It’s my birthday today (still in my ‘early’ thirties whoo!) and I got the original Naked Palette from thoughtful Nat. Since I’m such an Urban Decay fan girl I’m stoked that I’ve finally completed the Naked Series Triumvirate. And what a series! The Naked palettes are pricey at $64 CAD a pop but sooooo worth it. You can create so many looks from day to night and the double ended brush that is included is amaze-ballz!
Since it’s my birthday and I feel like I can do whatever I want I plan to honour the Urban Decay Naked Palette Series with a silly poem of my own devising. So read of if you feel like a chuckle!
The ‘fandamonium’ first began after my daughter did something unspeakably gross, in public and all over me, so I decided that I deserved some pretty new make-up. THEN Sephora had a crazy Tarte sale and I HAD to buy things.
So the theme of this month is all things Tarte!
Limited-Edition Rainforest After Dark Colored Clay Eye & Cheek Palette
LUUUUUURVE this palette! The best thing about it is that it doesn’t ‘dust up’ and contaminate the neighboring colours. It has great pigment and a nice velvety feel. It’s also very balanced with a user friendly amount of matte and shimmers.
Can a girl ever have enough eyeshadows? (The answer to that question is a resounding “NOPE!”)
The problem is that there are just sooooo many options for eyeshadows and so many different shades and finishes that it can honestly get pretty confusing.
Our eyelids aren’t the easiest body part to decorate either. Eyelids are thin, creased, pigmented, oily, and close to tear ducts so your eyeshadow doesn’t only have to be a pretty colour; it has to be able to withstand a very unhospitable make up environment! You need/deserve an eyeshadow that stays true to its’ colour and delivers on logevity.
So the question is how do you test that in the store?
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that my steps for picking a good quality eyeshadow are the SAME if you’re trying cream, loose, or the more popular pressed powder formulas. You should swatch eyeshadows on the inside of your wrist (or pulse point) because the skin there is delicate, thin, and you can easily test crease-ability with a flick of your wrist. It also boasts discoloration from veins so you can really test the shadow’s coverage.
My September Favorite pick is the Naked 2 lip liner by Urban Decay. It’s creamy (so great for covering up changing season chapped lips!) and it’s long lasting. The beige/apricot nude shade is very flattering for pale skin tones with pink undertones. It’s the perfect lip companion for those trying out the Paris Fashion Week 2014 natural make up look.
The natural look may seem easy, however, to do it WELL requires subtle definition and contouring so that your naturally beautiful features stand out. Most nude liners are ashy and make my pale lips disappear in my pale face. Since Urban Decay’s Naked 2 liner has a peachy tone, rather than the traditional ash of most nude liners, I’m able to effortlessly add warmth and definition to my lips. This liner is perfect for Fall and nailing the trendy natural look!