Urban Decay x Jean-Michael Basquiat Collection Swatches
Happy Sunday, makeup lovers! Before I jump right in to some Skincare Sunday goodies, I just have to show you the amazing new, limited edition Urban Decay x Jean-Michael Basquiat Makeup As Art Collection. It’s been a long time since I’ve been excited about an Urban Decay collection. The last Urban Decay collection to catch my eye was the Gwen Stefani Collection. Let’s face it. It was pretty and the packaging was cute but it was ultimately a fail for us dark skin divas.
The Jean-Michael Basquiat Collection is something totally different! The Makeup As Art Collection is bold. It’s vibrant. It’s gritty. It’s surreal. It’s edgy. Basically, the Jean-Michael Basquiat Makeup As Art Collection is everything we’ve grown to know and love about Urban Decay before the incessant Naked craze. Don’t get me wrong. I love a good neutral palette and nude lip as much as any makeup junkie. But every now and then, you’ve got to switch things up and add some color, girl!
Lips: Limited Edition Vice Lipsticks ($17)
Still clinging on to your Naked? It’s okay, sis. Urban Decay will help you ease into the bold goodness of the Jean-Michael Basquiat Collection with 3 limited edition Vice Lipsticks in:
- Abstract beige taupe with a Cream finish
- Epigram warm orange brown with a Cream finish
- Exhibition vibrant cool violet with a Comfort Matte finish
The gunmetal bullet inspired caps have been replaced with Jean-Michael Basquiat’s iconic graffiti art and I can’t get enough of them. They’re beautiful! They have a soft yet slightly gritty feel to them that falls perfectly in line with the theme of the collection. I’m also a huge fan of the color selection here too. Urban Decay has made putting together a complete look easy as pie with the Makeup As Art Jean-Michael Basquiat Collection. You can pair Abstract with Tenant, the more vibrant eyeshadow palette in the collection. Or rock Epigram as an edgy nude with a little pink and purple blush with the Gallery Blush Palette. If you like the classic neutral eye and bold lip combo, then you’ll probably love how Exhibition looks with the more neutral Golden Griot Eyeshadow Palette.
Face: Gallery Blush Palette ($34)
If the Urban Decay x Jean Michael Basquiat Collection was measured in intensity of boldness then the Gallery Blush Palette would score a level 2. The Gallery Blush Palette features;
- X-Rated Blush medium pink
- Now’s The Time Highlighter gold champagne shimmer
- Jawbone Bronzer medium bronze
- NOHO radiant berry
The Gallery Blush Palette is fairly with just a hint of vibrant color (NOHO) making is suitable for a variety of skin tones. Naturally, the Gallery Blush Palette is best suited for light to medium skin tones as they’ll be able to get the most out of it (re: use the bronzer). However, some lighter skin WOC can still get away with using Jawbone and X-Rated Blush on their own. They’re both a little too light for my tastes though. I’d say chocolate cuties can skip this one unless you’re still in need of a gorgeous gold highlighter. Because Now’s The Time is poppin’!
Eyes: Tenant Eyeshadow Palette ($39)
Love to go bold? Then you’re going to go crazy over the new Tenant Eyeshadow Palette in this collection. This is the palette I’ve been waiting forever for Urban Decay to release. The Tenant Eyeshadow Palette includes:
- Studio pale pink matte
- 1960 bright pink matte
- Neo rich aubergine micro-shimmer
- Les charcoal black matte-satin
- Graffiti deep metallic green
- Ex bright green shimmer
- Boom bright teal matte
- Untitled rich deep blue matte
- Double Ended Eyeshadow Brush.
The Tenant Eyeshadow Palette isn’t just colorful, fun and bold. It’s also really great quality too! When I got my hands on the Naked Palette years ago, I thought it was the bomb.com because it was my first high end palette. Once I discovered other brands, I started to realize that Urban Decay’s shadow formula wasn’t all that great. However, Urban Decay seems to be making a change with the Jean-Michael Basquiat Collection–and it’s a good one! The Tenant Eyeshadow Palette felt super creamy with a soft buttery consistency and loads of pigment. A very refreshing change for Urban Decay! The last few colorful palettes Urban Decay released have been sheer and chalky but the Tenant Eyeshadow Palette felt pretty amazing when I was swatching it. I can’t wait to try it on!
Did you pick up anything from the Urban Decay x Jean-Michael Basquiat Collection?
Vice Lipstick in Abstract, Epigram and Exhibition
Gallery Blush Palette: X-Rated Blush, Now Is The Time Highlighter, Jawbone Bronzer and NOHO Blush
Tenant Eyeshadow Palette: Studio, 1960, Neo, Les, Graffiti, Ex, Boom and Untitled