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My Current Favorite Urban Decay Lippies!

Hi all!  I hope you are having gorgeous spring weather like I am.  I think it’s going to be in the 70’s today in Kansas City.  Although my allergies are bad and I don’t spend much time outside, I do enjoy the nice weather!

I’ve received some wonderful Urban Decay products for my honest review lately, including some gorgeous lip products. I wanted to share my favorites!


Such gorgeous packaging!  I love Urban Decays innovative packaging.  Here’s a shot of the lippies open:

IMG_0609 HI-FI SHINE ULTRA CUSHION LIP GLOSS –($20 each) The top shade is Fuel (light neutral nude cream) and the bottom is Rapture (rose-mauve cream)

LO-FI LIP MOUSSE–($22 USD) The shade is Halo (warm baby pink)

VICE LIPSTICK–($19 USD) On the left is Lovelight (pale peach w/pink shimmer – sheer shimmer) and Oblivion (gray-taupe mega matte)

As you can see, I like lighter shades.  These are all very different, though.  Close up photos below, followed by swatches.

img_0616.jpg The top and left is Fuel and bottom right is Rapture.  These are both beautiful and semi-sheer.  These are gorgeous on their own or over lipstick.  They are shiny, but not sticky at all!  Which I love!

IMG_0614 This is a bit messy, but I have been testing it out.  This is more of a putty formula than a mousse.  This does take a little bit of work to get good coverage, but a lip liner and using the little applicator sponge helps.  It is very matte on.  I’m not the biggest matte fan, but this looks pretty.  It also is nice with one of the glosses layered on.

IMG_0612 The left is the Ultra Matte in Oblivion and the right is the Sheer Shimmer in Lovelight.

Oblivion is very matte, but it’s comfortable on.  Even a bit moisturizing.  Plus, it looks amazing with the Rapture gloss over it!  Lovelight is gorgeous all by itself!  Very sheer and shimmery.  Perfect for spring and summer.

IMG_0617 Here are the swatches — Fuel, Rapture, Oblivion, Lovelight and Halo.  Such different formulas — but all really fun!  I’ll probably be picking up more glosses, lipsticks and if they put out lighter shades in the Lo-Fi, I will be trying those, too!

You can purchase Urban Decay online at and at Ulta and Sephora.


Do you love Urban Decay lippies?  Which are your favorites?

Beauty, cosmetics

Visit Sephora This Summer For A Hot New Look!

Okay, ladies. Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you can go around all bare-faced. Don’t skip all the makeup. In fact, try a hot makeup trend or two! Just one bright pop of color on your lids or lips and you can show your dolled-up face anywhere.   

Tarina Tarantino Victorian Punk Fashion Collection –“By intertwining inspirations of Gothic style and 1970s punk rock, I created the collection Victorian Punk. It combines my adoration of turn of the century clothing and Victorian colors of red, black and purple to create a story of romantic gothic fantasy.” -Tarina

What it is:
A collection by Tarina Tarantino featuring a chic gloss-containing cocktail ring ($35.00 USD), an exclusive pressed eyeshadow ($19.00 USD), and an ultra-light lip gloss ($19.00 USD), inspired by Victorian Punk style.

What else you need to know:
Channeling Gothic style and 1970s punk rock, Victorian Punk references turn-of-the-century haberdashery and dress. This ensemble features hand-printed scrimshaw skull cameos. These products are not tested on animals.

What I think: Tarina Tarantino also has fashion collections in Electric Butterfly (orange), Bibarucci (yellow), Candy Cameo (pink) and Tokyo Hardcore (green). Each collection features a coordinating lip gloss ring, eyeshadow and lip gloss in a tube. All of these collections are super cute and fashion forward. Suitable for all ages who want a little fun with their beauty!

Kat Von D Painted Love Lipgloss ($18.00 USD) —

What it is:
A highly pigmented lipstick and lipgloss in one.

What it does:
Achieve bold color and lustrous shine in a single step with this long-lasting lip color. Wear it alone or layered onto the matching Painted Love Lipstick shade for maximum hue intensity.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens

What I think: It’s nice to have high-pigmented lip gloss because it gives the glamour of lipstick with lots of shine! Not too sticky and tastes like candy! Comes in 6 colors ranging from bright red to dark plummy brown. Not for shy girls!   

tokidoki Cromatico Eyeshadow ($15.00 USD)
What it is:
A bright, high-impact, highly pigmented eyeshadow housed in an iconic compact design featuring tokidoki’s signature heart and crossbones.

What it does:
This super-playful, wearable, collectible shadow strikes the perfect combination of edgy and cute, in a rich, blendable formula that creates fade-proof color that pops. The shadow comes in sixteen vibrant shades and three finishes: “Matcha Matte”, “Soft Water Pearl” and “Tokyo Glitter”. The extraordinary array of colors and textures means endless possibilities for expressing your personal style.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens

What else you need to know:
Each stunning shadow is inspired by a tokidoki character and comes in a tokidoki-logo-shaped compact, with a heart on the outside and skull pan on the inside. These products are not tested on animals.

What I think: The shadow I tried was shimmery and very pretty on. The shades range from light and neutral to dark and playful. They are high pigmented and lasted all day on me.

Visit to purchase these playful products or stop by your nearest Sephora to try them on. Enjoy!