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Review: Urban Decay Naked Skin ♥

Hi beauties ☼

After discovering this heavenly concealer from Wayne Goss on YouTube I haven’t been able to live without it. What is this divine product I hear you ask? It’s the one & only, Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer!

What do Urban Decay claim:

Ultra lightweight, this high-tech formula melds like a second skin effect and gives you full coverage in an instant.

I definitely agree, this is very lightweight you don’t even notice you’re wearing anything, almost like a second skin! I would say it’s medium coverage, my skin isn’t too problematic, although I wouldn’t use this on blemishes as it is a highlighting concealer.

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Shade range

Urban Decay only have 5 different shades for this concealer, so unfortunately it may not suit the deepest darkest skin tone (if I’m wrong please correct me!). However, I’m probably as fair as they come & this shade, fair neutral, is perfect for me!

Applicator

UntitledThis applicator is like a doefoot applicator but it’s flat. There’s something about this that I love, it distributes the product evenly under the eye (where I mainly use this concealer!). I love this as it means less product waste.

Skin benefits

Urban Decay claim that:

Japanese green tea revitalizes and helps reduce the appearance by reducing the appearance of fine lines and giving a brighter, more radiant complexion.

Whether this is true or not I don’t know. But it does feel divine & sort of cooling on the skin, so maybe. But since I have young skin anyway it’s hard to put that to the test!!

Have you tried this concealer? What did you think of it? 🙂

Lots of Love Natasha

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MAC Eyeshadows Review!♥

Firstly, sorry for the lack of posts, it seems like I haven’t posted in ages (well to be honest, its been a while!) but I’ve been busy with life and work, I’m sure you all know how it is, but I do promise I’ll keep on-top of posting more in the future. Thanks for the follows I have received, it means a lot to me, if you would like any reviews on certain products just let me know, I’m more than willing to do them for you!

Anyway, on with the post…

20140113_162406Naked Lunch, Satin Taupe & Sketch

After much deliberation I have finally bought my first MAC Eyeshadows, Naked Lunch (Frost finish), Satin Taupe (Frost finish) & Sketch (Velvet finish). At £12 an eyeshadow I had always questioned whether they were worth the money and hype they have received in the past, but finally I caved & decided to treat myself to colours I know I’d wear on a daily basis, which to be honest I have done, they have fast become part of my new daily eye makeup routine.

MAC claim that their eyeshadows are;

Highly-pigmented powder. Applies evenly, blends well.

This claim by MAC, in my opinion, is true. From the first application the product is very pigmented and easily built up to get an even colour pay-off you see in the pan. Also I have found them a dream to blend, I use Satin Taupe & Sketch in the crease of my eye and I can honestly say they make creating an eye makeup look effortless.

MACs Eyeshadow Finishes

Frost finish eyeshadows contain small pieces of shimmer that create an iridescent to the appearance of the eyeshadow, some can be more metallic than the other (from the image of ‘Satin Taupe’ & ‘Naked Lunch’ above you can tell they are very shimmery colours). Although frost finish eyeshadows are popular they have been known to crease (I have not found this) and are shimmery rather than having big pieces of glitter.

Velvet finish eyeshadows are more matte than the frost finish and may only contain a hint of shimmer, it just depends on which shade you choose. The above image of ‘Sketch’ shows the true finish of a velvet eyeshadow as it is demi-matte (only a hint of shimmer). I have heard that this finish is known for being patchy when applied to the lid, but I haven’t noticed this at all, it goes on beautifully.

Lustre finish eyeshadows are known to be a dry, shimmery texture with big pieces of glitter and a pearly look to them. They have been known to have lots of fall out, but since I haven’t used this finish of eyeshadow before I couldn’t give you my opinion. 

Matte finish eyeshadows have no shimmer/glitter to them. They are a flat colour with varying opacity to them. They are often used in the crease or all over the lid to create extra, subtle, definition to the eye. Known for high colour pay-off.

Matte 2 finish eyeshadows are exactly the same as the regular matte eyeshadows with the difference of texture. They are more buttery and easier to blend.

Satin finish eyeshadows are a more subtle and soft iridescent colour, although they are not meant to be frosty, they have a silky finish to the eye with good colour pay-off. Not too matte but not too frosty/shimmery.

Veluxe finish eyeshadows are said to be a lot like matte eyeshadows in their application with a less powdery appearance.

Veluxe pearl finish eyeshadows are similar to the veluxe finish eyeshadows but with a slight metallic shimmer to them.

 

Satin Taupe & Naked Lunch Satin Taupe & Naked Lunch
I applied Naked Lunch all over the lid & onto the tearduct area, I then blended Satin Taupe through the crease to create more definition.

Packaging

 

If you purchase the eyeshadows in the pots, like I have, you will receive a product which is not only fantastic within itself, but the packaging around it is very well made. It is a very sturdy black plastic pot with a clear lid with the ‘MAC’ embellishment on top. The clear lid is a fabulous idea as you are able to see the colour without opening it up. Also, on the bottom of the packaging is the name of the eyeshadow and what finish it is. This is especially helpful for things like blog posts, YouTubers, makeup artists, etc. as it is easier to refer to the name than trying to describe the product itself, some colours are so similar due to the vast variety, making this simply impossible.

 

Overall, these eyeshadows are worth the hype, well from these three I have tried & purchased! I could not be happier with the quality of the products; they have such brilliant pigmentation, no fall-out (that I’ve noticed) and they stay all day & even night. If you are wanting to treat yourself, then I say go for it, or they would even make a fab present for a friend/family member who’s into makeup, I know if i received even one of these I would be more than happy!

 

I would definitely give MAC Eyeshadows a 5/5, I highly recommend them & would certainly recommend them to friends and family. I’m sure I’ll be purchasing more in the future, but for now I’m just going to enjoy the ones I own.

Thank you for reading my post, if you have any questions about MAC Eyeshadows or these specific shades I own, feel free to comment below! 🙂 ♥