Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter

Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter

The ultimate contour kit with creams and powders: is the Naked Skin Shapeshifter worth it?

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First up, how beautifully packaged is this? I’ve always been a fan of Urban Decay but their beauty releases lately have ‘slayed’ it with their packaging. This contour palette comes in a sturdy plastic case (like their Smoky palette) and features 5 creams from contour to colour correct and 4 powders.

I picked up the Shapeshifter in light-medium and as you can see the shades aren’t too light nor too dark. I would definitely recommend this if your light to medium skin tones.

I don’t think I have seen a palette designed like this before, keeping the powders and creams separately by a generously sized mirror. This makes it so easy to travel with, the palette would fit in most medium-sized bags!

Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter

L-R: Contour, Light Contour, Colour Corrector, Highlighter

So what we’re my first thoughts? The pigmentation is insane. I was so impressed with both the creams and powders of how much you can get from one swatch. The creams feel like full coverage but they don’t feel sticky nor too drying to crack. I was a little worried about the contour shade being too dark but once I dabbed this onto my cheekbone with a sponge, it created a subtle bronze. The two colour correctors (3rd and 4th pan) did an amazing job of hiding any blemishes and I’ve recently had a breakout so my spots we’re covered too! The highlighter is basically a cream version of the powder and its a lovely pearl glow. If you own Mary-Lou you’ll love this.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter

L-R: Dark Contour, Medium Contour, Light Contour, Highlighter

The powders again have brilliant pigmentation, their slightly chalky so definitely tap off your brush before you apply to your face. You only need a little amount especially for the contour, I used a little of them both but noticed the medium contour was better for my face whereas the dark contour is nice for your collarbone. I absolutely love the highlight in this, as I mentioned above its VERY similar to Mary-Lou its kind of a universal shade that would look amazing on anyone. You can see the glow it makes on my selfie below. The light contour makes a great setting powder around your eyes!

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Overall I’m really impressed by the Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshitfer, it’s quite on the expensive side for £39 but if you think that’s 9 shades you’re getting, some contour palettes are only 4 shades for that price. It’s one of a kind this, for the amazing packaging, its travel friendly the only thing that’s missing is a brush! A double ended brush for the cream and powders would have made this perfect. I still love you though Urban Decay xo

Would you try this?

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  1. August 29, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    this looks incredible! didn’t even know this existed until your review but you’ve well and truly won me over!

  2. Sophie in Wonderland xo
    August 29, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    Such pretty photos of a gorgeous palette! Lovely review xox

    • September 10, 2017 / 5:53 pm

      I know I’ve never seen a palette so nicely designed

  3. August 30, 2017 / 1:20 pm

    This palette looks so gorgeous totally want to try it, great review lovely!X

    • September 10, 2017 / 5:51 pm

      So pretty isn’t it, thank you!! x

  4. Nicole Hurst
    August 30, 2017 / 2:21 pm

    This palette looks beautiful! its nice it has both cream and powders contours x
    Nicole Nicoleannx

  5. August 30, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    I’ve been lusting after this little palette for SUCH a long time and I think that I’m going to have to pick it up after reading this post. I agree that the cream contour shade looks a little bit scary for us lighter skinned gals, but I’m willing to give it a go!

    Olivia – The Northernist x

    • September 10, 2017 / 5:49 pm

      Eeek I hope you like it if you do! I know it does blend quite nice though I was surprised! x

  6. katiemeehann
    September 4, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    This palette looks beautiful! I’ll have to go check it out in store and potentially buy it!

  7. September 5, 2017 / 6:51 am

    The photos illustrating this post are very impressive.

  8. September 14, 2017 / 4:43 am

    Love Urban Decay and have been wanting to try this contour kit! Think I might splurge on it now 🙂

    • October 3, 2017 / 7:24 pm

      I love it, its so good at contouring especially if your just learning 🙂

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