Editors Love: Marie Claire review their top 5 Urban Decay makeup products

Urban Decay is one of the most famous, hero status beauty brands on the market. Here Marie Claire’s Lucy Abbersteen talks us through the best products…

By Lucy Abbersteen

Lucy Abbersteen


Urban Decay is one of those brands that’ll never go out of style. The palettes, the eyeshadows, the primers; so many products are classics that we wouldn’t dare be without in our beauty arsenal.

And great news for vegan beauty lovers, because a large chunk of their range, like the setting spray, All Nighter makeup and Troublemaker mascara, is all cruelty-free too.

They’re not shy of a clever partnership either - take their Game Of Thrones launch, including the Game of Thrones eyeshadow palette (a 3D pop-up palette packed with 20 shades) and Mother of Dragons Highlight palette which is loaded with three shades of Afterglow in ‘Drogan’, ‘Rhaegal’ and ‘Viserion’ – each designed to last for up to eight hours, either worn separately or layered for a glow that will ‘light up the Seven Kingdoms’

Love Urban Decay? Us too. Here is your crash course in the best Urban Decay products to spend your hard-earned pennies on:

Urban Decay Naked Palette 3

Are you even a beauty junkie if you haven’t heard of the Naked Palettes? Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes are some of the best in the biz, and Urban Decay Naked 3 is a mix of subtle, pinky-toned nudes that suit just about everyone.

Urban Decay Setting Spray - Original

The days where setting your makeup with hairspray is acceptable are long gone (honestly, what were we thinking?) If you crave makeup that hasn’t slid off your face by mid-afternoon, the All Nighter setting spray will be your perfect match.

Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation

Simply put, this is an excellent pigment rich, long-wear foundation with a matte finish. But that’s not all, folks – it promises to stay put all night long and it’s oil-free. Club-proof, life-proof; it’s the foundation you’ve been waiting for.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original

A makeup bag essential if you struggle with the beauty conundrum that is oily eyelids. Whether you like an everyday neutral taupe eyeshadow or all-out smokey eye, this eye primer will keep it all in place, and there are anti-ageing and tinted versions too.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Urban Decay mascara is legendary stuff. Ultra lengthening and volumising at the same time, this mighty tube of mascara will transform your lashes into the fluttery ones of your dreams. Pop the travel sized version in your bag for longer lashes on-the-go.

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