Sunday, 31 May 2015

Make Your Make Up Last Longer Masterclass feat. Urban Decay

Making your make up last longer is always an important factor for me and so when the lovely Kirsty invited me to her masterclass talking about this issue at the Urban Decay counter at Selfridges , I accepted straight away. As I suffer with oily/combination skin my makeup always has a tendency to look shiny around my T Zone area and so I was really interested in finding more about their products that will help make up stay all day. First, Kirsty talked about the vitamin B6 spray which you use to prep your skin before applying your make up. This is designed for people with dry/sensitive skin types.
You leave it to sink into your skin and then carry on with your normal make up routine. It is a very fine mist and so only a couple of sprays are needed. It has a very refreshing feel to it, and so if it is a hot day and you are feeling a little jaded and tired, you can just spritz this again and it will help you to feel a little cooler. The B6 spray is priced at £22.50.
Facial primers are something that I am always on the hunt for, but I did not realise that Urban Decay did them too, and so when I saw the Pore perfecting primer potion I just knew that I had to have it. It is for people with oily skin types (me definitely) and you apply it all over the face before applying your foundation. It works the best if you give it a little time to sink into the skin for a few minutes before carrying on with your routine. It is not your your normal siliconey feeling, clear gel, as it is quite a thin feeling consistency and skin coloured. It sinks in so quickly and really feels very very moisturising which is unusual as other primers feel quite tacky so the foundation will stick to it. The lighter purple tube is another facial primer but is more focused on brightening and tightening the skin, and is aimed at those people with non oily skin types. This primer gives a lot of radiance and luminosity to the skin, really brightening your whole complexion. Both of the face primers are £19.50. Now onto the eyeshadow primers.

 If you are a girl who likes her eyeshadow to last all day and be very intense in pigmentation, then you will probably be very aware that Urban Decay primer potions are a lot of people's go to product. I did not realise that they did 4 different types. The most popular one is the original primer potion that I have used in the past.
These tubes last forever and I have only previously owned sample sizes and they have lasted me for months and months, so a full size tube, I would imagine would last for a good couple of years, so great value for money. This eyeshadow primer is suitable for every skin types, and applies clear when put onto the eyelid. It makes your eyeshadow look last for 24 hours, which is fantastic. Not that I would want my eyeshadow to last for 24 hours but it is great knowing that it will last whole day without letting your eyeshadow crease or disappear. It is priced at £16.00. The eyeshadow primer that I fell in love with when Kirsty showed us was "Sin". Oh my days, it is simply beautiful and can be worn as a base for your shadows or even as a cream shadow in its own right. It is a duskypink/taupe shade and has a shimmer finish once it has dried.
The tube is a  beige/mushroom shade and in my opinion is just so pretty that every one needs this in their collection. It is such a versatile product and because it is a multi use product is great value for money, again retailing for £16.00. The next primer is called Eden and dries to a nude, matte finish which is great for neutralising any redness or colour you may already have in your eyelids.
This is a great eyeshadow primer as because it is a matte nude finish, any colour you apply on top of it, will appear more opaque and richer in intensity. This primer is thicker in texture and so you dont need as much product when you apply it. Again this is £16.00. The last eyeshadow primer is an anti ageing primer, so if you have slightly older skin or quite thin, crepey eyelids then this may be the eye primer for you.
This primer is filled with collagen, and so will help to get the skin feeling plumper and younger. This one though because of it containing collagen, is priced at £18.50 which I think is still a great price for ensuring your eyeshadow look lasts all day. The last type of products that will help your make up last longer are setting sprays.

 There is the all nighter setting spray which is the best selling setting spray that Urban Decay sell.
This one is suitable for all skin types, and so everyone can use this after finishing your make up routine. All you need to do is spritz 2 - 4 sprays over your face and this will help everything adhere to your skin more securely. It is oil free, and paraben free so doesn't contain some of the nasty chemicals that other brands have in their products.By using the setting spray this will help your make up stay for up to 16 hours, which is perfect for either a long day at work, or if you going out dancing all night. It is priced at £21.00.

Another setting spray that Urban Decay produce is the De-Slick setting spray.
The de-slick is more suitable for people with oily skin types and I have used this in the past and it has really helped me with helping make my make up last longer. This sets your make up for 12 hours, which is perfect for me, as I only tend to wear make up for maximum 12 hours anyway. Again, it is priced at £21.00.  The last setting spray is the Chill make up setting spray.
This is a setting spray for those of you with dry skin types and really helps to cool and hydrate the skin. I think you could use it during the day as well by spritzing it over your face if you feel your face is getting too hot and to cool your face. Not only do Urban Decay do these in the full size but they also, do the travel size versions which are £9.00 each.

Not only did Kirsty talk to us about helping to make your make up last longer but she also spoke to us about the Summer collection that Urban Decay have launched which focuses on new blushes and lipglosses, Let me tell you they are STUNNING!!!! The lipglosses are high gloss, high colour revolution lipglosses. There are 14 colours in the range and are £15.00 each.

The blushes are just gorgeous, the packaging is compact and polished, and they are multipurpose, not only are they blushes but could be used as eyeshadows too. I love finding products that have more than one use for them. The blushes are £19.00 each, and of course I had to buy one, but more about that in a later post.

Then, Kirsty pulled out the THE STOCKPILE. Oh my days this product is amazing and is stunning in pictures but when you see it in real life it is even more beautiful. It contains 10 lip liners and 10 matching lipsticks.

I really, really want this but I cannot justify it, as I already own 2 of the lipsticks. It would normally be £310, if you bought all of the lipliners and the lipsticks separately, but is at the amazingly great price of £180. A girl can dream right?!?

This blogger event was fantastic and loved meeting up with Kirsty, 2 new bloggers and  my friend Louise from the blog kinderhealthandbeauty. Go and visit her blog, it is amazing. I love Urban Decay and their products just get better and better.
Thankyou again, to Kirsty for inviting me, and I can't wait to try out some of those blushes and lipglosses.  Let me know in the comments how you make your make up last longer, and if you have tried any of the new blushes and lipglosses.

Love and Hugs.


  1. aawww thanks so much lovely for mentioning me! :) I had a ab time too. Great post xx

  2. Thanks Louise, it was so lovely to see you again xx

  3. Looks like a fab event! The Stockpile looks amazing! x

  4. It was brilliant, I so want The Stockplie, but I just cannot justify it at the moment. Oh well, will need to keep saving. Thankyou for reading xx


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