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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

07.10.12 - INDIE DUPE: Urban Decay's Asphyxia

Urban Decay's Asphyxia

Out of all of my makeup, this color and company was the first "high-end" product that I had EVER purchased. It was also my first duochrome shade before, let alone even know what it was :P 

[Please excuse the label that's peeking out beneath the pan >_< ]

The one I have is of their previous formulation (before they changed over) and obviously depotted. Anyway, Urban Decay describes this shade as a hyacinth with a blue shift.

You may purchase this at any location, including online, that sells Urban Decay Cosmetics. I, personally, bought this at Sephora for $18. [My first time going there! :P]

[NOTE: All phontos were taken under an OTT-LITE and swatched over TFSI]

I wanted to use my OTT-LITE when I took these photos because you can see the shifts and shimmers easily. As you can see in this photo of Asphyxia there is a strong blue duochrome within that lilac-y shade.  

According to Urban Decay, it's a duotone [yes, we know :P] and a shimmer. 
 Personally, I don't believe it's a shimmer at all. It doesn't look shimmery, it feels like a satin-finish. Then again, I don't have the new formulation of it. Who knows what it's like now ^_^;;

I have found a few INDIE dupes (as close as I can get to them) for this shade, so here we go! 

 Here's what Ultraviolence looks like in the jar...

1/8 tsp: $1
1/4 tsp: $2.50
Full Size: $6.00
According to Black Rose Minerals, Ultraviolence is an iridescent lavender in a pearly white base

 L-R: Asphyxia & Ultraviolence

Oh darn. It kind of looked like it in the jar. While Asphyxia has that strong duochrome, Ultraviolence has soft blue shimmers sprinkled throughout that soft shimmery lavender shade. 

Astral Recall in the jar. Look at all those gorgeous shimmers! ♥

Sample Size: $1.10 AUD
Mini Size w/o Sifter: $3.00 AUD
Mini Size w/ Sifter: $3.10 AUD
Full Size: $5.75 AUD

According to their site: Astral Recall is a soft Puce pink (pale pink with somewhat grey undertones), Astral Recall has a stunning scattering of pink and blue sparks.

 L-R: Asphyxia & Astral Recall

The photo that shows it straight on looks very close, but when I angled it... the base color is very different. Astral Recall also has a ton of blue, copper, and pink shimmer that is very visible.

Virus Insanity 's Smoked Lilac 
 Smoked Lilac in the jar

I'm wondering if this was a limited edition color or something because I can't find it on the site. 

 L-R: Asphyxia & Smoked Lilac

Smoked Lilac is definitely more shimmery and has a sort of metallic sheen to it. There's also no hint of a blue duochrome but full of blue shimmers.

 Herbivore in the jar.

Full Size: $5.90
1/3 tsp: $2.00

Fyrinnae states that Herbivore is a Soft, satiny lavender with a light green highlight

 L-R: Asphyxia & Herbivore

The base for both shades seem a quite similar except Asphyxia has more of a pink tone. Herbivore doesn't even have a blue duochrome but has a slight green sheen and shimmers.

 Needs More Lace

Full Size: $6.00
Clamshell: $2.00

i+t is my own company and when I made this shade, I never intended it to be an Asphyxia dupe. Needs More Lace is a medium purple with a blue duochrome and has aqua sparkles. 

 L-R: Asphyxia & Needs More Lace

Needs More Lace has almost the same texture as Asphyxia but has the aqua shimmers in it. The blue duochrome is there but it's softer than Asphyxia's strong duochrome. The base color in Needs More Lace is a little deeper. 

Honestly, I think the closest INDIE dupes for Asphyxia is Fyrinnae's Herbivore and innocent+twisted's Needs More Lace. While Herbivore has the green shimmer in it, the shimmer and the base color make it almost seem like a blue sheen. As for innocent+twisted's Need More Lace; the textures are almost the same. The base color is slightly different and the duochrome isn't as strong as Asphyxia's. 

I hope you liked this round of INDIE DUPES, I shall post more in the future :)

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