Friday, February 24, 2012

Urban Decay - Hautelook haul

this week i have been dreadfully ill; couldn't get out of bed sick. so i figured i would put up some quick overview and first impression of my Urban Decay haul from if you don't know what Hautelook is it is a flash-sale site where they will have 24 hour - 48 hour sale on high end brands of cosmetics, clothing, accessories, etc. it is a must for a beauty junky like me to browse. the sale changes everyday so it is best if you subscribe to their email newsletter. here is the link.
the 2 items i recently purchased were UD Book of shadows IV (originally $64, purchased at $24) and Shadow Pencil Stash ($34 - bought at $12).
the book of shadows IV contains 16 shadows, full size waterproof 24/7 liquid liner, mini mascara, mini eyeshadow primer cased in a beautiful 3D butterfly motif box. i love butterflies and pretty packaging so it was a nice touch.

so pretty!
 the shadows are all neutral and most of them have fine shimmers (except midnight rodeo and midnight cowgirl - they have heavy chunky glitters). all except crystal shade is buttery and highly pigmented. i swiped them with a q-tip twice onto my arm. i prefer the top two rows of the shadows and my favourite shades are lost (shimmering dark brown) gravity (royal blue shimmer) and sin (shimmering champagne).
Top to Bottom: blue bus, gun metal, cobra, baked, bender, gravity, lost, hijack
Top to Bottom: midnight cowgirl, sin, midnight rodeo, crystal, bust, missionary, skimp, zephyr
 i am happy to see that they included a full size liquid liner - typically these sets have mini sized products. i have not tried this on my eyes yet but the colour payoff on my hand looks great.
the next item is Shadow Pencil Stash.
i already own the full size in Rehab and love it. it makes it very easy to do your eye make up as these pencils are fatter than regular eyeliners and all you need to do is swipe and blend with a finger or a brush. they do stay on the lids more than 8 hours and i use my Shadow pencil very often. the colours in the kit are Delinquent, Rehab, Juju, Sin and Clash - they all have a bit of shimmer. these shadow sticks are also great to wear on the bottom lid to give a pop of color as wearing black eyeliner on the bottom lid tends to close the eyes.
Top to Bottom: Delinquent, Rehab, Juju, Sin, Clash
Sin and Midnight Rodeo 
Rehab on the lower lid 

i won't need to buy any eyeshadow for the rest of the year! wow is that possible? we shall see :) 

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