Review: Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation
I bought this foundation in early 2015 after being matched for the shade 2.0 at Ulta. There is a lot to talk about with this product so let’s get right into it!
First of all, I adore the packaging. It’s sleek, it looks and feels very high-end, and it comes with a pump. The clear bottle and silver lid looks nice overall and it’s easy to travel with. You get 30 ml of product and it’s lasted me ages. I used this every single day last winter and spring, as well as a bit this fall, and I still have a lot of foundation left.
The formula is extremely aqueous and it moves around a lot as you pump it onto the back of your hand. I think it looks best when applied with a damp sponge or beauty blender, but a lot of the product is absorbed by the sponge so if you’re worried about wasting it, use a kabuki brush instead! This foundation has sheer to light coverage and it spreads quite evenly with a somewhat matte, somewhat satin finish.
While I love the idea of this foundation, the product definitely isn’t for me. For one, I was matched in the dead of winter for it and it no longer matches my skin tone now that I use a tanning lotion during the winter. I also prefer a foundation that will give you a glow, and this one has more of a matte finish.
If I had researched this product before I bought it I don’t think I would’ve made the purchase, and I won’t be repurchasing it.
Another problem I had was with my dry patches. I have normal to combination skin and I didn’t think it was very dry, but when I apply this foundation it emphasizes my dry cheeks and makes them look flaky. It looks great on my oily forehead, but definitely not on the dry areas of my face. Therefore, if you have dry skin you will want to skip out on this one.
However, I think this foundation would be great for anyone with oily skin looking for a light coverage foundation! There are a ton of shades to choose from, including warm and cool variations. I wish I had this in a slightly darker color so that I could wear it in the summer when my skin isn’t dry anymore. It’s available for $40.00 at Ulta, Sephora, Macy’s, etc. and online here!
Do you like the Urban Decay Naked product line? I love the eyeshadows of course, and I’ve heard the concealer is amazing, but this foundation wasn’t for me.