Hope you’re not feeling too delicate this morning, I went out Friday night and came home at 5am and was feeling less than perky yesterday so today is going to be 100% productive!
Starting the day off were writing about our trip into Cardiff Debenhams the other evening where we met the lovely girls at the Urban Decay counter for a few hours of make up chat, playing with products and generally having a fun time. There were only 6 of us there at the meeting which was lovely as although we’d met the majority of the other bloggers (Georgina, Nina and Helen) it was great to meet Shelley too and get to know everyone a little better.
The main focus of the events was Naked 3 which I’m sure all of you have seen and heard about over the past few weeks and it is obviously a gorgeous must have palette for everyone due to its super flattering rose gold shades. However we were also there to check out the new Naked lip glosses, the Naked Skin foundations and loose powder as well as their BB cream, B6 spray and so many others!
It was like a sleepover party with all of your friends bringing their make up around, my hand was covered in swatches and I managed to get it all over me in an attempt to try everything…oops!
The Naked lipglosses were a big hit with both of us, the packaging is gorgeous with the cut out design and the range of colours is pretty good. My favourite one was Streak purely because I’m a coral girl at heart but I can honestly say that every colour is wearable and beautiful! Some are more shimmery than others, some have more colour than others and some are just beautifully nude. M’s was Beso which she has already mentioned in a post. She’s more of a plum/dark lip colours.
I’m sure you’ll be seeing posts from us when we’ve been using them a lot more as they’re so versatile and have so many good ingredients and effects that they warrant their own post!
What I love is when brands make things completely unique, and on a beautiful stand at the corner of the counter was a selection of cupcakes each called a different shade of the Naked lipglosses and I ended up with Walk of Shame….were they trying to say something? Haha. The icing was amazing and if I hadn’t have been going for tapas for a friend’s birthday I’d have taken home another!
It was great fun to play around with the products and M had her brows done by the lovely Haddie (isn’t her blue hair amazing?!). It was lovely to see all of the kits as I’d never seen the brow box before nor the Naked Skin loose powder and I’m fast becoming a loose powder fan!
One of the items I couldn’t wait to have a go of was Naked Flushed. I know its been out for a while but I still hadn’t had chance to have a go with it and I can certainly tell you it’s a beautiful palette!
I often stay at friends and travel at the mo and carrying a bronzer, blusher and highlighter separately can be a pain but this is all in one and perfect for any occasion. The blusher and bronzer are so pigmented you need a tiny amount and the highlighter has been so finely milled that its like a veil on your skin, lots of love for it!
Also on hand were the new Naked pencils, each matching a palette and they’re all double ended which is a really great idea. Using their brushes was also a really good opportunity as although I’ve tried the eyeshadow brushes in the palettes I’d never tried the Optical blurring brush which I’ve heard so much about and its gorgeous!
Unfortunately as the time our goodie bags were stuck on a palette inside a lorry so we had to go back to collect them the day after. But who cares about the wait the goodie bag was so unbelievably generous that we’re both still a bit shocked at the contents!
We were super lucky and we’re given 6 full sized products including 2 Naked lipglosses, a Revolution lipstick, 24/7 Glide on Lip Pencil, Naked Flushed palette and their B6 Complexion Prep Spray. Totally overwhelmed!
We both also picked up a few goodies on the night; M bought herself Naked 3 and I bought the 24/7 blending brush and the Naked Basics eye pencil and have been loving the results with them.
I’m sure you’ll see posts from both of us in the future with reviews on all the products. We cannot believe how generous they were to us and how much fun the evening was too. Knowing that Ud products are so amazing anyway (we now own 7 of their palettes between us including the whole Naked family) we will guaranteed be back for some more in the future!
Do you love UD? Have you picked up anything from the Naked range? Which is your favourite palette?
Thanks so much to Haddie and Ffion for a wonderful evening, it was a pleasure to meet you both and you’ve given us some great tips and tricks!
L and M xxx