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Quick & easy purple smokey eye feat. DIOR eyeshadow palette…

Hey! Today’s post is all about creating a wearable purple smokey eye.. If you’ve seen my recent haul video, you would know that I’ve purchased a DIOR eyeshadow palette to try and figure out what the fuss is about.. Here’s one look I created using that palette in my process of reviewing it.. If you’re interested in getting this eye look, then you can watch it from the link below.. I hope you all have a very happy Thanksgiving!

http://youtu.be/tmlF0kP6Qqc

Urban Decay Naked-3 palette..

Today I am reviewing the much awaited/anticipated Urban Decay Naked 3 palette.. First off, I wasn’t planning on getting it since the palette was meant to feature pink-y or rose-y shades.. It was off my mind and then my darling hubby gifted it to me when I landed back in the States.. So, for sentimental reasons this palette will hang around in my makeup collection..

It came in this gorgeous Sephora gift box.. love the packaging!

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The Naked 3 palette costs $52.00 USD and features 12 rose-hued neutrals with a dual ended brush and four Eyeshadow Primer Potion sample packettes ( Original, Sin, Eden and anti-aging)..

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Here’s what the palette looks like.. Packaging is very similar to the Naked2 palette – metallic tin but this time with some kind of scrunched pattern.. Tin metal casing is something I personally do not like.. It is of rose gold color highlighting the color theme of this palette..

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The first 6 shades – Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz and Trick…

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Strange is described as a pale neutral pink matte-satin.. On my skin tone, its almost a stark white… It makes for a decent matte highlight..

Dust is described as a pale metallic pink shimmer w/iridescent micro-glitter.. This eyeshadow is true to its description.. Swatches poorly.. Will need to be used with an eyeshadow transformer to get better intensity..

Burnout is described as a light pinky-peach satin.. Its more a pale pink satin on me.. I don’t see any peach tones to it..

Limit is described as a light dusty rose matte.. This eyeshadow is true to its description.. Makes for a good blending shade on my skin tone..

Buzz is described as a metallic rose shimmer w/silver micro-glitter.. true to its description..

Trick is described as a light metallic pinky-copper shimmer w/tonal micro-sparkle.. true to its description.. This is a tricky shadow to swatch.. However, it layers up well on the eyes..

The next 6 shades – Nooner, Liar, Factory, Mugshot, Darkside and Blackheart.. 

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Nooner is described as a medium pinky-brown matte.. Comes out more purple-gray on me… Works as a crease color for my skin tone..

Liar is described as a medium metallic mauve shimmer.. true to its description..

Factory is described as a pinky-brown satin.. true to its description..

Mugshot is described as a metallic taupe shimmer w/slight pink shift.. true to its description..

Darkside is described as a deep taupe-mauve satin.. Looks more Taupe-gray on my skin..

Blackheart is described as a smoky black matte w/rosy red micro-sparkle.. true to its description..

SWATCHES:

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Overall, it’s an OK palette filled with eyeshadows that are highly pigmented for the most part (except for Dust and Trick), blendable and soft… On my warm skintone, these shades kind of clash and even though they look different in the pan, when I blend them out, they kind of lose their individuality and blend together to create a pink-y look – which I quite dislike.. Maybe I just need to play around more with this palette.. For me personally, I need shades from other palettes to kind of ground these rose gold shades.. If you have a cool undertone in your skin, this palette may be worth trying..

Also, for travel, I cannot think of just taking this palette with me.. I would only get looks that are quite similar to each other (on my skin tone anyway).. Let’s see whats next in store for the Urban Decay Naked series..

Urban Decay Naked-2 palette..

After the big success with Naked original palette, UD came out with Naked 2 palette.. The packaging changed to a hard metal case with a hinged lid which is great to travel with.. This palette has a larger mirror than the original Naked palette and comes with a travel size lip Junkie lipgloss in ‘Naked’ and a dual-ended, cruelty-free Good Karma Shadow/Crease Brush.. basically, one end with a flat eyeshadow brush and the other end with a blending brush.. I don’t use this brush much since I own many other brushes that work way better.. I absolutely love the lip junkie lipglosses – I barely have any left in this travel size sample!

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Similar to the original Naked palette, this palette contains 12 eyeshadows and costs the same.. $52 as of today! The price sure has gone up since I originally purchased it.. You get only three Matte eyeshadows (Foxy, Tease and Blackout).. The rest of the eyeshadows are either shimmery or glittery!

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First thing I noticed is that most of these shades are cooler.. Secondly, most of these shades are either highlight shades or mid tone for my skin tone.. The only deeper shades for crease/outer corner are Snakebite and Busted apart from Blackout.. Also, UD repeated Half baked in this palette – which they could have completely replaced with a new shade.. Also, anybody into makeup usually already has one or many matte, black eyeshadows.. I feel UD could have done away with that – not that blackout is a bad matte black..

There is no good matte, blending shade in this palette (like naked/buck in Naked original palette).. Hence, I really feel that this palette lacks punch in terms of versatility.. There is only so much you can do with this compared to the original Naked palette..

SWATCHES: Indoor Lighting..

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First 4: L to R – Foxy, Half Baked, BootyCall, Chopper

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Shades 5-8: L to R – Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol

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Last 4: L to R – Verve, Yok, Busted and Blackout

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SWATCHES: Natural Daylight..

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First 4: L to R – Foxy, Half Baked, BootyCall, Chopper

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Shades 5-8: L to R – Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol

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Last 4: L to R – Verve, Yok, Busted and Blackout

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Overall, I was disappointed with this palette.. I much prefer the original Naked palette..

Urban Decay Naked (original) palette…

Ever since I posted about the 20% off of Urban Decay, I have had a couple of requests for review on the Naked palettes.. So, here are my thoughts on the Naked original palette..

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I remember how I fell in love with these colors.. saw the palette at Sephora store, played around swatching the colors and HAD to get it!  The palette has a velvet brown covering on the outside with a cardboard casing.. Very sleek and great for travel.. It has a magnet to hold the top/lid in place….

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The palette is gorgeous with mostly warm shades – ranging from pinks to nudes to shimmery colors to browns to purples and finally greys/gunmetal.. Note that there are only 2 matte shades in this palette (Naked & Buck).. so if you are a gal who is drawn towards matte colors, this palette may not be for you.. If, however U do like or don’t mind using shimmery shades, this palette is great.. The eyeshadows are very smooth and finely milled..

The palette did come initially with a dual ended 24/7 eyeliner in Zero (black) & Whiskey (brown) and a mini primer potion.. It has since been replaced with a flat eyeshadow brush..

SWATCHES in Indoor lighting: 

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First 4 shades: L to R – Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar

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Shades 5-8: L to R – Buck, Half Baked, Smog, Dark horse

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Last 4 shades: L to R – Toasted, Hustle, Creep and Gunmetal

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SWATCHES in Natural lighting: 

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First 4 shades: L to R – Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar

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Shades 5-8: L to R – Buck, Half Baked, Smog, Dark horse

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Last 4 shades: L to R – Toasted, Hustle, Creep and Gunmetal

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Overall, I do enjoy this palette.. My favorite shades are Naked, Buck, Half baked, Toasted, Hustle, Smog and Dark horse.. What I enjoy most about this palette is the versatility – you can create a simple every day look using Naked and Buck or create a bronze / purple / silver smokey eye… I love that I can carry one palette and achieve all kinds of looks with it.. This is one palette I travel with most frequently.. 🙂

Next up is my review on Naked-2 palette.. 🙂

The Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude palette.. ;-)

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I had purchased this palette off of Hautelook and have been religiously using it almost every day to write a honest review.. I like the packaging – simple and sleek – easy to travel with.. The palette contains 9 matte eye shadows and a mirror.. On the back of the packaging, they again have pictures of whats inside and list all ingredients.. They also have a picture of Matt and have his traits, likes, hobbies, etc listed.. 🙂

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The colors range from a matte white to beige to peach to shades of grey and brown.. The only shades I feel are too close to each other are Matt Abdul and Matt Hung.. They could have kept Matt Hung and replaced Matt Abdul for a purple or blue color…

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On my NC42 skintone, all colors look ok except for Matt Abdul.. I feel it looks too ashy on my skintone..

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Overall, I am content with the palette.. These are probably the best quality matte eyeshadows I have tried.. They almost have a creamy consistency and are highly pigmented..

Do note that some of these shadows do tend to have some fall out but nothing like many others I have used in the past.. In all, if you are a lover of matte looks, this is a palette to own.. 🙂