I recently had the joy of attending a blog event to celebrate Kristen Leanne’s collaboration with Urban Decay. Kristen Leanne is a Youtuber and the founder of the popular hair colour line, Arctic Fox.
Now, if you’ve been following my blog for some time then you likely already know that I am a longtime fan of Urban Decay products, so I was super excited to learn more about this collaboration and the collection of products designed by Kristen Leanne
Urban Decay Kristen Leanne Collection Review
Urban Decay x Kristen Leanne Kaleidoscope Dream Eyeshadow Palette
In my Urban Decay X Kristen Leanne Collection Review on Youtube, the Kaleidoscope Dream Palette is the palette I used to create my rainbow eye makeup. Right off the bat, I was super impressed with how bright and pigmented the shadows were. Typically blue and purple shadows are quite difficult to formulate and often they are patchy and difficult to blend, but the blue and purple shadows in this palette apply and blend like a dream.
This palette is filled with vibrant colourful shadows and is excellent for creating bold makeup looks. There are 11 shadows in this palette (one pan is split between 2 different shadows – LEO + BRIXTON):
SPITFIRE: Is a bright fuschia pink with a purple shift.
STAY GOLD: Bright yellow gold.
TAJIN: Bright orange matte.
LCW: Sparkly metallic teal blue.
TRM: Metallic deep navy blue – looks quite a bit lighter when applied (more teal) – see in my Youtube video.
LEO: Off-white highlight shade with a greeny-blue shift.
BRIXTON: White based highlight with an icy blue shift.
LIME TIME: Bright metallic limey-green.
13TH FLOOR: Black matte shadow.
DYE: Deep violet metallic.
CORONA: Bronze/copper metallic shade with a gold.
I seriously loved this palette. The shadows are all extremely buttery. They are easy to work with, and the colours in this palette are all very unique. I am really impressed by this palette.
Cost: $50 CAD.
Urban Decay x Kristen Leanne Daydream Eyeshadow Palette Review
The second eyeshadow palette is the Daydream Eyeshadow palette. This palette is compiled with 5 matte neutral shades. This is the perfect “every day” palette, and actually works perfectly with the Kaleidoscope Palette if you want to create a simple look with a pop of colour.
This palette is one that I would consider an easy “go to” palette. The shadows are again very buttery and they blend easily. While the Kaleidoscope palette really wowed me, I think this palette is a bit more practical for every day looks. I’ve found myself reaching for the Daydream palette more than the Kaleidoscope palette just because I tend to wear more natural and simple looks day to day.
LUCY: Is a creamy ivory matte.
DAYDREAM: soft sandy nude matte.
12/12: A peach matte.
SUBSCRIBE: A deep nude-tan matte.
EIGHT: A warm chocolatey matte brown.
Cost: $26 CAD
Urban Decay x Kristen Leanne Beauty Beam Highlighter Trio Review
The highlighter to me is a must purchase product. This highlight shades in this trio are so beautiful, and they apply like a dream. Like the shadow palette, the texture of the highlight is extremely buttery and soft.
The Beauty Beam highlighter trio impressed me by how versatile it was. You could easily apply a small amount to achieve a naturally radiant look, or you could build the highlight up for a beaming highlight.
Soft rose-gold pearl: The first shade in the trio is described by Urban Decay as a soft rose-gold which is somewhat accurate. I do feel like it has a warm golden bronze to it, and it would be a beautiful highlight for deeper skin tones. Since I am so fair, this highlight shade doesn’t totally work for me, but I’ve liked using it on my collar bone and shoulders. I am planning to take this palette on my trip to Sayulita (woo! Only two days away!) so hopefully I’ll get a tan (and not a burn for once) and will be able to rock this highlight shade.
White-gold pearl: This highlight is described as a white-gold pearl which I would say is totally accurate. This highlight is almost what I would consider a light champagne sort of tone, and it is so beautiful. I’ve been wearing this shade pretty much every day since I received the palette and I am obsessed with it.
Warm golden pearl: This third shade in the highlight trio is described as a warm golden pearl which is sort of accurate. To me, this looks like it’s going to be somewhat rose-toned in the pan but then once it’s applied it’s more of that golden champagne tone. I’m also pretty in love with this shade. I particularly like mixing this and the white-gold one together.
UD x Kristen Leanne Vice Lipstick in Bun Bun and Cloud9
Bun Bun is a beautiful warm-toned nude lipstick in Urban Decays Comfort Matte finish. This is one of the products that I am most obsessed with and excited to wear as I know it’s going to be one of my go-to items. It almost has a warm dusty-rose tone to it, rather than just being a beige nude, which makes it super wearable and pretty.
Cloud9 is a bold ultra-violet lipstick (also in their Comfort Matte finish) that is perfect for those who are looking for that bright punch of colour. This colour is also absolutely stunning, but not one I would consider a go-to. Instead it’s for when you want that fun pop of colour with your makeup look.
See my full Kristen Leanne X Urban Decay Collection review and rainbow eye makeup tutorial on Youotube!