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First off, doesn’t the name L’Oreal Infallible Mega Gloss Matte just confuse the bejesus out of you? It’s clever though because it made me buy a couple of them when I was browsing Boots a couple of weeks ago 🙂

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The L’Oreal Infallible Mega Gloss Matte do come in shiny gloss form too, so maybe that’s why they kept the name. They come in the same packaging as the ‘matte’ version, just in a whole host of other colours. There wasn’t as many colour choices for the mattes, so I only picked up two of the shades that I thought I would actually get use out of and wear.

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The texture of the L’Oreal Infallible Mega Gloss Matte, to me is neither a gloss or a matte. I think they have a satin finish. You can however blot off the shiny layer if you choose and are left with a more matte appearance. This kind of gives us the best of both worlds. They are really pigmented and have the familiar sweet smell that alot of the L’Oreal lippies have. They have a sponge applicator that is curved in the middle and tapered at the tip, which is surprisingly handy for application. It kind of sits on your lip and you can let the applicator do the work.

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The first shade I picked up is 405 ‘The Bigger The Better’.

top irish beauty bloggertop irish beauty blogIt’s a bright pink shade. Here it is swatched applied normally to the lips.

irish beauty blogAnd then blotted with tissue.

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The second shade I got is 407 ‘Smoke Me Up’.

irish beauty blogirish beauty bloggerThis is more of a berry shade.

Here it is normally applied.

beauty blog irelandAnd then blotted down.

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Overall, I am digging the L’Oreal Infallible Mega Gloss Matte. As they are more of a creamy finish, they do move around. You will have transfer and you will have to reapply after eating or drinking if you want to keep the full effects of the colour. However, after wear they do leave behind a lovely coloured stain on the lips, so you’re not left without pigment completely. They feel soft and comfortable on the lips and not at all sticky.

You can pick them up in store in Boots or online here. It’s a bit annoying on the Boots website, because it seems they have the gloss and mattes in the one grouping, so make sure you know what shade you want before purchasing online. They will set you back €7.79 and are on 3 for 2 at the minute.

Be sure to let me know what you think 🙂

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The Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette has finally hit our shores! Hallelujah!

Makeup lovers across the country have been waiting with baited breath to add to our Naked Palette collections, and now finally we can. I swear Urban Decay has one of the best marketing teams on the planet 🙂

Of course, you clicked on this blogpost to see the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette in all of it’s glory, so I’ll stop harping on and get to it!

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I think this Naked has the nicest packaging out of them all yet. It’s plastic with a magnetic closing and a fancy smoky design of course 🙂

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Here she is, fresh off the press with the flash on my camera on.

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And here she is sans flash, just so you can get a realistic idea of the colours.

There is 12 colours in the Naked Smoky Palette, with nine brand new shades and three exclusives from previous palettes.

irish beauty blogAs you can see it’s very cool toned with alot of colours you would expect from a palette called ‘Smoky’.

So from left to right, we have:

‘High’ a pink toned shimmer

‘Dirtysweet’  a bronzey gold

‘Radar’ a warmer toned shimmery brown

‘Armor’ a purple toned shimmery grey

‘Slanted’ a blue toned shimmery grey

‘Dagger’ a shimmery grey

‘Black Market’ a black with a slight shimmer

These are all pictured below:

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Then we have:

‘Smolder’ a deep shimmery purple

‘Password’ a matte purple toned brown

‘Whiskey’ a matte cool toned dark brown

‘Combust’ a matte pink toned nude

‘Thirteen’ a matte cream

All pictured below:

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Here is the whole Urban Decay Smoky Palette pictured together.

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With this palette you also get a dual ended eyeshadow brush.

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On one end, there’s a fluffy blending brush and then on the other is a pencil brush. I think this is my favourite brush out of all the Naked Palettes.

So there you have it. An up close look at the new Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette. I picked this up in Debenhams and it was €46. You can get it on the website here.

What do you think? At first look and swatch I’m really digging it, just have to see now how it wears and blends on the eyes. As a makeup addict I am glad to have all the Naked gang to hand though, I must admit…not something I’m proud of but hey ho 😛

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