Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Old Urban Decay with New It Cosmetics
I didn't even know that Urban Decay was coming out with their XX Vice Ltd Reloaded palette, but when I saw it, I knew I needed it! I came kinda late to the UD game, so I was pretty excited to try some of these older colors. The day I put my eye look together, I happened to receive my It Cosmetics New Year, Most Beautiful You set in the mail from QVC, and couldn't wait to try some of those, so I paired them together for a FOTD.
At first glance, this palette is a hot mess. There is no discernible rhyme or reason to how the shades are organized. There are a few neutral, matte shades, but most of them are shimmer or glitter. Some are duochromes. All of them are pretty amazing. I am totally in love with this crazy palette.
I broke the swatches up into two groups of six, and two groups of 4. Roadstripe doesn't look like much in the palette, but on the skin, it becomes this iridescent white with a blue/purple shift. So gorgeous.
Also, it came with a compact (and refill!) of their new CC+ Beauty Veil, which I really wanted to try. I've never felt any foundation like it! It's so light, and it dries almost immediately. There's no time to mess with this stuff! I hadn't gotten a chance to wash the brushes yet, so I just applied it with my Cargo Magic Brush - lightly dipping the brush into the sponge, and then quickly swirling it on my skin. It really is like a serum. I feel like it's light to medium coverage, which is what I like. I'm not sure if it's buildable - it really doesn't feel like there's anything on your skin at all. No heaviness or cakeyness - no arduous buffing and blending.
I also used the blush that came with the set - a cream blush in Je Ne Sais Quoi. The lipstick was in the same color, and though I didn't use it, it turns out I could have. It's a bright, almost scary pink, in the tube, but it adapts slightly to a perfect, soft pink on the lips.
Have you tried any of these yet?