I’m loving the new look Urban Decay Makeup Setting Sprays, I have re purchased the All Nighter Spray countless times and I swear by it for keeping my makeup locked in place and looking it’s best. It really is a staple you need in your makeup bag. When I saw Urban Decay had given these a makeover and re designed the packaging I was super excited.
The old packaging was white & purple so it would show the dirt quite easily & mine always ended up with foundation and bronzer all over it which used to annoy me. I really like the new design and think the black bottle looks super sleek with the purple sprayer and a frosted white cap. The darker bottle will for sure stay a lot cleaner and look nicer in my collection.
These setting sprays come in three options
All Nighter* – Probably the most well known and the one I use, this will ensure your makeup stays in place for up to 16 hours & let me tell you that is no exaggeration. This is one seriously impressive mist which features patented Temperature Control Technology which in a nut shell means it lowers the temperature of your makeup to keep foundation, eyeshadow, blush and concealer in place.I think everyone needs a bottle in their makeup arsenal.
De-Slick – If you like your skin / makeup to have that matte finish then this is the setting spray for you. De-Slick makes makeup last as it controls oil & deflects surface shine whilst keeping your skin looking beautifully matte. This oil free formula will stop your makeup looking greasy and lock it in place.
Chill – I had never heard of this one but I am intrigued as it features time release technology that cools the surface of your makeup to help it last for up to 12 hours. So your makeup will remain smudge free and looking glowing and vibrant, If I wore makeup to the gym this would be the spray for me, it might be good for those warm sunny days when you are active but not going out, out!
Don’t panic though, the formula of all three setting sprays has stayed the same, which is great to hear. So you can expect the same reliable product just in new revamped packaging. Out of the three sprays which is your favourite?
This limited edition Alice Through The Looking Glass collection from Urban Decay is just insane – the eyeshadow palette is full of bold beautiful shades and the packaging is luxurious and so much fun. The lipsticks are equally as vibrant and bold. I’m not really known for wearing a super bold lip but I’ve promised myself that I’m going to try & be brave enough to wear a few of these out and about.
There are five limited edition lipstick shades which are diverse and bold in colour they range from more wearable red, nude and berry shades to the more vibrant purple shimmer and a stunning blue. They are all very pigmented and feel lovely on the lips.
The packaging is just as eye catching as the lipstick shades themselves, they have a bold bright floral kaleidoscope pattern on both the outer cardboard as well as the actual lipstick packaging. This collection is as you would expect from such a colourful film as Alice Through The Looking Glass, its fun, exciting and a little playful.
The lipsticks are named after key characters from the film and I still can’t decide what my favourite shade is. You will have to let me know what shade is your favourite.
Alice – Sheen Shimmer
This is a beautiful creamy sheer nude with a pink shift which looks gorgeous when the light hits it. This is the least vibrant of the 5 lipsticks but the pink shift in this formula gives it that pop of pink shimmer and makes it just that little more special. Yes its a nude lipstick but as you would expect from Alice its subtle and beautiful with a sparkle running through. This is a very pretty shade indeed and Its so hard to pick up the shimmer in photos.
Mad – Hatter Metallized
This is such a fun intense purple and I so want this to look good on me but I need a little practice in applying it, as It looked a little patchy on the lips. Its so bold and vibrant and although gorgeous the colour intimidates me slightly but Mad Hatter deserves such a quirky shade and I’ve seen this on a few people and it looks incredible, so I’m determined to wear it.
Mirana (White Queen) Metallized
This is a beautiful deep rich berry shade, its quite dark on the lips but I just love these autumnal shades and this is one of my favourites from the collection. It can feel quite dry on the lips & it took a little perseverance to get an even coverage but I think thats quite common with the darker more matte shades.
Iracebeth – (Red Queen) Comfort Matte
This is such beautiful pigmented true red and the colour stays put for hours. This is lovely formula to apply and it dries down to a matte finish and compared to most matte formulas this doesn’t feel to dry on my lips. Its a gorgeous bright red and one that would look good on anyone.
I think this is the quirkiest shade in the collection and it is a gun metal navy with silver shimmer, so it has it all going on! This isn’t a one swipe & you’re done lippie you need to take your time when applying to make sure you get an even application. I salute anyone who is able to wear this out and about, I love this shade but out of the collection I think its the hardest to wear and to apply.
So I would say the Urban Decay Alice Through The Looking Glass Lipsticks* offer something for everyone and invites you to step outside your makeup comfort zone. At first glance you may think the collection is a little off the wall or too quirky maybe, but it wouldn’t be doing the film justice if Urban Decay released a tame, subtle selection of everyday Pinks and Nudes. This is a fitting collection for a visually vibrant film.
My stand out shades are Iracebeth (gorgeous red) and Mirana (deep, rich berry) I think I will wear these two the most.
OK so these aren’t all of my powder face products but I try & rotate them so they all get used and these are the ones I want to use more during May. I just have them in two cardboard boxes and I keep them on my vanity so they’re easy to reach.
I have a couple of the Benefit Boxed Powers but Dallas is the one I seem to use the least, although I actually like it a lot. I think its because I need to be more tanned to use it as it can show up quite dark on my skin. It gives the skin a pretty radiance and healthy glow. So now is the perfect time of year to use it more.
Urban Decay The After Glow Highlighter in Sin* is a gorgeous long wearing luminous highlighter. You need so little product and it makes you look radiant. I adore it and think it looks especially pretty when you add a little down the bridge of your nose just to catch the light. Very pretty indeed.
Glo & Ray make some of my favourite blushers, this one in Star Dust is a beautiful peachy pink with an iridescent finish. It gives you a peach flush and that iridescent finish adds a little highlight to your cheeks too. These are great quality and I find them long wearing and easy to blend.
L’Oreal True Match Face Powder in Rose Beige – I haven’t used this a whole lot, but I do like the colour match and it looks and feels lightweight on my skin. It gives a little added coverage which is nice and you get a mirror so that’s a bonus. I’m looking forward to using this more and will update you as to how it holds up in the warmer weather.
Rimmel Stay Matte in Transparent – this used to be my go-to powder for years until I discovered the bareMinerals Mineral Veil and it didn’t get as much love. I know I love this powder and it’s an incredible budget-friendly face powder. It never lets me down & I am happy to be reunited with it.
L’Oreal Glam Bronze Duo – This has been another rediscovery from my collection and I have to say I really like it. You get a light cream shade and a matte bronzer shade. I just use them together and swirl my brush around and use it as a bronzer. Its very pigmented but it gives a natural warmth to my skin. This will be getting lots of love as the weather heats up.
Topshop Highlighter in Sunbeam – One of my favourite products, I love the packaging and this is also massive. You get so much product, it looks like I have hardly used it but over the years its had a lot of use. It’s a golden highlighter, which needs a very light hand. So a little product goes a very very long way. Great for achieving that summer goddess beach look & I have even used it as eyeshadow. Works well for both.
Urban Decay Bronzer in Bronzed* – Another beautiful matte bronzer, this looks great on my skin and blends well too. It never looks muddy or orange and I like that its matte. Also, the palm tree packaging just screams Summer
bareMinerals Perfecting Veil – if you like your face powder to give you that soft focus look then I think this is one of the best products I have found for that. It always makes my skin look flawless and radiant. Its lightweight and never looks powdery. It’s also really good to dust on throughout the day to keep shine at bay.
bareMinerals Bronzer in Skinny Dip – gorgeous mineral bronzer that gives your skin that beachy sun-kissed look. It’s a lovely warm bronzer and its matte so that’s always a plus. I can’t wait to use this more and really put it to the test.
Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Swish & Pop in Ecstasy – This has to be one of the most beautiful products I own & that makes it hard to use (it’s just too beautiful). I was sad that it was sat in a drawer never being used so I have looked it out and have vowed to use it. You get two beautiful peachy pink colours that add a healthy flushed look to your cheeks & the packaging is stunning.
Physicians Formula Happy Booster in Rose – I haven’t used this much at all since I got it & thought if I didn’t reach for it over the next few weeks I am going to pass it on. It is a pretty pink shade but for some reason, I never go out of my way to use it. So its make or break for this. Watch this space.
Mac Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle – Always a classic and I do love it but I have been using it more as an eyeshadow and think it looks beautiful all over the lid. Its brightening and gives a beautiful almost metallic finish.
Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot – I have hit pan on this face powder which is almost unheard of for me. I used this so much last year and it was a really great powder. It was good at keeping my t zone oil-free and giving my skin a matte finish without being too dramatic or heavy.
Soap & Glory Love at First Blush & Wonderbronze – these are two of my favourite products from Soap & Glory. I like that both products are multi-shade, it means that you get a lovely mix of colours and it never looks quite the same.They’re beautiful quality and add a touch of colour & glow to your cheeks.
Soap & Glory Solar Powder – I have also hit pan on this too & can’t wait to repurchase because the packaging has since been updated to a more robust plastic compact, whereas mine is a flimsy cardboard and has fallen apart. I use this so often and love the natural bronze glow it gives. It’s subtle but very pretty.
Soap & Glory Glow All Out – I’m still at a loss as to how to use this, I find its too shimmery as a face powder and not quite the right colour as a highlighter. Let me know if you use it & ow you make it work.
Mac Select Sheer Pressed Powder– This is a bit meh and I am just trying to use it up. I have since discovered much better powders and this has been relegated to the won’t repurchase list.
Essence Sun Club Bronzing Highlighter – This is beautiful & it smells of coconut. It’s a wonderful affordable highlighting bronzer. I love the mix of shades. This bronzer gives a subtle warmth to your skin and is the perfect way to pretend you have been on a Summer holiday without leaving the country. Wilko in the UK sells a great range of Essence products.
What powder products have you been loving this month or have any been a little on the disappointing side? let me know in the comments.
As my blog is turning 4 in a couple of weeks I thought it was the perfect excuse to hold a giveaway to say thank you for taking the time to read my blog, commenting & interacting with me across my social media platforms. Blogging is something I enjoy so much and have met so many lovely people & brands over the years. I am excited for 2016 and looking forward to producing the best content I can.
So I’m giving away the limited edition Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Palette (sold out) its one of my favourite palettes and I love mine. Pulp Fiction is also one of my all time favourite films.
The Pulp Fiction Palette comes in black & yellow packaging & has the famous Ezekiel passage on the top written in red. The packaging is cardboard but its very sturdy and it comes with a large mirror in the lid. This palette has 5 shadows & they’re a mixture of mattes & satin finishes. This palette features 3 new colours from Urban Decay