Urban Decay Urban Bride Kit Review

Tuesday 17 May 2011

What with wedding season coming up and the release of the new film "Bridesmaids", Urban Decay have released a kit fit for any Bride & Bridesmaid.
The kit includes essentials in both full and miniature sizes.
Here's the sales blurb:

"The products in this keepsake box (a perfect gift) will keep her glowing - down the aisle, in pictures, on the dance floor and when the real party starts. Bridesmaids will love it too!

If you’re looking for something “new” to give your favourite bride, lavish her with this decadent gift-ready box of travel-sized products designed to keep her looking exquisite all day (and night, wink wink). It contains:
  • Razor Sharp Ultra-Definition Finishing Powder to diffuse lines for a flawless airbrushed look.
  • Urban Decay’s best-selling original formula Eyeshadow Primer Potion (full-sized) and Supercurl Curling Mascara to keep her eyes looking fresh.
  • Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Midnight Cowboy to give bare and lightly colored lips a sensual, come-hither shine or electrify darker lipcolor with more texture.
  • All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray to ensure her look stays put for 16 incredible hours.
  • Marshmallow Sparkling Lickable Body Powder to keep the party going long after the guests have left."

Personally I think the kit is quite ingenious, although I think not having the eyeshadow Polyester Bride in the kit is a bit silly!
Breaking it down product by product then, here's my review:

> Eyeshadow Primer Potion
An essential for anybody wearing makeup on an occasion, or for prolonged wear of eyeshadow, as eyeshadows can crease up to 30 minutes after wear (for particularly oily skin types!) 

> Razor Sharp finishing powder 
This is a great product for brides especially to have, it's a product I recommend any bride I do for a trial, as you always need a touch up of powder to set your makeup and lippy.

> Supercurl Curling mascara 
Great choice of mascara, curls without the need of eyelash curlers! 

> Lip Junkie Lip Gloss in Midnight Cowboy 
Midnight Cowboy lipgloss and lipstick by UD are the most neutral lip colours, fairly sheer, with a tad of glitter. The Lip Junkie gloss is also minty fresh and tastes amazing, so its a great product to have in this kit; A mini choice of lippy would have improved this kit even further!

> All-nighter setting spray 
Personally, I don't think this is needed in the kit if the Razor Sharp finishing powder is in there, they both pretty much do the same job - set the makeup, so I would have preferred an eyeshadow like Polyester Bride or a nice red lippy like Gash.

> Sparkling Lickable Body Powder 
I'll be honest, I do own the chocolate flavour one of these, it smelled divine, gives a light sparkle and tastes like icing sugar. The only one from the lickable body powder range that I didn't like was Honey cos it smelled disgusting, but thankfully Marshmallow smells gorgeous too.

All in all, I really do think it's a great gift idea for a bride or bridesmaid, especially seeing as wedding season is definitely looming. The brand is prestigious enough to carry around with you for the occasion and as with 99% of UD products, they won't let you down.

It's available online exclusively at Debenhams.com from 17th May and on counters in Debenhams from the 30th May. Prices aren't confirmed yet, but they should be around the £25 mark.

I for one think I'll be getting these as presents for friends/family who are getting married this year, or even for when I go on holiday as the miniature versions of the full size products I have will be much more easier to carry on holiday!

What do you think? Would you buy this kit as a present or for yourself?



  1. I saw this the other day on a website and it looks so pretty. I'd say it was pretty good value for £25 too. x

  2. What a fabulous collection, the razor sharp finishing powder sounds amazing. Jude x

  3. this is awesome! it's so pretty!

  4. @Zoe, i defo think its a great gift and good value!

    @Jude, it definitely is, you should try it if you can, feels super super soft and fine on the skin!

    @Issa, it looks even better in real life cos you can use the box after!



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