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Urban Decay Jean Michel Basquiat Collection JMBXNCL

A few weeks ago I attended the launch of Urban Decay collaboration with Jean Michel Basquait. The lovely Laura from Ellefluence organised this event. I attended an Urban Decay event last year, so I had high hopes for this event.

The event took place in Newcastle Debenhams and Michael (Urban Decay makeup artist) told us some interesting facts about Jean Michel Basquait.
He was born in Brooklyn
American artist
He favoured art work from the 70's
His main style was informal graffiti
He passed away when he was 27 years old in 1988
The makeup packaging can be used as artwork to hang up on your wall, once you use the product up.

Urban Decay Newcastle Debenhams team

The looks created
3 looks were created at the event.
3 of the Urban Decay makeup artists each created a look using each of the palettes.

Look number 1
Gold Griot eyeshadow palette £35
Neisha created the first look on Gemma. She created a brown smokey eye using the palette.
She used a darker brown all over the lid
Lighter brown in the crease
White shade to highlight the brow bone 
Heavy metals glitter eye liner to add some sparkle in the tear duct
Lashings of mascara

This palette is ideal if you like neutral brown eyeshadows as it's really easy to create a smokey eye using this palette.

Look number 2
Tenant eyeshadow palette £35
Sophie created the 2nd look using the brighter palette on Samantha. I didn't manage to get any close up pictures of the eye look.
She created a blue and green colourful eye makeup.
Lighter green on the lid
Darker blue and green in the crease.
Lashings of mascara

This palette is ideal if you like to go bold with your eye makeup. You can either go all out for a colourful eye look or use one of the shades on your lower lash line for a pop of colour.

Look number 3
Gallery blush palette
Kelly created this look. She demonstrated how to contour, highlight and blush using this palette.
Jawbone to contour the cheeks, temples, under the jaw etc. This can also be used as an eyeshadow to add definition to the crease of your eyes.
Now's the time to highlight the cheeks,down the centre of the nose and cupids bow. This can also be used as an eyeshadow to highlight the tear duct and brow bone.
X Rated to add a pink flush to the cheeks.

I love contouring so this look was probably my favourite. The more contour the better (in my opinion). This palette is versatile and is ideal if you are travelling as everything is compact.

Swatches of the vice special effects lip toppers £15.50
These lip toppers can be used on any lipstick to change the way it looks. As you can see from the image above you can really alter the lipstick by applying one of these. They create a nice glitter effect on the lips.
I tried one of them on in the shade Fever which is a baby pink colour. This added a glitter finish ontop of the lipstick I already had on.

Meeting Laura (Ellefluence) and other bloggers
I have met Laura quite a few times and she is the loveliest person! She is always really friendly and makes you feel welcome. She also hosts really good events. Since this event, I have been this months Ellefluence 'Hero of the month' (can't believe it)
It was really nice to catch up with these lovely girls. It was really nice to see Amy,Sarah and Macara again.

Michael Kors

Overall, I had a really good time. It was really interesting to see the new makeup launches and the looks created with them. It was also nice to catch up and meet other NEbloggers.
The collection is limited edition and unique packaging wise. Thank you to Laura for inviting me.

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  1. First of all, I love you blog format and I think the pink suits your personal style. I great post and great seeing you. Hopefully, see you around.


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