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Urban Nature

It isn’t easy being green!

Or is it purple.  Or is it green.  It’s really tough to describe Bare Escentuals new coored eye primer, Urban Nature.  It looks green at first glance, but then you get iridescenat purple and pink tones.  LOVE!

You probably know about the original, brightening, shiny, gold plated and iced Prime Time For Eyes primer, but these latest incarnations are more like a cream shadow with extra oomph.

They claim :

provide vivid, rich, light-reflective metallic color in a lightweight texture. Wear these unique primers alone or try them layered with your favorite bareMinerals Eyecolors for more intense color and infinitely gorgeous possibilities. Perfect for those with oily lids, uneven skin-texture or anyone who experiences creasing and fading.

I wasn’t quite sure how I was going to use it, so I did a quick google search and came across a look that one of my favorite beauty bloggers Phyrra did.  I’ve been following her blog for about 8 months now, and she goes from mild office gal Friday looks, to gorgeous color popping going out looks.


Urban Nature

So I started this look with a dab of Urban Nature, blended out on the outer 2/3 of my lid.  Then, I patted Meow Cosmetics Astral Projection, an iridescent shimmering grey, purple, crystalish non color, in my inner 1/3 and also highlighted with Astral.  Then, I lined with Make Up Forevers Aqua liner #7 (Diamond Black Purple) and blended a bit out with BE Celestine, finished with Benefit They’re Real mascara.  Can I just say that I am in LOVE with the MUFE liquid liners?  They are gorgeous and come with a fine point applicator that lets you give very precise control.

It’s now 6:30pm, and my eyes stayed pretty much put all day.  I didn’t experience any creasing, and the color stayed fast and true.  I’d say that they lived up to the claim!

  • Does it do what it claims? YES, it really delivers stay there color!
  • Does it have good color payoff? YES
  • It it a good value? Sort of.  At $18 for .1 oz, it seems overpriced, especially compared to the Clinique Lid Smoothie which is $1 more for more than twice as much.

Even though it’s a touch pricey, with a coupon or sale, you will get a steal.  I also purchased Chroma Violet, a shimmering purple, which I have yet to try.

What do I think?  Go try it!

I love the way this turned out!  Thanks Phyrra for the inspiration ;-)