome kit of travel sized eyeliners (because you can never have enough eyeliners). You can’t buy Urban Decay here in Australia (and apparently you can’t buy stuff from their website and have it sent to Australia), so I had to venture to one of their genuine stockists – BeautyBay.com. I believe they are based in the UK, and deliver took around 3 weeks (but that’s just due to Christmas). Here is the description for this kit from Beauty Bays website:

Urban Decay Black Market 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil 6 Piece Collection is a must have collection of travel sized eyeliners. Featuring five exclusive shades and one core hue in better than basic deep, smokey shades, Black Market 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil 6 Piece Collection is the ultimate eyeliner collection for every woman. 24/7 Glide On Pencils are created with 50% moisturising ingredients including Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E and Cottonseed Oil, suspended in a waterproof formula for long lasting colour and a comfortable and smooth application.

The eyeliners are presented in a foam casing of some sorts – it looks pretty cool but they are a pain to get out (as you might be able to tell from the damage I have inflicted on the poor thing).

On to the swatches!

West

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West is described as a “dark brown pearl”. It’s a nice classic brown for the days when black is a little too dark, but greys or taupes feel a little too boring. Perfect for everyday use.

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Desperation

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Desperation is described as a deep taupe/matte grey. You could almost go as far as saying it’s a mushroom-y colour (or is that just me? I’m weird I know). This is also a great colour for everyday, especially in an office environment when you can’t be bothered with black

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Black Market

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Black Market is our “black” colour for this set, it’s described as a charcoal black satin This is a perfect everyday colour and it’s not as dark and intimidating as some other black eyeliners out there. Although if you are looking for a super dark black eyeliner, then this may not be dark enough for you.

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Riot

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Now on to the bolder half of the set. Riot is described as a Smokey grey matte with violet and fuchsia micro sparkle, but honestly it comes across as just being a super awesome  purple. I personally use this everyday as I like to spice up my “office” makeup with this, but it may not be appropriate for all work-places! I’m pretty sure this is my favourite colour from the set, and once my little pencil runs out I will be buying a full sized one!

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Apathy

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Apathy is described as a metallic olive green shimmer. I must admit this is really a beautiful colour. It would be perfect if you are doing a green and gold eye look and want to add some class. Definitely a colour to use when you want to step out of the norm.

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Ink

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Ink is a deep navy blue satin. And it’s gorgeous. Even though it’s not a colour I would wear all the time, it’s certainly a handy colour to have (Doctor Who makeup anyone?). It is such a fun colour, and you could pair it will a dark black eyeliner to create an interesting doubled layer look that will have everyone talking.

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Overall, I am totally in love with this set. I love how you have your perfect everyday colours teamed with some bold and exciting colours. This is a perfect place to start if you are looking to get your feet wet in the massive Urban Decay eyeliner pool, or just want to start up your eyeliner collection. They work out to be $9 each, which is honestly not that bad for something as high market as Urban Decay. Also, I have listed the RRP, but Beauty Bay usually has sales on (currently they have 25% off), so you can grab a bargain – plus free shipping to Australia!

Do you guys own any of the 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencils? What is your favourite shade? Comment below.

NYE/Party Look

Hey Beauty Babes!

Welcome to 2014! This is my first post of the year (which probably should have been posted on the 31st of December but meh). I wore this look for New Years Eve, but it would also work if you are looking for a dramatic party look.

This is supposed to be much more purple than the photo comes across!

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Products used:

* L’Oreal Base Magique prime

* Rimmel Match Perfect foundation in 010 Light Porcelain

* NYX Eyeshadow Base in White

* Sugarpill loose eyeshadow in Weekender

* Sugarpill loose eyeshadow in Hysteric

* MAC pressed eyeshadow in Howzat

* Sugarpill loose eyeshadow in Stella

* Physicians Formula eyebooster in Ultrablack

* NYX jumbo pencil in Black Bean

* Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain and Balm in Gothic

* Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush in Rose

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I promise I will be posting more often than I did towards the end of last year! I will also be making a few changes to the blog over the coming months – stay tuned!