Clearly, UD has a factor for Bing…cherries. Based on the packaging for brand new Naked Cherry collection, Bing is bomb, and I can recognize that. I imply, I get it. I see the connection. A deep, darkish, purplish Bing is smart for a make-up assortment, however I nonetheless like Rainiers extra. They’re sweeter, man! And I like that crimson and yellow ombre motion #importantfruitopinions.
(Quick make-up question: Years in the past MAC additionally launched a cherry-inspired assortment. Can you bear in mind what it was referred to as?)
No reds, however loads of pink and plum
Surprise! — there’s not lots of crimson in UD’s new Naked Cherry assortment.
Red eyeshadow is on development proper now, however in case you had been hoping for seductive scarlets, vampy vermilions and ruby reds on this launch, sorry.
The assortment, which has been out a few week now, contains an eyeshadow palette ($49), a blush/highlighting trio ($34), two eyeliners ($21), three lipsticks ($34), and a cherry-scented setting spray ($15).
Judging by the title — Naked Cherry — you’ll have fairly naturally anticipated there to be copious portions of crimson on this assortment, however these pretties are predominantly pink, rose, purple and mauve. Even extra shockingly, no orange-y browns within the eye palette!
I do know; am I nonetheless within the regular actuality?? When was the final time UD launched a palette with out an orange-brown?
Quick take: shockingly wearable
If you’re craving one thing type of completely different that isn’t crammed with typical browns, AND you want sporting purples, AND you’ll be able to see your self venturing into the Land of Mauve and Rosy Tones, the Naked Cherry palette is value a glance. I prefer it.
The Naked palettes are Urban’s tackle neutrals, and Naked Cherry nonetheless appears, nicely…impartial. I assumed I might have a tough time with it as a result of at any time when I put on crimson, or reddish eyeshadows, I look sick and/or drained, however that’s not an issue for this palette, since these shades shouldn’t have crimson undertones. There are simply loads of wearable purples, plums, burgundies, roses and mauves.
Oh, and kisses of copper, beige and peach to interrupt issues up slightly.
The palette seems to be just like Backtalk (which brought about a minor uproar amongst individuals who had been anticipating a straight-up crimson eye palette when it was not too long ago launched), however… Anyway, you possibly can stick the eyeshadows from Naked Cherry into the the Balktalk palette, and so they’d seem to suit proper in, however they’re fairly completely different (see the swatches under). These colours are greater than completely different sufficient to face on their very own.
All 12 eyeshadows within the palette are new, and most of them are mattes.
As for the remainder of the gathering…
Regarding the highlighting blush palette, the blush is darker than it seems to be within the pan, and each of the highlighters are frosty… I don’t see myself sporting them a ton.
Same goes for the lipsticks…though, if the cherry on the cap isn’t the cutest?! The lipsticks are very ’80s, particularly mild beige Juicy and sizzling pink Devilish.
I imply, they appear cool in pic, however once I put on them in actual life I really feel like my hair must be spiral permed, coated in stiff Depp gel and radiating two toes from my head. Also, the darkest lipstick (Cherry) does appear like the pores and skin on a Bing. I’ll give it that.
My massive challenge, nonetheless, is with the cream end, which strikes…rather a lot. And if I’m gonna put on a coloration this darkish, you higher imagine it’s gonna 1) be a matte and 2) be locked down.
Among the Liners, Love Drug is a shimmery purple (with out crimson undertones, so it’s tremendous wearable), and Black Market is a beautiful gunmetal grey. Both of them are pigmented, however neither one actually needs to final on my water strains or decrease lash line (the higher lash line is ok, although).
Also, the cherry setting spray is mainly simply All Nighter with a cherry scent… No massive whoop.
Where to seek out it
The assortment is ripe for the selecting at Macy’s, Ulta, Sephora and urbandecay.com proper meow.
Your pleasant neighborhood magnificence addict,