Neither of us would consider ourselves ‘beach babes’. Once upon a time, M was, thanks to a large part of her childhood spent in Goa and on Anjuna Beach. But now she feels “all beached out.” As for V, she’s never been a fan of the beach – it’s too much like hard work. Feeling the grit of the sand between her teeth – yuk! – and the surf making her hair matted and frizzy. And not to mention that irritating combination of sand and sunscreen…

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Urban Decay Beached Palette, Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid & Ultra Cushion Lipgloss. We’ll have one of each please!

But recently we were introduced to Urban Decay’s brand new, limited edition Beached Eyeshadow Palette, £28, and it’s making us both swoon – suddenly we’re transported to an idyllic beach paradise with powdery sand, palm trees and crystal clear water. This palette is what summer dreams are made of. Its 8 dazzling, metallic shades (golds, bronzes, coppers and vivid turquoises) are totally wearable, highly pigmented (just watch below…one swipe is all you need!) and there are countless great combinations that you can create. And in a Verymakeupmad first, V is using an eyeshadow brush and M is using her fingers! Yes, such is the appeal of this palette – it’s making us go totally crazy!!

So here we are trying out the palette. As you can tell from our squeals of delight, we’re really pleased with the results – let us know what you think! And if you get your hands on one, remeber to send us the looks that you create.

We must also give a mention to the 3 fab, palm tree adorned Beached Vice Lipsticks, £16.50, that are also part of the collection. ‘100 Degrees’ is a metallic, cherry red, ‘Tower 1’ is a sheer, shimmering champagne colour and Heatwave is an intense, metallic bronze – we’re loving this one! We’re even tempted to sweep it over our eyes. We’ll report back…

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The dreamy Beached collection

And here are some swatches. Gorgeous, aren’t they?

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Left to right: Heatwave, Tower 1 & 100 Degrees

That’s all for now. All this talk of beaches is making us feel summery and tropical. We’re off to buy some coconuts and hoola skirts!

Love and Beachy vibes,

Vikki & Mala xx

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