So recently I treated myself to another one of Urban Decay’s delightful products. I’ve had my eye on this one for a loooooooooong while.. I looked up reviews on it I spent a whole month thinking about whether I need it.
I fracking need this in my life. I don’t know how I lived without it. I mean, I was skeptical to another UD product, I’ve used their BB cream (a disappointment packaged at SGD$48) and I’ve gotten their UD Naked 1 palette (another amazeballs thingy.. But I’m not big on eyeshadows so I could live without..)
NAKED FLUSHED IS MY HOLYGRAIL okayszzzxz.
I’ve been using it for a few days now.. Weeks. And get this, I cannot live without it. The day i scrape the last of it is the day I will refuse to go out ok. I am kidding. Omg.. How could I be so shallow. Nuuuuuuuuuu I kid you la I don’t mind going around looking like an amah Indonesia (more on this charming story I faced today on another post for this is a makeup chat. Not a rant) if there’s nothing else for it. I can’t help if I look like a maid in my natural face right. -.- actually of course I can help it but let’s not go into this.
So! Look at my shiny new UNFAILING bronzer/blusher/highlighter!!!!!!
Excuse the number of exclamations. I just had to. It seems you don’t get how special this thing is to me. Now.. Where shall I start?
Ok. A backstory then. (I mean, yeah nobody cares but I want to read this for myself ok) *puffs up my feathers*
Prior to discovering this magical, magical item, I was using inferior (by guru standards) but trusty Silkygirl blushers. For 2 years actually. The warm peachy tone was my go-to and I liked it. liked, not loved. I didn’t know better. It was
cheap affordable and it did what it was supposed to. Back then I had limited funds and though I loved makeup, I didn’t feel the need to explore other brands.
I was very loyal when it came to cosmetics and i wanted those that didn’t test on animals** and only wanted to look for those that had that message labeled on them so I stuck with Silkygirl. We had a long wonderful journey together.. But it ended.
**i am not entirely sure the brands below (except UD which is PETA-approved) are cruelty-free
I soon discovered Benefit (my current powder, base and mascara), Urban Decay (didn’t seem too ambitious now I could afford it and UD has been my dream ever since I was 18! I’m 21 and I just broke my UD virginity few months ago), Stila (the smudge proof eyeliner could be The Hulk among eyeliners) and Make up Forever (I’ve loved since I was 18 and in beauty school)
And soon I was back in Wonderland. I enjoy having them on and I really would like to write more about them individually. Hopefully soon.
But here’s to my Naked Flushed *hands you a glass of mocktail*
No alcohol. Sorry.
The generous mirror! Look how big it is for all your vanity purposes! Anyway the iPod cover you see in the mirror is mine.. I refuse to register the colour as pink even though my sisters say they are pink. THEY ARE NUDE. Nudy pink I think.. BUT NOT PINK OK. Omg what is going on with me.. Why am I buying pink.. *pulls hair*
Sorry i didn’t put any swatches or anything. I am such a lazy person. I’ve included photos of me with FLUSHED on however? Is that good enough?
The pigmentation is EXCELLENT. Plus it’s ALL IN ONE PALETTE and you don’t have to keep whipping out different pots if you want to touch up!
The Bronzer :I LOVE the bronzer, I am a little bit tanned and the bronzer is not so dark that I will look like I have dark sideburns growing by the sides of my face.. NO. It’s just nice for me. I use it a lot. It’s my cheat sheet to everything.
The Blusher : The blusher is hmm, very pigmented and I actually made a mistake of applying with heavy hands and I just looked sunburnt instead of getting the sunkissed look i was hoping for, so this one you have to be very careful & gentle. You don’t want to slap it on. What you wanna do is to use a very soft brush (I use a kabuki; E.L.F’s kabuki brush is soooo good. SUPER RECOMMEND) and just dust it on the apples of your cheeks instead of promptly brushing it on. It’s after dusting that I softly brush it up to my temples.
I dunno. That’s just my technique. To each their own yeah?
The Highlighter : I hardly use this much. Although I love the pearly pink shimmer it has. Very pretty stuff. But I have oily skin and highlighting coupled with oiliness just isn’t very hot ya know? I use this as eyeshadow shimmer though. It’s very pretty. I don’t know how else to describe it. I like it and its necessary of course. Jelly of those of you who can use this.
Go away ok.
Hee. I kid. Well, that is all I wanted to rave for tonight then! I waited a full 24hours for this, just to end up doing it on mobile when I was actually on the computer for the WHOLE day. SIGH.