Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector Review, Photos, Swatches On A Woman of Color - Shades Light, Medium Light, Medium, Medium Dark, Dark and Deep

img_3743 Over the summer, Urban Decay released a new tinted moisturizer called Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector. This is an oil-free, hybrid complexion cream that is designed to provide lightweight coverage with SPF protection, instantly and completely blur imperfections, and even out skintone for a result that looks natural.

It is available in 6 shades light, medium light, medium, medium dark, dark and deep that you can see swatched on two different skin tones below:

dsc02700-copyShades from left to right: Deep, Dark, Medium Dark, Medium, Medium Light and Light Swatched on NW20 skin (above @lipstickjunkieforever) and NC50 skin (below)

The UD Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector comes in a 40 ml tube for $34. The formula contains peptides, vitamins, and a range of moisturizing ingredients as well a SPF 20 and a plant-derived ingredient that promises to improve the tone and texture of skin. I kept the shade Dark & Deep as they were the only two that worked on my skintone. 

Here are additional swatches in different lighting for you:

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Overall, I love this foundation - in summer because I really don't like putting on heavy foundations or full coverage for that matter - but also in the fall/winter for those days that I don't want to wear makeup but I still need to wear something to look presentable. I only wish that UD would expand the shade range.

This has been put into my no makeup makeup drawer next to the MUFE Water Blend foundation and NARS Velvet Matte Skin tint.


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Live Now On Ulta.com: Tarte Tarteist PRO Amazonian Clay Palette & PRO Glow Contour and Highlight Palette; Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario; and the Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette

Now Live Now On Ulta.com: Tarte Tarteist PRO Amazonian Clay Palette & PRO Glow Contour and Highlight Palette; Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario; and the Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette.

Yesterday, Ulta sent out a 20% coupon that was available on prestige brands (like these) but it expired last night at 11:59pm your local time. You can still try to use it today just in case yours still works (mines didn't).

Extra freebies:

  1. Don't forget to add your free samples at the end of your order.
  2. Check your emails to see if you received a 300 extra point perk offer. I received one this morning (if I spend $60 or more which would be $9 off my next order).
  3. Click here to add 20% off 1 Qualifying Item with Code 402800 (Exclusions Apply. Code may not be valid to new arrivals/prestige brands).

What will you be ordering?


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Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Trio - Quick Review, Swatches & Photos

Urban Decay released an illuminating palette that contains three shades of Urban Decay’s Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body in the shades Pyrite (gold champagne), Oasis (marbled frosted taupe) and Twilight (iridescent pink).

The limited edition palette which retails for $36 includes the three shades in 0.08 oz/ 2.36 mL and a double ended brush to apply them with.

I was able to swatch and play with these during the Sephora holiday preview but sadly, I have nothing positive to say about these. I mean...the packaging is pretty?

Ok maybe I was exaggerating by saying I had nothing positive to say. Pyrite, the gold champagne on the left and Twilight, the iridescent pink on the right did look pretty on my skin tone. They are just very chunky and glittery so I would personally use this on my body as opposed to my face.

Now that shade in the middle - Oasis (the marbled frosted taupe) - just...no UD. This was a major fail on their part because I couldn't even get it to swatch decently. It is too chunky, chalky and fell apart every time I tried to pick the product up on my hand or brush.

Overall, I wouldn't recommend this palette at all. Save your money for a better holiday item. If you have to have a holiday highlighting/illuminating palette, I would look into the Laura Mercier Fall In Love Face Illuminator Collection.


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Urban Decay Announces the Release of An All-New Naked Palette and It's All Matte!

Once again, Urban Decay has the beauty community going crazy. This time it's over the news of their new Naked Ultimate Basics Matte Eyeshadow Palette.Screen Shot 2016-08-17 at 11.12.58 AMAccording to Urban Decay co-founder Wende Zomnir, this latest collection was prompted by popular demand - meaning the social media mavens have gotten their way!

This is the going to be the seventh palette in the Naked collection, but the first one to offer an all-matte series of shades. It will include 12 all-new matte-tastic shades, including one demi-matte shade that some can use for highlighting.Screen Shot 2016-08-17 at 11.06.41 AM


Screen Shot 2016-08-17 at 11.04.06 AMScreen Shot 2016-08-17 at 11.04.38 AMScreen Shot 2016-08-17 at 11.04.57 AM The palette will be available on September 18th (ekk, my birthday!) so we have a little bit of time to save up for it.

What do you guys think? It's this a new must have for you? Let me know in the comments!



Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter and Love Sick Eyeshadow Stacks Review and Swatches

Melt Cosmetics has released the ultimate matte eyeshadows that are packed together in a clever and magnetic four eyeshadow stack with an accompanying mirror. The stacks are available in two color themes: the Dark Matter Stack and the Love Sick Stack.

IMG_5493 copyDark Matter and Love Sick Eyeshadow stacks

The Dark Matter stack ($48) features four warm and rust matte eyeshadows that were combined together to create the most beautiful chocolate smokey eye.  

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The colors are:

BLURR - a soft beautiful blending/eraser shadow UNSEEN - a cool-medium delicious caramel brown ENIGMA - a beautiful rusted red-brown DARK MATTER - the most pigmented pitch-black

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The Love Sick stack ($48) features four bold accent eyeshadows that were combined together to create a bold look.  

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The colors are:

PROMISCUOUS - a beautiful color changing violet-blue FIXATED - a gorgeous matte grey AMELIE - a perfectly peachy gold LOVE SICK - a beautiful ultra-matte burgundy

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The best thing to do is to order both of these stacks so that you can create your own perfect palette! I also used the Urban Decay Anti-Aging Eye Shadow Primer Potion as a base for the shadows to really make them pop. Try pairing the colors for some bold eye looks that you can translate over to a fun lip look or even a pop of color on your cheeks!


Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Lipsticks Review and Swatches On A Woman of Color

Hi Loves! So I wanted to try a little something different for these swatches of the new Urban Decay Gwen Stefani lipsticks. Mind you, I will be making a switch into more videos for these reviews as soon as my glam room is done but you know what's going on. Anyway, back to the collection.

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There are eight shades in this collection. Here are a few swatches on a woman of color so you can get a better idea of what they may look like on your skin tone. 

714, is a bright red mega matte lipstick. Surprise, surprise that the first one that we talk about is a mega matte :-P. This one kind of pulled orange/red on me which I don't mind but in comparison to the other reds in this collection...well let's just say I have a few other favorites. 

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Ex-Girlfriend, is a sheer nude-rose with a pink shimmer. Legit, I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about this one. I was expecting a typical "nude" lipstick which as women of color we all know how that goes. However, this one is a brownish-pink and surprisingly, I reallllly love it! In this picture, I am wearing it with the matching UD Gwen Stefani 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil. 

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Firebird, is a deep fuchsia cream lipstick but on me it pulls more of a bright magenta color. It's a great shade to wear all year round. I especially like to wear bright colors like this during the Winter because it gives me an instant pick me up. FireBird copy

Phone Call, is a sheer bright coral cream lipstick (exclusive to the Urban Decay website). This is a great lipstick for the Spring and Summer, especially because it's so light weight and comfortable, I just didn't get a lot of payoff from it so I recommend using the matching lipliner before applying the lipstick.Phone Call copy

Plaid, is a sheer deep berry lipstick (exclusive to the Urban Decay website). I like the light pop of color that it gives me - kind of similar to a gloss without the stickiness.Plaid copy

Rock Steady, is a deep red wine cream lipstick. This is fall packaged into a tube of lipstick. Literally, the perfect merlot shade.Rock Steady copy

Spiderweb, is a satin red cream. Can we say this is the perfect red shade for Valentine's Day ladies?SpiderWeb copy

Wonderland, is a dark pink-red cream lipstick. On me, it does off a bit more rosey pink on me. Wonderland copy

Now that we've seen half/full face swatches (I said I was trying a different style) which one is your favorite? My top 3 in order are Ex-Girlfriend, Spiderweb, and Firebird - cue the gasps that the nude lipstick topped them all for me.

You can pick up these lipsticks ($18 USD) and the rest of the Gwen Stefani collection on UrbanDecay.com. If they are sold out, you can pick up some of the collection from Sephora.com. Let me know what you end up getting!