Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette in Naked

Hey Pretties!

Sephora kindly sent me a promo code for $15 off any $50 purchase – how could I refuse? Part of my purchase was the Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette in Naked. I know this has been around for quite some time and I’ve seen/read pretty decent reviews on it so I decided to take a chance on it myself!

Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette in Naked

Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette in Naked

 

Can we first talk about the packaging? Lovely. A demi-matte, sleek gold compact that looks and feels high-end. Good size for travel and in your hand. And that sturdy sound of “snap!” when it shuts is like music to my ears!

The palette I chose was the original colour combo in Naked. The UD palettes come in four different shades in total. There were a couple that I thought would suit my complexion, but for my first taste, I went for the original. Like all the palettes, this comes with a bronzer, highlight and blush — all conveniently packed into this cute little container.

 

I’ve never been one to use bronzer although I have a few choices in my makeup collection, but for some reason this palette makes me want to experiment with it (I blame it on me being a sucker for marketing/packaging). I’ve used this now a few times — mostly on my temples and worked down on the hollows of my cheeks — not sure if my technique is down, but this shade seems to give my skintone a bit of warmth and shading around my face.

The bronzer is quite powdery in texture — swirling my brush in it gives off a bit of dust but at the same time, it feels very smooth and silky when swatched. It blends very well and provides good colour which is buildable — great for bronzer/contouring newbies like me. This is a fairly matte finish that doesn’t leave any apparent shimmer or sparkle to my skin.

Next to the bronzer is the highlight shade. This highlighter is a very pretty pinky champagne shade that is typical of some of the few highlighters I already own.  Nothing too extraordinary about it, but compared to the ones in my collection, this one probably feels the most silky to apply. Very easy to blend and I only need a couple light taps with my highlighter brush to pick up enough product for both my cheeks. Usually I’ll apply this at the very tops of my cheek bones; sometimes I’ll swirl a tiny bit with the blush in the palette to create more of a sheeny-dewy cheek colour. This highlighter is quite shimmery, so it’s very important to go in with a light hand.

And lastly, the blush! Like the highlighter, this blush is quite pigmented so only a couple light-handed taps with my blush brush gives me just the right amount of product for a natural flush. I would describe the shade of this blush as a classic deep rose colour — definitely buildable — when I swatched a few times, I get almost a red hue. This has tiny gold flecks, but I don’t see them transfer onto my skin. The texture of this blush is very smooth and easy to blend. I really like this colour as it seems close to my own natural flush and a great colour for the winter months. But I can see myself wearing this blush all year round.

I’m very happy with the UD Naked Flushed palette in Naked. I am curious to know if the other palette shades would be a good match (or better) for my skintone. Would I repurchase this? Maybe. I like how the colours seem to go well with my skintone; I like the compact itself — looks and feels nice; and the quality of the powders are great.

I purchased this from Sephora; retail price is $35 Cdn.

I give the UD Naked Flushed palette in Naked: a HIGH FIVE

Have you tried this palette?  Like or dislike?  What about the other colours in the collection?

Thanks for reading!

🙂

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10 thoughts on “Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette in Naked

  1. it looks beautiful – especially for spring! i LOVE the naked basics palette (the original one). if you don’t have it you should definitely check it out ❤
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  2. Dear lordy, that palette is beautiful! Seriously the pigmentation is actually really amazing. I haven’t purchased this (yet), only swatched but you make me lust this so much right now.

    XO Luba

    • It is a beaute! I was in Sephora the other day and was wide-eyed at the other Naked Flushed Palettes in the other shades… they all look so good! Go and get yours!! Thanks for reading 🙂

  3. I’ve been tempted many times by this palette, but then I got the Nars Virtual domination, featuring 4 blushes, a highlighter and a bronzer and I stopped thinking about this. I swatched it at the counter and it had so many available shades that it was incredible….I’m curious to see how you will wear it and create all the looks you want. Have fun!

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