Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Vault

I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one that had to Wiki Jean-Michel Basquiat, but now that I have, this collection makes sense. It’s about being ahead of its time, of having messages that are different and challenging and expression through art. Jean-Michel emerged as a talent when hip hop and street art were embryonic – despite the fact that he died relatively young he was a prolific artist, working with Andy Warhol and David Bowie. It’s a very appropriate collaboration for the Urban Decay brand.

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Vault

The Vault itself contains two eye palettes, one blush/highlighter palette, three liners and three lipsticks. I’m splitting this into two posts – the first focuses on the lips, liners and blush palette.

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Vault

First up, the Blush Palette. This has four shades – really wearable with two suit-all pinks; one warm, one cool, plus a bronzer (matte) and a highlighter. In terms of texture – they’re no different to usual UD textures. I found them a little bit dusty but the highlighter gives a beautiful golden glow when you’ve buffed it onto the skin. Pigment is high, as per, so you only need a tiny amount and I’d advise a soft brush for application.

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Vault

Next up, the lipsticks. Epigram (brick toned matte), Exhibition (hot pink cream) and Abstract (nude cream). I like Exhibition best for its lavender undertones.

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Vault

Ooh.. a challenge! The 24/7 Glide On Liners tap into the mono liner look – one stroke of any of these on the lid and you don’t need anything else. Think of it as graffiti for the eyes. Shades are Posk Punk (lime green/yellow), Anatomy (brick orange/brown) and Vivid (turquoise blue).

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Vault

In this swatch, it’s X Rated, Now’s The Time, Noho and Jawbone from the blush palette and liners Anatomy, Post Punk and Vivid.

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Vault

In the lipstick swatch above, you can see Epigram, Exhibition and Abstract.

I’m told that this is a Selfridges exclusive initially for the end of April and it will cost £160.

 

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