Category Archives: Urban Decay

Bury Me In Red Lipstick is Turning 2! It’s A Celebration! (ENDED)

Bury Me In Red Lipstick turns 2 October 26 so I thought I’d mark the occasion with my first giveaway.

Urban Decay Smoked Palette Zip

Urban Decay’s Smoked Palette has 10 shades you can combine to create all kinds of looks. This palette comes with a mini Urban Decay Primer Potion and a full size 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Perversion. It also comes with a booklet to with detailed instructions to recreate some suggested smokey eye looks. Continue reading Bury Me In Red Lipstick is Turning 2! It’s A Celebration! (ENDED)

A Few More Game Of Thrones Inspired Eyeshadow Looks

Season 4 of Game of Thrones premieres Sunday April 6 on HBO in case you didn’t already know. I’m terribly excited for its return. I’m so excited that I decided to create three more eyeshadows looks inspired by the house sigils of House Martell, House Tyrell, and House Greyjoy. I created four others in a previous post so be sure to check that out.

And here we go.

House Martell  Their words are: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken
House Martell
Their words are: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken
House Tyrell There words are: Growing Strong
House Tyrell
There words are: Growing Strong
House Greyjoy Their words are: We Do Not Sow
House Greyjoy
Their words are: We Do Not Sow

Are you excited as I am that Game of Thrones is coming back? If you watch let know who’s your favorite/least favorite character/storyline in the comments.

Game of Thrones: 4 Eyeshadows Looks for 4 Houses

Earlier this week Season 3 of Game of Thrones was released on Blu-Ray and DVD. This is one of my favorite shows. It’s a compelling story with complicated characters set in the fictional kingdom of Westeros and I love it more than I can say.

I decided to pay homage to my favorite show with some eyeshadow looks using the colors of the house sigils of 4 important houses in the land of Westeros. I chose Baratheon, Lannister, Stark and Targaryen.

House Baratheon

House Baratheon Game of Thrones
The Motto for House Baratheon is “Ours Is The Fury” Their colors are black and gold

House Lannister

House Lannister Game of Thrones
The Motto for House Lannister is “Hear Me Roar. Their colors are red and gold.

House Stark

The Motto for House Stark is "Winter Is Coming. Their colors are silver and black.
The Motto for House Stark is “Winter Is Coming. Their colors are silver and black.

House Targaryen

House Targaryen Game Of Thrones
The Motto for House Targaryen is Fire and Blood. Their colors are red and black.

Season 4 of Game of Thrones starts April 6. Will you be watching?

Another Naked 3 Look

I wanted to show this look with my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. Some people seem to love it and others seem to think the palette just okay. I like the palette but it’s definitely ranked at 3 compared to the original Naked palette and Naked 2.

Naked 3 with Maybelline Color Elixir in Glistening Amber
Naked 3 with Maybelline Color Elixir in Glistening Amber

Sidenote: Before I stopped on this shade of gloss I tried a sheer grape, sheer pink, and a reddish color. I’ve seen one woman pair it with black lipstick for an edgier look, but I didn’t want to do that. With all that said, what lipsticks, glosses, etc are you pairing with Naked 3?

#Sparkle31Days Eyeshadow Challenge

Evidence, Toxic, Smog eyeshadows and Perversion 24/7 Pencil from Urban Decay
Evidence, Toxic, Smog eyeshadows and Perversion 24/7 Pencil from Urban Decay

I come to you with another make-up challenge. This time it’s eyeshadow and it’s called #Sparkle31Days. From January 1st until January 31st Feminista Jonessex-positive writer, feminist, social worker, and make-up enthusiast wants you to show off your eyeshadow application via Instagram. If you love eye make-up, want to learn more or get reacquainted with eyeshadow this is for you.

RULES

1. Post a close up picture of eyelids every day(or as often as you can manage).

2. Provide information about brand, colors, name of color combination(if applicable), etc.

3. Give deets on any special technique you used if you did something cool!

4. Have fun and use the #Sparkle31Days hash tag for each pic.

I’m participating so I can put these products I’ve hoarded purchased to use. I hope you do too. Remember to use the hash tag #Sparkle31Days so everyone participating can see your gorgeous eyes.

Make A Beauty Resolution for 2014

2013 will be coming to a close in a couple of weeks. Someone has probably asked you about your New Year’s resolution or they will be asking very soon. Our answers will range from mundane to exceptional. And I hope when 2014 comes to a close we’ll look back proudly on the accomplishments that were set into motion at the end of 2013. But what about a beauty resolution? Have you thought about making one for yourself?

2014 could be the year you watch Youtube videos until you get that contouring thing right. Or you could branch out and try a brand(drugstore or high-end) you usually pass up when you’re browsing. This could be the year you tackle one of your beauty fears like getting professionally waxed. You could even resolve to set aside time to pamper yourself or *gasp* limit your purchases.

"Girl what? Limit my purchases?
“Girl what? Limit my purchases?

The sky is really the limit with this and you don’t have to tell anyone unless you want to. This is really about making a conscious effort to not get a beauty rut and take care of yourself. I think most of us know what we need/want to do, but we just have to give ourselves the freedom to do it and put in the effort.

One of the things I’d like to do is find a less pink nude lipstick to wear as an alternative to the pinkish nude Nars Dolce Vita. I’m very fond of the beigey nude look and I’d like to see if it I can pull it off. There’s always the possibility that I can’t, but I have to give it a shot right? And that’s what I’m talking about, going out on your own limb for beauty.

So do you have beauty resolution?

So Much Urban Decay Nakedness

naked all

Urban Decay released their Naked 3 eyeshadow palette recently. I wanted to do a quick post and swatch Naked, Naked 2, and Naked 3. Just because I am a hoarder like make-up a lot and had to have all three doesn’t mean everyone else does. And eventhough most of us have access to all three in a store there’s nothing like seeing it on someone’s skin. I hope this can help someone out. Which Naked palettes do you have? Which ones do you think you’re going to buy?

naked all open
Apologies for the Naked and Naked 2 not looking as pristine as Naked 3
Naked (Original)
Naked (Original)
Naked 2
Naked 2
Naked 3
Naked 3

I Got Naked For The 3rd Time

Yes, you read the title correctly. I talked all that smack and bought Urban Decay’s Naked 3 anyway. What can I say, the hoarder in me won this round, but I’m still happy that I got it. I’m eager to play around with it. And it’s a top notch palette. I’m at a point now where I just feel like you can’t go wrong with an Urban Decay purchase, but that’s me.

Urban Decay did whip us up into a frenzy and that’s probably why it sold it out twice at urbandecay.com and is currently sold out at Sephora.com. It’s still at ulta.com though, just sayin. And if you decide to go to one of the Sephora or Ulta stores and one is sold out try the other one. I lucked out and got one from Ulta after finding out the Sephora in JCPenney in the same shopping center was sold out.

And now pictures…

I think it's purty. *swoon*
I think it’s purty. *swoon*
The case opens and closes like Naked 2 and I like the big mirror.
The case opens and closes like Naked 2 and I like the big mirror.
L to R: Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz, Trick, Nooner, Liar, Factory
L to R: Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz, Trick, Nooner, Liar, Factory
L to R: Mugshot, Darkside, Blackheart
L to R: Mugshot, Darkside, Blackheart

A few beauty bloggers have said that Naked 3 is black girl friendly and I agree. I doubt a lot of us need to worry about it not working for us across the board. I admit when I heard “rose-toned neutrals” I got apprehensive. I now think it was unwarranted. Even the lighter shades are workable. So if you’re on the fence, think about it in terms of whether or not you want/need it and not in terms of whether or not it’s going to work for you. It still may not, but I don’t think anyone is automatically setting themselves up for the downfall by purchasing this.

So did you get Naked again?

Urban Decay’s Naked 3 retails for $52 and can be found at urbandecay.com, Sephora, and Ulta

80^s Party Look

I have 80’s party this weekend and nothing says 80’s like some serious make-up. Since I’m not familiar with that type of make-up I did some browsing on youtube and found this video.

I decided to recreate this look with what I had and this is was I came up with.

Evidence, Toxic, Smog eyeshadows and Perversion 24/7 Pencil from Urban Decay
Evidence, Toxic, Smog eyeshadows and Perversion 24/7 Pencil from Urban Decay
Lips: Nars Jungle Red Lipstick and Nars Wonder Lip Gloss Cheeks: Mac Cosmetics Blunt Nars Exhibit A.
Lips: Nars Jungle Red Lipstick and Nars Wonder Lip Gloss Cheeks: Mac Cosmetics Blunt Nars Exhibit A.

I think it turned out well. I’m really happy with the blush, but I may go a bit harder with the eyeshadow and wing it out more. We’ll see. Let me know what you think.

***The final party look is here***

CONFIRMED: Naked 3 is Coming!

Urban Decay posted this video on their facebook page a couple of days ago.

So the rumors are true. There are no confirmed release dates yet. I’m willing to bet it will be after the new year, but who knows. We all know that Urban Decay makes great eyeshadows so I’m sure this palette will be just as good as the others. However, I’m still lukewarm on it.

You can head over to http://www.urbandecay.com/udemail to sign up for their emails and get details on the palette as they’re released.

Now that you know it’s confirmed will you be running out to buy it?