Posts Tagged ‘Sleek Glory Palette’
Today’s review is a new foundation from Urban Decay – the Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup. This is the first foundation i’ve tried with a HD formula. Retailing at S$62 (30ml), I took the opportunity to buy this during the recent Sephora member’s sale with 20% discount.
I was matched to Shade 4.0, which is a medium-light shade, with golden olive undertones. (If you need an equivalent, i’m a MAC NC25)
The packaging is simple and aesthetically pleasing. It comes with an attractive metallic chrome cap, but it is definitely a fingerprint magnet. It also has mixing balls inside the bottle, and you can hear them when you shake the bottle (which is recommended before usage).
With a pump dispenser, it’s extremely easy to dispense the liquid foundation and control the amount needed.
From the swatch above, you can see that it has a watery, and very lightweight texture. It provides a light to medium, yet buildable coverage. If you prefer a sheer, semi-matte satin finish, you will like this.
The finish looks pretty good after application, though it doesn’t quite give me that brightened complexion as with the Shu Uemura Face Architect Smooth Fit Fluid Foundation. In terms of sebum control, its performance is so-so. I’d definitely recommend setting powder for this foundation. After about 4 to 5 hours, you don’t see that smooth satin finish and a touch-up is needed especially if you tend to get oily around the T-zone areas.
I tend to avoid using this during the weekdays for work, simply because it isn’t long-wearing and i hate to have to touch-up during the day. I do enjoy wearing this on the weekend for an afternoon out though. It is weightless and feels comfortable on my skin.
Here’s a FOTD featuring the Naked Skin foundation and a EOTD using the Sleek Glory Palette. Thanks for looking!
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Today, i’ve used Circle (canary yellow) as a wash over the lids and Piccadilly (purple) in the crease. However, mixed with the yellow, it looks more like blue instead. Circle was one color i didn’t quite know how to use. But i’m liking this look so far. I wouldn’t go as far as to sport this look for the office on week days, but i’m quite comfortable wearing this out for the weekends.
Is this something you’d be comfortable wearing out too? The next challenging color i’m gonna try and create a look with is Central – a matt fiery red. Look out for that soon
Thanks for looking!
Here’s another FOTD featuring colors from my new Sleek Glory eyeshadow palette, which i featured here. There’re lotsa brights going on in there, so i really wanted to see what kinda other bright eyed looks i could pull off. This i think, is a tad much for the office. But i love it for a weekend out with my gal pals. It’s fun and flighty! Hehe!
How did i achieve this bright eyed look?
1) Cover your lids with Hammersmith and City, pack it on and blend it upwards slightly above the crease
2) Pick up Jubilee with a blending brush and blend it right into the crease to create a frosty finish
3) With the same blending brush, pick up Northern and blend it into the outer crease and bring it in toward the upper lash line
4) Blend well to remove any harsh lines
5) Apply Tube onto the brow bone
6) Draw a thin line with a black liquid liner
7) Curl those lashes and finish off with a coat of mascara
Thanks for looking! I hope you enjoyed this FOTD and are inspired to create some bright eyed looks of your own