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Urban Decay Fall Collection 2009: Urban Decay Ink for Eyes Review and Swatches

Ahh Urban Decay you sure do please this Fall with your incredible new collection! It’s such a thrilling time for Fall Collections this year and I can’t begin to tell you how exciting it is to see them all pop up and about. Urban Decay did a particularly incredible job this year with it’s Fall Collection and I’m quite excited to see the release of many, many new items. I was slightly worried that many brands would make subtle little releases due to poor consumer spending so it’s an utter relief to see so many great releases.

One such release is the Urban Decay Ink For Eyes that totally floored me with it’s innovative packaging, likey!


Check out the review and swatches after the jump!

Urban Decay Ink For Eyes is housed in a slick slim line case decorated with a pretty peacock, no one can say this packaging isn’t ace. Loving all over the packaging for a few reasons. I love that I can tuck these easily away for quickie touch ups as they are so small and slim it’s easy to travel with them. I love that they include dual ended brushes for application. Line eyes with the flat brush and smudge with the smudger sponge. Love the mirror tucked inside each case too! It’s just a really unique take on cream liner packaging and quite interesting, adorable really.


The liner inside each case was at first a disappointment because they had shipped in the heat and ended up quite soft and melty. I sat them in my fridge for about an hour and proceeded to fall in love soon after. The formula is creamy and richly pigmented. They smudge quite nicely too which is always a plus. I do find potted liners sometimes smudge crummy but these really smudge nicely which lends a mysterious look to eyes and will be ideal for smoky eyes. The liner doesn’t smear during so one line application and you’re done, of course build it up for a more dramatic look by all means. Formula is paraben free plus Urban Decay doesn’t test animals which should appeal to our green makeup lovers.


The liner comes in six shades so far but knowing Urban Decay I imagine you’ll see even more brilliant shades released in the not so distant future. You can go with potted liner anywhere really but if you’re wanting to step it up with bolder shades, Urban Decay is your girl.

The shades released thus far are:

  • Demolition-brown
  • Binge-deep midnight blue (almost looks purple
  • Empire-dark purple
  • Loaded-forest green
  • Pyrotechnics-iridescent glitter
  • Zero-black


My fav shades are Zero, Demolition, and Loaded. Pyrotechnics is simply a clear base with a hint of shimmery glitter so you won’t get big color payoff with this but I find that a dab in the inner corners of the eyes and a bit lined under the eyes brightens things up nicely. It’s one of the only colors I didn’t swatch successfully as it didn’t show up too well in a photo but don’t overlook it, it’s actually a very nice little shade.

All in all if you’re a fan of UD you’re going to want to haul these or if you’re scared of liquid liners and aren’t too keen on pencils, cream is definitely the way to go for ease of application. The slick, fun packaging is an interesting take on boring old potted liners!

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Anyone hauling these?

Tell the Muse!

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Summer Loving Giveaway: Urban Decay Surreal Skin Cream to Powder Foundation Giveaway

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If you’re lemming the new Urban Decay Surreal Skin Cream to Powder Foundation here’s your chance to get some. I have a brand new, much coveted foundation from the Urban Decay’s Fall Collection for 2009 to give away!

Place your name and email address in the widget below for your chance to win one of two shades. The winner’s shade is Hallucination which is for lightly tanned skin tones.


The contest is open to everyone including worldwide readers, the winner will be randomly selected next Monday and contacted via email.

Good luck!

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Urban Decay Fall Collection 2009: Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Review and Swatches of Frigid, Ruthless, and FreakShow

Urban Decay Fall Collection coming out you fall force with three brand new vibrant shades of Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow! Oh joy! I can’t recall the last release of colors in the deluxe shadow range so I’m all about experiencing the three newest shade that were released early for the Fall collection. The three shades are available now on Urban Decay’s website if you’re impatient as the Muse to own them and will be released at Sephora towards the end of the month!


The three Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow shades are Frigid, FreakShow and Ruthless.

Click below for a lookiee at these new shades and keep it tuned here for some FOTD’s using the new shades later this week!

Deluxe shadows are sure to please anyone who isn’t a glitter/shimmer lover. Considering many of Urban Decay Eyeshadow’s in their normal range are either loaded with shimmer (Loves it!) or matte it’s difficult to be inbetween the two which is where deluxe shadow comes into play. Smooth, velvety, easy to blend, and plenty pigmented these are sure to please those who aren’t keen on a shimmer or matte finish.


Sporting brand new graffiti pop art packaging the shadows are all quite loud and outrageous for Fall (aside from Ruthless which is very Fall-themed in color). I’m thinking two of the three will work wonders as a smudged up liner rather than an all over lid color. I look forward to seeing some images or face charts from Urban Decay with looks for Fall ’09.

Ruthless is a pretty fawn shade with a smooth, buttery finish that blends beautifully. It’ll look incredible with a deeper espresso liner shade for a brown smoky eye look.


If you’re about purple Freakshow and Frigid are sure to please. These goth shades of purple take the color to a deep, slightly forbidden level and should make eyes up for a mysterious Fall look. Freakshow is a deep, dark purple, almost royal in color with a red base where as Frigid is more of a blue based purple. Both shades seem a bit daring for use alone so I think they’d make a fine liner shade or used smudged onto eyes for a smoky purple look. I’ll have to play a little to see how best to use these two. If you love purples you’ll want to add both to your collection! Once blended out they aren’t nearly as bold as they appear in pot.


All three shades of deluxe shadow are very promising colors and well worth adding to your Fall shadow arsenal.

Loving all over ‘em at the moment.

I’ll be bringing you some eye looks using them shortly so be on the look out!

In the meantime, tell me what you think of the three new shades.

Are you adding these to your UD collection?

What sort of looks would you create using ‘em?

Tell the Muse!

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Most Wanted Beauty: Urban Decay, Soap and Glory, Too Faced, and More!

Here’s a list of the Muse’s Most Wanted Beauty items at the moment!

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Check ‘em below and feel free to add your most wanted bits in the comment box below!

Too Faced Natural Eye Neutral Eye Shadow Collection is totally making me wish for Fall in a hurry! Please come soon cold weather. I hate nudes and naturals but this palette looks ideal for brightening up my eye with an elegant twist of nude! Sadly, it was in my cart and before I could hit submit, bam out of stock! Sniff..

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Soap and Glory The Wizard of Flaws proves too expensive for me. $15.99 is a tiny bit much to indulge when I can get a brand name for a few dollars more but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to try this out. Could it be a holy grail concealer!?

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I normally avoid Boots No7 like the plague aside from LE items however the Boots No7 Mineral Blush in Soft Pink and brush does appeal!

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Sonia Kashuk How To Palettes
look too yummy! Available in Smoky, Spring, and Natural these palettes are $19.99 each and contain shades and a tutorial for creating a perfect eye look!

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It’s been discussed a plenty but I’m yearning for both the new Urban Decay Facial Primers. Urban Decay Complexion Primer Potion Brightening is definitely on top of my list with Urban Decay Complexion Primer Potion Pore Perfecting coming in a close second!

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These are just a few of my most wanted beauty items of the moment!

What are some of yours?

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This or That: Cheap Alternatives

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Check out a few ways to save a buck with some cheaper cosmetic alternatives!

Your wallet will thank you.

Check ‘em after the jump!

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You could indulge in a gorgeous tube of Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Body Shimmer Lotion for $28 bucks.

Or you can cheap it up a bit by buying an inexpensive large body lotion at your local drugstore and mixing it with a little bit of Ben Nye Lumiere Luxe Loose Powder. Total cost, around $14 bucks or less.

You could indulge in the new Bobbi Brown Face Touch Up Stick for $22

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Or you can cheap it up a bit and get a $6 buck Avon Ideal Shade Concealer Stick!

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$24 bucks gets you a 5oz bottle of Shu Depsea Water Facial Mist….

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$12 bucks snags you a 6.3oz bottle of C.O. Bigelow Vitamin Boost Mist….you do the math!

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By Terry Baume de Rose is so luscious but $60 could prove too much to indulge for some!

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Try Smith’s Rosebud Salve for $6 bucks and save yourself $54 bucks!

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