Ipsy gave me a handy dandy code to get free goodies with a purchase of Urban Decay on their website. I bought the new Naked Basics Palette, which will probably take me some time to review, and got TONS of samples. Plus, you get free shipping at $35, as opposed to $50 from Sephora.
|It all came in this handy-dandy bag!|
Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lip Gloss in Midnight Cowboy (3.6ml), approximate retail value $6.84
|Urban Decay Lip Junkie. Are you guys sick of my nails yet, by the way?|
|Urban Decay Lip Junkie swatch|
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion (estimated 0.25ml), approximate retail value $0.45
Urban Decay is well-known for their eyeshadow primer; it's their best seller. They claim it "deliver[s] vibrant, crease-free eyeshadow for 24+ hours". Unfortunately, since this is a foil packet, so I only got two uses out of it, which is only enough to give a vague impression. However, my eyeshadow looks impeccable at the end of the day.
|Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer|
- Do not know what the word "literally" means.
- Do not know what a magnet is.
- Have invented a pigment-targeted magnet with significant scientific applications that they need to share with the medical community STAT!
|The Urban Decay Supercurl mascara brush|
|My eyelashes while after using the Urban Decay Supercurl mascara. Closeups of mascara-clad eyes always look like you have spiders coming out of your lid.|
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in El Dorado (0.5g), approximate retail value $7.91
|Urban Decay Eye Pencil in El Dorado|
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Shadow Pencil in Delinquent (2.5g, almost full size!), approximate retail value $17.86
|Urban Decay Shadow Pencil|
Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm (0.12oz), approximate retail value $4.56 (note: since this product has not yet been released, this value was calculated assuming that the Naked Skin BB cream will cost the same, ounce per ounce, as the Naked Skin Foundation. This may not be accurate pricing.)
|Urban Decay Naked Skin BB Cream|
The first is that the sample is only available in one color. Compared to my skin, the sample is very orange. It wasn't a horrible match and I almost convinced myself that it was the right color... but then, because the coverage was so bad, I put on my regular foundation over it and NOPE. It was the wrong color. The packaging on this sample argued that the color is "universal", but any product that changes the color of your face is hardly universal.
|This packaging told me all about how amazing this is supposedly going to make my skin.|
|The packaging is full of lies.|
But hey. At least I didn't pay for it.
Freebie total value: $47.62. WOW. That is not not something to sneeze at. Plus the travel bag, which is actually quite fab and will get used when I fly to California in a few days.
BONUS: Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow in Shag, originally $18.00, on sale for $8.00
|Urban Decay Shadow in Shag|
|Swatch for Urban Decay Shag|
|All decked out in Urban Decay. Shag eyeliner on my lid, delinquent eye pencil at my crease, supercurl mascara on my lashes, and lip junkie on my lips.|
FYI, if you want to snag some freebies of your own, any purchases on the Urban Decay website before the 31st will have the Naked Skin BB sample I received, a 24/7 Glide-On Pencil Deluxe Sample, a tube (not a foil packet) of eyeshadow Primer Potion, a travel size Supercurl mascara, and an eyeshadow card.