Welcome to a new feature on my blog — Things That I Love (To Buy)! This is where I get to tell you about my favorite products, stores, and great new finds. At first I thought this would be a little self-indulgent, but then again, isn’t the whole idea of a blog kind of self-indulgent? Anyway, I hope that I’m able to share some helpful, useful information.
I know that Urban Decay makeup has been around for awhile now, but I always assumed the line was for edgy, trendy people who liked to wear crazy, extreme colors. However, not too long ago, I became aware that Urban Decay is completely vegan and adamantly opposed to animal testing. Even PETA gives them a thumbs up. This piqued my interested, so I moseyed on down to Ulta Beauty to check out the line. Low and behold, in addition to their signature vibrant hues, they also have a great collection of muted and natural tones. I ended up buying a fairly decent amount of items, and I have to say, I’m hooked! Not only does the company stand for something positive, but I seriously love the products! Here is the lowdown on what I bought and recommend:
Eye Shadow – Naked Basics – a palette of six shades of eyeshadow in neutrals and browns. There is a shade for every occasion in this box. I wear these almost every day.
Eye Pencil -24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in “Demolition”. This slides on incredibly smoothly with barely any effort at all. A nice, rich color.
Lip Pencil – 24/7 Glide on Lip Pencil in “Naked“. The color goes on creamy enough to color in lips in lieu of lipstick.
Lip Gloss – Lip Junkie Lip Gloss in “Flushed”. I LOVE this lip gloss — it is probably the best lip gloss I’ve ever used. It stays on much longer than other glosses, and it lives up to its name as a lip plumper. In conjunction with the lip pencil, my lips look about 15 years younger with this stuff!
Primer – Pore Perfecting Complexion Primer. I believe the intention of this is smooth out your skin to wear under foundation, however, I have been wearing it alone, without foundation. It is slightly tinted and beatifully evens out skin tone providing a totally natural look.