Urban Decay Naked Basics + MAC By Design Lipstick Swatches/Review


Hello, darlings! It’s been an awful lonely… hiatus. I know, I know, now you have “Here Comes the Sun” stuck in your head just like me. Mwahaha. Anyways, let’s get serious! So.many.things.to.tell.you!

I have a NEW camera AND set-up, AND I’m still learning it all, so please sit back and enjoy watching my learning curve take place. My husband got me all of these things for our upcoming 5th wedding anniversary! Ugh, love that it had to do with blog, even though it could have been a number of things! He knows my passion lies in this.

This Urban Decay Naked Basics was part of a fun giveaway put together by my dearest friend, Tina. This lady is awesome personified. Literally! And, I just HAD to shout her out because she’s amazing!!


This By Design lipstick is just one of the million (wallet crying in the corner) purchases I have made in the past month. So, I wanted to put it together with the beautiful Basics palette to show off a neutral look that is amazing for everyday and even nighttime.


So let’s get right to it. The Urban Decay Naked Basics is just that – the ultimate basic neutrals in one package. I love the compact size and the sturdy palette to protect the eyeshadows within. And, these shadows are perfect! They definitely are the best shades to get you a soft eye or a smoky look! And, the mirror is THE best sized mirror possible in a palette.




As you can see, the first 3 shades: Venus, Foxy and W.O.S. are super light on my skintone, BUT that’s perfect only because it can be used as a base, highlighter, and even just as a waterline to open up the eyes. For my eye look, I used the last 3: Naked 2, Faint, and Crave, which were perfectly pigmented. The lighter shades took a little bit of work to show up. Also, the darker shades are a bit more prone to fall out as they are a bit powdery.



Naked 2 was on the lid, Faint on the crease, and Crave blended out on the outer corners and under waterline. Eyeko Fat Eye Stick in Chocolate was used to line (then blended) the lash and water line.

Let’s talk about By Design.


It’s a shimmery nude with a cool tone to it. Here’s a little close up of my lips. The finish makes them look kind of dry. It kind of does have a dry feel to it. I like the color, though. It’s definitely a nude with a punch!


And, the final look:


Superb on the cheeks as blush, if you’re curious! So, what do you think? Yay or nay to this look?


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