Urban Decay

Make Up Products That Have Stood the Test of Time

I recently read a post on the lovely Beautylymins blog about the make up products that she has loved over the years and whether they are still products that she reaches for (you can read it here). And I have to say, I enjoyed the post so much that I have taken inspiration from it for my own version!

It did get me thinking, there were products 10 to 15 years ago in my collection that I couldn’t be without. The products that if they ran out, I would immediately re-purchase without hesitation. Obviously over the years my style has changed, make up has evolved, new brands have hit the market, and sadly some of my holy grail original products have been discontinued. But some products really have stood the test of time and have remained in my collection and have been re-purchased countless times over the years, so what are they?


Review with Swatches: Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette*

When I first heard that Urban Decay were phasing out their OG Naked palette after 10 years, I (like a lot of you) was very annoyed. I have loved that palette for years and couldn’t understand the rationale as it was still hugely popular and was what really catapulted them into cult beauty brand status. Nicole Ritchie even staged a fake funeral for it on social media. The beauty world wasn’t happy.

The Naked palettes have been a staple in girls make up bags far and wide for years. Every time a new palette is released, make up junkies seem to add it to their collection without question and I’m no different really (except I don’t have the Naked Cherry palette yet, I really must sort that out!). So when Urban Decay announced there would be an update to the original Naked palette in the form of the Naked Reloaded palette, I wasn’t surprised but I was intrigued.

The Naked Reloaded palette replaces the now discontinued original Naked palette and houses 12 all new nude shades that are designed to flatter all skin tones. At first, I wasn’t sure I would be dying about this product as it looked similar to a lot of palettes that I already owned in pictures but the minute that I opened it, I started to change my mind. Here’s why….


Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Review & Swatches

I think i’ve been pretty well behaved when it comes to spending recently. I have really reigned myself in and purposely shied away from the new product releases. That was until this beauty landed. When I seen it on social media ahead of the launch, I knew I wanted it. Then when I swatched a pre release version in store at Debenhams, I knew I needed it. With the new and improved, frugal Lynsey, I decided to take a step back and if I was still thinking about it a few days later, pick it up. Needless to say, it only took two more days before it was mine…