Friday, August 20, 2010

[Product Review] Urban Decay Loose Pigment in Asphyxia, Goddess, Gunmetal, Shag, Smog, and X

Description from URBANDECAY.COM: These powdery-fine, silky soft shadows deliver more intense color than pressed or cream eye shadows. Try a little for a sheer wash of color, or layer for bold, shimmering hues. With everything from bold brights to pretty neutrals, there’s something for everyone!
The Loose Pigment formula is actually mineral makeup, made from pearlized powders derived from minerals. No dyes or synthetic pigments are used.
The coolest advantage over other brands’ loose pigments? No messy pots! The spill-proof tube uses a special internal funnel to keep pigment inside until you’re ready to use it. The cap features an ergonomic flared handle and a built-in premium brush. Dip the brush into the color to apply, or tap out a little color and use your own brushes.
Fill Weight: 1.2g / 0.04 US oz
Asphyxia, Graffiti, Baked, Yeyo, Smog, Shattered, Shag, X, Ingredients: Dimethicone, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
All Shades May Contain: Mica, CI 77491, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide)
Protest, Rockstar, Goddess, Gunmetal Ingredients: Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
All Shades May Contain: Mica, CI 77491, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens)
Price: (original price)$20.00 (sale price)$5.00

Urban Decay can be found at your local Sephora, or Ulta. If you prefer online shopping you can go to urbandecay.com, sephora.com, ulta.com, or allcosmeticswholesale.com. If you might know where else to get Urban Decay products please post it as a comment.

My Opinion/Review: Starting off with packaging; the overall art of the ‘pigment bottle’ is gorgeous. It’s very sleek yet girl at the same time. The color of the ‘pigment bottle’ is a really pretty metallic lavender purple.
 
I also like that you can see the actual pigment color with in the pigment bottle, so your not looking at the bottom of the packaging, staring at the name, trying to figure out what color it is.
Now the design and purpose of this bottle is when you open it and accidently knock over the bottle, pigment will not spill over like regular pigment jars. I have actually dropped this a couple times on accident and no pigment spilled over, I also notice the packaging is very durable too because the bottle did not break or crack.
Another thing about the packaging design is when you unscrew the pigment bottle you will see a brush attached on to the cap (build in brush). I like it but then I kinda don’t. The good is the brush is nice and soft yet stiff enough to use. The brush is small (much like the vintage wonder brush but a bit bigger) so you can use it to directly apply color to your lid; you can also use the tip of the brush to apply color to your lower lash line and inner tear duct area. But it’s not really useful for apply color to the crease area. The best way to fix that is to tap the bottle fairly hard (much like a ketchup bottle) and get some of the pigment on to a palette and dab your crease brush into it and apply to your crease.
The bad thing about this brush is it’s not too sanitary. I mean think about it, over time the oil from your lid will build on that brush and it will just be gross to use. But you can avoid that by cleaning your brush after ever use and wait for it to dry too close it up again, I know it’s a bit of work, but being cleanly with your makeup will help in the long run, to avoid pink eye or any thing worse for your eyes.
For the actual pigments I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! The pigment are finely milled which helps keep the product looking smooth and flawless not clumpy or cottage cheese like 8D The formula is silky smooth and the colors are very vibrant!
Here is the ways you can apply the pigment and out come of the pigmentation:
-Applying the pigments dry on to the lid (no primer, no base, nothing on the lid) the out come of the color is still very pigmented.
-When applying a primer or base, the pigmentation gets more intense and vivid, even the glittery sparkles with in the pigment are more noticeable.
-Foiling the pigments (applying wet) the color comes out looking luscious and gives it a metallic finish. And when you foil the pigment you get no fall out.

Color Description & Swatches:
Asphyxia: bright pink w/ purple shift
(This is a great color for everyday wear, and you can easily amp up the pigment by foiling it, it just gives off a beautiful blue sheen.)
 

Goddess: midnight blue w/ electric blue microglitter
(Love this color, but without a primer it looks blah.)
 

Gunmetal: gray in charcoal base w/ iridescent microglitter
(It’s hard to find a true gunmetal color, I usually find them having a bluish tint to them)
 

Shag: pale bronze
(Awesome color, if you want a subtle color on the lids, it also give off this pretty sheen/glow about it. I don’t know about you but I don’t really like subtle colors that are flat.)
 

Smog: medium brown
(This pigment is so pretty and fun to use. Just foil smog and apply it to your lid, and then apply it dry to the crease. You get this affect where it looks like your using 2 different colors.)
 

X: gold w/ peach shift
(The camera really did not capture the peach color to this pigment. It truly is a beautiful color, and looks great just wearing it alone!)
 

Overall score: ★★★★☆

Hope You Enjoyed This Entry. Till Next Time!
OX Dizzy
Let me know what you think of these Urban Decay Loose Pigments! Love It Or Hate It?

11 comments:

  1. Great swatches! The colors are soooo pretty! =)

    XOXO

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  2. woow you are a Urban decay Junkie!!
    those loose pigments looks good!!

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  3. @ Make up by Yass --- I really am hehe 8D

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  4. I like the packaging. It's helpful for clumsy folks like me who often knock an entire jar over. Thanks for the swatches :)

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  5. wow, i have to say, you make one of the best reviews ever! this is so detailed! :D

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  6. @ Mimi --- I try to make sure I cover everything about a product; it’s good to know your feedback! Thank You 8D

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  7. Looks like you've tried all Urban Decay products! :D
    Great swatches and reviews :)

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  8. wow you have so many of these pigments. they all look very pretty and shimmery!

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  9. @ Nic Nic --- I know, it’s great 8D

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  10. Thanks for the review! The color description photos were so helpful

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