Shopping my samples – Urban Decay Naked Flushed and BB Creams review

One of the many things that I love about Urban Decay is how when you purchase products you end up with free samples and who doesn’t love free samples? I still have all four of their primer potions in sample form to review, but I thought I’d have a go at their Naked Flushed Palette and BB Creams, I hope you enjoy this post.
Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette in Strip
flushed outside
So this is the sample of the Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette and this one is the shade Strip which I believe is the darkest of the three, inside is a bronzer, a highlighting powder and a blusher all of which are powder products.
flushed inside
Up first is the bronzer and I didn’t really get on with this, I found it way too dark for my skintone and there wasn’t anything particularly special about this, I think that the fact that it’s the largest of the three sections is also a bit off putting.

The highlighter was very good and I was very impressed so it’s no wonder that I have my eye on the Illuminating Powder in Luminous, this added a beautiful sheen to me cheekbones which really helped them pop I was very impressed with this.

The blusher in this palette was also a disappointment to me, I love different shades of blusher but this one was very dark a deep pinky brown and it left me looking very clownish even when I only applied a small amount, I couldn’t pull off this shade.

Overall, I love the illuminating powder but to me the bronzer and blusher are mediocre so I wouldn’t purchase this for myself.

The Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette in Strip is available here for £22.50.

Urban Decay Beauty Balms
broad spectrum beauty balm
Next up is a little book containing samples of the three beauty balms that Urban Decay offer. I have the Broad Spectrum beauty balm which is a basic BB Cream in the shade Naked Medium (which is a tad dark for me), I have the Illuminating BB Balm and then I have the Bronzing Beauty Balm as well.
Naked Medium Beauty Balm
Here is the sample of the Broad Spectrum Beauty Balm, the shade was too dark for me but I was interested more in the formula of this. Unfortunately this was very heavy on my skin and I felt like it weighed down my face and felt looked very cakey. I do like decent coverage but not to the point where my skin can’t breathe.
The Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm is available here for £23.50.
Illuminating
The illuminating balm to me was average and I actually preferred the highlighting powder from the flushed palette even though I usually prefer creams and liquids for highlighters. To me this was only a tad brighter than the original beauty balm so still too dark and again felt quite heavy.
The Urban Decay Naked Illuminating Balm is available here for £23.50.
Bronzing Beauty Balm
I’ve not tried a liquid or cream bronzer before and this looked very dark so I was very apprehensive but this really blew me away. I found it really easy to apply and it looked amazing as a contour, not too pale not too orange or dark but exactly right I absolutely loved this.
The Urban Decay Bronzing Beauty Balm is available here for £23.50.

That concludes this post, if you enjoyed it please hit the like button and let me know in the comments if you have tried any of these products and what your thoughts are!

Thanks for reading.
love_nina

About ninarossbeauty

PR Person and Beauty Blogger who has a soft spot for eyeshadows, lipsticks and anything quirky. You can contact me at ninarossjournal@gmail.com
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