The Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation is designed with light-reflecting pigments which means that it makes your skin appear more vibrant and radiant. This is definitely one of the reasons why I love it so much because as soon as I apply it I feel it changes my entire appearance and makes my skin look flawless, blurring over imperfections and creating a more luminous finish. The formula of this foundation contains green tea and sodium hyaluronate which hydrate the skin so the foundation never applies cakey and actually nourishes your skin while you wear it! It is suitable for all skin types, but for reference I have combination skin. I have some oil around my t-zone but the rest of my skin is normal with some acne scarring.
|Wearing Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Foundation - Shades 3.5 and 4.5 Mixed Together|
This foundation feels so natural on the skin, and it never transfers onto objects like clothing or mobile phones. I find it is really long-lasting and doesn't get oily throughout the day, even in more humid climates. It also doesn't contain any SPF so it photographs beautifully and would be great for any big events you may have where you want to look good on camera. I actually wore this foundation for my engagement party last year!
|Wearing Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in 4.5 For My Engagement Party|
The Shade Range
This foundation has one of the best shade ranges I've ever seen! It's so easy to understand, and there is literally a shade for everyone (I'm serious, they have 18 different shades for this foundation)! The shades range from 0.5 to 12.0 with 12.0 being the darkest. Any shade with a ".5" represents a cool tone, and ".0" represents a warm tone. I have both shades 3.5 and 4.5 but since I am more warm-toned I would probably grab 3.0 as my everyday shade. The cool shades are on the more neutral side so they might suit you as well. I use the lighter shade when I'm pale, the darker shade when I'm tanned and at the moment I am in between so I have been mixing them together.
|Left: No Makeup Except Brows Filled In & Primer Applied|
Middle: 1.5 Pumps of Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation
Right: Final Makeup Look with Powder Over Foundation (Blush, Eyeshadow, etc)
Well I think the results honestly speak for themselves, and I have not edited these pictures in any way except to put them side by side and add my watermark! You can see how much more glowy and luminous my skin looks from the foundation, the primer I used was Rimmel Lasting Finish Primer so it wouldn't have added to this effect, and you can see how the foundation really works.
Oddly enough, I have heard very little about this foundation throughout the beauty community but it is definitely an HG foundation for me and I will continue to preach about it. Atleast now I can link people to this blog post instead of rambling on about it daily!