Ammo & Tar

Doesn’t sound like a beauty post does it?! But that’s exactly what my latest Sephora haul was all about. Of course I’m referring to Urban Decay’s Ammo Palette and the OCC Lip Tars!! Recently (okay I’m a bit behind) I wrote about getting two free minis with any $35 CAD purchase at Sephora. I couldn’t resist making a purchase when I saw all of the goodies in the sale section of the website.


OCC After Dark Stained Gloss Set
Value: $36 CAD
Retail: $24 CAD
Steal: $12 CAD


I have been hearing great things about the OCC (Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics) lip products and I have been dying to try some for myself. This set comes with four mini test tubes in the shades Little Black Dress (sheer glossy black), Hedonist (intense pastel pink), New Wave (glassy neon pink), and Jealous (red-orange shellac). These glosses are intensely pigmented, and shiny (not matte like the Lip Tars). I love that you can mix them together to create your own custom shades, using the black to vamp it up a bit. I admit I thought these were mini Lip Tars, but realized very quickly that these were Stained Glosses. I wasn’t disappointed because I love gloss as much as lipstick and a trial revealed these are seriously soooo pigmented and bold (I had to say it again). These need to be reapplied after a few hours or eating, like most lipglosses, they don’t last as long as a lipstick. They wear thick and border on sticky, I love this in a gloss, but not everybody feels this way. The best part? It comes with a mini precision brush. I found this to be an amazing steal at only $12 CAD!

Urban Decay Ammo Palette
Retail: $40 CAD
Steal: $20 CAD


I love anything Urban Decay!! Especially their eyeshadows. This palette comes with 10 eyeshadows, a brush, and a mini original Eyeshadow Primer Potion. The shades included are Smog (deep coppery bronze), Mildew (mossy green shimmer with gold shift), Oil Slick (matte black with silver micro-glitter), Last Call (metallic sugar plum), Chopper (copper shimmer with silver micro-glitter), Maui Wowie (metallic golden beige with silver glitter), Shattered (turquoise shimmer with gold shift), Polyester Bride (white snow shimmer with silver micro-glitter), Grifter (sheer lavender shimmer with silver micro-glitter), and Sin (champagne shimmer). In typical UD fashion, all of these shadows are highly pigmented and blendable. Some of the more glittery shades have a bit of fallout, but nothing too serious.


This palette is similar to the Urban Decay Wallpaper Palette I got YEARS ago (like 7? 8?), long before UD had such a huge cult following (thanks in part to the Naked line). Some of the shades included in the Wallpaper palette are also included in the Ammo Palette (Smog, Chopper, Last Call, and Shattered).


Here is a side by side comparison of my original UD love (Wallpaper), and the 2015 upgrade (Ammo). Although some of the shades are the same, they are my favorite shades so having duplicates is not an issue in the slightest.


Sephora Collection Eye For Color Mini Eye Brush Capsule
Value: $40 CAD
Retail: $19 CAD
Steal: $10 CAD


When the description said these brushes were “mini”, they weren’t lying. These are SMALL. The capsule that holds them is barely bigger than a tube of lipstick. I have travel brushes that look ginormous compared to these itty bitties. I actually love the small size of these brushes, they are small enough to fit in a clutch or workout bag, but still have enough handle to make them practical. The bristles themselves are soft but dense. This set contains 4 brushes, a Shadow Brush, Crease Brush, Pointed Brush, and Angled Smudge Brush.

Last but not least, the FREE stuff!


I got my three free samples with my online order and for my two deluxe samples I picked the Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effect Faux Cils and Tarte Timeless Smothing Primer. I love getting extra deluxe samples, especially when everything I purchase to get them, is on sale!

Sephora. I’m so addicted to you. I’m still eyeing contour palettes for the latest mini freebies!! Finding it harder and harder to resist!! Do these mini product deals entice you to spend? Or are you not a mini slut like me (we’re still talking about makeup, right!?!)?


5 thoughts on “Ammo & Tar

  1. Great buys! I love the comparison you had from Wallpaper and Ammo πŸ™‚ I think we are both the same way about minis, I get an email and I log on to buy something I don’t need. Thank goodness that order I sent you was part of my Valentine’s Day gift so I didn’t feel too bad ordering since it was a gift lolol xoxox Janet

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