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Over the years, Urban Decay has blessed us with unique, quality products that eventually became staples and holy grails in the beauty world. The obvious example would be their iconic Naked Palettes, but there are other beloved products that gained spotlight thanks to recommendations from beauty gurus. Two of those products are Urban Decay's Primer Potion in Original (SGD35/~USD26.18) and All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray (SGD48/~USD35.90). Both are designed to make your makeup last longer than its usual wear-off time.




Are they worth the hype? To find out, we put them to the test for a day. Keep reading to see the results!



Above: Applying the Primer Potion; Below: Taken after a day of wearing Primer Potion on the left eye, the right eye has no eyeshadow primer. (As you can see, eyeshadow on the right had already faded while the one on the left remain intact)



"The primer was a bit tricky to work with at first since it gets tacky fast but after a bit of blending, I made it work somehow. I can say that it definitely worked! Just look at how vibrant the eyeshadow on my right eye is compared to one without Primer Potion."



Left: Without All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray; Right: With All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray. (Taken a day after wearing the All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray on one side of the face. There is little difference in appearance but the right side feels smoother.)


"As a constant 'full face of makeup' wearer, I've never really understood the need for a setting spray and an eyeshadow base. Even if I use mostly drugstore products, I find my makeup performing well through the day without using either of the two. But trying out these cult favourites from Urban Decay somehow changed my mind. It's true that the non-primed or set areas still look okay through a day of wear but it's clear that some areas have faded significantly. Whereas for half of my face where I have set and primed, the colours remained intact and smoother, as if they were just freshly applied."



Above: Applying the Primer Potion; Below: Taken after wearing Primer Potion on the left eye for the day, the right eye has no eyeshadow primer. (Glitter on the side with Primer Potion is more evident and vibrant than the one without)



"I love using glitter eyeshadow but the problem is that it fades easily because my eyelids tend to be oily, especially during the summer. Urban Decay's Primer Potion was very helpful in keeping my eyeshadow look intact. This eyeshadow primer comes with a doe foot applicator, which is very handy, but the tacky consistency makes it a bit hard to spread the product evenly. Eventually, you'll need to use your fingertips to make sure that the primer is blended well."



Left: Without All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray; Right: With All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray. (Taken after a day of wearing All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray. The right side with the All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray is less oilier than the other side.)


"Anyone with oily to combination skin will appreciate this setting spray. It keeps my BB cream and powder blush intact. The side with the All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray also feels smoother and fresher.  Although the effect of the setting spray doesn't translate much into the photos, in person there's a noticeable difference in the way the skin feels and how the makeup looks. With that said, the price is a bit steep for my budget so while I love this product I'm inclined to find dupes as an alternative."


Next, read our review of the cult-favourite Pixi Glow Tonic


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We're moving away from hot summer days, but we're not ready to let go of warm colours just yet. We're loving peachy tones on our faces still, and our Community members do, too. Here are just some peachy looks we spotted.


K-inspired


(Photo from: shiennareynon)


Peach puckers


(Photo from: Leannelow)




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The world may be moving forward with its notions about beauty, but there is still undeniable pressure for women to keep up with certain standards. In fact, nearly half of all women across the globe believe they must wear makeup to feel beautiful and confident. 


This is why skincare brand SK-II took a bold step in affirming the beauty of bare skin through its latest campaign, the #BareSkinProject. Along with global celebrities Chloe Grace Moretz, Chun Xia, Kasumi Arimura, Mayu Matsuoka, Ni Ni and Tang Wei, the brand moves toward making a statement that bare is indeed beautiful. 



Chloe Grace Moretz



Kasumi Arimura







Shot by world-renowned photographers from Magnum Photos, the six celebrities revealed their bare skin for the first time with the help of SK-II’s signature and cult-favourite product, Facial Treatment Essence. The photos were untouched, unfiltered and just bold, bare, and beautiful. 


Directors Virgile Textier and Guillame Cagniard from HOSSEGOR share, "Our goal was to capture authentic emotions as they went through their [skin] journeys. Although each journey is unique, they went through similar emotions of doubt, excitement, boldness, and pride."



Join the movement and find out more about the #BareSkinProject by visiting their official Instagram account or website


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