Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Hopefully you all took advantage of the Zoya Facebook offer. I am anxiously awaiting the mailman myself. I ordered Calypso, LC, and Edyta, along with color spoons in the colors Juicy, Loretta, Mata Hari, Happi, Lillith, and Ki. Then, my fiance was being all awesome and stuff, and created an account to order me Tosca, Danielle, and Lo. I will do swatches of all of the shades once I receive my package.

In other news, I made the most wonderful Sephora purchase ever: The Urban Decay Naked Palette. Yep, Sephora had it in stock online for an hour or two before it was backorderedagain and I was one of the lucky girls who placed her order before that happened. I am definitely one to favor more natural looks -- even my more dramatic looks are created with gold and brown. My precious was awaiting me when I came back after winter break. I'm sure you have all seen it before, but in case you haven't, here are some pictures and a very quick review of Naked (note: The palette also came with a mini genie bottle of Primer Potion, which I didn't photograph). If you would like a full-on review of this, please don't hesitate to ask!

The palette, in all of its velvet, naked-y glory.

Insert "Hallelujah Chorus" here.

Virgin, Sin, Naked, and Sidecar. Sorry it's a little blurry -- I'm getting used to a new camera.

Buck, Half Baked, Smog, and Darkhorse

Toasted, Hustle, Creep, and Gunmetal

Virgin, Sin, Naked, and Sidecar

Buck, Half Baked, Smog, and Darkhorse

Toasted, Hustle, Creep, and Gunmetal

24/7 eyeliners in Whiskey and Zero. Whiskey is limited edition, Zero is permanent.

All of the shadows are well-pigmented (I did not use a base for my swatches), smooth, and creamy. They apply very well to the eyelid, but when I blend them, I find that they sometimes blend away. This may be due to my technique or blending brush (from EcoTools), but it is something to be aware of. My favorite of the bunch is definitely Half Baked, but I love the whole thing (especially the middle section). Do you have the Naked palette? Is it something you're interested in purchasing? I really recommend it if you love natural looks. It is available for $44 from (if it's in stock). $44 may seem like a lot, but even for this budget beauty gal, it was worth it.

I know that was a really quick review, but I don't want to bore you with something you have undoubtedly seen before. If you want more information, just let me know!


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