I really wanted to love this but unfortunately I was left disappointed. Urban Decay is one of my go-to brands and I absolutely adore their Naked Foundation and Razor Sharp Finishing Powder and had the same hopes for this but found it to perform poorly. I used this as a finishing powder in hopes it would control my oil as they claim it does, but I found it to make my face feel oiler just as quickly as if I weren't wearing any powder, perhaps even faster. It does have a smooth, velvety finish and isn't cakey but it doesn't have the same feel as the rest of the Naked line because you can definitely tell you're wearing powder, i.e. it's heavy.
Also, the packaging is very sleek and attractive but it is misleading because there's a lot less powder in it than your standard department store powder, and despite the smaller amount of product, the compact is quite bulky. For $40, I feel that you could find a higher quality product, and you could definitely get more than 0.26 oz of powder. Ultimately, for Urban Decay's first voyage into the world of powder, I have to say I was really expecting more. It's was just okay in my book so I only used it for touch ups now rather than setting my makeup for the day.
I like how heavy it is, but it's a pressed powder, so it doesn't feel heavy at all. I bought this from Sephora and I loved the feel of it. They usually have testers open and I loved it. It has cute packaging and it's so easy to apply. I love it.
I am in love with the entire naked line. This powder just makes you glow. I got so many compliments on how pretty I looked today when I wore this powder. This powder is not powdery or cakey. It somehow covers every flaw you didn't even now you had and makes your skin perfection. No oiliness after hours of wear and I have oily skin. The only thing I don't like is the packaging. Way to bulky and that sponge is just unnecessary. Now all i need is some naked loose powder and I'd be a happy girl.
Normally I really like Urban Decay products, but this powder was just too glittery for me. It might be good for like a night out at the club or something, but for my day to day, I want something that looks natural and blends well and this one just didn't. I still like their lipsticks though!
I bought this to use as a finishing powder over my liquid foundation... I brushed it on lightly to get an even, matte finish and make sure my foundation was blended nicely into my neck, etc. As promised: the color was great and it did help get rid of my shiny finish throughout the day, however it made my skin have a chalky looking finish and it did not blend well. I didn't get that nice even finish I was looking for.
I wanted to give the product a fair try, but also after 4 days or so I noticed that the product was causing me to breakout so I had to stop using it anyways. I wouldn't repurchase because of the chalky finish, let alone my reaction to it. For $40 at Sephora I think you can find lots of other powders that actually have a smooth finish.
I went and bought Lancôme Dual Finish Versatile Powder Makeup and it is exactly the look that I wanted.
I decided to try this instead of my usual Laura Mercier translucent loose powder to set my tinted moisturizer. I applied this powder over my Stila TM with a powder brush and couldn't believe how sparkly it was! It made my pores look huge which is the opposite of the LM Translucent powder I've been using for years. Bummer!