Absolutely not! The new Urban Decay Naked Flushed face palette ($30) has nothing to do with the loo…or with sitting naked on the toilet and flushing, although dirtier minds than mine would probably put those things together.
Now that I think about it, in Naked Flushed, Urban Decay might have been trying to evoke that whole afterglow effect…ya know, where you’re… Nevermind.
Gees, I hope my mom isn’t reading this.
Just released, the new Naked Flushed face palette combines three products — a sheer, matte golden brown bronzer; a dark reddish pink blush with a matte finish (so super, SUPER dark that it takes some buffing to appear natural); and a shimmery, peachy beige highlighter (this one’s a tad grainy).
I like this palette, but I keep wanting the pieces to be more consistent. I like two of them well enough, but the third…Kanye shrug.
I feel like the bronzer has good game; it’s super sheer, so sheer that I really have to layer and layer, but I do like the silky texture. I think the blush is also pretty good, but because of how dark it is, it’s gonna be tricky for a lot of people to wear. It’s tricky for me, and I can usually pull off dark blushes.
And the highlighter gets the job done, but I can see the grains.
Overall, I don’t think it’s a bad palette at all. I do get that flushed, “afterglow” effect when I wear all three of the products together on my skin, and that’s pretty cool.
AVAILABILITY: Coming to Urban Decay counters, Sephora, Macy’s and Ulta stores this spring, but it’s available now online at urbandecay.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,