The Urban Decay ‘Naked‘ legacy continues with this latest addition to the family, the Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette ($30 USD / $35 CAD), which includes a complexion enhancing trio of bronzer, highlighter and blush.
I was super excited to see Urban Decay venturing their Naked collection into face products; this palette is an ultra-handy, slim compact with an interior mirror and three powder shades. It’s very similar in shape and design to the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette, although its slightly larger (about the size of an iPhone 5) and much easier to open (check out my review here if you want to read about that).
The compact features the three powders all in one pan- something that I really dislike seeing. I would have much rather seen each shade have its own individual pan, because I find that colors run together way too easily when they are pressed together like this, making it a bit more difficult to use, especially as you work your way through the pan. The shades also vary in amount; with the bronzer having the most product, the blush having a bit less and the highlighter having the least amount.
The bronzer is a mid-tone, warm tan shade. It doesn’t have any shimmer, but it does have a slightly satin finish. I found this bronzer to be slightly too warm for my complexion (although with a bit of a tan in the summer it might be perfect). It was also quite sheer, and I found myself having to layer and layer in order for it to be visible on my fair complexion (I was quite surprised considering it looks fairly deep in the pan).
Next, the highlighter is situated in between the bronzer and blush, and it is the thinnest strip of them all. It has a light, pink champagne tone with a frosty finish. A little goes a long way with this highlighter, and it blends really beautifully into the skin. It is quite soft though, so use caution when picking up product from the compact (I prefer to use my fingers for more precision, and I find it creates less of a mess).
Finally, the blush is a gorgeous berry pink shade with a matte finish. It’s ultra pigmented, and probably the best product out of the three. Although it’s slightly dry, it has a very natural, flushed look when applied with a light hand and blended well. It’s probably also the most universal shade they could have chosen for this palette, so I’m definitely a fan of the blush.
Overall, it’s a really handy product to keep in your makeup bag, travel bag or purse. The mirror is great for a mid-day color refresh and having all three products in one spot is super convenient. Although the products aren’t particularly fantastic in their respective categories (especially the bronzer), it is a convenient palette to keep around.
PRICE: $30 USD / $35 CAD for 0.49oz