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vackid asked: Hello, i have acne and use the kat von d tattoo concealer to cover spots, redness, and scarring but i'm in the process of clearing my skin. I want to stop using a heavy makeup, would you suggest the naked skin beauty balm by urban decay?

Hello!  First of all, good for you - it is really difficult to separate yourself from heavy makeup, which can be like a comfort zone.  It is for me, anyway!

As for the Urban Decay Beauty Balm, I wouldn’t really suggest it for your purpose.  Mainly because it covers absolutely nothing and feels almost pointless to me in anything other than a primer.  As a primer it’s wonderful, because it makes your skin feel really silky smooth.

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Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm - $34

Find it online!

If you’re looking for something lighter and better for your skin, I’d recommend the Cover Fx CC Cream or Mineral Powder.  They’re two very different products, and honestly I’d go for the powder, but that might not be appealing to you if you’ve been using liquid products.  Cover Fx is an amazing brand for sensitive or problem skin types and they have a great variety of products.  I like the CC Cream because it’s light and a little goes a very long way, plus there are amazing skincare benefits.  The powder is really lightweight and evens out most discoloration without looking or feeling cakey.





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clrvoyant asked: What type of eyeliner would you use to make a smoky wing?

Hello!  There are a couple of types of liner that would work well for a smoked-out, winged-out, cat-eye type of eye!  This is one of my favorite looks to rock at work, because it takes almost no time to do when I’m getting ready, and looks fantastic!

Your first option is to use a creamy pencil.  Kohl pencils tend to work really well, as do “gel-like” pencils, because they are very easy to blend, but still set in place so they won’t smear down your face during the day.  You will also need to have a separate brush to smudge the liner outwards, but if you don’t have one handy a Q-tip works just as well!

My recommendations for these would be:

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Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencils - $19 - Found Here

These are super creamy, and set really well after applying a couple layers.

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Milani Liquid Eye Eyeliner Pencil - $6 - Found Here

Formerly known as “Liquif’eye”, this is my holy grail black eyeliner pencil from the drugstore, and the black shade is actually a great dupe for Urban Decay’s “Perversion” pencil, the blackest black ever!

You could also use a gel eyeliner to create that type of eye!  Gel eyeliner is very creamy and opaque, and smudges to sultry perfection.  My favorite:

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Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner - $6 - Found Here

This liner is pigmented, easy to apply, comes with  a brush, and is just as good quality as any gel liner four times the price.  You will need a different kind of brush to smoke it out on your eyes, but it’s nice that it comes with a proper tool!

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thinknoevil asked: Hi! Do you have any dupes for Urban Decay Naked Basics palette?

Hi hon!  I sure do!  Because this palette is so basic (as the name implies), it’s actually pretty easy to find TONS of dupes for the colors inside.  I don’t have any singlular palette that has each shade exactly, but I have some singles and very similar palettes that will get you the same looks for WAY less!

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Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette - $27

(All are matte shades except for the first color, Venus, which is a pearly white.)

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Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliners - $18 each
[DUPED by NYX Liquid Crystal Eyeliners - $4.50 each]

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliners - $18 each

[DUPED by NYX Liquid Crystal Eyeliners - $4.50 each]

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(Late) Beauty Hits & Misses! - September ‘13

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It’s time again for the Beauty Hits and Misses of the month!  Lucky you - because I was slacking and didn’t get these up at the end of September, I’ll be sharing a whole month and a half’s worth of the good and the bad… beauty products that made me smile and scream!  I hope you are all having a wonderful start to the fall season, whether you’re going back to class or not.  I’ve been extremely busy and hope that you’ll all forgive me for my absence!

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Battle Of the Eyeliners: “Smudge-Proof” Pencils, prestige brands

I had a bit of fun at Sephora today.  I’ve tried my fair share of really nice, richly pigmented, long lasting eyeliner pencils, and it’s often hard to really figure out the difference between the good ones, and the REALLY good ones.  So, I decided to put them to the test… a smudge test.

Up for consideration are some of the most popular eyeliner pencils on the market, including Make Up For Ever, Stila, Urban Decay, and Tarte. 

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UD Vice Palette
(pssst… did you hear that they’re coming out with a Vice 2?!?!)

UD Vice Palette

(pssst… did you hear that they’re coming out with a Vice 2?!?!)

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cyanrockets asked: your favorite neutrals palettes? both high end and drugstore!

I’m a sucker for neutrals, so I have TONS!  But here are my favorites (as in, the ones I use regularly):

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LORAC Pro Palette - $42

All time favorite!  Best high end palette for your money, hands down.

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Urban Decay Naked Palette - $50

This isn’t the most popular palette in the world for no reason!

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88 Neutral (or 88 Warm) Palette - $16ish

So many colors for such a good price.  And they’re actually good quality! (You can get them at bhcosmetics.com, also Coastal Scents, Shany, Sedona Lace, Crown Brush, etc.  They’re wholesale palettes)

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NYX Caviar & Bubbles palette - $10

Unfortunately this palette has been discontinued.  NYX has other great neutral palettes, but this was the best!!

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Wet n Wild Comfort Zone palette - $5

I don’t use the greens much, but I’ve hit pan on all of the colors on the left side!

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athejournalist asked: Hello :) I have green eyes and fair skin, which palette should I buy? Naked 1, Naked 2 or Nude 'Tude? Thanks <3

Hi Hon!  Well, since they are all neutral palettes, they will all work about the same for you… and for everyone else for that matter!  The Balm Nude’Tude palette is significantly cheaper, but otherwise they are all the same, but different.. if you understand what I mean, haha!  They are all neutral palettes with 12 different colors that can be combined in infinite ways without ever clashing with one another.  The Naked palette runs more warm-toned, the Naked 2 cool-toned, and the Nude’Tude palette has a pretty good mix of warm and cool tones.  The Nude’Tude palette also branches out more from the metallic-brown-taupes that you find mostly in the Naked palettes… for instance a plummy wine color, and a yellow-gold.

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TheBalm Nude’Tude Palette - $36

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Urban Decay Naked Palette - $48

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Urban Decay Naked 2 palette - $48

My best advice is to pick whatever one *speaks to you*.  Sometimes seeing them all side by side will help you figure that out. They will all look good on you, so I can’t be the one to tell you which to get ;)

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youreyesarewiderthendistance asked: I recently purchased Urban Decays De Slick, and it says you should spray it on before and after foundation, and I'm a little confused on whether I should spray it on before or after primer. Please help!

Hello hon!  

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In all honesty, I don’t think it matters whether you apply it before or after your primer, because they will both do similar things.  A setting spray is kind of like a primer for the end of your makeup routine!  Since this setting spray is designed to keep oil at bay, applying it beforehand is good too… I would probably apply it directly to the skin, before your primer and after your moisturizer.

Hope this helps you!  If you’ve been applying it after your primer, don’t worry about it, because I don’t think there will be too huge of a difference.  :)

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glamourwithpriscilla asked: Hi :) do you know where I can buy the XL bottles of the UD setting spray?

Hey girl!  They don’t make the XL bottles anymore because they changed the packaging, but the large bottles ($29) are the same size I believe.  You can still find some of the XL bottles in the old packaging on Ebay.  Otherwise hit up Ulta or Sephora!  :)

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Urban Decay is on Hautelook!  Get yourself some killer deals on one of the most coveted makeup brands.  The discounts are awesome.. don’t miss out!!

Smile Sciences teeth whitening products, Conair bath essentials and TEI Spa are also on sale

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Urban Decay Naked & Naked 2 Palettes… DUPED!

One of the most frequently asked questions I get on DrugstorePrincess is “What is a good dupe of the Naked palette/Naked 2 palette?”  Urban Decay’s Naked line is one of the most versatile and coveted in the cosmetic world.  They are each 12-pan palettes of neutral colors - mostly shimmers, with a few matte shades thrown in - and they are popular because you can effortlessly throw together any of the shades and they will all look good with one another!  Basically, they are fool-proof palettes, and it doesn’t hurt that the eyeshadows are good quality as well.

But each of the Nakeds cost $50 each… granted, they do come with either a brush or pencil eyeliner and a lipgloss or mini eyeshadow primer, but any way you look at it, these palettes could easily break the bank.  So finally I’ll make a post about my favorite “dupe” of these palettes…

The NYX Nude on Nude Palette!

This palette contains 20 eyeshadow colors AND 10 lip colors… all in one!  Like the Nakeds, the Nude on Nude palette is filled with gorgeous neutral eyeshadows that are a mix of shimmer and matte finishes.  You can pair any one color with any other color and they will match, plus all of these colors compliment every eye color, skin color, hair color, and occasion.  The lip colors included slide out from underneath the eyeshadows, and are a perfect mix of bright and muted colors.  They have glossy finishes and provide lots of color, and the best part is that they all match the eyeshadows!  Each pan of product in the NYX palette is larger than those that come in the Urban Decay palettes… so you get more product for less money.  Some of these eyeshadows are a little powdery compared to UD’s, but they are all nicely pigmented and very blendable, making them easy to work with.

The best part?  You get twice the product for only $25… that’s half the cost of ONE of the Naked palettes, and you get colors that are dupes from BOTH.

I highly recommend picking up this versatile and quality palette.  You can find the Nude on Nude palette in Ulta stores, or online at Ulta.com or NYXcosmetics.com!

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xxboredangelxx asked: Hey, I was wondering if you have any recommendations for eyeliner that's good for the waterline. I've tried a few and I can't find any that work all that well.

Hello!  When looking for a liner for your waterline, you need something that is very pigmented and opaque, and smooth to apply.  Generally people like to use pencils, although I personally prefer gel eyeliner.  Here are a few pencils that have passed my test:

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Milani Liquif’Eye Metallic Eyeliner Pencils - $6

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L’Oreal Extra Intense Liquid Pencil - $9

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NYX Slide On Pencils - $8

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Urban Decay 24/7 Pencils - $19
However, gel eyeliner is my favorite method because it lasts much longer in my opinion.  They’re also very smooth and easy to apply, so you don’t have to layer product on to get a dark, opaque line.
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Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner - $7

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