If you've read my last couple of posts you'll know I've been playing around with the new Urban Decay Naked Honey palette over the last few weeks. I wanted to document my use of this palette because, as I mentioned in my last post, there has been an overwhelming amount of new makeup products released this year and I want to see how often I find myself reaching for Naked Honey. If I think it's worth the money in comparison to the huge amount of other palettes that have been released this year.
On Sunday I had some extra time to do my makeup so I decided to go all out Autumnal glam and do a gold eye look complete with individual lashes and a dark berry lip. I've wanted to try a look like this with the palette since I got it. I love how these shades look together. I didn't want it to be too much so I decided against liquid liner but instead went for a very small amount of brown pencil liner just on my outer corner and blended it out for a slightly more defined lash line. Instead of liquid liner I winged out the shadow so that my eye still had that flattering, elongated shape but a little softer. I added about four individual lashes on the outer corner of my eyes to add to the winged out shape. I applied them with the dark Duo Eyelash Glue as I didn't want to have to go over the glue with black liner.
I've been trying out the new formula of the L'Oréal Paris True Match foundation. The original formula has been given a makeover and now includes more skincare ingredients like Aloe Vera, Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin so that it's doing more than just giving you coverage. I haven't used True Match in years but I do remember really liking it. I was so surprised by this foundation, as you can see from the photos below it looks quite natural and luminous, it also blended easily and had great staying power. I'll have to try it some more but after a few uses I'm very impressed. It also comes in 40 shades which is great for such an affordable drugstore brand.
I also tried the new Maybelline Tattoo Brow Waterproof Gel which seems quite similar to the L'Oréal Unbelieva'brow that I received back in April. I find this a bit quicker and easier to use and less is definitely more. It comes with an applicator but you could also use a fine brush if you wanted more precision. However I don't know how well it would work on anyone with thinner brows, unless you had a very thin brush to apply the formula with, it could get messy. I'm going to buy a super thin brush from an art supply shop and see how that works.
I'm finally getting to wear my Lisa Eldridge Velvet Jazz lipstick. My sister bought it for me as a birthday present during the Summer but I wanted to wait until it was properly Autumn to wear it. It's such a stunning vintage inspired shade, I know I'll wear a lot during the Autumn and Winter months. I can't believe I didn't get it earlier. Luckily if anyone wants to get their hands on the original True Velvet collection, they are going to be restocked (along with some new shades) on lisaeldridge.com this coming Sunday, November 3rd at 3pm. I'll definitely be setting an alarm!
I always finish my makeup with a little powder on my t-zone and I love this L'Oréal Infallible loose powder because it's brightening. I've been using it so much over the past six months, however when I want extra glowy skin but still want my makeup to last I apply the powder just on the areas that tend to get oily throughout the day, then I set everything with Urban Decay All Nighter and to bring back the glow I've been using the Pixi Glow Mist. It's honestly such a game changer if you want some extra radiance. I got it as present a few months ago and as you can see below I've almost used it up, I actually went to buy it the other day but the place I went were out of stock so I'll definitely have to try somewhere else. I think it's going to be great for the Winter if my skin is looking at all dull. I took photos of the look in and out of sunlight so you can see how everything looks both ways.
*Glossier Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen + SPF 30
*L'Oréal Paris True Match Foundation (1.N Ivory)
*Maybelline Tattoo Brow Waterproof Gel (04 Medium Brown)
Glossier Boy Brow (Brown)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Anti-Aging
*Urban Decay Naked Honey Palette (Flyby, Sweet, Hive, Drip, HBIC, Sting)
*Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
*bareMinerals bareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer (Fair)
*Urban Decay Stay Naked Concealer (10NN)
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte Skinstick (Amber)
**Glossier Cloud Paint (Storm and Dusk)
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter (1 Fair)
*Glossier Play Niteshine Highlighter Concentrate (Platinum Rose)
*L'Oréal Paris Infallible Magic Loose Powder
*Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
Pixi Glow Mist
Lisa Eldridge Plush True Velvet Lipstick Colour (Velvet Jazz)
Primark Beauty Individual Lashes (not available online, similar here)
Duo Eyelash Glue Dark
**Storm is a press sample, I bought Dusk myself
What do you think of the Naked Honey palette? Are you excited by it or do you prefer the brighter palettes that have been released this year?