Urban Decay lipstick shade donates to women’s empowerment causes

What’s better than a lipstick you love — a lipstick that gives back, of course.

According to PopSugar, everyone’s favorite makeup brand Urban Decay has released a limited-edition version of its ever-popular Vice lipstick on International Women’s Day. Called “Outspoken,” PopSugar says 100 percent of the lipstick shade’s profits will be donated to “nonprofits that support women’s empowerment causes.”

While PopSugar reports that the exact non-profits it will donate to will be selected by The Ultraviolet Edge, the cosmetic brand has “pledged to raise over $2 million” for the organization.

Brand founder Wende Zomnir did, however, give an idea of what kinds of initiatives the funds may serve, saying in a release to PopSugar that shoppers will help “provide literacy programs and microloans to women in Uganda. You’re enabling girls in Kenya to get an education. And you’re making it possible for underserved and abused women in New York City to get the legal representation they desperately need.”

As for the lipstick shade itself, PopSugar says the “rosy-mauve” tone comes in a lilac purple tube with a purple blooming rose on it, making it the prettiest do-gooder lipstick we’ve ever seen.

Purchase the lipstick here for $18.

Urban Decay to launch palette inspired by popular lipstick shade

Having a favorite lipstick can be something of a love affair: you want to use it all the time, you keep your fingers crossed it never runs out and you know that no other lipstick could ever compare to your favorite. But, what happens when an eyeshadow palette is designed with your favorite lipstick shade in mind?

Well, we’re about to find out, thanks to Urban Decay. According to PopSugar, the cosmetics company is set to release a brand-new monochromatic rose eyeshadow palette inspired by one of their most popular lipstick shades. Drawing on their Backtalk Vice LipstickPopSugar says the new palette — aptly called “Backtalk” — is a “a double-decker bundle that features eight eye shadows on one side and four coordinating blushes/highlighters on the other” that offers rose gold, pink and neutral shades.

Included in this palette are the shades “3 Sheets, Bare, Curve, Backtalk, Shade, Attitude, WTF, and 180, and the blush/highlight shades are Cheap Shot, Double Take, Low Key, and Party Foul,” reports PopSugar.

The best part: Urban Decay fans won’t have to wait too long for this beauty to drop, as PopSugar reports that the palette will go on sale on March 8 and will retail for $46.

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Urban Decay debuts new Naked Heat palette

What makes a beloved Urban Decay Naked palette ten times better? When it comes in fun-size, of course.

According to Glamour, the company is following up on its wildly successful Naked Heat palette with a mini palette called the Naked Petite Heat, a “six-pan compact” that “features the same terracottas and burnished reds, this time in a matte-only collection.”

While the colors don’t overlap with the colors in the full-sized Naked Heat, they are almost identical, says Glamour, containing “a pale, slightly shimmery highlight shade, a sand, a red-orange, a red-based brown, and a deep plum-purple color.”

The six-shade palette will debut in the U.S. on Feb. 22 and will retail for $29, though it’s presale is already out of stock on UD’s website.

Urban Decay unveils new lipstick set

Whether Urban Decay makeup products are your guilty pleasure, beauty bag standard or  your first foray into the world of cosmetics, you certainly won’t want to miss their latest release.

According to InStyle, the company recently unveiled their all-new Vault of Vice lipstick set, which comes fully loaded with everything from lipsticks to liquid lipsticks to lip liners.

The 15-piece set includes “four lipsticks in 1993, Blackmail, 714, and Big Bang, four coordinating liquid lipsticks, as well as four lip liners in the same colors to create a totally cohesive look,” says InStyle, and also comes with “Special Effects lip toppers in Fever, Reverb, and Ritual.”

With all of these different products in one set, you can easily mix and match colors to create versatile looks. InStyle says the set is currently available at Macy’s and at Urban Decay for $150.

 

Neutral is the new naked

Naked is sexy — especially when it comes to Urban Decay‘s new Naked Palette.

The makeup brand officially launched the latest version of its famous Naked Palette, says Cosmopolitan, featuring 12 brand-new neutral shades. Officially called the Naked Ultimate Basics palette, the kit offers new, subtle colors that are not to be mistaken for those included in previous palettes, reports Cosmopolitan.

“This third palette installment of the Naked Basics trilogy not only combines the yellow-based nudes of the first palette and the taupe nudes of the second, but it also contains new orange, red, and gray nudes as well for a set that is twice the size of the other basics,” Cosmopolitan says of the newest palette. “It also comes in new square packaging, which is much easier to travel with than the original Naked palettes.”

The new palette comes after Urban Decay’s noted break from more neutral shades to release bold lipsticks and palettes, says Cosmopolitan, so their return to nudes is exciting for makeup junkies and occasional wearers alike.

Can’t wait to get your hands on the new palette? he Naked Ultimate Basics palette will be available on Sept. 18 for $55 — and so you don’t miss the new palette, you can sign up now to be notified when the palette arrives on Urban Decay’s website.