When it comes to eyeshadow palettes, Urban Decay is a big favourite of mine. However, I had never tried anything for the face from the brand. When Lookfantastic announced that they started stocking Urban Decay I decided it was the perfect time to order the Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Makeup and see what this foundation would be like. The packaging looked really appealing to me and the overall idea of a ‘naked’ foundation did sound good to me as well. I have had this for over half a year now I suppose, so I think it’s about time I finally review this little guy. So, if you’re interested in finding out what this foundation is like and how well it works for me, make sure you continue reading this post!
The Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Makeup comes in the most stunning packaging ever. The bottle is made out of plastic, but it does look really luxurious in my opinion. The bottle part of the component is made out of clear plastic, through which you can see the product. The pump and the lid of the component are shiny and silver, which looks really pretty in combination with the clear bottom part of the bottle. I think that the combination of colours looks really clean and classic and that’s a look I’m always digging. I also like how they do give you some information about the product on the front of the bottle, without covering the entire thing with a lot of unnecessary text.
The bottle is a bit on the bulky side since there is a lot of space between the outside bottle and the bottle that actually contains the product, but I don’t hate it. I actually like the way it looks so I can deal with it. The bottle comes with 30 ml of product which is really standard for a foundation and therefore totally okay.
I love how it comes with a pump rather than anything else. I know that nowadays a lot of foundations come with pumps, but there for sure are a lot of foundations that don’t. I think that this is way more hygienic and in addition to that it’s also much easier to use than any other system they can put on it.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Makeup – €32,95
The shade range of the Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Makeup is pretty decent. It comes with a total of 15 different shades and all though that isn’t as much as the 40 shades shade range from the Fenty Beauty foundation, I don’t think it’s half bad. The reason why I don’t bother it that much is because it isn’t like they created fifty shades of beige. They do have some reasonably light shades, some medium shades but also a few deeper shades. Of course this isn’t the most inclusive range of all and they could’ve definitely done better. But at least they included a few of everything in here so most people can find somewhat of a match.
The shade I ended up choosing is the lightest one I could find. I’m a very pale girl so for me shade number 0.5 seemed perfect. Since the lightest shade didn’t seem incredibly light on the website I was a bit hesitant about it at first, but it turns out that it’s actually a pretty decent colour match for me. The shade has a bit of a neutral to yellow undertone which I think is very flattering and it definitely isn’t way too dark for me.
EDIT: After looking at the official Urban Decay website I found out the shade range is even bigger than I thought. On the official site the foundation is available in 26 shades instead of 15. However, the Lookfantastic website -which I use most often as a reference- only stocks 15 shades.
Having discussed the shade range and the shade I ended up getting, let’s start talking about the quality of this product and the claims Urban Decay has made regarding this product. According to Urban Decay their Naked Skin Liquid Makeup is a luminous and weightless foundation with medium to full coverage and a demi-matte finish. It is peptide infused and has a light diffusing liquid formula that blurs imperfections and wrinkles, evening out the skin tone for a flawless complexion. The buildable formula glides evenly onto the skin and no matter how little or how much you use, skin will look beautifully natural and glowing.
Well, Urban Decay wasn’t holding back when creating these claims. I have to admit that when I bought it I did expect this to be a very comfortable and smooth foundation with a rather light to medium coverage. However, UD claims it to be medium to full, so that did come as a surprise to me.
Anyway, before we start talking about the coverage, I first want to talk about the texture for a bit. I have to say that texture-wise this foundation is a big winner for me. I absolutely love these really smooth and silky foundations that actually glide onto the skin. This foundation is exactly that. It does slightly remind me of these gel-based foundations and I really like that effect. It doesn’t just help with the application process, it also makes it look more smooth and silky once applied to the skin. And that effect is really pretty if you ask me.
Don’t be scared, it’s just me with only foundation. As you can tell it does have a surprising amount of coverage for a Naked Skin foundation. It does even out my complexion very well and covers up almost all of my redness. I have to say that I’m normally not as red as I am on these pictures, but I was taking a lot of face swatch pictures this day which did end up irritating my skin a little bit. Anyhow, I’m a big fan of the coverage. It does cover up everything in a really natural way.
The finish is indeed demi-matte. This means that it is on the matte side of the spectrum but it still shows some natural glow through it. These are my favourite kinds of finishes because it’s not oily but it does look very healthy and natural. Overall I think this foundation creates a really pretty fresh result and I like the way that looks.
The only huge down side to this foundation is the fact that it does make me break out. It could obviously be a coincidence, but up and till now, every time I have used this foundation, it has caused me to break out. I incredibly love the way this foundation looks on my skin and how it feels, but this is a reason why I don’t use it as much as I’d like to.
All in all I am deeply in love with the Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Makeup, but it does break me out. And therefore I don’t use it as much as I would like to and as much as it deserves. I think this is a beautiful foundation with a really amazing texture and a very impressive amount of coverage. I think that the finish is absolutely stunning and overall this foundation leaves you with a very pretty fresh and natural looking even complexion. I would recommend using it, but if you’re prone to getting breakouts from foundation I would skip it!
With that being said I think it’s time to end today’s review. I hope you enjoyed reading it and be sure to let me know what you think of this foundation and whether or not you like Urban Decay foundations!