The Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Trio: A Pyrite Oasis at Twilight

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Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Trio

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Trio (coming soon for holiday 2016)

Emerging like a bedazzled butterfly from a mirrored chrysalis, a highlight SO sparkly and SO shiny that it borders on metallic has been one of the hottest makeup trends over the past couple of years. If you’re a fiend for mirror-like shines, you might want to get the new Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Trio on your cheekbones, ASAP.

urban decay naked illuminatied trio closeup

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Trio

With three new shades of UD’s hella shiny highlighting powder, this limited edition $36 holiday set, coming soon for holiday 2016, is all about the bling.


First, there’s Pyrite, a golden champagne…

Next, Oasis, a cool-toned taupe with silver glitter.

Finally, Twilight, a shimmery, iridescent pink.

All three shades have a HIGHLY reflective finish, and they’re also pretty easy to blend on top of either bare skin or makeup.

urban decay naked illuminatied trio swatches

The Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Trio: swatches

I’ve worn Urban Decay’s Naked Illuminating powders before, and I like how striking they can look, particularly when you’re standing next to a bright light source (like a camera flash), and I can find ways to make them work for me, even with my current big pore situation…but it takes some finagling, and I’m at a point where I don’t really have the patience hop through too many hoops.


How did I get here? Lack of sleep mainly, LOL!

Honestly, at least for now…I want easy highlights, and I want subtle highlights, so please me a pan of Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light before you go. 🙂 Thank you!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,




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  1. Easy and subtle highlight for me as well, even after all these years of being bombarder with high shine. I just cant be bothered to make it work on me.
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  2. sarahc says:

    Another vote for a easy subtle highlight. The Hourglass Ambients are more my speed. I don’t live a glamorous life I guess where I can twinkle and sparkle.

    PS I just sent you an email about my Connor Claire order Karen. 🙂

  3. Chris25 says:

    I think this would be great for a night out on the town.
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  4. Becky says:

    These look beautiful – maybe a little shiny for every day!!
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  5. Fancie says:

    A subtle highlight is starting to grow on me but the glitter fiend inside me will always live for a crazy intense highlight. I just can’t help myself lol. I’ll more than likely end up grabbing this palette when it releases. It’s so pretty!
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  6. I can’t do highly shiny unfortunately 🙁 They look purteh though.
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  7. Erin says:

    I’m not sure these will be good on my super pale skin.

  8. jonirae says:

    I love the tiger stripes of Oasis, but the other two are much too much color for my ghostface! 😂

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