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25.10.2009

Advantages:
It's beautiful

Disadvantages:
The packaging is a bit young but hey the product is a marvel so I'll let that go !

Recommendable Yes:

Detailed rating:

Ease of Application

Waterproof?

Does it irritate your eyes?

Price£12.00

QualityExcellent

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Never ever do I buy expensive make up. Don't get me wrong I'm a brand snob and only own good stuff but I don't pay through the nose for it. Friends are always impressed by my stuff and ask how come I own 20 Max Factor Lipfinity lipsticks etc and I always reply I shop around. That I do! I get my make up cheap and buy in bulk if I see it whether I need it or not! Sometimes I look at my make up and it's so mix and match with one Mac eyeshadow and one Benefit eyeshadow etc and I wonder what possessed me but eventually the stuff comes out and gets used, however not by me in the main!

I'm known as the make up queen! Always have been infatuated by the stuff. So much so I became a Beauty Therapist. I own loads and loads and as I'm known for it my friends con me all the time. Take the other night. My friend called asked me to go up the pub with her. Ok I said I'll be ready at 7.30. No. She turned up at 7pm with no slap on professing she forgot to put any on! That's one I've never heard before! So out comes all my stuff. Another problem I have is with light fingered friends. Not under hand or sneaky, they'll say oh can I take this lipstick/blusher/eyebrow pencil out with us and of course I don't use it myself anyway!) and I forget all about it and never see it again. So really I'm a bit of a supplier!

So I don't buy anything really expensive cos my magpie friends will clock it and half inch it! However the other day I was in Superdrug and I saw this really pretty make up bag for 49p reduced and I suddenly had an idea. I'll buy make up that is MINE all MINE!! It can go in there and get hidden from said friends and Mother and I'll make sure no one sees my stash. I'm fed up of sharing to be honest! So away I went to Boot's with the intention of filing it up full of goodies.

Now as I said I never buy expensive stuff as in full price. However sometimes you just want to pick something that you love and not just cos of it's price tag. Sometimes you see a colour and fall in love and it really is you. Your choice. So I spent ages perusing the make up stands and was drawn to the Urban Decay counter, looking all funky and trendy and er.... expensive!

I've read a few reviews on Urban Decay products of late and my beautiful friend Karly (a never hair out of place kind of girl) swears by the metallic eyeliners and bought one in every colour! She always looks fabulous and bang on trend so I got looking and testing all the products out.

I immediately fell in love after seeing and testing this colour!

What It Is....

Urban Decay 'Acid Rain' Eye shadow (1.5g). Acid rain is my colour but of course there are other colours available that you may prefer! My choice is an olive green colour with a hint of gold.

What Urban Decay Say About This Product....

This is the product we were born to make - our best-seller! Professionals, celebrities, and makeup junkies swoon for our wide array of shades. Each one is pigment-rich: we load the shadow with color, and add very few binders (the stuff that holds shadow together), resulting in beautiful color that blends easily and lasts. Lots of finishes to suit your mood: sparkle, shimmer, duotone or un-sparkly satin.

Our subway token compact comes complete with a window (see your shade without opening), and snaps shut with one hand - no more lost lids.
Tips:
All Eye-shadows can be used wet for more intense color, try them as a liner!

Dust sparkly shades on cheekbones and shoulders with our Powder brush for unearthly shimmer.

The Packaging....

Round plastic compact that flips open. The lid has engraving on it that makes it look a bit like a tyre and also engraved on to it are the words Urban Decay and 'good for one fare'. In the centre of the 'tyre' is a little plastic window where you can view your colour. On the bottom is a coloured label which corresponds to the colour you have chosen and in black writing I'm told what is is and who it's by and told the weight (all as I've listed already) and told it is indeed eyeshadow and that its made in the USA. The packaging is ok but fairly young looking and a little to young looking for me but I guess with the funky vibe and the name of the company you can tell they're trying to appeal to the young! For me the packaging is a bit off putting for the older generation (which is a great pity, please read on as to why).

Results....

Absolutely magnificent. I mean truly! I am astounded by this and it takes a lot to rock my world on the make up front! This is the silkiest powder I've ever used on my eyelids. It glides on smooth as silk and is not a powdery flaky formulation at all. I apply mine with a brush or sponge applicator and no mess occurs or anything. It's as light as a feather. It's set in a hard powder style but just comes off easy on to an applicator.

The colour I chose is just perfect for my colouring and I can make it deeper by mixing it with a bit of water if I wish or for a more subtle look by applying straight on which is the way I prefer. It has a very natural shimmer (no glitter) and is just dreamy to apply. It's foolproof this one! I put this on my bottom lids and on the top use another brand of eyeshadow and it's easy to blend and mix and match with what I own already.

The nice thing about this is Urban Decay suggest with the more shimmery shades to use on cheekbones and shoulders so I will definitely be getting a pinky colour to use on eyes and cheeks and a more bronzy colour for eyes, cheek and shoulders for the summer!

This is a none creasing and none smudging little beauty. Yes if you run your fingers over it the powder does come off on your finger, even hours later but it doesn't smudge if you accidentally brush your eye or anything. It stays vibrant for hours! I put mine on at 6pm and got in at 3am and my colour was as fresh as when I applied it and still none irritating. To get it off is simple, just with your ordinary routine will do!

The biggest compliment I had the first night I wore this was when my friend said to me for the first time as I was mid sentence, how pretty I was! (no friend has ever said that to before) and I've never been a trend setter or anything and I was so taken aback and after she said it she asked what I was wearing on my eyes. I told her.... and then told her I'd lost it, quick smart lol

This is a highly recommended product and not just by me, take a look at the other reviews for this on this site and I'm sure I'm right in saying the lowest score given for this is 4 stars and that was one person.

It really is just stunning and I'd like to see Urban Decay bring out a range aimed at us slightly older women in the way of packaging or something. I'm not in my 20's anymore I'm almost 34 and meant to be grown up but I still want to be bang on trend in the make up department even if I can't wear an all in one romper suit (apparently they're coming in this summer lol!). I know why the packaging is like it is but to me its a bit of a let down though very durable.

The size of the product is a fair amount and not only lasts ages on the skin but in the pot too cos a little does go along way, problem is if you choose the right colour you'll only ever wear that!

The Drawback...

Once tried you'll fall in love and see how crap the rest of your make up is!

Conclusion

The price tag for one piece of make up is hefty really but in my view, so very worth it. I've sang its praises to anyone who will listen. The quality and durability and choice of colours is just brilliant! This is great for people who see a colour and want exactly that colour on their eyes, it's not at all misleading. How you apply it dominates whether you wear it day or night. It's so versatile. My friend is getting married soon and I've told her this is the way to go if you need a product you can rely on all day and for night time just add more or dab on some water and mix it up for a more evening look. It's great for any woman, any time, any place, anywhere!

Colours

There are 53 eye-shadows available but not all can be found in one store.

Price....

£12.00 per colour and I've only seen them in Boot's and you can find them at discount prices on line if you look!

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StephenPhillips123 26.10.2009 00:52

Excellent review.

xxfoxyredxx 25.10.2009 22:23

It is expensive but such amazin quality! Lol at you admitting your too mean Cat lol x

M.Newcastle 25.10.2009 18:21

Great review, I love Urban Decay. As you said, it's a bit pricey, but it's well worth it x

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