Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat: Love their lipsticks!

Sunday, 14 May 2017


Urban Decay just launched a makeup collection inspired by Jean Michel Basquiat.

This is exclusive in their Urban Decay stores only, so girls, get your hands on them quickly because I heard stocks are extremely limited!

The collection features a eyeshadow palette, blush palatte, 3 shades of lipsticks, 3 shades of glide-on eye pencils and 3 cosmetic bags with his artworks imprinted on them.


"Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat began drawing and painting at the age of four and never stopped. By the time he was in his teens, his graffiti was a fixture around lower Manhattan. After leaving home at 17, Basquiat began selling hand-painted postcards and T-shirts. At 20, he landed his first public exhibition. A pioneer of the neo-expressionist movement, he quickly rose to fame on the '80s art scene in NYC, where he ran with the likes of Andy Warhol, David Bowie and Debbie Harry. His iconic work is still exhibited all over the world." - Urban Decay


The collection is befitting of an artist's - especially developed for Jean-Michel Basquiat's work because of the loud and graphic nature of his work - graffiti, street art style. I'm guessing this explains the loud colours which can be found on UD products such as the Tenant Eyeshadow Palette ($62) and the Jean-Michel Basquiat 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($32 each).

The eye pencils are successfully made to resemble art pencils and the eyeshadow palette has such rich, blendable and loud colours you can boast of.

I also really liked the Gallery Blush Palette ($52) which has versatile shades and I'm liking one of them especially - the 'Now's the Time' shade which works like a highlighter - brush them across the apples of your cheek after applying the blush and just watch your cheeks light up pretty under the lights.


3 exclusive shades to choose from: Abstract, Epigram and Exhibition. Each at $29. The lipsticks are creamy and well pigmented, as with the other UD lipsticks, so I've totally no regret purchasing it.


You can also purchase 3 unique cosmetic bags adorned with the artist's artwork, starting from $30 for the cheapest one.

1983 Jean-Michel Basquiat Cosmetic Bag, $35

Untitled Jean Michel Basquiat Cosmetic Bag, $50
The colour I got was Epigram, and I'm totally lovin' the colour, which resembles a little bit of a darker, burnt red with a tinge of orange to it. Lovely, totally lovely.

Very happy to also have it in the limited edition Jean Michel Basquiat artwork imprinted on the lipsticks. The only gripe I have of the lipstick is that it doesn't open very easily, because of the sheer design of the lipstick which leaves a narrow room at the bottom.

Only after a while, did I have it figured out. Always have to remember to twist it and then pull. Twist and pull, that's the only way the lipstick cover's gonna come off.








I got mine from the UD at Vivocity. If you already know what you want but have no time to get it, you can give the store a call first and get them to reserve it for you first.

Check out the other stores on this page: https://www.urbandecay.com.sg/store-locator/




Urban Decay VivoCity 
Location: 1 HarbourFront Walk #01-13 Singapore 098585
Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)
Tel: +65 6221 6259

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For more on the collection, check it out here: https://www.urbandecay.com.sg/featured/basquiat-collection/