Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Color Series - Reds: An Urban Red That Cuts Deep

Ok, so I'm going to keep rolling with the red series for the rest of the week since Xmas is drawing nigh and people are already decorating their houses and setting up their Christmas trees and such.  I have a beautiful red eyeshadow that I'm anxious to share with you - Urban Decay's Gash.

Urban Decay is well known for delivering soft, velvety shadows that pack a color punch and this is no exception.  Gash is a frosty, rusty red eyeshadow that used to be a part of Urban Decay's line up of single shadows.  Of course, after conducting a little research, I found out that they have since discontinued this as well as a lot of their "vintage" shadows and replaced them with newer and more improved colors and formulations.  With that being said, I don't believe you can buy this eyeshadow any longer, HOWEVER, don't despair!  I would NOT leave you hangin' like that; I have found the perfect dupe for this color if it tickles your fancy like it did mine.  

It's really hard to find red eyeshadows, let alone ones that are as pretty in the pan as they are on the skin.  There aren't a lot of brands that even bother with the color so when you find one that you like that is made really well and looks good on you, you become helplessly devoted.   Well, UD's Gash may no longer be available, but Rust by NYX is more than willing to take its empty spot.

NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils come in just about every color you can think of and are used primarily as bases for powered shadows, but can be used on their own as well.  They are very creamy so you must use a good eyeshadow primer underneath to prevent creasing, otherwise it's a pretty nifty product.  NYX Jumbo pencils can be found at Ulta or countless urban beauty supply stores and retail for about $3.

And see?  A perfect match.

UD Gash above, NYX Rust below.

They even have the same finish.  Totally gorge, totally in line with the season (and/or beyond) and totally worth having in your cosmetic repertoire.  And besides wearing it as a shadow on the eye, you could totally rock it on your cheek as a blush.  It's a win-win!  Totally.

**Next up: two sparkly red rouges for the lips...

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