Sunday, 22 February 2015

Urban Decay Vs BareMinerals

Do you ever wonder if I will start a blog post with 'Soooo I haven't blogged in a while'. Yeah me too. And today when I am finally all set to blog my laptop has decided to inform me it's dealing with a load of malware issues (seriously I don't know what that means but my virus protector is screaming at me) and so my laptop is all stuttery and I am really struggling to type! Typical.
I've been meaning to blog about eyeshadow for donkeys years. I mean, who doesn't love a bit of glittery eye shadow everyday?! My eyes have to my favourite thing about myself and so I love to dress them up in any means and way I can. I really wanted a high end eyeshadow but couldn't quite decide what would be the best option for such dressing up of my eyes. Then a year ago for Christmas my mum treated me to a BareMinerals eye shadow palette, I've been in love with it ever since and rarely go a day without rocking some sort of smokey eyeshadow effect. 
BareMinerals Eyeshadow kit

BareMinerals Eyeshadow kit

 As you can see from the images it has been seriously hammered. I always used to worry about the brighter colours such as the purples, greens and pinks but they actually blend surprisingly well and I most of the time manage to avoid looking like a clown/being punched in the face...I hope. What I love with this palette is the opportunity to experiment and match up the different shades. At first yes I may have looked like the Joker in a rainstorm but with many days spent playing about I have mastered the application of eyeshadow quite well. 

With BareMinerals, they really are incredible quality. Their range is quite pricey but if you're looking for an eyeshadow that looks effective, is kind to your skin and lasts all day then I could not recommend them enough. The mineral based shades don't wear away, blend beautifully to create smokey or contouring effects and are are so soft on the skin. I can get up at 6am for work, apply the my choice of colours, head of to work, come home, be prepared to remove it and at 7 in the  evening it still looks as effective as it did when I first applied it. Now I wish someone could invent a foundation that did the same!! 

BareMinerals Eyeshadow kit
I didn't think anything could compare to BareMinerals. Even though they are so pricey they are completely worth it.

 In the world of beauty blogging, unless you live under a dark internertless rock, you will be aware of how popular Urban Decay Naked Palettes are. Every blogger and her mate has one and there are endless reviews out there. I had debated and debated investing in one for a while but it got to the point where I felt I needed more subtle shades for work. So for this Christmas just gone, Santa treated me to Urban Decay Naked Palette 3.  
Urban Decay Naked 3
Urban Decay Naked 3

I have had endless fun with this palette. The champagne, rose gold and nude colours are the perfect everyday sublet but shimmery eye shadows and the darker shades provide just about the right amount of shading for a smokey effect. 

Urban Decay Naked 3
If you have ever debated Urban Decay but weren't convinced by the price, I'd definitely say it was worth treating yourself! Teamed up with Urban Decay primer, you will always have flawless eyes that last all day long. With there being so many shades to choose from it also provides room for fun experiments!  

I couldn't possibly choose between either brands of eyeshadow but I would say that Urban Decay is ideal for the everyday wear whereas BareMinerals is more for that special occasion such as an evening out. 

I am debating in investing in another Naked 1 or 2 in a few months but I simply cannot pick which one. What are you favourites?!
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  1. I see Urban Decay palettes everywhere and I want is so badly. Lovely post.

    LEJA

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    1. Same! They're so lovely! Thanks for reading :)

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  2. I love the urban decay pallettes! I have naked 2 and it gives such good colour to my eyelids. Good post :) x

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    1. I like the look of naked 2! Thank you for reading :)

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  3. great review! i love naked 1 personally, you should try it! id love it if youd comment back http://www.amyelizabethfashion.com/2015/02/ditching-processed-sugar.html xx

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    1. Thank you! I can't choose between 1 and 2, I may just have to get both ;) thanks for reading!

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  4. Oh, a beauty post! haha I love my Urban Decay Naked 3 too but the BareMinerals one looks and sounds lovely, to be honest I didn't even know they did eye shadow palettes - bad beauty blogger! Ooops. x

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    1. Hahah I hope I am doing them justice! x

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  5. I love all the naked palettes. They last me so long as well! Didn't know about bare minerals though so will have to try! x

    http://hannaholiviax.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I love that hey last so long it's great! Thanks for reading :)

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  6. I adore the Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes. They are some of the nicest shadows I've used. A friend bought me a BareMinerals quad and they seem nice too. I haven't used the quad much though, as I'm not in love with the shades like I am with some of my other palettes. You've reminded me to pull my quad out and give it some love, so thank you for that. Sometimes it just takes a while to find the right combination of shades. It took me 6 months before I loved my Naked 3 palette, because I couldn't find the right blusher and lip shades to pair my looks with! Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

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  7. Good post, love this sharing so much, thank you!

    GlassesShop

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