Monday, September 23, 2013

Quick Purchase Review: Urban Decay Anarachy Face Case and Swatches

I just received my Sephora package today (although it arrived on Saturday) and in it were 2 new Urban Decay palettes. One is the Vice 2 palette and unfortunately, I can't review it since it's not mine. It's an order for someone else but I did order the Anarchy Face Case.

Quite honestly, I don't normally like to order palettes that include lipsticks in it because I tend not to use potted lipsticks. I also don't like the fact that they are usually open pans and the powder from eye shadows and cheek colors can fall into them.

Anarchy Face Case doesn't include lipsticks in a pan. It is a two-tiered palette in which the eye shadows are on the top tier and the cheek colors are on the bottom tier with a slot for an eyeliner pencil and lip stick. The lip stick also peeks out into the top tier. There is also a mirror on the lid of each tier.

Eye shadows from left to right: Redemption, Fray, Vaporize, Provocatuer, Revolt.

Cheek colors from left to right: Fetish, Quickie, Craze (highlighter). There's also a 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Perversion and a full-size Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Scandal.

Three eye shadows on the right, starting with Vaporize are very glittery and remind me of the moondust eye shadows. In fact, when I first opened it, I thought that two of the colors were the same as the moondust shadows that I have.

As you can see, the are not the same.

Swatches were done with no primer.

Eye shadows, in same order as in the palette:

Lip Color and Blush:

I was a bit disappointed with Fray and Provacateur. Fray comes out a bit chalky on me and even the eye shadow itself was a slight bit crumbly. Provacateur also was slightly crumbly. Both are not as nicely pigmented too and needed several applications to get it to show up the way it does in that swatch. The other 3 colors are really nice and buttery.

I use the Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Lovechild and love the formulation. The only thing that I'm not thrilled about is that you need to use a pencil sharpener in order to get more of the lip color. I would love the packaging if it were like Tarte and Clinique in that you can twist up the color. The cheek colors were very nice. I'm not sure that I would use Quickie since it's quite a strong pink color. It was also very pigmented so you need to use a light hand in applying it. I love Fetish! It's a color that I would definitely use. I don't use highlighters too much but I think that Craze would be quite easily wearable. I didn't swatch Perversion as I don't normally use eye pencils and I think that Perversion has been in other palettes before so swatches should be available.

I'm looking forward to playing the Anarchy Face Case.

Did Urban Decay tempt you with their new recent releases?



Bijin Blair said...

I dislike having lip products in pan form too. Digging out a lip brush is too much of a hassle.

Hmmmm, not really? I am more attracted towards the pretty Japanese fall collections.

Brianna said...

I'm currently looking at the Shatter face case by UD, but haven't bought it as I need more makeup like I need a hole in my head. But I may pull the trigger soon. :)