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Review: Urban Decay Launched New Revolution Lipstick Line

A few months back Urban Decay had discontinued their lipstick, which left many fans disappointed. In fact, the original price tag of those lipsticks was $22, but in efforts to sale off the leftover inventory Urban Decay sold their lipsticks for around $6. Thousands of fans rushed to the site to make their purchases of their favorite lipstick shades and in fact many were left disappointed when their packages came in with missing items. Urban Decay stated that they couldn’t compensate all over the orders received due to the high volume. The company surely didn’t handle the situation accordingly as the orders were fulfilled out of order.

Recently, Urban Decay had launched their New Revolution Lipstick line that feature 22 shades that include nudes to bold colors. They also revamped their old formula and created a product that is long-lasting and hydrating. This new formula is creamy and contains a better hold than the previous formula, which was known to not last very long. The finish for the new lipsticks does contain some shine and less shimmer, than the previous lipsticks. For those women who love color they will be happy to know that these new shades are opaque. They are bright and highly pigmented.

The shades and descriptions are as follows:

  • Shame: Deep berry
  • Venom: Bright plum
  • Jilted: Deep fuchsia shimmer with blue shift
  • Anarchy: Bright fuchsia
  • Turn On: Rosy pink
  • F-Bomb: Classic red
  • 69: Bright red with pink undertone
  • Catfight: Pink-fuchsia with slight red undertone
  • Bang: Bright orange-red
  • Streak: Coral pink
  • Manic: Soft wine
  • Rapture: Dusting rose
  • Rush: Pink-mauve
  • Fiend: Muted rose
  • Native: Pale pink
  • Obsessed: Bright baby pink
  • Liar: Pinky brown nude
  • Naked: Nude-pink
  • Naked2: Medium beige-nude
  • Lovelight: Pale peachy-pink shimmer
  • Protest: Sheer peachy nude (Exclusive to UrbanDecay.com)
  • Strip: Sheer medium mauve-nude (Exclusive to UrbanDecay.com)

Urban Decay has also released all new 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencils that are matches to their new line of lipsticks. They recommend that women who desire long wear and bright colors should apply the lip pencils all over the lips first and then apply the lipstick over it. The lip pencil will act as a primer to help kept the color last longer throughout the day. The new lipsticks are currently being sold for $22 apiece.

So far, fans are loving the comeback of the lipstick design, but are pretty bummed that the design of the lipsticks are not as cutting edge as the previous design. A few fans believe that Urban Decay has been losing its edge ever since they were bought out by L’Oreal a few months back.

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10 Sayings That Women Use But Don’t Mean

The thing about women is that women like to use certain words or phrases that don’t quite mean what she is really feeling because she wants the man to figure it out. She doesn’t say what she really means because this is one of the ways that a woman wants her man to truly understand her. Yes, most men call it games, but women see it as lessons. When a man fully understands his woman this makes for a better relationship for the both of them. Take a look at the 10 Sayings That Women Use But Don’t Mean:

1. “That’s alright.” When a woman says this what she really means is that you messed up and she is going to wait and see if are going to make things right.

2. “You know me like the back of your hand.” When she says that she is trying to let you know that you appreciates that you get her and she is developing strong feelings for you.

3. “Sigh.” When she does this she is letting you know that whatever you did is unacceptable. She is simply not going to waste her time arguing with you about it.

4. “Some guy was flirting with me.” When she tells you this she is letting you know that other guys are definitely interested in her and you better appreciate what you have.

5. “Don’t worry about it. I got this.” When she states this she means that you can’t do it or you can’t do it right. She is going to end up doing it herself, because you have proven that you can’t pull your weight.

6. “Fine.” When she uses this word and in a certain tone things are definitely not fine between you two.

7. “Nothing is wrong.” When she says this, this means that everything is wrong. There is something definitely bothering her and it is most likely something that you did or it at least involves you.

8. “Give me 5 minutes.” You already know when she says this you better multiple that 5 by 6 or 7, because she needs at least an extra 30 minutes.

9. “Go for it.” When she states this she is using it more as a dare and not really giving you permission for it.

10. “Where is this going?” When she says this she is asking about your relationship. She wants to know if you two are getting serious and if there are wedding bells in your future.

This is simply a bit of insight to how a lot of women handle situations when it comes to dealing with their men. If you are looking for makeup articles, then you should take a look at the Top 5 Best Makeup Brands For Eyeshadows.

Review: Urban Decay The Glinda Palette

If you are into movies than you have already heard about Disney’s Oz: The Great And Powerful movie that was recently released in theaters. So far the movie has done great in theaters for those who are interested in seeing it. If you are into makeup then I am sure you already know about Urban Decay’s new palettes that were created based on two of the characters of the movie. The palettes were designed around Glinda and Theodora; which are the witches from the movie.

These palettes are limited edition items, so if you are interested in picking one up then I would suggest that you do so quickly. Today, I will only be talking about The Glinda Palette. The packaging is quite pretty as it features a sturdy plastic casing with 6 brand new eyeshadows, which includes two due shades for a total of 8 new shades. The palette itself is also a build your own type of palette that you can use to change out the colors whenever you please. There is also a full size Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in the shade ‘Glinda’ as well as a sample size of the 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in ‘Rockstar.’

The price of the palette is $49, which might seem a bit high, but when you think about all that you are getting. It is really not a bad price. If you break down the cost of purchasing every item on its own you will easily spend around $150. Also included in this palette is a ‘Get The Look’ face chart that you can easily copy the look yourself. Within the palette there is a huge convenient mirror for those makeup lovers that are on the go.

The shades that you will find in the palette are Tornado-dark purple with a shimmery finish, Auro-duo shades are highlights with one that is pale white and the other nude pink, Magic- pink with a hint of gold shimmer, Illusion- champagne with golden peach hint, Oz-duo shades with one as a gold metallic and the other as a frosted silver, and South- dark taupe with a frosted finish.

If this sound likes a palette that you wish to get your hands on, then I would strongly suggest to pick up a palette or two when you still have the chance. For your reading pleasure take a look at the Top 5 Things You Don’t Know About Your Man.

Top 5 Great Last Minute Christmas Gifts For Women

There are some last minute male shoppers out there that have no idea what to purchase their wives, girlfriends, mothers, mother in laws, sister or whatever female figure in their live. No worries gentlemen we have the answer you are looking for on what do you purchase for that special woman in your life. These are makeup gifts, but in all honesty what woman doesn’t enjoy at least one makeup item as a gift for Christmas or in fact for any special occasion. Here are the Top 5 Great Last Minute Christmas Gifts For Women that they will truly love.

1. Naked Basics: This is a small matte palette of 6 eyeshadows and is great for any woman who is a beginner, expert or makeup fanatic to own. The palette is made by Urban Decay and is sold online or at cosmetic stores such as Ulta and Sephora. You can quickly pick up this wonderful neutral matte palette today on your way home.

2. Naked Skin: This “weightless ultra definition liquid makeup” comes in 18 different shades, so you will find the perfect match. This is also made by Urban Decay and can be found at Ulta and Sephora stores. This foundation is perfect for women who do not desire caked on makeup or foundation that clogs and feels heavy on their face. Women who desire to look flawless without the hassle of heavy duty makeup should own this liquid foundation.

3. Original/Sin Eyeshadow Primer Potion Duo: This primer is perfect for those women who love applying eyeshadow on, but hates the fact that after a few hours their eyeshadow has creased or faded away. This product is also sold by Urban Decay and can be found at Ulta and Sephora stores. This duo package is a great buy as you get two primers for almost the price of one.

4. Naked Palatte: This is an all time favorite for all makeup lovers as it comes with 12 eyeshadows which are a combination of glitter, shimmer and matte. This set allows a woman to come up with countless of looks and styles that will cater to any event she attends. This gift can be purchased at an Ulta or Sephora store.

5. Matte Eye Shadow Collection: This is another matte eyeshadow collection that is made by Too Faced and it features 9 eyeshadows. You might be wondering what is the different between this matte eyeshadow palette and the Naked Basics, well this eyeshadow palette comes with 3 more colors and a few fun colors while the Naked Basics is solely neutral colors.

Hopefully, all of you men that are reading this are making your way to Ulta or Sephora today to purchase one or more of these great gifts for women. Trust me your woman is going to love any of these gifts!

Another great gift idea is a nice party dress, read about the 5 Perfect Party Dresses For Women.

4 Homemade Beauty Treatments You Didn’t Know About

For women who spend money on constantly purchasing beauty products can find that their wallets are becoming a bit empty due to this. Why not find ways that can cut down the cost of purchasing so much costly items? The items that will be discussed in this article consist of items that you already have in your home. There will be no reason to head out to any store to start using these amazing homemade beauty tips. You are definitely going to be impressed with the ingredients that you can use for beauty.

Homemade Beauty Treatment #1: Avocado Deep Hair Conditioning

Yes, it is true that women can use mayonnaise for an at home deep hair conditioning treatment when their hair is dry and unhealthy looking. Using an avocado treatment is definitely the best way to go if you are truly looking to revamp your hair into looking new, fresh and healthy. It was give you an amazing shine. For this treatment you will need to use 1/2 avocado (mash it into a bowl) and then in a separate bowl whisk one egg yolk, one teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon of extra-virgin olive oil. Combine both bowls into one and put it all over your hair for about 20 minutes, rinse off and shampoo and rinse one last time.

Homemade Beauty Treatment #2: Egg White Firming Mask

Women love the feeling of having tighter, firmer skin that leaves their face looking healthier and younger than ever. What they don’t like is the cost of skin firming products that they have to purchase on a monthly basis. Eggs are great to eat, but are even better when you can use the egg white portion of the egg to make a skin firming mask in a matter of minutes. Just whisk together one tablespoon of eggs whites and 1 1/2 teaspoons of honey.

Homemade Beauty Treatment #3: Cinnamon Body Scrub

Exfoliating is important to take off dead skin cells and to keep your skin looking healthy and fresh. Cinnamon is amazing at unclogging the pores on your skin and it simply smells great. What you have to do is mix 1/4 cup of sugar, one tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil, one teaspoon of ground cinnamon into a small box. Then massage it onto your wet skin (in the shower preferably) and then rinse off completely.

Homemade Beauty Treatment #4: Brown Sugar Body Scrub

If you are not into the cinnamon smell then try out the fantastic brown sugar body scrub as it will work just as good as the cinnamon body scrub. All you have to do is mix about 1/2 brown sugar, two tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, two teaspoons of oats, 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg in a small bowl. Once in the shower rub the scrub all over your body in a circular motion and let it rest on your body for about 2 minutes before rinsing.

All of these homemade beauty treatments will take less than 5 minutes to prepare. By incorporating these at home treatment you will save a ton of cash and make your skin look flawless. What woman doesn’t want to save some money and look wonderful by doing so?

Ladies, if you are into cruelty free cosmetic products then you must have heard about Urban Decay Sells Out To L’Oreal. Not a good look for the company who were against animal testing.

Urban Decay Sells Out To L’Oreal

Since 1996, Urban Decay has stand out against all other makeup brand companies at the time as being advocates against cosmetic animal testing. At one point the company’s quote stated, “We don’t do animal testing. How could anyone?” Today, it was announced that Urban Decay will be bought out by L’Oreal, who are non for the animal cruelty ways, which has upset Urban Decay’s loyal customers. L’Oreal is the parent company to many other brands such as YSL, Giorgio Armani, Lancome and The Body Shop.

Though L’Oreal overall does not entirely practice cruelty free methods they do own two cruelty free brands such as The Body Shop and Giorgio Armani. Urban Decay has release this statement via their Facebook page in response to the outcry of fans, “Though our ownership is changing, our policies are not. We just spoke to both the CCIC and PETA, and will keep our cruelty-free bunny icons. Urban Decay is staying cruelty-free and proud.”

With this being said many fans are not satisfied because the parent company does encourage animal testing and in turn all of the profits of Urban Decay will end up in the hands of a company who does not have any compassion for the lives of animals. Urban Decay will most likely end up losing it’s Leaping Bunny logo if the product ends up for sell in China; which L’Oreal sells most of their products at. Many consumers are confused at the fact that Urban Decay will continue to stay with their bunny logo even though their parent company tests on animals. In a way Urban Decay will not entirely be cruelty free and this is sad due to many of their products are vegan as well.

Urban Decay earlier this year announced that they will branch into the China market, which mandatory tests on animals. After hundreds of thousands customers signed petitions and urged Urban Decay to pull out of the expansion into the China market, they pulled out. Now many loyal fans feel like they have been let down once again with this new sell out to L’Oreal which is set to be a sealed deal by the end of the year. It seems that Urban Decay has let go of their beliefs not to make a profit and is now once again being called “Moral Decay” by many fans. During the talk of the China expansion Urban Decay’s PR team responded to their fans extremely poorly and this was very upsetting for fans.

Will you continue to purchase products from Urban Decay if they indeed sell to L’Oreal?

Take a look at another high end, but low cost cruelty free cosmetic brand, Review: e.l.f Cosmetics, to see what amazing products they have at very reasonable prices.

Review: e.l.f Cosmetics

In recent years the cosmetic brand e.l.f (eyes lips face) cosmetics has grown to great popularity. The brand has in fact been around for 8 years and is known for their low prices and for being a cruelty free product line. Many women might not know what cruelty free means exactly as it means that the company does not test their products on animals. Many women are now shopping for cruelty free cosmetics and e.l.f cosmetics delivers on that and so much more.

There was a time where e.l.f cosmetics hasn’t had the best reputation and many people looked down on the product as it was seen to be too “cheap.” The products themselves have improved over the last couple of years. If you are looking to try low priced cruelty free products then do not look any further as e.l.f cosmetics has many products that you will fall in love with. The great thing is that many of their products are priced from $1-$6. They do offer eyeshadow palettes for extremely low prices. One of my favorite palettes has to be the 144-Piece Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette as it runs you only $15. That is one heck of a deal. The eyeshadows are very pigmented and can be blend quite nicely. There will be some shadows that might not be as nice as others, but for the price you cannot beat it.

The cosmetic brand offers three lines which are essential, studio and mineral. The essential line is where you will find mostly $1 products, the studio line is where the $3 items are located and the mineral line is their most expensive line at with most products are $6. Even at the most expensive line you will be saving yourself lots of money.

The company is not limited to eyeshadows as the offer blush, bronzers, brushes, cleansers, primer, tools and much more. The cosmetic brand’s website also offers makeup tips via their makeup artists which is a neat feature and the company is always offering deals on their products. Every week you can expect savings such as 50% off site wide, free shipping promo codes, buy $20 worth of items and get $20 worth of other products free, etc. This particular brand is sold in Target stores, but the items are very limited in stores. The best thing would be to purchase from online at www.eyeslipsface.com and you will usually have your product delivered within a week. The company does ship internationally which is a great thing as well.

Remember not every product is going to be the best, but eyeshadows, eyeshadow primer and lipsticks are amazing from this company. I am looking forward on trying other products that e.l.f cosmetics offers. If you are looking for other cruelty free makeup companies make sure to check out Urban Decay Cosmetics as they have tons of amazing products. Make sure to read Does Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Really Work? There has been doubt about if the $20 primer does in fact do what it claims to do.