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Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette Review & Swatches

01/06

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette

Naked Cherry

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette ($34.00 for 0.51 oz.) contains a pale peach highlighter, mid-tone pink blush, and iridescent white “topper” (aka highlighter). This palette is definitely going to work best for fairer complexions, though the blush is marketed as “universally-flattering.” The Naked Cherry collection seems like a big launch for the brand, so it struck me as odd not to create standalone cheek colors or else a light and dark version of a cheek trio to reach their very diverse customer base. The quality of the blush left a lot to be desired, so the trio was a big miss for me regardless of whether it was going to show up on my skin tone (which it did).


01/04

Urban Decay Naked Cherry #1 Highlighter
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #1 Highlighter
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #1 Highlighter
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #1 Highlighter
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #1 Highlighter
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #1 Highlighter
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #1 Highlighter
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #1 Highlighter
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #1 Highlighter
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #1 Highlighter
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #1 Highlighter
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #1 Highlighter

Naked Cherry #1

Naked Cherry #1 is a pale, peachy-pink with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer with a fairly soft, blendable texture that was more firmly-pressed in the pan but I didn’t feel it was difficult to pick up product with (other than due to it being a narrower pan). The powder applied well to my cheekbones and didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

Talc, Zinc Stearate, Squalane, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Caprylate, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Magnesium Carbonate, Lauroyl Lysine, Alumina, Tin Oxide. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470)*, Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Barium Sulfate (Ci 77120), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

01/04

Urban Decay Naked Cherry #2 Blush
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #2 Blush
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #2 Blush
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #2 Blush
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #2 Blush
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #2 Blush
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #2 Blush
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #2 Blush
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #2 Blush
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #2 Blush
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #2 Blush
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #2 Blush

Naked Cherry #2

Naked Cherry #2 is a medium pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium color coverage in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage with three to four layers. It had a stiffer, firmer texture that was difficult to work with, and I had to really jab and push my bristles into the surface to dislodge product. It did not apply as evenly nor did it blend out easily on my skin as I expected. With enough effort, I was able to diffuse the edges for the most part. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me before it started to fade.

Ingredients

Talc, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Zinc Stearate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Glyceryl Caprylate, Nylon-12, Oryza Sativa Bran Extract/Rice Bran Extract, Boron Nitride, Silica, Magnesium Carbonate, Squalane, Dimethicone, Lauroyl Lysine, Alumina, Helianthus Annuus Extract/Sunflower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract/Rosemary Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, BHT. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Mica, Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Barium Sulfate (Ci 77120), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

01/05

Urban Decay Naked Cherry #3 Highlighter
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #3 Highlighter
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #3 Highlighter
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #3 Highlighter
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #3 Highlighter
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #3 Highlighter
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #3 Highlighter
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #3 Highlighter
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #3 Highlighter
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #3 Highlighter
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #3 Highlighter
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #3 Highlighter
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #3 Highlighter
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #3 Highlighter
Urban Decay Naked Cherry #3 Highlighter

Naked Cherry #3

Naked Cherry #3 is a pale white base with cool, bluish-violet sparkle and pearl. It had medium pigmentation that was buildable to semi-opaque coverage, which seemed in line with the brand’s marketing, as this shade was designed as a “topper,” though it can be worn alone. There were flecks of larger sparkle/micro-glitter but not enough that it read truly glittery applied to the skin as I felt like most of the sparkles disappeared between the brush and application onto my cheeks. The texture was smooth to the touch with a bit more slip, but it did not seem as finely-milled as the brand’s Afterglow range of powders (the last formula they had in their line for cheeks). It stayed on for seven and a half hours on me before it started to fade noticeably.

Ingredients

Talc, Zinc Stearate, Squalane, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Caprylate, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Magnesium Carbonate, Lauroyl Lysine, Alumina, Tin Oxide. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470)*, Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Barium Sulfate (Ci 77120), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Love Drug 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • Guerlain #92 Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color

Product Availability

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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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Your experience with this not so great cheek “palette” is very much in line with each of the YT’ers I’ve seen review it. UD really could have done a far better job than this. After all, they could have used their wonderful, well-loved Afterglow formula for this. UD ought to have separated the pans, too.

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The Cherry collection launches here on Monday and I have insider access to pre-sales that I’m not going to bother using. None of it excites me at all and quality like this is actually disappointing.

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