Urban Decay products

In the past year, quite a few new beauty brands entered Slovenian market. Brands, we’ve lusted for, shopped online and generally tried every trick in the book to get our hands on them. Now, we’re finally getting Urban Decay into Muller stores and personally, I’m very excited. Today, I want to show you some of my favorite Urban Decay products that I use most often.

Urban Decay Naked palette

urban decay Naked palette

Let’s start with the cult classic –  Urban Decay Naked eyeshadow palette (or, as it’s known on the streets, Naked 1). I don’t think there are many women out there who haven’t heard of this palette yet. Soft, almost creamy shadows with great pigmentation offer countless options and combinations. You can create a simple daytime look or an evening smokey eye. In the entire palete, my favorite shades are Gunpowder and Smog, but I use almost all equally, meaning it was a good purchase.

 

urban decay Naked palette

For around 50€, you’ll be getting a quality palette with a decent mirror, a very good two-sided brush and 12 pans of eyeshadows.

Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics eyeshadow palette

Urban Decay ultimate basics palette

This palette is somewhat different since it’s all matte eyeshadows. I bought it in 2016 when we were riding high on the matte trend wave, but I still use it to this day in combination with some shimmers from other palettes. Compared to the Naked palette, you’ll find a few more cool toned eyeshadows in here, but I’m really excited about the large selection of transition shades. It’s definitely an unique palette, worth the purchase. My favorite color in the palette is the burnt orange Extra bitter that goes great together with golden shades.

Urban Decay ultimate basics palette open

This palette is a bit more expensive, so around 55€. besides the great palette with a huge mirror, you’ll also be getting a two sided brush as well.

Urban Decay Comfort Matte Vice lipstick

urband decay vice lipstick 1973

Lipsticks that offer total comfort an the lip and a matte finish at the same time are hard to come by. Urban Decay Vice Comfort matte lipsticks are definitely one of those. They have a wonderful matte finish, wear beautifully, have quite a good staying powder and are available in 29 great shades. This was also the first lipstick I ever used up completely – a lovely shade Hideaway. Now, I have a new comfort matte in the shade 1993 – a nice warm brown color.

urband decay vice lipstick 1973 portrait

Besides the matte formula, Urban Decay lipsticks also come in mega matte, metal, cream, sheer and sheer shimmer formula as classic bullet lipsticks. You can also find a great range of liquid Vice lipsticks in the collection. Prices go around 15 to 20€. For that, you’ll be getting about 3g of lipstick and a gorgeous bullet that will be the talk of the town. I appreciate Urban Decay’s move to put a colored sticker on the bottom of the bullet – this way, I know exactly what I’m reaching for in the morning.

Urban Decay De-Slick setting spray

urban decay de-slick make-up setting spray

I wrote a whole post about Urban Decay De-slick oil control setting spray a couple of years ago. You can find it that *here* so I won’t be repeating myself too much. It’s a unique formula that makes your make-up last longer by influencing its temperature – quite an interesting idea, to say the least. Since my skin got more dry during pregnancy, I’ve been using it less in the place of a fixing spray. Now, I use it more when I apply a lot of products on my face and get that slightly cakey look. The de-slick setting spray really settles everything down into the skin and gives it a more natural appearance.

I’m currently on my third bottle and the packaging has been revamped since I last bought it. There are a few more finishing sprays in the line (All-nighter and Chill) and also some prepping sprays with different ingredients, such as collagen or vitamin B6. Prices range between 25 and 35€ and there are travel sizes available, if you want to test it out first.

What’s on my wishlist?

You can imagine I have more then one thing on my wishlist. I’ve been eyeing the cream Vice lipstick in the shade Crisis for a while now. I also never played around with their liquid face products before so I’m excited to try the All-nighter waterproof concealer and invest in the liquid foundation if I’m happy with it. I’m definitely also going to grab an Urban Decay Velvetizer powder that can be mixed into any liquid foundation to get a wonderful satin finish. I used to use the 24/7 Glide-on pencil in Zero and now I see that a matte version called perversion is also available. I think it will be perfect for tightlining my eyes. Last but not least – I haven’t had a new high-end bronzer in forever, so I’m adding the Urban Decay Beach Bronzer in the shade Bronzed to the mix.

What’s your all time favorite Urban decay Product? Let me know in the comments below. Until next time, stay beautiful!


The year is coming to an end and among other things, a post about my favorite make-up products in 2016 is an absolute necessity. I reviewed quite a few of these products during the year. Where such post already exists, I’m including a link so you can read about the product in detail.

Eden od letnih zaključkov, ki je vsekakor nujen, je takšna objava o mojih naljubših ličilih, s katerimi sem se srečala v letu 2016. Mnogo teh izdelkov sem tekom leta že ocenila – kjer takšna ocena obstaja, bom vedno dodala povezavo, da si lahko prebereš še moje podrobno mnenje.

I tried to choose one product in each category but had to leave some categories out (like bronzer) because I simply didn’t find a product that would amaze me in 2016. Since there are still a bunch of products I want to talk about, let’s get started!

V vsaki kategoriji sem poizkusila izbrati en izdelek, pri čemer pa sem morala nekaj kategorij izpustiti (na primer bronzer), ker enostavno letos nisem našla izdelka, ki bi me tako očaral, da bi ga danes želela deliti s tabo. Ker pa je ličil vseeno veliko, predlagam, da kar začneva.


Let’s start at the base. My favorite primer of the year is L’Oreal Infallible Mattifying base. It’s a silicone primer that was put on hold during the warm summer months, but in normal weather this primer creates a lovely base on my face, fills the pores and prepares the skin for the liquid foundation. In that category, I really enjoyed the Catrice HD Liquid Coverage which is a mattifying foundation. Dropper made sure that the application was simple and besides being mattifying, this foundation also excelled in coverage. I also have to mention the Cover FX Custom Cover Drops (review *here*) that truly amazed me this year. I mixed them with primer, day cream, BB creams and other liquid foundation. They always blended nicely and made my skin look nice and fresh. Last but not least I want to mention the Maybelline Affinitone concealer that is creamy and thick (more than I can say for most concealers I own) so I mainly use it to cover imperfections and not for highlighting under my eyes. It’s too heavy and creamy for that in my opinion.

Začniva pri osnovah. Moj najljubši primer leta je L’Oreal Infallible Mattifying base. Gre za silikonski primer, ki je v največji vročini sicer počival v predalu, vendar pa mi v normalnih temperaturah ustvari lepo podlago na koži, zapolni pore in kožo s tem pripravi na tekočo podlago. Med temi sem letos uživala predvsem v uporabi Catrice HD Liquid Coverage, ki je mat tekoča podlaga. Kapalka poskrbi za enostaven nanos, poleg matiranja pa se ta podlaga lahko pohvali tudi z dobro prekrivnostjo. Poleg te podlage dodajam še Cover FX Custom Cover Drops (ocena *tu*), kapljice, ki so me letos poleti resnično navdušile. Dodajala sem jih primerjem, dnevni kremi, BB kremam in drugim tekočim podlagam, s katerimi so se odlično zmešale in ustvarile lep, svež videz moje kože. Nenazadnje je tu še Maybelline Affinitone korektor, ki je bolj kremast in gost, kot je to značilno za večino korektorjev v moji last, zato ga uporabljam predvsem za prekrivanje nepravilnosti na koži, ne pa toliko za osvetlitev predela pod očmi, saj je za to po mojem mnenju pretežak in pregost. View Full Post


Yes, I know, I know – doing 2015 favorites in May isn’t exactly current. But nevertheless, I wanted to share the make-up products that impressed me the most in 2015 with you. It was difficult to choose the best of the best, but here are the ones that I enjoyed the most. I suggest you get a cup of coffee and a snack, since it’s going to be a looooong post!

Let’s start with the face. As I mentioned in my Friday Superstarts post about Melvita, my skin has really been acting up during pregnancy, so I used a very heavy-duty foundation – the Estee Lauder Double wear in 1W2 (Sand). It’s not the easiest foundation to apply since it’s very heavy and you definitely feel it on the skin, but it conceals imperfections perfectly. It’s also not the cheapest foundation on the market but a definite must from now on in my make-up drawer.

The problem with using such heavy foundation is that the fact ends up looking flat, two-dimensional. For that reason, I enjoyed using the Gerard Cosmetics BB Illumination Facial Cream and mixed a couple of drops in with the foundation on days when I wanted to give my face a bit more life. The cream comes in a tan shade so it doesn’t change your foundation color if used sparingly. At about 22 € per 50 ml, it’s not exactly a cheap product, but I think it will last me at least two years, so I think it’s a good purchase.

In 2015 I’ve been loving two concealers. The first is the Coleur Caramel concealer (n. 12) which is a creamy concealer in a salmon shade – I already wrote about it here. I use it to cover up my dark circles and it does the job beautifully. I bought mine in Muller. The second concealer I used all the time is the Maybelline Fit me concealer in n.10 – it is a good match for my skin so I use it to cover any imperfections. Since it’s a liquid concealer, I use a Beauty Blender to really blend it in and the results are more than satisfying. I am not sure if these are available in Slovenia yet since I bought mine in Austria, but you can order them from various online stores.

I am a big believer in setting the foundation and the product I used the most in 2015 and the months leading to this post is the Avon Ideal Flawless pressed powder in light medium.


Yes, I know, I know – doing 2015 favorites in May isn’t exactly current. But nevertheless, I wanted to share the make-up products that impressed me the most in 2015 with you. It was difficult to choose the best of the best, but here are the ones that I enjoyed the most. I suggest you get a cup of coffee and a snack, since it’s going to be a looooong post!

Let’s start with the face. As I mentioned in my Friday Superstarts post about Melvita, my skin has really been acting up during pregnancy, so I used a very heavy-duty foundation – the Estee Lauder Double wear in 1W2 (Sand). It’s not the easiest foundation to apply since it’s very heavy and you definitely feel it on the skin, but it conceals imperfections perfectly. It’s also not the cheapest foundation on the market but a definite must from now on in my make-up drawer.

The problem with using such heavy foundation is that the fact ends up looking flat, two-dimensional. For that reason, I enjoyed using the Gerard Cosmetics BB Illumination Facial Cream and mixed a couple of drops in with the foundation on days when I wanted to give my face a bit more life. The cream comes in a tan shade so it doesn’t change your foundation color if used sparingly. At about 22 € per 50 ml, it’s not exactly a cheap product, but I think it will last me at least two years, so I think it’s a good purchase.

In 2015 I’ve been loving two concealers. The first is the Coleur Caramel concealer (n. 12) which is a creamy concealer in a salmon shade – I already wrote about it here. I use it to cover up my dark circles and it does the job beautifully. I bought mine in Muller. The second concealer I used all the time is the Maybelline Fit me concealer in n.10 – it is a good match for my skin so I use it to cover any imperfections. Since it’s a liquid concealer, I use a Beauty Blender to really blend it in and the results are more than satisfying. I am not sure if these are available in Slovenia yet since I bought mine in Austria, but you can order them from various online stores. View Full Post