17 February 2013

❤Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation❤

Hi Lovelies!
I'm back again with two posts in a row :D I have had this post written up for a day or so and couldn't wait to share it with you any longer haha. I have been really loving the brand Urban Decay lately, so you might be seeing a few UD reviews soon, it has also been a lot of fun trying out more of their well known products. I have been especially loving their NAKED foundation*, which has fast become my new favourite everyday foundation. Previously, I had always stuck by my Chanel and YSL foundations which are still among my favourites, but I have found that the NAKED foundation really works for me. Normally, after coming back from a day out my make-up would be a bit bleh and all over the place! but since using the NAKED foundation my make-up has stayed pretty much perfect all day long and even into the night.

About the foundation ?
(Urban Decay) Feels like wearing nothing, yet Naked Skin transforms your complexion. Skin looks natural, illuminated and bright with a luminous demi-matte finish: like the beautiful skin you were born with. This remarkable foundation is oil-free, paraben free and formulated with light-diffusing spheres that literally make you look professionally retouched. How does it work? Naked Skin uses optical blurring technology to blur your imperfections, making it the ultimate in ultra definition. This revolutionary makeup loads skin with a list of 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. Buildable coverage allows women to customize their look and makeup preference: from light to full coverage.
 [Shade 4.5]

[ The amazing pump system ]

What I liked ?
I think the factor that wowed me most about this foundation was how my skin looked the same as it did in the night as it did when I first applied the foundation. The texture of the fluid is very light, which is great because a light coverage can be achieved, but this foundation can also be built all the way up to a full coverage. The foundations I have used previously have all been light wearing, but I feel that this foundation is a lot more versatile and doesn't leave me patchy like some of my other foundations do. The texture is more matte than I have previously been used too, but I actually think this works better for my combination skin.

I'm really impressed with how well this foundation airbrushes my skin with just one pump, but i'm even more impressed by its lasting power on my skin. I use one pump for my everyday look, which is what i'm wearing in the images below, but I would probably use two pumps on a night out. The packaging is also very nice and quite similar to the YSL Touche Eclat Foundation, but because its plastic its a lot lighter to travel with. Plus it has an amazing pump dispensing system which makes getting the product out an absolute dream.

The foundation comes in so many shades with the .5 shades being more suited to neutral cool toned complexions and the full numbers being suited to warmer complexions. I love a well thought out product and I feel like the Naked foundation is really universal and would suit a variety of skin types and needs.

What I didn't like ? 
I can genuinely say that there isn't much to dislike for me when it comes to this foundation, as it stays put and makes my skin look and feel flawless. However, I always think that its important to try and get a sample before hand, as each persons skin preferences can be completely different. Always do your research and check other reviews out online, as this can really help you understand the product more from a few people's point of view.

Overall ?
I think if you are like me and have skin that is combination/oily but you want a foundation that can achieve a light coverage all the way to a full coverage then this might be the foundation for you. Its very good at airbrushing/blurring imperfections, but keeping the complexion looking natural and fresh. It has some lovely ingredients, as well as having no parabens which is a huge bonus. Overall, I'm extremely pleased with this foundation and I haven't had any issues with breakouts either :)

I also have the NAKED Beauty Balm on its way, so I will also be posting about that soon. I would love to know what you think about this foundation ? - Will you be trying it soon ?




  1. ive wanted to try this for abit, it sounds good for me, i might just have to splurge! great review :)


  2. i really reallly want this but going to have to wait till i see it in person so i can get the perfect shade

  3. Great review!! I HAVE to buy this!! we sound like we have a similar skintype so thats a plus :) I might go have a look through the week at this one :)

    Siobhan xxxx


    1. I have found this amazing with my normal/combo skin :D xx

  4. Great detailed review! The packaging really caught my eye, i wouldnt mind having this on my dresser haha


  5. this looks soo good! i think i might try this, on the lookout for a new foundation so may give it a whirl, haha xxx

  6. Wow! that foundation seems nice! I don't wear foundation... but if I did I'd probably try that one out! love your blog, I am a new follower!



  7. The finish looks quite similar to Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua in the photos! Seeing as it's a wee bit cheaper it may be worth a look! :) xx

    1. Its quite similar :) but it lasts a lot longer! and its better value :D

  8. I'm definitely going to be testing this out next time I'm at a UD counter!

    Megan xxx

  9. I've been wanting to try this out

  10. i own this foundation and i do like the coverage and light weight formula but it sometimes flakes around my nose, depends what kind of skin day i'm having! it is a very nice foundation though, i've used it on some of my clients with oily/combination skin and it looks fabulous!

    -ariel* xoxo

    1. I agree! I think this works great on combination skin types :D x

  11. Nice POst, I love your blog. Followed you.
    Follow back?



  12. Can I just say your hair is totally amazing! Also tempting to try this product now..
    Adela x


  13. Oh wow I never knew UD did foundation!! x

  14. Lovely blog!! Your hair is just amazing! Thank you for commenting on my blog www.ashlylondon.blogspot.com I just followed you xxx

  15. Amazing love this looks amazing :) will have to try for myself xx


  16. Your blog is really lovely! Such great posts, am now following :D

    Would love a follow back :D
    "Ice Cream" whispers Clara

  17. Great review love! I have been debating on getting this for a while!
    Thanks for following! I am following you too now!
    - Andrea Marie xx

  18. This sounds really good! I would love to try this too! Hope you like the BB balm as much as me! xx

  19. Love this review!i have overlooked this foundation for some time now, thinking UD were just good for eye stuff, but now, I think I will definitely be getting a sample! Followed your blog!xx

  20. I highly recommend this, I'm usually fussy with foundation but this delivered.

    H x

  21. I've only heard good things about this foundation, deffo adding to my wish list!x

  22. Oh my goodness, I just bought this yesterday and I absolutely love it - I even got the brush too!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  23. Great post! I love your blog. I'm your newest follower :) Would you mind checking out our blog & following back via GFC and Bloglovin'? Looking forward to your next post! xx


  24. OMG! I love your blog, so following you! Hope you can check out my blog :)


  25. Oh Urban Decay never disappoints me, I highly recommend this product as well!


  26. Hey thanks so much for the comment :D
    I love this review, its so much more detailed than most beauty bloggers do :) Also your hair is gorgeous, I'm your newest follower!


  27. When this foundation came out I stopped into Sephora 3-4 times to pick it up and every time my shade was sold out so i gave up. I still want to try it so I think I will check again next time:) x


  28. Great post my lovely! Still want to pick this foundation up :) just out of curiosity how do you apply it?? Xx


  29. Great review, so good to hear that it's so long lasting on you. I'm goog to see if I can get a little sample! xx

  30. This is a great review. Im following you! hope you can stop by and check mine too? :)

  31. I got the eye pallet for Christmas and I love it. Going to have to try this!


  32. Thanks for sending me your link on twitter! I really enjoyed reading this review, i've never actually heard of Urban decay before and I'm looking for a new foundation to try out so this is perfect timing! I hope I can find a shade to match my skin tone! Thanks for sharing :)
    Saadiya x


  33. This looks great! I might have to pick up a sample of it :)
    Samantha xo


  34. I am going to have to go to Sephora to get matched and try some samples at home. It looks lovely and I am glad to hear it is long lasting.

  35. this sounds like an amazing foundation! it's definitely going into my wish list! xx


  36. I've never tried this but will have to go pick up a sample!

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