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Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencil “Rehab”-Swatches

I just got a hold of the Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow pencil, “Rehab.” The 24/7 shadow pencils are new in Urban Decay’s Spring 2011 collection.  I wanted to get swatches up asap so this isn’t a review as I haven’t worn it yet. I already know that I want more of them though! I’m excited about these- anything to make getting ready easier and faster!

R-"Rehab" swiped once, L-Rehab lightly colored in

Top-"Rehab" swiped once & smudged,R-Swiped once, L-Lightly colored in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The shadow sticks are very pigmented. It doesn’t take any work to get true, vibrant color. The swatches set very fast and stayed put and I mean they really, really stayed put! These things feel bulletproof. I can’t wait to see how they stand up to my oily lids. I also plan to do some comparisons between these and NYX Jumbo sticks but I can tell you now that NYX jumbo sticks are more “sticky” feeling than these. The only thing I’m worried about is sharpening this. It’s similar to the 24/7 liners in that the outside is a little thick but since these are bigger, the outside is a little thicker as well. I’ll update with how that went once I’m forced to sharpen..which i don’t look forward to because it looks all pretty and new 😉

Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencils are currently available at www.UrbanDecay.com ($20.)

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Speculation-Cowboy Junkie Set from Urban Decay

Why haven’t I seen this written about all over the place yet?

It seems like whenever Urban Decay puts out any new palette it gets hyped up like crazy.  I just happened to come across this after randomly going on UD’s website.

Here’s the description taken from the site-Cowboy Junkie Set: Midnight Cowboy (pink champagne w/ lots of silver glitter), Midnight Cowboy Rides Again (golden beige w/ bronze, gold & silver glitter), Midnight Cowgirl (subtle golden-beige w/ gold glitter), Romp (deep silvery grape), Lip Junkie Lip Gloss: Midnight Cowboy (sheer nude sparkle), 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil: Whiskey (dark brown).

Midnight Cowboy was one of the first non-drugstore eyeshadows I purchased. It was after I saw Jessica Alba for the first time on the cover of Jane magazine wearing Midnight Cowboy and looking awesome. I loved how it looked like little disco-balls on her lids. I knew I had to have it. Fast-Forward to 2010 and us Urban Decay fans are a bit jaded as Midnight Cowboy’s latest incarnation- Midnight Cowboy Rides Again has been in nearly every palette they release and we are frustrated by the glittery-fallout mess it makes when applied.However, Midnight Cowboy somehow remains one of their best-sellers and now we have a palette with three versions of Midnight Cowboy in one place.

Now that they made a palette with all three of them in one place maybe they will stop putting them in all the other palettes. Maybe this was a way to neatly solve that problem. Bloggers and beauty junkies alike complained all over the net about the prevalence of this shade in palettes, just as they complained about the primer potion’s genie-style bottle and Urban Decay listened to us then. The Primer Potion is now available in a squeeze tube. So maybe this is their way of answering us on the Midnight Cowboy Issue.

This palette is $38  @ UD’s website.

Review-Urban Decay Setting Spray- De Slick

I had been putting off reviewing this for about 2 weeks after getting it because I had a hard time making up my mind as to whether I liked it or not. The weather in New Orleans in the summer can be brutal with humidity index matching the temperatures number value-ecchh. A full face of makeup does not fare well in those conditions, let me tell you! When I first heard about the new Urban Decay setting sprays I placed an order immediately.

This is the first two paragraphs of the product description from  Urban Decay’s website-

“When the oil production of your face rivals a small OPEC nation, you need a mighty ally. De-Slick uses innovative oil control that both absorbs excess sebum and controls surface shine. The problem-solving formula mists on, feels weightless, and sets makeup so it lasts ALL DAY. Its light dispersing particles deflect shine and deliver a matte look for up to 16 hours. Really.
De-Slick also contains powerful temperature control technology, which keeps your makeup from melting down when it’s warm and humid, and dehydrating when its cold and windy. Simply mist on before, and again after, your beauty routine to prevent loss of color, melting, sliding, excess shine, fading eyeshadow and lip color disappearance. AND it’s formulated to resist moisture, so you can fearlessly sweat, cry, or get your Jacuzzi on… while your makeup remains looking just-applied.”

While I thought the claims may be a bit far-fetched (16 hours…a JACUZZI?)  I figured it would at least help me a little during the mean Louisiana summer. I also figured that if it worked here in the summer for me that it would work for anyone anywhere!

I noticed that it did exactly what I expected- it helped a little. I’m sorry to say this is just not a holy grail product for me. I want to love everything Urban Decay puts out and I usually do. I think the only other FAIL I’ve had from them was a liquid foundation they put out like seven years ago. The spray helped in the humidity by not making the powder products I use on my face look all cakey and nasty the way a little moisture on your face can do.  It also helps with non-waterproof mascara that during humid days can end up all around your eye instead of staying put on your lashes. It did help keep my oil in check a little more than usual, but I already use a couple oil-control products daily & I didn’t get a chance to use this alone without the help of the other products so I cannot say how much it helps on it’s own. I found better results if I used it before my makeup over primer, then again after with two coats- spray in a cross formation over your face then an X, wait for it to dry then repeat.  Overall, I’d say it helps enough with oil and assisting makeup to stay put that I will continue using it. On the days I haven’t used it, I haven’t missed it though.  I feel pretty “meh” about it honestly.

I think that different people will see different results with these sprays. Depending on your climate and your skin traits I think the results will differ.  I’m curious to hear what other people think of them because  no one on the blogs I read has reviewed them yet. If you are reading this & have tried any of them I’d love to hear your thoughts!