It’s official, Urban Decay has landed at BEAUTY BAY and we couldn’t be more hyped. Ahead of the launch, we caught up with Danielle, global MUA and fountain of all Urban Decay knowledge, to get the lowdown on the Urban Decay bestsellers and learn some insider tips and tricks for applying them. Keep reading for the ultimate roundup of the Urban Decay must-haves you absolutely need to add to your makeup bag. After all, they’re bestsellers for a reason…
All Nighter Setting Spray
Arguably Urban Decay’s most coveted product, the All Nighter Setting Spray is a straight up gamechanger. Spritzing weightlessly over the complexion, the fine mist formula keeps the skin cool and makeup fresh – perfect for when after work drinks turn into 3am taxis home.
“What sets the All Nighter Setting Spray apart from others is our temperature control technology. If you’re in a hotter environment it stops your makeup from melting or breaking down throughout the day and if you’re in a colder environment it stops the skin from dehydrating and prevents your makeup from flaking or cracking. It also keeps colour as strong as it was when you first applied it for up to 16 hours.”
Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Clear some room in your makeup bag, the Eyeshadow Primer Potion is literally the stuff of dreams. Featuring a wand applicator and velvety soft formula, the long lasting eyeshadow base primes your lids and extends the wear of your favourite shadows.
“I always tell my clients to think of it as your eye cream, letting it sink into the skin first before applying your powder eyeshadow on top to prevent changing the consistency of your eyeshadow. Alternatively, you can mix the Eyeshadow Primer Potion with your powder shadows to create a lovely cream effect.”
Naked Petite Heat Eyeshadow Palette
Ready to turn up the heat? Inspired by the OG Naked Heat Palette, The Naked Petite Heat Eyeshadow Palette is ultra-compact, making it ideal for stashing in your handbag on the way to your BFFs or popping into your hand luggage for last minute getaways. From soft nudes and terracotta mattes to scorched oranges and red browns, this smokin’ hot palette may be small, but it sure packs a punch.
Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette
Thought neutrals were boring? Think again. The Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette is anything but. Housed in a luxe cushioned case, the twelve rich and versatile hues are the essentials every makeup obsessive needs in their collection. Sweep the soft nudes and warm browns over your lids to upgrade your everyday look or make a statement with the golden metallics and shimmering bronzes – the possibilities with this palette are endless.
“I love a matte ‘90s vibe so I’m obsessed with the mattes in this palette. If I want to take it to the next level with something a bit sassier and more sparkly, I’ll use setting spray and a flat brush to foil the eyeshadow on top of the matte base that I’ve already created.”
For lashes that truly make a statement, Perversion Mascara is a must-have. The chunky wand evenly coats each and every lash with an ultra-black piment, instantly delivering the length and definition you’ve always wanted. Really, it’s that good.
“This mascara contains a triple black pigment, so you can go messy quite fast. The trick is, don’t load it up from the beginning of the root. I always take the excess off first then wiggle the wand down to the route without touching the lid to evenly disperse to the outer tips of the lashes. That way you get a lovely, fluffy, wispy lash.”
All Nighter Waterproof Concealer
If full coverage is your thing, All Nighter Waterproof Concealer has got it covered (literally). The ultra-pigmented and super blendable formula conceals everything from dark circles and blemishes to scarring and pigmentation. Flawless finish incoming…
Stay Naked Foundation
If you’re counting down the days until your next night out, you should definitely be investing in the Stay Naked Foundation. Staying put for up to 24 hours (!) this base staple refuses to cake, offering that your-skin-but-better finish. With 50 shades to choose from, it’s also super easy to find your perfect match.
“This is a modern matte foundation which can be freshened up by doing some prep work. I always team with a Quick Fix Prep Spray and one of the All-Nighter Primers because they’re quite hydrating so you don’t get that silicone feel with them. For application, I’d recommend using the Diffusing Highlighter Brush as it’s multi-textured so gives you that buffed out finish.”
If you ask us, you can never have too many lipsticks, and the Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks are the pout perfecting heroes every makeup bag needs. Powerfully pigmented and packed with a range of skin-loving ingredients, you’ll find a shade and finish to suit every vibe.
“I love a matte lipstick, but I think we all know that they can be quite drying, especially if you have dry lips. To combat this, the Vice Lipstick formulas are oil infused to keep your lips moisturised right up until the end of the day.”
Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette
It wouldn’t be an Urban Decay bestsellers roundup without a Naked Eyeshadow Palette thrown in, and the Naked 3 definitely deserves a top spot in your makeup stash. A rosy take on the traditional nude palette, this ultimate eyeshadow collection features twelve brand new shades, from rosy brown mattes to metallic pink shimmers. Helloooo, new fave.