My heart broke a bit when I missed the opening of the new Urban Decay store in Sandton as I had been counting down for months for it, but I was away during that time and definitely had some FOMO when I saw everyone’s instagrams and snapchats of the opening event. Having said that, I made sure as soon as I was back in Gauteng to go and pop in at the store which is utterly gorgeous in a luxurious edgy way.
My main goal of visiting the store was to buy my first Vice lipstick and to buy a gift for a friend, and another sneaky gift that we’ll get to later. As you all know, I’m a total sucker for nudes but since the brand is all about being edgy and having fun with your makeup, I opted for a bolder shade.
The colour I bought is called Afterdark (R230) and is a comfort matte finish, which means that while it has a matte look, it’s still creamy on your lips and won’t leave them feeling dry. The pigment is intense! One swipe on your lips and you have the full colour payoff. The reason the formula is so creamy and buttery is thanks to the amazing ingredients it contains such as Aloe Vera, jojoba, avocado and babassu oils as well as Illipe butter, which I’ve never heard of before but is derived from the Malaysian Illipe trees. Thus leaving you with nourished and soft lips. Another great thing about this insane pigment is that it’s long-lasting! I put it on for a meeting in the afternoon; went to dinner and came home without even touching it up!
So I couldn’t go to the Urban Decay store and not get something for my readers now could I? Nope, I love you guys too much which is why I bought another Afterdark to give away *yay*
Don’t forget to go visit the store if you’re in Gauteng, or if you want to get your hands on the ever-so beautiful Naked Palettes, go visit the online store (which is up for a limited time).
Now for the fun part, you can enter the giveaway below:
(Please note this giveaway is only open to SA residents)