Where Did She Get That Glow? Urban Decay : Naked Flushed Palette

There has been a lot of talk about the Urban Decay Naked
Basics eye palette and believe me – there’s going to be an equal amount of
ooohing over the new Naked Flushed cheek compact from Urban Decay.


With a contour, colour and highlighter all in one convenient
compact, this is the one-stop shop for pretty cheek perfection. 

Perfect for doing your face on the go, OR for girls who just don’t have enough space to hoard separate products. Here’s how I do it…

You can use the colours individually to shape and sculpt
your cheeks, OR you can blend them together to get a gorgeous glowy colour
which is very reminiscent of ‘Oh, I just got off………… the plane’ (where did you think
I was going with that? AH?)

But seriously – it looks and feeeeels luxurious to use – the
textures are softly milled and more importantly, the powders are
ultra-blendable. No more harsh lines like zebra crossings across your face!

For high-drama lovers, the brown shade
isn’t quite dark enough to create razor-sharp cheekbones for medium skin-tones but its good for
day-time contouring and looks really natural.

Lighter-toned lovelies will get more definition from the
brown shade – and the pink should be used sparingly on fair skin as it really
is true to the colour you see on the palette.

What you see is actually what you get 

This is what I love about Urban Decay – none of those annoying colours that look so so lovely
in the packaging but turn up late, all half-arsed and “oh the traffic was really bad,
on your face. 

The Naked Flushed powders arrive, on time and on schedule,
probably with a little housewarming present in hand – the perfect guest for any
. Ahhh.

Ignore the stray hair making a bid for freedom across my face haha

How to get the look?

  • Apply the darker colour in the hollows of your cheeks to create the illusion of shadow (see the rectangle in brown)

  • Sweep the pink colour on the apples of your cheeks for a natural blush (red octagon – i counted the sides)

  • Swish the highlighted in a squashed C shape along the top of your cheekbones where the light would normally catch it (the pink circle)

  • Blend edges lightly with a fan brush or a large powder brush.


Easy peasy lemon squeezy! (gosh, that looks lamer in print that I do saying it!)

I wore it to work yesterday and the colour lasted all day. Its high quality stuff – no parabens, no mineral oils, no alcohol – and Urban Decay do not test on animals.

The Naked Flushed Palette is available here from LookFantastic at £20 AND they do FREE DELIVERY. I think the price is pretty good given that you get three multi-purpose colours to use.

So if you’re looking to treat yourself on V-Day (or HINT to your other half) – this is an ideal little treat for a hit of instant pretty.

Any keen contourists and blush fans out there? What do you think of the urban Decay Naked range?

Would you buy this palette? Cos I would!!


Zoe Bayliss Wong
Zoe Bayliss Wong

Zoe is a Forbes ’30 under 30′ finance pro, style writer, presenter and panellist, working for a fashion startup and trying to live that best life in the most IRL way possible.

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  1. Grace Riley
    February 14, 2013 / 2:00 pm

    Thanks for the blog about Urban Decay. I like your tag line "Helping feed and fund beauty addictions everywhere." Great line, love it because I am addicted to beauty products as well. I write for student-estheticians, and I think some your blogs would be interesting to them–would you mind if I share with them from time-to-time? This is my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/grace.riley.5

    • Zoe Dubs
      February 14, 2013 / 2:15 pm

      Hi Grace – thanks for your comment. Yes of course – feel free to share my posts with them – my content is made to be read! As long as there's a link back to my site that would be fine with me :)Thanks for reading!Zoe x

  2. Anonymous
    February 16, 2013 / 11:11 am

    Oh I am very jealous! 🙂

  3. Laura.
    February 17, 2013 / 9:13 pm

    Love this – I love how you have mapped it on your face for people to see. Very clever! 😀 It looks great on you too !

    • Zoe Dubs
      February 27, 2013 / 12:04 pm

      Thanks Laura! I just did it in Microsoft Paint lol, how amateur! xx

  4. Zauberin Zebulon
    February 18, 2013 / 1:33 pm

    that's really delicate =)

  5. Obsession Lacquer
    February 20, 2013 / 12:10 pm

    This looks sooo good! Never knew UD had this product, so I'm defo off to have a look and test! Looks great on you too. Must say you have amazing skin!!!!!!obsessionlacquer.blogspot.co.ukxxx

    • Zoe Dubs
      February 27, 2013 / 12:06 pm

      Haha Kira – my amazing skin is all down to the amazing makeup ;)Thanks for reading xx

  6. Sarah Ivell
    April 15, 2013 / 6:29 pm

    This is like, top of my wishlist! it looks so pretty and perfect!Was great to meet you today,Sarah xxSarah's Beauty Emporium

    • Zoe Dubs
      April 17, 2013 / 12:53 pm

      It IS one of my utimate faves. Was loveeeely to meet you too bubs x

  7. Lauren L.
    May 8, 2013 / 7:30 pm

    Really useful guide to using it! 🙂 I love my Naked palette so might have to try this out! xhttp://alavish.blogspot.co.uk