Last week I decided to buy the Naked Flushed palette in Native. I’m not sure what made me pick the Native shade, but I think that bright pink blusher might have had something to do with it.
Now, I am pale…pasty, anaemic-looking, ghostly pale, so I have to pick my makeup very carefully, especially in the winter when I’m extra white. I ordered the Flushed palette wanting to add some colour and definition to my face, especially when foundation tends to give you a very flat, one dimensional base to start with. Contouring is a new thing to me and I watched some amazing youtube videos prior to ordering so I was ready to try it when my palette arrived.
Firstly, it’s a hefty little box of powders – cold, crisp metallic tin and a strong magnetic clasp to keep everything safe and tidy inside. The colours themselves are beautiful and I’d been forewarned that a little goes a long way, so I built the colour up gradually. Bronzer below my cheekbones, jawline and around the hairline, blusher on the apples of my cheeks, and very sparingly, the highlighter above the cheeks, nose, forehead and lips. What I got was a very natural, classy look – no clown makeup, no over-done thick flaking powder. Just a light, healthy glow, which is exactly what I was after.
I used the Flushed Palette with the Urban Decay foundation in 0.5 (the lightest shade). The light foundation is very pale, even for my skin, but the Flushed palette adds a bit of life back into my face after applying the foundation. I should probably review the foundation too…seeing as it’s probably the best foundation I’ve ever found (it’s super hard to find foundation for skin as pale as mine!).
Overall, I’d very much recommend the Flushed palette for anyone wanting to achieve a healthy glow and a very natural contouring effect. I don’t use many makeup products or a range of companies, because I find what I use from Urban Decay really suits my skin and is a great quality product (not to mention they are a brand that promotes cruelty free cosmetics!). It might seem like I’m a little obsessed with Urban Decay at the moment, but when I find something I like, I stick to it. Of course, if anyone has any great makeup recommendations, I’m always happy to hear them 🙂