Better Than the Naked Palette??? Say What?!

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Okay so I’m not saying that all of these shadows are better than all of the shadows in the Naked and Naked2 palettes, but lets take a step back and think about it. What’s the thought behind the Naked palette? It is supposed to be a selection of neutral shadows to give that fresh “naked” look. Well they are beautiful and I love them all but most of them are not exactly neutrals. I didn’t even think about it that way until I received the fabulous “Butt Naked Eyes” palette from NYX! This is quite simply everything you need for an everyday look. There’s a little bit of sparkle, a little bit of jazz, but most are mixer friendly soft and sweet neutrals.

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And the pies de resistance! Open up the little drawer under the eyeshadows and viola! Four blushes, two highlighters, and a matte bronzer! Hooray for hidden drawers!

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The textures of all these products are fantastic, totally on par with urban decay, actually I have less trouble with fall out with the NYX shadows.

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Overall I’m absolutely in love with this set. For $35 ( I got mine for $19 on hautelook.com ) you get mega bang for your buck! This is a must have in collections big or small.
Swatchy swatchy!

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Leave a comment if you have this, love this, or want to see a look done with this palette! Thanks a ton!

P.s. Next post Wet n Wild lip products!

pixie ultimate beauty kit

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Okay so I have had this for almost a year and I am just getting around to playing with it. It had the unfortunate luck of being given to me as a gift along with the naked 2 palette and I’m sad to say it got pushed to the back of my collection and forgotten about. Rude, I know. Anyway, getting ready for school in the morning is becoming more time consuming the bigger my collection gets. Decisions, decisions…so in an effort to streamline on weekdays I try to work from one palette and one foundation for at least one week. Putting this one on the back burner was a big mistake. I think i could use this everyday for a month and still have ideas for looks. Its got neutrals, warm and cool, some jewel tones, and metallics. The only thing it’s missing is a black, matte or otherwise. The texture of the shadows are very nice and soft, the shimmers have a little fallout but nothing as bad as Chopper from Naked2. As far as the blushes go they are nice as well. The colors they chose to include are…interesting. There is a lovely rose pink, three sort of pinky toupee shades, a deep orange shimmery shade and a complimenting light orange shimmer ( I’m sure these would be nice on a darker skin tone but they look clownish on me ) then a light champagne and shimmery pink. The lip glosses alone in this set, I think, are worth the purchase price. ($30 at Target) most of the time if you get a palette the lip glosses are a throw away item. Ugh, remember getting those walmart make up sets for Xmas and the lip glosses would be super sticky and clumpy and none of the colors were flattering? Well these are sooo much better. It has me wondering if Pixie has a full size lipgloss with this same formulation. It goes on very smoothly and has a slightly minty scent/flavor. Huge selection of colors to flatter any look!

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Overall, I’m very happy with the palette and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking a palette that’s going to give them a lot of product for the money. I hope you enjoy and leave me a comment if you would like to see a tutorial using this palette!