Urban Decay Midnight Emergency Kit Review, Photos, and Swatches


Urban Decay Midnight Emergency Kit (Regular: $39 sale: $22) When the mood strikes, tap this portable 4-shadow palette and sheer Lip Junkie Lipgloss for INSTANT neutral sultriness… from sunrise to sundown.

My Thoughts:

Urban Decay’s Midnight Emergency Kit is a glittery, neutral eyeshadow kit that comes with 4 almost full-sized (full is 0.05oz. these are 0.04oz.) eye shadows in Midnight Cowboy, Midnight Rodeo, Midnight 15, and AC/DC, a full-sized Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Midnight Cowboy, and a travel sized eyeshadow brush. All of these products are enclosed in a hard zippered case that is the size of my hand so it is very travel friendly. The palette doesn’t feel heavy so it won’t add a lot of weight to whatever you carry it in.

Midnight Cowboy – a glittery pale pink shade. The glittery is quite minimal. I want to say  it was more on the shimmery, frosty side.

Midnight Rodeo – a slightly glittery taupe shade. The glitter was hardly noticeable.

Midnight 15 – a frosty champagne shade.

AC/DC – a shimmery purple shade.

Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Midnight Cowboy – an almost clear glittery gloss with a hint of light pink. On my lips it looked like clear gloss.  It had a strong minty scent but wasn’t sticky at all.

Travel Eyeshadow Brush – the brush did a good job of picking up color and didn’t shed. I can’t compare it the full-sized brush because I don’t own it nor have I tried it.

I know a lot of people complain about the glittery fall out from the eye shadows, but I didn’t experience any. If I did, It was barely noticeable. I don’t know if it was the way I applied the eye shadows or not. What I did was pat the eye shadow on instead of sweeping it across the eyelid. Also, before applying, I tapped off the excess. Overall, I feel this kit is great. You get almost full sized products for less than half the cost if you were to buy them individually. Also, you can create a neutral look for the day time or a smoky eye for a night out.

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Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette Review, Photos, Swatches, and Comparison to Naked and Naked 2


Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette ($27) Naked Basics is more than just the long-awaited, multipurpose MATTE companion to Naked. It’s the palette EVERY woman needs in her beauty arsenal. With six stripped-down, Nakedly neutral shadows, it has everything you need for the perfect neutral matte eye—including four totally new and exclusive shades.

It all comes in a sleek compact (embossed with a pretty, metallic “NAKED” on the front) that has a slight sheen and a suede-like feel that practically begs to be touched. (Hello…how gorgeous will THAT look coming out of your bag?!) Best of all, the slim design is perfect for travel—so you’ll never have to be without these must-have shades.

What you see is what you get: Venus (soft, off-white demi-matte), Foxy (cream bisque matte), Walk of Shame (very light nude matte), Naked2 (taupe matte), Faint (warm, dusty brown matte) and Crave (deepest, darkest brown/black matte).

Fill Weight: 6 x 1.3g e 6 x 0.05 US oz

My Thoughts:

I love the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette! I’ve been waiting for a matte palette from Urban Decay for what seems like forever. It’s perfect for anybody looking for neutral matte eye shadows, anybody who isn’t into bold colors or glitter shadows. It’s exactly like its name: basic.

The palette comes with 6 full-sized shades, 4 of which are new.

Venus - a demi matte soft, off white

Foxy - a matte yellowish beige

Walk of Shame (W.O.S) - a matte nude

Naked 2 - a matte light taupe

Faint - a matte medium brown

Crave - a matte black with a hint of brown

All the shades lasted for hours and went on so smoothly. I didn’t experience any fallout or powderyness (is that a word?). They are all very pigmented and true-to-color.

The Naked Basics palette itself is really small and compact compared to previous Urban Decay palettes (see comparison photos to Naked and Naked 2 below). It’s smaller than the size of my hand! The palette is perfect for travel and feels very sturdy. The cover is made of a rubbery material with raised embossing.

Now, did I notice any repeat shades in the Naked Basics palette that are already in the Naked and Naked 2 palettes? Just one: Foxy. It’s part of the Naked 2 palette. I was quite surprised because Urban Decay usually includes at least a couple of repeats in their palettes. Good job Urban Decay!  The other 5 shades are different, but still similar to the shades that are part of the Naked and Naked 2 palettes.

Venus is similar to Bootycall from Naked 2. Venus is a little bit more champagne while Bootycall is is more pinky golden.

Foxy is the same as Foxy from Naked 2.

Walk of Shame is the only one that isn’t similar to any of the shades part of Naked and Naked 2.

Naked 2 is similar to Naked (duh right? It is called Naked 2 after all) from Naked. Naked 2 is not quite as brown as Naked and has a bit of greyness.

Faint is similar to Buck from Naked just a bit a darker.

Crave is similar to Blackout from Naked 2. Crave isn’t a pure black like Blackout. Instead, it’s a brownish black.

I wish I could tell you to skip the Naked Basics palette if you already own one or both of the previous palettes, but I can’t. I just love it so much! I love neutral shades especially if they are matte. I recommend this palette to everybody who loves neutral shades. It is a total must have. I would definitely repurchase the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette.

Check out more photos and swatches of the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette. Also, see comparison photos to the Naked and Naked 2 Palettes!

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Urban Decay Supercurl Curling Mascara Review and Photos


Urban Decay Supercurl Curling Mascara ($20) A sculpting, curling, long-wearing mascara. In addition to holding curl all day, this mascara boasts incredible conditioning ingredients in its formula. Packed with glycoprotein for lash thickening, Moringa seeds to help with curl definition, and Meadowfoam seed oil and Shea Butter for moisturizing and smoothing, lashes get an extra nourishing boost with just one swipe.

My Thoughts:

Urban Decay’s Supercurl Curling Mascara is a very wet mascara. I’m not a big fan of it. The mascara didn’t curl my lashes like the name claimed it would do. Instead, it uncurled my curl. I’m guessing since it’s such a wet formula, it weighed down the lashes. Even with a curved mascara wand, my lashes still didn’t curl.  However, it did lengthen my lashes. But still, length isn’t a good enough reason to like it if it doesn’t hold a curl like it’s suppose to. I have a feeling if your lashes are naturally curled, the mascara will work for you. It’s people with lashes that don’t curl naturally that are not going to like the mascara.

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Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Crash Review, Photos, and Swatch


Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Crash ($17) The best Eye Pencil ever, ever, ever! Never before has a pencil this creamy and brilliant been waterproof, too. Velvety-soft, this never-before-seen formula stays soft and creamy for blending (about 30 seconds), then dries down to a long-lasting finish that WILL NOT budge. Line eyes with a hint of color or go for the full artistic, multi-hued effect with the wide selection of lush tropical hues, deep metallics and unusually vibrant neutrals. Incredible with Urban Decay Eyeshadows!

Created with 50% moisturizing ingredients suspended in a sophisticated waterproof formula, 24/7 Eye Pencils offer long-lasting color and a dreamy, creamy feel when applied. With Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E and Cottonseed Oil.

My Thoughts:

I love Crash for its deep plum color. What I don’t like is the glitter. I wish it shimmered instead of glittered. The glitter isn’t very big like chunks. They are more like flecks, but noticeable flecks. I don’t use Crash as an everyday eyeliner, because I prefer not to glitter during the day. If you don’t mind the little silver glitter flecks, it’s a great alternative to your usual black eyeliner.

Read my review on how well Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil performed.

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Urban Decay 15 Year Anniversary 24/7 Eye Pencil Set Review, Photos, and Swatches


Urban Decay 15 Year Anniversary 24/7  Eye Pencil Set ($92) Awww… remember when we were just a baby? We were so cute. Urban Decay is turning FIFTEEN this year, and to celebrate, we created this gorgeous collectable set of fifteen 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils, including six all-new shades and a sharpener! The wide range of award-winning, high-quality, waterproof shades are great for women of any age, glide on without tugging, last forever, and produce beautiful, vibrant lines. Our fans cannot live without these pencils!

The range of shades includes lush tropical hues, deep metallics, and unusually vibrant neutrals. Favorites like Zero, Bourbon and Electric sit side-by-side with SIX brand-new shades like Asphyxia, Stray Dog and the pièce de résistance: Perversion – a blacker-than-Zero black. Each pencil is stamped with “UD15”. The whole collection (and a sharpener!) comes packaged in a silver foil box printed with our UD15 ticking pattern. Purchased separately, this set is worth $264! What a value!

The 15-Year Anniversary 24/7 Pencil Set is the first of four limited edition products we will launch in 2011 – be on the lookout for more excitement!

My Thoughts:

I love Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils! When the Urban Decay 15 Year Anniversary 24/7 Eye Pencil Set came out, I knew I had to get my hands on it. I know $92 is a lot of money, but the 15 eye pencils that come in the set are all full size! Normally, the full size eye pencils cost $17 each. Multiply $17 by 15 and that will cost you $255 not including the cost of the Urban Decay Grind House Double Barrel Sharpener. Do you like my reasoning for shelling out that much money for eye liners? Out of the 15 eye pencils, 6 are brand new shades. Each of the pencils are stamped with the Urban Decay 15 year anniversary logo.

The set comes in a foil covered box. The top of the box flips open and magnetically snaps shut. The pencils and sharpener are placed in a tray lined with velvet and all of that is shrink wrapped.

I do have one complaint. The caps of the pencils were on so tightly that I had the most difficult time trying to get them off. I seriously had to yank, pull, and twist to get the cap off. Also as I pulled the cap off, the tip of the pencil would hit the cap damaging the tip. Sad face. Oh well.

The 15 shades (the 6 new shades are in pink):

  • Stray Dog – shimmery brown taupe
  • Corrupt -  dark metallic brown with silver sparkle
  • Bourbon – brown with teeny gold glitter
  • Midnight Cowboy – beige with gold sparkle
  • Baked – bold bronze
  • Stash – dark green/gold
  • Mildew – deep green
  • Perversion – blackest carbon black
  • Electric – bright aquamarine
  • Binge – navy blue
  • Ransom – bright iridescent purple
  • Asphyxia - pinky iridescent purple
  • Rockstar - darkest eggplant
  • Zero – zealous black
  • Uzi – gunmetal with grey sparkle

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