With winter finally starting to ebb away and the first touches of spring starting, the spring beauty releases are coming out in force. I love spring collections; they're the perfect in-between of bold, warm shades we turn to in winter, with a hint of the lighter, bright shades we all love in summer. Most season collections are full to the brim with gorgeous products, the majority of which are usually limited edition and sell-out in a flash, often leaving loyal customers scrambling to get their hands on their favourite products from the collection before they're gone for good. This spring Urban Decay have stepped up their collection-game, with a stunning array of new product launches - that are all permanent additions to the Urban Decay range!
Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation, £26
Available in 14 shades suitable from the palest of beauties to the darkest vixens, the new Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation* is one of the most beautifully presented powder bases I've ever seen. It comes in a gorgeous purple floral bag which keeps the very shiny and smooth compact safe and clean in-between uses, with the Urban Decay logo embossed on the top. It's fairly decent in size with 9g of product plus a base sponge for application, whilst still being pretty light-weight so great for travelling. The powder itself feels like silk to the touch, an incredibly smooth weight-less powder that can be built up for your desired finish (more light-medium than heavy coverage with this one), with a demi-matte finish. It promises 8 hour wear, which isn't too bad for a base and more than enough for everyday use. Despite having oily skin, I find it stays looking pretty darn good for most of the day before I need to touch up any shiny areas. The beautiful thing about this powder is that it doesn't look obvious on the skin; there's no powdery or cakey look and using the makeup sponge supplied, it applies really well for an even finish.
Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer, £17.50
To compliment the new powder foundation range, Urban Decay have released a range of 8 Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealers* with a varied shade range. With a doe-foot applicator, which is personally my favourite way to apply concealers, £17.50 will get you 5ml of product, which might not sound like a lot but considering it's purpose is probably set to last you a while. I have been obsessed with this concealer, it's blooming brilliant! I'm usually a high-street girl when it comes to liquid concealers, but I haven't used any other concealers since the spring collection popped through my letter-box. Like the powder foundation it has a weight-less formula that really does feel invisible on the skin, yet with the perfect consistency it still manages to cover blemishes, redness and discolouration with ease. It blends really well to give a natural and flawless looking demi-matte finish, and lasts longer than any other concealer I've tried to date; it doesn't budge throughout the day or settle in fine lines under my eyes, it's perfect.
Moondust Eyeshadow, £14
Urban Decay has always been one of my favourite brands for eyeshadows, with some of the best quality shadows and palettes I've ever come across. The Moondust Eyeshadow* range isn't new itself, but four new shades have been added to the range; Ether, Scorpio, Solstice and Cosmic. I've been trying Ether, a light purple with pink and blue 3D sparkles, and Solstice, a metallic pink with red undertones and green 3D sparkles. These are some seriously pretty shadows; in different light they take on a completely different look and I've no shame in admitting when they first arrived I spent way longer than is sane just staring at them - so pretty! With a sparkle finish that's quite intense I wasn't sure how much use I'd get out of them, but I've actually found myself pretty addicted to them (although I've learnt my lesson - both together is way too much sparkle!). Ether is a very beautiful shade for a smokey eye, but I find Solstice much more unique in shade and it just works so, so well with a nude lip and light contour. Smitten!
Sheer Revolution Lipstick, £15.50
I have quite a few of the original Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick range in my beauty stash, by far some of my favourite formula wise and the shade range is beautiful with incredible, funky and unique packaging that really stands out from the classic bullet-style lipsticks in my collection. Expanding on the Revolution range, the spring collection sees a new 10 shade range of Sheer Revolution Lipsticks*. Perfect for those of you who love a good lip colour but aren't a fan of a really opaque finish, the Sheer Revolution range covers 10 of the original range shades, with a sheer but still pigmented finish. The formula is just as beautiful as the original range, feeling moisturising when on with a creamy consistency that applies with ease straight from the bullet. Like many sheer lipsticks, the finish is high-shine, but without any unnecessary sticky residue. Sheer Walk of Shame is one which looks almost concealer like in the bullet, but is actually a very pretty subtle pale nude with very slight peach undertones that works really well with a bold eye. Sheer Rapture is a very pretty berry shade that has a touch of plum to it, whilst Sheer Slowburn is a bright red with orange undertones - it reminds me of MAC Lady Danger, so if you're been put-off by how bold and opaque that is, this is the perfect alternative! Longevity wise as a sheer lipstick range they don't last as long as the standard Revolution range, but I find they last pretty well for a good couple of hours before needing to reapply.
What do you think to the new spring collection? Does anything take your fancy? I think I'll be adding a couple of the pink shades from the Sheer Revolution Lipstick range to my collection, perfect for spring-time looks!
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