Urban Decay Description:
Talk about a hot little threesome – a SILKY bronzer, highlighter and blush in a sleek, travel-ready compact. Just try to resist the urge to experiment.
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. And the finish? Flawless. Light-diffusing particles enhance and perfect to give your skin a fresh, glowy look (even when your late-night antics have you feeling anything but). The color is intensely pigmented yet blends beautifully – and the universal shades are versatile enough for any skin tone.
What You See Is What You Get:
Bronzer (medium bronze satin), Highlighter (soft pink champagne shimmer) and Blush (dusty rose satin with a hint of shimmer).
How it fared:
Honestly I didn’t know what to expect because I had read mixed reviews about the product. While some loved it, few mentioned that only 1 of the 3 worked for them. So let’s see how it fared for me!
I find the packaging very compact and sturdy. The lid closes firmly. Packaging wise the palette is quite nice and travel friendly. I am liking Urban Decay’s new packaging style with most products. Though many may beg to differ, I prefer the naked 2 packaging any day over the original naked palette. Somehow it feels sturdier and easier to maintain to me.
The palette comes with a blush, bronzer and highlighter within. The 3 are not separated in pans but rather comes as a single block. Size wise, the largest is the bronzer shade followed by blush and the highlighter being the smallest.
The Bronzer is described as medium bronze satin. It is very finely milled with a slightly dry texture and satin finish. The texture does not affect the performance of the bronzer. It goes on smooth though it looks powdery when the brush picks up the product. The pigmentation is not quite on the face but a rather pretty buildable one. The color builds up nicely without going chalky or powdery. The bronzer has slight orange undertones that does not go muddy on me. In fact I really like the way the bronzer builds up to give that light shadow contouring.
The highlighter is described as a soft pink champagne with shimmer. I love the shade. It is one of those highlighter shades that will look equally good on a range of skin tones. I do not find the highlighter overly shimmery. It blends quite well giving that subtle yet gorgeous glow.
The blush is described as dusty rose satin with a hint of shimmer. I however could not find much of shimmer in the shade. It is more a matte to satin finish blush. The blush has really good color payoff. It blends well without being powdery or chalky. Again the texture looked slightly dry and powdery in the pan but in the end it gave good control over the application.
The three shades really complement each other at the same time works individually equally well. I prefer using all 3 together and the result is a very natural flush look or more to the point, the naked flushed look.
Overall: I am very happy with the palette, not alone for the shades but the texture, pigmentation and the reach across skin tones.