Good morning lovely faces!
Urban Decay has recently released a number of new products at Sephora, the Naked Flushed palette as well as their Naked BB cream - Now honestly, who DOESNT love a perfectly sized palette with the perfect colours within to take on the go?
Upon reading about the product, I almost immediately turned to Sam and told her I HAD to get it when it comes out. So after about a week of giving it a go, I believe I've earned the right to say that this is my favourite blush, highlighter and bronzer of all time. The pigmentation is absolutely amazing and what's its nice and compact to take out!
To find out why this has become a staple for me, click below ;)
This is the packaging of the product, its pretty sleek. The material of the packaging is definitely a little heavier than the naked 2 palette, so its a lot more sturdier. Its small enough that I can hold it with my palm and you might be pleased to hear that it is in fact, smaller than an iPhone 5!
Photograph credits here
So the palette comes with a highlighter, a blush and a bronzer, the pigmentation of the products are beyond amazing and it's truly hard to find a palette where you are fond of all the colours. Note* both blush and bronzer have a matte finish. This product does not come with a brush like benefit box powders, but I feel that each specific colour requires a different brush for the most precise application.
The Bronzer is a light orangey- matte brown colour that is a little sheerer as opposed to the other colours on the palette, but definitely buildable. I'm starting to grow to like this shade more that my mac mineralize skin finish natural in give me sun, but they both give rather different colour payoffs. This is a more natural shade for paler skin tones without having to look like you've got dirt on your face where as the MSFN is a heavier sun kissed orange-toned shade.
Application : I take my eco tools blush brush and sweep it into the hallows of my cheek, similar to how I apply the MSFN.
I wasn't fond of powder highlighters against my skin before stumbling upon this product, but it really does give my face the perfect amount of glow without having to make my face look like a disco ball. Its basically a powder version of the benefit's high beam that I love a lot with a frosted finish. Pigmentation is perfect and should you like to be more adventurous, this can even be used a an all over eyeshadow colour too. It has a frosted finish to
Application: Using my coastal scents fluffy crease brush, I lightly feather the product onto the highest points of my face. I feel that using a brush gives a more air-brushed appearance, but should you be in a hurry, applying this with your finger tips works perfectly fine too!
The dark rosy blush has a medium /heavy pigmentation depending on how heavy a hand you have going on through application . Sam actually saw that my blush was a lot more noticeable as compared to the nars orgasm blush towards the end of the day, which says a lot about the lasting power. The hot pink colour is again, buildable.
Application: I am still on the hunt for a decent blush brush but for now I take a random drugstore powder brush to apply this product to the apples of my cheek. I recommend applying this with a lighter hand, so your hand should be held at the tip of the brush handle as you apply.
Before and After
The finish is quite natural, as I said, it's no doubt buildable. I went with a light/ medium hand on the products and find that the colours don't appear over the top, but are of the perfect shade for me. I quite like seeing the significance of the product through photographs and I hope these photos speak for themselves about the pigmentation of the product. Lasting power is present and the products apply really smoothly without having the chalky feel.
Please excuse my horrid under eye cirlces, it once again has to do with the lack of sleep and stress I've been getting- thank full it will all be over in 2 weeks or so!
Probably one of the best palettes ever made, Its definitely something I've been using almost everyday that I have my makeup on. It gives the most natural finish - well done Urban Decay. Rest assured, I will be taking this product with me back to Hong Kong for the summer and might possibly make it into my holy grail products list. Should you be starting out in makeup and want to find THE palette that covers it all for your cheeks, this is the one ladies ;)
Overall Rating: 9/10
stocklist: (SG) any sephora stores near you for SG$48
(HK) at Dudes for around HKD$396** ( this is the discounted price if you're their Facebook fan)
[2nd Floor, 42 Yiu Wa St., Causeway Bay ( 2 mins walk from Time Square )]
Hope you all are having a lovely week!