Urban Decay Afterdark Eyeshadow Palette Review

The Urban Decay Afterdark Eyeshadow Palette is currently on sale for $39 and I actually got my for an additional 30% off which was nice.

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Afterdark is a 10 color set of  jewel-toned eye shadows. Seven of the shades are new and three are cult favorites. They are shade-shifting duotones and metallized shimmers which I love.

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What’s to love?

The iridescent metallic purple case is really nice but does leave finger prints. The mirror is high quality and the case is easy to open.

Inside you get:

  • Alter – yellow
  • Scene – orange
  • Supersonic – rust
  • Sinful – bronze with a hint of gold
  • Off Duty – brown

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  • Druggie – purple
  • Backfire – purple/mauve
  • Lounge – greenish teal
  • Fringe – teal
  • Paralyzed – blue

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The shades are very pigmented and almost feel like cremes. They are very velvety powders. Alter is the lightest of the bunch and not as pigmented but the rest are nice and dark.

I’m 47 years old and a huge fan of the metallic shades. I find that they actually make my eyes look younger than the matte shades. My favorite colors in this palette are Sinful, Off Duty, Druggie and Backfire. I do have a hard time wearing blue shades with my green eyes but I use them as eyeliners and accents.

I did get all-day wear from the Druggie shade and it looked great after a day of work.

In comparing this the Heavy Metals Palette I find these shades to be more of the shade-shifting duotones and I love both palettes.

 

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Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette Review

I just got the Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette and I am over the top thrilled with it.

First up the case is amazing. Tt’s a nice heavy purple metal and the palette slides out sideways. I find that it’s super easy to use and it does not stick or slide out on its own.

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As for the palette you get 20 shades with a mirror in the center including:

GROUND (metallic black w/iridescent shimmer)
SPANDEX (metallic deep blue w/purple shift and blue micro-sparkle)
METALHEAD (metallic deep purple)
MULLET (metallic deep green)
TWISTED (metallic gold)

ALUMINUM (metallic warm gray-taupe w/iridescent micro-sparkle)
DIVE (metallic medium blue)
PUNK ROCK (metallic fuchsia)
AMP (metallic bright teal)
GLAMROCK (metallic silver)

BASS (metallic bronze)
DEMO (metallic bronze-rose)
AFTERPARTY (metallic red)
ROADIE (metallic burgundy)
SCREAM (metallic mauve)

GLORY (metallic golden bronze)
STARFIRE (metallic bright copper)
ANGELFIRE (metallic pale pink)
MAIDEN (metallic beige)
ACOUSTIC (metallic nude)

I am so in love with the metallic shades. I find them to be very pigmented and they look amazing on my over 40 eyes with no creasing or caking. I think this one just moved into my Top 5 palettes of all time!

As of today 12/15 the Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette is on sale for $39.

 

Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art Review

The Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art duo is so pretty and comes in 10 shades including:

  • Green Glimmer (aqua)
  • Lilac Luster (purple)
  • Black Brilliance (black & white)
  • Cobalt Crystal (multi-shaded blue & white)
  • Peach Prism (peachy cooper)
  • Desert Dazzle (green)
  • Burnished Bling (gold)
  • Topaz Twinkle (light gold)
  • Steel Spark (grey/brown)
  • Midnight Glitz (dark blue & multi-shaded black)

I have the Peach Prism shade which is a nice peachy copper.

What’s to love?

This duel ended liquid can be used on lids, as a liner and even on lashes which I found to be difficult. One end of the formula is a creamy metallic that goes on super smooth and dries nicely. The other end is a glitter formula that is more patchy but I was able to use it over the cream when it dried.

The creamy metallic has a fuzzy doe foot for application while the glitter side uses a brush that can be used on lashes and as a liner.

Overall I did like this product. It’s pretty, fun and unique.

This is definitely a glittery look but I thought it would be fun for Halloween.

Price: $8.99

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Amulet Review

My all time favorite lipstick is Vice by Urban Decay and I now found my favorite shade for Fall in Metallized Amulet.

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What’s to love?

If you haven’t yet tried the Vice line by Urban Decay you are in for a real treat. The Vice line has 100 shades including cream, comfort matte, mega matte, sheer and metalizzed. Their lipstick is super high quality, does not bleed and has amazing staying power. It is also Made in the USA and has zero scent. The pigmentation is also amazing.

A few months ago I got a 24 sample pack from Vice as a “gift with purchase” and I absolutely fell in love with the Metallized Amulet shade. It’s a warm brown with a metal sheen. It reminds me of a bronze raisin color and it looks so good for Fall. I also want to try Trance which is another Metallized shade that’s a bit lighter.

Price: $17

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Power Eyeshadow Review

I picked up this Milani Bella Eyes Gel Power Eyeshadow when I got my Milani Illuminating Face Powder. I got the Bella Copper shade which is a bronze metallic. This one is PURE shimmer and glitter!

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What’s to love?

I had no idea what to expect when I picked this one up at CVS for $4.99. The Milani Bella Eyeshadow lines comes in 31 colors and I want more of these! They are Made in the USA and have zero scent too.

At first I had to get used to the consistency. It’s marketed as a gel that turns into a powder once applied. It does take some getting used to the product. I used a firm eyeshadow brush and got a few flakes at first but once I got more used to the product I was able to blend really well.

The Bella Copper shade I selected  is pure glitter and shimmer which is very pretty. I am wearing only this shadow with the Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil and Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara. I think it looks nice with my greenish eyes.

In the Swatch below the first swipe with applied with a wet finger the second swipe is dry. As you can see the wet application is a little bit darker and more pigmented. These are so many layers of color in this shadow too.

This is fast becoming one of my favorite drugstore brands and I definitely want to pick up the Bella Pink and Bella Violet.

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