This summer, Urban Decay puts the focus on a fierce and flawless complexion with the introduction of new perfectors, concealers, color-correctors and highlighters in the Summer Collection. The look is all about you, only better!
Key products in the Urban Decay Summer 2016 Collection include:
New Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 20 ($34). Available in six shades, I found the Medium Light to be a perfect match for my NC25 skin (in Urban Decay, I wear a shade 3.5 Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup). I really love this multitasking oil-free cream formula that gives you the lightness of a tinted moisturizer and skin nourishing ingredients like peptides, vitamins and hydrators. In my testing, I got all-day wear and loved the radiant, glowing finish. Perfect for summer! Available in six shades.
I was excited to try the Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid ($28 each). Back when I did my Color Correcting Makeup Update, these skin perfectors hadn’t launched yet. There are five shades: Green (for redness), Lavender (corrects sallowness), Pink (the one I use most often, brightens dark circles), Yellow (corrects dullness and darkness) and Peach (best for dark skin tones, masks dark circles, veins and sunspots). The formula, as you would expect from Urban Decay is pigmented–like the Naked Concealer, but blendable. In my testing, I found the Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluids to neutralize effectively. If you haven’t gotten into color correcting makeup yet, this is a good place to start!
It’s impossible to not have a bronzer in your summer makeup bag, and the Urban Decay Beached Bronzer ($28) is one of my favorites for this season. The powder is weightless, with nice pigmentation, and applies evenly–a big plus. In addition to bronzing, you can use this powder for contouring. I like that it provides a matte finish (hard to find in a bronzer). And can we talk about the amazing packaging? I would buy one of these just for that. Love!
With highlighting and strobing being so popular, Urban Decay has come out with Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighters ($26). I’ll be honest–usually I prefer cream formulas, but the powder in the Afterglow Highlighters is so finely milled and sheer, I keep reaching for them. The Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighters aren’t just a shimmer powder; there are light-diffusing pigments to help enhance skin. Three shades are available; I tested Sin (champagne; a universal, neutral shade) and Fireball (peach with a pink shift; not the right shade for my complexion). I still need to try Aura, which is an iridescent light pink, and sounds so pretty.
A good eyeliner for summer is a must. In this collection, Urban Decay introduces Heartless (light fronsted pink) and Walk of Shame (nude) 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencils. Waterlining eye pencils can be a mixed bag; but I love the new Walk of Shame shade, which is great for opening up the eye area, has good staying power and isn’t irritating.
Will you be trying the new Urban Decay Summer Collection? Let me know!
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