The Urban Decay Beached Collection is Summer 2018’s answer to playful, glowing days and sultry, sexy nights. The packaging alone is enough to make me want to go on vacation with the baby blue base and inviting palm trees. Just sign me up for wherever this is because I want to live in that space forever.
what is it
Eight pieces make up the limited edition Urban Decay Beached Collection and each pairs perfectly with the other. Below each product has their own little section so you can read my (spoiler alert) glowing love for all of the things.
But, don’t worry, I’ll speak on the must-haves at the end of the review section. 😉
Eyeshadow Palette ($34.00). The Beached Eyeshadow Palette contains 8 brand-new shades ranging from bluer than the ocean turquoise to beautiful copper tones.
Salt (ivory satin), Heatwave (metallic rust), 16th St. (metallic bronze-gold), Plunge (deep metallic blue-green), Blaze (light metallic peach with pink shift), Daybreak (deep reddish terra-cotta matte), Double Dip (bright metallic teal) and Wedge (deep metallic brown-copper)
Did you ever get the sense that an eyeshadow palette was personally made for you? That’s the way I feel about Beached. I love that I can easily create a wearable look for day and then add some color or deeper shades for evening.
I found that the consistency and quality of the shades was fabulous and I didn’t find an issue with wearing, applying or blending any of them. The metallics can be worn wet to amp them up but if you’re going understated for day that won’t be necessary. Even for evening I found that the only shade I wanted to amp up was Blaze.
These neutral, smoky bronzes are totally me and I can never help but drool when I look at stunning blue toned shadows. Urban Decay seems to know those shades best and currently I feel that this is their best palette of the year… dare I say ever.
Bronzer ($30.00). Two Beached Bronzers are available with this collection in Bronzed (medium-dark matte) and Sun-Kissed (light-medium matte).
I’m loving these matte bronzers and they’re a necessary addition to your Summer makeup arsenal. Sun-Kissed is definitely more my shade but I even love to use bronzed when I’m going for a little “more”. They apply, blend and last to perfection.
Do these sound and look familiar? Well, they should because they were also released in 2016 so double-check your collection… it may be time for a backup!
24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($20.00). There are two 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils featured in the Beached Collection – Lucky (metallic burnt orange) and Goldmine (gold shimmer w/ gold micro-sparkle).
Goldmine is permanent while Lucky is listed as new with this collection. To some, Lucky won’t be a new shade because we’ve seen it before and it was discontinued. I for one am really happy to see it back since it’s one of my old favorites. The outer color is misleading and let’s you believe the shade is much more copper while the swatch gives it a true bronze tone. Perfect for Summer!
Wear time for me is consistent with that of all of Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils, I get about 6 on the waterline and all-day wear on the upper lash line. Nice pigment, smooth to apply and the micro-glitters do not bother my sensitive eyes.
Vice Lipstick ($18.00). Three Vice Lipstick shades are featured in the Beached Collection – 100 Degrees (bright coral-pink), Heatwave (metallic rust) and Tower1 (shifty metallic peach).
Every one of these lipsticks is intimidating at first glance but they are all wearable and look beautiful layered.
100 Degrees is that go-to sheer summer popsicle shade that everyone wants and because it’s not completely opaque it’s wearable both day and night.
Tower1 looks beautiful over 100 Degrees, giving it more of a peachy and slightly glittery (but not gritty) appearance. It’s also completely stunning on it’s own and hits the light just right when you’re in the sun.
Heatwave is also so stunning on it’s own but looks really sparkly layered with Tower1. I also love wearing 100 Degrees dabbed over-top.
Wear-time for these is just a couple of hours for me if I’m not eating or drinking heavily. Out of them all do not miss out on picking up 100 Degrees. It’s comfortable and completely on-trend for the season.
Note: When I took the pics I accidentally omitted the shade Heatwave from the photos but it is swatched below with the rest of the collection.
My must-haves for this collection if I were to go out and buy it would be the Beached Eyeshadow Palette, 100 Degrees Lipstick and Lucky 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil. I’m completely enamored with that palette, 100 Degrees is going to be the shade of the season and TBH Lucky deserves even a back-up purchase.
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FACE: Too Faced Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Primer // Maybelline Green Coverstick // Dior Fix It 2-in-1 Prime & Color Correct in Apricot // Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation // IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealing Pot // Makeup Revolution Concealer // Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder // NYX Stay Matte Powder Foundation // Urban Decay Beached Bronzer in Sun-Kissed // Flower Beauty Powder Blush in Sweet Pea
EYES/BROW: Urban Decay Primer Potion // MAC Painterly Pro Longwear Paint Pot // Urban Decay Beached Eyeshadow Palette: Salt (all over lid and up to brow), Daybreak (transition shade & blended up), 16th St. (smudged under lower lash line), Blaze (used dry at inner corners of the eye and lightly at brow arch) // Kat Von D Mad Max Brown Tattoo Liner (top liner) // Urban Decay Lucky 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (bottom liner) // IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara (2 coats) // Benefit High Brow // Kat Von D Signature Brow Precision Pencil in Medium Brown // Rimmel Brow This Way Gel
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EYES/BROW: Urban Decay Primer Potion // MAC Painterly Pro Longwear Paint Pot // Urban Decay Beached Eyeshadow Palette: Daybreak (transition shade & blended up), Plunge (inner third of eye), Blaze (wet using Urban Decay All-Nighter all over outer part of eye and blended into Plunge, also use this wet under the inner third of lower lash line), Salt (inner corner of the eye & to highlight brow bone), Wedge (smudged under lower lash line), Daybreak (smudged under entire lower lash line color to blend it) // Urban Decay Goldmine 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (lower waterline); Urban Decay Lucky 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (lower lash line) // Kat Von D Trooper Tattoo Liner // Flower Beauty Lash Warrior Mascara (2 coats, top & bottom) // Salon Perfect 625 Go Glam Lashes // Duo Lash Adhesive // Benefit High Brow // Benefit Precisely, My Brow // Benefit Gimme Brow
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