Hello my dears! I hope you’re all enjoying a relaxing Friday! I certainly am- it’s Elton John evening here at RougenApples’ land. What does this mean? I’m writing my blog post, hubby does incomprehensible coding on his pc and we have Elton’s music in the background, because I simply love that voice! But let’s move from one artist to another, shall we? And a different type of art altogether. Jean-Michel Basquiat was an unconventional artist and his graffitti work says it all. The Urban Decay Basquiat Collection is now here to inspire us all through his work!
Urban Decay Basquiat Collection
The Urban Decay Basquiat Collection is probably one of the most vibrant collections that are around right now. It is a full collection which will keep everyone satisfied: whether you’re a lover of daring colour or intensity through neutrals, there is something for you.
As you can see there are two eyeshadow palettes, a cheek palette, three eyeliners and three lipsticks. The packaging is inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat’s graffiti work, so expect it to be abstract, unconventional and colourful. And that’s exactly what this collection aims for too: to foster creativity through colour and art. Well done UD!
The Urban Decay Basquiat eyeshadow palettes £35
You can’t help but love one of the two Urban Decay Basquiat Eyeshadow palettes! Starting with the Tenant Palette, you will find eight cool-toned eyeshadows in mostly matte and satin finishes. Who doesn’t love these pinks and blues?
All of these eyeshadows swatched like a dream and felt soft to the touch. The second, UD Basquiat Eyeshadow palette, stole my heart! And I bought it, despite having said that I’m done with eyeshadows after the Mac Fruity Juicy haul! Anyway, the Gold Griot palette is ideal for the lovers of warmer tones, such as golds and browns.
Great quality, guys. I’m loving this palette right now! The shades are gorgeous and pigmentation is very good! You get mattes and shimmers and there is a glittery brown. At the end of the post there is a photo with the look I created with my picks from this collection, including the palette, but here’s a close up to the eye look:
However much I may love this palette, there is fallout. As such, I’d advise you to do your eyes first, clean up any fallout and then do your base. Once you clean up the initial fall out you can rest assured these eyeshadows stay out for 9-10 hours (over primer).
Both Urban Decay Basquiat Eyeshadow Palettes come with a really good, double ended brush which you can use for blending and lining. Another nice touch is that, once you’re done with your eyeshadows, you can hang this palette on your wall from the little hook it has on the side!
Urban decay basquiat lipsticks £16.50
I have to be honest, I’ve never owned an UD lipstick… till this collection came out. There are three lipsticks and once again, both the packaging and the quality are exquisite!
From left to right you have: Abstract, Exhibition and Epigram. I’m utterly head over heels for Epigram! I thought I had bought it till I realised the sales assistant had given me Abstract. Abstract is way too pale for my NC30 skin… However, I realised that it was the wrong lipstick I was given after I had torn the packaging open and they wouldn’t exchange it for me, so I ended up with Abstract. I ended up liking it, but for me it’s a smokey eye lipstick only.
The Urban decay Basquiat gallery blush palette £27
If you need a pigmented cheek palette that contains your blushes, bronzer and highlighter, this is not a bad option at all! I skipped this one because I didn’t find its content very different from other palettes I already have.
Many people had been swatching this palette clearly… In any case, all shades were very pigmented and soft to touch.
Urban decay basquiat collection 24/7 Glide on eye pencils £16.50
The UD Jean-Michel Basquiat collection comes with three 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencils. They’re all gorgeously pigmented and I love the shades. Perfect for the summer!
From left to right we have: Post Punk, Anatomy and Vivid. Which ones do you think I went for?
I only skipped the neon green-yellow shade, but I guess that’s probably sensible for me. These two are very pigmented and long lasting but they don’t last more than 2 hours inside my waterline. Nothing compares to you, Marc Jacobs Matte Highliner!
fotd with my picks from the Urban decay basquiat collection
So, I picked up the Gold Griot Eyeshadow Palette, Anatomy and Vivid 24/7 Eye Pencils and, by accident, the lipstick in shade Abstract. Here is a look I achieved:
As for the rest of my make-up, I’m only wearing a bronzer (to be reviewed soon!) and my foundation is the Chanel Les Beiges Gel Touch which I *love*! I also created a more bronze look for the eyes, which I’m sure I’ll wear again and again:
British weather appreciation moment: Yes, it’s May 5th and I’m wearing a woolly top :D. On my lips I have Lancome’s Matte Shaker in Energy Peach.
Great idea to create a collection like this. Urban Decay and Jean-Michel Basquiat have a thing in common: disruptive thinking. And this collection reflects this, in my view, through the packaging and how colourful it is. All products I tried are great quality, but the eyeshadows produce some fall out.
You can check out the collection online here and swatch it, for the time being, only at Selfridges in London. It will be available nationwide in mid May.
Hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know in the comments below whether you’d pick any of these items up and what are your thoughts on this collection in general!
Have a beautiful weekend and speak soon!