Best of Brand – Urban Decay


Since Urban Decay’s Friends & Family sale ends at midnight tonight, I’m offering up my top picks from the brand! If you haven’t decided about hauling, perhaps something here will catch your eye. ;) Just as a reminder, the code is FFHOLIDAY13 for 20% off everything at Urban Decay!

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The Best Products For Prepping Your Lips

DILO Sep 07 - Lipstick
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I see a lot of talk about the very best ways to prep your eyes or prep your face for makeup, but not a whole lot about prep for lips. So LET’S TALK ABOUT IT MKAY!  [Read more…]

Lipstick Lover’s Paradise

I just wanted to share a little something with you that makes me extremely happy. Voila:

That’s my main lipstuff storage. I’m kind of obsessed. I like to open the drawer and just stare at it.


Make Up For Ever Lip Line Perfector

Last week I asked if anyone wanted to see a review for this new product from MUFE, and I’m really glad I decided to review it because it’s actually really cool! For me, lip liner has never really been an essential part of my beauty routine (that doesn’t seem to stop me from having a bunch though, hmm…). When I first came across the info about this pencil from MUFE I kind of shrugged it off as just another clear lip liner. I already have Urban Decay’s lip liner in Ozone and a couple of others – I kind of figured nobody was reinventing the wheel here.
Wrong! Bad blogger. While I don’t really have issues with feathering or bleeding lipcolors, I do often have products that settle into all the lines on my lips. I have what my friend’s mom lovingly referred to as “lip cleavage”.
The particular lip I’m wearing in that photo doesn’t settle much (yay!), but many of them do. Especially in the line down the center of my lower lip. And if my lips are on the dry side? Forget it. Line city. I am reduced to wearing tinted lip balms only in those situations. By the way that’s NYX’s jumbo lip pencil in Hera, lightly applied. It’s a pink that flashes purpley blue. BeautyJoint has it for just $2.99!
Instead of using the MUFE lip line perfector as a traditional lip liner, I fill in the entire lip with it before applying a lipstick that I knew settled into lip lines. BAM! Huge difference. This pencil contains hyaluronic salt to help fill lines in your lips as well as waxes and silicone to for a smooth application (and smooth surface for your lipstick to glide right on!). Because of the wax, matte properties of the pencil, it can also double as a brow wax. I haven’t tried it for that yet, but I love products that do double duty!
The Make Up For Ever Lip Line Perfector is available at Sephora and retails for $18. I’d definitely recommend it as a lip primer if you’re looking for something to help your lip products go on smoothly. This pencil is great!
Sample provided for editorial consideration.