Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Blush – Indecent*

Urban Decay 8 hour Afterglow Blush Indecent

When Urban Decay released their new Afterglow 8 Hour Blush earlier this summer, I absolutely fell in love. The mix of stunning colours and seriously impressive formula meant I couldn’t wait to add another one to my collection!

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As much as I love the blushes themselves, I’m somewhat smitten by the packaging. The Afterglow 8 Hour Blushes all come in these beautiful grey metallic compacts which stack easily and look great on my dressing table. I love the fishnet detailing on the top – it’s a nice nod to Urban Decay’s edginess!

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Since I had previously played around with a rather vibrant shade (you can read about it here), I thought that I would opt for the more neutral Indecent. Worn by the likes of Kim Kardashian, Indecent is a stunning warm-toned coral which is perfect for giving a natural flush of colour.

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Like the other Afterglow 8 Hour Blushes I’ve tried, the formula is an absolute dream to work with! Even though it’s a powder, it feels almost creamy, and the blush is incredibly pigmented. I just need to lightly swirl my blush kabuki in the powder for the perfect amount of colour which I apply before I put on my bronzer.

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Since Afterglow 8 Hour has such great colour payoff, you only need a little for a really pretty, natural looking glow, and I’m just obsessed with the colour of Indecent. Unlike most of my blushes, Indecent is a stunning warm coral, and it’s really perfect if you’re looking to create a pretty, natural look. It is also perfect for autumn, as it gives such a lovely warmth which I’m seriously in need of right now!

Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Blush in Indecent is priced at £19.00 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

Urban Decay Naked Illuminator Powder – Aura*

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As much as I wear SPF and try to stay out of the sun, there is just something about a tan which feels so effortlessly pretty. As much as a golden glow is part of it, that glow you get after a day in the sun is incredibly hard to beat! Thankfully though, Urban Decay has released their Naked Illuminator Powder.

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Designed to give skin a ‘gorgeous, just got naked glow’ Urban Decay’a Naked Illuminator Powder is an absolute gem of a face powder. The formula feels silky smooth, and completely melts into the skin when applied with a big fluffy brush. The incredible texture comes thanks to the incredible way the powder is produced – Urban Decay bake each dome on terracotta for 24 hours, and then the Illuminator is then finished by hand.

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The Naked Illuminator Powder comes in two shades – Luminous (a golden champagne) and Aura (mine) which is a warm rosy gold. Both of the powders come in a gorgeous brown compact which comes complete with a large mirror in the lid, and a brush hidden inside the lower section of the compact.

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Urban Decay’s Naked Illuminator Powder is really the ultimate multitasking product! On days where I’m not wearing too much makeup, a quick swipe over my nose, cheeks and forehead gives the perfect amount of warmth, whilst I can focus on my cheek bones for a little flattering sheen if I’m going for a makeup look that’s more formal. Rather than most of the illuminating powders I’ve tried, Urban Decay’s Naked Illuminating Powder isn’t too sparkly, and looks incredibly natural. Since the dome of powder is quite large, it’s easy to swirl a large brush and dust the powder on my clavicle too!

Urban Decay’s Naked Illuminating Powder is priced at £22.50 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

Urban Decay Beware Eyeshadow*

Urban Decay Beware Eyeshadow

I think it’s pretty fair to say that eyeshadows are one of Urban Decay’s serious strong points. They’re the brand that introduced the idea of nude palettes to the world, and the colours and formulations released by the brand are seriously hard to beat!

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New for summer 2015, Urban Decay have released eight new eyeshadow colours which range from electric blue to peachy pink. Since I don’t believe in too many natural shades, I was super happy when Beware popped through the door.

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Packaged in the brand’s gorgeous signature silver pots, Beware is described as a warm matte brown. After applying my tinted moisturiser and bronzer, I like to sweep a little of the shadow over my lids for an easy touch of definition. Like all Urban Decay shadows I’ve tried, the formula feels almost creamy, and the colour payoff is faultless. Since the formula is matte, I love this for an easy day look, and I easily got 8 hours of wear without a hint of creasing or fading.

Urban Decay’s Beware Eyeshadow is priced at £14.00 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lipgloss Big Bang*

Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lipgloss Big Bang

Brand new for summer, Urban Decay have released a brand new line of lip glosses which promise to give ‘insanely intense color with badass shine.’ Tempting, right?!

1 Urban Decay Color Revolution High-Color Lipgloss Big Bang

I got Big Bang to try out, which is a stunning bright pink gloss, absolutely laden with glitter. I got pretty excited when I unboxed the gloss, I couldn’t help it! The pink and the sparkle combined made me feel like a giddy 12 year old again!

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When I first open the tube, there is the faintest vanilla scent, although it disappears once I apply the gloss, and isn’t it gorgeous! The formula feels quite thick to apply, and there isn’t any stickiness. In fact, Big Bang feels almost balmy to use.

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On the lips, Big Bang looks a bit redder than it does in the tube, although it’s amazingly glossy! The glitter in the formula feels somewhat magical too! Somehow, Urban Decay have managed to create a sparkle which doesn’t feel gritty or rough, even when most of the gloss has worn off. The wear-time is fabulous too – I easily get about 3 hours of chine before I feel the need to reapply, but even when I’m no longer glossy, Big Bang leaves lips with a pretty pink stain.

Urban Decay’s new Revolution High-Color Lipgloss is priced at £15.00 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

Urban Decay Afterglow Blush – Bang*

Urban Decay Afterglow Blush

For the past few days we’ve been enjoying some really incredible sunshine in Edinburgh. It’s not been warm, but it’s beautifully bright and I’ve been feeling like summer is just around the corner. So, to celebrate, I thought I should introduce some colour into my rather neutral makeup palette!

Urban Decay Afterglow Blush review

The pop of colour came courtesy of Urban Decay’s brand new line of powder blush – Afterglow, in the rather gorgeous shade ‘Bang.’ Urban Decay describe the blushes as giving ‘a sexy, lit from within glow.’ And quite frankly, I couldn’t agree more!

Urban Decay Afterglow Blush Bang

In the pan, Ban looks like a bright, orange toned red (photos aren’t quite doing it justice!) which almost seems to verge on neon. Seriously, this is pretty vivid, but it’s also one of those products you want to try on as fast as possible!

Urban Decay Afterglow Blush Bang review

To keep the shade wearable for my light skin tone, I need to use a very light hand. My brush barely touched the blush when I was using it, but it gave a lovely sheer wash of bright colour that made look wide awake and fresh faced. If you have a deeper skin tone, I think Bang is going to be amazing for you – the colour is incredibly easy to build up, and it never looks powdery or cakey! Urban Decay claim that Afterglow Blush has 8 hours of wear, but even after a busy day without touching up, I still could see a gentle kiss of colour. I also can’t wait to wear this with a tan – it’s just so pretty!

Urban Decay’s Afterglow blush are priced at £19.00 and are available here.

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