It is never too early to start planning for your Christmas shopping.
Or just strategising on stocking up on the best value-for-money Christmas sets/ limited edition items.
Here are The Beauty Gazette’s picks from Urban Decay’s Holiday Collection:
1) Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow
The sparkliest eyeshadow around is now available in a liquid version. Available in eight shades.
UD says: “Our innovative, lightweight formula feels cool and wears comfortably. Creamy to the touch, Liquid Moondust blends easily. After you apply it, you’ve got about 30 seconds to blend the colour out. And once it’s dry, Liquid Moondust won’t budge or crease.”
2) Naked Ultimate Basics
Because you can never have too many neutral matte eyeshadows…Urban Decay’s Naked Palettes are the original ones that have you covered from barely-there eye contours to out-there smokey eye looks. (Before so many other brands hopped on the same make-up train and churned out their palettes that are also packed with neutral shades.) And that extra large mirror on this palette is literally another plus.
UD says: “We loaded this sleek case with 12 ALL-NEW, must-have neutrals. With a huge range of matte shades, plus one demi-matte shade that’s perfect for highlighting, this insanely versatile kit has you covered… Every single one is not only new, but also exclusive to this palette—and completely different from the shades in Naked Basics and Naked2 Basics. Naked Ultimate Basics features a true range of neutral mattes, from cool to warm—all with a little edge that makes them Naked. Create contoured all-matte looks, or pair these neutrals with your favorite bold UD shades.”
3) Naked Illuminated Trio
I look forward to getting the beautiful Illuminated highlighters from Urban Decay every holiday season. Because they are so subtle and pretty, and can be used on the face and body.
UD says: “Naked Illuminated gets baked on a terra cotta disc for 24 hours, then finished by hand. Baking the powder gives it a high level of just-perfect shimmer (without the metallic look of cheaper formulas). It also provides the color payoff of a loose powder, the convenience of a pressed powder, and the feel of silk…Use these powders to highlight from your cheekbones to your collarbone and beyond. For even longer wear and an intensely sparklye ect, spray the brush with All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray before applying. Planning to wear these shades on the legs or décolletage? Try mixing them with lotion or oil.”
4) Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection, Limited Edition
Because these are limited edition, and the crazy shades that propelled the brand to fame so many moons ago. Enough said.
UD says: “Can you believe it’s been 20 years since we launched our first collection? (We know, we’re totally aging ourselves right now.) To mark this huge milestone, we’re bringing back old-school shades you thought you’d never see again. Urban Decay introduces Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection—featuring nine shades from our original lip lineup, all in our creamy, addictive Vice formula. The perfect mix of vintage UD and modern luxury, these shades haven’t been available in years! Get your hands on cult favorites like UV-B (a shifty blue that Wende wore all the time in the ‘90s) and Pallor (a modern, frosty lavender gray that’s extremely flattering). And let’s not forget our most-requested vintage shade, Bruise, a deep wine red…Our proprietary Pigment Infusion System gives each shade of Vice Lipstick its super-creamy texture, rich payout and superior colour dispersion. Yummy Butter Blend comforts, hydrates and enhances, leaving lips soft and conditioned, never dry.”
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