Feb 19 2009

Urban Decay's new cream shadows

Urban Decay launched a new line of gel-based cream eye shadows with their Spring 2009 collection, boasting 70s flair. There’s 12 new shades with fun names like Asphalt, Delinquent and Rehab.

I was wary at first. Cream shadows tend to crease easier and can  sometimes feel tacky. If you have a hooded eye like I do, when you blink you run the risk of getting your lid color on your lid crease and that’s just a mess.

I’ve used previous versions of Urban Decay’s cream shadows and thought they were okay – I found that the ones with glitter tended to be more tacky than the ones that were more shimmer.

On Wednesday, I used Mushroom, a gray, shimmery color, across my lid and into the crease and just above it, combined with a couple of MAC shadows (Vex to highlight my brow bone, and Trax to add depth and a dash of color to the inside corner of my upper eyelid).

My lids felt only slightly tacky, but the color was nice – the look was soft.

I could tell that it’d be easy to create a bolder look by layering on the cream but for a normal work day, I chose a light layer.

Today I tried using Urban Decay’s Primer Potion all over my eye area first. I didn’t use it the first day because I figured, well, I’m using cream shadow, that should act as a base. So after applying the Potion and giving it a couple minutes to dry, I applied the cream shadow in Suburbia, a bronzy color with slight glitter to it. I have a small sample of Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner in R.S.V.P. and I used that over my brow bones to the brow.

Although the Urban Decay web site says the Primer Potion will enhance the longevity of the cream shadows (and I do LOVE their Primer Potion) I found that using that first created a splotchy application of the shadow. I used an Ulta eye shadow – Lustre – over the parts where it was splotchy to try and even things out since the R.S.V.P. was just a tad too light to do that for me.

Here’s a picture of a few of the new cream shadow colors:

Top to bottom: Sphynx, Mushroom, Suburbia, Radium and Grass

Top to bottom: Sphynx, Mushroom, Suburbia, Radium and Grass

Find the whole line on the Urban Decay web site; there’s a link on the right hand side of my blog!

Also, not to be forgotten – Too Faced also launched six shades of Lockdown Cream Shadows with their spring collection. They are color AND contain Shadow Insurance (Too Faced’s eye primer) in one product, according to the web site. There’s six new shades.  I haven’t tried them yet. Have you?

  • stephanie

    Has anyone used Bare minerals foundation? I am looking for a good cover up to cover a few blemishes

    • beautyjudy

      I love Bare Minerals! I have rosacea, and it’s very red-face friendly! I would definitely recommend using a moisturizer in winter before applying it though as I noticed my chin and between my brows were getting flaky. I use a moisturizer, then I use the same green tinted moisturizer I use all year round to help hide my red cheeks. My skin has stopped flaking.

      Also – if you go to stores like Ulta or Sephora, they’ll demo the makeup on you to see how you like it and to find the right shade for you 🙂

      Cover up – I recommend Amazing Cosmetics. Tiny tubes at like $28 a pop, but it’s the the best thing I’ve experimented with!

  • stephanie

    What I do when I am tired of the same old I use the bold colos as a smokey eyeliner then I apply with a brush on the top right on the lash line. Its a little color without doing the whole lid. It works for me and I am very fair complected. Good luck

    • beautyjudy

      Awesome suggestion Stephanie 🙂

  • http://xanga.com/pkbrita BRittany

    wow — here’s my question… what would i wear that green to? i have this pretty blueish cream color shadow i bought from avon when i was selling it — i’ve worn it oh i dunno like twice because it’s seriously bold an i’m seriously understated… so i want to know how i can wear bold colors but not look like i’m a clown… or maybe i should stick to my browns and bronzes…