Summer makeup with Urban Decay

2 May 2016

Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beach Bronzer

Urban Decay has been one of my top brands for several years now and over the past couple of years they have really upped their game when it comes to seasonal collections. The latest summer collection is pretty darn gorgeous and after trying a few products from the range, I'm more than a little bit excited to share my favourite products from the collection with you all!
Urban Decay Beached Bronzer Review
Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Aura Highlighter

Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector, £25
I have been utterly obsessed with this base, picking it over all my usual favourites, completely smitten with the coverage and finish it provides. From first try I was hooked on everything from the packaging to the consistency, the way it blends into my skin so effortlessly and the rather beautiful matte finish. Combining the benefits of a sheer foundation with a tinted moisturiser, it has brilliant coverage that is easy to build up if you want to go for a more medium-high coverage, but I prefer this base most when applied for a light veil over my skin. I find it works well with a huge variety of makeup brushes and even my beauty blender fares well with this one, it's practically fragrance free and only has the slightest hint of a scent and it works really well to cover any minor imperfections. For me, the shade is absolutely spot on and has that yellow undertone I crave in bases to match my complexion; but that's the one downside with this range, as I think the undertone will be a difficult match for a lot of complexions. That said, it's one of the best bases I've ever tried and I am definitely impressed!

Urban Decay Beached Bronzer, £20
For someone who is obsessed with bronzer, I think this is the first time I have ever tried a bronzer from Urban Decay. Available in two shades; Sun-Kissed and Bronzed, it comes in the most beautiful compact that's lightweight and features a handy mirror for on-the-go. I've been trying out Sun-Kissed and although it's slightly lighter than the usual bronzers I'd go for, it works wonderfully as an all over glow so would be perfect for paler complexions than my own olive tone. The powder formula is soft as silk, applies well and blends easily, which is always important when applying bronze!

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter, £19
I've raved and raved about the Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush range, so I was more than a little bit excited when I spotted the new highlighter range released with this collection. There's three shades available; Sin, Fireball and Aura. With the same packaging as the blush range and the delicious formula, longevity and ease of use as the blush range, this is definitely one of the must-have products in the collection. I've been giving Aura a try and I'm smitten; think pale pink with subtle cool violet undertones, very soft in tone and very flattering when lightly brushed along your upper cheekbones or brow bone. 

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil, £15.50
The 24/7 Glide on Pencil range is the range which got me into Urban Decay all those years ago and still now, they are the best brand I have used for pencil liners. The colour range is incredibly vast with an amazingly formula that glides on with ease yet has the most impressive longevity, not budging or smudging throughout the day. Heartless is a super pale cool toned pink that at first I was dubious about wearing, worried it would give that 'red eye' effect that pink and red liners have a habit of doing, but the cool tones in this actually give it a very beautiful and subtle effect. 

From beautiful packaging and super wearable shades to the most perfect formulas, the summer collection is definitely one to check out next time you're near an Urban Decay counter. One & Done is my favourite of the bunch, the highlighter is absolutely stunning and the bronze works so well for a lovely summer glow. The liner range is one everyone needs to try and with so many shades to chose from, there's a shade for any taste and confidence level. 

You can snap up the Summer Collection from as well as Urban Decay counters nationwide.

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