In total honesty, there is no point in me telling you how wonderful the Urban Decay eyeshadows actually are. Firstly because you will have heard it all before from another blogger, youtuber or even myself. But also, the number of Urban Decay products that I have reviewed in the past, 95% of which have been eyeshadow palettes, you will already know what a huge fan I am, and why would this be any different? It all comes down to what sorts of shades, colours and combinations you are hoping for. If you’re after neutrals, then Naked Basics is your palette. If you like golden warm tones, then Naked 1 is the key, whilst Naked 2 is cool toned and Naked 3 is rose toned. They all have their place. But then there are those of us who prefer to mix up our makeup a little more extravagantly, and going for blues, greens or purples creates a more exciting day or night. That is the case for the Shadow Box, incorporating some easily wearable golds, creams, peaches and bronzes, yet offers so many more interesting looks with the vibrant shades in the box. In the images above, I went for the shade ‘Freelove’, a light and creamy peach, running this into my crease and darkening up the edges with ‘Lost’ and ‘Smog’ in the deeper and murkier golds. I used one of my favourite Urban Decay shades ‘Sin’ to the inner corner as it is the most wonderful highlight.
The Ink for Eyes Eyeliner, a waterproof precision eye pen, is a slim and easily workable pen, that leaves a true black finish whilst the slim nib enables you to get right into the lash line. After using the Eyeko Eye Doo liner recently though, I must admit, I think I prefer the latter as the thicker nib is super easy for a thick and sexy feline flick. Yet, I know I’ll be reaching for the Ink for Eyes most days when I cant find the other.
The Perversion Mascara isn’t waterproof, so immediately I knew it wouldn’t work amazingly with my lashes. I just need a drier formula and ultra curl hold. Yet, I must admit, its ability to coat the lashes in intense black, whilst lengthening, separating and with slight volume (helped by the primer), did make my lashes look full and perfectly coated, which I was impressed by. If it could also hold a curl, I’d be onto a definite winner with that one.
And finally, the Subversion Primer, a type of product that I don’t generally dabble with, although I’ve recently tried a few. And in honesty, I’m unsure as to whether I buy into the hype. It might just be my eyelashes, but I just don’t see much difference with or without it. For those with very sparse and thin lashes, a primer might be a great choice, as it will thicken and volumise whilst being able to hold mascara a little better throughout the day. But for my lashes, waterproof mascara alone is the only thing that gives me the open eyed look I’m after.
How do you feel towards lash primers? And are you intrigued by any of these?
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