Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Urban Decay & Tarte Holiday '08

It is only mid-September but the first of the holiday collections has already started showing up in stores and online. Anyone else feel like this year has passed way too fast?

Urban Decay's holiday collection has landed on Sephora.com. We first got wind of the Book of Shadows (US$45) from this Sephora blog post. It's truly a beauty although I'm not sure how practical the 3D pop up is as it looks like it could get in the way of using the mirror. Touted as the largest (and most unique) palette Urban Decay has ever offered, it contains eight best-selling shadows and eight exclusive new shades plus 2 brushes and a mini Primer Potion.

The shades are Perversion (matte black), Last Call (plum punch), Grifter (sheer lavender with lots of silver microglitter), Mayhem (deep purple), Baked (rich bronze), Smog (deep coppery bronze), Sidecar (bronze sparkle), Gridlock (medium brown), Shakedown (shimmering taupe), Roach (deep brown with reddish sheen), Scandal (peachy-pink), Midnight Cowboy (golden beige with gold glitter), Goddess (midnight blue with lots of electric blue microglitter), Shattered (bright green/blue shift), Absinthe (electric green), Protest (dark green). I have a weakness for anything with a butterfly pattern so I'm seriously tempted by this!

Next up is Sustainable Shadow Box (US$36) which contains ten best-selling eyeshadows, an eco-friendly and cruelty-free brush, and a mini Primer Potion in a lacquered case, constructed from sustainable materials. The shades are YDK, Midnight Cowboy Rides Again, Flipside, Flash, Grifter, Oil Slick, Uzi, Kiddie Pool, Twice Baked and Half Baked.

Best Of Urban Set (US$32) contains Half Baked eyeshadow, Baked Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner, and travel-size versions of 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in 24/7 and mini Primer Potion.

24/7 Travel Size Set Of 5 - VIP (US$29) includes five 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils in Zero (zealous black), Lucky (brilliant deep copper), Covet (peacock green), Electric (bright aquamarine), and Lust (plush purple). The Velvet Rope set features Yeyo (metallic white), 1999 (plum with teeny gold glitter), Zero (zealous black), Bourbon (brown with teeny gold glitter), and Stash (dark green/gold)

I'm also waiting impatiently for Tarte's holiday collection. According to the Sephora blog post, there will be a Tarte The Vanity which is a vintage-inspired kit with a ginormous mirror, packed with 16 all new shadows, 16 all new lipglosses, 4 new blushes, bronzer, mini mascara, brushes and more. It sounds very similar to last year's We Wish You Wealth palette, which I had reviewed last November. I hope that Tarte has listened to its customers' feedback and done away with the awkward swivel packaging. I just used the palette again this morning and had great difficulty trying to hold it with one hand.

I also came across this pic on Ebay of a set of three mini cheekstains that I suspect will be in the holiday collection. Looks super glitzy!

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