Another Naked product from Urban Decay. Will you ever get tired of their Naked line? I probably won't. :) This one is a trio palette of bronzer, highlighter, and blush called the Naked Flushed.
The palette is sleek, feels sturdy, and closes with a magnetic snap closure. Inside is a generously-sized mirror that I can see being useful for on the go. There are three full size cheek products inside:
- bronzer – described as medium bronze satin
- highlighter – described as soft pink champagne shimmer
- blush – described as dusty rose satin with a hint of shimmer
The ultra finely-milled bronzer is very, very sheer with a satiny feel. It is so sheer that it almost would never show up on my skin of NC30 without layering it. It is definitely on a lighter shade of bronzers. It may be good for a light contouring on the sides of the nose but if you were to use it to contour the cheeks, you may have to pack a ton of product on, which might not be ideal. It is completely matte which I personally like my bronzer to be.
Described as shimmery but I see frosty sheen even with a light application, so it's better to apply with a very light hand using a small brush. It gives a hint of pink which I'm not sure would be “universally flattering” as claimed. It certainly doesn't look bad on my Asian skin with yellow undertones but I personally prefer my highlighter to be on the warm gold side. But if you are fair with pink undertones, I think this would look lovely on you. I find this to work great on inner corners and as a brow highlighter as well.
This dusty rose shade, let me tell you, is extremely pigmented. It shows up more on the dark red side than pink seen in the palette. As with the highlighter, use an extra light hand. Too much product and you will have clown cheeks! :) I think a fan brush would work great because you really need just a tiny bit of product to see the color. One thing you can also try is mixing the blush with bronzer to get a sort of “nude” color blush. I wouldn't try mixing all three together, though, because it may look too shimmery due to the highlighter, unless you mix a very tiny amount of it.
With careful application, this palette will give you a natural, or “Naked” look that will last throughout the day. $30 for a full size product of each is actually a pretty good deal in my opinion. :)