Look Feature: Naked On the Run – Texture Mish-mash!

So this is it, the day!

The day that Urban Decay’s Naked On the Run goes up and running (oh joy, I can’t stop with the punny references) so if you’re looking to get your hands on it, do hurry down to ION Sephora!

I doubt it’ll be possible to be in amongst the first few right now because those who really want the Naked Vault are probably already in queue (right? I’m guessing…) but you could still make it to be one of the First 100 and walk away with a deluxe sample of Urban Decay’s Anti-Aging Primer Potion!

Eitherways, good luck to all heading down. Remember, it’s ION Sephora and it’ll launch 6pm today (5th Dec).

Now on to the look, here’s my attempt at fusing a matte and shimmery color together for a fusion of textures.

I will say that in pictures the look didn’t quite come out as distinctive as I would have liked, partially due to the fact that I’m also perfecting the idea of mixing textures since I’m more accustomed to wearing pearly, frosted or sheened eyeshadows alone. But I think this is an okay start and you’ll like see more texture mishmash from me!

Though in the meanwhile, here’s my rough stab at it with the deeper end of the palette spectrum.

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Somehow it photographed a little more intense and darker a mix of browns as compared to how it looks in person but no matter, just an observation.

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Given the pairings available, I could go light (with Fix and Resist – the ashy beige matte and cool taupe metallic) or darker and smokier as I did here.

I had the matte shade (Dare) in the inner corner and all over the lid actually with Stun (the gold shimmer strewn brown on the outer corner.

The effect of the look was a little different from what I had in mind, probably due to the texture of the shadows and that Stun has a refined touch of gold shimmer instead of the piece-y gritty sort but I think it ended up being quite alright. Though I’ll definitely explore this texture mix again with grittier, sparklier shadows!

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Here’s a blurry shot to capture the shimmer. I don’t even know how many times I’ve said ‘shimmer’ in this post…

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For the rest of the face, the cheeks are largely the same as what I had used in previous Naked On the Run looks – with the bronzer as contour and blush as blush – but this time around I loaded up on 5050 on both the cheeks and also high points of the face for a more glowy and radiant finish to the skin.

Continuing the texture mix, instead of glossy and shiny lips from the Naked Gloss within, I cheated here and went for a satin finish on the lips instead.

My inital intention was matte but as it turns out, Laqa & Co’s Fat Lip Pencils weren’t as matte as I had remembered them to be.

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I must say, when you consider mixing and matching textures and not just colors alone, it makes the whole look rather interesting to put together.

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I apologize for the fact that my eyes always looking so bloodshot in the mornings. I’m not quite sure why but they look better as the day progresses. It must be the fact that I’m totally not a morning person, ha!

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BROWS
Shu Uemura Hard 9 Pencil in Walnut Brown
Shu Uemura Brow Manicure in Honey Glazed

FACE
Vichy Normaderm Anit-Imperfection Hydrating Care
Lanôme Absolue Liquid Foundation
MAC Select Moisturecover Concealer
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer
Tarte Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Incandescent

EYES 
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay Dare – all over lid (NOTR)
Urban Decay Stun – outer half of the lid (NOTR)
Urban Decay 5050 – brow highlight (NOTR)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Liner in Stag


CHEEKS 
Urban Decay Naked on the Run Blush
Urban Decay Naked on the Run Bronzer (contour)

LIPS 
Laqa & Co Fat Lip Pencil in Ring of Fire

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The Lighter Texture Mix Variation!

Now, hijacking this post a little, I was about to end it with just showcasing that one variation of the matte and shimmer mix but both curiosity and the need to document it got the better of me so I explored the lighter texture mix options I had mentioned at the start of the post.

I didn’t bother to create a brand new entry for this because it’s quite a simple look and aesthetically it isn’t very much but for those considering all aspects of this palette before acquiring it (why even consider, just get it!) here’s a look you can explore.

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Naked Look 3 lighter

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I can envision this being a look I’d throw on quite often when I’m not sure if I feel up for shimmer or matte – why not both right?

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With that, I’m going to round up this dedicated mention to the Naked On the Run Palette and as always I hope that amidst my spam of looks that sometimes may not differ too much from each other, you found this helpful and informative!

Don’t forget to run down if you want to get your hands on this!

Urban Decay’s Naked On the Run Palette will be launching 5th December (6pm) at ION Sephora. This is Limited Edition.

 

Cutting that long ramble down, I’m signing out of my blog for a bit though I do have some posts scheduled and planned so this space wouldn’t end up dead but I guess for me it’ll be a bit of a break – a fun and tiring one so… not so much of a break-break but whatever, I’m rambling again.

Okay, see you guys shortly and stick around for more posts I have planned!

Thank you again for reading!

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Look Feature: Naked On the Run – Simple Everyday Mattes

After having a look at this relatively flashy (as flashy as these variations of neutral browns can go) look from the Naked On the Run palette, here’s turning it to the opposite side of the dial for those who prefer to go about their everyday looking clean, simple and preferably shimmer or shine free!

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Amongst the 5 eyeshadow shades within Naked On the Run, there are 2 shadows with a matte finish and they do vary in intensity with one being a lighter ashy taupey shade (great for all over the lid) and the other being a warmer and smokier chocolate brown.

Since there are only 2 shadow options, the only thing you can play around with would be placement and this is how I would best wear it.

You can of course use the warmer brown (Dare) all over and the taupey brown (Fix) to blend out the crease but hey, your call!

No matter how neutral and simple, the options are still there for your pairing!

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I’ll admit I cheated a little this time around and didn’t use the 24/7 Glide-On Liner included within (Stag).

Instead I opted for my own liquid liner and the 24/7 Liner in Zero for the lower lash line (not included, but from the Black Magic set).

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Typically for simple matte looks I do like a sharper and crisp black liner just because I feel it gives the look this certain classic quality to it.

But of course if you’re going for smokey, effortless, soft and natural, Stag is a great number to use!

All personal preference and makeup doesn’t have to be about rules, it’s always about playing around with what you have for a look that best fits you!

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Because I ditched the liner, I did compensate by trying on the Perversion mascara (as you know, I don’t wear mascara everyday) and I liked how it kept my lashes soft. It’s not the best in the volume or length department, I feel, but for a natural mascara wearer like me (I don’t like to feel like I have it on or feel it against my frames), it’s actually quite nice.

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It does give you depth and intensity in color but it’s most ideal for those who just need that deep rich black coating and not so much the added volume, intensity and curl. It’s nice, I feel, but if you want vavavoom lashes, this does not do that.

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Cheeks and lips are the same combo as before – the bronzer as a contour, blush as a blush (hurhur, duh) with a little bit of 5050 highlighter on the high points of the cheek.

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Finishing the matte crisp look off with soft glossy lips using the Naked Nourishing Lipgloss in Sesso included within. I’m not the biggest fan of gloss but I find myself developing a soft spot for this. Plus mixing up a matte eye with glossy lips keeps the look simple and casual.

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 Products Used:

BROWS
Shu Uemura Hard 9 Pencil in Walnut Brown
Shu Uemura Brow Manicure in Honey Glazed

FACE
Vichy Normaderm Anit-Imperfection Hydrating Care
Dior Diorstar Liquid Foundation
MAC Select Moisturecover Concealer
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer
Tarte Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder

EYES 
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay Fix – all over lid (NOTR)
Urban Decay Dare – outer half of the lid (NOTR)
Urban Decay 5050 – brow highlight (NOTR)
Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Liner
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Liner in Zero
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara (NOTR)


CHEEKS 
Urban Decay Naked on the Run Blush
Urban Decay Naked on the Run Bronzer (contour)

LIPS 
Urban Decay Naked Lipgloss in Sesso (NOTR)

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So there you go!

For you ladies (and guys) who prefer things smooth, matte, and shimmer/shine-free here’s how you can do so with Urban Decay’s Naked On the Run. Not the most of variety, I’m sure, but good enough if you want to be able to do shimmers and mattes alike.

Speaking of, I decided to do up one last look mixing both finishes together because if you can’t mix it up too much with color then why not texture, yes?

That’s to come, so stay tuned!

 

Thanks for reading!

Urban Decay’s Naked On the Run Palette will be launching 5th December (6pm) at ION Sephora. This is Limited Edition.

If you’re getting this, do check out the Early Bird Promos and see how you can get your hands on UD’s Naked Vault for FREE!

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