Friday, September 3, 2010

The Urban Decay Naked Palette!


I finally nabbed one last night! I remember a couple of months back, I asked one of the salespeople at Macy's to call me if they ever received any more shipments in. I was hesitant when this palette first debuted; yes, it was beautiful and practical, but how many neutral eyeshadows does one girl really need? I'm not really a collector of makeup, as many beauty bloggers are. I buy things I know will get a lot of use. So I held off and held off until I decided I couldn't pass one up. Once I realized I wanted one, they were no where to be seen. That is, until I got the phone call at work yesterday afternoon. It was the day from Hell at work, and this was such a pleasant surprise! By the time I got to my Macy's after rush hour traffic, their shipment had been completely depleted again. All that remained was the one put on hold for me.


I won't bother to do swatches, since I think everyone has seen millions of them by now. But this leaves me with a question for you: Why do we want what we can't have? I find myself constantly trying to keep up with various new releases in the makeup world, and you know what? It's exhausting! I just wanted to know what your thoughts are on this phenomenon! ♥ Noelle

15 comments:

  1. Congrats on getting your naked palette! :). I have read so many good things about this palette, and being a make-up newbie, even I want to give this palette a try. To answer your question, I have read that material things in general have 'expiration dates' in terms of our desires for them. A pair of pants, a new sofa, or a new TV might look good for few months, then we get tired of them, and want something else. After having read such passages, I did a self assessment, and realized that what those people wrote are so true! I like my new cardigan for about two weeks, and I no longer want to wear it the next month...sigh

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  2. Sydney: So, so very true! It's funny that we logically know these things, and yet we still find ourselves emmersed in wanting more. I feel like it goes along with being a lover of makeup, fashion, anything material. I don't think there is anything wrong with it, as long as you can afford it and as long as it doesn't completely consume you. Thank you for your comment!

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  3. I've been debating on getting this myself as i have sooo many neutrals too! It won't be long before there is another "have-to-have" item on my list!! I totally feel you on that one! xoxo

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  4. I REALLY want this... it looks so pretty!
    But i know what you mean.. I probably don't need that many neutrals... :/

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  5. Yes, I agree with you. I have SO many neutrals, but why do I want this so badly???? I do love the pigmentation of UD shadows and the blendability of them. Other than that, I'm sure I can be satisfied with what I've got. Is it all the tempting blog articles and swatches I see? That's probably part of it. When the Alice Palette came out, I wanted it so bad, then once I got it...I didn't even want to use it. I actually gave it away on my blog!! Go figure!!!

    Good to hear a beauty blogger who doesn't hoard too much makeup--like myself!! I didn't actually behave this way until I started blogging!!

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  6. Taj: There is always something on that wishlist! I hope you get your hands on one if you still want it!

    R May A: I know, we all need more neutrals like we need the flu ;)

    Nicole: I feel the same way. Once I started watching YouTube and blogging, my little obsessions turned much bigger! I just have to remind myself what is worth the investment and what is just hype. It can be a fine line though!

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  7. I can't seem to use anything else since I have bought this palette. At the moment I have been using half baked with Buck and love it.

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  8. Isn't this a permanent thing for Urban Decay? I really hope so because this is the only thing I've been lemming. I completely understand where you're coming from about the whole wanting what you can't have thing. When I was really into makeup last year I had to be on top of all the new collections. I don't see the appeal now, but I know it was almost like a feeling of relief when I would get my hands on a new palette or lippy or something. I look at my makeup collection now and think, "When am I ever going to use all of this?" lol

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  9. I completely understand about wanting what you can't have - or rather (in my case) wanting what I don't need and shouldn't spend my money on. I am not a makeup hoarder either, and I used things until they are gone. I definitely don't need any more eyeshadows but still there is something about that pallette that has me drooling :) Have a FABULOUS weekend!!

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  10. Ansa: Those two colors are beautiful in the palette =)

    Jodi: Is it permanent? I hope so because it's making Urban Decay a lot of money and a lot of makeup fanatics are still dying to get their hands on one! If they know what's good for them, they will make it permanent!

    Jessica: Yes, I completely agree. I have to outweigh the pros and cons before I buy something these days. Have an equally Fabulous weekend!

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  11. LMAO, I guess you can never have too many neautrals lol. I have so many brown shades and i'm like geeshhh I need to use all of these lol.

    it's a great palette though and the colors are super pretty!

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  12. oooh, lucky! I've been on the waitlist to get mine! I already have a ton of neutral palettes but I love them so much and have heard so many good things about this one so can't wait to get my hands on one!

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  13. I really can't be bothered to keep up with the makeup releases. I buy what I like. Sometimes i do get suckered in and then I usually regret the purchase. This does look like a pallet you will get lots of use out of though!

    Those shoes from Payless are great. Sometimes payless is surprising with what they have.

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  14. These colors are so pretty. They'd be absolutely perfect for mixing and layering. And I agree -- we always want what we can't have, no?
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  15. Becky: No, NEVER too many neutrals ;)

    Tiffany: I hope you get one soon! If you love neutrals, you will definitely love this palette. I'm happy that it has two mattes, as well as minimal glitter. I am not a fan of the super glittery shadows from UD.

    Emily: I know, I usually end up regretting overly hyped purchases too. This one is exluded though ;)

    Josie: I guess it's part of human nature? I think so!

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