Latest in Beauty: Urban Decay & Benefit Cosmetics

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I’m a little excited with my latest beauty product haul, in particular, Urban Decay and Benefit.  If I’m being completely honest, ‘a little excited’ is probably down playing it just a tad, so I thought I would share my wee haul with you lovelies, because these items are worth blogging about and I have no qualms in recommending them.  They are tried and true, ok not the Smoked Palette because that’s new, but the liners are my staples and if you can get your hands on them, do it – you will LOVE them.

My good friend Nat finally arrived back in NZ after jet setting around the world for the last few months and whilst jet setting, managed to tick off all the items on my shopping list (see, I told you she’s a good friend!!).  At the top of my list, other than my Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch, of which I worship (see pic below) are my Urban Decay goodies.

The first Urban Decay liner is the 24/7 Glide-On Waterproof Eye Pencil in Bourbon.  This brown liner is creamy and smooth and applies like a dream!  There’s a slight shimmer to it and it completes the perfect smokey eye look.  The next three liners are the Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliners.  Colours: Perversion (black), Demolition (brown) and Revolver (a metallic gun-metal grey).  These liners, once applied, don’t budge or smudge, nor do they peel off (like some liquid liners tend to – ugh!).  It’s like applying a liquid metal to your eye and the quality is second to none.  You know my love of MAC Cosmetics – well, they surpass MAC liners in every way, shape and form.

My other eye-candy goodness is the Urban Decay SMOKED Palette.  Urban Decay produce amazing palettes (we all know the iconic Urban Decay NAKED Palette, of which sold out world-wide, twice!!) and the SMOKED Palette is no exception.  Zipped inside this sleek, mirrored case are ten decadent shades (five are exclusive), including neutral matte’s and shimmering jewel tones for a range of smoky looks. Sure, you can create a smoky eye with a range of gray and black shades. But what about a touch of green, blue or bronze? The Smoked Eyeshadow Palette lets you keep things simple… or get a little more creative.  Also included is a beautifully illustrated, step-by-step guide to 12 smoky eye looks, written by Urban Decay founder Wende Zomnir. Both smoky-eye pros and shadow newbies will benefit from this detailed guide.  I am SO happy with this purchase!

Colours: Kinky, Freestyle, Mushroom (my fav!!), Backdoor, Blackout, Barlust, Rockstar, Evidence, Loaded, Asphalt.

Last, but definitely not least – Sugarbomb by Benefit Cosmetics.  This  boxed blush is another of my repeat purchases.  A quad of shimmering colours that combined, are the perfect blush and/or cheekbone highlighter.

Beautiful, shimmery, ‘cheekbone popping’ goodness!  Benefit’s Sugarbomb looks great on all skin tones; and in summer – truly divine!

So that’s my little beauty haul, hope you enjoyed it 🙂    Now, although completely irrelevant to the beauty blog above, I leave you with an image of my new love, my arm candy, my Michael Kors Baguette-Bezel Rose Gold Watch *swoon*.

I’d love to hear of your beauty product ‘must-haves’ and/or recommendations, hey, what beauty junkie doesn’t want to hear about gems they’ve not discovered yet right?!  So leave a comment and I’ll be sure and check them out.

Ange x
A Girl Interrupted by Fashion, Beauty and Anything Pretty That Catches My Eye


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