Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Urban Decay Mini Haul

A long, long time ago....in a galaxy far, far away. Just kidding. I couldn't resist. Anyway back in late January/ early February Urban Decay had a sale on Haute Look. There were several items that caught my eye but being on a budget here are the three that made the final cut.

Ink for Eyes Cream Eye Liner in Zero
Price: $7.00
Size: 2.5g/ 0.09oz
 So bad news first, i am not a fan of this product. It is way to creamy to be a good eye liner. Though the color payoff is ok this product is quite difficult to apply. It seems to me that achieving the clean crisp lines liquid liner can give me is just impossible. After finding that was a bust i tried smudging the liner. That looked fine but it wasn't long before the liner had migrated. Not being a fan of giving up all together i am going to try using this as a base for a smokey eye. I think it will work right off the bat but i'll have to keep my fingers crossed that it doesn't crease like i imagine it will.
 The only real bright side is the packaging. The beautiful dark silver case is perfect for those on the go. The underside of the lid is a mirror. It is oddly shaped but does the trick in a pinch. The product takes up half the container, leaving some storage space for a dual ended brush. The brush has an angled tip for application and a sponge tip for smudging. 
Starlight Glitter Body Art
Price: $12.00
Size: 3.2g/ .11oz (glitter), 5ml/0.17fl oz (adhesive)
I love this kit. My only complaint so far is that the glitter adhesive stinks to high heaven. It has this very odd metallic scent. The scent does go away as the adhesive dries though so if you can get past the smell for a few minutes you'll be fine. For me, the adhesive works so well that i am willing to put up with the smell. I did my swatches 20 hours ago and the glitter still hasn't budged. I have seen around the web that these glitter tattoos can last from a few days up to a week. The directions say the glitter can be washed off with warm water and soap. I'll let you know how easy it is to remove after i see just how long it can actually hold up.
 Though it  only comes with five glitters i am happy with the color selection. The set also comes with a variety of stencils. I have yet to use them myself though i have heard that they work well. This kit is definitely worth getting if you like glitter. Use a little to spice up your make up or go all out for a costume party. It is currently on sale so the $12.00 price tag is a steal

24/7 Shadow Pencil Stash

Price: $12.00
Size: 2.5g/ 0.088oz
These pencils are amazing. The color payoff is so intense. What you see is what you get with the exception of Clash and Delinquent. Clash appears to be a bright blue but when swatched i noticed it actually had silver glitter in it. Delinquent was quite similar in that i thought it was just a deep purple but it turned out to be deep purple with a bright purple/pink glitter. The colors go on incredibly smooth and blend very easily so long as you work quickly. It doesn't take long at all for these to set and once they do they aren't going anywhere.
Delinquent, Rehab, Juju, Sin, Clash
Delinquent, Rehab, Juju, Sin, Clash