Urban Decay is finally available in Belgium!
Since the launch in the Netherlands I had been waiting and waiting, and now it's finally here! A store-in-store in Ici Paris XL Brussels. I have checked it out, and it's a piece of heaven in Brussels.
I also picked up some essentials of the brand, which I'm showing you today.
The Urban Decay corner in Ici Paris XL is really big. I actually didn't expect that they would be carrying the full line. (At least I think they are, I didn't miss anything.) I would have loved to just shop there unlimited: a naked foundation, the glitter liners, the matte lipsticks, electric and vice palette, some moondust eyeshadows, the naked palettes of course and ooh, the highlighter!
But to get to know a brand, you have to start with the basics. There was one thing I really, really wanted: the (hyped) setting spray. I got that one and I also took the Perversion mascara and the eyeshadow primer home!
I was happy with my current primer: the YSL Couture Eye Primer. But Urban Decay is famous because of their eyeshadows, so they have to have some good primers, right? I took the Eyeshadow Primer Potion in 'Original' home, but there are some other versions with different tones. This one is as you can see just a neutral beige. A color that will suit a lot of people.
The packaging is really cute too. You will see that all of these products have the characterictic UD color in them: purple. The primer also has the cutest diamond cap.
When you massage the primer in, it becomes a bit powdery and very soft. It also has a color neutralizing effect. This primer is affordable and has a good amount of product, but most of all: it's a good one! My eye make-up stays perfect, it doesn't crease or looses color. This is definitely a keeper.
Second: the Perversion mascara.
This mascara is their most popular one, and it promises "bigger, blacker and badder" lashes. It's a lengthening and volumizing mascara with synthetic fiber bristles. The formula is great. I personally do not like wet mascaras and this one is the perfect in-between: not too dry, not too wet. On the swatches I only used two layers, but you can literally cake this mascara on, because of the texture it won't get clumpy. I'm a bit sad that I didn't went all the way on the photos, but it can be even more lengthening and volumizing after a few more layers.
This one can be compared to one of my favorite mascaras Le Volume by Chanel. I know that Le Volume is a mascara that you either love or hate, so I think you should try the Perversion mascara first before you buy it.
On to my favorite setting spray ever: the All Nighter. (Oops, spoiler alert.)
I have tried a few setting sprays, but they didn't really do much. I also have the MAC fix+, but that's not even a setting spray. (Don't get me started on that one.) So I was setting spray-less. I had heard so many good things about this spray, that I put this one on top of my wishlist (next to the Naked Smoky palette).
When I first got it, I wasn't too impressed by the spraying system. I had one like that, and it didn't gave a mist but bigger drops. But the Urban Decay All Nighter gives a very, very fine mist. It's so fine, that you can spray twice. It also feels natural, smells neutral and holds your make-up perfect for an entire day (or night). It is exactly as good as I had hoped for!
Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original (€19,60)
Urban Decay - Perversion Mascara (€24,70)
Urban Decay - All Nighter Setting Spray (€25,80)
Urban Decay definitely did not disappoint me. On the contrary, my wishlist only got a lot bigger!
These three products are UD essentials and they also are in the top 5 best sold products. The primer on place 2, setting spray on 3 and the Perversion mascara on 5. What's on 1? The Naked line of course! And I need to show you a lot of these, because I just stocked up on this line. Stay tuned for some gorgeous swatchies!
Have you ever tried Urban Decay?
And if you're living in Belgium: did you already went to the store?