How is this not rated higher? I adore this stuff. This is a beauty balm so I assume you know it's not to be used as a foundation, or even a tinted moisturizer. It should be used as a primer-moisturizer combo, under your foundation. This gives my skin the most smooth, radiant look - UNDER my regular foundation. By itself, it's nothing special. But under your foundation it totally changes the look of your skin! I love it!
I'm a little surprised that this isn't rated higher. I'm not sure what everyone is expecting coverage wise from a BB but this works great for me. I've tried all kinds of BB's, TM and CC's after my Balmshelter TM was discontinued. Perfekt's CC is great for winter but has to be applied over a heavier moisturizer. Now that it's getting hot again here that's not gonna work for me. I don't have acne or major imperfections to conceal but I wouldn't choose a BB or TM for that anyway. I use this over Perfekt gel in Radiant and this evens out my skin tone, blurs imperfections and gives my face a nice glow. I was worried that the one shade fits all color might be a bit light but it adapts to my skin tone even after I got a bit of color. It has SPF but if Im going to be outside I wear this over my sheseido sunscreen instead of the Perfekt gel and still get great results. This may not cover major blemishes but with a little concealer this is all I need for any occassion and it absorbs well, doesn't make me oily or breakout, transfer, settle in to fine lines or emphasize dry patches. This works well for me in hot weather and not having to color match is a real bonus. I bought this in a travel size for $14. The price for a full size is high at $34 but in line with comparable brands like Smashbox or Stila. I'll repurchase and use this throughout the summer.
I just bought a sample of this at Sephora. I will be purchasing a full size of this product because it actually works! My face looks flawless when used in conjunction with a light app of foundation.
It was gifted to me and I exchanged it for UD eyeliner. This is a glorified expensive tinted moisturizer. It did absolutely nothing for me but even out my skin the tiniest bit and moisturize. It is extremely thin. I don't like foundations because I feel they make me look too fake. I went back to my Skin79. I had high hopes for this product because everything else I have ever used from UD has become my MUFE
good for winter, pretty moisturizing, it happens to match my skin pretty closely. idk how it will hold up in summer heat so will update later. i bought the 1/2 oz bottle for $14, bc i think the regular size and price is to expensive.
Ugh this stuff stinks. It smells like old paint. Not entirely sure what kind of DNA repair its supposed to do- but it's not a moisturizer, it's not makeup, it smears on your skin like silicone, it rolls off if you're not careful applying other products afterward, this product- in comparison to other BB and CC creams out there- is useless. It's an over-priced SPF that smells. I'd expect something like this from Benefit but not Urban Decay. Surprised. Back to the drawing board UD. This one's a loser.
I use this as a primer under my UD nude foundation 3.5 and it makes my skin look flawless! I just ordered my second tube, love how it smoothes my pores! I just love it!!
If you're looking for the no-makeup look in a BB cream, there's this from UD. It's not oil free but it's very lightweight and natural looking. This product did not settle into any lines or wrinkles but the coverage is lacking. There is no glow to the finish; and neither is it matte perfection. An unexceptional product, it makes me look older. I'd rather go bare faced.
First, I did not purchase this. It was in a silent auction basket I won. However, I do think the price is fairly steep for what it is. Second, I think this is a decent product for what it is. This is not a foundation or an almost foundation bb cream. For me, this falls much closer to the skincare that makes you look instantly better (akin to loreal revitalift). I took this with me on a week long vacay in the Bahamas and I loved using it there. Why? It was easy to apply (fingers), made me look a little more sun kissed, smelled amazing, and did very natural pore filling and slight coverage. I would never wear this to work or a night out, but for errands or a sunny holiday, it's perfect. I wouldn't buy again because it's a specific use product (for fans of alton brown, it's s unitasker) and a good tinted moisturizer could easily replace it. I don't have a tinted moisturizer I like, so I'll use this up and hunt for a more versatile product. Note: my closest foundation match is MAC match master in 1.0, and my skin type is normal to dry (more normal in sunny humid climates like the Bahamas).
Not bad, but didn't work for me. It's very typical of American-style BB's (sheer to light coverage vs Korean BB that are more like a foundation). It only comes in one colour which looked like it matched at first, but then oxidised too dark and or orange and looked a bit streaky due to the colour difference (and I'm NC20 so I imagine this wouldn't work for anyone lighter, if you're NC25 or over it may work better for you).
It claims to protect against DNA damage, which is true of any product with SPF, but the problem is you'd have to really cake it on to get the SPF protection it states on the label, which most people, including myself, don't do nor want to apply that much BB cream. I wore a separate SPF cream underneath this so that didn't bother me. It also claims to make skin look firmer in 8 weeks which is ridiculous but all products make silly claims so I just ignore all that.
It does feel lightweight though, which I liked, and is a bit moisturising, has a slightly dewy but not greasy finish on my skin. It doesn't last very long, maybe 4 hours unless you powder it and then continue touching up - which I'm not willing to do with this product.
This was a fail for me, and I ended up returning it. Will stick to my Missha Super Aqua Snail BB cream instead - works better for me in every way.