Urban Decay Aura Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder ($29) is a new shade extension of Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder that launched with the Urban Decay Holiday 2014 Collection!
In 2013, Urban Decay launched the original glowing beige sparkle shade with their Holiday 2013 Collection. It’s nice to see this year we get a brand new permanent shade for the Holidays as lord knows, when better to get your Holiday sparkle on right?
Urban Decay Aura Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder feels very much like a more sophisticated version of the long gone but forever remembered, by yours truly, Sparkling Lickable Body Powders. Remember those? I adored ’em! I had every single one including the beloved marshmallow!
This comes housed in a chunky champagne beige pink compact with dual compartments. The powder is located on top along with a mirror and a soft brush on the bottom for application. The compact is rather large and not ideal for travel but quite beautiful and vanity worthy. The brush has soft bristles and perfect for swiping across the baked surface of the powder and dusting onto your face or body!
Funny as I loved the original color but I like this shade even more! This is a delightful golden beige peach with a ton of sparkle obviously. Users beware it does have chunky particles of shimmer and a little goes a very long way so keep a light hand during application. A tiny bit on my cheeks gives a pretty ethereal glow but too much and I’m doing disco fever out the door especially in the sun! This has a finely milled texture but it also can get very powdery when I swipe a brush through it and it tends to go all over the place so again, use a lighter hand when swiping a brush through it.
Urban Decay Aura Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder
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I think that highlighter and sparkle palettes are such a quintessential part of Holiday makeup and Urban Decay Aura Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder is a delightful and well formulated powder that gives glistening radiance to your face and body just in time to embrace the Holiday trend!
If you loved the original you’re bound to adore this version.