So a few weeks ago I was gifted with the most talked about eye palette – none other than the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. A whole suite of 12 glittering, shimmery nude to smoky eye shades. I have been addicted to using it ever since.
This week I am very lucky to have received Urban Decay’s Blackheart nail polish, a shade also contained within Naked 3 and one of the limited edition Naked3 24/7 Eye liners. So I decided I would have a Naked Nails inspired post.
Starting with Naked Skin I kicked off #NakedSundayNails which is a fabulous tinted beauty balm, it has anti-ageing properties which keeps me and my skin smiling. Next up Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer, I never apply eye products without it.
Then of course Naked 3. This awesome palette comes with a dual ended brush, one perfect for application and blending, the other great for precision eye lining or graphic eye looks. I applied my favourite, to date, of the 12 shades – Dust, a gorgeous semi shimmery shade of wheat. I blended this with a golden sparkly shade called Trick. The shades are highly pigmented so light application and blending is recommended. I next applied Blackheart the deep brown with almost coppery red sparkle shimmers through it. This is an amazing shade to create a smoky eye but as it’s Sunday I went for a defined eye only. Using the precision side of the brush I applied this along the lash line.
I also have the dual ended Naked 3 Eye liner and of course used the Blackheart shade to define the eye further and along the lower lash line. With a brush of mascara (MAC Opulash optimum black) the Naked 3 Makeup look was complete … Next up Naked 3 Nails.
I prepped my nails with my New Maybelline Express Remover, I have been using the Nails Inc version of this however after lots of glittery and dark shades it was time to re-purchase and spotted this during a drugstore spree. At £2 cheaper it was worth a try. I have to say the finger hole is a lot tighter than the Nails Inc version so you really have to push your finger inside, I have quite slim fingers so this could prove tricky for some. It is also a lot more potent smelling than the Nails Inc version but it is acetone free. It does however deliver very effectively. 1 dip and turn does the job!
After applying my usual base, I turned to Urban Decay’s Blackheart Nail Polish. This is part of a very limited edition range of nail polish shades, the packaging is beautiful and weighty in a gorgeous glass bottle tipped with their iconic skull, it’s modern luxe at its best.
The formula is highly pigmented as you would expect from Urban Decay – one brush sweep and your nail is gorgeously coated in the deliciously shimmery Brown Copper shade. It is however runny, so precise application is essential here, or a long time in post application clean up. I applied Seche Vite Fast Dry to seal.
The shade is an almost perfect pigment match to the eye shadow and eyeliner shade. I adore it. I feel there is certain scope for a limited collection of 12 shades to match each of the Naked 3 shades. But a girl can dream!!
It is formulated to be chip free so I will be interested to see if it does. With Urban Decays reputation of no budge, long-wear makeup this is a big challenge. On the face I use All Nighter, which I love to think of as hair spray for your face. Ultimately a makeup setting spray. So I can only imagine if they used a similar technique for nails in the future too. Come on Urban Decay the nail world needs you full time!
#SundayNails – Sunday 5 January 2014
Base coat – Nails Inc A&E
Colour – Urban Decay Blackheart
Top Coat – Seche Vite Dry Fast