It's been a bit crazy for me at work since I got back from Japan so I haven't had the chance to blog consistently and haven't even replied to comments from the last post. I will reply as soon as I can!
Since Mother's Day week, it's been days of going in early just as the sun rises and leaving just as the sun gets ready to set. I finally had enough of it the other day and when I left to go to the mall to pick up dinner, I decided to stop into Sephora to treat myself to some goodies that I had seen a few nights ago. I ended up purchasing two new eyeshadows and a Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color, all from Urban Decay. I thought that the lip color was interesting because it's a fat pencil instead of your typical lip gloss or lipstick tube. I got the color in Lovechild, which is a pink color. I thought that it looked really pretty when I swatched it on my hand but I'm not so in love with it on my lips. Perhaps it just takes getting used to. I do like the feel of it as it does feel moisturizing.
The eyeshadows that I purchased were Verve (which is also included in NAKED 2 palette) and Mushroom.
From the NAKED 2 palette, Verve is the one color that I really like. Mushroom is also a new color in the Urban Decay line and it's a charcoal taupe color. I totally love it!
Although it looks more brown in the first picture with Verve, the above picture is a truer color of Mushroom.
For my EOTD, this is the list of products used:
UDPP Primer Potion in Eden
Urban Decay Eyeshadows in Verve and Mushroom
MAC Eyeshadow in Print
K-Palette 24h Lasting Eyeliner
After applying primer potion, I applied Verve on the inner 1/3 of upper eyelid, Mushroom to the remainder 2/3 of eyelid. Print is applied to the outer corner and outer V of eyelid. I lined the upper lashline and outer lower 1/4 of lashline with K-Palette. I then applied Print over the liner of lower lashline and blending the color in and fading it toward mid eye.
I'm not sure if NAKED 2 was made with the new eyeshadow formulation but Urban Decay has reformulated their eyeshadows. When I first started using Urban Decay, I loved how pigmented and soft the eyeshadows were but I did experience fall out with it when doing my makeup application. I know many people have also complained about some colors being glitter bombs with major glitter fall out. The new formulation is supposed to be longer wearing with no fall out issues. While I can't say anything about the super glittery shadows since I haven't tried it out, I can say that I didn't experience any fall out with the new formulation of Verve and Mushroom. It's still very pigmented, but I don't think that it's quite as soft as the older version. In many ways, this is good for me as I tended to forget how soft the eyeshadows were and take a heavy swipe. It's just my opinion but I think that the "feel" of the new formulation is quite similar to how the L'Oreal Infallible eyeshadows feel--nicely pigments with a slight creamy feel to it.
Has anyone else tried Urban Decay's eyeshadows in the new formulation? What do you think?
Congratulations to the Class of 2012!
EDIT: I forgot to mention that Urban Decay has come out with a "build your own" palette and that the single eyeshadows now will pop out of the casing it is in. Unfortunately, it still has a "lip" to it and the palette itself isn't magnetic. I think that the eyeshadow is also in another tin so you can probably depot it from the popped out pan to be able to put it into a magnetized palette. I'm probably going to play around with it later and will let everyone know. (Thanks Sheila for your comment! It reminded me that I had originally wanted to put this info into my post.)