I’ve been trying out some pieces from Urban Decay’s new summer collection and I love them. The products perform beautifully and the packaging is stunning. I’m definitely going to have to pick up some more of their summer releases.
Urban Decay have released three Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighters (£19 from Urban Decay)- Sin (champagne), Aura (iridescent light pink) and the most interesting one- Fireball (peach with a pink shift) that’s inspired by their Fireball eyeshadow. I have been using this Fireball highlighter and it’s so pretty. It looks peach, but when turned to the light it has a bright iridescent pink finely-milled shimmer. This eyecatching duotone shade is definitely one for warm sunny days. The formula is a lovely creamy powder that blends easily and lasts at least 8-hours. You can apply it sheer or really build it up for some intense strobing, and it contains light-diffusing pigments that perfect the look of the skin. Fireball is definitely a summer makeup essential.
Also amongst their new releases is a new shade in their 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (£15.50) range- Heartless (light frosted pink) and a new shade in their 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil (£15.50) range- Walk of Shame (nude). I went for Walk of Shame as who doesn’t always need a good nude eyeliner for their waterline? It really opens up the eye and makes you look more awake. You can also apply this all over your lid to give you a uniform base for eyeshadow. It’s waterproof and really doesn’t budge, plus it has been developed specifically for use on the waterline and so is completely safe for use on this inner rim of our eye.
Finally, I’ve been trying out Urban Decay’s brand-new and much raved about Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector (£25). How stunning is its ombre metallic tube?! There are six shades of this SPF 20 cream- light, medium light, medium, medium dark, dark and deep. I have light, and normally even this would be slightly too dark for me, but as I’ve been using a liquid face bronzer under my base now that the sun’s out, I can get away with it in the warmer months of the year.
With this you are getting great hydration and conditioning (there’s peptides, vitamins and moisturisers in there), sun protection, sheer coverage and radiance-boosting in one. Clinical studies have shown that it also reduces the appearance of pores and firms skin over time, although I can’t comment on this as I haven’t been using it for the recommended 8-12 weeks. It really improves the look of my skin (through evening out the skin tone and blurring imperfections with light-diffusing spheres) whilst appearing like I’m not wearing any foundation. The oil-free formula is incredibly lightweight and absorbant, making it great for hot summer days when you don’t want to feel like you are sweating off your foundation.
I would really recommend all of these products. Have you tried anything from their summer line-up?
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