Phew. I, for one, am glad Urban Decay's doing a little something something different for its next trick. A 1st April launch for €45, this bright and bold little feller is the Electric Pressed Pigment Palette. It's for you if shocking shades are your thing, smooth, velvet textures are your bag and you want 'em in a mix of matte and shimmer. Here be shades:
REVOLT – bright metallic silver shimmer with silver glitter
GONZO – bright turquoise matte with floating tonal pearl
SLOWBURN – bright red-orange matte with floating pearl
SAVAGE – bright hot pink matte
FRINGE – bright metallic teal
CHAOS – bright blue matte with floating tonal pearl
JILTED – bright metallic fuchsia with blue shift
URBAN – bright metallic purple
FREAK – bright green with gold shift
THRASH – bright lime green matte with floating gold pearl
But there's more. Oh yes. Lots more en route, as it happens.
Heavy Metal Loose Glitter, €14 each, comes in six shades:
ACDC – bright purple glitter
CATFIGHT – pink glitter
GOLDMINE – yellow-gold glitter
LOADED – bright, deep green glitter
PYROTECHNICS – iridescent glitter
REVERB – bright, deep blue glitter
Have to say, my heart skipped a beat. I LOVE glitter. My magpie innards (and outers) just go wild for it. To glue it in place there's a clear Fyrinnae Pixy Epoxy-style product called Bondage Weightless Makeup Adhesive. With "a light, thin feel, [it] doesn’t get sticky or gummy after dry-down like some makeup adhesives can." No price on this one as of yet.
Last up for spring is a ton of new liner options. Like the angled, cruelty-free Perversion brush, €15, left, which goes with the all-new and improved Super-Saturated Eyeliner, €22, right. There's also a twist-up All Nighter Eyeliner, €20, and a 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil, €20.
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