Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Foundation in Shade 4.0

I've been testing Urban Decay's Naked Skin Foundation since this summer and I guess it's time I share my thoughts on it.  I also bought the Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush which I adore.  I cannot say enough good things about it.  It is definitely my favorite foundation brush.

Let's talk about the foundation.  It's a very fluid foundation, almost watery. It blends very well with the brush or your fingers and really does look natural.  I would say it's a light to medium coverage.  UD claims that it has Anti-Wrinkle and lifting ingredients but I don't use it exclusively so I can't really tell you if it works.  It is also supposed to be fragrance free but mine smells a lot like medicine. My cousin who has the same foundation says she smells nothing but I have a great sense of smell (my husband swears I'm part blood hound).  Maybe I got a bad batch.  This foundation feels comfortable on my skin but I wouldn't say it was moisturizing.  I have pretty dry skin right now and I have to use a moisturizer before I put it on.

This is a pretty good foundation if you want to look natural, if you have major skin concerns I probably would skip it and try something else.  For what it's worth, I won't be repurchasing it.

What Urban Decay's website say's about the product:

Whoever said 'you can't have the best of both worlds' never tried Naked Skin. Not only does our new light-as-air foundation give you the buildable coverage you desire - it also looks and feels like you're wearing absolutely nothing.

Naked Skin uses light-diffusing spheres to 'blur' imperfections for a luminous, demi-matte finish that feels invisible but looks professionally retouched. Naked Skin is oil-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, and loaded with nourishing ingredients:

Matrixyl 3000-Anti-wrinkle and lifting peptides restore and maintain skin's youthful appearance while increasing elasticity.

Litchiderm (derived from lychee fruit) - Protects the skin from dehydration, oxidative stress and accelerated aging, resulting in a brighter, more radiant complexion.

Green Tea & Vitamin E - These anti-oxidants neutralize free-radicals and promote collagen production for smooth and supple skin.

Sodium Hyaluronate - Holds and attracts water for optimal hydration, circulation and nutrient absorption, making skin smooth, soft and youthful.

Our range of 18 meticulously calibrated shades use a numbering system to help you choose your perfect match. Shades ending in '.0' are warm (yellow/olive undertones). Shades ending in '.5' are cool (rosy/neutral undertones).

For professional results, we recommend you apply, buff and blur your way to a flawless finish with our Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush. Designed specifically for Naked Skin, the densely packed shape of this amazing brush distributes makeup evenly and perfectly buffs out the light-diffusing spheres for a soft-focus finish. Don't have the brush? You can also apply using your fingers or sponge - Naked Skin always blends beautifully.

Fill Weight: 30ml / 1 oz








L:before makeup  R: with Makeup

xoxo,
Adriana


6 comments:

  1. I also hate the smell. I can't describe it either, maybe like weird chemicals. I don't care for this foundation.

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    1. Yes, sometimes i think it smells similar to gasoline. I'm glad I'm not the only one who smells it. I think it's a pretty good foundation finish wise but it's not amazing by any means and I won't buy it again with that smell.

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  2. When I was in the US last autumn I tried the foundation at Sephora. For me personally the coverage is not enough. I like the packaging though ;) By the way, what is your shade in MAC?

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    1. Hello friend! Don't gasp but I don't wear MAC foundation. I tried it once but didn't like it. I don't even remember what shade the sales associate said I was. It was so long ago and I haven't tried it again since. What is your favorite MAC foundation? Maybe I'll try it again.

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    2. I don't use MAC Foundations, too, but it is very helpful to know which shade you are because you can relate to that more often as many blogger write reviews about foundations and compare them with MAC shades :) That is my solution when I have to order a foundation online and I'm not able to try it on my own skin. That can be quite risky :D

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    3. That's a good idea Jule, next time i go to the mall I will visit the MAC counter and have my skin matched to a shade. Thank you for the tip!

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