Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body in Aura for holiday 2014 is a new addition this season and boy is she a BEAUTY!
The original Naked Illuminated shade in Luminous isn’t nearly as mesmerizing for me as Aura is. First of all let’s talk about what this actually is. It’s a lightweight baked powder with microfine shimmer in it. It’s actually baked on a terra cotta disc for 24 hours and finished off by hand. It’s smooth, silky and contains light-reflecting particles that create a great luminous radiant glow to your skin.
Aura comes in a pretty little box with a mirror and a brush, which is housed in a compartment underneath the powder. You can use this anywhere you want such as cheeks, collarbone, you name it. I prefer using it as a face highlighter because shimmery glitter on my body and clothing kind of makes me crabby. 😉
Aura is a soft pink with golden iridescent shimmer. It’s warm-toned and really beautiful. It gives this wonderful pink/gold glow on the skin and I am kind of in love with it. I really never used Luminous (the original one) ever but this one I think I’ll be using!
I barely have any on here, but you can see a hint of sheen on my cheeks. It’s more obvious in person than on camera though.
This will be available starting on September 13th on the Urban Decay website as well as in Sephora, Ulta and select Macy’s stores and online at Sephora, Ulta, Macys and beauty.com.
What do you think about Aura? Do you like it more than Luminous?
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