5 Genius Hacks an Urban Decay Makeup Artist Knows (That You Don't)


When it comes to Urban Decay beauty products, we know Byrdie readers are pretty enamoured. The Naked Palettes, the Vice Lipsticks, the setting sprays… they all hold a special place in your heart. But how would you feel if we let you in on some pretty epic secret uses for your beloved makeup bag heroes? Excited, much? To find out how to get the most out of the contents of your makeup bag, we called on Danielle Roberts, a national makeup artist for Urban Decay, to share her tricks of the trade.

From the DIY mascara (ideal for festivals) to the secret that will double your eye shadow collection, keep scrolling for this Urban Decay makeup artist's genius beauty tips.

Multitask Your Lipstick

"Our Vice LipsticksВ (ВЈ16) are highly pigmented, which means they can be used as cream cheek colours. Try our cream finish for the ultimate pop of colour or our sheer textureВ for a glossy strobe finish," she says.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick $16Shop

Lo-Fi Coloured Mascara

"Try pressing our eye shadowsВ on top of lashes that have been freshly coated in Subversion Lash PrimerВ (ВЈ17) for a fun, colourful, lash look, perfect for parties or festivals," Roberts says.В

Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer $17Shop

Liner as Primer

"Glide-on 24/7 Pencils (ВЈ16) have an amazing waterproof formula that really doesn't budge! When applied, you have a 30-second window to smudge the pencil before it sets," Roberts says. "Try smudging the pencil all over the lid and pressing our Moondust EyeshadowВ (ВЈ16) over the top. This creates a dual-tone full-on sparkle effect as the 3D micro glitter grabs onto the creamyВ pencil before it sets."

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow $16Shop

Transform Eye Shadows From Powder to Cream

"Use All Nighter Setting SprayВ (ВЈ24) to wet down your brush and transform our iconic shadows to a creamy opaque foiled finish," Roberts says. "Not only do you achieve maximum impact, but this also does not affect the shadow, as it dries back down to a powder."

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray $24Shop

Use Highlighters Everywhere

"Use Naked Illuminated Highlighters (ВЈ24) on your body straight after you moisturise for the ultimate glow! Not just for the face, shoulders and shins are a must," she says.

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Highlighter $24Shop