Urban Decay’s new collection for summer 2010 is called Summer Of Love and I’ve got some special preview swatches to show you!

This is a collection of seven mini bottles of color that reflect the fabled summer of 1969, also known as the summer of love.

The formula on these was really good. A couple were a little sheer so I used three coats, but overall they were pretty great.

Let’s take a peek shall we?

Love Light

Love Light is a pale champagne/pink with tiny multi-colored shimmery bits. As you can see this is a very sheer color, so I admit, it wasn’t really my type of color. BUT I think it would make a great layering color. This was two coats.

Shine On

Shine On is a light copper metallic with green and pink shimmer particles. I don’t know what it is about this color, but it definitely looks 1969 to me for some reason and I like it. This didn’t have any streaking problems at all either. This was two coats.

Magic Bus

Magic Bus is a very bright, bordering on neon, orange creme. This is definitely one of the three colors I think of when I think of the 60’s (the other two are dark brown and avocado green). This was two coats.


Aquarius is a blue/green shimmer. It looks very mermaid-esque and reminds me immediately of the ocean. It actually looks a lot more green in the bottle than it goes on. It’s definitely a cross between blue and green though. It was on the sheer side so I used three coats.

Psychedelic Sister

Psychedelic Sister is a pink/red creme. It was pretty, but not one of my favorites, personally. I think I have quite a few colors like this. This was two coats.


Woodstock is a neon flamingo pink. This is A LOT brighter in real life than this pic shows. This was two coats.


Hashbury is a medium purple with a heavy pink flash. For me this was the winner in the group, though I do have a few others that are probably fairly similar. I just love this combo. Obviously the name is a play on “Haight Ashbury” the famous hippie area in SF and perhaps “Hashish”. Hmmm. Oh and I know a thing or two about hippies, my entire family is full of them from Berkeley, haha! This was also a little on the sheer side so I used three coats.

Overall I think this is a nice little collection. There is a wide range of colors and finishes and I like that they are mini-bottles. That way if there are a few you might not like as much, you aren’t stuck with a whole large bottle.

I’m not sure when exactly this is coming out or the price, but I’ll update this post if and when I hear. Update: These will be available on their website here tomorrow!

How do you guys feel about the Summer Of Love?


Written by Kelly
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