Thursday, November 20, 2014

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Highlighter in "Aura": Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: Product featured was provided for review.
New from Urban Decay is a baked highlighting powder called Naked Illuminated ($35 CAD). Available in two shades, this lightweight shimmer powder can be used for the face and the body. To see some swatches of "Aura", a soft pink shimmer with golden iridescent sparkle, click......
Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Highlighter in "Aura": Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Naked Illuminated
Packaging:
The baked shimmer powder (5.7g) comes in a considerably bulky square cardboard compact. The packaging has a leathery metallic finish and is divided into two compartments. The top layer houses the powder and a mirror and the bottom layer is a storage for a mini powder brush. The quality of the brush is decent and it is perfect for travelling.
Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Highlighter in "Aura": Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Naked Illuminated in "Aura"
Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Highlighter in "Aura": Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Naked Illuminated in "Aura"
Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Highlighter in "Aura": Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Naked Illuminated in "Aura"
Formulation & Pigmentation:
"Aura" is a peachy golden pink shimmer. There isn't much color to the powder as it is mostly shimmer. The formulation is quite soft and easy to blend but I think the formulation is a bit dry, though this is a baked powder. Because I am very used to using my Mary Lou-Manizer from TheBalm, I wished this had a creamier, finer texture.
Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Highlighter in "Aura": Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Naked Illuminated in "Aura"
Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Highlighter in "Aura": Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Naked Illuminated in "Aura"
Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Highlighter in "Aura": Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Naked Illuminated in "Aura"
Overall:
This is a lovely peachy golden shimmer perfect for any skin tone. The formulation is packed with shimmers and although the packaging is quite bulky, the compact has a nice leathery finish and includes a handy brush.

Availability:
Urban Decay is available in stores and online at Sephora.
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