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Happy Anniversary!

That’s right, it’s Urban Decay’s 15th Anniversary!  They have been celebrating all year with limited edition sets of gorgeousness, and this time around it is the 15th Anniversary Eyeshadow Collection.  This limited edition palette has 15 all new shades, and it served up in a beautiful metal container, with a filigree cover, in a velvet box.

I am in LOVE with this set!  The colors, like all UD shadows, and silky and finely milled.  They are super highly pigmented and have fantastic color payoff in the darker shades.  Some of the lighter shades are hard to see and are a bit of a let down, but that’s a minor gripe.

This palette is $55, but you can hope for a sale.  It’s currently sold out at Sephora, but still available at Urban Decay.  The all new shades are, from top left down:

Column 1:  Midnight Rodeo, Midnight 15, Vanilla, Flow, Chase

Column 2:  Tainted, Junkshow, Omen, Evidence, Deep End

Column 3:  Deeper, M.I.A, ACE, Blackout, Half Truth

I am still exploring Urban Decay, but I am loving the staying power of the products.  From the 24/7 shadow pencils & Liners, to the coveted Naked Palette, they delivery.

 

Please ignore the double chin…and the frizzy hair.  egads!

Today I wore Midnight 15 all over my lid, with Half Truth in the crease,  I blended out with Vanilla, and used Stray Dog 24/7 liner over MUFE’s Diamond Black Purple liquid liner.

Buxom Lip Tarnish in Busted on lips.

Summer in Paris!

I’ll admit it.  I am a sucker for the pretties.  I can’t resist a gorgeous color palette!  So, when fellow blogger Laura from My Newest Addiction showed of her NARS haul, I decided I needed to get my hands on the limited edition, once vanished from cyberspace, Pleasures of Paris eye palette.

I’m no stranger to NARS, as I had a makeover at Sephora for my bday a few years ago and hauled the famous Orgasm blush before it was a thang.  I love the rich creamy texture and high color pigment of the products, and if I hadn’t killed my eyeshadow in a shatter accident…anyhow, fast forward.

I ordered the Pleasures of Paris (Douceurs de Paris) palette from NARSCosmetics.com where it retails for $55 (yow!).  However, since I had a super secret code, I got 20% off and free shipping.  This palette includes six simply stunning shades of shadow, from creamy highlighters to deep rich plum.  I love the texture of these products; they are silky smooth and go on like buttah!

From the website:

Top to bottom, dry then wet: Demon Lover, Cordura, Fez, Nepal, Abbysinia, Violetta

From top left: Nepal, Violetta, Demon Lover Bottom row: Fez, Abyssinia, Cordura

A perfect amalgamation of delicate shadows, shimmering accents, and deep colors is brought to life in this breathtaking eye palette. Sweep lids with the earthy neutrals and floral hues of this enchanting collection. Dust the lavender and shimmering rose shades to brighten, and layer with a delicate pearl sheen for ultra femininity. Build color for a more dramatic effect with the attention grabbing indigo or invoke a sultry persona with the velvety cocoa. 

These shadows are stunning on.  They are highly pigmented, and while they do dust up a bit (my pet peeve with pressed shadows) they go on packed with color.  They do not mix well with water, so I would recommend if you prefer to use them wet that you use a primer or mixing medium on your eye first, then apply the color.

I can’t wait to try these, and to get my hands on more NARS!  I think I’ve found a new fetish!  I have yet to do an eye look, but since I picked up the NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base, I look forward to trying the combination.