Today I’ve got the Urban Decay Naked Flushed Cheek Palette to show you. This palette is a companion to the Naked palettes, so it’s portable. It’s slightly larger than the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette.
What UD Has to Say About the Palette
UD launches Naked Flushed, the hot little threesome everywoman needs in her makeup bag. We packed our favorite beauty essentials – bronzer, highlighter, and blush – into one convenient compact. Light-diffusing particles enhance and are perfect to give your skin a fresh, glowy look (even when your late-night antics have you feeling otherwise). Use these SILKY 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.
Everyone wants to get Naked. From the palettes that started a Naked revolution to our light-as-air foundation, there’s a huge demand for not-boring neutrals. Like the rest of the franchise, the shades in Naked Flushed are versatile enough for ALL skintones (as our staffers can attest). For a flawless application, we recommend using our Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush.
Our new micronized, jet-milled formula has a super silky, featherlight texture that feels luxurious and creates a flawless finish. While these powders are intensely pigmented, they blend beautifully. And each one is free of parabens, fragrances, alcohol and mineral oil.
Urban Decay says that these are all 3 full-size products. They do look lovely together in the pan.
This was taken in direct sunlight, no flash, outdoors.
Official Descriptions from UD
Bronzer – sheer medium bronze satin
Highlighter – soft pink champagne shimmer
Blush – dusty rose satin with a hint of shimmer
This was taken under my studio lighting.
Bronzer – sheer bronze satin, no sparkle
Highlighter – pink champagne frost
Blush – this reads as more of a coral-rose satin on me
In this photo I’ve got the Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm on my face. I used the bronzer to contour, the blush as a blush and the highlighter to highlight. I’ve got Urban Decay Lip Junkie Trashed lipgloss on my lips.
The bronzer works really well on me as a contour, in my opinion. I think the blush is the perfect shade with my complexion, too. Unfortunately, I don’t feel like the highlighter shade works for me, but I’m guessing it will work for most skintones. I think it’s just not the right shade for my taste. When applying the blush, I used my Real Techniques blush brush and it seemed a bit patchy, so I switched to a small domed brush to blend it out a bit, and then finished with the Urban Decay Optical Blurring Brush, which you know I adore.
Available at Urban Decay.com on January 3. Available at Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s, Beauty.com etc in February.
Overall, I like the blush a lot and I think this shade is the most universal color in the palette. The bronzer works as contour for me, though I’m sure it could be used for its intended purpose for a lot of skintones. I really don’t feel that the highlighter works for me, but I’m guessing it will work for others.
What do you think of the Naked Flushed Palette? Do you like the colors? What’s your favorite highlighter shade?
Product sent for consideration. All opinions are my own.
Tags: Swatches, Urban Decay
Looks beautiful! And it seems like a good value for your money too. I do wish the highlighter was more of a yellow-toned champagne color, but it’s okay lol
abundanceerica Yeah I would have been happier with a white gold or gold highlighter. Not fond of this shade on me.
I really like the idea of this palette, but not totally in love with the colors. When I saw it on Temptalia, it looked really familiar, but not like UD at all to me – I don’t know why! The bronzer would work more as a natural peachy-brown blush on my skin – and I’m only about NC25-30 so I imagine dark skintones would have some trouble with it showing up.
Catherine bcf Yeah the bronzer is sheer. It would look good as a blush If you’re darker, I think it might give a subtle glow. After thinking about it, I think the colors look like a Laura Geller trio?
Hmmm, I was so excited to see that you’ve reviewed this. The bronzer and blush intrigue me (especially as I’ve never tried a bronzer or contouring) but powder highlighters just seem to highlight the very fine lines I’m getting. I was actually hoping the palette would be an array of ‘naked’ blush colours so not sure about this one – although, it’ll take an age to come out here in the UK so I don’t have to make a decision on it yet! Thanks for the review!
trumpette I think the highlighter probably wouldn’t work on you. The bronzer you might like though
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I was going to buy this the last time I went to Ulta.. but honestly, the bronzer was too orange for me! I was really shocked that something from UD didn’t meet my expectations for a bronzer. I ended up getting something else to contour with. My skin tone is a medium olive.. it really didn’t look good