Urban Decay Midnight Emergency Kit Review, Photos, and Swatches

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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.

Check out more photos and swatches of Urban Decay Midnight Emergency Kit!

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

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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 Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows Review

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Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows ($52) Open the palette to reveal a pop-up scene of Alice in the mushroom forest. Her “drink me” bottle discarded, she staggers past towering mushrooms, only to cross paths with a very peculiar, hookah-smoking caterpillar. A large mirror rests behind the scene – you feel as if you are transported into the film itself.

Hidden inside a secret drawer are 16 best-selling Eyeshadows, given topsy-turvy names like White Rabbit, Jabberwocky and Oraculum. Alongside them lie travel sizes of Eyeshadow Primer Potion and two 24/7 Eye Pencils. From smoky neutral eyes to flashes of hallucinogenic green and purple, the looks you can create are as endless as the rabbit hole itself. Anyone who loves Urban Decay, Tim Burton, Disney, or Alice in Wonderland absolutely MUST have this palette. Even the Mad Hatter would say this Book of Shadows delivers it all.

My Thoughts:

I own practically all the shades already so there was really no reason for me to purchase the book of shadows, but I couldn’t resist! I told myself no too! The shades are not new. They were just renamed to go with the Alice in Wonderland theme. If you own the any of the previous book of shadows, Ammo palette, and/or the Sustainable palette, you would already own the majority of the colors in this palette. Here is a chart displaying the real names of the shadows and the ones used in the Alice in Wonderland Palette.

As usual, all the shadows are great quality and perform exceptionally well. The majority of the shades are a bit shimmery, glittery. There are not many matte or semi-matte colors. It’s a great value if you don’t own the colors yet or want to try out Urban Decay eyeshadows. I wish they made new shades or limited edition shades instead of re-naming the ones that already existed.

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Urban Decay Show Pony Shadow Box Review

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urban-decay-show-pony-shadow-box Urban Decay Show Pony Shadow Box ($30) Artsy hipsters and makeup junkies rejoice! Urban Decay chose Kime Buzzelli, darling of the LA art scene, to illustrate this amazing Shadow Box inside and out. Kime’s paintings feature wickedly fashionable women… often with brightly colored makeup running down their cheeks. Inspired by these characters, we’ve filled our palette with 6 shadows… all totally wearable, and 2 exclusive to this set: Snatch (peachy-pink with glitter) and Painkiller (turquoise shimmer).

You’ll love the versatility of this set: pick from bright, fashion-forward shades, or go neutral with “9 to 5”-friendly shadows that still give a ton of personality to your look.

Rounding out the set is a travel-sized 24/7 Eye Pencil in never-fail Zero (black), a mini genie bottle of Eyeshadow Primer Potion (so your makeup won’t run down YOUR cheeks), and a big mirror. This shadow box will make you beautiful AND do wonders for your street cred. Thanks, Kime.

My Thoughts:

I was a bit hesitant to get this palette because the art design on the shadow box scared me. I changed my mind because you can never go wrong with Urban Decay eye shadows. All the shadows perform so well! They’re long-lasting, blendable, and gorgeously smooth. All their shadows are really pigmented. The colors are true to color. What you see is what you get. Do be careful when using Snatch. It is quite glittery. If you’re not used to sparkly glitter, use a light hand. Painkiller (turquoise) and Flash (purple) are very vibrant colors. Mildew (my favorite) is a gorgeous deep green. Toasted (copper) and Smog (dark brown) are great neutrals.   Be sure to check out my reviews for the 24/7 eyeliner and Primer Potion.

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Urban Decay Ammo Shadow Box Plus Primer Set Review

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urban-decay-ammo-palette-plus-primer-setUrban Decay Ammo Shadow Box Plus Primer Set ($39) Urban Decay’s 10 best-selling shades, packed into a case that’s a tactile experience on its own. Covered in touchable, matte black paper, the compact features a mesmerizing assortment of UD elements, gently wafting from a pistol in overlapping textures of violet metallic foil and rich velvety flocking. Inside, 10 best-selling shadows are arranged as five sets of coordinating duos, running the gamut from subtle to sexy. The slim case is complete with a perfectly sized mirror, applicators, and a magnetic closure, so it’s sure to stay closed in your handbag.

And any time you use Eyeshadow, you MUST prep your lids with Eyeshadow Primer Potion – unmatched by any other in the beauty industry! Apply Primer Potion to lids before shadow application for eyeshadow that lasts, more vibrant and lasting color, and absolutely NO creasing. It dries down almost instantly (and invisibly), creating smooth lids that are super-powered eyeshadow magnets.

My Thoughts:

I really love this shadow box. I love it even more, because I was able to find this shadow box with the primer! The Urban Decay Ammo Shadow Box normally costs $36. It was a bit of a no brainer for me to shell out the extra $3 and get the full size Urban Decay Primer Potion (orig. price $17) with the shadow box. If you read my review about the Urban Decay Eyeshadows, you will know how much I love them. So to find 10 of the best selling shades in a shadow box was a dream find for me. I use these shadows for a night out because they contain shimmer. I don’t like to shimmer during the daytime.

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