a One Stop Face Palette: Urban Naked Flushed

Hello everyone,

I’ll be doing a quick review on Urban Decay Naked Flushed. Recently Urban Decay has launched quite a number of new products from Naked Basic eyeshadow palette, Oz The Great & Powerful – Theodora & Glinda Palette (Monica has done a review of both palette here ) and this Flushed palette.

When I first see this palette revolving in beauty blogosphere, I have been so excited to get my hands on  this palette. I think Urban Decay has once again come out with a smart product. Combining three products into one palette! a blush, highlighter and bronzer are necessity for me. Urban Decay Flushed  retails for S$ 40-50 in Sephora Singapore. Now let me stop rambling and start the review :)

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The Packaging:

Urban Decay Flushed comes in a simple packaging. It’s handy in size. The casing is made of plastic material and it is in brown color. Just like most Urban Decay’s product, there’s nothing fancy about the packaging of this product. It doesn’t come with any brush or sponge. Flush packaging looks just nice functionally and very simple.

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The Texture & Shade:

Let’s start with the texture of the bronzer. The texture of this bronzer is decent. It does not wow me because it’s a bit dry for my liking. The pigmentation is just fine. It not too pigmented so it’s not easy for you to over contour your face with this product. The shade is not my favorite shade of bronzer because it looks a bit orange for my liking. Compared to my favorite bronzers such as Nars Laguna & Burberry Sheer Summer Glow, this bronzer leans more to orange rather than warm brown.

The highlighter has a very nice texture – it is soft, buttery and the pigmentation is very nice. When swatched, it glides on beautifully on my skin. The highlighter shade is something that I like; it’s a soft beige with a slight pink tone. I can see myelf using this highlighter a lot especially on my browbone and upper cheek bone.

Now onto the blush –  I love the shade of the blush, it’s a very nice pink with a slight coral tone. It has a very soft metallic sheen which is not too much. I think this is a friendly shade for ladies who don’t like shimmer. It  makes your cheek looks brighter without adding too much shimmer in it. However I find the texture is a bit hard for my liking. It doesn’t feel as smooth as the highlighter, but still it’s better than the bronzer.

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Final Thought:

Urban Decay Flushed is a very nice palette to own. It’s like a one stop face palette with bronzer, highlighter and blush in it. Although I am not that satisfied with the texture of the bronzer, the blush & highlighter are good enough to make me feel happy. For its retail price, getting this one stop face palette is really worth your money :)

 

Are you considering to get Urban Decay Flushed? Share with me :)

 

Thank you for reading

 

By: Meryl

 

 

 

 

Urban Decay – The Theodora & Glinda Palette

Hi everyone…

I know this might be a very very late review but better than nothing right? and the good thing is, The Glinda palette is still available in BeautyBay.com though I can’t see Theodora anymore :(

Both palettes comes with 6 eyeshadows which 2 of those are duo-color, so makes that 8 shades in total. Then an eye pencil and a lip color. It also comes with the instructions how to get Theodora/Glinda look.

Let’s start with The Theodora Palette first;  the colors are more in my comfort zone and it consists of six brand eyeshadows which two are duo-shades (never-before-seen!!), black eye pencil and Theodora super-saturated high-gloss lip color (red color).

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Bottom line: eyeshadow and eyeliner are very wearable, colors are very pigmented and the eyeliner is very soft and smooth. I didn’t experience much fall out but unfortunately red lip color doesn’t suit me at all.

Now time to show The Glinda Palette; I have a bit of doubt with this one because it is not the color I used to wear tho the palette looks very pretty and girly ;p but I’m more a “neutral” person. It also consists of 6 eyeshadows which 2 are duo-shades, Purple eye pencil and Glinda Super-saturated high-gloss lip color (nude color).

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Bottom line: I did experience fall out but eyeshadow primer fixed this issues. I really do love the purple eye pencil from the color (much nicer than picture above) and the texture. The eyeshadow turned out really good too. On top of that the lip color is wearable for me.

Last but not least, my look wearing both palettes. PS: I didn’t go out looking like this. If you wondering :p

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I’m a team Glinda at the end but I also happy with Theodora palette. Such a difficult decision to make if you have to choose one. That’s why I ended up buying both. Anyway great texture, pigmentation and most importantly good value.

Hope this review useful! Thanks for reading and have a great week ahead !!

By: Monica

Laura Mercier Artist Palette

Hi hi!

It’s been so long since we posted. Both of us are just back from our holiday. We’ll post more on our holiday & haul hopefully as soon as possible. Today I am going to show you my Laura Mercier Artist Palette. I bought this when Sephora had 20% discount. Let’s take a peek at the packaging!

The Packaging:

The packaging caught my attention when I saw it at Sephora. It’s made of snake skin printed fabric. There’s a magnet at the bottom to make sure that the eyeshadow palette is secured properly.

The Color:

It consist of 12 colors; 6 shimmery/velvety on the top row and 6 matte colors on the bottom row. The colors are very wearable for all skin tone. You can use this for both day look and night look. For me, this is the new NAKED palette which means my new favorite :)

Texture & Pigmentation:

The texture is very smooth, buttery and very well pigmented. It’s very easy to apply. I have not experienced fallout from most colors. I am usually a fan of shimmery eyeshadows rather than matte. But looking at this palette, I guess there’s no reason not to love the matte ones. The pigmentation are super awesome that it only needs two layer to have smooth finish. I have no negative thing to say about the texture of this palette. It’s definitely one of my favorite eye palette! I am not sure which one I love more between Urban Decay Naked and this one. Both are very travel friendly, have great color choices and awesome texture :)

Final Thought:

If you are a fan of NAKED palette, I think you’ll like this one. I am not sure if this palette is necessary if you already have Naked palette but the texture and the quality of the eyeshadow is really worth looking at.

Thank you for reading.

By: Meryl

Urban Decay Vice Palette Review + FOTD

Urban Decay is releasing a brand new palette consisting of 20 brand new shades. Although Urban Decay is not my favorite brand, the release of their new palette always excites me. This palette is going to be officially launched in November island wide in Singapore. But as Kas and Mag written in their blog, This palette is going to be available on 6th October 2012 at Sephora ION from 2-6pm. I went down on that day and decided to grab this one. This palette retails for $88.

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Twenty never-before-seen shades in one insanely gorgeous palette! Shadow junkies, prepare to get addicted.

If eyeshadow is your vice, the Vice Palette is your fix. Loaded with 20 never-before-seen shades you won’t find anywhere else, this insanely gorgeous palette is ALL about eyeshadow. With a mix of mattes, satins, shimmers, neutrals and brights, the range of shades is unreal—from breathtaking gold to shimmery green to jet-black satin. Plus, each Eyeshadow features our brand new Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives every shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability.

All that eye candy comes in a sleek purple soft-touch case topped with a jeweled UD icon. With the push of a button, the slow-opening lid dramatically reveals all 20 shades, plus a large mirror and a double-ended Good Karma Shadow and Crease Brush. Shadow junkies, prepare to get addicted.

Included in this set: 20 NEW AND EXCLUSIVE Eyeshadows—Desperation (greyish taupe brown matte-satin), Muse (dark reddish brown w/golden and multidimensional shimmer), Jagged (matte black base w/gold metallic), Blitz (bright gold metallic),  (bronze metallic w/gold glitter), Junkie (dark green-blue w/gold shimmer), Chaos (vibrant royal blue w/very subtle shimmer), Unhinged (electric turquoise blue metallic), Occupy (dark grey-blue metallic), Black Market (dark charcoal black matte-satin), Provocateur (light greyish pink w/lots of multidimensional glitter), Rapture (dark greyish purple w/multidimensional shimmer), Vice (dark eggplant w/subtle red shimmer), Noise (dark reddish-pink metallic w/big gold glitter), Armor (greyish brown metallic w/silver micro-glitter), Nevermind (light taupey-brown shimmer), Echo Beach (light wheat-champagne shimmer), Anonymous (light whitish-pink nude matte), Freebird (light peachy-pink w/silver micro-glitter) and Laced (pinky-taupe matte).

The information above is taken from www.urbandecay.com

I like this packaging. It looks pretty and it looks rather velvety from certain lighting. There’s a rubberized feeling when touching this palette. I’m glad that Urban Decay includes this dual brush which can be useful rather than sponges that other brands are usually includes. At one end, the brush can be used for eyeshadow and at the other end the brush can be used for blending or crease brush.

The quality of this eye palette is generally good. They are pigmented, long lasting (especially when paired with UD primer potion) and the color range is wide. There are numbers of neutrals in this palette but it also includes few unique colors like Chaos (matte electric blue), Unhinged (shimmering turquoise blue) and Noise (a very bright pink with very slight shimmer). Most of the colors blends very well; pigmented and very less fallouts. However few colors can be very bad in terms of fallout. The colors are Muse, Jagged, and Provocateur. I am quite disappointed that Provocateur has very bad fallout issue because I really like the color, the color is just so pretty.

From these 20 colors, I have few favorite color which I am sure I will be using a lot. My favorite colors are Blitz, Occupy, Provocateur (despite the fallout, I still love the color so much :) ),Rapture, Vice, Armor, Nevermind. Oh well that’s a lot of favorites :)

Last week I attended a wedding banquet with my family and I was using Urban Decay Vice Palette for my whole eye look.

On my eye:

Urban Decay Primer Potion

Urban Decay Vice Palette – Provocateur (all over my eyelids), Rapture, Vice (for my crease color) and Black Market (outer corner nearby the lash line)

Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Ebene for my lash line and Dolly Wink Liquid eyeliner.

Shu Uemura Brow Pencil

YSL Eyepencil in Luminescent Gold

Random falsies that I bought in Taiwan.

On my cheeks:

MAC Bronzing powder in Bronze

Chanel Ombres Tissees in Beiges

Le Metier de Beaute Kaleidoscope Blush

Lip:

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense in 89 Gracile

Final Thought:

Overall I think this is a very good palette. The color range is wide, it gives me choice to wear many colors and there will be endless choice of mixing the colors. The texture and the pigmentation is also great. Although fallouts can be annoying, I think this is still forgiven because the colors are amazing and it’s very well pigmented. Retailing at $88 and contains 20 colors, I think this eye palette is worth a look.

YSL Summer Look 2012 Pure Chromatics #8 Earthy and Eye Pencil in #8 Luminescent Gold

Summer is almost over but this does not stop me from buying summer make up. If you have been following us on instagram (@memoiselle) , I have posted photos from my Jakarta trip. I went back last week for my grandma’s birthday and I bought few items during my trip. I bought Pure Chromatics #8 Earthy, Eye Pencil #8 Luminescent Gold, YSL Touche Eclat and YSL Rouge Volupte in #7. 2 of the products I bought are part of YSL Summer Look 2012. Not everything I show here are mine, some are my mom’s :)

I have reviewed YSL Rouge Volupte #7 Pink Lingerie in my previous post. In this post I am going to review the Pure Chromatics and the Eye Pencil. This post is going to be picture heavy :)

 

Pure Chromatics #8 Earthy 

Pure Chromatics eyeshadow can be used wet and dry. That’s the reason why I love this range. #8 Earthy consists of 4 shimmering color. I like 3 colors from this pan. The upper left color is a nice color that can be used as a base. It’s a nice neutral color that won’t look too much for my skin (MAC NC20). The upper right color is the color that I least liked from this pan. It’s just a shimmering color that can be used as a highlight. The lower left color is very pretty too. This can be used as a base for a darker skin tone color or as a crease color for a fairer skintone. My favorite color from this palette is the lower right color, it’s a gorgeous khaki shade. I am surely using this to create a soft smoky look. The color is great for smokey look as this is not too dark for a daily use.

I swatched both dry and wet for you to see. The color shows much better when it’s swatched wet. Look at the pretty khaki color :)

Eye Pencil in #8 Luminescent Gold

At first I was not impressed by the color of this eyeliner. But after trying it on my inner corner, I gave up and get this one. In my opinion, great eyeliner must be soft, pigmented, smudge proof, waterproof and last for more than 6 hours. This eyeliner is very soft and pigmented, the color shows up easily. It only need one swipe to show the gorgeous color it has. Sadly this is not smudge proof; I swiped this on my hand and I smudged it after 3 minutes and I can see that some colors are scattered.

Then I did a waterproof test on this eyeliner. This product scores very well on this. I took this picture on my sink after I did the smudge test and you can see that the color stays there, it does not smudge because of water.

On the picture below, I am using #8 Luminescent Gold on my inner corner.

I am not going to review the touche eclat this time as it is my mum’s so I could not use it for few times before writing a review.

Anyway I am going to show my FOTD on my grandma’s bday. I curled my hair on special occasions and thought I would love to share the picture with you.

Products used:

Base Makeup: Avene Sunblock, YSL Touche Eclat in shade #2, MAC pressed powder in NC20

Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion, Urban Decay NAKED Palette, L’Oreal Infallible in Eternal Black, Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in black, Lancome Eyebrow Pencil, Ardell False Eyelash in Daisy Black.

Cheeks: Burberry Summer Glow, Lunasol Glowing Powder Cheeks in EX03 Pure Coral Pink

Lip: Chanel Rouge Coco in #20 Rose Comete and Chanel Glossimer in #151 Aragonite

 

If you like YSL Pure Chromatics, I have previously reviewed YSL Pure Chromatics in No 3 , that’s a gorgeous palette too :)

So can you guess which product(s) belong to me and which one(s) belong to my mum? :p

I am very happy I can share this long post with you. I hope you enjoy this post. Leave me a comment below to let me know what you think :)

 

 

 

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