Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette and Quick Fix Priming Spray
I really love discovering new online beauty haunts, and my newest discovery is Fabled which is an online luxury beauty retailer which was created by Marie Claire and Ocado to bring niche and luxury beauty brands quickly and timely to the consumer. I had never heard of Fabled before but after a quick peek at their website, I was surprised by how many amazing brands and products they stocked including the newest beauty releases and they offer free next day delivery on orders over £15 so I knew I had to place an order.
Their range of brands really is extensive including Urban Decay, NARS, Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown and YSL to name but a few, but what really impressed me from the off was that they offer delivery slots 7 days a week from 5.30am to 11.30pm which is incredible. I’ve never seen a beauty retailer offer such varied time slots, and it’s even more amazing that you qualify for free next day delivery by only spending £15.
I placed my order at 9.30pm at night, and I was able to choose a specific hour slot the following day which was a Sunday. Most retailers that offer next day delivery have a cut off time of around 5pm-6pm, so to be able to place an order so late at night and get my parcel less than twelve hours later really wowed me. Every single order receives a free Marie Claire magazine too which is such a great bonus and I have a 15% promo code for my readers if you’d like to try Fabled for yourself: VOU212922792 which is valid until 15/04/17 so it’s the perfect oppurtunity to try the site out for yourself especially as they stock so many fantastic products.
I decided to purchase the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette and Quick Fix Priming Spray as both have been on my beauty wishlist since they launched. I used to own the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palettes but I ended up passing them on as I found that I never really thought to use them as I’d rather reach for my custom made Makeup Geek palette as the six pan palettes didn’t offer enough variation for my liking. The Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette however looked like the perfect replacement as it contains twelve different matte eyeshadows (although one of them is slightly shimmery) and I liked that it offered both cool, warm and neutral toned shades.
I think the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette £35 packaging is really nice for a plastic palette, with the lid featuring somewhat of a starburst design which gives the palette a metal-like appearance but it’s relatively compact for a twelve shade palette and contains a dual ended eyeshadow brush and sizeable mirror. This palette really appealed me to because the twelve shades are completely new so you know you’re not going to have repeated shades which you have in other palettes.
Urban Decay claim that their matte eyeshadows feature their proprietary Pigment Infusion System which “gives the formula a velvety texture, rich colour, serious staying power and blendability” for non-skip shadows. I’m a massive die hard Urban Decay fan, ever since I bought their very first Book of Shadows and I have to say I really do think they do a great job with their matte eyeshadows and their shimmers too whereas some other brands tend to disappoint when it comes to matte formulas; especially the drugstore, it’s hard to find decent matte eyeshadows which aren’t chalky and patchy in my opinion.
Blow – Light Nude Demi-Matte
Nudie – Soft Pink-Nude Matte
Commando – Light Taupe-Brown Matte
Tempted – Pale Brown Matte
Instinct – Medium Pink-Taupe Matte
Lethal – Reddish Brown Matte
Pre-Game – Pale Yellow Matte
Extra Bitter – Burnt Orange Matte
Faith – Medium Warm Brown Matte
Lockout – Rich Neutral Brown Matte
Magnet – Smoky Grey Matte
Blackjack – Warm Black Matte
Quality wise I think the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette really is amazing, with every single shade being very pigmented and smooth as well as being easy to blend. I do think there’s perhaps a few too many pale shades within the palette as skintones darker than mine might find that the likes of Nudie, Commando and Tempted look quite similar on the lid but they work really well for my pale skintone.
I love being able to choose whether I want to go neutral, warm or cool with my eyeshadow look with the range of shades and they work nicely on unprimed lids too but I don’t have oily eyelids which is probably why but they don’t skip at all so I’d agree with Urban Decay’s claims. I’m so pleased I chose this palette as I’ve already had so much use from it, and I like using the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette alongside my Makeup Geek Foiled Shadows but I feel that this palette would compliment any other palette that contains shimmer shades and it works out at just £3.29 a shade which is brilliant value for such good quality eyeshadow.
The Urban Decay Quick Fix Hydra Charged Complexion Prep Priming Spray is one of Urban Decay’s newest releases as part of their revamped setting spray and primer collection. In all honesty I’ve not had the best experience with their other setting sprays but this new one really appealed to me so I figured it was worth buying the 30ml travel size for £10 as it wouldn’t be a massive waste if I was disappointed like I have been with their Oil Slick Setting Spray and Chill Setting Spray. The Urban Decay Quick Fix Spray is described as being a hydrating, soothing prep priming spray which visibly reduces the appearance of pores, brightens and smoothes skin, and replaces lost moisture. The description is pretty impressive so I had to include it as I was really intrigued;
Light enough to use throughout the day (without messing up your makeup), Quick Fix instantly hydrates and softens skin. Use this spray in the morning to prep and “wake up” your skin before applying makeup, at night before your treatment, or anytime you need a quick boost. This spray is so addictive you’ll want to use it ALL day long (and so good for your skin that you can’t overdo it!).
Created in an exclusive partnership with Skindinavia and inspired by the Korean water trend, UD’s Quick Fix is even more hydrating than B6 Prep Spray. This energizing formula is versatile enough for everyone (regardless of skin type), feels amazing, and is loaded with skin-nourishing ingredients like vitamin B3, Sepitonic™ M3 and coconut water. Feed your skin intense moisture as you prep, prime and balance your complexion.
The Quick Fix Spray has the most amazing coconut scent which I love so much, and makes application so enjoyable as I love anything coconut scented. I find the Urban Decay Setting Sprays to be super drying on my already dry and dehydrated skin but this spray is the exception; it’s the complete opposite, and really does leave my skin feeling instantly hydrated. I like to mist it over my skin after applying my makeup primer, and then again over my finished makeup for an hydration boost and I’ve been loving the results as it makes my skin feel a lot less dry and uncomfortable.
I will certainly be purchasing the full size of this spray as I can’t stop using it as it can be applied to bare skin too, so I like using it after cleansing for a little added moisture and I imagine I’ll get so much use during the summer for when I want to refresh my makeup which will be heavenly with the coconut scent.
After liking this new spray so much, I really want to try their All Nighter Setting Spray to see if that one works better for me as I thought I could use it with this Quick Fix Spray to compensate for any dryness I may experience. I am so impressed with this spray, and really recommend giving it a try if you’re looking for a moisturising facial spritz which you can apply over makeup especially as you can purchase this handy 30ml size for just £10 before committing to the full size.
Don’t forget to use the 15% promo code (VOU212922792 until 15/04/17) if you do place any orders on Fabled. It’s not an affiliate code (and this post is not sponsored) so I don’t receive any commission from you using it, but wanted to share it incase anyone wanted to place an order to give the site a try – I think you’ll be very impressed 🙂
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