Growing up a child of the 90’s, Urban Decay Cosmetics holds a very special place in my makeup loving heart. Urban Decay Cosmetics was always the cool, edgy, makeup brand. Not your mother’s makeup. Since the birth of Urban Decay in 1996, the brand has come a long way, but they will always be the cool, edgy brand compared to most of the others sharing real-estate space at Sephora and Ulta.
Today I discuss a few new items recently added to my makeup collection.
The Naked glosses are probably one of my favorite formulation for glosses. I am quite picky when it comes to lip gloss. I like that this one is not sticky and does not wear off into clumps on my lips. It is quite comfortable to wear and has just enough shine and pigmentation I require in an everyday lipgloss. I like how there are specks of gold in this shade without being glittery or chunky. When it comes to Urban Decay Naked Lip Gloss, you can not go wrong with the formulation or the wearable shades the collection comes in.
The newest addition to the popular Naked Eyeshadow Palettes. This is my second favorite Naked Eyeshadow Palette since the Naked 1 or Naked Original. The palette has a beautiful clear smokey plastic packaging with a dual ended brush. The eyeshadow formulation is pigmented and easy to blend. The color range is versatile and wearable. Even though this palette is called the smokey palette, it allows for many daytime looks as well as evening smokey eyes. With 12 eyeshadows total and a good mix of mattes and shimmers as well as neutrals and beautiful deeper smokey shades, this could be a great all in one palette that flatters many skin tones and styles. The last two matte highlight shades unfortunately did not show up well on camera, partially because I ran out of space and had to swatch on the lightest part of my wrist. While they do not look like much in these photos, I quite like them on the eyes as a brow highlight.
Highly pigmented matte brown shadow. Perfect for the outer corners or the crease.
Very glittery warm gold shadow. Almost like a pressed glitter.
I haven’t played too much with Urban Decay’s single shadows, but I was quite impressed with secret service. I love the color and it has great pigmentation. Interstellar is more of a glittery finish, which is good for when you need that in a shadow, but I found it a little patchy and difficult to work with compared to the other shadows in my Naked palettes and secret service, this could be because it is the moon dust formulation. Not bad, just not my favorite.
Do you own any of the Naked Palettes? If so which one and how often do you use it? I would love to hear your thoughts on the palettes.
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