A glimpse at the lips: Urban Decay's Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss in Streak and Naked

 Sticking with their Naked theme..

Sticking with their Naked theme..

Urban Decay recently released nine shades as part of their Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss range. Each colour promises to leave your lips feeling and looking softer, moisturised and insanely glossy. Oh and there's a minty scent, too -- talk about refreshing.

 Streak (top) and Naked (bottom)

Streak (top) and Naked (bottom)

 The doe foot applicator

The doe foot applicator

 Swatches of Naked (left) and Streak (right)

Swatches of Naked (left) and Streak (right)

Urban Decay makes no bones about the pigmentation, it's subtle. These nine shades are really all about "my lips, but better" and I like that, because there are times when I don't want to detract from a strong eye look. 

For kicks, here's a short video of me opening the tube for the first time. The experience was similar to opening the My Little Pony Ballet Box my parents gave me for Christmas when I was four-years-old.

 Wearing Streak

Wearing Streak

Streak is a translucent coral pink with warm undertones of orange-y peach. The warmth, I find, gives my winter white skin a bit more life.

 Wearing Naked

Wearing Naked

Naked is a "nude-pink with pearly pink shift." This shade really helps to accentuate your assets without cancelling out the rest of your look.

The glossiness in both shades last for a couple of hours before drying down to a smooth sheen. The lifecycle of the texture works as follows: Plush > Smooth > Lightly Hydrated. After wearing Naked out on the town last night my lips felt sufficiently moisturised, so much that I skipped my usual dose of Chapstick. Typically, I stray from wearing lipgloss, but I'm willing to make an exception every now and again :)

With names like Nooner, Lovechild and Walk of Shame you know you're in for something naughty and fun and I'm never one to kiss and tell.

The Bagful breakdown:

Total amount for Urban Decay's Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss:

Value for money spent (performance and quality):

  • 9 out of 10 bags — I took a point off for its somewhat sticky nature, but at least the feeling isn't long-lasting. 

Would another purchase be on the horizon?:

  • Lovechild and Beso are my two current lemmings.