I have not been paid to write this post.
I’ve been making the switch over to cruelty free make-up brands this year. I’m using up the last of what I have (I ain’t about no waste!) and replacing it with cruelty free (vegan if I can find it) alternatives. I don’t see why an animal should suffer just so that I can wear cosmetics sometimes. It’s not only completely unnecessary but downright cruel and inhumane.
This move has coincidentally involved buying a lot of Urban Decay which is NOT a problem whatsoever… I can’t even begin to express how happy I was to find out that they are a cruelty free brand. *cheers*
As such, I have recently acquired a multitude of new UD products. Instead of doing one massive review post, I’ll do a few with a couple of coordinating products at a time so that you can peruse what you are potentially thinking of purchasing yourself instead of being bombarded by stuff that you’re not.
The packaging of the NAKED2 Palette is beautiful not to mention sturdy and has a full sized mirror. It also comes with a dual ended eyeshadow brush of two different sizes which I have thoroughly enjoyed using.
It contains 12 generously sized shadows which glide onto the skin like butter onto hot toast. They are creamier than cream and so easy to blend, they do most of the work for you! I do use these shadows after applying Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer in Eden all over my eyelids which definitely helps with blending, I’m yet to try the palette without it. Although I’m inclined to assume that without any kind of eye primer, these shadows would still be the bomb. The tones in this palette are perfect for pale skin (holla!) as the colours are a gorgeous range of neutral cool tones, some matte, some with shimmer.
Here, I used the shade FOXY all over the lid and up to the brow bone as a base to help with blending the other colours later on. I then applied the shade TEASE above and into the crease and into the outer corner of the eye. Next, I applied BUSTED directly into my natural crease to darken it up and then applied a combination of BOOTYCALL and VERVE into the remaining bare portion of the eyelid. I also used VERVE as a highlight on the inner corner of the eye and under the arch of the eyebrow.
I haven’t owned this one for very long so haven’t had a chance to play with all of the colours but the ones I have, have an amazing colour payoff. They’re so pigmented, you barely need any product on your brush for maximum intensity!
Given the quality of the shadows (and brush!), I personally think that this palette is a complete bargain and well worth owning!
I’ve seen a lot of mixed reviews about the 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner on YouTube, the majority not being great. I on the other hand, am really loving it!
The packaging is portable and sleek. The brush is very fine and is great for creating ultra-sharp wings. Although something to be aware of – be careful how you place it back in the tube as the fibres are extremely delicate and can fray quite easily. The eyeliner product itself is the deepest black I’ve ever come across and has immense staying power. Barely anything will shift this stuff! I love the finish, it has a gorgeous almost gloss like look. Although you can’t really see this in my photos.
A lot of others have picked up on the fact that it can often clump inside the tube which is something I have noticed it myself, even from the first day of purchase. But I’ve found that shaking it profusely before each use and in between dips eases it and as such it hasn’t been too much of a problem as of yet. Another controversial point with this product is that when removing it, it comes off in chunks. I personally love this. It prevents panda eyes and as such makes it so much quicker and easier to remove!
Again, given the quality of the product I think that this is an absolute bargain and is definitely my new go to eyeliner!
I’m wearing shade Perversion here.