Favorite Summer Glow: Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette in “Naked”

For my birthday, back in June, my sister gifted me the Urban Decay Naked Flushed palette, and it was then that I understood what love is. Kind of.

The palette contains a blush, bronzer, and highlighter. All three are in powder form. It is now available in 4 different shade ranges, though the one I have is the original version, Naked.

Urban Decay claims:

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Bronze. Glow. Blush. Get Naked and FLUSHED in no time with our hot (and highly coveted) threesome. Go ahead…get Naked and FLUSHED with our silky bronzer, highlighter and blush. These shades diffuse light as they enhance and perfect, giving your skin a fresh, glowy look—even when your late-night antics have you feeling otherwise. But how you get Naked is up to you. Use these SILKY pressed powders individually or blend them together to create just the right effect—and let this seemingly straight-laced trio morph into a tangled color love fest. Then bask in the radiant glow and let people wonder what you’ve been up to. Our micronized, jet-milled formula has a luxe, featherlight texture that feels amazing on your skin. The shades are intensely pigmented, yet they blend beautifully. And the finish? Flawless.
Naked (our original trio) contains medium-pink shades, Streak skews toward peachy/coral hues, Native is light pink-based, and Strip (the deepest of the four) has more of a mauve vibe. Not sure which one to choose? Each trio is versatile enough for any skin tone, so you can’t go wrong. Naked Flushed comes in a sleek case with an easy-open magnetic closure and a big mirror. It’s compact enough for travel or mid-date touchups, but don’t let that fool you. This might just be the biggest pan of product out there; the bronzer, highlighter and blush are all full-size on their own. Fill Weight: 14 g POIDS NET/NET WT. 0.49 oz
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Let’s get to the review.

The Good

The shades in this palette are very pigmented, especially the blush and the highlighter. A small bit of the highlighter goes a long way, as does the blush. The bronzer appears as though it has been formulated to give more of a bronzed glow rather than a proper contour.

Overall, the shades are warm-toned and work well together to give a glowy, slightly dewy (if you count the highlighter alone) and radiant look to the face.

The shades in this palette would suit all skin-tones IMO, though very fair skinned people should be careful to use it with a light hand. Actually, due to the pigmentation, anyone who uses it should do so with a light hand.

I wore these shades for around 6 hours straight without any touch-ups and when I came home, they hadn’t budged.

The palette itself is beautiful, feels great, and has a mirror which is a big *yay*. It snaps shut with one of those magnetic thingies a magnetic open/close mechanism. Tré chic.

The Bad

If you don’t like shimmer in your products you probably won’t like this. There is visible shimmer in the highlighter and also a tiny bit of it in the blush and bronzer. To me, it looks sexy, especially when worn at night, even though I detest visible shimmer in my makeup.

The highlighter has a bit of a pink undertone to it which may make darker-skinned ladies appear ashy. However, on my medium toned skin this doesn’t appear to be the case, if I wear it over translucent loose powder.

Also, at $32, this is an expensive palette.

Application

I apply these over translucent loose powder. I apply the bronzer first with a dense angled brush by Kryolan (1711). Then with the same brush I lightly apply the blush slightly on the apples of my cheeks and I take it out to my temples. I use an MUA kabuki brush (F5) in small round motions to blend these two together and then apply the highlighter to my cheekbones with an Inglot brush (24SS).

Side Note: I think my Kryolan brush is a fake one. *gasp*

Forgive the scratches on my arm in the swatch photo; this is what happens when your pet rabbit is in a mood. Sigh.

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Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette in “Naked”- It looks like an ice-cream  ♥
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Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette in “Naked” – L-R: Bronzer, Highlighter, Blush
brushes
Kryolan 1711, Inglot 24SS, MUA F5

Do I recommend this product?

If you’re looking for a good cheek palette which will last you quite a while and one that suits your skin-tone, you should check out the shades available for the Naked Flushed palette. If you think it is too pricey, you can skip this as drugstore brands have begun offering similar palettes at half the price. I love this palette and the glowy, radiant look it offers, though I’m not quite sure I’ll get another when this one finishes.

Availability

This is available at Sephora outlets and online on Sephora and Urban Decay‘s websites.


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14 thoughts on “Favorite Summer Glow: Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette in “Naked”

  1. I love this palette so much! i feel like all the urban decay palettes are worth they’re money though because they do last ages! ( I still have my original Naked palette from like 3 or 4 years ago) Have you tried the naked basic ones yet?

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    1. I know, its such a gorgeous addition to my makeup collection! No i haven’t, I so want to try Naked Basics 1! I feels like it has the perfect colors for daily wear. I do have Naked 2, though, and I lovvve it.

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      1. Naked 2 is my favourite as well though (and the packaging is better for dragging it around everywhere :D) and definitely do! Like I’m a flight attendant so I’m constantly away and the naked basics is so tiny it fits in everywhere. I also use it for eyes and eyebrows so its a win win win situation ^^ Great Post 🙂

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      2. Oh my God, you have my dream job! I’ve wanted to be a flight attendant since I was a child but then I went into the boring field of finance, lol. Yeah, I take my Naked 2 on all trips, it is my HG eyeshadow palette! But I will definitely try to get my hands on Naked Basics 1, now that I’ve heard so many rave reviews about it. And thank you so much! x

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  2. Love this review and I’m so glad I found your blog! This is one of those palettes that I think I would use often, but the initial price generally keeps me away…except, I just end up spending that money on tons of drugstore products that I don’t even use that often. Hope you have a chance to check out my blog as well and I’m looking forward to reading your future posts!

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    1. Thank you so much!! In that case, I think this palette is a good investment because of the quality and pigmentation, plus I think it will last long, too. And yes, I will definitely be checking your blog out!! xx

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  3. I really want to pick this palette up! I have the naked 1,2 and basics, so I don’t need any more eye palettes, but this one looks amazing😍 I just posted an ombré zebra nail art tutorial if you want to check it out!xx

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