Makeup of the Day – Purples by Urban Decay 

We’ve been somewhat absent at A Bad Homance for the last couple of weeks; Kristin is moving and I have been sick!  I’m on the mend and wanted to share today’s look as I get back in the swing of things over here.  Today’s look is very Urban Decay heavy, as I’m really feeling this brand lately! 

Full makeup breakdown below!


Eyes closed 


BREAKDOWN:

FACE:  For the face, I’m still mixing MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW10 with NYX Foundation Mixer in White.  At some point, I’m gonna find that holy grail foundation, but I haven’t yet.  I used NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly under the eyes and around the nose and topped off the face with Guerlain Meteorites in Clair so the complexion wouldn’t be too flat.  Now the UD comes in – Bittersweet blush is a beautiful purple with fuscia undertones that can be sheered out to where even I can wear it!  I topped the cheeks with Urban Decay Aura highlighter, a frosty pink that gives a very impressive glow.  I also used this on the bridge of the nose and the Cupid’s bow.  Too bad my camera never picks up on that! 

EYES:

I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance, which I had forgotten how much I love!  I used MAC Vanilla eyeshadow as my highlight as per usual (only for the last 15 years) and the rest of the shades are from Urban Decay!  From the Spectrum palette, I used Flashback and Omen shadows and brought in the Tonic eyeshadow single to add even more of a duochrome edge to the look.  I topped this off with Physicians Formula Eye Booster Pen liquid liner and Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara in the black water resistant version.

LIPS:

To line the lips, I used NYX Purple Rain, though I’m looking forward to seeing the purple liners UD is coming out with.  I used the UD Alice Through The Looking Glass collection lipstick in Mad Hatter for that perfect metallic purple lip.  I recommend grabbing this one, since it will not be available in the Vice line and it’s limited edition – this lipstick is badass!

Don’t forget, the Vice lipsticks launch June 5! 

What’s your favorite product from Urban Decay?  I think mine will always be the eyeshadows. 

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Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick in Mad Hatter

Mad Hatter:  Have I gone mad?
[Alice checks Hatter’s temperature]
Alice:   I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.

Hellooooo!  Last night I was able to pick up the Urban Decay Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection lipstick in “Mad Hatter.”  I found the Alice Lipsticks at Ulta for $18.00 USD (the eyeshadow palette is here for $60.00 USD).  These products have launched early at Ulta; however, if you are a rewards member at Urban Decay or have Flash Shipping at Sephora, from what I understand, they both will be getting the collection fairly soon.

I really love the limited edition packaging.  Even the box for the lipsticks is psychedelic, man!

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The tube is plastic and feels a bit more lightweight than the regular Revolution Lipstick tubes.  That’s ok, because LOOK HOW COOL this packaging is.  O_O

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I know this is an Alice Through the Looking Glass collection for the upcoming movie, but who else is getting a Price’s Paisley Park video vibe besides me?

Description From the Ulta Site:

Inspired by the fantasy-adventure film release of Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass, Urban Decay’s limited-edition shades of Lipstick pay tribute to some of the main characters from the film: Alice, Mad Hatter, Mirana (the White Queen), Iracebeth (the Red Queen) and Time, a peculiar creature who is part human, part clock.

Pair the Lipsticks with the Alice Through the Looking Glass Eyeshadow Palette and you’ll have everything you need to recreate the looks from the film. From sheer nude with a pink shift and bright red matte to gunmetal-navy with silver shimmer, these shades range from classic to edgy. Regardless of the finish (sheer, shimmery or matte), each shade has a super-creamy feel and provides rich payout.

Each Lipstick case features a colorful, kaleidoscopic pattern inspired by the film. Urban Decay debossed the top of the cap and the Lipstick with the UD icon and screened “Urban Decay” on the inside of the case.

My Take On Mad Hatter Lipstick:

Mad Hatter metallic lipstick reminds me a bit of Makeup For Ever’s #15 Pearly Violet lipstick.  However, I always found that lipstick to be quite dry and that it tugged on the lips and was uncomfortable to wear.  Mad Hatter is a little more sheer; however, that means that it can be changed up with different lip liners and be a bit more versatile.  It’s a sort of matte metallic, if that makes sense, and it’s more of a violet purple than a blue purple  It’s not drying and does not tug at the lips, which I definitely appreciate as I have dry lips.  It’s not particularly hydrating, either.  The metallic finish is not the kind that shows every lip imperfection, like some frosts do. I do not feel any glitter particles when I press my lips together (this drives me crazy).  It lasts for around 4 hours before I need a touch up and stays on very well when I’m drinking water/coffee.

PICS!

I loooooooooooooooove this, guys!  Check it!!  (Worn here with NYX Purple Rain lip liner.  Yes, Prince would approve.)

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And for fun, here’s a closed eye shot of my eye look, done with Urban Decay Vice 4 palette (Beatdown and 1985 shadows with Grasshopper):

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Will you be getting anything from the Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection?

Purple Rain – makeup of the day

I’ve been just devastated to hear of the untimely passing of a beloved music hero of mine yesterday, Prince.  I have been listening to old favorites, watching interviews, and watching videos.  I thought I would put together a makeup look to honor our Purple One.  *sniffles*


BREAKDOWN:

FACE: NYX HD Concealer in Green around nose, Rimmel Match Perfection foundation in Light Porcelain with Real Techniques sponge, NYX HD Concealer in Yellow under eyes beneath NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly, MAC Set Powder to set face, Urban Decay Afterglow Bittersweet blush, Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter in Aura

EYES:  Bobbi Brown Cream Eyeshadow in Bone as base; MAC Vanilla shadow as highlight; Urban Decay Spectrum Palette shadows in Flashback, Voodoo, and Omen; Sephora Contour Waterproof Eye Pencil in Eccentric Diva; Physicians Formula Eye Booster Liquid Liner Pen in Black; Covergirl Clump Crusher Water Resistant in Black; NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Black

LIPS:  MAC Grape Pencil, Make Up For Ever Pearly Violet lipstick

Necklace is by ReStyle.

Are you a Prince fan?

Dogwood winter look of the day 

Here in the mountains, we have a saying for when it’s spring and we get a super cold snap: “Dogwood winter.”  Well, it’s beautiful and flowers are starting to bloom, but it just got super cold with freeze warnings every night!  I said “F it!” and wore some spring brights in defiance of the cold!

  
Behind me are a flower bed you can’t see, a dogwood not yet blooming, our Japanese maple, a Japanese Yaupon holly tree, and a rhododendron.

That shed across the way makes it look like we live in the country, but we live in a suburb off a major highway! So funny! 

Closer makeup look!

  
  

I really had fun with this one today!  Here, I topped the Tarte Dollface blush with MAC Full of Joy blush to give it a lavender highlight! 

  
BREAKDOWN: 

FACE:

MAC Prep and Prime face primer, NYX HD Concealer in green around the nose and yellow under the eyes, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer under the eyes, Rimmel Match Perfection foundation in 010 Light Porcelain (UK and Canada shade only), MAC Set Powder in Invisible, Guerlain Meteorites in Clair, Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Dollface (ZOMG so beautiful!)

EYES:

Bobbi Brown Cream Eyeshadow in Bone as a base; MAC Vanilla Eyeshadow as brow bone highlight; MAC Copperplate as transition crease shade; Urban Decay Spectrum palette Flashback on lid, Voodoo in crease and lower lashline, Flatline in inner corner; Urban Decay single shadow in Tonic in center of lid; Physicians Formula Eye Boosting Pen in black; Covergirl Clump Crusher water resistant mascara black, Milani Brow Shaping Clear Wax crayon, NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Black

LIPS:

Wet n Wild Fergie lipstick in Penthouse Sweet 

FRAGRANCE:

Atelier Cologne Vanille Incensee 

Necklace is from LindenEraStudio on Etsy! 

What are you wearing today? 

Makeup of the day – Urban Decay Spectrum palette jewel tones

Well, I certainly had fun with this look!  I really went for bold color today.  We are having flash flooding after two days of pouring rain and I just wanted something bright and cheerful. Full makeup breakdown below! 

  
  
FACE:  Cover FX Custom Cover Drops in N10 mixed with Smashbox Photo Finish Primer (fantastic, more on the drops later), NYX HD Concealer in Porcelain under eyes, MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC15 to spot conceal, very light setting with MAC Blot Powder in Light, Urban Decay Afterglow Blush in Bittersweet 

EYES:  Bobbi Brown Cream Eyeshadow in Bone as a base, MAC Vanilla eyeshadow as highlight, Urban Decay Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette shades Deep End and Madness (lid), Flashback (crease), Flatline (inner corner) and lid shades also used as lower liner, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Duo in Ebony, ELF Clear Brow Gel, Benefit They’re Real Lash Primer, Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara in Black

LIPS:  NYX lip liner in Purple Rain, MAC Up The Amp lipstick 

What are you wearing today?

Fall Wedding Guest Look

I went to the wedding of my husband’s nephew yesterday – it rained so it was moved indoors, but the venue was this gorgeous rustic country setting and so beautiful and cozy.  I actually wore the Little Black Dress I eloped in a few months ago (love this thing) with a purple cardigan to jazz up a grey day, along with a vintage aurora borealis brooch that belonged to my grandmother.  Aw!  I coordinated some purple makeup and was good to go. 

 

Purple makeup look features Urban Decay Bittersweet blush and MAC Up The Amp lipstick with MAC Mega Metals eye shadows in  Mating Call, Noir Plum, and Dandizette 
  Vintage pin  

Makeup of the Day – MAC does purples right 

A while back, a friend of mine sent me some MAC makeup.  One item was this Chromaline cream liner in Rich Purple, which is a rich plum shade.  I’ve tried several times to wear it as eyeliner, but it has just enough red in it to make it look like I’ve been crying or something! Same thing happens when I wear pink eyeshadow.  Anyway, it’s such a big jar and I don’t want to waste it, so today I thought I would try it as a cream eyeshadow.  I placed it on the lower lid, and then I used a cooler blue-purple shadow under the eyes and in the crease and my regular black eyeliner on the top lid.  I think it worked!

Omg, that hair frizz!  It’s humid in August in the South, guys.

MAKEUP BREAKDOWN:

FACE:  Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation in 010 Light Porcelain, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly, MAC Casual Color on cheeks in Evening Stroll with ELF Small Stipple Brush, face set with NARS Light Reflecting Powder

EYES:  Bobbi Brown Cream Eyeshadow in Bone on top lid, MAC Chromaline in Rich Purple on bottom lid, L’Oreal Infallible Cream liner in black, MAC Mega Metals shadow in Noir Plum in crease and for lower liner, Dolce and Gabanna Passion Eyes mascara, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder in Ebony with #7 brush

LIPS:  NYX Deep Purple liner with MAC Up The Amp lipstick