I’ll have to give internet shopping some credit: it has lead me to try a lot of makeup colours I wouldn’t necessarily pick up if I’d seen them in real life. It’s just a side effect of the medium – no matter how good the product images, you’re still not entirely sure as to what it looks like.
Which brings me to Urban Decay Nooner Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss. There is no way I would’ve picked up this pinky-caramel nude gloss, let alone purchased it. There’s just something about medium nude lip products that put them into my blind spot when it comes to buying for my personal collection. Memories of brown lipsticks in the mid 90s, maybe?
Whatever it is, it means that there’s a whole variety of lip products I always bypass in real life, but are semi-regularly surprised by when I (accidentally) purchase them via the magic of internet shopping.
Nooner is a pink-based caramel nude in a semi-sheer formula with just a hint of sparkle. It has a soft creamy finish, with a fairly lightweight formula and a sweety minty taste. The sparkle is extremely subtle, both fine enough not to look glittery and not feel gritty on my lips after Nooner has begun to wear or fade away.
The lipfeel of Nooner is very moist but not sticky, primarily from the generous inclusion of hyaluronic acid and avocado and rosehip oils, with a nice bouncy softness that seems to stay on my lips after the gloss itself has worn away or been removed.
The wear time on Nooner is right on average for a lighter textured lipgloss, around an hour at full shine and completely worn away by about four hours.
Well played, Nooner. Another caramel nude has stealthed its way into my personal collection, and I’m very pleased by it.
Looking through the other colours in the Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss line – and I’m not cheating my looking for swatches online, just winging it by looking at colour squares on the Mecca site! – I’m feeling the vibe of Walk of Shame, Liar and Love Child. Next payday, we’ll talk.
Who: Urban Decay
What: Urban Decay Nooner Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss
How Much: AUD$30
When: available now
Where: Mecca Maxima, Sephora (US)
This item was purchased by swatchgirl.com.