You’ve probably realised by now that when it comes to make up, we likes things sheer, shimmery and super-natural. So when we received a little bundle from Urban Decay, containing the new Naked Petite Heat palette, £26, with its highly pigmented, matte powders in a range of fiery terracotta shades, we were a bit out of our comfort zone! We’re lovers of the ‘cut crease’ on others, especially youngsters who have adopted this look as their own, (google it if you’re not sure – we had to!) but it’s not something we’d sport on a daily basis. The school playground is not the place for high pigmented eyeshadows and we’d look and feel like we were going clubbing (those were the days!). Our go-to eyeshadows are creamy, pearlised sticks (think Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks), that we swipe on and forget about. So we had to think outside the box and make these hot neutrals work for us. After a few moments spent pondering (and panicking!), we plunged in and had some fun…
So ta-da, here we are! Press play & enjoy. And don’t forget to comment & subscribe.
Shades from left to right: Inhale, Vibrate, Hot Spell, Wild Thing, Heist, Strike
As for our lips, we’re really impressed with the Vice Comfort Matte Lipstick, £16.50, in Backtalk. As you know, we both reach for lipglosses over lipsticks, but this is pretty special. It’s ultra-creamy and glides on like a dream. The shade is a deep, dusky pink and we’re sold on it.
And finally, a word about the All Nighter Setting Spray, £10. Neither of us use setting spray, but should we want to, this would fit the bill. Admittedly, you need to spritz a few times before applying to your face, otherwise you risk having initial bubbles of liquid landing on your face, rather than a fine mist. But after a few pumps, you’re good to go.
Love & matte eyeshadows,
Vikki & Mala xx