Thursday, 27 February 2014

Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette

Usually the word 'bronzer' makes me break out in a bit of a panic; before this, I was a complete bronzer virgin and I was convinced it would look ridiculous and muddy on my pale skin. That said, I've had my eye on this bronzer, blush and highlight trio palette for quite a while, and fell a little bit in love when it landed on my doorstep.

Urban Decay Naked Flushed palette is really the first of it's kind from the brand. Consisting of a sheer tan brown bronzer, a champagne highlight and a rosy pink blush, it's a perfect palette for on the go or travelling. The reason I didn't buy this sooner was the bronzer, but it is a described as a sheer colour, and this worked surprisingly well on me. It's a light shade, and very buildable, but didn't leave any 'muddy' or orange undertones that I was nervous of. I actually think olive or darker skintones wouldn't get along with this as I don't think it would show up too much.

The highlight is absolutely beautiful; it's a soft pink champagne shimmer that is incredibly pigmented. You really do have to be careful with this one, the first time I used it I was much too heavy handed which just ended up emphasizing a whole load of pores. Using an incredibly light hand and my Real Techniques Contour Brush, I applied this to my cheekbones, cupids bow and browbone which gave my skin a gorgeous glow.

The blusher I think most skintones will be able to get along with. It's quite a deep rosy pink, but being quite dark should suit most. It's mostly matte with the slightly bit of shimmer that gives a natural pink flush to the cheeks. I found this a little hard to blend, and I don't think it's quite as buttery soft as the likes of NARS blushers, but it's still in no way powdery.

After my first use I wondered why I hadn't got this sooner. The bronzer intimidated me at first, but all the shades are so workable and really look fantastic on my skintone. It's gorgeous quality, and of course in the beautiful packaging we've all come to expect from Urban Decay. It's a new handbag essential for me!

Have you tried this? What did you think?

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  1. ah looks beautiful! I have been eyeing this up but didn't know how much I would use the bronzer as I'm very pale too - this may be the push I needed! :) xxx

  2. I love the look of this, perfect for travelling, It also looks so lovely on, I can't believe it's not more popular xxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

  3. Wow, this really suits your skin! I'd always wondered about that blush colour in the pan, but it's actually really soft and delicate! Lovely. T xx

  4. Wow, it looks lovely!!! Wonderful colour!

  5. I love the Urban Decay Naked range! The colours suit your skin so well! :)

  6. the blusher looks super beautiful on you!

  7. I really really want this but I've told myself I'm not allowed to buy any more blush/cheek products. Still tempted though hehe

    Jennie xo |

    1. Blushers and highlighters are actually the one thing I have a relatively small collection of, so I buy away! Lip products on the other hand.. hehe :)

  8. That looks beautiful on you!

  9. This looks great, another one to add to the wishlist! I know what you being about being a bronzer virgin, it was pretty scary braking out of that habit :) x
    Sweet Dreams

  10. This is so, so pretty!

  11. Amy Liddell20:49

    Your make up is perfect! Urban Decay is my fav make up brand by far so I can't believe I haven't seen this before! Might have to pick it up


    Roses // UK Fashion Blog

  12. Amber Hunter01:43

    It looks so stunning on you! I was actually eyeing this up in Sephora the other day…it just seems too perfect for travel and convenience having all three in one package. Fingers crossed I pick one up before long!


    Lovely Notions

  13. Thrift Thick03:03

    This looks really lovely on you Catherine!! I've always wished I could use/buy this palette but I've swatched it many times in Sephora and the brozer just isn't a good match with my skin :/


  14. I love the look of this palette, I've been put off by the bronzer too but I'm seriously considering it now! :)

    Jess xo

  15. Gee Hawkes20:56

    It's so nice to see a palette like this that works for pale skin tones! I usually never get on with bronzers but this one looks so beautiful! x

  16. UmbrellaMonday23:17

    i love the naked palettes but not tried much else from the brand- this looks great....added to wishlist!


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