Thursday, 26 June 2014

Urban Decay : Naked Flushed palette.

This is a new-ish (I think) addition to the Urban Decay family. It is a trio of bronze, blush and highlight in-one, and it caught my eye whilst shopping a few weeks ago because the shades look beautiful and I love the fact that you don't have to carry too much/fiddle about too much to apply three beauty essentials from one convenient compact.
The ultra-soft powders contain light-diffusing particles to give glow and they all blend really easily on my skin. I think this is failsafe for even the most novice of makeup appliers!I tend to use the bronzer first to add shape and a bit of contour and then I dip my blusher brush in between the highlight shade and blusher so they get mixed together on my skin to give a really radiant touch of colour. I LOVE IT.

 I have the original Naked flushed palette as this is perfect natural tones for day-to-day wear. They also do three others shades of this which is STREAK, NATIVE and STRIP. I also really like the colour wave of 'Streak' as this is a beautiful summery coral blush that will look really pretty on tanned skin. WISHLIST.

Bronzer : This tone is very subtle, so adds more of soft glow on the skin as opposed to adding more depth and *tan* to my skin. It is a satin / semi-matte finish which I think is perfect; You don't want shimmer in your bronze, blush AND then highlight as you will end up looking like a frickin' multi-coloured disco ball.

Blush :  This is a very 'easy' tone, a very typical blush colour, if that makes sense. Pinky dusky rose in tone with a touch of sheen and would suit pretty much all skintones.

Highlight : This has a slightly softer texture than the other two powders so a little goes a long way and it has a great payoff.  The colour is a very pale pink champagne with a frosted finish.
 The rest of my look is below if you are wondering about the eye shades or base etc : 
 Products used for look. BASE: Kevyn Aucoin Celestial skin liquid highlighter mixed with Chanel ProLumiere (now discontinued), Hourglass concealer. BLUSH/BRONZE/HIGHLIGHT : Urban Decay Naked Flushed palette BROWS : Benefit High Brow, KIKO brow ink EYES: NARS Codura duo, KIKO eye marker, KIKO Overblown mascara, Armani brown eyeliner. LIPS: MAC Magenta lipliner, Benefit 'Kiss You' lipgloss.

The Naked Flushed Palettes cost £22 which I think is really reasonable as some high end brands will charge this for a blusher alone. Cough NARS. Absolutely worth the money and in all honesty it's made Urban Decay grab my makeup lusting eyes a hell of a lot more. Up until recently, I don't know why, but I always thought of Urban Decay as more of a high street brand, and haven't used a great deal of it's products (not even the Naked palettes...I know, I know), but it certainly has my full attention now. I popped into the counter in Debenham's Oxford street just yesterday and had a proper sniff about : Those foundations! Those eyeliners! Those BB creams! Those shimmery eyeshadows! I can't wait to try more. Let me know if there are any other hero products I need to get involved with, PS yeah I went and bought all 3 naked palettes so not those!.....

7 comments:

  1. You got all three Naked palette in one go - WOW! :) I loved this review and like I said I think you persuaded me to get it. I may look at other shades but I think this is perfect since it is universal no matter if I have tan or not. I didn't know it's only £22 - bargain! X

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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    1. I got a bit carried away. I am terrible - need to try them now! I may give one away so deciding what ones are best to keep for me and my kit! Yeah, it's a really good price - it's a nice size too for carrying around etc xx

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  2. In the palette I really don't like the look of any of the shades, on your skin, it looks amazing x

    Lots of Love Beautyqueenuk

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    1. Yeah they are quite neutral looking I guess, the newer ones have brighter pops of colour if that's more appealing to you - I really want the coral one x

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  3. Gorgeous - the whole look is so nice but I have to say I am very very tempted by these latest UD releases. I like that you get 3 in 1. Very slim & great for travel (like I go anywhere) but you know what I mean. The Highlight shade in particular is beautiful
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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    1. Ha ha you NEED to come and visit me in London soon! Then you have an excuse to get one xx :0)

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  4. It looks gorgeous on you, love the glow it's given.
    xoMadiha

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