Urban Decay and Real Techniques products you’ve probably heard of, but haven’t indulged in yet..
Urban Decay Naked 3
A lot of beauty lovers probably own at least one of the Urban Decay Naked palettes. Either Naked 1, 2, 3, Naked Flushed, Naked Basics or the new Naked Basics 2. So it’s difficult for any Urban Decay newbies to know where exactly to start. The Naked palettes are made up of 12 shades from lights to darks, neutrals through to deeper shades and with mattes and shimmers. They are famous in the make up world for their really pigmented formulas, excellent blendability and beautiful range of shades. They almost have a somewhat cult status in the way that people feel towards owning at least one of the collection. As a beauty blogger, I felt I needed to try out and review the Naked 3
after adding the Naked 1 and 2 to my makeup collection. The shades within are pink toned and warmer as opposed to the cooler tones we have seen in the previous two palettes, so for some skin tones, they may be much better suited. As with the previous palettes, the shades, consistency and finish are wonderful. Theres not much more I can say that I didn’t say in my review of the Naked 1
and the Naked 2
, other than the shades are pink toned. So choose the shades you love the most I guess and you will love it to bits.
Real Techniques Nics Picks Brushes
For brushes, I couldn’t recommend the Nics Picks
Brush Collection any more. When I first added these to my brushes collection, they were joining a collection of amazing brushes that I used every day, and I was doubtful I would have time for them. Yet, it seems that a number of these brushes have made their way into my every day routine. The base shadow brush especially is incredible. I use it every day in replacement of my Mac 217. I apply the light shades to my eye socket before applying deeper tones to the crease, all with this same crease. Its soft bristles and shapes are perfect for so many eye looks. I have also turned to the duo fibre brush for setting me under eye concealer for a really light coverage of powder, and I use the cheek brush as a highlighter brush. The eyeliner brush is also a favourite.
Urban Decay Naked Flushed
The Naked flushed is another palette in the Naked range, although this time it consists of cheek products. A bronzer, blush and highlight shade that makes make up on the go a total breeze. I find the bronzer in this is fairly golden bronze toned, so you need quite a light handed application. This palette also comes in a range of shades, three in fact, so again its best to choose which one you prefer. But I went for Streak,
with a coral toned blush rather than the Strip Palette
with a more brown toned blush or Native
with a baby pink. But as all Urban decay products, the powders apply beautifully with great pigmentation. This just makes it really quick and simple to apply three of your every day face products in three quick swipes.
Be sure to add some of these to your Christmas list or Christmas present list for mums, girlfriends or sisters. They’re the sort of present that any lady would be pleased to receive and will totally fall in love with.
Which is your favourite?
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