The new Urban Decay x Kristen Leanne assortment is out and individuals are speaking! I’ve noticed a large number of unfavorable responses jumbled in with some very certain critiques. This appears to be a polarizing assortment that folks both love or hate. That being stated, I’m in truth within the center in this one. I really like probably the most sun shades and others are simply now not colours I will pull off. For the ones of you who don’t know, Kristen Leanne is a cruelty loose influencer/YouTuber. She’s the landlord of Arctic Fox and she or he’s recognized for her giant character, flamboyant hair, piercings and tats. Let’s check out the Daydream Palette, Kaleidoscope Dream Palette and Beauty Beam Highlight Palette. You can take a look at my evaluate and swatches of the Kristen Leanne Vice Lipsticks right here.
The Urban Decay x Kristen Leanne Daydream Palette is a 5 pan matte eyeshadow palette with a reflect and double-ended mixing brush. The packaging is tremendous lovely and Kristen discussed that the quilt artwork used to be created by means of taking pics of red frosting (ok now I wish to consume it!). The sun shades are heat neutrals, and form of a smaller, softer model of the Naked Heat palette. These are very blendable and wearable – particularly you probably have yellow undertones (like moi).
- Lucy (ivory matte) is a matte ivory base or spotlight color. The identify is an homage to Lucille Ball.
- Daydream (comfortable nude matte) is a light peachy brown transition color.
- 12/12 (comfortable peach matte) is a very hot, vibrant pinky peach (12/12 is Kristen’s birthday).
- Subscribe (heat nude matte) is a deep yellow-toned brown color.
- Eight (wealthy heat brown matte) is a heat darkish brown. Eight is Kristen’s fortunate quantity.
I feel this can be a truly great shuttle palette. The sun shades mix very simply they usually all pass in combination – ahhh unity! I used to be shocked that Urban Decay created non-vegan palettes for a cruelty loose influencer (I feel Kristen Leanne follows a vegan vitamin, however all of those palettes are made with carmine). That’s now not a subject for me in my opinion however it can be for a few of you guys.
You can do an on a regular basis impartial glance or make it extra intense by means of smoking it out with 12/12 and Eight. I feel this will likely attraction to other folks like me who have been loopy in regards to the peach sun shades that have been in every single place ultimate 12 months. And it’s going to attraction to people who like extra herbal appears.
However, I don’t see Urban Decay’s hardcore lovers touching this with a 10 foot pole since UD has a tendency to draw make-up enthusiasts who need daring eye appears that lean towards the cool facet. This is simply too tame for them. BUT, the Kaleidoscope Dream palette would possibly do the trick for the cool children…
The Urban Decay x Kristen Leanne Kaleidoscope Dream eyeshadow palette is more or less an strange fowl. It has a mixture of very 11 very daring sun shades that in the beginning I didn’t suppose would pass in combination. In different phrases, it sort of feels such as you’d want different palettes with transition sun shades, until you have been in particular going for a rainbow glance! After I began enjoying with it, I see how the sun shades can paintings in combination. But, I’m now not that professional with it comes to making wild and loopy make-up appears so I nonetheless want to see some tutorials.
- Spitfire (vibrant red satin with red shift)
- Stay Gold (metal yellow-gold)
- Tajin (orange matte)
- LCW (metal teal blue) – named after Kristen’s favourite ’60s music “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress”
- TRM (metal deep military blue) – named after Kristen’s husband – The Ryan Morgan
- Leo + Brixton (holographic inexperienced pearl shift + holographic red-green pearl shift) – named after Kristen’s pets!
- Lime Time (metal neon inexperienced)
- 13th Floor (black matte) – named after one in every of Kristen’s favourite Twilight Zone episodes
- Dye (violet satin)
- Corona (metal comfortable bronze with gold shimmer)
I’m now not loopy in regards to the two blues or the red – they’re too bright for my style and I don’t suppose blue eyeshadow appears nice on me. However, I’m over the moon loopy about Leo + Brixton. This is a duo-pan with two holographic eyeshadows which can be the entirety mermaid and unicorn enthusiasts may dream of! One has a blue/inexperienced shift and the opposite has a red shift. You can use them on my own as highlights or put them on best of any color to modify the colour. They don’t appear to be a lot within the pan, however for those who swatch them, you’ll see what I imply!
The Urban Decay x Kristen Leanne Beauty Beam Highlighter Palette comes with 3 huge pans of highlighter in heat tones: heat golden pearl, white-gold pearl and comfortable rose-gold pearl. The out of doors of the palette has a metal lenticular glance to it (fuchsia red) and the interior has tremendous lovely red bubbles (that Kristen stated is in truth a photograph of milk – which once more is kinda bizarre since I assumed she used to be vegan). I’m now not hating – simply turns out like an strange selection.
These are undoubtedly sun shades for hotter pores and skin tones. The center color (white gold pearl) is the one one I will use as a real spotlight on my truthful pores and skin. But the darkest color makes a lovely glowy bronzer. I will even use the rose-gold to mix them in combination if I’m feeling additional fancy.
The system is comfortable and buttery and really shimmery – now not moderately as buttery as Becca, however extra buttery than Too Faced. There aren’t any giant glitter chunks (thank god!) but it surely’s shimmery sufficient in order that the ones with very textured pores and skin or deep wrinkles would possibly wish to go (you’ll see from my hand swatches that it presentations off the strains in my arms). Even despite the fact that I’ve pores and skin that isn’t highest, I feel I will paintings with those. I’m going to place them into heavy rotation to look how they fare.