Eyeshadow Shades:

3 Sheets (pale pink-nude matte)
Bare (light pinky-peach satin)
Curve (metallic rose shimmer with silver micro-glitter)
Backtalk (soft rosy mauve matte)
Shade (deep fuchsia satin)
Attitude (metallic red-copper)

WTF (reddish brown matte)
180 (metallic brown-red)

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Blush/Highlighter Shades:

Cheap Shot (medium pink-nude)
Double Take (rich mauve with slight shimmer)
Low Key (pink-peach)
Party Foul (light pink-nude shimmer)


A double-sided, removable mirror acts as a divider between the eyeshadow and blush/highlighter shades!


This eyeshadow and face palette was inspired by Urban Decay’s best selling Vice lipstick shade, Backtalk!  There are eight nude-mauve, soft berry, and muted rose eyeshadow shades on one side of the palette and four coordinating shades of blush and highlighter on the other side.  Designed to flatter all skin types, we find the looks created with this palette are soft, neutral looks to be worn daily.

Although the pigmentation of the eyeshadows is a little different than the other palettes from Urban Decay (Ex: Naked palettes), the shadows are buildable with little fallout.  This is great for beginners! To intensify the colors, we wet our brush with Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray or MAC Prep + Prime Fix + before application.  The blushes are beautiful and the highlighters give us a subtle, natural glow.  The convenience of the removable mirror and having everything needed all in one place makes this a perfect palette to toss in your travel bag!

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Urban Decay

Urban Decay Quick Fix

Urban Decay
Some mornings we need a little extra energy just to get out the bed. Our skin is no different. Today we tackle Urban Decay’s Quick Fix, a priming spray born to reduce traces of a late night out in our skin.

This product is lightweight and comes in a portable spray that we shake and apply to clean skin before moisturizer. Yes, it preps the skin for makeup application. But we also use it throughout the day to refresh our skin and at night before bed.

By providing an extra dose of moisture, this product is great for dry skin. Surprisingly it did not harm Lauren’s oily skin, making it suitable for most skin types. The result is a radiant skin, with an improved tone and texture. It hydrates, it fills in pores and smooths fine lines.

We can’t get over the sensation that makes us feel awake even in the hardest mornings. It doesn’t hurt that this product has a lovely coconut scent: one spray will make you think on vacation by the sea.

Use it for a midday boost when your skin is dehydrated after a long night of partying or dried out from seasonal changes. We find it especially effective during the winter months.

Created in an exclusive partnership between Urban Decay and Skindinavia, it comes with a formula loaded with nourishing ingredients like vitamin B3, Sepitonic M3, and coconut water. No more walk of shames for your skin after a big night, simply spray it as you go!



Editor:  Maria Ines Raposo

Springs hottest lip colors

Urban Decay Cosmetics Vice Lipstick Comfort Matte in BACKTALK

springs hottest lip colors

Spring's hottest lip colors

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in DOLLY

Springs hottest lip colors

Spring is officially here and with it came a blossom of good news for 2Orchids. If you’ve been with us for a while now, you have realized our effort to keep on track with the latest trends in the ever-evolving make-up world. Well, well, well… it looks like we nailed two of the lip products listed by Zoe Report as Spring’s hottest lip colors.

The colors that brought us in tune have the beloved ability to take us from day to night in a season that’s all about celebrating nature and good weather. (Please let us pretend that Spring allergies are not a thing.)

We are talking about Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in DOLLY, which is a sultry mauve, and Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Comfort Matte in BACKTALK, which is a mauve nude pink. Considering our long-term affair with lipstick, we are thrilled with the opportunity to report on these products.

The keywords are mauve and nude (but not that nude, more like neutral). It’s the end of an era ruled by soft pink Spring clichés. The mauve lipsticks we propose are a perfect to-go option when you are not in the mood for statement colors.

For no-shimmer lip gloss with a creamy a tingling shine, the Buxom Full-On in Dolly is more than ideal. It simply pumps and refreshes your lips without shimmering. If you ask us, its texture is perfect to layer over lipstick, but remember to keep your eyes on the target: mauve.

Urban Decay’s Vice lipstick is the creamiest matte you’ll find this Spring. The amount of pigment is insane, with a single swipe you will be blooming in color. This creamy formula is loaded with nourishing ingredients. No dragging or skipping, just gentle hugs to your lips. Did we mention we love it’s modernized version of Urban Decay’s original lipstick case?

Both lip products are filled with nourishing ingredients to leave your lips comfortable enough so you can focus on the good life. For now, it’s all about finding the balance between pink (too matchy-matchy) and nude (too blunt, when not ashy!). This Spring, go Mauve!

Editor: Maria Ines Raposo


Fan Favorites by Kasey

NYX Butter Gloss

From Left: NYX Butter Gloss in Merenuge, Éclair, and Crème Brule

Fan Favorites

The Product List:

Urban Decay Cosmetics Naked Basics
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Stingray(jet black)
NYX Cosmetics Hi Definition Photo Concealer Wand
Kenya Professional Volume Spray 25
Too Faced Lip Injection Lip Gloss
NYX Butter Gloss in Merengue, Éclair, and Crème Brule

Kasey & NYX Butter Gloss

Kasey’s Favorites From Watching The 2 Orchids

Meet our gorgeous, bubbly, girlfriend Kasey! Coincidentally, she is a mutual friend of our daughters. When we found out she was a fan of our YouTube channel, we knew we had to include her for a guest appearance in one of our videos. We have to say, we are quite flattered to have a fan base with such a wide age range. Our idea was to have Kasey show some of her favorite beauty products that we have featured and that she purchased from watching our videos.  Can we say that this young beauty diva knows a thing or two about her cosmetics? Plus,  she has some fabulous products!  She is definitely setting the tone in a positive way for girls her age and she has all the aspiring qualities to have her own YouTube channel!

Our Signature

We were impressed with so many things in 2015 that it was hard for us to narrow it down to just 15 items each, but somehow we did!  For further details on each selection listed below, be sure to tune in to our youTube video!

Top 15 of 2015 / The 2 Orchids-YouTube

Karen’s Top 15:

Karen's Top 15 of 2015 Louis Vuitton Speedy
Louis Vuitton Monogram Speedy 30

Karen's Top 15 of 2015 Beauty

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Correcting Cream
Colleen Rothschild Radiant Cleansing Balm
Bond No. 9 B9 Eau de Parfum 
Clinique Pop Lip in Poppy Pop
Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Palette 
Wet N Wild Fergie Take on the Day Eye Shadow Primer
Gerlain Lingerie De Peau Liquid Foundation 
Becca Champagne Pop
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Envious
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick
Benefit Dallas Box O Blush
Kat Von D Metal Struck Eye Shadow in Thunderstruck 

Karen's Top 15 of 2015 Non-Beauty

iphone 6s Plus
Canon Vixia Mini X 
My Lips Can’t Resist the Sips Shirt

Lauren’s Top 15:

Pink Boyfriend Sweatpants, Statement Necklace, Ya Los Angeles Fringe Tank, Black Fringe heels

850 Blues Black Tank with Fringe
Black Fringe Heels (Dillards)
Statement Necklace (Baublebar)
Starbucks Iced Caramel Coffee
Victoria’s Secret PINK Sweatpants (Boyfriend)

Lauren's Top 15 of 2015 Beauty

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette
Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
MAC Cosmetics Matchmaster Foundation SPF 15 (4.0 & 5.0)
Josie Maran Argan Oil
MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick
Clean & Clear Oil absorbing sheets Portable
Kenra Volume Spray#25
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Dazzled
Kenra Volume Spray#25
Too Faced Melted Violet Lipstick

Francesca's Black & White Poncho with fringe

Black & White Nayeli fringe Poncho Sweater Francescas