As part of my resolution to slow down and relax at home this week (instagram post HERE) I spent a good part of yesterday sitting on the floor playing with makeup. I’ve been on such a ‘hamster wheel’ lately that I haven’t had a chance to just enjoy the things that I enjoy. I love makeup and skincare but have been so crazy busy lately that I haven’t had time to try out the latest and greatest from the sweet brands that I partner with.
Urban Decay has been a favorite since my first NYFW when I met with them and got a quick makeup touch-up at the Vogue ‘Runway Retreat’ lounge; they gave me a travel size tube of Perversion mascara and I’ve been hooked ever since. I started using Urban Decay Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Primer Potion shortly afterwards and it’s still the greatest eyeshadow primer, ever.
Urban Decay’s eyeshadow palettes are legendary and this Naked Palette is loaded with 12 bronze-hued eyeshadows in an fabulous range of textures including matte, satin, shimmer and sparkle. I love that the palette includes a professional-quality, cruelty-free double-ended shadow/blending brush.
I can’t believe this is my first time trying out Urban Decay lipsticks; for some reason it just hasn’t happened yet! I feel like I have about a million different lip colors from so many different brands but somehow these ones escaped me. These 5 pretty nude shades from the UD ‘Vice’ collection are all so pretty and perfect for me; sort of ‘nude-ish’ but still with that intensity and staying power that I need in a lip color. So far my favorite is the one called ‘1993’ which is the darkest of this bunch but I can see myself wearing all but the lightest of these; I usually feel too washed-out in pale shades. Who knows, though? Maybe with a heavier eyeliner and some false lashes I might be able to pull it off.
It’s been so nice slowing things down a bit this week. There are usually quite a few beauty and fashion events going on here during the week and as much as I love them, it’s nice to just stay in sometimes and focus on other areas of my life. Speaking of which, the Brentwood condo is almost finished! If you follow me on Instagram you can see a lot of the remodel progress on my IG stories on my profile page.
I hope you’re having a nice, relaxing week and taking some time to play around with new makeup, too!