Urban Decay Naked is a trio of words that instills excitement in pretty much any beauty-lover out there. So how’s this for exciting, Urban Decay Naked Lipgloss*… interested?! The lure of the Naked (not in a pervy way) knows no limits and now extends beyond every nude eyeshadow shade you can imagine to lipgloss. These are the Urban Decay Naked Lipgloss shades (seven of the range of nine) and just look at that packaging. How gorgeous is that? The rose-gold with the cut-out Naked – gorgeous. But what are the shades like? On the first look, they look pretty, quite varied and with a mix of creamy and shimmering options.
I find that on the lip, as with a lot of glosses – they are quite sheer – so sometimes the differences between the shades are quite subtle. But I still have a definite favourite of the bunch. Read on below for swatches and ‘on lip’ shots.
So the shades when swatched on the arm look pretty different, but on the lip – the natural lip tone has an impact in making them look more sheer. But there is a definite difference between them – especially where the shimmer ones come into play a bit more, as the sheen sets them apart (Freestyle with it’s golden shimmer looks much prettier on the lips than it does in the tube for example). My personal favourite it Streak – the coral-pink, creamy shade – as I like this in the tube, on the hand and on the lips. When worn it looks like a ‘my lips but better’ type of gloss, with a night brightening effect thanks to the shade. All very natural looking, as you would expect.
Texture wise, they are pretty typical of gloss – not sticky as such, but you probably wouldn’t wear outside on a windy day (unless you like the idea of hair lips…each to their own). It has a bit of a minty tingle to the gloss and definitely has a bit of that hydrating/plumping effect in there – that’s probably my favourite thing about the texture – that they really do make lips look and feel more perfected, instantly. According to the press release the formula contains ‘Hyaluronic filling spheres’, vitamin E, avocado oil, rosehip oil and shea butter – explaining the hydrating feel of the glosses.
I guess at the end of the day it depends if you’re a lipgloss person or a lipstick person as to wether you will love these or not as that’s the main divider. I for one, really like them but am not *really* a lipgloss person – although I’m going to try to be for Streak! From the whole Naked family I still would love to see them have a proper go at a blusher palette to rival the Naked eyeshadow palettes. I know they gave it a go with the Flushed cheek trio, but I think there’s far more potential there for a selection of pretty blush shades under the UD Naked name.
Urban Decay is available at Debenhams (£14)