Makeover! with Urban Decay & The Oracle

A couple of Friday's ago I was invited to The Oracle for a Valentine's event. I know it's been a couple of weeks, but the event is relevant Valentine's Day or not!


This particular night we went to House of Fraser and were greeted with a glass of prosecco and three very lovely makeup artists! They were friendly, bubbly, and know everything there is to know about Urban Decay.


There were four of us and we did a sort of speed dating makeover. So, one of us started with either face, eyes, or lips and the fourth wondered around taking photos!


What I learned: 

Lips - that lip liner isn't just for lining your lips! It's best to fill your whole lip(s) in with the liner before applying the lipstick. 
Eyes - if you wet an Urban Decay eyeshadow it gives you a bold and shinier color! Which can help create a different look. 
Face - it's better to match your foundation to the color of your neck then your face so it doesn't look like you're wearing a mask. 

Urban Decay was started in the mid-90's, when Wende Zomnir was tired of boring lipsticks and nail enamels and with her co-conspirators created their own! Influenced by the decaying urban landscape they filled a void that no one knew existed - products that gave beauty with an edge. The brand has exploded since the 90's and includes all sorts of high-performance cosmetics and skin products.


My Top 3 Urban Decay Products (that I use): 

  1. Naked Palette - Smokey
  2. Perversion Mascara
  3. B6 Vitamin-infused Complexion Prep Spray

3 Urban Decay Products I want in my life: 

  1. Revolution Lipstick 
  2. Naked Flushed - Bronze, Glow, Blush pressed powders
  3. Eyeshadow Primer Potions


If this blog post hasn't convinced you to check out more products by Urban Decay then I suggest you hit up the counter in House of Fraser and meet one of the lovely assistants and ask them anything! Maybe even get a little makeover while you're there!


What we got in our goodie bag to try at home: 
  • Little Perversions bag: 
  • perversion mascara - black
  • ink for eyes precision eye pen - black
  • all nighter eyeliner - black
  • subversion lash primer
  • 24/7 glide-on eye pencil -black 
  • Afterglow 8-hour powder blush - Quiver 
  • Eyeshadow - Bust 
  • 24/7 glide-on eye pencil - Deep End & Goldmine 
  • Browbeater (pencil and brush) - Taupe
  • Sheer Revolution Lipstick - Sheer Walk of Shame 

The Oracle Shopping Centre,
Reading,
RG1 2AG


Oh and I forgot we also got a treat from Hotel Chocolate - also located in the Upper Mall at The Oracle!
Don't Forget to Check out Alyssia Rose's post over on her blog here! 

note: I was invited to the event by Frank PR - all opinions are my own and there was no other compensation besides the goodie bags. If you haven't noticed The Oracle is my "local" shopping mall and I love promoting local businesses and events - if you need an event covered in Berkshire please see my contact page and give me a shout! 

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