Urban Decay Native Naked Flushed Launches for Spring 2014

Urban Decay Naked Flushed - Native
Urban Decay Naked Flushed – Native

Native Naked Flushed ($30.00)

Use these 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. Urban Decay’s 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 skintone.

  • Bronzer Medium bronze
  • Highlighter Pale pink shimmer
  • Blush Bright pink

Availability: Now at @ SephoraSephora (Exclusive to Sephora until 3/15)

A word about names: there have been a few more recently released products with names that have stirred readers’ feelings. I want to reiterate that discussion is encouraged on Temptalia, and it is good to have open, honest, and civil conversations about things that are important to each of us. Please take great care in appreciating the diversity in opinions within the community without invalidating the other person’s feelings. While a name may not bother one person or someone interprets it differently than someone else, just because one person is not offended doesn’t mean that someone else shouldn’t be or can’t feel the way that they do. There are a million names to choose from, so if and when brands choose one over another, it’s okay to question that choice.

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I literally just left a comment on another post asking if you knew about this! How funny.

Anyway, I picked up Native and it’s lovely! The bronzer is nicely pigmented, the blush is far more wearable for me, and I love that the highlighter (though verrrrrry sparkly) is pink-toned rather than beige.

I thought that at first too but after looking at them side by side, I think the original Naked Flushed is a bit warmer and the highlight and blush for Native seem cooler

Whether it’s intentional or not–and I’m really hoping not–doesn’t there seem to be something a tad problematic about calling a BRONZER palette shade “native”? Maybe not the best decision, Urban Decay. But that’s just my opinion.

They have a pale pink lip liner and lipstick called Native. Since this has a pale pink highlighter and a cooler pink blush, they probably thought to use the same name since they have started using the same name for different products when they are of similar shades.

I think it’s probably referring to the Native lip shades in the Naked line, but yeah…I kind of side-eyed that name when it first came up. Lots of room for misunderstanding there.

Being native myself I don’t find it the least bit offensive, It makes me want to buy it more πŸ™‚ I do see how you can be on the fence about it though

Passing. I liked the first one but didn’t love it (the bronzer was yellow on me…and I’m usually okay with yellow shades…but not on this palette). Adding pinks isn’t going to make the palette more appealing to me. And I love Urban Decay (too much!). What about that palette of brighter eye shadows? Soon? Now, that I want.

I’m looking forward to seeing swatches (especially of the highlighter), but these products are always a no-no for me because the bronzer is inevitably too dark and too orange (to be fair, I am a vampire).

I’m much more interested in that brights palette that they’re supposedly coming out with πŸ˜‰

I’m verrrrry pale and the bronzer is actually quite easy to wear. Not particularly orange and very buildable.

UD has a curious definition of “universally flattering.” 😐

This palette appears to be less overwhelmingly warm than the last one, but the bronzer still looks to be way too dark and orange for us cool-toned folk, particularly the vampires among us. I also don’t see that palette being particularly helpful on darker skin tones, but we’ll see.

That’s good to know. I admit that I tend to be leery of multi-product palettes like this, though, just because it is so hard to find a combination that’s all around flattering, rather than just one or two products that work well.

If there are more than 10 shades in a palette, and I have no interest in a few, I’m okay with that; however, with only 3, and each with a specific purpose, I need them all to be cohesive! I like the idea of this sort of palette, but never buy because although 2 may work, inevitably there’s one that won’t.

I really should start investing in UD since I’m trying to make sure all my new makeup purchase products are cruelty free which excludes so many brands πŸ™

To be fully honest, I’m really cranky about this. I get it’s most likely naked like this to followed the lipstick/gloss. But as a native Canadian, I’m really offended. They should have thought “oh wait we’re naming a BRONZING pallet native maybe we should think his over” not impressed/offended!

I cringed when I saw the name too…I know acceptable/non acceptable terms for people of aboriginal descent differ in US and Canada but really it’s a pretty big oversight on their part.

I’m sorry, I’m totally uninformed and would like to understand this. What is wrong with using the word “native” with a bronzer? I’m honestly asking because I’d like to know, I hope I don’t upset either of you.

Native is a term often applied to the original peoples of an area previous to its colonization by (usually Western) immigrants. While there are instances where it’s entirely acceptable to use the term (i.e. Native American), historically it has been used with the underlying connotation of “savage” and often predominantly in reference to non-whites. A bronzer is used to darken naturally lighter skin tones, which when partnered with the term “Native” has the unfortunate implication of one attempting to “go native.”

Native doesn’t always refer to “western” colonization. You can be a “native” anywhere: France, Spain, China, etc. I think this term applies to us all- which could have lead to them naming the product native. We are all from somewhere… Interpreting it as “slang” referring to one particular group of people was likely not its intention.

1na·tive adjective \ˈnā-tiv\
: born in a particular place
β€”used to refer to the place where a person was born and raised
: belonging to a person since birth or childhood

Urban Decay has a habit of recycling product names. Products in similar colors get similar names–this started years ago when they started making Midnight Cowboy versions of everything (probably even sooner, to be honest). Like you said, there is a light pink lipstick and pencil called Native, and this has a light pink blush. The reason for the bronzer is that this is just the format the UD’s blushes come in. They’ve ditched the single blushes, and now they’re just going for cheek palettes. I can understand why you’d be taken aback by this, but being insensitive was likely not UD’s intent.

I’m surprised they aren’t getting more flack for the name. I understand the meaning of ‘native’ but I think it’s borderline a not great plan.

I like being able to have a bronzer/contour, highlighter and blush in a small easy to carry compact to carry for touch ups and travel. Now the big question is will the bronzer be too dark and/or orange for us cool toned, lighter complected ladies, and is the highlight powder sparkly? We’ll have to wait for your swatches and review to find out πŸ™‚

I thought this would help your recent review of the Native blush palette and shed light on the name others are offended by. As you will see, there will be 3 introduced this spring, along with the current 1st Naked Flushed blush palette. All blush colors take after the Revolutionary Lipstick color and have complimentary bronzer a & high let’s unique to each palette. T
1. Native: the blush is taking after the Revolutionary Lipstick, Native, a soft baby pink. They introduced this which you’ve seen. Cooler undertone matte bronzer, barely shimmery but light pale pink highlighter, and the baby bright pink blush ala “native” …
2. Streak: Also taking after the Streak Revolutionary lipstick, this features a bright coral blush, warmer matte bronzer, and a light peach highlighter.
3. Strip: Also a blush color named after the Lipstick Strip. The blush is that universally flattering nude mauve rose, a deeper bronzer with neutral undertones, and the highlighter is a champagne/beigy/oyster color. I hope this helps you and your readers so if someone wants one, they can save money for what they really want their palette to be, as so much is coming out.
Left to right.. Streak, Coral warm bright, Native, Baby Pink cool bright, and Strip, Neutral Mauve Rose bright. Happy Spring!

Aaaah… Also, in looking at all the names in one place, they all refer to the “natural, naked state”, and with “native” being derived from “natal”, and we’re all born naked, it makes total sense where UD came up with the name!

I’m more offended by some of the comments than by the name of the product. I love how some of you have automatically associated the word ‘native’ with darker-skinned peoples. There are plenty of ethnic groups considered native who are light-skinned. Your assumption that light-skinned natives apparently don’t exist is far more offensive, in my own (light-skinned) Native American opinion, than UD naming this product Native.

For the record, the color of pink in the palette is the same shade as the ‘Native’ lipstick and lipliner. Are some of the names out there, weird, and offensive to some people? Yes. Do they do it to intentionally offend? Maybe (no press is bad press and all that). Does that mean you have to buy it? No.

I get so tired of seeing comments talking about people being offended or appalled and doing nothing but venting uselessly on message boards. You have every right to be offended by something, but by complaining instead of doing something about it you’re contributing to the idea that what they’re doing is okay. If you’re truly offended, I would suggest taking the energies spent blabbing on message boards/comment sections and doing something a little more proactive. Here are a few ways:

Start a petition via change.org or another similar sites
Email them via [email protected]
Call them at 1-800-784-URBAN
Send them letter mail at:
Urban Decay Cosmetics
833 W. 16th St.
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Actions are louder than words, people. Be the change you want to see in the world.

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