Urban Decay

Urban Decay At-A-Glance

Strengths: Workable options in almost every category; excellent cheek tint; bonanza for anyone who wants lots of shiny eyeshadows; good mattifier; bronzing powder; brow products; makeup brushes.

Weaknesses: Mostly average to poor mascaras; limited foundation shades and some disappointing lip glosses; the products designed to help makeup last longer don't help.

From its unconventional beginnings in 1996 with the debut tagline of "Does Pink Make You Puke?" Urban Decay has been at the forefront of the ongoing trend toward unconventional colors. Their approach to beauty is still rooted in steering clear of the norm, but for those creative, unconventional folks who want the opportunity to express themselves with well-formulated, edgy products, this is the line to look to.

Now representing itself by the decidedly tamer "Beauty with an Edge" slogan, the line still offers several shiny options (which excel by virtue of how well they cling to skin), but the items that really deserve your attention include some of their mascaras, bronzing powder, blush, and brow products. The brush collection is highly recommended and priced on the low end when compared to other department-store lines, and Urban Decay counters (as opposed to Sephora stores, where the line is typically sold) offer helpful literature about how to design a complete makeup look. The colors may be unconventional and more clownish than classy, but their placement advice is right-on.

Shortcomings of this edgy line include the lack of lipsticks and some glittery products that apply terribly. Those who appreciate products that make a statement (though it may not always be one that puts you in your most flattering light) should explore the best of what is offered here, as should those whose makeup concepts occasionally lean toward the adventurous side.

For more information about Urban Decay, call (800) 784-URBAN or visit www.urbandecay.com.

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Average Naked Ultra Nourishing Gloss Urban Decay Lip Gloss  $20.00
Good Skyscraper Multi-Benefit Mascara Urban Decay Regular Mascara  $20.00
Best Brow Box Urban Decay Brow Powder/Wax  $29.00
Good Surreal Skin Creamy Concealer Urban Decay Liquid Concealer  $16.00
Best Matte Eyeshadow Urban Decay Powder Eyeshadow  $18.00
Good Baked Bronzing Powder Urban Decay Powder Bronzer  $26.00
Average Super-Saturated Ultra Intense Waterproof Cream Eyeliner Urban Decay Liquid/Gel/Cream/Cake  $22.00
Poor Naked Skin Body Beauty Balm SPF 20 Urban Decay BB Cream  $32.00 5.50 fl. oz.
Average All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray Urban Decay Specialty Makeup Products  $29.00 4.00 fl. oz.
Average 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil Urban Decay Cream/Cream-to-Powder Eyeshadow  $20.00
Poor Lip Junkie Lip Gloss Urban Decay Lip Gloss  $19.00
Good Urbanbrow Styling Brush and Setting Gel Urban Decay Brow Gels/Tints  $20.00
Good Lipstick Urban Decay Cream Lipstick  $22.00
Good Lip Primer Potion SPF 15 Urban Decay Specialty Makeup Products  $20.00
Good Eyeshadows Urban Decay Powder Eyeshadow  $18.00
Poor Guardian Angel Spray Moisturizer SPF 8 Urban Decay Moisturizer with Sunscreen  $26.00 4.00 fl. oz.
Best Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Powder Urban Decay Powder Foundation  $34.00
Good Naked Flushed Urban Decay Cream/Cream-to-Powder Blush or Bronzer  $30.00
Good Lush Lash Mascara Growth Serum-Infused Conditioning Mascara Urban Decay Lash Growth/ Lash Conditioners  $20.00
Average Liquid Eye Liner (Discontinued) Urban Decay Liquid/Gel/Cream/Cake  $18.00
Poor Cream Eyeshadow (Discontinued) Urban Decay Cream/Cream-to-Powder Eyeshadow  $17.00
Best Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder Urban Decay Loose Powder  $34.00
Average Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color Urban Decay Lip Tint/Lip Stain  $19.00
Average 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil Urban Decay Lipliner  $19.00
Average Sparkling Lickable Body Powder (Discontinued) Urban Decay Body Shine  $20.00 0.53 fl. oz.
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