I’ve given myself a few weeks to really get the hang of the original Urban Decay Naked Flushed palette.
If you remember, I’ve previously mentioned my current dislike of the brand overall in one of my previous updates. I’m very pleased to say I’ve finally found an Urban Decay product that I can actually use without getting angry. Has this changed my opinion of the brand overall? My magic 8 ball says the outlook is good.
Onto the review… let me start with the packaging. The palette is smaller than it looks and make of hard plastic. It’s 4 1/4 inches long and 2 1/2 inches wide. The lettering on the front is embossed, and inside the lid is a mirror. You can place the palette down without the mirror falling over, so you’re actually able to use it. At first glance, the product looks like Neapolitan ice cream, with the chocolate, vanilla and strawberry flavors.
The product is very buttery and soft and almost too much so– I feel like if I’m a little rough with it, I can cause it to break and crumble out of the pan. It’s touchy, be careful. The silver lining to this is you can get a significant amount of product without trying too hard and they go on beautifully with a great color pay off. The blush shade is very beautiful and a perfect pink shade for my pale skin.
The contour/bronzer color is lighter than what I’m used to but as it turns out, it works pretty darn good as-is. Because this palette is very touchy, when I go in for the contour I don’t need to go back for seconds or thirds. One swirl in the shade, and a little tap to remove the excess is more than enough to satisfy me.
The highlight is strange (as in, I’m not used to it). It’s very shimmery and very easy to over do it. It’s very easy to look less highlighted and more oily. What works best for me is actually using a white powder from my favorite highlight and contour palette and lightly dusting the Naked palette’s highlight on top of that on my face where the light naturally hits.
All-in-all: I’m super satisfied that the Urban Decay Naked Flushed palette hasn’t betrayed me like so many UD products in the past. I’m looking forward to picking up the other shades they offer as well to play around with. I’ll review those too when the time comes. Enjoy!