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8.12.2015

Urban Decay's Naked Flushed Palette in "Native"

Hi everyone! Today I have a first impressions post on the Urban Decay Naked Flushed palette! Mine is in the shade "Native" and the palette comes with a bronzer, a highlight and a blush! One of the reasons this palette really called out to me is because of the blush - it is a very bright pink shade that really caught my eye. I also really enjoy when multiple products can be found in one handy little palette because usually, you're saving money AND not having to dig around in your makeup collection for separate items.


The bronzer in this palette is described as a "medium bronze shimmer" which I'd say is pretty spot on. I don't think it's as shimmery as you would first think which for me, is a good thing. I think certain skin tones on the warmer side could potentially even use this as a light contour shade, too. It is sheer as described but I do find it to be quite buildable at the same, if you're into very subtle bronzers then you might like this shade but I'm not sure it's going to work to well on darker skin tones.


Next we have the highlight which is described as a "pale pink shimmer" - again, Urban Decay have got this description pretty correct especially with an emphasis on the shimmer. This highlighter goes a long way and is very pigmented. For that reason, it's going to be easy to over apply to bare that in mind! It is however very pretty and it does blend out nicely.

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Finally, we have the blush described as a "bright pink" - it is definitely very bright and on the paler side so it would probably suit cooler skin tones the best in my opinion. I find it to give quite a nice, natural flush of colour but I do think it's quite buildable and if you want more colour payoff, you can definitely get it. It has quite a powdery consistency and produces quite a bit of fallout in the pan, so be careful when applying!


All 3 products do blend nicely and feel quite soft on the skin - they're not buttery soft though as Urban Decay's eyeshadows are so well known for being and for me, that's a little disappointing. 
This was my first facial product from Urban Decay and while I do like the palette, I'm not as impressed as I would have wanted to be. Nothing in this palette really makes me go "wow" and I think that's a bit of a shame. I do think it provides a nice, natural look to the skin and it's definitely a palette I'll use but I think it's pretty.. forgettable. Though it's advertised to be for all skin colours, I'm not sure darker skin tones are really going to get much out of this line either - a lot of the shades really don't look dark enough.

Overall, I'm not really sure if I'd buy this palette again. If you're interested in it, I'd definitely look at swatches and / or swatch in store first to see if it's really right for you. However, if you know you want something natural and you're not afraid of shimmer, I think this might just be something you'd like.

You can grab this palette at £22.50 at Debenhams!

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