Urban Decay: Naked Skin Foundation Review
I had no “need” to switch foundations, then in an interesting turn of events I became curious about this new “Naked Skin” concept that Urban Decay was rolling out. The moment I heard that it was infused with the powerful anti-wrinkle peptide Matrixyl 3000, I was off to the races! I courted the Urban Decay display for 48 hours trying to talk myself out of it. ”I don’t need another foundation”, I told myself, hoping this would get me and my debit card out of the store scott free! Of course I began playing with the swatches and color match card that Urban Decay so wonderfully supplied the store and I was a goner. My before and after photos below speak for themselves, but let me share with you a bit of awesomeness that I experienced with the product.
Naked Skin Foundation ($38 USD)
As Urban Decay describes, the formula is incredibly light weight, but still gives you a great coverage level for those blemishes and freckles in my case. Shockingly it did not appear that I was wearing foundation at all. My pores looked refined (which is an act of God), and the foundation did not “sit” on top of my skin like foundations can sometimes appear. My skin was bright and balanced without the need for my usual “pound” of concealer and corrector. Besides being infused with Matrixyl 3000, UD Naked Skin also includes Litchiderm which is a brightening agent, and antioxidant green tea. The flawless demi matte finish that this foundation provides makes it universal for all ages and skin types. This is not a full coverage foundation, however you will achieve a more flawless finish and feel with this foundation than most full coverage foundations can provide you. There are 18 shades to choose from in the Urban Decay Naked Skin line. I am cool toned and was matched as a 3.5 in the foundation. Also of particular note the shades ending in .5 are for cool toned folks and the .0 shades are better suited for warm toned individuals.
Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush ($24 USD)
“Amber, why do I need the brush, can’t I just buy the foundation and be on my way”? Sure you can, friend! This is what I originally planned to do myself, not going to lie BUT, and its a big BUT, the moment you touch the brush you will instinctively know that the brush is a no brainer. The dense bristles distribute the foundation evenly and gently, but perhaps more importantly, the finish that the brush provides mimics that of an airbrushed foundation application. The brush’s handle is made of recycled aluminum and is weighty which I personally prefer. The bristles are synthetic of course, but are soft, simulating natural fibers. For the $24 price tag you are getting a great brush, and the combo is truly stellar.
Where to Purchase
Urban Decay (UD offers an amazing love it or leave it guarantee, so you have nothing to lose by trying it!)