Claire and I were very excited to be invited to the Urban Decay SS15 event at Selfridges in Birmingham over the weekend, so excited in fact that we decided it was the perfect opportunity to have a drink before 11am. We both went to uni in Birmingham, so know the city (or at least the Walkabout) pretty well. We do pop in every now and then to go shopping, but it was nice to visit the city again as a magical duo (we live 20 minutes away, I don’t know if it counts as visiting).
Before the event, we went to Browns for brunch. I had Eggs Royale and Claire had Eggs Benedict, washed merrily down with a glass of Prosecco (…come on guys, as if we’d drink champagne). Because we had a little more time to kill, we headed out to take some outfit pictures awkwardly in the street, with bin men laughing at us – check out Claire’s pimpin’ look here.
We then figured that you can never have too many morning drinks, so popped to the Lost and Found (which is amazing. If you’re in the Midlands, you have to check it out. It’s a magical Victorian botanical garden.) for another drink, before getting our mildly tipsy selves to Selfridges. Awooga.
The event was hosted by Kirsty, a lovely real-life Rapunzel, who we met last year at another event in Birmingham. It was absolutely fabulous to see her again, and we’re very excited that she’s an Urban Decay makeup artist now. We most definitely will be pestering her to make our faces beautiful and not haggard.
Anywho, enough waffling about us and our really dull lives. Onto Urban Decay’s SS15 collection! With lots of lipsticks, powder foundations, eyeshadows and other magical bits and pieces, it was difficult to know what to swatch first. It was all so delightful looking.
One of the highlights for me was the Mascara Resurrection product, which basically transforms your mascara from a crusty, crumbly mess (much like a steak bake from Greggs) to magic lashes that can have mascara reapplied, without making you look like you’ve been down the mines. This is definitely something that appeals to me, because I always have to take all of my makeup off if I’m going from day-to-night (which happens about once a year) because I can’t re-apply mascara to my already-mascara’d lashes. I know some of the bloggers there commented that it smelled quite alcoholic, which I guess is to be expected if it has to soften your dried up lashes. I’m not sure how friendly it would be to you gals with sensitive skin/eyes, so it may be worth looking into before throwing your pound coins at Urban Decay.
I was also a fan of the new Naked Concealer, which is part of the ever-loved Naked range (WHAT, I heard you say). It claims to be a full coverage product (big ticks from me and Claire), but super lightweight, so doesn’t weigh your face down or get in those pesky creases. It sounds like a magic product. I’ll definitely be putting this on my to-buy-when-I’m-not-begging-strangers-for-money list.
If you want to check out the rest of the Urban Decay Spring Collection, shimmy on over to their website, where you can find the full deets. Those Moondust eyeshadows look so pretty and disco.
Of course, we couldn’t resist taking a quick snap of an old blogger favourite. I’m surprised I didn’t pop one in my handbag really. But then again, me and Claire would not be invited to events again, and I would probably have to go to jail for stealing. Sigh.
Has anyone tried the Urban Decay Spring Collection yet? Thoughts?