Light Up Your Face with Urban Decay's Urban Glow.

I will admit that I know nothing about highlighting and contouring when it comes to making up my face. What I do know is that I like to look as fresh as I can, especially in the wee hours of the morning when I am getting ready for school, and a highlighter is one way to get this fresh glow.

Urban Decay just came out with a Cream Highlight product called Urban Glow and I think it will make my highlighting process that much easier.


The notes I got from Urban Decay on this new product just about it sums it up in a nutshell:

"Urbanglow is enriched with a healthy dose of nourishing coconut oil, giving it just the right amount of slip to glide on easily and apply without the greasy Renee Zellweger shine. Each of the four ridiculously flattering shades are subtle enough to work on any skin tone. Look cool while you fake an inner glow: when it’s time for a touch-up, whip out your signature Lucite compact adorned with a flowery gold skull, emblazoned with the new ‘UD’ icon, and complete with a mirror. Packed with powders made from real crushed pearls, this cream highlight gives skin an ethereal glow..."

Urban Glow comes in four perky shades:

  • Moonshine- a pearlescent shimmer with iridescent pink shift
  • Sin- gold shimmer
  • Wicked- pink shimmer
  • Brown Sugar- bronze shimmer

Check out Urban Glow Cream Highlight over on It will be in stores on October 1st. Each color sells for $24.00.

Back to School Beauty in a Box Sets from Sephora.

I love the summer but at the same time I am excited for getting back into the routine of school. The fact that I am starting high school in a few weeks makes it even more exciting. Of course shopping for back to school would not be complete without picking up some new makeup.

I have been looking at some new makeup sets put together by Sephora called "Beauty in a Box" and they include some of my faves. I plan to head to Sephora this weekend to check these out.

Benefit Beauty in a Box - $48.00

In the box:

  • Full-Sized Some Kind-A Gorgeous The Foundation Faker
  • Full-Sized "That Gal" Brightening Face Primer
  • Deluxe Mini Stay Don't Stray Stay-Put Primer For Concealers & Eyeshadows
  • Full-Sized Erase Paste 02 Medium Brightening Camouflage For Eyes & Face

Urban Decay Beauty in a Box - $52.00

In the box:

  • 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero (black)
  • Skyscraper Multi-benefit Mascara (black)
  • Lipstick in Wicked (mauve/ sheer sheen)
  • Travel Size Eyeshadow Primer Potion (sheer nude)
  • Eyeshadow in Romp (deep royal purple sheen)
  • Eyeshadow in Skimp (sheer pearly vanilla sheen)

Tarte Beauty in a Box - $45.00

In the box:

  • Lock & Roll 12-Hour Eyeshadow, burnt bronze
  • EmphasEYES™ Waterproof Clay Shadow/Liner, plum
  • Rise & Shine Lip Gloss And Stain, nude
  • Clean Slate Natural Face Primer
  • Mineral Powder Bronzer, park ave princess
  • Lights, Camera, Splashes! Natural Waterproof Mascara

Before playing with them, I am leaning toward the Urban Decay beauty in a box. It seems like I would use most of the products in it. Of course, it is the most expensive and I am sure my Mom will notice that right away, but if I will get more use out of them, it will be worth it. Don't you think?

Which Beauty in a Box would you go for?

Eyeshadow Not Lasting All Day? Try Urban Decay to Lead the Way!

Being a busy girl in school and sports along with trying to wear makeup is nothing short of a HUGE dilemma.  It is not so much the time that it takes for me to play and look my best when wearing makeup; it is trying to make it look like I still have my face on at lunch time.

I know I should have just asked my Mom, but I did a bit of research myself and found out that I need to bring primers into my life. So with that, I finally asked Mom what to try first. She pointed me to Urban Decay and the Primer Potions, of which there are 3. Of which, all are for me!

These primers are like genies in a bottle. Yes, the bottle represents that, I know, but it is so true. Once applied, eye shadow adheres to the potion which makes shadow stay in place on the eyelids all day long.To quote the brand on this thought, "The genie in these bottles fulfills three wishes: eye shadow that lasts, more vibrant and lasting color, and absolutely NO creasing."

I said that there were 3 Primer Potions, and they all work the same but just look a little bit different on the eye. The original one is pretty nude in color and virtually disappears on the eyelid after it dries. Then there are the two lightly shaded Primer Potions. There is Sin, which is more of a champagne color that has a bit or pearlessence to it. It is very pretty on it's own and it makes the perfect base for a color that needs a little softness added in. I like Sin especially with the new Urban Decay Stardust Eye shadow. The newest Primer Potion is Eden. Eden is a very soft muted brown color. This one probably evens out my skin tone on my eyelid the most as I have a bit of a tan and this just makes it look better to begin with. This version does not have as much of a sheen to it, it is just your basic shaded base.

If you want to try them, you can check them out in person at Sephora or buy them on the web at

I also spotted a great primer set that I am going to have my Mom get for me to try out more of the Urban Decay primers. The kit is called Box of Potions and beside the Primer Potion, it has smaller sizes of their Eyelash Primer, Lip Primer and Face Primer (Complexion Primer, as they call it).

Tell me if you have used any of these. Is the Box of Potions what you think I should get next to try in trying to get the rest of makeup to last all day?

Disclosure: Press samples of some of these products were sent to Beautiful Makeup Search for editorial consideration.