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Urban Decay – Naked Cherry Cheek and Lips – Review Time

Urban Decay…. sigh.

So a few weeks back, I wrote a post about how I felt Urban Decay is a bit overrated these days. Everyone loves them, but me? Not so much.

Imagine my surprise, when I find myself at Macy’s with a little bit of money to burn and face to face with the Urban Decay Naked Cherry collection. I’m all like “Damn, it’s sooooo pretty!” and as much as I tried to resist, I went home with the blush kit, 1 lipstick and even the freaking setting spray.

Out of principle, I left the eye palette right where it was.

I was pretty excited to try these beauties. It’s not just the packaging, which is all smoky and sexy, but also the red tones in this collection. They just scream fall and holidays to me. From a marketing perspective, the release is perfect because people are naturally gravitating to these colors this time of year.

However, as usual for Urban Decay, this is not a perfect collection.

The metallic lipstick called Devilish ($18), that I picked up is actually quite nice, which is what we come to expect from their Vice lipstick collection. It is a bright pink that layered over darker shades is an excellent topper, but even on its own is a stand alone. The glittery particles are super fine and don’t appear chunky at all and if metallics are your thing, then I totally recommend this one.

I wish I can be as positive about the Highlight & Blush Palette ($34) as I am about the lipstick. There is a light peachy/ pink highlighter that is quite nice and I actually enjoy, but the matte blush and icier highlighter are just not worth spending the money on this kit.

The strawberry (I know this is a cherry palette, but it looks more ripe strawberry to me) colored blush looks beautiful in the pan, but it takes a Herculean amount of effort to get this to show up on your cheeks. I even switched to a stiffer brush to try to pick up some more product, but then was like, “why am I trying so hard?”. It should not take this much work to apply some damn blush!

The other highlighter is actually also a very pretty cooler toned one with a pink shift, but it was flaky in texture and, overall, I just don’t like my highlighters to be that white. Also, I didn’t find it to be very blinding as the color suggested it would be.

The setting spray is a Cherry inspired version of the Urban Decay All Nighter ($15) spray and it’s supposed to smell like cherries, but all I got was the same weird after smell that you find in their regular one. I don’t know if it’s just me, but the All Nighter has this stale glue smell after you apply it that drives me crazy, although I do think it performs very well.

Overall, I don’t think it’s worth all the hype. With so many berry toned beauty products in the market right now, I think you can skip these items for now.

Anyone else picked up any of the UD Cherry line? What do you think?

Let me know in the comments below.

Till next time, my friends!


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