Showing posts with label Naked Palette. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Naked Palette. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Drugstore Darlings: Let's Check Out The Maybelline The Nudes Palette

Gather around for a very important storytime, kids. There was once a lady that loved makeup a little too much for her own good. And sometimes when a person really, really wants to find a palette that they think they'll love on their eyeball lids, they will drive to eight friggin' different drugstores to find said palette. Especially when the palette seems super-affordable and dreamy. And when the lady was united with the palette, she was happy.

THE END. JK! That's just the beginning. And I'm a horrible storyteller. And it's probably slightly inappropriate to tell kids a story about anything called "The Nudes." Keep the youths away from me.

I was pretty damn excited about finally copping this palette. I actually got it for about $7, because Walgreens was having some sort of Maybelline sale. I can't be bothered with the details, because I was on a "GOTCHA B!" high, but I think it typically retails for $12-ish in drugstores.

Here's a close-up look at the shadows and swatches of all of the colors. The eyeshadows are almost evenly split between matte and shimmery finishes, which is a pretty bomb and refreshing find. AIN'T NOBODY THAT WANTS ALL SHIMMERY SHADOW PALETTES, COSMETIC COMPANIES. STOP THE INSANITY.

The matte colors (with the exception of the base/highlight shade) would also all be perfect doubling as brow powders, which is always a nice bonus.

I decided to do a mini head-to-head challenge pitting The Nudes against Urban Decay's OG Naked Palette. The color schemes are pretty similar, so I devoted one eyeball to each palette, and used my wee wee brain (and a camera) to document the differences. (Side note: Please ignore my scaly ass eyelid. I'm using a new skin treatment, and it wants my skin to be dry like whoa.)

I tried to pick similar colors in both palettes to create an as-close-to-identical eye as possible. The verdict? Crazy close, non?

There are a few major differences that I noticed between the two palettes. The spendy ass UD shadows are a lot softer and more blend-y, but almost to a fault. As you can see on the UD lid, the shadows almost blend together a little TOO well, if you know what I'm sayin'. On the other hand, the Maybelline shadows are pretty chalky in texture, but the colors almost seem richer than their more expensive comrades. (The exception were with the lighter/highlighting shades. Those weren't very vibrant. At all.)

Bottom line -- I'm not going to blow smoke up ye olde bung-hole and say, "OWROWIQRJF IT'S JUST LIKE A ONE BILLION DOLLAR PALETTE! WHEEEE!" But, it's really damn great for drugstore eyeshadows. And in some ways it's even better. It's definitely worth them handful of bones, for serious.

So now you can feel free to spend your cash flow on country clubs, strip clubs, or wherever you want, ya' freak bitch!

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Monday, January 6, 2014

What's The Haps, Naked3 Palette? Plus, A Head-To-Head Smackdown Between Naked3 And the Original Naked Palette.

I finally stopped being lazy for 3.5 seconds, put my grown lady panties on, and made a video about Urban Decay's Naked3 palette. Give it a watch to see what gets me all hot and bothered (gross) about it, as well as how it stacks up against the original Naked. Now, LET'S GET NAKEY (X 3)!

By the way, here's a closer look at N3, if you're so inclined to see that sh*t up close and personal like:

You can pick up Naked3 here, or if original Naked is more your cup o' tea, check it here.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

You Guys, Can We Talk About Urban Decay's NAKED 3 Palette For A Hot Minute?

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After several days of annoying speculation over UD's NAKED 3 palette, the Urbs finally released an official pic on their website, and we AT LAST get to rest our grubby ass little eyes on the actual shadows that will make up this beast. What are your gut feels over this news?


I get so mixed emotional (baby) over these things. Here's my deal on the NAKED palettes -- I always dig the colors, but I feel like I have a few of the shadows already, from the previous palettes. Plus, GIMME, GIMME MORE matte colors in that beyotch, UD.

On the positive tip, I'm really into the rosy-hued theme that's poppin' in the N3. I happen to really like pinkish shadows, so I think I'm probably totally into it. (Maybe I LIKE reppin' eye infections, what?) Please, who am I kidding? The day that this sh*t pops off, you know I will be bout it, bout it and losing my mind, scouring the interwebs trying to get myself a piece of that ass.

If you also think you might be super into this palette, you can keep up with all the haps on NAKED 3, and be one of the first to TRY and get that sh*t by signing up here for Urban Decay's email list. Don't worry, unlike me, they won't hassle your ass too often.

What to you guys think? What level of excited-ness are you about the N3? Rate yourself from annual lady parts doctor's appointment, to unicorn ride while eating birthday cake from Marky Mark's open palm, in the comments below.

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