I chose the Naked 2 palette. More of the colours appealed to me than in Naked. Here are some photos!
Take a closer look:
Swatched over Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy, I wanted to bring out the best in the shimmers:
|Half Baked, Chopper, Snakebite, Suspect|
|Pistol, Verve, YDK, Busted|
These I swatched over NXY White base:
|Foxy, Bootycall, Tease, Blackout|
You can barely see Foxy, it's really close to my skin colour. My lids are dark enough though so it will be useful for me. The colour payoff with these is great, they're really pigmented. Lots of them are sparkly and shimmery and they look great! There are a few that have more of a satin finish (e.g. Bootycall, Busted), and some mattes too. I'm sure you can do a lot of different looks with this palette, I can't wait to really get into it! If you're a fan of neutral shades definitely pick up this palette, or its predecessor. They're good for the price considering the number of colours, quality of the shadows and range of finishes.
I don't actually have a huge deal of experience working with natural shades, which is why I wanted to get a Naked palette. It's something that I need to learn. I have the Sleek 'Au Natural' palette and I'm fond of that, but they're all mattes. I'm getting the hang of them and I do like them, but I wanted to try some shimmery natural shades.
I did one look with this palette which is kind of a mess to be honest. I shouldn't really have put shimmer with shimmer, and highlighted with more shimmer, lol :) I was excited and they were very shiny. I'll post a picture of it here anyway so you can have a good laugh, but I'll work it out and come up with something good to show you in the future!
|Half Baked, YDK and Verve|
Other products used:
- Maybelline - Master Smokey Eye pencil - Smokey Chocolate
- Maybelline - Scandal Eyes waterproof pencil - Bronze
- Essence - Metal Glam eyeliner - Got A Date?
- Essence - All Eyes On Me mascara - Deep Brown
Thanks a lot for reading! :D