1st FOTD of 2014 + a little review of UD Naked


So for 2014, I only have 3 "resolutions":

1. To wear eye makeup whenever I go out
2. To wear red lipsticks more often
3. Invest more on skincare

So far, so good. But I'm clearly getting ahead of myself. It's only been 14 days since the start of the new year, I'm pretty sure I'm bound to fail come a few more weeks (or days) hehehe I'm feeling optimistic right now though.


My first resolution came about when I received one of my Christmas gifts - the UD Naked palette! I don't use eyeshadow often. Whenever I go out, I only see around 4-5 people who actually wear makeup (at least where I'm from), so I feel a little awkward and 'too dressed up' whenever I don eye makeup. But, sayang. I have the NARS And God Created The Woman palette that doesn't get as much love as it deserves because of this. Should I just not use my eye palettes because I don't want to be different? Nope, nope, nope. Thus, resolution #1 was born.

I'll go out fully made up complete with a heavy black liner. Fuck 'em.

(L-R): Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half Baked 

(L-R): Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep, Gunmetal

Ahhhh lovely ♥♥♥ Honestly, this palette is so beautiful! The felt packaging is not my favorite thing about it, though. I'm still scared to 'dirty it up' so I still keep mine inside the plastic box. I wish it came in a tin packaging like the Naked 2 and 3 instead. :(

My favorite shadows would be Virgin, Sidecar, Buck, Darkhorse & Toasted. I personally don't care much for Half Baked (which looks horrid on me) and Gunmetal. Sin is a miss for me, too. The others I like, but I don't go for them on an everyday basis... yet.

The pigmentation is amazing. I didn't use any primer for all of the swatches above. All the shadows were so buttery soft, you only need to tap your brush very lightly for the colors to show up.

Do I think it's worth it to buy the UD Naked Palette? Absolutely. It's not the most-loved neutral palette for nothing! You get 12 beautiful, wearable eyeshadow for only $4 each! If you're not a big fan of too much shimmery shadows, go for the much love & much hyped about Lorac PRO (which was my third choice). It has an even mix of mattes and shimmers - it's pretty freakin' awesome. And $10 cheaper.

(I did add a bit of 'Creep' on my outer v after I shot the original photo above)

For my face, I: used the Jouer Matte Moisture Tint in Nude, concealed everything else using MUFE Full Cover #8, skipped blush and applied Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer all over my face; focusing even more on the hollows of my cheeks.

For my eye look above, I: applied Sidecar as a lid wash, Naked on the crease to diffuse Sidecar a bit, Darkhorse on the outer v of my eye; pushing the color a tiiiiny bit on 1/3 of my crease, Creep to darken it up even further, Virgin on my browbone + innercorners, Darkhorse on my lower lash line. I used the Nichido gel liner in Black on my waterline; then curled my lashes using my Shu Uemura curler. I skipped mascara and the liquid liner on my upper lids.

After 8 hours of wear; I was impressed to see how vibrant the colors are, still! Beaaautiful. ♥ I'm still working on my application ~*skills, but I'm good with what I've been doing for now.

What do you think of this palette? :)

CONVERSATION

13 comments:

  1. ROMZ!!!!! Super ganda on you!! Parang made for you yung palette!!! :) I love your blending skills, too! AWEZUM.

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  2. Didn't like the fallouts lang, but it's soooo nice pala! Thank you Shari!! <3

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  3. Sobrang ganda ng eye look mo, OK!!! Go na yan sa Resolution #1!!!

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  4. Thank you Carina! <3 Sayang kung hoard lang ako ng hoard haha gagaya ako sayo :P

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  5. For sure, you can make all the colors work. I don't use Gunmetal before, but I tried it last New Year. I used it all over my eyelids, then used Buck to blend on the crease. Try it! Hehe.

    You look great on that eye look! :)

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  6. The colours are all so beautiful and I love the look you created with it too, so stunning! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  7. Oh my goodness, ang galing galing mo! I won't buy a high-end palette muna until I learn to do the shapes I want. Settle muna ako sa BYS. Yung bobbi brown na bobbi and katie palette, I was sooo disappointed. Mas ok pa yung pigmentation ng fanny serrano, BYS, and wet n wild. Very very disappointing.

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  8. sayang you should wear more eye make up though bagay sayo and youre pretty good at applying these too :) aaand i wish i kept my UD plastic box too, now its a bit dusty and it bothers me a lot

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  9. hi roms! so im gonna look for more of EOTD posts hee hee you're very good in blending =) i would love to include this too sa resolution ko =)

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  10. I passed on this and got Naked 2 instead - 'coz yun na ang bago nun. Tsk! Haha Galing ng blending! :)

    xx, Kim
    Kimpossibly Gorgeous

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  11. Please please please do a review on the Jouer Matte Moisture Tint! :) Your eye look's great!

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  12. Roms. Your look is AMAZING! For somebody who doesn't wear eye makeup on the regular, this is FAN FUCKING TASTIC! There is hope for people like me!

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  13. Gorgeous!! we don't own any of the ud palettes but we have had our eyes on them for some time. Which of the three palettes would you recommend?

    http://mkstyleramblings.blogspot.com.au/

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