Size: 1 oz.
Features: 24 shades | Luminous Demi-Matte Finish | Buildable Coverage
When I first started getting into makeup one of my least favorite things was foundation. Foundation just takes so long to get right on my skin plus getting a correct color match use to take an act of Congress…and we all know what that can be like. However, I recently got color matched at a Sephora but someone who knew what they were doing, without that stupid machine, and finally got me a correct shade! From there it’s been easy to pick shades in other foundations so I took the time to try out a foundation I’ve been wanting to try for a while, the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation.
Before we get into what I thought about the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation, let’s talk about what exactly it’s supposed to do. According to Sephora’s description it’s supposed to be a luminous demi-matte foundation. What does that mean though? Well a demi-matte finish is a more natural finish, it’s not dewy but it’s not completely matte either. The luminous part means that it has a bit of a glow behind the foundation. Don’t mistake luminous for glowy though, those are two separate things. Dewy foundations have a sheen to them while luminous is a glow. Sephora also says that the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation has buildable coverage. This means that you can wear it as a low to medium coverage or you can let the first layer set and go in with another layer for a more full coverage look…supposedly. Is any of this true though?
One more thing before we talk about whether or not it’s good! The color range. There are currently 24 shades available in the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation line and I think that number is larger than when it first launched. Urban Decay numbers the Naked Skin Foundation with a system of .0’s and .5’s. Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundations that end in .0 are warm toned while the ones that end in .5 are cool toned, there are even some 0.25 (neutral) and 0.75’s (golden) in the darker shades. I was color matched to 1.5 which is listed as “Fair Bisque with a subtle pink undertone”.
NOW let’s talk about the product! Okay starting with the color match. Being color matched to 1.5 in the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation was a perfect match. The shade is not so light that I look like Casper the Friendly Ghost but it’s not so dark that you can see an obvious makeup line. As for the color of the shade, the bisque gives enough to match my warm undertones while the subtle pink undertone gives enough to match the little bit of cool tone that I have. Applying the foundation was a dream; it glides on easily, sets quickly but not too quickly, and building the coverage is easy to do (even though it’s not something I do all that often). The one thing that I was afraid of was that when it dried down that it would cling to my dry spots and that didn’t happen. The Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation is “dewy” enough that it’s not clingy but I love that it’s not so dewy that it looks unnatural.
Overall I found that I really enjoyed the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation. I think my favorite part was the luminosity of it. It wasn’t so luminous that I couldn’t wear highlighter or that I looked like a disco ball. However, it was luminous enough that I was able to skip, read save, my Becca Backlight Filter Primer and go back to my Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum when I wear it, which I’ve missed! If you haven’t tried this yet you really should, however, if you’re weary of putting down $40 on a foundation then I would suggest heading to your local Sephora to get a sample to try out first!
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