Saturday, 17 January 2015

Urban Decay Naked Palettes 1,2 and 3

When I am doing my clients make-up they always love all of my Urban Decay Naked Palette's so I thought it would be perfect to write up a review with advice for which one would suit you.

I brought my first Naked Palette when number 1 came out.
The best time to buy these palettes is when Debenhams do there 10% weeks or point offers as you save a fair bit of money as they can be expensive when you especially wanting to buy all 3 palettes.

I would recommend Urban Decay as my number 1 go to brand for any eyeshadows as each shade is highly pigmented, stays on your eyelid, and there is no fall out with the sparkly shades. There is a shade for any colour you are after and you can also build your own palette with them.

Naked 1 was the perfect neutral palette when it first came out. It had all the colours you would ever need to do numerous eye make-up looks.
It is full of 12 Bronze-Hued neutrals in a range of textures including Mattes, Satin, Shimmers and glitter eyeshadows.
With this palette you can go as neutral or smokey as you like with champagne to gunmetal shades.
From Naked 1 my most used eyeshadows are Virgin, Buck, Half-baked and Darkhorse. Definitely my go to bronze smokey eye.

Naked 2 contains another 12 shades but this time they are Taupe-Hued neutrals. Again with textures of Mattes, Shimmers and Glitter eyeshadows.
This palette is best for Neural looks, soft smokey eyes and more dramatic looks as it is not a shimmery than Naked 1.
My most used eyeshadows from this palette are Bootycall, Tease, Verve and Blackout.

Naked 3 contains another 12 BRAND NEW shades which are Rose-hued neutrals. Textures of this palette are Mattes, Pearls and Shimmering Metallics.
This palette is best for you ladies who want to experiment more with on-trend make-up looks.
It is not the easiest palette to mix and create tons of different looks as they are all pink shade with warm undertones. For people who have always wanted that pink eyeshadow that doesn't make your eyes look sore then you need this palette!
You can create soft romantic looks with these colours as well as making a more dramatic eye looks using the right side of the palette as this contains the more bronze to red shades.
My most used eyeshadows from Naked 3 are Dust, Burnout, Nooner and Blackheart (the amazing black with red glitter)

I hope this has helped you decide which palette is best for you or even just an understanding of each palette for your future make-up looks.

Sophie xxx


Sunday, 11 January 2015

REVIEW: NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette

My Instagram feed was full of people receiving this palette for christmas as a gift. I couldn't wait that long so I treated myself at work as soon as it hit the shelves. Thats my problem with makeup products...

It was perfect really because I've been meaning to buy more blushes for my kit as I always find people stick to the same shade of pink and I wanted a wider variety for my clients to have the option or experiment with a change.

This palette contains blushes that are sold individually at Nars but put into one and of course a hell of a lot cheaper!

- Miss Liberty (Highlighter)
A shimmery peach shade is a perfect highlighter for your cheekbones and brow bone, it contains white sparkle which gives out that illuminating glow for a finishing touch to your makeup looks.
- Sex Fantasy (Blush)
Limited Edition Soft Lavender Pink Shade which warms to all skin tones but does give out that cold purple undertone which i was worried about, it has a matte finish but a soft smooth application and feel on the skin.
- Deep Throat (Blush)
One of the very popular blushes from Nars. A warm coral peach with flecks of gold and pink shimmer, very good pigment and can be build able on the skin from the smooth silky texture. Perfect for day and night!
- Final Cut (Blush)
Limited Edition bold peachy coral with warm orange undertones that gives out a flawless glow (especially in the summer on bronzed skin) Again another great pigmented blush that is build able, one of the colours to experiment with!
- Laguna (Bronzer)
The famous bronzer that Nars is known for! Ive been meaning to bag this bronzer but now I not only save money, I get it combined in this beautiful Limited Edition collectable palette.

From Left to Right - Miss Liberty, Sex Fantasy, Deep Throat, Final Cut and Laguna
(Daylight Shot)

(With Flash)

The Virtual Domination palette comes in a gorgeous white case with patterned overlay. The thick casing means its perfect for travelling so is less likely to break up into crumbs (fingers crossed) Its very bulky but doesn't look cheap, also includes a mirror inside. I also love that its different packaging to the average black cased Nars products as the White gives it that special edition theme.

Every year Nars brings out Limited items and I will most definitely be getting my hands on the next lot after this being as good as I expected.

Have you got this palette? If so what did you think to it?

Sophie xxx
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