Urban Decay Naked Heat makeup look on Stephanie Mulholland | The LDN Gal

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette and Vice Lipstick look

I love getting creative with an Urban Decay Naked Heat and Vice Lipstick look. Since its debut, the Urban Decay Naked Heat eyeshadow palette is a firm favourite of most. We waited a long time for some Autumnal hues and glitz to come into our lives.

I have to be honest, the palette is a dream come true, with a selection of warm matte, metallic and glitter-embellished shades ranging from nudes to browns to oranges to purples to reds. It is certainly like taking a walk and kicking up those Autumnal leaves in their spectrum of colours.

All of these wonderful blendable shades are contained within a sturdy case alongside a mirror and wondeful double-ended eyeshadow makeup brush. Stick to the lefthand side for daytime looks and go wild with the right hand side for vibrant nighttime looks.

 

Urban Decy Vice Lipstick 1993 Makeup Look - The LDN Gal

So, what do I think of the Naked Heat Palette and Vice Lipstick?

This face of the day is pretty simple in all honesty, it is an inspired Urban Decay Naked Heat palette look with a combination of the shades Sauced and Chaser (both lefthand shades).

This is becoming one of my quick and simple go-to daytime looks. Now, when we combine this with the perfect brown nude shade, we are onto a winner.

I have used the Urban Decay Comfort Matte Vice Lipstick in 1993, a beautiful warm-tone and satin finish brown shade with incredible pigmentation. It teams well with the Autumnal shades of the Naked Heat palette.

I have to be honest, at first I was a little bit intimidated with 1993 but the shade somehow worked with my pale skin tone a treat and proved itself longlasting throughout the day.

Have you tried the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette yet? Which is your favourite lipstick from the Comfort Matte Vice collection?

Stephanie xox

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Jean-Michel Basquiat Tenant Eyeshadow Palette Review

Jean-Michel Basquiat Tenant Eyeshadow palette review, photos and swatches

The Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Tenant eyeshadow palette is a little something special. Known for his neo-expressionist paintings and drawings, Jean Michel Basquiat has inspired Urban Decay to create a vibrant collection of eyeliner pencils, lipsticks, eyeshadow palettes, blush palettes and more.

The tantilising Tenant eyeshadow palette features a bursting selection of eight matte and some glittery shades, complimented with a good quality metal double-ended brush and mirror, housed in eccentric casing.

Jean-Michel Basquiat Tenant Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Jean-Michel Basquiat tenant eyeshadow palette swatches

Here is a closer look at the Jean-Michel Basquiat Tenant eyeshadow’s, the above swatches were done without primer and in natural light. Here is what I thought:

  • Studio: Studio is the perfect pale (almost nude) matte pink shade for subtle day wear and to compliment bolder night time looks.
  • 1960: Neo is a matte shade and bright candy pink in colour, its buildable, lasting and very fun to play with.
  • Neo: On first glance, Neo is a bold regal purple shade. However, when swatched, it dissapoints a little in comparison to the rest of the collection. It’s dubbed micro-shimmer didn’t seem so apparent either, so it is a no from me.
  • Les: Les is a charcoal black number, piercing and perfect for¬†smokey eye. Its a matte shade, buildable with¬†a great forumla for those¬†exaggerated looks.
  • Graffiti: Graffiti is a metallic forest green coloured gem, reminiscent of cpuntryside walks in the woods, its fabulous standalone of when used to create a smokey eye if Les is a little too intimidating.
  • Exu: This is my favourite shade in the collection without a doubt. Exu is a shimmery ¬†bright green shade, just perfect for those nighttime looks where you are wanting something a little different and special. It has a wonderful sheen to it.
  • Boom: Boom is a teal Queen‚Äôs dream. This bright yet cool matte shade is perfect for mermaid-esque and daring looks. Who doesn’t like mermaid eyeshadow? It’s bright and fun, much like Exu.
  • Untitled: Untitled is a rich¬†blue mate shade and rather daring to boot. It is certainy vibrant and poses the question, can anyone truly pull of blue eyeshadow?

SO, WHAT DO I THINK OF THE JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT TENANT EYESHADOW PALETTE?

Overall, I am delighted with this palette. It is the perfect selection of bright and bold statement shades, adding a pop of colour to your day. All the swatches came out perfectly (minus a little resentment to Neo), boldly lasting the day or the night when tested Рbe sure to use them with eyeshadow primer and finishing spray for a smooth application and lasting finish.

The palette casing is firm and wildly decorated with the late Jean-Michel Basquiat’s fabulous artwork, embellished with a mirror with crown decal and even has a hanger so you can display the used case on your wall should you see fit. The decor of the entire Jean-Michel Basquiat collection is truly something special, as well as the products within it.

You can buy your own Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat eyeshadow palette here.

What do you think of the Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat eyeshadow palette? Which is your favourite colour in the collection?

Stephanie xox

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Urban Decay Vice4 Palette

Urban Decay Vice4 Palette review

I fell in love with the VICE4 Eye Shadow Palette by Urban Decay  the moment I saw it, referencing my desperate need for it in time for Christmas.

Well, my Christmas wishlist was well and truly satisfied, as thankfully, I am blessed with a wonderful boyfriend who (reluctantly he ensured to add) bought it for me and surprised me with it on Christmas day!

The limited edition VICE4 Palette is just beautiful, with¬†‚Äú20 addictively gorgeous, never-before-seen shades of iconic eyeshadow.‚ÄĚ I have said it before, and I will say it again,¬†I love the mix of neutral and vivid tones, offering demure daytime to perfect-to-party looks in a flash.

It is truly a wonderfully colourful and vibrant palette. Unlike some other Urban Decay palettes, VICE4 handily comes with a huge mirror, double-ended shadow and crease brush and coordinating bag (even the casing and packaging makes my heart bleed, it is just so beautiful).

Urban Decay Vice4 Look on Stephmulz

So, what did I think of the Urban Decay VICE4 palette?

I have to admit, the shimmery greens (Grasshopper and Arctic) and orange (aptly named Flame) shades are my favourite, used alongside the flattering matte shade Framed. Although, with the variety of colours, the possibilities for different looks is endless. Check out some of mine here.

This is my favourite Urban Decay eyeshadow palette to date, even more so than the Naked ones. The variety of pigmented matte and shimmer shades just does it for me and they all blend together and remain on the face so perfectly.  I just need to get my eye make up application  down to a T!

What do you think of the VICE4 palette? Which Urban Decay palette is your favourite? 

Stephanie xox

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W7 In The Nude-vert

Wandering around TK Maxx with my girl friends hunting out discount shoes recently our eyes crept towards the beauty products.

I have become a bit of a fiend when it comes to the discount store, seeking out makeup and delicious treats. I find that TK Maxx stock a lot of beloved UK brands as well as foreign, and all for a fraction of the cost (shipping fees are not kind when buying your makeup internationally).

Amidst Look Beauty, Physicians Formula and Calvin Klein cosmetics I found the tinned treasure which is the W7 In The Nude palette, a perfect Urban Decay Naked3 dupe.

This natural and nude eye colour palette is fantastic and  around a quarter to an eighth of the cost of the renowned Naked3 palette depending on where you purchase it.

The 12 shades come with a double ended applicator brush (the quality of the sponge applicator side is questionable, but the shades are so fabulous considering the price you cannot really complain) and include the following: Latte, Angel, Venice, Marilyn, Copper Pot, Sun Kissed, Alice, Bad Manners, Coffee Cup, Mud Slide, Tokyo and Fashionista.

My favourites have to be Latte and Copper Pot, the two compliment each other perfectly for a natural look with a little shimmer (glitter is a girls best friend, always).

W7 say themselves that the shades are “inspired” and¬†the pigments are almost identical to the Naked2 palette.¬†In The Nude is packed full of creamy colours, rich textures and a wonderful¬†variety of matte and shimmery eye shadows.

W7 other palettes Lightly Toasted and In The Buff dupe Naked and Naked2, completing the copies of the original Urban Decay Naked trio.

I apply all my eye shadows with primer beforehand and find the In The Nude shadows last throughout the day or through the night (and we have some pretty wild nights out in Nottingham) without creasing or fading.

In my experience it lasts as long as my Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. II palette eyes shadows (I have adopted a friends but I am yet to invest in my own Naked palettes, impoverished student and all that).

In The Nude is available online at W7 here  and in some TK Maxx stores.

Are you a fan of dupe products? Which eye shadow brand is your favourite?

Stephanie xox