Urban Decay Flushed Palette | Native & Illuminating Beauty Balm

Urban Decay Flushed Palette | Native RRP £22.00*
Urban Decay Illuminating Beauty Balm £23.00*
Hello lovelies, today I have a couple of products new to the world of Urban Decay. I am a huge fan of Urban decay, I love the quality of the products and the packaging is just divine so lets get on with the review and I will tell you my thoughts. First up we have the Flushed Palette, I have the Native palette but there are two others to choose from; Streak and Strip. Native includes a pink blush, a warm bronzer for medium complexions and a beautiful opal highlighter. I thought I’d prefer Streak because the blush was a little more coral but to my surprise I actually really love the pink blush in this palette. This palette has been created to have everything you need to create a fresh glowing face and I absolutely adore it. I really love the fact that the bronzer is the biggest of the three shades because that is what we’d use the most, then going on to blush and highlight.
The actual texture of this palette is quite soft and does tend to give a little more fall out than I’d expect and you end up with a little bit too much on the brush but having said that I’d prefer that to a palette which I couldn’t get enough product onto my brush. The bronzer applies well, as mentioned it is quite powdery but it blends well on the skin and doesn’t look too dark on my face so I like to use this as an overall bronze. The matte blush is pretty pigmented so I like to use a very light hand when applying this but the main reason for that is because I’m not used to wearing pink blushes so feel I have to be very careful when I apply but what I do like is that you have the option to wear it sheer or more opaque depending on your preference. Lastly the highlighter has to be my favourite of the three, it’s a gorgeous opal champagne shade which really stands out and gives that extra glow, you need the tiniest amount of this so despite it being the smallest of the three I still feel it will go a very long way.
Next up we have the Illuminating Beauty Balm, the two new shades in Beauty Balm range is this Illuminating Balm and there is also a Bronzing Balm which I think I may have got on with a little better. For me this has been quite a disappointing product mainly because I thought it would have a little more coverage than what it does. This beauty balm is said to perfect, protect, treat, prime and hydrate and it also has champagne-coloured pearls to help create a more radiant finish. It also promises to provide anti-aging benefits in just 8 weeks, I haven’t been using it that long so I can’t comment on those benefits but it does also have SPF 20 which is a really great aspect. I will say I have liked using this as a primer however the ‘pearl particles’ do leave my face looking a little more glittery than desired but once foundation is applied this disappears and I am left with a smooth finish that does look rather radiant so not a complete thumbs down but I have tried other products out there that I have preferred when it comes to Illuminating products.
Have you tried any of these products by Urban Decay, I have to say my favourite was the Flushed Palette it has been used quite a lot this month!

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