Urban Decay Summer Collection Review

I’ve been having fun since last week testing out Urban Decay’s Summer Collection for 2008! Weeeeeeeeee! I love new makeup don’t you?

The good news is I’m loving it all! The bad news is the review is coming in several parts since I’m slowing testing it all out!

You might remember in my previous sneak peek of the Urban Decay Summer Collection 2008 post that I had almost all of the latest releases however in this post I am only reviewing the eyeshadows and the bronzers! Have no fear I’ll definately bring you up to date information about the other items released as soon as I’ve tested them all out fully!

You might already know by reading my blog that I hate bronzers with a serious passion! I don’t like a tan, I don’t like the sun, I don’t like bronzers, or bronzing or whatever you want to call it. I enjoy my pale skin thanks very much! I SPF myself to death in the Summer months in hopes I’ll keep a nice fresh, milky complexion!

However, Urban Decay has changed my mind about bronzers in a major way! Oh my I can’t believe I’m admitting this!

I’ve been using Urban Decay’s Baked Bronzer for about two weeks now, almost every day! I’ve been creating look after look after look using it and I sincerely cannot get enough of it! I’m really in love and I’m about to slap a hearty Muse Approval on this fantastic little compact in two seconds!

I’m shocked to say that I actually like a bronzer but this is seriously like no other bronzed powder I’ve tried before. It doesn’t give me that bad orange glow nor does it give me a dark tanned look! The looks I achieved with it are more a golden peachy glow that I think looks amazing on my skin! My skin didn’t change color when I used this. I’m not sporting a bad tan at the moment which is total plus for me as I hate looking tanned ugh (brings out my double chin yuk!).

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The color of the bronzer is more of a gold shimmer that blends beautifully on the cheeks to create a glowing, healthy look that I’ve just fallen madly in love with! It’s enough color to look sun kissed but it’s not over done to the point I looked “baked”. I think my main reason for falling so deeply in love with this is it quite reminds me of a MAC MSF but without the chunky glitter.

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The first few times I used this it was over a peachy blush but I proceeded to use it by itself the past few days and I noticed that the effect remains the same! I keep getting this beautiful glowing shimmer to my skin that’s gold with hints of peach.

I think I may have overdone it in some of my FOTD’s in all honesty as it looks like I stepped into the sun and stayed there a bit too long but I honestly dug the look. You’ll have to tell me what you think!

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The compact is $24 USD and well worth your hard earned cash since the powder doubles up as an eyeshadow! I’ve used this both on my face and my lids to create a beautiful “touch of gold” look!

Here’s an FOTD of me using Urban Decay Baked Bronzer on both my face and my eyes! I didn’t use anything else on my face just the bronzer so you can get a general idea of the color and how it looks on!

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Definitely a love for the Muse!

If you hate bronzers please for the love of god try this one! It’s amazing! The Muse Approves in a major way (and you know I don’t stick the Muse Seal of Approval on anything! Try this! Now!).

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It’s been a while since Urban Decay has released any eyeshadows. They did come out with the Matte shadows in the Fall but they failed to interest me as you know I’m a shimmer girl! They also came out with the loose pigment shadows but I have most of the colors in the Deluxe eyeshadows so it seemed pointless to indulge in these! I own almost every color Urban Decay has put out! If you watched my “Stash Video” you know that I have every single color known to man and some that aren’t even around anymore! I’m a big time fan of the shadows! Of course when I heard two new eyeshadow colors were being released I was all over it like wildfire!

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The two newest colors are Rush and Blaze. Honestly, you might be thinking how shimmery these are or how glittery but good news for the glitter haters they aren’t overloaded with shimmer or glitter. They blend perfectly with minimal to no fall out!

One color that could be an interesting, cheaper dupe of NARS Galapagos Eyeshadow would be Rush. Rush is described as a coppery bronze where as Galapagos is a chocolate brown with gold infusion! Both appear similar colors but I haven’t yet seen Galapagos in person so I’m unsure!

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As you can see from the pictures they look quite similar but the Urban Decay version is much cheaper! I haven’t gotten my hands on Galapagos yet but as soon as I do I’ll be sure to do swatch comparisons!

I was wary of Rush at first as it just appears sorta blah in the pot but after application I was delighted at how well it went with the Baked Bronzer!

Here’s an FOTD of me using Urban Decay Baked Bronzer and Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Rush:

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I might have been slightly wary of trying out Rush but I had no problems jumping in with two feet when it came to Blaze. Blaze is such a beautiful shimmery golden peach that looks so amazing on! I fell deeply in love just by swatching but once I had it on my lids it was most definately true love!

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Here’s an FOTD of me using Urban Decay Baked Bronzer yet again and Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Blaze:

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I’m extremely pleased so far with Urban Decay’s Summer Collection. I have to say that I wouldn’t normally purchase these particularly shades for myself so I’m very happy I had the chance to test something a little bit different! I’m delighted with both shadows and the bronzer and I definately give them a go ahead for purchase!

Here’s a few swatches to help you out with your purchasing (do ignore the fact that I labeled the Baked Bronzer wrong! It’s not “Half Baked” it’s just “Baked”):

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So far Urban Decay’s Summer Collection is fast turning into a favorite release for me this season!

Urban Baked Bronzer and Urban Decay Eyeshadows in Rush and Blaze get a big Muse Approval for purchase!

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Do have a click over to the Urban Decay website for more information on the Summer releases plus face charts!

Love Urban Decay?

Want any of this?

My ears (and eyes) are open! Speak to the Muse!

Stop back soon to hear about the rest of the Urban Decay Summer Collection including the new colored Big Fatty Mascaras!

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Eyeko New Releases for Summer 2008 and New Packaging too!

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Eyeko is my favorite little brand in all of England (and that’s sayin’ something considering what a Lushie I am!).

It appears Eyeko has a few new items up on it’s site that I did spy with my little eye! One product in particular that caught my eye was my very favorite cream in new clothes!

Eyeko’s popular cream has been revamped and repackaged and is looking quite glam! The Muse is excited as she’s running low so a new package definately appeals!

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I guess Eyeko went all out for Spring/Summer because I see quite a few new items available on the website!

How about some Eyeko Eye Beauty Eyeshadows?

£5.00 gets you a fun tin of eyeshadows to make yourself pretty! These appear similar to Pop’s Eye Cake but they have my heart for the cute design on the package! Three options to choose from too! The Muse has her eye on the Pretty Eye Palette!

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If it’s sparkle and shimmer you seek I imagine Eyeko has you covered with it’s new Sparkle Powder! £5.00 gets you a cute box full of candy scented shimmer to dust where you please!

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You might need something to remove all the makeup on your face at the end of the day so Eyeko has new Face Off Wipes! Grab a box of 20 for £5.00 and wipe all that makeup off your face with a pre-soaked towelette that contains only good things for your skin like Vitamin E! They claim to remove water proof mascara too! I’m on it!

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I’m always looking for my holy grail concealer might Eyeko’s new Touch Up and Go Concealer be it? At £5.00 I can afford to say yes to a test drive!

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Considering our good friend Kylie Minogue is such a great fan of Eyeko Cream she should be happy about the release of Eyeko’s Touch Up and Glow Highlighter! Click your way to beautiful for £5.00!

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All of Eyeko’s new items are in my cart for purchase! I’ll definately bring you a review shortly!

Love Eyeko?

Want any of the new line up?

Tell the Muse!

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Beauty Abroad: Bourjois Paris Cream Blush

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As always, the US is slow as poke to jump on the cool wagon! Bourjois Paris has updated all of it’s sites, aside from the American one, with a new Summer Collection that includes………drum roll please………Cream Blush!

Behold:

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Why oh why aren’t we getting this? When did life become so bloody unfair? Who was it that upset the Bourjois Paris Gods!? I demand to know!

At this point I think it’s safe to say we may not be seeing this as the Summer Collection for Bourjois Paris has already made an appearance at Sephora however I am keeping hope alive that maybe, somehow, some way, this wonderful cream blush will make an appearance as a late Summer release!

Pray with me?

Want ‘em?

Love ‘em as much as me?

Join me in sending some good vibrations towards Bourjois Paris and maybe just maybe they’ll hear us and grant us this one little favor!

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Beauty.com Friends and Family Event

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One day only to stock up and save at Beauty.com! 20% Off your total order so go on and score some Summer Collections at a nice discounted price then come back here and tell me what you got!

20% off your entire purchase at Beauty.com is happening today only so run don’t walk to nab yourself some great deals!

Click to shop!

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Beauty Crunch and Stila: A Union of Yummy Sales

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I have no idea who these fabulous Beauty Crunch people are but the Muse likey them alot! This site appears to be moz screenshot 4solely affiliated with Stila and offers some super discounts on Stila Cosmetics! I just got this in my inbox from Stila so I assume they are now shoving off older collections to the Beauty Crunch people to sell off!

I’m all for cheap Stila!

Some Steals and Deals I’d like to partake of (I feel a big order coming on):

IT Gloss Trio $7 USD
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Stila Blanc Palette (Christmas/Holiday Release ’07) $11.20 USD
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Lip Pots $5.95 USD
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Travel Lip Glaze Trio $9 USD
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The deals are rockin’! Click here to visit the site and maybe grab a few things for yourself before I clean up! I refuse to be held responsible if it’s all gone by the time you click!

I think I’m orderin’…someone stop me please?

Wanting anything for yourself?

Tell me!

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