Monday, 24 July 2017

Urban Decay Mini Reviews: Naked Skin Liquid Foundation & Vice Lipstick

As I'm super excited about the upcoming release of Urban Decay's Naked Heat palette (SOON!), I've been on a little bit of a make up splurge lately. Obviously inspired by how much I wanted the new palette, Urban Decay was the first store I ended up in and so I thought I'd do two little mini reviews for you on their foundation and lipsticks.

Whilst in the store I took advantage of it being dead (yay for shift work!) and had a bit of a makeover done. I specifically asked for a light foundation and for a lipstick. We gave two foundations a try and two lipstick colours, and luckily one of each was absolutely perfect and so I ended up with both - and a desire to go and buy more, but let's get to that later!

 First up is the Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation. Guys, I am SO happy with this foundation, it's exactly what I was looking at. I've mentioned before that I so rarely wear foundation because I just hate how it feels on my skin, I find it so irritating.  It's extremely rare that I wear any at all and when I do it's one of these two body shop ones; (liquid, powder) however neither has quite been working with me lately and no matter what I do just haven't been applying properly. I was SO happy with how well the Naked Skin foundation went on. My skin had no issues with it whatsoever, it went on very smoothly and evenly both when applied in store with a big foundation brush and when I applied it myself at home with my beauty blender. I find that no matter how hard I try my skin loves to suddenly go flaky or make foundation look all weirdly rough and bumpy but I don't have that problem AT ALL with this foundation.

  This foundation is only light coverage - which is fine for me, that's exactly what I wanted. It sorts out my colour imbalances and tones down my scar, but it's definitely not full coverage. Of course, if you wanted to you could rectify that with some concealer, however it was the look I wanted - me, but better!

  And no - I don't find this annoying on my face at all. If not for the fact that I kept seeing myself in the mirror and being surprised by how good my skin looked I would have forgotten I was wearing it at all! I'd also say lasts a good chunk of time. It's easily lasted me from early afternoon to the end of the night on a few occassions, though I haven't tried it in hotter weather yet.

Want it? You can buy it for £25, here!

 Next up I bought a Vice Lipstick. Confession time; I don't own any lipstick - or at least, I didn't before purchasing this one. Before I had jaw surgery I was super self conscious about my whole mouth area and so lipstick was something I just never wore as all it did was draw attention to what I was trying to hide! It's been a few years now so I figured it was time to see if I could finally start wearing some pretty shades.

 I was staring in wonder at all the colours in the range. There are just SO MANY and being that I didn't own any, I had absolutely no idea where to start. The make up artist picked out a few colours that she thought would work well with my skin tone and swatched them for me. She said that the one she thought would look the nicest was Peyote and I agreed, so we give it a go.

And WOW. I was SO happy with this colour. It's a natural colour so it doesn't stand out too much, yet at the same time it's so pretty. Chris was there with me and actually looked visibly surprised when I turned around to show him, he loved it. We both did! It made so much more of a positive difference than I thought it would.

 Being that I don't wear lipstick at all, it wouldn't be fair for me to give you a proper review of this product as I just don't have enough to compare it with. I think the colour is so pretty (the ones I tried afterwards just didn't compare!) and wearable and that's basically the only reason I chose to buy it. It's not the longest lasting lipstick at all - a quick trip to the cafe and it was all gone half way through my scone! - and I don't love how it feels on my lips, I'm definitely very aware of it - BUT I'm also aware that could be down to the fact that I'm just not used to wearing lipstick and so of course I'm going to notice it.

  Urban Decay's enormous Vice lipstick collection comes in six different finishes. Peyote is one of the metallics, and I'm so happy with how this lipstick wears that I'm going to be definitely giving the Vice collection much more of a look. I plan on looking at some of the other metallics and also giving a cream finish and a comfort matte finish a go too. I'll be able to give you a much fuller review when I've got some more to compare them to!

Want to buy your own? Peyote and the rest of the metallized range are available here for £15.50!
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