I am so excited to share this post with you today.
I will warn you though. . . I'm talking makeup . . . so if your not a makeup geek like myself you may just want to skip this post so I won't bore you. LOL.
Now I know I don't normally talk makeup and fashion on this blog but sometimes you just have to mix it up a little. And when a product like this comes up I just can't help but show it off.
May I please introduce to you the latest and greatest from Urban Decay . . .
the Naked 3 Palette!
Did you just get chills?
For those of you who don't know about Urban Decay products, I will get into explaining it little later in this post.
For those of you who know all about it look, oh look at theses GORGEOUS COLORS!
I had this little gem waiting under the Christmas tree for me and was totally shocked. I had no idea hubby would even try to get his hands on one but I am so glad he did. I have been playing with it almost daily since I unwrapped it and I have to say it's a keeper.
This palette has a good mixture of matte, simmer and glitter shadows that makes it easy to find something you like. Plus it lets you play a little out of your comfort zone to experiment with different looks.
For those of you who are asking yourselves "Why is this crazy lady so excited about that?"
Let me explain.
It all started about five years ago when I discovered makeup tutorials on YouTube. I was blown away with the pretty looks people came up with and started trying to duplicate them at home. I learned so much about makeup, how to apply it and what and where to purchase it. From that point on I was transformed into a makeup geek and I was loving every second of it.
Back then everyone talked about MAC products. It seemed everyone was using MAC. So of course, I bought a few items and realized how much better it was than drugstore products. It looked better on, felt better and the colors were more intense. So I grew my collection.
That is until a simple makeup palette called "Naked" by Urban Decay was introduced. I had never heard of Urban Decay before but everyone, and I mean everyone in the You Tube Makeup World was raving about it.
I was intrigued!
I rushed to my nearest Ulta Store in hopes of scoring my own but sadly they were out. So I waited, and waited, and waited a whole three agonizing months until finally they had some in stock.
As soon as I tore opened the package, while I sat in the parking lot, I knew what all the hype was about . . . It blew MAC out of the water.
Every single color was creamy and soft to the touch, super pigmented and blended like a dream.
I was truly hooked! There just isn't anything else like it.
Every since that first purchase I rarely stray from using it.
Every year or two since Urban Decay has introduced a new palette.
Here are the three that I have.
The first one "Naked" is your chocolate brown sort of shades.
The second, "Naked 2", is more taupe/grey based brown shades.
The third, "Naked 3", is more pink/rose toned shades.
They all are as fabulous as the next.
You can see in the first one I've hit pan on a few of the colors - which is always a sad day. But never fear you can buy individual colors too to replace them. Whew! Thank goodness right!
Here's another look at the colors - - pretty, pretty right!
By far the first palette is my favorite, but I can see Naked 3 taking over that position very soon. Personally, Naked 2 was not a fav of mine since I don't care for taupe/grey tones that much, I think I just haven't found my favorite combo yet - - I keep trying.
I just came across this pin the other day and thought it was perfect to share today also. Shows you a great color combo for each of the palettes.
Now can you see why I'm so obsessed with this line of shadows?
Urban Decay also has a full line of other products like foundation, mascara, primers, and eyeliners. Lots of fun stuff. And their individual shadow colors are more colorful if your into a not so neutral look. I have a gorgeous teal color called "Hijack" and a amazing plum shade called "Tornado" along with at least ten other colors that I love and three of their smaller colorful palettes - - which could be a whole new post.
So if your in need of a little something different to try out I highly recommend giving one of these palette a try. You can pick them up at Ulta.com, Sephora.com, or UrbanDecay.com
Before I go, if your in need a little makeup how-to advice take some time to watch these talented ladies on YouTube.
Makeup By Tiffany D
Makeup By Allie
You'll have fun, I promise!
Have a great day everyone and thanks for hanging in there with me on such a long, unusual post. Would love to hear what you think. It might be fun to have a makeup post maybe once a month to chat about new products - - what do you think? Any like minded makeup geeks out-there?
Talk to you soon,
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