Saturday, 9 October 2010

I'm Naked!

Hi All!

I've not blogged in a while because my camera / laptop won't let me upload any photos which is so frustrating! I still can't but I need to blog before I explode (or something...) so I'm going to have a picture-less blog which is pretty rubbish so I'm sorry and hopefully I'll sort the pictures issue out soon!

So as you may have guessed from the title I have got the Urban Decay Naked palette! Wooooop! I got this as a birthday present last week and I was so excited. It's every bit as good as I wanted it to be, and more.
If you don't know, this is an eyeshadow palette containing 12 neutral shades. They are mainly shimmery shadows but there are three matte colours (Virgin, Naked and Buck). They range from a pale nude colour (Virgin) to a gold shimmery colour (Half Baked) to shimmery black (Creep).
These are probably the best eyeshadows I've ever used. They are really highly pigmented so you only need a small amount (I tend to use my fingers to apply the colours, then blend with a blending brush, they are really easy to blend too). The colours are so gorgeous. You can create so many different looks with this palette. A subtle neutral daytime look, a shimmery fun look, a dark smokey eye and more! You also get a mini eyeshadow primer potion and a double ended black (Zero) and brown (Whiskey) eyeliner which are really nice and creamy, and I already have a large size primer potion which I adore, you only need a small amount and it makes your eyeshadow stay perfect all day, no creasing. The packaging of the Naked palette is gorgeous too, deep brown velvet type material with gold writing. if you like neutral shades you need this palette!

I have a few other products which I'm loving at the moment too so I'll try to quickly run through those.

Face products:

L'Oreal Studio Secrets Anti-Dull Skin Primer for medium skin.
This is a fab primer which I use under my foundation whenever I'm going to be wearing make-up all day, so every day for work basically! It a kind of orangey-pink colour which looks a bit scary but as the name of it suggests it's supposed to make your skin look less dull. I really like this product as it's really easy to blend, you don't need a lot and it creates a nice base for foundation and helps keep it looking fab all day.

Estee Lauder Double Wear in Desert Beige
This is my every day foundation at the moment and I love it. I like a full coverage foundation as I don't have the best skin, a lot of redness and I always have some blemishes going on. This gives such good coverage and you only need a small amount. The colour is perfect for my skin too. One word of warning though: this comes out of the bottle really fast so be careful!

NARS Sheer Matte in Santa Fe
This is a foundation I tend to use if I want less coverage or a more natural look. As the name suggests it is a sheer foundation but it still gives an amount of coverage which I'm comfortable with if I have fewer blemishes and am maybe just doing something during the day on a weekend. This is the complete opposite of the Double Wear in terms of getting it out of the bottle, it's a bloomin' pain! I'd recommend keeping it upside down if you can so you're not shaking it for ages trying the get the product out! Also you can get NARS Sheer Glow, I got the Matte version as I have oily skin.

GOSH Velvet Touch Eyeliner in Hypnotic Grey and Purple Stain.
These were also birthday presents and I love them. They're really creamy, easy to apply liners. I like to use them on my lower lash line as close to the lashes as possible (not on the water line) from the outer corner to about 3/4 of the way in then smudge, great for an everyday look and really brings out the eyes.

Rimmel Lash Accelerator in Black
Gorgeous mascara, really lengthens and thickens the lashes, really easy to apply and doesn't make the lashes clumpy at all. Fab, inexpensive mascara!

Beauty UK Eyeshadow palette in No4
This is a palette of 10 shadows, it includes, black, two greys, 3 browns, two greens, one cream and one white. It was really inexpensive (about £3 from Superdrug) and I was really impressed with it. I wore some of these shadows with no primer and they lasted really well. It's a great neutral palette which is a small size so great for travelling. This is the first product I've tried by Beauty UK so I'll be interested to try some more! Would definitely recommend for a cheap treat!

Famous nail varnish in Nude (20).
This is the first product I've tried by Famous and I really liked it. It's a beigey nude colour with a hint of pink and some gold shimmer, fab for a neutral work look.

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Nude Delight (700)
As you may have noticed I'm really into neutral shades at the moment! This is a great nude colour for me (probably wouldn't work for all skin tones). I'd describe it as a pinky-peach colour, it's quite creamy and nice to apply, and is great to wear with a more dramatic eye look. Also would work with a neutral gloss over the top to make it more shiny as it's quite matte. On a separate note I love the smell of this lipstick, it's so old school. May not be to everyone's taste but I like it!

So that's it guys! Hope you enjoyed and sorry again about the lack of pictures!

Please leave a comment!



  1. Hello my dear!
    HOw are you?
    I just wanted to say hi since I am a new follower here and I would love to be updated to your new blog posts!

  2. Hi Catanya, I'm good thanks, how are you? Thank you so much for following, I really appreciate it. Hope you enjoy reading! xx

  3. I love my Naked Palette; glad you got a hold of one :)

  4. Hi Alison! Thanks, I'm rather glad too! :D

  5. Hi there, found you thru beautylish. New follower to your blog. I enjoyed the Naked review. I have a new blog as well, check it out if you get a chance.

  6. Love all the products - but I just have to try the Estee lauder double wear foundation - sounds fantastic and have heard so much about it!

  7. Thank you for visiting my blog and following! :) You're so lucky you got the UD Naked palette! I've been wanting that and I know I will when they restock... hehe~

  8. Tracy - thanks for reading, I'll definitely check your blog out too! Glad you enjoyed my review :)

    DanniiBeauty - you should definitely give the Double Wear a try, I am in love with it! Thanks for reading!

    Ahleessa - No problem Ahleessa, thank you to you too! Hope you get your hands on the Naked palette soon!