I’ve been feeling a bit more adventurous with eyeshadow recently (for a long time I was wearing either a bare lid or something very basic), and decided to do a bit of an experiment with two of the shades in my Urban Decay Naked Palette. I ended up loving the results, so I thought I would share them with you. Now, ‘Sin’ is my most-worn shade in the palette and it’s one of my all time favourite go-to shades. But did you know that when you add a bit of ‘Toasted’ over the top, it looks EVEN BETTER. I did not, but now I do. And now there is no turning back. The combination of the two shades is beautiful, and although I may not have captured it perfectly in the photo above, it looks amazing on the lid. Green eyed girls, this is a great combination for you especially. The Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Toasted retails for $18 USD and is available for purchase from Sephora. Mine is housed in my Naked Palette, which retails for $54 USD and is also available for purchase from Sephora.
I’ve been so loyal to black eyeliner (and perhaps the occasional purple-toned black), that I missed the whole world of beautiful bronze-coloured liners that were available to me. I first saw ‘Hustle’ featured on ViviannaDoesMakeup (either in a blog post or a video), and decided that I needed to own it ASAP. Anna and I both have green eyes and dark brown hair, so I generally trust any makeup item that she recommends (bar foundations, because I never buy those blindly). I decided to take a risk and ordered myself one of these liners as part of a Sephora order earlier in the year. It’s a definite winner. The shade works wonderfully with green eyes and really seems to make them pop. It’s smooth to apply and doesn’t tug at the skin around my eyes, which I’ve found has happened with a few liners I’ve tried in the past. This is a beautiful eyeliner, and I can’t wait to try more shades from the range. The Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil in ‘Hustle’ retails for $20 USD and is available for purchase from Sephora.
The Urban Decay Naked Palette is a thing of myth and legend. It is a much marvelled thing of beauty that every girl and her sister were chomping at the bit to get earlier this year. I managed to snag one for myself via Sephora online (who now seem to have them constantly in stock, if you’re interested) and I’ve been using it off and on since it’s triumphant arrival at my door. The colour I’ve been using most within the palette would definitely have to be ‘Sin’.
Sin is a gorgeous, satin champagne coloured shadow that I like to wear as an all-over-lid shade. I think it’s probably the most wearable shade in the entire palette alongside Virgin. Urban Decay eyeshadows are mostly creamy and silky to apply, and Sin is one of the silkier shades in the Naked palette. The wear of this shadow is amazing, and layered over the Urban Decay Primer Potion it manages to last on my lids throughout the entire work day with no fading or creasing to be seen. You can buy the Urban Decay Sin Eyeshadow singularly for $17 USD from Sephora, or the Naked Palette for $48 USD. (note: Sephora do not ship directly to Australia so a parcel forwarding service is required)
My favourite products for June were: OPI for Sephora “Meet For Drinks” Polish, Urban Decay Naked Palette, The Body Shop Aloe Calming Toner, NARS Matte Lipstick in Carthage & Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille Fragrance.
This was my “last hurrah” splurge before embarking on Project 10 Pan recently. Any beauty obsessed girl worth her salt knows about the now cult-status Naked Palette from Urban Decay. They will also know that this precious gem has been sold out for A VERY LONG TIME. Granted, I could have traded one of my organs for enough cash to buy one from someone selling them on ebay but miracle of miracles Sephora decided to get them in stock. And lo and behold… They are still in stock. Also shown in this haul: MAC Lustre Lipstick in Lustering, MAC Fashionflower Beauty Powder in Apha Girl, MAC Cremeblend Blush in So Sweet, So Easy, Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Adventure, Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Bonheur, Benefit D’Finer D’Liner, the Laura Mercier Silk Road Eye and Cheek Palette and a tube of the Mirenesse Sexy Secret Weapon Mascara which was a gift from Adore Beauty.