Urban Decay Afterglow Powder Highlighter in Aura

August 11, 2016 | Beauty, Urban Decay | 24 Comments »

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Urban Decay Afterglow Powder Highlighter in Aura

Urban Decay Afterglow Powder Highlighter in Aura

Urban Decay Afterglow Powder Highlighter in Aura

Urban Decay Afterglow Powder Highlighter in Aura

Urban Decay Afterglow Powder Highlighter in Aura


I purchased this beautiful highlighter a while ago and never got around to posting it. I found it in the back of my tool box a few weeks ago while looking for a highlighter to wear. I’m running out of room in my tool box which is why it was tucked away in the back. I assure you it wasn’t back there because I had no intention of using it. Obviously I need a new tool box. But first I need a bigger place to live. Oh the struggle.

After I created my April 2016 Wishlist I went to my local Sephora to purchase this beauty. I was hesitant about which shade I wanted after seeing them in person, but in the end I went with Aura. Aura is described as an iridescent light pink. It’s gorgeous! I have quite a few highlighters in my collection now, but not many pink shades. So this definitely makes a wonderful addition to my collection. It’s very soft and almost creamy. I’ve actually used this as both a highlighter and eyeshadow. It applied beautifully and did in fact last 8 hours. Maybe even a little longer.

I also really love the packaging! I really wish there were a lot more shades to choose from because I’d love to add more to my collection. I’ll at least add Fireball to my collection. I really don’t think I need Sin since I have a lot of those champagne types already. Anyway, you can see Aura in action below. I’m wearing it as my highlighter and on the inner corner of my eye.

Urban Decay Afterglow Powder Highlighter in Aura

Urban Decay Naked3 Palette: Part 2

November 26, 2013 | Beauty, Urban Decay | 6 Comments »

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Here are some photos of a look I did today using the Urban Decay Naked3 Palette. I used Buzz on my lid, Burnout in my crease, Nooner on the outer corner of my crease, Dust on the inner corner of my eye, Liar on the inner part of my lower lash line, Blackheart on the outer part of my lower lash line, and Strange as my highlighter.

I absolutely LOVE how the shadows applied. I didn’t need to build them up and there wasn’t a ton of fallout. Dust did kind of leave me with specks of glitter on my face, but it’s no big deal really. The look I ended up with made it worth the trouble. My husband couldn’t stop complimenting my eye makeup. Is that weird? I’m not sure how many other gals husbands or boyfriends are as involved in their beauty addictions like mine is. He’s always asking what I used and complimenting me afterward. But today he really couldn’t stop staring and telling me how great it looked. I have to agree with him. This is by far my favorite palette of all time. When it comes back in stock I’m totally buying another to have as a backup. And I NEVER buy backup palettes. But I can just tell this bad boy is going to get used often.

I know this doesn’t seem like much of a review, but I don’t know what more to say. It’s an amazing palette and the shadows applied to my lids exactly how they swatched on my hand. They’re nicely pigmented and just great quality all around. You can create a number of neutral looks to wear to work, school, or wherever! I can totally see this even working wonderfully for bridal makeup.

Well done, Urban Decay! Well done!

Urban Decay Naked3 Palette: Part 1

November 25, 2013 | Beauty, Urban Decay | 6 Comments »

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Urban Decay Naked3 Palette


Urban Decay Naked3 Palette


Urban Decay Naked3 Palette


Urban Decay Naked3 Palette


Urban Decay Naked3 Palette


NEW double-ended Good Karma Shadow and Blending Brush


Swatches (Left to Right): Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz, Trick


Swatches (Left to Right): Nooner, Liar, Factory, Mugshot, Darkside, Blackheart

Oh, Urban Decay! You made me break my no-buy, but you made it SO VERY worth it! I mean with all the hard work I’ve been putting in I figure I deserve a little something something. At least that’s what I keep telling myself.

Where to begin? For starters, this palette photographed so beautifully that I couldn’t decide which photos to keep and which to toss. So I kept them all and thought I’d break this review up into 2 parts. This way it isn’t so photo heavy. This part will focus on the photos and swatches. Part 2 will feature the review along with a few looks.

This package arrived early this afternoon and was definitely packaged with care. It was surrounded in bubble wrap and the prettiest purple tissue paper. Which I ended up using for the photo shoot. The palette itself is gorgeous. It’s easy to open (I felt the need to mention this given the amount of palettes I have trouble opening as of lately) and even stayed open throughout photographing and swatching. The shadows felt SO soft and smooth that I had to stop for a moment to see if there was a film covering them and maybe I just missed it. There wasn’t. The shadows are just that silky smooth. I absolutely LOVE how they swatched and can’t wait to break this baby in. Stay tuned for part 2!


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