Ah yes, the much anticipated Urban Decay Naked palette. I have maintained for a very long time that the Urban Decay Naked palettes aren’t all they’ve been hyped up to be. When asked what the best neutral and versatile palette is (especially for medium to darker skin tones) I always recommend the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette over any of the Naked palettes as the warmer tones, inclusion of darker shades, pops of colour and creamy pale shades can take you from day to night and is easier to work with. *and breathe* That was a long sentence.
HOWEVER THIS THANG CAME ALONG
A while back (around mid-year), Mecca Maxima started stocking the Urban Decay Vice lipstick and liner range. It features 100 colours in a range of finishes and are $28 each – a great price for top notch lipsticks. Now, for Christmas, Urban Decay have come out with lipstick palettes featuring 12 shades of the Vice range. Urban Decay released 2 – Blackmail (available from Mecca and the one I have today) and Junkie (available from Sephora US).
Drum roll please. Ladies and gentlehomies I present to you, the Urban Decay Ultimate Basics Naked palette! I picked this up during the Mecca Beauty Loop Level 3 Holiday pre-release but it will be available from Mecca on November 8th to everyone.
If you like makeup even just a little you would know what a Naked palette is. There are currently 3 Naked palettes: 1,2,3 and smoky and Naked Basics 1 and 2 and now there is this 12 pan palette of perfection (in theory).
Today’s post is in conjunction with a swatch video on my youtube channel which you can watch here: https://youtu.be/GIirp2bChBQ
Swatch video on my instagram!: https://www.instagram.com/p/BIXEGVuDWOI/?taken-by=bymeneka
So there are 8 colours in the range (in Australia) with each priced at RRP AUD $17.95. They have already started popping up in supermarkets and will be rolling out into Priceline and other chemists soon/ should already be there!
Just thought I’d do a little unboxing of the Mecca L3 box. Mecca is an Australian version of Sephora (even though we actually have Sephora…). Basically there are 3 levels – 1,2,3 (wow, really Meneka? You don’t say). The more you spend, the higher the level. Every period, they give out a box of samples based on your level.
So today I’ll be giving you my honest opinion on the highly sought after Too Faced Sweet Peach palette which may or may not make you feel better if you missed out!
Guess what iiiiii have! The gorgeous limited edition Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Palette! I purchased this baby off Mecca (Aussie Sephora – even though we have Sephora) last Tuesday at 12:01 am, when it came out, but there was a weird issue with shipping and it arrived a week later…. Oh well, IT’S IN MY HANDS NOW! I’ll be showing you guys some swatches and my thoughts on the colours and some dupes/similar shades!
Welcome to my blog post about sunscreen. Yes, sunscreen. Sounds boring right? NOT THIS ONE! (Well at least I think so.)
Mecca Cosmetica (our Australian version of Sephora… even though we have Sephora) have an amazing range of beauty and skincare products. They have everything from nailpolish and lashes to hand cream and eye cream. In one of the latest Beauty Loop (rewards/loyalty) boxes, we received a sample of the Mecca Cosmetica To Save Face SPF 50+ Superscreen. I honestly was disappointed when I saw this, as sunscreen is usually thick and white which makes my face look grey. BUT then I tried it and was super surprised!