As I use up the last of my data allowance for my mobile broadband stick to write this review, I'm crossing my fingers and toes that TPG will come today and fix up my internet! I'm so over this whole lack-of-internet situation!
Anyway, I thought I should get off my bottom and put up a review on the Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette that I promised to do a few weeks ago.
It has a bronzer (medium bronze satin), a highlighter (soft pink champagne shimmer), and a blush (dusty rose satin with a hint of shimmer).
According to urbandecay.com:
"Use these pressed powders individually or blend them together to create just the right effect—and let this seemingly straight-laced trio morph into a tangled color love-fest. Then bask in the radiant glow and let people wonder what you’ve been up to. Urban Decay’s micronized, jet-milled formula has a luxe, featherlight texture that feels amazing on your skin. And the finish? Flawless. Light-diffusing particles enhance and perfect to give your skin a fresh, glowy look…even when your late-night antics have you feeling anything but. The color is intensely pigmented yet blends beautifully—and the universal shades are versatile enough for any skintone.
Our micronized, jet-milled formula has a luxe, featherlight texture that feels amazing on your skin. And the finish? Flawless. Light-diffusing particles enhance and perfect to give your skin a fresh, glowy look (even when your late-night antics have you feeling anything but). The color is intensely pigmented yet blends beautifully – and the universal shades are versatile enough for any skin tone.
It all comes in a sleek case with an easy-open magnetic closure and a big mirror. It's compact enough for travel or mid-date touch-ups, but don’t let that fool you. With a much larger fill weight than similar products on the market, this trio gives you a lot of bang for your buck."
- Bronzer - I'm actually not impressed with this bronzer because it doesn't show up very well on my NC20-25 skin. It's extremely sheer, and took quite a lot of "swatching" for the heavy swatch in the picture above. I do not have a lot of time in the mornings to brush my bronzer on like 15 times to get it to show. On the other hand, it is buildable, and its extremely hard to go overboard with this bronzer since it's so sheer.
- Highlighter - I'm on the fence with this highlighter. It is a tat too shimmery for my liking but it doesn't make me look like a disco ball. Also, a little bit went a long way for me because of its shimmer, which is fantastic. It takes me all of 2 seconds to apply this highlighter down my nose, and top of my cheekbones.
- Blush - My favourite part of the palette! I love how naturally rosy it makes my cheeks look. It's also quite pigmented (although not as pigmented as my beloved tarte blushes), and I've found that it lasted all day with a spritz of makeup finishing spray over the top.
I am not overly impressed with this palette, as the bronzer is a let down and the highlighter is a tat too shimmery (as mentioned before). I can't imagine this palette suiting someone with a darker skin tone. Although perhaps the bronzer could be used as a face powder? I do however love the blush, but I prefer my Tarte blushes over this. At USD$30, I would not repurchase and I can't say that I would highly recommend this palette to everyone.