Urban Decay Naked 3 swatches and review!
I was lucky enough to get the urban decay naked 3 palette in a goodie bag for a Shoppers Drug Mart event that I went to. I was pretty excited as I was planning on spending a good chunk of my optimum points on it anyway!
In comparison to the Naked Original, Naked 2, and the Naked Basic, this palette is definitely rosier in tone. Urban Decay was definitely moving with the rose gold/copper trend that the beauty industry has been on when they were putting together this palette
This Naked 3 palette is a mix of matte and sparkly colours that are perfect for spring. I have been using this palette for a few weeks and I really like it. I've been using limit and nooner the most as they have been perfect for a soft crease colour.
> Great colours, well pigmented
> Perfect for spring
> Great value. You are definitely getting the bang for your buck. 12 UD colours and a dual ended brush!
> Easily available. Urban Decay is now available not only at Sephora, but also at Shoppers Drug mart which is amazing for those of us with a lot of optimum points
> May not fit all skin types as the colours do all seem to have a similar tone
> Some of the sparkly colours definitely require a base to make them true to colour.
I'm definitely a big fan. I've like the naked palettes since they've come out and it's easy to see why they are such a cult item. I would definitely recommend these to my makeup lovers out there. =]
Shu Uemura x Yazbukey event in Toronto
Last week, I was invited to preview the new Shu Uemura collaboration with Yazbukey here in Toronto. I was so impressed by how extensive and well thought out this collection was, that I thought I would share it with you all.
The collaboration is centered around the notion that makeup is transformative. Yazbukey created distinctive looks that are easily attainable with the colour palettes that were presented. My personal favourite was the red (sexy yaz) collection. The pink mauvy tones are great for spring and the lipstick took almost a year of back and forth with the Shu Uemura head office.
I loved having the opportunity to speak with the mind behind the collection for once. As a makeup lover, it's really rare to get an inside look as well as insider tips in regards to a collection. All in all I can't wait to try some of my goodies out and I hope you all get a chance to get your hands on this beautiful collection.
The eyeshadow palette has all complimentary colours with all the colours focusing on the middle coppery gold colour.
Really fun eyelashes
A Yazbukey clutch
Place settings for breakfast
This was my favourite look that day. The sexy Yazette is making cranberry look really hot!
Yazbukey and the head makeup artist with Shu, Ludovic posing with the Yazettes!
Ludovic actually gave us a great tip. The UV base that everyone knows and loves can also be used on the eyelids as a primer to really make colours pop and stay on throughout the day. The difference was great. and I will definitely be using that tip on a regular basis.
Let me know what you are all excited to try and what you would like me to review.
My travel buddy - Clarisonic Mia 2
My favourite beauty item to travel with is my Clarisonic Mia 2. I hate the feeling of my skin when I get off of a plane. I feel like the makeup is caked into my pores and I feel really dry and gross. The first thing that I do after a piping hot shower is to cleanse my face so that I don't have any skin problems. When I first started flying (I'm a flight attendant for those of you who are confused), I would always go straight to bed. For a while my skin got blotchy from the odd hours, the altitude, as well as the constant fast food I had to eat.
Now, I usually carry makeup wipes, an eye cleanser, and a regular lather cleanser to counteract all of the environmental issue that I have with my skin.
> Compact and easy to carry around
> Holds charge for a long time, so you don't really need to bring the outlet unless you are gone for over two weeks
> Great at cleansing the skin
> Comes with great travel case
> It is an investment, so you have to keep it in your carry on just in case your luggage gets misplaced
I love my Calrisonic Mia, ever since buying it about a year ago. If you are an avid traveler and you hate it when your skin gets all weird after flying, let me know if you have any tips and tricks for keeping hydrated. My favourite trick, is to keep a facial mist and to spritz mid flight!
> Pigmented without being opaque
> That fun MLBB color
> Cutest packaging ever!
> Lightly scented
> The color itself is very flattering to my skin tone
> Only available in asian oriented cosmetic stores =[
I absolutely love this new lipstick. I bought this on my trip to Hong Kong in November from Etude house. It looks very dainty on my vanity and tbh that was the main reason I purchased it. However, to my surprise, the product itself is really great and matches my skin tone very well. This product is probably way cheaper in Korea but in Hong Kong, it was a bit on the pricy side so I will probably wait for my next trip to Korea to pick some up (which will hopefully be happening in March).
Top 5 Concealers
1. Yves Saint Laurent - Touche eclat - 2
2. MAC - prep+prime - Radiant Rose
3. 3 Concept Eyes - Waterful eyes - 002
4. Bobbi Brown - Corrector - Light Peach
5. Lancome Paris - Effacerness - Ivoire
These are my favourite concealers for everyday.
The YSL and MAC are my favourite for a bit of highlight to counteract my dark circles. The Bobbi Brown corrector is usually what I use under my foundation when I've had a particularly bad rest. Effacerness by Lancome is my stay all day no fuss concealer and it really brightens under the eye!
Let me know what your faves are below =]