Right! If you haven’t heard the news, Urban Decay is finally coming back to South Africa. Their first stand alone store opens in Sandton City on 9 July and more are supposed to follow suite but I don’t know when.
I’ve been a big fan of the brand forever, having first stumbled across some of their shadows in the sale bin at Edgars about twenty years back. (God, I’m sooo old!) Back then, dinosaurs roamed the earth and Urban Decay’s shadows still had a manhole aesthetic, but came in cutesy little tins with screw tops. (Also, their lipsticks where housed in metal tubes shaped like bullet casings!) I remember being blown away by how amazingly pigmented their shadows were and even went back to the store the next day to scrounge for more shades but they were all gone and then the brand disappeared from SA shores. Since then, I’ve been snapping up my favourite things on eBay as well as when I travel.
Interestingly, my favourite Urban Decay item isn’t one of their shadows. It’s turned out to be their wondrous li’l eye shadow primer potion. At R280 it’s a regte steal as a single tube will last you a zillion million years.
I’ve tried several shadow primers over the years but none of them have ever managed to work as hard as Urban Decay’s does, so I keep going back to it. I swipe it on my lids every morning, wait a few seconds, slap on any old shadow and it literally looks freshly applied until I finally take it off. Shadow creases? Never heard of ’em! Also, a little goes a long way. I can easily make a tube last about a year and I wear make-up almost every day of my life.
But ja, let’s get back to the eye shadow. The jewels of Urban Decay’s empire are most definitely their ultra lustable bestselling shadow palettes – Naked 1 (bronze toned), 2 (cool toned) and 3 (rosey toned) and new Smoky.
My darling li’l sis spoiled me with Naked 1 about two years ago and I’ve never looked back. It fulfils all my eye shadow dreams and more in that many of the colours I don’t even use. The palette you’re seeing in these piccies, by the way, is a new one (thank Urban Decay SA!) and not my original dude has he’s just not photogenic anymore. Poor guy’s been living a thug life, being lugged along wherever I go, to the point that his ‘fur’ is coming off and my favourite shadow, Smog, is almost showing pan.
Despite being a cool-toned blonde, Naked 1 is definitely my best fit. I know this because Mands and I agonised over each one in Sephora for so long I think the snooty French sales woman thought we were shop lifters. Also, because I’m disgustingly spoiled, I also got to toss a few shadow singles into my trolley but here’s my secret shame… I haven’t even opened them as all my shadowy fantasies are being fulfilled by this palette!
Despite having a host of shades to pick from, for the most part, I tend to use just four of them – two golden-y ones for a day/summer eye and a slightly cooler duo for night-time/winter. Thus, I give unto thee my two staple eye shadow looks courtesy of my Naked palette that I’m clearly underutilizing in a massive way, but hey, I’m all about ease and speed.
There are a few other Urban Decay gems I’d like to tell you about but I’ll save that for after the launch next month in case I discover a few new besties after that. In the mean time, hands up if you want to win a Naked palette! Urban Decay have kindly given me an original Naked palette to give away, just like my own, and I’m making winning it all too easy.
To stand a chance to win, simply leave a comment below telling me what you suspect your favourite shade in the palette will be – or is if you’ve already tried it! Another way to enter? Hit me up on twitter with ‘Hey @lipglossgirl, I’d love to win an #UrbanDecaySA Naked palette’ and be sure to include the link to this post.
This competition closes at 5pm on 24 June 2016 and is only open to South African residents. A random number generator is going to decide your fate and the winner will be announced shortly after the competition closes.
Good luck girls!
This competition is now closed. A big congrats to winner Andri Groenewald.
180 thoughts on “Urban Decay is coming to South Africa (yay!) and I’ve got a Naked palette that you could win (double yay!)”
Virgin , Naked , Buff ……love them all
I recon I’ll be a half baked dark horse kind of gal!
Looks like Sin will be my fave. Love the look of the shade and shimmer. Fingers crossed!
Toasted – looks like gingerbread! Xxx
oh help also love toasted, hustle too
Omw I would loooovvve to win this I have been eyeing this palette for such a loooong time and would really love to own it. ‘Smog’ looks so amazing and ‘sin’. I’m sure if I owned this palette every colour will definitely be my favourite. Shared on twitter my twitter handle is @b_balutto 🙂
Naked or buff looks AMAZING, will definitely suit my skin tone. Its difficult finding nude tones for darker indian skin but this looks fabulous:)
Hey my favourite color I assume would be smog but there are too many to choose from, naked eyeshadow palettes have been on my wish list like forever!
I received Naked Palette 2 from the shores of California for my birthday earlier in the year and the staying power and texture is everything it’s cracked up to be. Also dying to finally try the setting spray, if I can get a Joburger to send me some or UD eventually ventures south to the Mother city. Thanks for the heads up on the eye primer and holding thumbs on the palette that’s up for grabs.
I think my favourite shade will be Gun Metal….Or maybe Smog…Can we choose all?
Half baked =D
Smog and Toasted for sure! These colors all just look amazing and I’d love to try them all 🙂
I wish I could choose all but if I had to pick one it would be: Half Baked
Stunning gold shimmer shade great for all year round
Fingerscrossed its my Birthday on the 9th July hope its my lucky day 🙂
I LOVE the look of SIn & Half Baked & Smog!!! And pretty much all of them!
Would love to get my sticky paws on this palette
They all look absolutely gorgeous, but I’m loving the look of Sidecar and Hustle! ❤
I think Hustle? I have green eyes so it will look faboo!
Smog and Half Baked look good for the lid as Im olive skinned, and have been dying to get my hands on the Naked palette. The closest Ive come to duping any UD, is the LA Girl nude palette in the rose tones. I dont think there is a shadow in the Naked that I wouldnt use!
OOOHHHHHH!!!! So pretty. Loving the look of Naked, Buck and Hustle. Absolutely love it.
Dark horse for me, but I’ll pretty much use every colour. Yay!
Most definitely toasted
I’m dying to try half-baked!!!!
Smog and hustle 😍
This is the palette I so badly want to get my hands onto. Awesome giveaway. Fingers crossed.
I think toasted & sin would be my fave! Getting married in October – would be amazing wedding colours!
This is such an amazing giveaway…wow. Shared on twitter too(@flutterbymegs)
Would reaaallly love to win I need these in my life and “sin” is my favourite and would really suit me:) Pleeeeaaaase pick me!!!
Smog and sidebar are totes ma vibe!
oooh lovely! I love sin and toasted 🙂 holding thumbs!!
Oooooh totally loving Darkhorse. Crossing everything crossable to win 🙂
I think toasted and naked will be my favourite shades.
I’m more of a Sidecar or Half Baked metallic eyeshadow kind of girl. I have heard that they apply SO creamy and smoothly, and can’t wait for them to launch a store near Cape Town.
I just fell in love with “smog” and “toasted” They are absolutely gorgeous.
OMW!! so excited, toasted will be my fav I think 🙂 🙂
Leigh! Ek hou van ‘Virgin’- dit sal baie mooi met my complexion lyk 🙂
Ek weet nie wat is die regte woord vir ‘complexion’ in afrikaans- I couldve googled it, but I’m too lazy.
They all look lovely, but my favourites look to be sidecar and smog!!
Toasted looks perfect for me
I have a suspicion that all these colours… Smog, Dark Horse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep and Gun Metal will be my favourites! 😁
They all look amazing but if I have to pick one it would be smog 😊
I think smog will be my favourite
I am in love with Hustle. All the shades are pretty gorgeous!!!
Sidecar and half baked are definitely going to be perfect for me! I am dying to own this palette and crying cause I live in George so its gonna be a while before I get my hands on one even tho they launch in SA. A Beauty lovers worst nightmare is watching the jhb girls go to the launch and I can’t have nothing lol. Anyways this would soothe my soul.
Also tweeted (@Mel_delaCroix)
Dark Horse looks nice and sultry.
I am in love with Hustle. All the shades are pretty gorgeous 🙂 🙂 🙂 That makes a tough choice. Would love to own this palette.
I can’t wait to have smog, because you know, you have to let me win!
There are quite a few catching colours – my first pick will be Smog 🙂
This palette has all the colours you need for a day/night look. So versatile
Sidecar and Sin look amazing.
I think I will love Hustle the most, it looks amazing on you.
Hustle is my favourite! Wish I could afford the brand as a student!
Toasted,Hustle,Sin all of them love love love
Luv gun metal and toasted 😍
Looks like Sidecar will be my jam!
Half Baked 😍
Dark horse and naked look AMAZING!
Definitely Smog! Love Sidecar as well ❤️
Love the look of Hustle, Smog and Dark Horse ❤
Sidecar and Buck look UHMAZING!! Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway Leigh! x
YAAAS! What I’d do to get my grubby paws on one of these 🙂 Side Car looks killer!!!!
Oh my goodness, Hustle looks like it would perfectly compliment my hazel eyes, the whole pallet in fact because it’s so damn beautiful! This baby would be the perfect addition to any girl’s make up collection or LIFE for that matter! Having this palette in my life would me seriously happy 🙂 ♡
Sin & Darkhorse… gorgeous colours
Virgin and gun metal for a smokey eye look!!
So hard to choose between Toasted or Buck but buck would look so good in the cut crease of my eye and it’s sooo versatile so opting for that color! Love this pallette, been wanting one for as long as they have been out! ❤
I’ve been eyeing these palettes for so long and would love to win one. I think sidecar is my favourite shade. I’ve been into shiny pinkish shades lately and would die to try it out. 😍 So excited for urban decay SA
Sin, naked and half baked!! 🙂
Stunning stunning stunning sidecar and sin will be my favorite for sure!
All such stunning colours! But wow are sin and darkhorse gorgeous! I’m sure they’d be my favourite shades 🙂
Hustle & Sin are definitely my faves. I love that the palette has some colour in it as well because all I have are nude palettes but this is good mix of both 😬
Toasted looks sooooo beautiful 😊
Wow, how can one choose! They are all absolutely gorgeous. I love sidecar and darkhorse. 😉
Gosh I would have to guess that Sidecar or Smog would suit me best, but would have some fun trying them all out and seeing how they look!!
Sin, side car and gunmetal for me thanks
It’s a toss up between Creep & Gun Metal!
Toasted looks gorgeous and so does smog!
I think my favourite shade will be Dark Horse
Smog looks like a winner to me. Thank you.
Naked and buck look like great everyday colours but I am so keen to try them all and to make them all work for me! This would be amazing 😊 xx
Love the look of sidecar, hustle and smog (but all of them look stunning to be honest) 👌😀
Love the look of hustle,smog and side car but all of them look stunning to be honest 👌😀
I am HALF BAKED that you are giving away this palette Leigh aaaaaaand that Urban Decay is back in SA!!!!!
Sin and half baked…
Naked and half-baked look amazing. In love!
OMG how do you even choose!! If it comes down to itit, it just can’t not discriminate between Sin and Half Baked… #UrbanDecaySA
Naked! I think I would wear it together with Buck. All so pretty and sparkly and best of all very natural-looking which I’m all about! Thanks for the great review will def check out in store. x
Smog and Toasted for sure
I have been dying to try Urband decay, my favourite colours will be Sin, Sidecar and Smog! Would love to win this 😉😘
WHOOOWEEEEE IM IN LOVE WITH THE SMOG…AND WOULD ABSOLUTELY LOVE TO WIN THIS FABULOUS PRIZE.
Ohh they are all gorgeous but definitely think Sidecar would be a fave and a constant go-to!
Fingers crossed x
Dark horse and creep look like they would be my Faves!
That Sidecar looks beautiful!!
Eye are the windows to the soul!! Definitely think Sin would help my blue eyes pop but then again there are a few I would love to experiment with!
Toasted would be my fav , but I can picture myself loving them all !!! Love the pigments in Urban Decays eyeshadow . Holding thumbs ! Shared via Twitter @LittleMissLee86
Toasted for sure
Toasted is so pretty! But actually they’re all wonderful ❤
Torn between dark hourse and toasted… Both stunning
Smog! I Love the colour!
Absolutely loving CREEP!!! I’ve waited for UD for EVER!!! So excited it’s finally in ZA!
Naked would be my first choice.
These shades are gorgeous! I would definitely want to try Sin first!
Creep looks amazing!
Have never tried their shadows or their pallets, looking very forward to their launch in SA! Looks like Sidecar and/or Sin will be a firm favourite xx
Definitely Sidecar, it’s hella pretty✨
Sin looks absolutely beautiful.
Smog is definitely my fave! Takes me from day to night 🙏🏽✔️❤️
Smog and Gunmetal ❤ ❤
I love sidecar. That with a little pinky toasted on the outer crease lifts a saggy tired mommy brow. Balance is key. No one likes too much of anything saggy and pink!
Sin would definitely go for me
Smog and Sidecar both look amazing!
There’s going to be serious competition between smog and dark horse. Stunning colours
I’d love to win this!! I’ve heard so many great things about this palette and I’d love to own one!!!😁😁😁 I think my favourite shade will be smog 😍 it looks so stunning! 👀💕
I feel like I’d love Smog and Dark Horse but Buck looks like it’d be an amazing transition shade! Hopefully I’ll get to try it for myself 🙂
I love Smog and Dark Horse, but Buck looks like it’ll be an amazing transition shade! Hopefully I’ll get to try it for myself 🙂
Half Baked would be the perfect colour for my bridesmaids when I get married on the 6th of August! And the fact that the brand is cruelty free, makes it even better! 🙂
Naked and Toasted 🙂
I have been dying to get my hands on this palette! I think Sidecar is a thing of absolute beauty
Definitely Creep! Such a awesome name and it does the best smokey eye ever!
SMOG, natural and bohemian type of feel to it.
I have never owned an Urban Decay product before but have always admired their incredible colours. This is the perfect winters treat!
Toasted ! 😀
I think Toasted
Ooooh Gun Metal!!
Eeek I can’t decide – let`s go with Toasted, Toasted and Toasted….
I suspect my favourite shades will be naked, toasted and hustle
Smog!!!! and Sin!!!! and Toasted!!!!! and Half Baked!!!!
Love love gun metal 😍
Half baked for sure!
Sin and sidecar look amazeballs!!
Half Baked is a great inbetweener!
So many beautiful colours to choose from. But I think I’ll love Buck,Smog and Dark Horse. I’m all about that brown lifestyle. #UrbanDecaySA #LotsOfLove
Definitly naked and buff together!!
HEY LEIGH 🙂
Its so hard to decide what my favourite colours are… I’m going to go with naked, sidecar, buck and darkhorse. Love the neutrals!
It’s so hard to decide… BUT I’m going to go with naked, sidecar and darkhorse 🙂
Hello Leigh……”DARK HORSE”…my favourite….wild & free!!!!!!
Hustle looks like it could be my everyday shadow! I’m more of a girl who likes to rock a edgier look day-to-day and this is just pure LOVE right here!
Half Baked looks absolutely gorgeous! I’d love love love to win since it’s my birthday next week Monday 🎉😍💟 holding thumbs!
Side Bar and Buck 🙂 absolutely gorgeous ❤
Sidecar and Buck!!! Absolutely gorgeous ❤
Definitely Half Baked! Perfect shimmery gold lid colour for blue eyes. Buck and Naked are perfect matte transition shades for the crease to lower brow bone, but I have to go with the knock-out lid colour.
Honestly how on earth can one choose a favourite??
Can I please choose the whole palette?
It’s such a Beautiful Little Treasure Box of Shadows!!!
Like I would do anything to get my hands on this ASAP 🙂 🙂 🙂
If I must choose just one fave, it’ll have to be Naked…
I’m in Love! ❤ ❤ ❤
Smog would be my go to shade for everyday look! Then hustle for a night time look.
It’s so hard to chooose! But I must go with naked – it’s beautiful! Love the whole palette, great post ❤
I’m sure toasted will be my fav – it’s an everyday colour 🙂
It is so hard to decide… Okay I’m going to go with darkhorse, sidecar and smog :).
I would lurve to own this palette. My fav colour might be hustle. It swatches gorgeously.
Choices! Smog is beautiful! ♥
Herewith my Tweet: https://twitter.com/Natashaler/status/745881171024814080
Naked! Love this colour.
OMW, Dark horse and Creep is to die for !!!!
Oh my Oh My, SMOG is deffffffs my fav colour… Looks like pure bliss!!
Let me get my slay on with gun metal asseblief skat.
Half Baked & Smog for sure!
Half baked & smog for sure
Half baked. Half Baked. HALF BAKED. _🙌😍
They’re all SO pretty! I think my fave’s would be naked and buck.
Love them all but think I would use Naked every day! Seriously gorgeous palette! Hope CT gets a store soon!!!
Toasted & Half Baked! Hustle is also too gorgeous! Like ’em all! 🙂
This palate is everything! Hustle is to die for ❤
I’m not mad at darkhorse and it pretty much sums me up.
Hustle for night, naked for day (lol sounds scandalous)
Half Baked & Toasted, such warm shades. Also love Hustle & Creep ❤
I will most defs be a smog girl! This palette is soooo pretty!
How can one choose…they are all stunning! I would go for sidecar and darkhorse. 😘
love “Darkhorse” and “Hustle” my fav colours that suit my skin tone and eyes
definitely “Hustle” what a sexy colour that is
love all the colours especially Darkhorse and Hustle for myself
awesome colours – love Hustle
Half Baked, absolutely love Urban Decay and so happy its coming soon to SA *happy dance*
Sin, naked, toasted and hustle. I just can’t decide, they are all so pigmented!