December 12, 2014

Sponsored Review: Urban Decay's NAKED On The Run!


Christmas is coming up soon, so you know what that means right? TONS of amazing holiday palettes being released, with a plethora of colors, designs, uses, what have you.

And while some of us fall into temptation because of the bright colors and pretty packaging, we sometimes end up not using the palette after the festive season because we realize they're just not that applicable for everyday use anymore... THANK GOODNESS then that Urban Decay created a LIMITED EDITION All-In-One Palette that doesn't only look sleek and gorgeous, but is also versatile enough to be used.... when? Yes. ON THE RUN!


About

For the sake of easy reading, the Naked On The Run palette will be called NOTR

NOTR is a dream come true for the girl who is always on the go. In Singapore, we understand there is a heavy work-centered culture and all of us always seem to be heading to work in a rush. On some mornings, we sleep in and even end up taking our entire cosmetic bag out with us in a cab and fishing out items such as eyeliner to apply whenever we stop at traffic light. I know I'm guilty of that at least once or twice a month.

With this luxurious highly-metallized rose gold palette, say goodbye to your clunky ol' makeup bag and say hello to convenience! Loaded with six ALL-NEW shades of eyeshadows, a bronzer, blush, full-sized Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss as well as a travel-sized 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil and Perversion Mascara - you truly need nothing more.


Swatches

Eyeshadows

Since Urban Decay is highly acclaimed for their eyeshdows, I thought I'd start with that first. These 6 shades as shown above in order all feature Urban Decay's Pigment Infusion System, the propreitary blend of ingredients which give each shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power, and blendability. Here is the lowdown one each of them:
  • DIVE: Metallic rose with micro-golden shimmer. 
  • FIX: A soft taupe matte. 
  • RESIST: Medium metallic taupe. 
  • STARE: A medium brown matte. 
  • STUN: Metallic bronze with light gold micro-shimmer. 
  • 50/50:  A cool bisque satin which works great as an all over shade!  
You can never go wrong with neutrals am I right? You've honestly got the perfect balance between matte and shimmers within this palette. Night out or casual day with the girls, this palette has got it all. I personally really like the shade "Stun" the micro-shimmers give it that extra festive feel especially around this time of the year. 50/50 is now my go-to all over shade on my eyelids regardless of the colours that I pair it with.

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Now, moving on to the bronzer, blush, eye pencil and lip gloss! :)
  • BLUSH: Vibrant pink with light shimmer. Comes across natural and gives face an effortless flush.
  • BRONZER: A medium bronze matte that does not come across as too orange. Just nice!
  • 24/7 GLIDE ON PENCIL IN STAG: Medium metallic taupe. If you're too daring to go for a harsh black liner, this is your answer! It's incredibly pigmented, and! I love using this to tight line my upper lash line to make my lashes appear like they've got extra boost of volume.
  • PERVERSION MASCARA: The perfect wand that gives the most voluminous looking lashes.
  • NAKED LIP GLOSS IN SESSO: A medium brown matte. I just found the perfect gloss in my natural lip colour! Perfect to complement both a day and night look. 
Cheek products
I realized over time that there's a signifcant difference to the way your cheek products turn out under the sun as opposed to that of indoors. For you guys to get a better idea of the colour payoff of the cheek products, here they are both under the sunlight and out of.


These cheek products are amazingly pigmented, this my friends, are all single swatches. Despite being this pigmented in a single swatch, they come off really natural when applied onto the face, and can we just talk about how gorgeous the shade 5050 as a highlight too !? I am in love. It works amazingly on my eyes as it does on my cheeks. The shimmer within the highlight is incredibly fine so it doesn't appear like chunks of glitter resisting on the highest points of your face.


Eyeliner 
I've always been skeptical about pencil eyeliners. They can either hurt so bad as you draw your line or glide like a dream, as this one does right here. The Urban Decay 24/7 glide on pencil works great as a base for a smokey eye and to tight line, line and draw on your waterline without having to worry that it will smudge.


Here's a quick tip - if you're going to include pencil liners or take brushes with you on the go, a shorter handle not only provides ease when putting everything into your tiny makeup bag but! It also applies better when you're on the go! The closer you are/the more area that you can get a hold of the product, you get more control. And more control of the eyeliner bids the hassle of having to redo your makeup, goodbye!


Perversion Mascara
The fact that I am obsessed with the idea of having voluminous and long lashes isn't new to you guys by now. Any product/ technique that's recommended, I will try. I've heard the hype about the Urban Decay cannonball mascara and the perversion mascara but have tried neither until today.


I like it when my mascara wand is especially thick with lots of bristles. It just ensures me that my lashes are less likely to clump and, it just gives me the impression that it will coat my lashes a whole lot more too. So here's a quick before and after with the mascara on,  pretty impressive huh? It not only gives volume but darkens my lashes to a more jet black shade to intensify the look even more!




Naked Lipgloss in Sesso
I cannot begin to tell you how much hype I've heard about this lip gloss right here.  Several of my friends have raved about this lipgloss because of its formulation, colour and my personal winning favourite, the applicator!

A rose gold with pink shimmers, now has one of the best applicators I've come across in a while. It's not as solid as a usual doe foot, it's much softer and longer. This ensures that it every bit of the surface area is coated upon application! And of course, a before and after...



I know the colour payoff isn't drastic, but hey, we're girls aren't we? We should have at least 2 extra lipsticks floating around at the bottom of our bags. If the neutral lip isn't what you are going for, simply apply this lipgloss over the top of your own choice of lipstick and voila! You're ready to party.


Final Look
Here is a day look I created with the products given. Simply taking the shades "Fix" and "Dare" as a base and finishing off with "Dive" towards my inner corners as a highlight! It's the perfect neutral look and because the eyeshadows are incredibly pigmented, blending "Fix" and "Dare" was done effortlessly without having to blend away the eyeshadow pigments completely.


As if you can't tell from the collage above, I am in love with the UD Perversion Mascara. Lashes, as I've always felt, help open up the eyes to make us appear more awake. Voluminous lashes help add a bit of that sexy flirtatious flare to the eyes too and c'mon ladies, who doesn't want eyes that do all the talking? If you want to vamp up the look for a night out, the easiest way is to take the 24/7 glide on eyeliner and just line your water line to add some edge to your overall look!


Simple no? Now you're ready to hit up all the clubs for a Friday night out!



Why is this called NAKED on the Run? simple. It's THE palette to take with you on days where you've got both day AND night events! Through amping up the amount of contour with the Bronzer and intensifiying your eye makeup by going over your waterline with the 24/7 glide on eyepencil in "Stag" you'll no doubt be ready to party the night without feeling underdressed ;)

Don't feel limited by what I created! Go create your own looks! This palette was made for simple looks all the way to sultry after all! ;)

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Naked on the Run is available at all Sephora outlets and retailing at SGD$85.






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