Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette Review & Swatches
Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette ($30) is a newly launched bronzer, blush, and highlighter compact for Spring 2013. It’s been such a long time since Urban Decay had a powder blush I was ecstatic about this launch! For me, I’d be fine if they just did a blush and skipped the bronzer and highlighter but hey at 0.49 oz it weights in at quite a nice value and covers all your facial basics.
Take a look!
This lovely little compact is currently my fav product of the moment. I’ve read some negative reviews about it but I have to say I simply adore it.
I wouldn’t say this creates a “Naked” look as the colors inside are quite pigmented. The bronzer is a sheer shade of orange brown which I thought I’d dislike at first. I’m really not one for bronzing powder at all and orange and brown def make me want to avoid. But in conjunction with the blush included in the compact you can get a very nice glow on cheeks. The texture is a little dry and difficult to pick up with a brush so you do need to swirl your blush around a fair bit. This texture isn’t necessarily a bad thing as it allows you to apply a very sheer layer of the product, all you’ll need anyway, onto your cheeks.
The highlighter shade is a pink almost bronze-y champagne. This has a frosty, almost metallic finish. The texture has a velvety feel and it applies fairly easily but you’ll want to use a very light hand as the finish is not only super frosty (which translates to shimmery) but also has a knack for emphasizing imperfections on skin such as pores.
NOW for my favorite product in the compact…the blush! This is a desert rose with a satiny finish. Color pay off was incredible on this shade so use a lighter hand during application. It does seem a little drier but it picks up color fine on my brush and applies smoothly and evenly without any patchy issues. It lends a certain warmth to my skin with a hint of rose, a little pink, and some coral. It’s just a stunning shade that I can’t say I readily have a dupe of.
The shades can be used individually or blended together should you like. I prefer using a touch of the bronzer first followed up with the blush and a TOUCH of the highlighter after. This creates a warm glow on my skin.
Urban Decay does market it to work with all skin tones however, fairer/paler skin especially those with redness in their cheeks might find the desert rose shade of blush a tad difficult to work with. A lighter hand might be your best friend in this case so you aren’t left with a ruddy or clown-cheek finish.
I know there are a few negative reviews around but I actually loved it. I’d prefer just the blush to be honest as I’m the type that probably won’t make much use out of the highlighter and bronzer but hey, together they really do create a warm glow on my skin.
I’m going to Muse Approve it.
Do check it out, don’t write it off, the blush is quite unique!
Available now at Sephora, Ulta, as well as online at UrbanDecay.com