It feels like just yesterday I was writing all about this year’s spring releases (oh wait, that’s because it was pretty much yesterday), but today it’s time to cast aside the last of those yawn-inducing pastels and show you some fun new releases from Urban Decay. Perhaps the most exciting items from their summer ’13 collection are the newly launched Moondust Eyeshadows, which you can read about in my sad excuse for a product spread up there. How exactly did I manage to spend thirty minutes putting it together, and still forget to include Zodiac, a stunner of a smoky black with blue-green shift and 3D sparkle? We’ll never know.
Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Zodiac
These are supposed to feel smooth like a cream shadow, but go on like a brilliantly shiny powder. From what I’ve heard online, they’re closer in formula to MAC’s Pressed Pigments than the Armani ETK/L’oreal Infallible shadows, but I’ll let you know more once I’ve swatched them in person.
Also included in the collection are 27 brand new shades of their infamous pencil liners, which join the existing shades in their lineup to create a massive range of 40 shades. I have an assortment of blues on my desk, which I’ve been playing with for the past couple of days, and can’t wait to tell you more about them.
I won’t be reviewing the rest of the collection, but here’s what else you can be expecting from the always-colorful brand this summer:
24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencils
These big, blendable pencils glide on smoothly to give you gorgeous, buildable, waterproof color that lasts all day without smudging or creasing. Just glide on, blend and go! The fat shape allows you to cover large areas more quickly while still giving you tons of versatility. Use the side of the tip to dole out a generous swipe of eyeshadow, or use the thin tip to lay down precise lines.
- Noise: bright pink with silver sparkle
- Mushroom: warm pale gray shimmer
Build Your Own Palette (BYOP) in Rebound
This BYOP is a 4-pan customizable and collectible eyeshadow kit. And like all Build Your Own Palettes, the design is limited-edition.
To get things started off right, we loaded it with a never-before-seen shade that’s universally flattering and perfect for day or night. Where you take things from there is all up to you. With three empty spaces and a massive selection of shades, the options are limitless. (Plus, you can swap out shades whenever you get a craving for more.)
Update: Sorry guys, wrong information. The Rebound BYOP comes empty so you can fill in all four slots at your leisure.
De-Slick Mattifying Powder
Made from rice powder, this lightweight, super absorbent formula not only banishes shine, but actually absorbs oil. Most compact powders mix with the skin’s natural oils and can end up looking cakey on your complexion, but not De-Slick. And it’s infused with healing green tea extract to calm and soothe sensitive skin.
New Eyeshadow Shades
- Easy Baked: light bronze shimmer (brand new)
- Desperation: grayish taupe brown matte-satin (previously exclusive to The Vice Palette)
- Laced: pinky-taupe matte (previously exclusive to The Vice Palette)
Anything catch your eye? What’s your favorite summer collection this year?
Images courtesy of Urban Decay.