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Naked Smoky

Wooohoooo I am so excited!! Last weekend my brother and his gf went to Paris to celebrate their 2 year anniversary and they brought me the brand new Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette! Okay I admit I asked them to get it for me haha.

Let me show you the beautiful packaging and amazing shadows!

It comes in a cardboard box. // Het pallet zit in een kartonnen doosje.

It comes in a cardboard box.

On the back you can see the colors with their names, a  little story about the palette and the brush inside. // Op de achterkant staan de kleuren met de namen, een verhaaltje over het pallet en de kwast die er in zit.

On the back you can see the colors with their names, a little story about the palette and the brush inside.

The beautiful, hardcase box. // Het prachtige, hardcase doosje.

The beautiful, hardcase box.

The colors! // De kleuren!

The colors!

As you can see this palette is mostly cool-toned. Also there is a mix of matte and shimmery and/or glittery shadows. Myself I like to switch between matte and shimmery and I also love to combine them. I already own the original Naked palette which is mostly warm toned and the Naked Basics 2 which only has earth/neutral tones which are all matte, so this is a great addition to my Naked family :).

The blending side of the brush. // De blending kant van de kwast.

The blending side of the brush.

The smudge side of the brush. // De smudge kant van de kwast.

The smudge side of the brush.

The brush has very soft bristles! The blending side is the perfect size to blend in the crease and the smudge side is perfect for smudging out the lower lashline. SCORE!

On the swatches below you can see the color pay-off. I applied all shadows on my bare skin and also on top of the UD Primer Potion to see if there is any difference. The top part of each swatch is on bare skin, the bottom half is with the UD PP underneath.

Swatches of all colors. // Swatches van alle kleuren.

Swatches of all colors.

High, Dirtysweet, Radar, Armor, Slanted, Dagger, Black Market

High, Dirtysweet, Radar, Armor, Slanted, Dagger, Black Market.

Armor, Slanted, Black Market, Smolder, Password, Whiskey, Combust, Thirteen

Armor, Slanted, Black Market, Smolder, Password, Whiskey, Combust, Thirteen.

You can see that they are all highly pigmented. The shadows are all very soft. I do think that the matte shades are a little bit harder to get a nice color pay-off from. It just takes a little more time to layer them to have them show up more. The others are all just one swipe! I haven’t done a look just yet since I got it today, but I’m sure I’m gonna love this palette so much. The colors are right up my street so I’m gonna get so much use out of it. It’s also perfect for perfomances, since there are some amazing darker colors in it.

I am super happy with my new palette! Do you think you will purchase this? And which Naked palette do you prefer?

Available at Sephora. Available in the Netherlands next month, at Ici Paris XL Kalverstraat Amsterdam only.

49,95 euro.

Training with Jean Passos

Do you remember that sexy, almost naked guy in a bathtub climbing in the air in the silks on Beat The Best? I’m sure you do! If you don’t, there’s a video below. He is a colleague and friend of mine who has his own studio. I’ve been training with him for the past two weeks for a new hula hoop/ring act, but also for a secret little project where I have to do the aerial silk. I will be in the most popular and longest tv-show ever made in Holland. The day before it will be aired on TV I will announce it of course! // Herinner jij je nog die sexy, bijna naakte man in een bad die in de doeken klom in Beat The Best? Ik weet zeker van wel! Als het toch niet zo is, hieronder kun je een video zien. Hij is een collega en vriend van mij en heeft zijn eigen studio. De afgelopen twee weken heb ik bij hem getraind om een nieuwe hoepel/ring act te maken, maar ook voor een klein geheim projectje waarvoor in ik zelf weer de doeken in ga. Ik zal te zien zijn in de populairste, langst lopende serie ooit gemaakt in Nederland.  De dag voor het op TV zal zijn laat ik dat uiteraard weten!

Jean also gives training himself in all different kinds of acrobatics. His studio is located in Amsterdam. All the info is listed in the picture below! // Jean geeft zelf ook training in allerlei verschillende soorten van acrobatiek. Zijn studio zit in Amsterdam. Alle info staat op de foto hieronder! Jean, ontzettend bedankt dat ik bij/met je mag trainen!
jean passos aerial training