Urban Decay continues to bring the heat by launching the Urban Decay Beached Collection for Summer 2018. Inspired by the landscape of exotic sandy beaches, surrounded by palmtrees and endless blue ocean, this collection is guaranteed to give you the ultimate Summer vacation feel. I’m going to review and show you a selection of the Urban Decay Beached Collection in today’s post.
Urban Decay Beached Bronzer
The Urban Decay Beached Bronzer (€31,50 Euro/9 gr) comes in a gorgeous compact with an image of palmtrees. The cardboard box where the compact comes in has the same image but with a metallic finish. This product is available in two shades; Sun-kissed and Bronzed, which I’ve received.
Opening the Urban Decay Beached Bronzer compact reveals the product and a mirror. The bronzer is supposed to have an ultra creamy texture due to the finely milled powder, while the Highlighter Performing Pigments Technology provides a long-lasting, rich color with the perfect level of coverage.
The Urban Decay Beached Bronzer in Bronzed is described as a Matte Medium-Dark Bronzer, while the other shade is Light-Medium. It currently looks like my own skintone but I’m currently tanned due to my vacation. I’m using a lighter shade of foundation in the coming pictures so I would say that this shade is suitable for light to medium skintones.
I really like how the powder feels. It definitely feels buttery and glides on my skin. I also notice a nice and subtle scent of palm sugar, which is only noticeable if you put the compact directly underneath your nose. The product blends effortlessly on my face and is easily buildable. The shade looks like a neutral tone, not too cool or too warm. On me, it does look more warm-toned. I’m a matte bronzer hoarder so I’m happy to add this to my collection because it’s definitely a beautiful product!
Urban Decay Beached Lipsticks
The Urban Decay Beached Lipsticks (€20,00 Euro/3.4 gr each) are brand new Vice Lipsticks, available in three different shades. I’ve received the shades Tower 1 and 100 Degrees. These also come in the Limited Edition packaging.
Again, I LOVE how the details of the Urban Decay Beached Collection packaging! The palmtrees really give a nice and summery feel. Like the regular Vice Lipsticks (review here), the lipstick bullet has the Urban Decay emblem pressed into the product held in the same type of casing.
Both lipsticks are unscented and have a different formula, Metallized and Sheer. They also both swatch evenly and even though these are meant to be sheer, they have a good product pay-off and glide easily on the skin.
The Urban Decay Beached Lipstick in Tower 1 is described as a Light Metallic Peach with Pink Shift with a Metallized finish. The base of this lipstick is transparent with a very subtle golden shade with pink and gold shimmers. Unfortunately, the shimmers are not very noticeable in picture but they are definitely visible in real life. I do feel some grittiness when rubbing my lips together but I have to press really hard to notice something. This product makes your lips look shimmery, which looks beautiful in natural lighting. It doesn’t last long though and the shimmers will go everywhere after eating/drinking, but that’s a regular problem with most shimmery lip products.
The Urban Decay Beached Lipstick in 100 Degrees is described as a Bright Coral-Pink with a Sheer finish. I didn’t swatch or notice the description at all before applying this product on my lips. I thought it was just another red lipstick but I’m happily surprised! The sheer effect looks absolutely stunning and juicy. For a sheer lipstick, it still has quite some pigmentation. I did apply it a bit heavily for the review but you can apply this with a thin layer as well for a subtle effect. It’s definitely a beautiful Summer shade! I do have to mention that the formula of this lipstick is extremely soft. The lipstick bullet moves and broke after application, even with little pressure so be careful with applying this lipstick in warm weather.
Urban Decay Beached Eyeshadow Palette
The star product of the collection is of course the Urban Decay Beached Eyeshadow Palette (€39,00 Euro/8x 1.3 gr). This sturdy, cardboard palette contains eight brand-new shades, from warm coppers to deep pops of turquoise. The palm trees on the packaging is inspired by the landscape of the warm beaches in Southern California.
Instead of opening horizontally, the Urban Decay Beached Eyeshadow Palette opens vertically, revealing a large mirror and eight eyeshadows in same sized, rectangular pans. The names of the eyeshadow shades are displayed on the bottom of the eyeshadow. I love how unique the packaging of this palette is. I’m still not quite sure if it’s practical, but it is something different! I personally find it strange to hold the palette during application but you can flip the mirror completely, which makes it much easier to hold.
Like mentioned before, the eyeshadow shades of the Urban Decay Beached Eyeshadow Palette are brand new. The shades are described as follows:
SALT (ivory satin)
BLAZE (light metallic peach with pink shift)
HEATWAVE (metallic rust)
DAYBREAK (deep reddish terra-cotta matte)
16th ST. (metallic bronze-gold)
DOUBLE DIP (bright metallic teal)
PLUNGE (deep metallic blue-green)
WEDGE (deep metallic brown-copper)
The formula of these eyeshadows feel amazing! The pigmentation is beautiful and glide onto the skin without being patchy. The only problem that I have is that there’s only one matte shade available in this palette. The rest of the shades are either metallic or satin so there’s not much variety in what you can do with the transition if you only want to use this palette. There are still many possibilities you can do though!
I’ve created two different looks down below using the palette, bronzer and lipsticks from the Urban Decay Beached Collection.
For this look, I used the shades DAYBREAK (crease and lower lid), DOUBLE DIP (outer corners of the lids), PLUNGE (outer corners of the lid to deepen), BLAZE (middle of the upper lid) and SALT (inner corner highlight).
I normally hate working with blue shades because they’re difficult to blend, but these are so easy to work with, very vibrant and blend easily! I’m definitely obsessed with these shades, they match my hair color so well! I combined this eyelook with the Urban Decay Beached Lipstick in Tower 1.
For this simple look, I used the shades DAYBREAK (crease and lower lid), HEATWAVE (Upper lid and bottom lashline) and BLAZE (inner corner highight).
This is a completely different look in comparison to the first one, but perfect for Summer as well. Like I mentioned before, it’s a shame that there’s no other matte shades but looking at the different looks, I don’t think you need them. Combining the matte shade with any of the shimmers make a great eyelook on its own and I can’t get enough of it!
I applaud Urban Decay for creating such a beautiful collection. From the packaging to the products, the Urban Decay Beached Collection is a must-have in my book and I would highly recommend to check out the products yourself. My favorites are the Beached Eyeshadow Palette, the Beached Lipstick in 100 Degrees.
The Limited Edition Urban Decay Beached Collection is available at IciParisXL.nl, HudsonsBay.nl and selected Ici Paris XL and Hudson’s Bay stores.
Which product of the Urban Decay Beached Collection are you most curious about?
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