I make a rubbish make up / beauty blogger for two reasons, I don’t try enough new beauty products to update a few times a week and I also can’t afford to buy new beauty products a few times a week. I literally find one piece of make up I like and refuse to try something new and when I do, I always end up being disappointed and regret spending my money on it. However things changed when I tried these new products.
I’ve always grown up with spots around my chin meaning that I’ve always being stuck with lots of red scars. For this reason I like a foundation with a very good coverage. I’ve been using the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation for the last year which has been great, and I honestly do still love it, however I had heard a lot about the new Urban Decay foundation and couldn’t wait to try it. Luckily mother dearest got some samples with one of her UD orders so I thought I’d give it a bash (and leave mum hanging).
I have been unlucky enough this week to suffer with a large group of spots on my left cheek, which made it actually quite a good week to test my new foundation. The small amount of foundation in the sample gave me at least 2-3 layers of foundation covering my face. You wouldn’t even know the spots were there, and you probably wouldn’t need to 2-3 layers that the sample offered!
- I love the coverage because of my scarred spotty face
- Its very easy to apply with a blending sponge (I use the Real Techniques blender)
- It covers the pores on my nose which unfortunately the EL Double Wear doesn’t
- A little goes a long way
- It lasts all day – I accidentally fell asleep with my make up on and I probably could have got away with not having to do my make up again!
- It could be a little drying
- It oxidises (apparently), which means if someone at the beauty counter matches your colour you could end up leaving and going into another shop with a different shade on your face
Luckily I used this website called Temptalia Foundation Matrix which Sarah Alexandra from Sarah in Wonderland messaged me about on twitter. This website allows you to find the colour of foundation you need from other brands by the colour and brand of the foundation you already use. When I got the UD All Nighter Foundation I thought, ‘oh its a bit light’, however it darkened a little when it was on my skin.
For Christmas I bought my mum this basics palette because she prefers matte eyeshadows (she seems to think that the shimmer colours make her wrinkles more noticeable). After Christmas, I used the palette just to see what it was like. And OMFFFFFG I LOVE THE COLOURS.
The majority of the colours are everyday colours, and best of all, they blend really well with each other. I was using the original Naked palette and the Naked 2 palette which have beautiful colours, but theres definitely some colours in those palettes which you can’t wear all the time. This palette, I could probably use every single colour for everyday use. I’ve used the majority of colours from this palette already whereas I tend to stick to about 3 colours on the older palettes.
- The colours are very useful for everyday use
- Eye shadows are matte, which again, are very useful for everyday use
- It lasts all day
- The brush it comes with is also very useful
(Its basically a ‘useful’ palette to have)
- None, honestly. I actually don’t have a bad word about this palette. Its definitely a need/must for every make up wearer!
I clearly really liked them! Urban Decay have rarely disappointed me, and I love the general aesthetic that the brand gives off. Have you tried these bits by Urban Decay? What are your thoughts?