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Naked 2

Urban Decay
Review posted 8 years ago

Tagged as: Buildable, Powdery, Easy-to-apply, Long-wearing, Easy-to-use-product, Great-gift, Great-value, Travel-friendly, Versatile.

Review posted 8 years ago

Tagged as: Buildable, Powdery, Easy-to-apply, Long-wearing, Easy-to-use-product, Great-gift, Great-value, Travel-friendly, Versatile.

This is a solid palette, with 12 shades that are excellent for daily use. It includes a double-ended brush and a mirror. The eyeshadows are not as pigmented as some other brands that place strong emphasis on pigment, but this makes the palette very useable as a tool to build everyday office looks and "nude" looks. It is possible to do more dramatic looks with this palette alone as well, since there are darker brown shades, a glittery gold shade, and a matte black shade. There are definitely a couple of shades that stand out more - in my own palette, I find that I use Half Baked (glittery gold), Snakebite (shimmery brown), Pistol (shimmery grey), Verve (shimmery silver), YDK (glittery silver with a hint of pink), and Busted (shimmery dark purple-brown) a lot more than the other shades. There is excellent value for money here. I do not really use a lot of product in my eyes or build a lot of coverage (or at least, not with this palette). I have had this palette for 2 years now, and use it lightly about 3 days a week. I have only hit pan on Half-Baked, Verve, and Busted. I can easily see myself using this palette for another 2 years. The brush that comes with the palette is not bad, but I would say that the flatter brush is not always precise enough for more clearly defined looks. I use the brush mostly for creating smoky looks, or when I contour areas of my face that need a brush that is smaller than a regular contour brush. I did not have a lot of issues with fallout - the shades in this palette are not so pigmented that fallout is a major issue. However, on darker colours like Busted (this shades tends to crumble more than the others, probably because it is probably the most pigmented shade in the palette), you may want to apply some powder on your undereye area for safety before applying it. Overall I would highly recommend this palette for people who want a palette that can handle both workplace-appropriate looks as well as more dramatic smoky eye looks. It would make a fantastic gift for anybody who likes makeup, granted they do not have the palette already.

Medium Beige R250

bareMinerals
Review posted 8 years ago

Tagged as: Full-coverage, Matte, Hard-to-blend, Heavy-wear, Great-value, Travel-friendly.

Review posted 8 years ago

Tagged as: Full-coverage, Matte, Hard-to-blend, Heavy-wear, Great-value, Travel-friendly.

This is a power foundation that is a little difficult to apply. If applied with a normal flat sponge, it tends to emphasise the appearance of pores, is chalky, and looks caked on. I find that it applies best with a damp BeautyBlender, but if applied in this manner, the coverage becomes very heavy. You definitely feel it on your skin. If you live in a very humid place or perspire a bit throughout your day, the foundation may take on a caked appearance, coming off at in your T-zone (areas such as the forehead, nose, and chin) but staying on at other areas, giving a very patchy and uneven look. It is, however, of good value since one compact can last quite a long time (about half a year for me). I've re-purchased this product once, but I don't think I will be buying it again since I have found a less cakey, more smooth foundation that is more lightweight and long-wearing.

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