Now here’s a way to feel instantly old; it has been TWENTY – yes TWENTY years since Quentin Tarantino’s masterpiece film, Pulp Fiction was released. To celebrate the anniversary, Urban Decay – who else – has released a make up collection inspired by the film.
Pulp Fiction is one of my most iconic films (not my favourite Tarantino, that goes to Inglorious Basterds!), and it’s definitely one that reminds me of being young. Does anyone else remember (the days before instant Internet access in your hand) watching Channel 4 at night on your own and catching all these bizarre French films, that were slightly disturbing??!
I can’t remember the exact age that I first saw the film, but I remember watching it in awe and confusion (no, I was definitely not quite 18 when I watched it!)..what DID Marcellus do to those guys in the basement? What was in the suitcase? Did Vincent love Mia? Did Mia love Vincent? I’ve watched the film so many more times since it’s release and each time I notice something new or understand something else I didn’t previously.
Anyway…sweet nostalgia. On to the collection!
The Limited Edition collection consists of:
Revolution Lipstick, 24/7 Glide on Lip Liner, Nail Polish in Mrs. Mia Wallace (Deep blood red)
Eyeshadow Palette (5 colours).
Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in a black with lots of sliver glitter
As a reminder, here is Mrs Mia Wallace:
How much did I want to try a $5 shake?! (Stuff actually costs that much these days, but back then you know…)
I’m digressing again;
On paper this isn’t necessarily my kind of collection but now that I have tried it, I really like it, and I just love the whole concept (how often does your husband nosey at your make up and say ‘ah that’s a nice idea?’ – well Mr C did when he saw this!).
Firstly the eyeshadow palette! There are 4 shades in this to create Mia Wallace’s (in my opinion) quite natural eyes, with the option to smoke it up. There is a matte cream, a warm toned suede brown, a deeper chocolatey brown which has a beautiful metallic dirty edge to it which isn’t apparent just by looking at the pan, and a split pan with a pearl white and black. You also get a short but decent brush.
The Revolution Lipstick (I clearly haven’t tried this formula enough) because it is a really yummy lipstick – highly pigmented, with a almost tacky edge when first applies. This wet feel leaves the lips looking very glossy, almost glowy, and it really adheres to the lips despite it’s shiny finish.
Mrs Mia Wallace is a blood red and a very nice red it is – I am scared of reds and tend to go for orange based tones, but this deep red was quite flattering and worked with my skin tone – I can imagine with a natural face it is quite wearable and not too scary. The lipliner is the perfect compliment and helps you get that neat lip line which I always fail on!
Now the Heavy Metal Glitter Liner – I saw a few people who didn’t understand why this was in the collection – no one remembers her having glitter on the eyes right?
Well…I am a glitter fan, so I won’t say no to a new glitter liner! I am very very fussy about glitter liners, so many are incredibly cheap and look horrible on and make my eyes itch. Urban Decay’s is definitely the high end glitter liner, it applies well, once dry sets and looks good, without looking too ‘7 year old in dance competition’. I actually really love this addition as I found it lifted the whole look and make it look less serious.
And of course, remember everyone going nuts over Chanel’s Rouge Noir nail polish after the film because it was worn in the film? That deep deep dark oxblood colour? Remember buying then realising that it has crappy lasting power anyway and chips within a day!?
Anyway here is Urban Decay’s interpretation which to me, is a brighter red than Rouge Noir of course, because that is a blackened deep blood red – this is a fresher red with a metallic finish. It’s kind of serious but not too much – a bit like Mia Wallace herself. I like – also it’s lasted for a few days!
Anyway I used the products for a little make over – there are some really great ones online that other bloggers have done but this is just my interpretation, and I liked it enough to go out and about and do my day to day duties which at the end of the day, you want to be able to do with any make up you buy, right?
I would happily use this collection together again or separately too.
Sorry I look mean above.
Here are the eyes – the eyeshadows are ridiculously soft and buttery – even the mattes. I love the glitter liner, strangely enough for me, I think it might be the product I use quite regularly!