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About Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation
transforms your complexion. Skin looks natural, illuminated and bright
with a luminous demi-matte finish: like the beautiful skin you were born
with. Light-diffusing spheres provide a visible reduction in the
appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, blurring imperfections to make
you look professionally retouched. It’s the ultimate in ultra
Naked Skin Liquid Makeup provides truly buildable
coverage with a weightless feel and a luminous finish. And it’s loaded
with nourishing ingredients, including: Matrixyl 3000 (a powerful
anti-wrinkle peptide), protective and brightening Litchiderm,
antioxidant green tea and sodium hyaluronate for optimal skin hydration
and nutrient absorption. The sleek, hygienic pump provides more control,
with less waste of product. Oil- and paraben-free. Naked Skin Liquid
Makeup comes in a range of meticulously calibrated shades. (And Urban
Decay’s precise shade numbering system makes it easy to find your
First Impressions & Packaging…
I was originally recommended this product by a beauty-lover friend who, similarly to myself, deals with dry skin and hyperpigmentation. Her face always look flawless and natural when she was wearing this makeup, so that’s what convinced me to purchase my first high-end foundation.
The packaging is beautiful. I love that it’s in a clear, plastic bottle so that I can see when I am running low. And one pump of this stuff is the perfect amount to cover my face in a light layer. The foundation itself is very liquidy and blends really well.
Product & Application…
I use a brush and a stippling motion to help press the foundation into my skin. It can be easy to see streaks in this foundation, because it’s so liquidy, but pressing the foundation into my skin (instead of swiping it) really helps to eliminate that issue.
As I mentioned, I have dry skin and have been battling with acne for a while now. My biggest demands for my foundations are that they cover my old acne spots and don’t dry out my skin. This foundation really delivers in both areas!
This does have a slight fragrance to it. I can’t put a finger on what it smells like (I seriously sat there sniffing my foundation for 5 minutes before giving up), but I don’t find it unpleasant at all. And I never notice any smell throughout the day while wearing it, so it fades very quickly after application.
Major Likes & Dislikes…
As I mentioned, this foundation is very liquidy — and the thing I like about that is that it gives you a very light application (that still provides coverage) and is very buildable. So I can customize it to my face’s needs that day.
Some days, if I have a particularly dry spot, this foundation can look cakey and flake in that area if you build it up too much. But I’ve found if you just use a very light application over that spot, it won’t cake up and won’t be as noticeable. The price is also pretty expensive…but compared to other foundations at Sephora, it isn’t that bad. And with how well my skin looks with this foundation….I think it’s worth it.
I love this Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation! I’ve already used up my original bottle and purchased a replacement immediately. Another aspect I love about this foundation is that Urban Decay offers it in a WIDE variety of shades. So no matter what your skintone and color….I am pretty sure you can find your match. This is definitely the best foundation I have ever tried so far!
When it comes to foundation, which do you prefer — high-end or drugstore? I find that I’m willing to pay more for high-end to ensure exact color match, long-lasting finish, and
something that won’t irritate or clog my pores. 🙂 I know you can find
them in drugstores…but it’s easier (for me) at Sephora. 🙂
I purchased the products mentioned above with my own personal money. I
was not compensated in any way for posting this review. I only
recommend products that I have used personally and believe will be
beneficial for my readers.
Natalie Hagen says
I don't use foundation often, but this looks like it may be great! Thanks for writing a review!
I have actually been using an AVON mousse foundation for quite a few years now. Wouldn't mind finding something different, but I guess when you find a good color you tend to stick with it!
Natalie – If you want a foundation that doesn't feel or look like your wearing foundation…I definitely recommend you give this one a try. 🙂
Patty – I hear you! It's always a struggle for me to find the right shade, so once I've finally discovered one that matches me like a dream….I can get really stuck in a rut. 🙂
Ryanne Wiswell says
Thanks for the review! This one is on my list of foundations i want to try, got it narrowed down to 3! Lol. My main concern was the coverage so your review helps! It sounds like i have the same needs in a foundation as you. I don't mind paying more for a good product that is good, or better, for my skin and gives me what I need. I've always believed that you get what you pay for too. Also, a good return policy helps! Lol. I love the BB cream from this line and noticed that it has a minty type smell, a fresh scent, to it. It's light and disappears quickly. Is that the scent you can't put your finger on?
Ryanne – I hear you — I love a foundation that I can control how much coverage I get. And, yes, I LOVE that Sephora will exchange/return products no questions asked, just keep the receipt. 🙂
Hmm, maybe so. I haven't tried out the BB cream before…but the scent isn't strong at all. And definitely goes away quickly. I never noticed it, but when I was writing the review I thought to take a good smell and see if I could put a finger on it. It's not strong, at all!