Urban Decay has blessed us with a 2016 Summer line and it is spectacular. I only got two pieces from it because a lot of it included concealer shade expansions and Naked Skin foundations. Also new 24/7 eye liner shades as well as a new Hybrid Complexion Perfector. Which I feel is along the lines of a BB Cream. It's called the Naked Skin One & Done, if you're wondering.
So the two things that caught my eye were: the bronzers and highlighters. The packaging was soooo cute and I'm not sure if I've ever really had a bronzer from Urban Decay and definitely never had a highlighter. So that was what I wanted to get. The Beached Bronzer comes in two shades one is Sunkissed (light skin tones) and the other is Bronzed (Medium skin tones). I got Bronzed. I prefer darker bronzers in general. The Afterglow Highlighter comes in 3 shades Sin (champagne gold standard color) Aura (pale pink) and Fireball (peach). The highlighters look a little "duo chromed" to me which you know I love. I got Sin because I felt like that was pretty safe.
Let me say that the highlighter is the one thing I recommend you getting this summer. I RECOMMEND THIS HIGHLIGHTER. I have never in my life seen a highlighter so potent. I'm talking more highlighted than Becca, The Balm, Anastasia, etc. I have literally never seen anything this pigmented as far as a highlighter in my life. Now the formula when you swatch it with your finger feels harder. It doesn't feel dry necessarily but it's not so creamy that it clumps up if you press too hard like Becca can and others that are super soft and buttery. If that makes sense. So you swatch it and you're like "oh this is nice" but then you put it on and your like "HOLY CRAP I COULD DIRECT TRAFFIC WITH THIS LIGHT ON MY FACE" or at the very least be mildly convinced a fairy threw up on the side of your face. It takes "strobing" to a new level. I can't honestly even express how insane this is.
The bronzer is like silk. It's so soft and smooth. It's not too buttery either it's like a soft thin veil of bronzer when you swatch it. I've never felt a formula like this at all. Never. It is very very warm. Remember I have the darker shade though. This is ideal for summer nights and what have you. Actually both of these are. The bronzer though is exactly what it is "a bronzer". I don't feel like you could contour with it. I think it's best used to warm up your face and make you look healthy and sunkissed. It applied so nice and blends like a dream and it's also super pigmented as well.
These are the swatches of Sin (left) and Bronzed (right)
The two pictures are of me wearing Sin on the cheekbones and Bronzed around the face. I had to buff it down a little because it was much warmer than this originally. So bear that in mind. Go easy at first, with both of them actually.
These launched on Urban Decay earlier this week. I received mine the day after. They have not been released in Sephora or Ulta yet and I don't know when they will be I'm think around the 1st of April as a ballpark estimate.
Beached Bronzer: $28 for 9.0 g
Afterglow Highlighter: $26 for 6.8 g
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