I picked up the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation a few months back, but never got around to reviewing it. I have been using this foundation a lot recently so I think it deserves a full review!
The packaging on this is really sleek looking, with nice metal accents. It’s a much taller bottle than most of my foundations, which I’m not a fan of. It’s not that it’s bad packaging, it’s just not the best fit for my current set up. It’s too tall to fit into my IKEA drawer that I’m currently using to store my makeup so it has to be laid on it’s side. Minor, but it does annoy me a little. This does come with a good quality pump, that really allows you to control how much foundation comes out. That’s nice because once I’ve got most of the coverage I like I can pump out a tiny bit to add to wherever I’d like a little more. Overall this foundation has pretty decent packaging.
More important than the packaging is the foundation itself of course. I always like to look at the claims to see if it holds up to what it promises. Even if it’s great, it can’t have claims it doesn’t meet. This foundation’s biggest claim is that it’s weightless and before even looking up the claims that’s what I noticed more than anything. When you put it on, it really feels like nothing on your skin. It also claims to be ‘invisible’, which describes it well. It covers your imperfections but it’s not obvious looking.
A third claim is that it’s buildable and I think that’s a fair claim as well. It’s excellent at building up, you can really make the coverage whatever you want or need it to be. I find that 2 layers is perfect for the kind of coverage I like. I consider the finish of this foundation to be a natural finish because it’s not fully matte, but it’s not all dewy either. In terms of shades, this comes in 18 shades, with shades ending in .0 being warm and 0.5 being cool toned. My shade is 0.5, which is the lightest shade they make. I do think it’s interesting that they don’t offer neutral undertones, which does serve lots of skin tones. Luckily the 0.5 is a perfect match for my fair skin.
The consistency of this is really runny, just slightly thicker than the L’Oreal Magic Nude Powder Foundation that was popular a while back. Despite being runny, the coverage is medium buildable. Lastly of course is the price, this is $39USD or $45CAD.
In all, I really like this foundation. On days where I’m going for a natural makeup look, this suits that well since it’s so light feeling. It’s the perfect foundation when you don’t want the feeling of makeup, but want to look pulled together. It honestly just looks like you have really good skin. I highly recommend this, especially to someone who doesn’t like the feeling of foundation, but still wants great coverage.
So there you have it! Have you tried this foundation? Let me know what you think in the comments below!
Bye for now!