Hello Babes, I wanted to tell you a bit about my experience with the new UDxBasquiat collaboration. The collaboration launched last week (just in case you’re living under a rock), so I took to Ulta to swatch it out. I’m a HUGE Urban Decay fan!! Hear that Urban Decay?! I kept my expectations low since collaborations of any kind tend to let me down. It started pretty innocently, I didn’t expect to purchase anything from the collection. Turns out, I’m weak!
How could I resist? The beautiful array of colors UD put together, or Basquiat’s work on the packaging. Fun fact: the packaging its actual canvas and is designed so you can hang it on your wall (which I did). The colors are ultra pigmented and swatched beautifully.
Finally, a collaboration I can get behind. I ended up purchasing one of the eyeshadow palettes, one of the lipsticks, and the blush palette (I have a problem).
All right ,all right, all right (Matthew McConaughey voice), the Gallery blush palette comes with two blush shades X-Rated and Noho, a highlighter in Now’s The Time, and bronzer in the shade Jawbone. The deciding factor in ultimately purchasing this palette was definitely the blush in the shade Noho it’s very different from any blush shade I have ever had, a deep berry and it looks spectacular with my skin tone. I was also smitten with the highlighter, we’re talking glow to the gods shine, what’s not to love. The entire blush palette is also quite lasting. I tested it myself, went out bowling and it didn’t wear away. It’s stayed on entire time, even got a little schvitsy there towards the end.
OK The lipstick….. Let me start by saying it felt like I had nothing on my lips, so comfortable the entire time… Like how is this the 1st UD lipstick I buy? It’s so good! The color payoff is perfect, nice and opaque one swipe and done. It didn’t feather and lasted a couple hours before I reapplied, I only needed to reapply because I was eating. This lipstick also doesn’t wear off ugly or patchy, it just starts to fade in the middle of the lips. I will say it’s not 100% transfer proof, but it never slipped or slid out of place.
I’m considering the jewel of this collection to be the Tenant Eyeshadow Palette. It’s a rainbow of colors, influenced by a revolutionary artist pave the way for others like him. If you need to add colors to your collection of boring neutrals then this is the palette for you.
It has ultra pigmented colors that are very true to what you see on the pan. Now, usually with UD the biggest worry I have is fallout, this can totally ruin your make up if you’ve already applied foundation and concealer. It wasn’t until I finished my face and was about to start my eyes, that I realized I might’ve messed up. I swirled the brush in the shadow and saw how much product it kicked up, I tapped off the excess and went to work. Luckily it seems UD might’ve solved the fallout problem with this one. The lasting power is truly something to brag about too. I don’t ever do this but, I fell asleep with my makeup on…
Bad call? I know, when I awoke and looked at my face, I fully expected to see a complete and total mess, instead I was shocked that my face looked just about the same way it did before I knocked out. My right Eyelid had faded a little bit, but that’s the side I slept on. This palette is so gorgeous and colorful, I can totally see myself using this again this spring and summer. I love to add pops of color this time of year.