My Favorite Urban Decay Products

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Urban Decay has come a looooong way since it’s initial offering of nail polish on the shelves of Hot Topic. Today the brand sports a wide variety of products that can make any beauty novice’s head spin. Like every beauty brand out there, the line sports some big hits and massive duds. I want to help you avoid the Urban Decay duds and give you what I feel are the standouts in the Urban Decay Line.

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24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil – There are some products that just don’t live up to their cult status and hype. The 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils deserve all the kudos they receive. These creamy, long wearing eye pencils definitely deserve all the praise they receive. Available in a stunning array of colors, there really is something for everyone in the 24/7 Glide-On Pencil line. While you might want to reach for trusty standby shades of brown or black, I suggest trying purples and greasy too as an alternative to “safe” colors. My picks are Smoke, Mushroom, Invasion, Vice and Empire.

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Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush – This face brush is hands down my favorite brush ever! It works with cream and liquids to give a perfect finish that you just have to see to believe. The Optical Blurring Brush handles well, has the perfect weight to it and also works to blend blush/bronzer/highlight. As a makeup artist it’s rare for me to be like, “OMG you must has dis brush??!”. The Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush is a definite must have.

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L to R: Cannonball, Perversion and SuerCurl

Mascaras – Urban Decay does mascaras very, VERY well. With one exception (the new Fatty is HORRID!) you can’t really go wrong with Cannonball (Waterproof), Supercurl or Perversion. I love all three and use them each for different purposes. Cannonball when I need a waterproof option. Perversion when I want dark, glossy, intense lashes. Supercurl when I am looking for a denser, thicker lash or to hold a curl. I own all three and reach for them all equally but if I had to choose just ONE: Perversion ALL the way!

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Naked Basics – If you own one Urban Decay palette than the original Naked Basics is the one you SHOULD own. You can go from light wear, to work wear and then kick up for a smokey, night time look. All five shades in this palette are stunning, easy to work with and long wearing. Good mattes are hard to find and a predominantly matte palette that is not a chalk fest is even harder to find. Naked Basics is under $30 which also makes it a great palette at an awesome price.

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All Nighter Setting Spray – I find that not everyone needs to “set” there makeup with a powder. I only really recommend a powder to set if your really oily OR wearing a tinted moisturizer/BB/CC/DD/FF/AA cream and you’re looking to pump up the overage. Setting powders can be really hard to work with and they can take your perfect look to cake town if you’re not careful. Urban Decay’s All Nighter Setting Spray is the perfect way to “set” your makeup without cake face OR correct cake face. Yes, you can fix over powdering with All Nighter (or any facial spray). Just spritz some All Nighter on a fluffy brush and gently buff away the excess powder on your face. You can also buy All Nighter in smaller purse sized travel packaging making touch ups easy!

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24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencils – The cousin of their ultra famous 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils, their lip pencil options are JUST as fabulous! The 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencils are long wearing, they stay in place and they will keep your lip color locked in place for hours. What you don’t hear about these lip pencils is how creamy and pigmented the 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencils are. You can actually wear these all over lips (over a great balm if you suffer form dry chapped lips) without the tugging you normally get with most pencils. In the 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil have a liner and long wearing lip color in one. Not looking for any color, try Ozone for a clear liner that keeps your lippies in place and adds subtle definition to your lips.

Honorable Mention goes to Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Foundation. It wears for hours, looks like skin, provides great coverage and photographs well. It can be a little drying so if you have drier, flakey skin this is not a foundation for you.

What are your favorites from Urban Decay? Let me know in the comments section below!

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  1. I love your picks! You know I’m a huge UD fan.

  2. I love Urban Decay. Their shadows are great!

  3. Jess Scull says:

    Ooh! I’m a HUGE fan of the Naked Skin foundation!

  4. Love UD. I didn’t know they started in Hot Topic!

  5. The 24/7 liners are my fave!

  6. When I don’t use mineral shadows as eyeliners, I use my UD pencils. They wear like iron and the colors are so vivid.

  7. I love UD, and your picks are spot-on!

  8. I love that brush – it’s a great one.

  9. I have all of those except the Naked Basics – I picked up the Pulp Fiction palette instead. I love the blurring brush, too! And I rarely wear lip liners, but Ozone is such a multitasker, I think every lippie lover should have it.

  10. I love UD, specially the naked palettes!!!!

  11. I’ve never seen the white Ozone liner. That’s awesome!

  12. Those lip pencils… they look amazing!

  13. While I love makeup, I’ve never really had the budget to buy high-end. Last year for Christmas, I received the Naked 2 palette and I now understand that you really do get what you pay for! I am saving this post for later…I feel a shopping spree coming on!

  14. Great picks! I have some of these but I definitely need more Urban Decay in my life. I have Naked 2 and 3 but I’d love to try the Naked Basics after reading about it.

  15. I need one of everything. K Thanks Bye

  16. Love Urban Decay and you made some great picks!

  17. Fantastic picks! I love so much from UD. It’s a great brand!

  18. I’ve always wanted to try UD’s lip pencils.

  19. I love the new UD Basics 2- love the cool tones!

  20. Awesome picks. I am loving the shades of those lip liners 😉

  21. I have never tried anything you mentioned! I do UD though, I have a Naked palette, the 15th Anniversary and the original Vice, and I have the eyeshadow primer to try out as well!

  22. Ooh I want to try the Setting Spray – sounds perfect because I never know what to use over my makeup to make it “stay”. I hate powders… you’re right about them looking kind of cakey.

    • You only really need a powder if you’re oily. L’Oreal also just released a setting spray at the drugstore that is supposed to be just as good as the Urban Decay sprays.

  23. Have you tried the Optical Blurring Brush with foundation also? It does an amazing job applying liquid foundation!

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