8 March 2013

❤ Urban Decay Beauty Balm Review ❤

Hi Lovelies!
Firstly, I have to share some amazing news with you :D I go the Elemis Spa JOB!! - I mentioned it in my last post and I'm so excited to work with a brand that I love so much anyway, so I just wanted to update you all quickly haha. As you might know I have been loving Urban Decay Recently and a lot of their products have featured in my recent reviews and also in my recent make up routine. I hope you don't mind seeing so much Urban Decay loving, but when I'm passionate about something I just can't contain myself and have to write about it haha. I also took to twitter to ask what you lovelies wanted to see and it seemed that the Urban Decay BB was the most popular choice. So, I have been really loving my UD NAKED Skin foundation which I reviewed below if you would like to check it out. However, I have been loving and I mean seriously loving the Urban Decay Beauty Balm, and I'm actually so excited to tell you my thoughts about this product. I have always loved Urban Decay for their beautiful eyeshadow range, but I never really thought of them as a "skin" brand and trust me I'm so shocked that my YSL and Chanel foundations have been kicked to the side recently, so it must be good stuff haha. So, I will get right into my review which I hope will be useful to you if you are looking to invest, or if you just fancy a good old beauty read :D
Some product information ?
A five-in-one beauty balm that minimizes pores, lines, wrinkles, and redness instantly and gives you significantly firmer, more-lifted skin in eight weeks. The multitasking Naked Skin is like an instant retoucher in a tube. Optical blurring pigments instantly even out skintone and minimize pores, lines, wrinkles, and redness. SPF 20 shields skin from sun damage and Pepha®-Protect helps inhibit DNA damage. Vitasource™ and Glyage® firm skin, improve elasticity, and provide measurable antiaging benefits, while the extremely blendable formula creates a smooth finish, so makeup goes on beautifully and stays put. 
My initial thoughts ?
I really haven't been sold on the whole BB thing, but this is definitely a product that has changed my mind. It smooths out my complexion and feels really hydrating, but even better its probably the best foundation primer I have ever used. It's also oil free which is great for me as I have combination skin and I think makes it a great option for people with normal/combo/oily skin types. 
As you can see its quite warm toned, but it blends out pretty clear :)
[Blended]

What I like ?
I think I must really like it because I'm very excited even just writing this post haha. After using it for around three weeks now, I actually believe that this product could deliver its 8 week promise of radiant, smoother and an improved skin tone. If your skin is relativity good then this BB would be fine for use alone, but my preferred used is under my UD Naked Skin Foundation. I'm actually in love with the finish that these two products provide, as its perfect but it really does look like skin. I have found that the BB also calms down some of my redness, and this is a huge plus for me. It has a lovely scent and despite being a "one colour fits all" product, I really don't think many people would have an issue as it actually goes transparent when rubbed in. However, this product is definitely a perfecter opposed to a cover up kind of product. 

What I don't like ?
There isn't much I dislike about this product as its really working for me, but I do like to take a broader look at products, as I know my reasons for loving it won't suit everybody. Firstly, I think if you are looking for coverage then you would be better off trying either another BB, or maybe a tinted Moisturiser. When applied this product perfects my skin and reduces my redness, but if I have a blemish it doesn't really cover it as such, but it does improve the general look of your skin.

Overall ?
A fantastic product that can be worn alone to perfect, as well as being worn as a primer under your favourite foundation. It smells gorgeous and also has loads of beneficial ingredients, which I actually believe will work within 8 weeks. I do think that a primer would be its most effective use for most people, as it really does help your foundation go on a lot smoother, as well as keeping the product in place. You can find this product at the House Of Fraser or Debenhams for £23.00 for 30ml. I would love to know your thoughts about this product, will you be buying it ?

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29 comments

  1. I have skin that has a lot fo blemishes and was thinking of this product.. but I think i will try a more cover up BB creme and then when my skin has improved, look into this one! Great review :)
    http://misskirstyworsty.blogspot.co.uk/
    x

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  2. Congratulations on getting the job! It's a massive achievement in toady's times!

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

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  3. This sounds lovely, I think I would use it as a primer :) xx

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    1. I agree :) its nice on its own, but I think its best used as a primer :D
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  4. You should definitely do another post at 8 weeks to compare the difference and see if it lives up to the expectations. This sounds amazing, I want radiant skin! However, my skin is very dry so the oil free big may cause a problem! Brilliant review though lovely.

    www.thumbelinalillie.com
    Megan xxx

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  5. Congrats again on your new job! Sounds so exciting :D I've never tried any of UD base products but this really does sound lovely. We have a similar skin type so I'm very tempted to try this out!

    www.absolutebeaut.com

    xx

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  6. Congratulations on your new job, it must be very exciting! This BB cream sounds really great- I was hoping for a photo of the BB cream blended out though :) BB creams usually don't have much coverage so are great for everyday wear!

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    1. Hi Lovely :)

      I did have an image, but it wouldn't upload for some reason :( but it actually blends out as clear, but its the reflecting pigments that help to improve the tone of your skin.

      Hope that has helped! x

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    2. Thanks for the blended out pics lovely! The formula looks great and it blends out so flawlessly :) I need to have a look around where I can get Urban Decay products in Australia!

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  7. I'm in love with BB Creams, I'll have to give this a try! I'll add it to my wish list!

    I've just posted my latest weekly wants: http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  8. Congrats on the job *yay* so exciting, I love their products.... *hint* lol xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I have so much from UD on my wishlist at the moment, although I did buy a few things last weekend! You have made me want to try this BB cream so much its been put right to the top of the list haha. Congrats on your new job!! xx

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  10. CONGRATULATIONS honey!!!! That's amazing, what an incredible brand to work for!!!!!! I love the look of this.. and I LOVE all of your UD posts, as Urban Decay is my favourite brand! Keep them coming :D xx


    Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  11. Congratulations on the job hun! :) bet you're so excited!!!

    I've never used any of their face products either so I might have to add this one to my list xx

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  12. Fantastic that you got the job! :) Love the review. I'm still not quite sold on BB creams but I think UD is wooing me slowly ;)

    Roxy's Box of Tricks  
    xx

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  13. Congrats on the job!
    This product looks amazing! Might have to go and give it a try!

    Beth-Lou's Beauty Blog

    xx

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  14. Congrats on the job! Lovely review sugar! Something I think I am going to have to add to my wish list!

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Really good review! Yeah as mentioned above, was hoping for an image with the bb cream blended out!

    Nonetheless, I enjoyed this! May go try it out :)

    xx, Sam

    http://samantha--ashley.blogspot.sg/

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    1. The blended out pics are now there :) x

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  16. this product sounds fab - it's on my list xx

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  17. So great that this actually delivers what it promises, sounds amazing. Really enjoying your blog, India x

    themaibug.blogspot.com

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  18. I live in the Philippines and I've been used to buying Beauty Balms from different korean brands! I've been hesitant to try out BB creams from western brands because I've gotten used to the belief that korean brands make the best bb creams! Your review is slowly starting to change my mind on western bb creams! might check it out soon. :)

    http://www.maxinemarcelino.com/

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  19. This sounds like such an amazing product and so perfect for spring, think I'll have to invest! great review honey :) xxx

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  20. This sounds great, I adore Korean bb creams so I don't find the European versions as good but this sounds interesting!

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  21. Oooo, I'm tempted to try either this or the Naked Foundation. Both seems too much for me! I think I'll go with this because it looks like a nice travel/Summer/Spring product. Although the one colour fits all makes me a little worried...

    Emily Jane xo

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  22. Have you tried the Dr Jart BB? if so, wondered how this compares? Great review xx

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  23. Honestly I've never even heard of this product (I must live under a rock) but your review speaks pretty highly of it that I'm pretty tempted to try it myself!

    By the way, I think it's perfectly fine to blog about the products you love even if they are all one brand because well, you love them! XD

    Thanks for such a thorough review...next time I step into sephora I'm going to swatch it myself~

    http://geekypinkness.blogspot.ca/

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  24. I'm not sold on the BB cream trend yet, and unfortunately don't think it's a product I would reach for often even if I did have one in my collection. My skin has a lot of redness at the moment, and I favour medium to full coverage foundations because I'm so self-conscious about it. Thanks for a great review nonetheless!

    Allie
    http://ordinaryallie.blogspot.ca

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