I realize it’s only January, but I think it’s safe to say that Urban Decay just dropped the collaboration of the year. Urban Decay just teamed up with YouTuber, and a good friend of mine, Kristen Leanne and I can honestly say that there is no better duo than these two. When I think of fun, edgy, colorful, and unique makeup looks, I think of Kristen – who is basically the human embodiment of all things magical, glittery, and amazing. So her teaming up with Urban Decay, the inventors of edgy and bright makeup, is truly a match made in heaven. Together they created a full makeup collection complete with two eye shadow palettes, six lip colors, a highlight palette, and a single shadow. I do not have the entire collection, I’m missing the liquid lipsticks and single shadow, but I do have some of the larger pieces from the range and I am so excited to share each of them with you today! The full collection is now available on the Urban Decay website.
The entire aesthetic of the collection is so dreamy, hands down the best product packaging I have seen to date. I love how the Vice lipstick exterior packaging has a holographic shift to it. My favorite piece, packaging wise, from the collection is the Daydream palette. I love the neon light font over-top of what looks to be frosting, and the inside is full of pastels and florals that looks to be straight out of something Alice in Wonderland dreamed up.
The three Vice lipsticks that UD x KL launched are incredible. I haven’t tried the Vice formula previously, but these were super creamy and high pigment. Bun Bun and Cloud 9 are both comfort mattes, which are exactly as the name implies. They are some of the smoothest matte lipsticks I’ve ever tried, very similar feel to the new Fenty Mattemoiselle lipsticks. Spell Bound is a Mega Matte, so it’s not quite as smooth and creamy as the other two, but it’s still very high pigment and such an intense matte, I’ve never had a lip product that wasn’t a liquid formula be so intensely matte – super impressed. I also love the little heart with Kristen’s name on each tube, such a cute touch!
The Beauty Beam highlight palette is a pretty versatile palette that I feel will suit a variety of different skin tones. With highlight palettes, it’s usually difficult for anyone to be able to pull off all the shades in the palette, but what I love is that you can mix up the shades inside to create you own perfect shade, and these are such a creamy, shimmery formula that they would make amazing eye shadows as well!
The Daydream palette is a 5 piece neutral eye shadow palette, perfect for pairing with the Kaleidoscope palette, or just great for everyday wear on it’s own! I love Urban Decay shadows, with the exception of all the Naked palettes, and these were so different. A very soft, pigmented formula, that was super easy to blend. Like I mentioned earlier, the packaging on this palette killed me. It so gorgeous and very cohesive to the shades inside, you can tell that there was a clear vision with this palette and it was brought to life so beautifully.
The Kaleidoscope Dream palette seems to be the most popular palette of the collection, for obvious reasons. Inside the palette are 11 bright, high pigment shadows that just scream Kristen Leanne. Kristen is all about color, from her hair (using her own hair dye brand, Arctic Fox!), to her clothes, to her makeup, she is such a whimsical spirit, and she really did emulate that in this palette. Each shade in here has such a buttery texture and is full pigment with just one swipe, I was practically drooling while swatching these.
Once I saw the announcement of this collaboration, I knew they were going to kill it. Now holding the products in my hands, I am even more impressed! They did such an amazing job bringing Kristen’s personality and aesthetic to life, I am just so amazed by the entire collection and I cannot wait to play around some more with each product and create some looks for you guys! I will be filming some IG videos with the collection this week (which I’ll add to this post as I create them) but if you guys have an requests for me to use particular items or shades, let me know in the comments below!
Congratulations to Kristen, I know this collaboration is a dream come true to her and she deserves this so much – such an unreal opportunity! You guys can now shop the collection here.