Saturday, January 23, 2016

Urban Decay Birthday Haul!


I've still got a few things from my drawn-out birthday celebration to share, and one of those purchases is my Urban Decay order.  I had received a birthday coupon in my email from them, and since I procrastinated in using it, I managed to also score on a bunch of deluxe samples.  Score!

As with my Sephora birthday order that I shaded last Saturday, I got one restock item and one fun item to get me to the $50 threshold for the bundle of samples.  I'd been wanting to get the Naked Basics 2 palette, but resisted it in this order and just got a single shadow instead.  You could say I was trying to be "budget-friendly." lol
The Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup in shade 3.5 was my restock item.  I only have a handful of uses left in my first bottle.  I do prefer to apply this particular foundation with a brush - either the U.D. Optical Blurring Brush or the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush (I think that's the right one).  The rest of my foundations/BB/CC creams I've been using my clean fingers with lately.
My "fun" item is the single eye shadow in Buck, which I hope will be perfect for a crease/transition shade or just to darken up the outer corners.  I bet it'd also be pretty buffed on the lower lid to finish off any look.  If I get brave one day, it might even work as the main color in a nice brown smoky eye.  I must play one of these days.  My swatch of Buck was not built up at all (no primer/lotion/etc).

My birthday coupon was to get a free, with purchase, full-size 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil.  I chose Sabbath, a dark matte navy blue.  I'm hoping it will work in my waterline.  I have a bunch of the 24/7 pencils, I just never reach for them (or pencils in general) - I need to change that.  I did one quick, light swipe for my swatch of the pencil and I'm impressed with how creamy and easy to apply it seems.  It's also not budging off my hand right now, even with pressing rather hard and rubbing.  I don't remember getting this coupon in my email in prior years, but I'm happy I did this year and hope they keep it up!
And these last pictures are of all the samples and deluxe samples.
There's a deluxe sample of Naked Lipgloss in Naked, 4 samples of Revolution lipstick samples (Jilted, Rapture, X2 Naked), Perversion mascara deluxe sample, B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray deluxe sample, Afterglow Blush card (3 shades), Sheer Revolution Lipstick blister pack (4 shades), Revolution High-Color Lipgloss deluxe sample in Scandal (I did have to make a sticker for the shade name on it) and Revolution High-Color Lipgloss blister pack (3 shades).
The bottom picture is just with most things out of their "brochures" and 3/4 lipsticks uncapped.  

I just love when I'm able to score on samples!  I already know I really enjoy the Vitamin b6 prep spray from the last sample I got of it (I believe from an in-store Ulta/U.D. event).  I do have a sample of the Naked Lipgloss in Naked already so this one and one tube of Naked Revolution lipstick will be going in back-up land, as will the mascara until I get through some more of my mascara back-stock.  There's so many new-to-me goodies - lipsticks, high-color lipglosses & blushes - to play with that I can't wait!  Actually, I think I might have another lipstick sample that I got quite some time ago...I just never reach for it since it's super red.  These new shades should be more wearable for me.

Did you take advantage of the promo to score on Urban Decay samples last month?  Do you like their Naked Skin foundation?  

**all items purchased by me
**my opinions are my own
**not sponsored/affiliated

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