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Things Are Coming Up Rose Gold: Urban Decay Three-Peats With the 12 All-New Neutrals in the Naked3 Palette

Published in: Eyes, Makeup, Palettes, Urban Decay

Urban Decay Naked3

Wearing the new Urban Decay Naked3 palette on my eyes

And then there were three…

Thrice as naked.

More naked than you’ve ever been before! (Well…)

Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! No, not really. But it is the third coming of Urban Decay’s famous Naked palette, appropriately named Naked3.

First impressions: WOW! I have been literally champing at the bit to see this palette in person, and so far I have not been disappointed by it.

The 12 all-new neutrals, all of which have rose tones, come in UD’s typically soft, easy-to-blend formula (and matte, pearl and glimmering metallic finishes). Sure, that means there’s some fallout, but on the flip-side, the shadows are ridiculously easy to blend, and if you do your eyes first, clean up, and continue with your face makeup, it’s all good.

I think the colors are definitely different enough from the shades in the O.G. Naked palettes (one and two) to make this one worth considering.

Many of the shades have a purplish taupe tint to them, at least on my skin, which I like. I think they’ll go well with purple smokey eyes and other purple looks. I have a strong suspicion they’ll also complement bronze and gold shadows nicely.

Urban Decay Naked3

Urban Decay Naked3

Urban Decay Naked3

Urban Decay Naked3

Urban Decay Naked3

Urban Decay Naked3

Urban Decay Naked3

For the most part, I think these are neutral enough to work well on cool and warm skin tones, but if you’re on the far warm end of that spectrum, you may want to work in your own mattes for transition colors, because some of these shades, like Nooner and Limit — those might be a tad too cool-toned.

I’m really jazzed about the colors on the far right, the darker colors. Those are gonna be a blast to play with in smokey eyes.

Of course, I still love black, brown and purple smokey looks, but I really like the idea of becoming a part-time rose gold smokey eye aficionado.

Urban Decay Naked3 swatches from the left: Strange, Dust, Burnout and Limit

Swatches from the left: Strange, Dust, Burnout and Limit


Urban Decay Naked3 swatches from the left: Buzz, Trick, Nooner and Liar

Swatches from the left: Buzz, Trick, Nooner and Liar

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Everything’s a Little Brighter With New Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body

Published in: Face, Product Reviews, Urban Decay

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body

Wearing the new Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body on my upper cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose

When I picture no-makeup makeup, as in makeup that looks “au naturale,” Urban Decay isn’t the first brand that springs to mind. I mean…the have an entire sparkly rainbow of glitter eyeliners living in their permanent collection (and they’re great!).

Lately, though, with new additions to UD’s Naked Skin product line, they seem bound and determined to get makeup lovahs thinking about them in that way.

But based on my first swatch of the new Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body ($29) on the back of my hand, I did not expect subtle. In the swatch I saw a silvery beige powder so frosty, so sparkly, that I pictured roller skating rinks and knee-high socks.

We’re talking disco ball territory.

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder 3

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder 2

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder 1

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder

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When Are Two Vices Better Than One? When It’s a Face of the Day With the Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD), Urban Decay

Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette

Wearing colors from the new Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette ($59) on mah eyes…

In the not-too-distant future, the headquarters of Tabs the Cat Industries, LLC, also known as my condo, has been classified as a historical site — one of the must-see stops on the way to Wine Country — with a placard on the front door that reads, “Here lived Tabs the Cat at the height of his fame/infamy.”

But visitors, of which there will be many, will be sorely disappointed to learn that the world’s first plus-size kitty supermodel’s assistant was actually really, really boring.

Many of them will expect that a historical figure as influential as Tabs would have had a wildly eccentric, fascinating right-hand woman with bizarre yet endearing habits and vices.

Sadly, my biggest vice is porcelain cats…

Cat lady says WHAT!?

Because I own many of them.

I suppose that one could also call my weakness for well-stocked palettes, like the new Vice 2 palette from Urban Decay, another vice…

Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette

That’s Smokeout in my outer v, Damaged on my lid, Strike on my inner lid, Ambush along my lower lash line and Habit on my brow bone.

Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette

I see you baby…shaking that @ss!

Urban Decay Vice 2 palette

I’m also wearing Urban Decay Naked 2 24/7 Glide-On Lip Liner with Liar Lipstick on my lips, Toasted Baked Bronzer under my cheekbones, the rosy blush from the Shattered Face Case on the apples of my cheeks and Perversion and the Mars 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil on my lash and water lines

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A Face of the Day With the New Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case, and a Not-So-Rebellious Yell

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD), Makeup, Palettes, Urban Decay

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case

Wearing the new $44 Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case on my eyes, cheeks and lips, from the new Holiday collection

After delving into Anarchy, one of Urban Decay’s two new Face Cases, I kind of expected to feel the urge to kick garbage cans over, growl at strangers and swing chains over my head…

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case 3

The Urban Decay Face Case in Anarchy

Ooh! — or a mace, like from Game of Thrones, but only if I were in the mood to really do some damage.

Alas, no. I didn’t feel that rebellious at all after applying the eye, lip and cheek colors from UD’s latest holiday palette. Instead, I had a fruit salad and took a nap.

But it was a glorious nap fit for a king! :)

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case

I look at Anarchy as the more bad-@ss of the two new Face Cases. Where Shattered is sweet, Anarchy is sassy, with sparklier eye colors, more vibrant blushes (so vibrant that I had to buff my cheeks down after my first try because I looked totally crazypants) and a more man-eater-esque lip color.

If you want a palette that parties, call Anarchy.

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Prep for Parties in a Pinch With the Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliners

Published in: Beauty Tips, Eyes, Makeup, Makeup Tips/How To, Urban Decay

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in ACDC

Wearing Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in ACDC on my lower lash lines and Face Case in Shattered on my lids, cheeks and lips

I know it’s not even technically fall, but before you know it, that aisle at Target dedicated to floaty inner tubes and swimming pool toys will disappear, only to be replaced by the aisle overloaded with candy corn and snack-size Snickers bars (DAMN THOSE THINGS).

I’ll be thinking less and less about frozen yogurt and shave ice and more and more about turkey, side dishes and pie (I’m all about the pecan). And then, invariably, I’ll have to encase myself in a pair of sausage-y Spanx just to be able to fit into those form-fitting party dresses I can’t breathe in, but like to wear anyway, because they make me feel like I’ve still got it (she said, snapping in a Z formation).

My point, and I do have one, is that party season is almost upon us. :)

For some events, you’ll want to go all out with your makeup and really enjoy the whole process of getting ready. Those times are nice…

Other times, you’ll need to get ready NOW.

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And it’s those times that Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliners really help.

The Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliners

UD recently relaunched this line of sparkly eyeliners, perhaps with parties in mind, because they’re absolutely fabulous for getting gussied up in a flash.

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner swatches

From the left: Junkshow, Midnight Owboy, Amp, Spandex, ACDC, Glamrock and Distortion

They come in seven fun colors, too, that once set, don’t budge for nothin’, so you can dance to Katy Perry all night long without worrying about your liner melting.

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in ACDC

You’re gonna here me ROAR!

You’re gonna hear Tabs roar, too!

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