• My Urban Decay Collection

    With the news of Urban Decay officially opening its first stand in July I thought I would share my collection of Urban Decay products.  I don't have a massive collection but these are all products that were purchased and not sent to me in all the hype of Urban Decay coming to South Africa.
    Urban Decay Naked 3
    So you might be asking why am I sharing this now and not done so before, well it is quite simple, I don't generally share things on my blog that you can't get in South Africa.  With Urban Decay definitely opening here and a date confirmed I have decided to give you my opinion on the eyeshadows I have.  A few years ago, JP went to the UK to attend his brother's wedding and he brought me back the UD Naked Basics palette and a mono eyeshadow in a purple shade.  These were my first introduction to the brand and I LOVED it.

    Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette
    This is the perfect palette for all sorts of looks you want to achieve. The palette contains 6 shades made up of matte and satin shades.  These shadows are silky and almost buttery in texture which makes it easy to pick up with an eyeshadow brush and transfer to your lids.
    Urban Decay Naked Basics
    Shades from top left: Naked 2, Faint, Crave
    Shades from bottom left: Venus, Foxy and Walk of Shame
    These shades have great pigmentation and help create a good base for your eyeshadow look or you can use this palette on its own to create a natural or more bold smokey eye.  It is a great staple product to have in your makeup stash.

    Mono Eyeshadow in the shade Flash
    JP bought this for me because I love wearing purple eyeshadow. What makes this so special is this eyeshadow has so many dimensions to it.
    Urban Decay Eyeshadow
    In certain lighting it looks like a matte purple then the light hits your lid and suddenly you have an iridescent purple with hints of pink, blue and metalic shades. It is incredibly pigmented and velvety in texture. I absolutely love wearing this and although it looks like a very bold shade to wear, there is something so beautiful to it.

    Naked 3 Palette
    This was the first Urabn Decay Palette that I personally bought for myself. While we were in Copenhagen last year I had the sole wish you get myself one of the Naked palettes. I was so torn between what palettes to get but I "settled" for the Naked 3 because of the beautiful mauve shades.
    Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
    Shades from bottom: Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz, Trick, Nooner, Liar, Factory, Mugshot, Darkside and Blackheart
    As with the Naked Basics palette there are a good mix of mattes and stain shades but also contains some shimmer shades that help to create a more dramatic look.  I struggled to get true colour swatches of all these 12 shades but this should give you an idea of what the palette contains.

    I love all the shades and the versatility of it. You can create soft, feminine looks with the first half of the palette then mix up the middle part for a more "colourful" fun look. The last half of the palette contains the much bolder, dark shades that are perfect for smoky eyes or a vampy look.  The last shade in the palette is a black that contains some red shimmer to it (blackheart). I didn't showcase this one properly but it is absolutely beautiful!  The only eyeshadow shade that I find a little bit difficult to work with is the shade Trick. It is very light and I struggle a bit to get it to show up on my lids.  But overall I am incredibly happy with this palette.

    I don't have an idea of the cost of the palette and eyeshadows but I a lot of bloggers who were invited to the Urban Decay launch have shared prices and details on their blogs.  From my opinion, I think the Naked palettes are definitely a must have, there are so many different palettes that you'll definitely find one that suits you.  I am definitely going to get myself a Naked 2 palette and most likely will also get myself the Smoky Palette.

    Big Hugs,
    Charlene XXX

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