beauty / lipstick / little luxuries / make up

Urban Decay Moonspoon and Catfight

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I’ve always had the most immense soft spot for Urban Decay thanks to their bright and often edgy colour range, superb quality and commitment to ending animal cruelty. Okay, this devotion waned a bit when they announced last year that they were planning to branch out into selling in China, which earns a beauty brand an automatic place on my Boycott List (all beauty products sold in China have to be tested on animals, which is REALLY disgusting), but in a dramatic about face they then decided not to go ahead so we’re cool now.

Anyway, I had a bit of a rough week so decided to treat myself to some new make up as that never fails to cheer me up. After much indecision, I decided on the new Moon Dust eyeshadow in Moonspoon and one of the new Revolution lipsticks in Catfight.

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Moonspoon is ace – I really love glittery silvery eyeshadows and this has to be the best of the bunch as it has a really beautiful sheer ‘grown up’ glitter that is more magical than your average pageant queen get up. It’s really really gorgeous and a staple now in my make up bag as although it’s seriously glittery, it’s not too full on for day time wear. However, if you want to really SHINE in the evening, this should definitely do the trick. I’m in love.

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I actually planned to get one of the darker, more plummy new lipsticks in the newly reformulated Revolution range (which is beautifully packaged in gorgeously tactile beaten metal cases) but after trying some on, I decided on Catfight instead, which is a beautiful bright raspberry red which like Moonspoon isn’t too much for daytime wear if you feel a bit self conscious going out in red lipstick before gin o’clock. I love the texture of Urban Decay lipsticks – they are super moisturising and slick on like a dream, which is great at this time of year when lips tend to dry out a lot more.

Also, because there is a definite pink tinge to the red, I think this colour is probably a lot more universally flattering a straight red lipstick – especially if like me you aren’t blessed with a great complexion or have rather unnatural hair!

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