One of the biggest makeup concerns a bride has on her wedding day is getting her carefully applied palette to last, and now, it's Urban Decay's Urban Bride Kit ($42) to the rescue. The set includes six products to ensure that makeup stays put, all while giving a flawless finish: All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray, Eye Shadow Primer Potion, Lip Junkie Lip Gloss, Marshmallow Sparkling Body Powder, Supercurl Curling Mascara, and Razor Sharp Ultra-Definition Finishing Powder.
As part of the launch, Ulta is holding events at 15 of its stores on May 13 and 14, where appointments can be booked with Urban Decay makeup artists specializing in wedding day makeup. (Nonbrides welcome, too!) Also, each customer who spends $60 on Urban Decay products, including the Urban Bride Kit, will receive two passes to Bridesmaids, starring Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig.
See photos of the Urban Bridal Kit up close now.
- Ke$ha debuted an incredibly large fauxhawk.
- Urban Decay's temporary tattoos are easy to apply — even in the office.
- Do you like Avril Lavigne's cotton candy pink streaks?
- Check out Taylor Swift's saucy new fringe.
- Try Anne Hathaway's swirly updo for your next big night out.
- They say lose a lash, make a wish: guess who may have many wishes to spare?
- Check out these four Burlesque-inspired beauty finds.
- Going from day to night is easy with this holiday survival guide.
- When hope is not enough, grab one of Oprah's favorite things, a Philosophy moisturizer.
- The barbershop poster gets a lesbian makeover.
- Looking for a new haircut?
- Looking for a new haircut? Try Olivia Palermo's shoulder-grazing bob — Glamour
- The year's best red lips — InStyle
- Anna Dello Russo’s fragrance video made possible in part by Kanye West — The Cut
- Cindy McCain gets a pixie cut — StyleList
- Cyndi Lauper's favorite drugstore beauty item — People StyleWatch
- Wake up tired eyes with a "scratch" from Urban Decay — Temptalia
- Which hair color do you like on Clemence Poesy? — FabSugar UK
- Transgender model Lea T is set to talk with Oprah Winfrey — Fashionologie
As for the application process, it was so easy that I literally just used a cup of water sitting at my desk and some napkins left over from lunch (unused, of course) to get them on. And as long as you don't rub them against anything with great frequency (like your mouse pad) or use oily products on them (like lotion), they should last you anywhere from two to five days solid.
The next time I apply these temporary works of art, however, I would take better care to cut them precisely for a customized fit. Because I rushed through it, the "bracelets" I created didn't exactly come together correctly at their faux clasps. I would also get more imaginative by layering pieces over each other for more visually interesting results. For as many different looks you'll be able to create with these tats, and the strangely addictive amount of fun you'll have using them, I highly recommend making the investment. Plus, they make great conversation pieces.
Holiday parties are right around the corner and we cannot think of a better reason to add some shimmer to your shimmy. For twinkle toes (and fingers) try Sephora by OPI's Merry Me! ($9) or Flurry Up ($9). Mix a little loose glitter like Make Up For Ever Glitters ($13 each) into your lip gloss, or apply over your lipstick to make lips look fuller. A glistening shadow over lids, such as Victoria's Secret Glitter Eye Gel ($20 each) or Nyx Glitter Cream Palette ($6), are both great for creating sparkly effects on the eyes. Just make sure to avoid a major beauty blunder through careful application and delicate removal. As for your hair, treat your updo with a glitter spray, like this one ($10) from Sephora Collection. And if your holiday ensemble bares a little skin, give it the diamond treatment with a lotion like Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Body Shimmer ($28).
Hot cocoa with marshmallows is one of those things that can sound appealing even on a hot August night, but it's downright irresistible once the first flurries start falling. If you can't get enough of cocoa flavor, try Kiehl's Lip Gloss in Warm Milk Chocolate ($25) or Yes To Carrots Lip Gloss in Cocoa Loco ($6). If you'd rather smell like pure deliciousness, there's also Urban Decay Sparkling Edible Body Powder in Marshmallow ($29) and Victoria's Secret Cocoa Butter Sensuous Escape Body Lotion ($30), both guaranteed to make you good enough to eat. And if you love cocoa's great moisturizing and cleansing properties, this Cococare Cocoa Butter Complexion Bar ($2) is a sweet bargain.
Fall is here, and that means it's time to bring out your sweaters, your cocoa, and all your new season makeup and hair goodies. October is a fun-filled month, with lots of new products launching and the excitement of Halloween building. It's the perfect chance to get experimenting. So to see what's up this month, just keep reading.
All you have to do is download the QR code reader app, then aim your phone at the quick response codes (they look like colorful, jumbled barcodes) on the Urban Decay displays at Sephora. Tutorial videos explaining how to use the product in front of you will pop up and start playing — no explanation from a Sephora beauty associate required. Will you be excited to check these out, or would you still prefer to get in a chair and let a live salesperson work their magic?
Thanks to the success of the first Pocket Rocket manhunt, Urban Decay's at it again. From now until Oct. 15, the risqué brand is holding a contest where you can nominate the favorite guy in your life to appear on a Pocket Rocket. Based on votes, two new men will be chosen for two new shades of gloss, which will launch just in time for the holidays next year.
There's something in it for you, too. If your guy is chosen, you'll both be flown out to California, and there are also some pretty sweet prizes for the runners-up. Have anyone in mind to nominate?