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Sunday, 4 December 2016


So I've been away for a couple of weeks now and I have to say it's great being back into the swing of things! I've got a few goodies to talk about in the coming weeks, so definitely stay tuned!

Today's post is talking all about that glow (of course!). Urban Decay kindly sent me their limited edition NAKED Illuminated Trio - which are beautiful baked highlighter / strobing powders in the form of a palette. Each palette contains three baked highlighters and a double ended brush for easier application and the packaging also contains a decent sized mirror making it perfect for travelling.

Now if you know Urban Decay, you know they are quite risque with their products and this is no exception. This palette is designed to be used on the face and body which is perfect for the Christmas season approaching us. The palette contains three new baked illuminators - Pyrite (a gold champagne colour), Oasis (a marbled frosted taupe) and Twilight (an iridescent pink). Each shade contains light-reflecting particles that give the skin a luminous look.

I'll be honest, initially I didn't think these colours would work for me as I (mistakenly) perceived them to be quite sparkly. Now, when I swatch them alone they do appear quite shimmery - especially the shade Oasis - however, when applied to the face Pyrite and Twilight are a beautiful highlight with very fine (they refer to them as microfine) shimmer particles evident. As this is a face and body highlighter, it makes sense that some of the shades appear more sparkly than others.

I love the versatility of these highlighters. Urban Decay advise you to use these on your cheekbones, collarbone, legs, d├ęcolletage - anywhere! Although you can use these dry, they also suggest intensifying them with the All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray before applying or even using oil or lotion on your body.

My favourite of the three is the pink iridescent shade which gives me a pinky gold shift when on the face. It's very intense and has very little actual shimmer fall out which I think is perfect.

So if you're looking for that perfect Christmas gift or let's be honest you just want to shop for yourself - then I'd definitely recommend these.

They retail for £29 and you can find them here on the Urban Decay website.

Speak soon! 

Vicky x

*All products mentioned are gifted for the purpose of review


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