What do I love about this time of year??
Holiday collections!! And everybody is out the blocks this year with some hot products designed to pull our pockets and make us salivate. Wouldn't trade that feeling for the world, you know?
At the top of my Christmas Wish list?
The Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette *ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh*
I LOVE keeping palettes in my makeup artist kit and they come in handy for my personal use as well. I am not a de-potter which is bad. I am mostly lazy (no shame) and actually like showing my clients and students the brands I prefer. When I can I make a double purchase and can I tell you I am serious about my eyeshadows. I work hard at the blending and I detest excessive fall out. So I recently made the transition for the second time in my career to owning not just drugstore and mid range brands but some high end as well.
So Urban Decay is a good choice for me because I already own one of their best selling palettes and setting sprays and I love them. Wayne Goss discusses the Naked Palette in the video below. Let me know if you want a review from Moden so that you will know how it works here (the setting sprays work well in Barbados given our conditions).
|My Holy Grail soft setting spray!!|
Yassssss URBAN DECAY yassssss!! I am in love with the Vice Palette 3 and it is all because of the packaging.
|Isn't it loverly?!!|
Urban Decay is beauty with an edge. Feminine, dangerous and fun, it appeals to women who relish their individuality and dare to express it. From our insane range of velvety Eyeshadows—including the bestselling (and often-copied) Naked Palettes—to our award-winning eye liners, budge-proof mascaras and legendary Makeup Setting Sprays, we've been shaking up the industry for over 15 years. (Excerpt taken from www.urbandecay.com)
I love the mirrored case, it's so chic and trendy and I absolutely love Urban Decay brushes that accompany their palettes. Not usually my first choice for applying the shadows or blending but I adore them for concealer placement. Go figure :)
I can say that in my experience, the matte textures can be chalky depending on the shade. They usually require a bit of work OR you have to wet the brush and apply. But you see this palette? From the swatches and reviews I've seen and watched on the 'Tube, I ain't got no worries. I will HAPPILY spend the US$60.00 plus shipping and handling to own this.
I am getting 20 eyeshadows for maybe $150.00 - $200.00BDS (on a bad day if I import). High quality, pigmented and with a variety of colours and textures at approx $10BDS each; won't sleep on this one. Unbeatable!
While I was overseas I purchased The Balm 'Nude Tude (comment below for a review on this product) and I recharged on my Lorac and Naked 1 (I think I might get Naked 3). But I was so bummed that I didn't buy the Urban Decay Electric Palette. Even though it was US $49 the colours are so vibrant and the textures are creamy and buttery even the neon shades.
|I deeply regret not buying this :( womp womp|
Check out Xsparkage's blog on the palette for close ups of the shades, definitions and her review!
Tell me what your next eyeshadow purchase will be?