Something you’ll come to learn pretty quickly with my product preferences is that I love things in miniature. Something about being able to stuff multiple products into a tiny clutch for a night out is incredible. I’m James Bond, with lip gloss.
Another thing I love about minis is being able to try out a variety of colors or products in a line. Nothing is more irritating than springing for the full size, then realizing a product totally sucks or a color doesn’t work on you.
Enter Urban Decay’s 24/7 Travel-Size Set of 5, $32 — seriously!
COLORS – “Electric” set
Junkie (sparkling bright green)
Radium (vibrant shimmery bright blue)
Woodstock (bright sparkling fuchsia)
Ransom (bright iridescent purple)
Perversion (matte darkest black)
Not only are the products miniature, the colors are fun and surprisingly wearable. But the best part? They glide on SO SMOOTHLY. I used a cheapie Rimmel black eye pencil for years and now see what all the fuss over “smoothness” was about. These make me look like a pencil pro.
I’m definitely buying the Ransom in full-size ASAP. It doesn’t look “in your face” purple from far away, but does something magical; purple brings out the golden flecks in your eyes in a way that straight black just doesn’t. We all have stared in the mirror at ourselves to know what color our “flecks” are. Pick your pencil accordingly.
And the others will make for some fun, bachelorette-esque inspired looks for me, until they run out. I’ve worn all but Woodstock (pink/fuschia) so far and loved the look of every single one.
Here’s a pic of me rocking the Radium (blue). Not too in-your-face, right?
Another item I’ll definitely be adding to my Christmas list is Urban Decay’s Naked 2 palette, $50. First, can I just say that I love palettes. It’s kind of an addiction. But isn’t it so annoying when only 1 or 2 colors are wearable? It doesn’t stop me from buying them, but its a habit I’m trying to curb.
You won’t have that problem with these colors. ALL ARE GORGEOUS! To quote the lovely Mindy Kaling, I defy you to find a look you can’t create with this palette. Urban Decay always scared me because of all the shimmer, but I’m pretty sure this palette will be my gateway drug to an obsession with this brand. If I look like Lady Gaga in a month, please intervene.
*Edit: Waaaaaa this palette is back-ordered!!!!! If any of Santa’s elves are listening… Wink.