Party season makeup……

What’s new for party season makeup….

It’s the 6th December, it’s officially Winter and of course #Party Season….. So to help all your budding party goers out there, off to your #xmas parties, I thought I would do a little review on a few products good for this time of year….

Urban Decay – Eyeshadow Vice Palette

So this limited edition Urban Decay Vice Palette has been brought out for the 2015 holiday season. I decided to try this palette as it comes with 20 gorgeous, bright and bold eyeshadow colours perfect for the party season and beyond…..

Firstly, this palette comes with a lovely little pouch that could double up as a makeup bag for your smaller bits like #mascara’s #lipgloss #lipsticks #lippencils #eyeliners or even your #makeup #brushes and its black so it’s going to stay cleaner for longer. It could also be used as a small #clutch bag..

#Urban Decay makeup pouch                                                    

Sam 1

#Urban Decay makeup palette and pouch

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As mentioned the palette comes with 20 vibrant shades, with a mix of #matt, #shimmer and #metallic in true #Urban Decay style. It is described to have a “Pigment Infusion System” which basically means the colours are strong and a little shadow should go a long way…

I have say, this is true of this palette and the bright colours do go on the skin without having to go backwards and forwards to reapply product from the palette to the brush. So the palette will last you sometime.

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As with most #eyeshadows it does leave some fallout (shadow that drops under the eyes and onto the face on application), but actually not too much. Even so, I would recommend you start with the eyes, “clean up” any of the dropped shadow and then apply your #foundation.

It also comes with a double ended brush one for the shadow application and the other to use for #blending. The brush itself is good enough for a makeup novice or professional.

I have so far used a few of the colours to create an emerald green and burgundy/purple #smokey eye on separate occasions.

I absolutely love the tones of the green, they are perfect for my hazel eyes and brown hair… For this look I used “bones” as the base colour and a touch of highlight with a combination of “c-note” on my lid and “grasshopper” in the crease and outer corner. To add a bit more interest I then used “underhand” which is a rich red burgundy under the eye.

Unfortunately, I am not very good at remembering to take photos of myself, I am more used to #photographing my client’s makeup, but here’s a swatch of the colours I used.

#Emerald Smokey eye

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The second look I went for was a softer look and using purple for a #graduated #smokey eye. For this I used “discreet” as the base shade, with the lilac “harlot”, burgundy “underhand” and a little of the sparkly “pandemonium” on the very outer corners and a brown kohl pencil smudge for a little extra definition. Again see the swatch of colours used.                                                                                              

#burgundy smokey eye

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All in all, I think this is a great investment palette, it has plenty of different tones to suit all skin types. I would say it’s more suited to someone experienced or adventurous with their makeup, and isn’t afraid of colour on their face. It’s definitely a great #Christmas #stocking filler for the girl (or guy) who #loves #makeup, like me J

Incase you’re looking, I got mine from Debenhams to get my Beauty Reward point (points mean prizes…) so you have an excuse to treat yourself after Christmas too…

I for one, can’t wait to try out more colour combinations on myself and my clients over the coming month…and what better excuse for a bit of sparkle than Xmas…

Happy #Party season everyone…

Hair and Makeup Artist
Beauty Call – Kent