07 March 2012
"Vintage" Urban Decay
As I've mentioned previously, I've been having a massive cull and reorganization of my house. While going through my cosmetic stash I found in a box a curious thing. I found some original Urban Decay lipstick and nail polish that I had completely forgotten I still had.
Back when Urban Decay first started around 1996, they were a boutique brand selling only lipstick and nail polish. My shop was one of the first (if not the first -- their site was the first to list my shop as a stockiest, which back then was very exciting!) t0 sell their fun, interesting line. It was a fantastic seller for us, and we did quite well with people seeking us out just to get their Urban Decay fix. I honestly had a hard time keeping up with demand! Once they moved into the mainstream department stores, sales dropped off so we stopped selling it as we liked to stock what you couldn't find easily, and stuck with boutique brands. But apparently I still had a few things left over all these years later, and thought you might find the packaging and colours interesting!
Left to right: Lipstick in "Pallor" & "Asphyxia", Nail Polish in ? (lost tag!), "Acid Rain", "Smog" with matching Lipstick in front, "Uzi", and Lipstick in "Oil Slick"
A few more closeups of the colours.
Fans of Urban Decay can see just how far the brand has come today, still offering interesting colours and formulations while staying true to their aesthetic! I hope you enjoyed this little walk down memory lane!