Urban Decay • Naked Skin • Liquid
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Finally, i have a foundation that match my body shade. I have pink undertone for my face then the rest of my body are warm undertone. i always got matched for the right shade of my face, but then its really weird that the colour of my face and the rest of body are NOT match!!
Anyways, i finally broke down to get my hands on the UD naked skin, got mine in 4.0 base on the switch shade system on UD.com. I was happy about it. It does match the shade of the rest of my body.
Apply it on, with my real techniques expect face brush (since i don't think its necessary to purchase another buffing brush) I am happy with my finish. I use 2 pumps for my entire face. It goes on nicely, easy to blend, and It's super light weight, although i would say the coverage is light to mid. Just put on a little more on the spot where you need to hide.
Test it out with the hot weather today. Surprise! I feel nice alfter been out at the sun for a couple hours. I looked at the mirror when i got home, my makeup still look fresh! No more cakey face for me in the summer :D
The other thing i like is the packaging. I am that type of person that will give first impression by its packaging(and for sure UD knows how to impress those types of shopper). Love the pump, now i dont have to squeeze out the foundation on the back of my hand and worry about the bacterial would effect the rest of the bottle.
I will give it a 4,5, the half point i took off was because of the brush. I get it, each foundation should have a brush that brings out the nicest finish, but really? if i am a person who love testing out foundation, (i do, actually) i should will have tons of similar brushes laying on my vanity?
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
* Great color range: I like the wide range of shades, plus the fact that the numbering system breaks it down into warm and cool shades.
* Great packaging: no mess, keeps the contents as germ-free as possible, and I can dispense as much as I like.
* Coverage: it's fairly sheer but layers a little
* The feel: feels very nice on the skin, almost like wearing nothing at all
* Long-lasting: it's no Colorstay, but it holds up pretty well for several hours with minimal powdering
* Matte finish: it's a nice change from the foundations that all seem to be going for the dewy (usually too shiny) or "illuminating" (read: disco ball) effect.
* Color guide: the dinky plastic color guide that was given with the samples is absolutely worthless--even the Sephora associate agreed with me on that one! The website models are also off: I selected 2.0 based on appearance and description, but found it to be way too light. I ended up with a 4.0.
* The color itself: it applies a little lighter than it actually is (I was wondering if even the 4.0 was too light), then darkens (maybe a little too much). So be sure to give the foundation 15-30 minutes before you judge if you've selected the right shade. I'm still not sure about the 4.0 and may trade it in for the 3.0, even if it looks a little too light.
* Application: it tends to apply unevenly. Using the Karma brush helps, but that takes practice. It's also an extra $24 that you have to lay out.
* The matte finish: it's matte, but not exactly demi-matte...it's actually kind of lifeless-looking. I find that a couple of spritzes of setting mist helps to improve the appearance.
* The coverage: you can build it a little, but forget about achieving full-coverage because then it starts looking streaky. One extra layer seems to be the limit, so be sure to use a concealer.
* The cost: at $38, it's on the pricier end. Throw in the brush and that's a good chunk of money there...at least the brush is (hopefully) a one-time purchase
* Its claims: I can't say it's improved the condition of my skin. It hasn't caused any breakouts which is good, but it hasn't lived up to its claims.
Overall, this is not a bad foundation. It's no replacement for my Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker, but it's nice when I want a subtler finish and a lighter feel. I'm not sure if it's worth buying again though. I strongly recommend getting color-matched first to get the right color, and/or buying this from a place with a good return/exchange policy in case the color you pick is a little off.
UPDATE: I did switch the 4.0 for the 3.0, and I have to say it looks a lot better, even if it appears a touch light. The matte finish also looks better and some of the lifeless appearance has gone. So it is important that you get the right shade--it is worth the hassle of getting correctly color-matched every time you buy a new bottle.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I put this fdn the same category as Armani's Face Fabric and Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind Eraser Fdn. They are all silicone/water based. The Naked Skin is superior to the 2 mentioned, because I find it can be layered (build-up) for extra coverage, on my dry skin, I just put some more on the liver spots and don't even have to blend, just have a cup of tea and voila, the skin absorbed the extra moisture and it acts as a concealer.
Of course moisturzer/sunscreen on underneath, but I can skip the silicone primer with this fdn. I am currently in my summer skin of NW30 or NC 35, I picked 4.0 and 5.5. I have find that my skin can darkened to almost 2 shades between winter and summer, even with the use of spf 45.
Another praise is the colour system, whole number = yellow
0.5 = red, just like the NC and NW in Mac. I just wish others will follow this scheme.
1 lippie off for the phoney package, it is a beigey opaque colour painted on the inside which fools shoppers to think there are lots of product inside.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I've been wearing this foundation for 10 days (in Florida, in the summer) and am quite pleased with it! I'm NW15ish and shade 1 is a great match. It's a thin formula, and I apply with my SK flattop brush, with or without Skin79BB cream as a primer. It gives a natural finish, moderate to full coverage, and I haven't had any issues with fading, splotching or streaking. I'm very happy with it and would purchase it again, maybe during Friends&Family.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
i love this product! I usually use MAC foundation or make up forever HD foundation, but a friend recommended this and it was probably the best thing ever! goes on smoothly and its very matte so it helps my oily skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
First, I rated this a "3" for price because it is higher-end, but it's $34-36 which is mid-range for similar brands.
As for packaging, this product comes in an easy to use pump that doesn't give more product than you want, it's very easy to control the amount you pump out; and since it's a pump, it's very sanitary!
I have combo/oily skin, I tend to have breakouts on my chin and larger pores on my nose & cheeks. While MakeUp Fore Ever HD looks great on me in photos, up close it would flake and be blotchy on me. I tried Mat Velvet as well, which had a great texture but surprisingly didn't have the coverage I needed, both of the MUFE foundations would NOT stay on my chin, a problem area for me with redness and breakouts. On a whim (and out of desperation) I ordered the new UD Naked Skin Foundation. In my opinion, it's the perfect mix of MUFE HD & Mat Velvet.. it has a lightweight, smooth texture that is easy to apply like HD, and photographs well, but it also dries to a matte finish with great coverage like Mat Velvet. It starts with light-med coverage but is easy to build up to medium coverage. It lasts most of the day on me, even in this humid Florida summer! It's the first foundation to continually cover the redness on my chin.
Another good point with this foundation is the color selection; the reason I've only tried the MUFE foundations in the past is because they are one of few companies to make shades light enough for me. I am a 110 in MUFE HD, and a 15 in MUFE MV. Urban Decay's website suggested shade .5 in the Naked Skin for me, and I feel it's a perfect match (also the lightest shade). It is noticeably more yellow/neutral than HD in 110, but it seems to match great with my skintone.
All in all, this is currently my HG foundation and I will definitely keep purchasing it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this foundation I use it along with MUFE HD as well and both are perfect.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I didn't think the Naked eyeshadow palettes were worth the hype, and I don't think this Naked Skin foundation is worth the hype either. Seriously, I don't see how Urban Decay became so successful. Their pigments can be found in many cheaper lines and the quality is no better than most drugstore competitors. Is it the word NAKED that attracts all of you to this? :P
I actually got this as a pretty good-sized sample from the beloved pimp of cosmetics, Sephora, in four shades. I am approximately a more neutral MAC NC25, and the 4.0 suits me (tad bit light, though). Upon initial application, this reminded me of MUFE HD foundation (which I also didn't like). It's very runny. The coverage on me was light-to-medium. It covered faint freckles but didn't cover the dark acne scarring and redness around the nostrils.
I thought the whole draw of this is was that it's supposed to diffuse lines and fix texture and crap and just make your skin look great but natural. This caked up around my indented scarring and magnified any pockmarks or pores. I applied it with both my fingers and with a foundation brush, and I noticed it looked kinda streaky and grainy in certain areas. My skin's texture did not look any better than it does with some drugstore foundie. Within 2 hours, my face was oily enough to cook chicken. Now, I'm usually not too hard on foundations regarding oil control, since I am just an abnormally oily person no matter the foundie. But usually, it's only 4-5 hours before I start getting that shiny. So this already hinted that it wasn't made for oily people. I don't think a dry person could use this either, though, as it cakes. Not buildable at all. I did not see any brightening effect or glow. Overall, this is just for balancing color in the face. But there are tons of other cheaper foundations out there that can do that for you.
I hope Urban Decay doesn't start sprouting out more of Naked this, Naked that products. It's like how the first Sex & the City movie was so bad they just ruined the series...and then they made a second one. It started as an okay concept, but then you got carried away with it. I don't know who let this Urban Decay mongrel come play with the elites of the high end makeup club, but UD needs to go back to the drugstore where it belongs.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I really love this foundation it makes my skin look flawless, its just as good as my mufe hd. I cant decide which i prefer. I use shade 7 and 8 and mix them because for some strange reason 7.5 is not available anywhere. anyhow I love that this does not feel heavy or cakey yet it covers my dark spots well. It feels nice and looks natural. I use my fingers to dab it on and then buff with a real techniques brush and it looks so flawless. Like my skin but much much much better:)
After using this product for a few months I can say its HG for me. No breakouts at all. Keeps my very oily skin in check and it makes me have beautiful luminous looking skin. Finally got shade 7.5 and it is perfect. I bought backups because I never want to be without this foundation. Yay the search is over.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
LUV this stuff! I have to admit...this is the first liquid foundation that I have ever been able to tolerate on my face. I am a long time user of powder foundation, but I've noticed in the past few years that just wearing the powder foundation with concealer is just not enough on my full face makeup days. I need more coverage, and the powder tends to start looking cakey and emphasizes the fine lines that I am starting to notice:( I tried this product on a whim, and I really like it. It is so light feeling...most liquids make me want to go wash my face about 30 min after I put them on. The coverage is good, and I've even used it just as a spot concealer on my less makeup days. I am a MAC NW25/30, and the shade 3.5 works well for me. I do wear a powder on top of this usually, and it makes my skin look smooth and perfect. Highly recommend:) Also, I use the good karma optimal blurring brush to apply this, and it makes a world of difference...GET the brush!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Hard to describe, but you do get the luminous (but not too much luminosity) "no makeup" look. And the colors are great, I had no trouble finding a match. It is sheer and very liquidy and two sheer coats is best for staying powder, and even then it's not going to cover really bad acne, etc. I have dry skin and have to use moisturizer. I think this foundation does not add or control oil in any way, so if you are oily you need a matifier and if you are dry you need mositurizer. Anyway, it is my daytime m/u, kind of like a TM - and that is about the coveage you get (thinking LM TM) with one coat - and I love it so far. It stays on me, a complaint by some, because I do the two coats and use Skindivinia original finishing spray. Good job UD.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is an edited review. When I first tried this foundation, I was on Accutane and my skin was drier than dry. No foundation looked good on it. Now that my skin is more normal, I tried it again and I'm giving it a better review. I like that when I wear it, I feel like I have nothing on my skin, it's very lightweight. The coverage is medium and lightly buildable. I originally said it has a dewy finish, which is not true, it's almost a satin finish, not quite matte but definitely not dewy. It is definitely for an oilier skin. Even normal skin types might find this too dry, but super oily gals won't like this. It didn't last all day for me, after about six hours it started fading off. UD claims that it looks like skin, and for the most part it does, so I'm giving it a good review for that. If used by the right skin type, this is a nice foundation, just not for me.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Edit: After more than a few hours of wearing it this foundation not only clings to every dry spot on my face even with my light moisturizer and after exfoliating but it also started clogging my pores. It is very drying on my skin. I do not recommend this for people with clog prone or acne prone skin. Needless to say I won't be buying another one.
I bought this foundation because it does not contain sunscreen which I am allergic to. I found a match in 2.0 which is for pale skin with warm undertones. The packaging with the pump is great as you can control how much product to use. I apply this with a dampened sponge and get a lighter coverage and this still manages to blur my pores and little imperfections but you would need concealer for any serious blemishes. I do not use this on my entire face only on areas that I need a bit of coverage and it blends well but your skin must be well exfoliated and moisturized because it shows every dry spot on your face and for this I knocked a point off. The coverage is more matt on me and wore well in the heat and humidity. It has light-medium coverage. I layered it in one area for extra coverage and it worked well but this is definitely not full coverage foundation.
I have acne prone skin and break out from many foundations but so far no breakouts with this one but I don't wear it every day. If it does wind up breaking me out, I will update and take off another two points. So far I have been pleased with Naked Skin and would buy this again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This started out OK but in the end was horrible for me. It does go on nice with buildable coverage...satin matte finish as they promise. But after a few hours it literally sucked all the moisture out of my face while simultaneously melting off and becoming a shiny AND flaky mess. Within a few hours my face was super itchy and by end end of the night I was broken out pretty badly. I do have sensitive skin, though.
I will say that .5 is a decent match for pale skin if you usually have problems but still a bit dark for me (NC10). My bottle also leaked when I shook it. I will be returning.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Like the previous reviewer, I also received a complimentary Sephora make-over offer and, while Guerlain LdeP has become my favourite foundation, I asked the gal at Sephora if we could use Naked so I could give it a try. One of the many great things about this foundation is that it comes in a huge range of colours, unlike LdeP. I was also very pleased with how this looked once applied - velvety but natural - and it also felt pretty weightless, in spite of all the stuff I had on my face (serum, moisturizer, some other stuff, primer...you name it, I had it on!). It wore well all through the day and didn't oxidize or go patchy. I got a hefty sample to try at home (I keep forgetting to use it and as I've been either at yoga or at the gym every day, haven't really had much opportunity to try it out). I will try it out on my own to see how I do with it. I can't say that this will replace my Guerlain LdeP, but it's certainly right up there in terms of a good foundation that I would consider purchasing. Nice work, Urban Decay!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Meh . . .
This was alright. I actually was at sephora for a free makeover (I buy so much stuff there) and the lady put this on me. I'll have to say, I liked the coverage, but it looked so cakey! I don't know if she just put too much on, but even my mom said that she liked my other tinted moisterizer better than this. Anyway, an hour later we were in Victoria's Secret and I happened to notice how flawless my face looked from far away! But there's the catch . . . so I think I'll go back and ask another lady to put it on me, but lighter. I have Scottish and Irish blood, so my face can get very red (not roscoa, or whatever) and even more red when I blush! But this definitely covered extra redness, but some still poked through on the cheeks.
Overall: Great coverage, but cakey and unnatural if you put a lot on.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I am really pale with really odd undertones and have been searching for the perfect match foundation and this is it. I thought I would be sacrificing a lot of other things if I found the right color, but with this foundation I am not. It works great with my dry skin, no patching or oxidizing throughout the day. It makes my skin look so fresh and natural. It also makes my face just feel smooth. I love this so much. And to add even more weight to this, I got my mom to go in and get color matched and try it on, she has not found a foundation ever that she likes, I could honestly say that she has tried well over a 100 foundations in every finish and consistency; she has not liked any of them. This one she loves, and calls me everyday to tell me how amazing it makes her skin look. <3
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
So far, so love!! This foundation has the smoothest and lightest feeling I've ever experienced with any liquid foundation. On top of that, it covers well and blends well. I have somewhat oily skin, and I do notice some shiny areas about mid-day, but nothing a little powder can't take care of. I love the lightweight feeling this has along with the radiance it seems to give my skin so that I look like I don't have a lot of makeup on, just good skin. This is great stuff and I will definitely be buying again!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have been using this product for over a week now.At first I applied with my fingers and wasn't all that impressed.Then I splurged on the Optical Blurring brush and applied that way..My skin looks absolutely flawless and airbrushed.It is a light/medium coverage and looks like satin on my skin ( not too dewy and not too matte).It lasts 9+ hrs on my skin even in the heat and humidity we have been having.Definitely worth the splurge
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have finally found my perfect foundation (after a lot of wasted money on others such as MAC, Bobbi Brown, LM etc)
First of all the packaging is hygenic and it comes in a clear bottle with a pump (what more can we want) The bottle is quite big but it fits in my make up bag, so should be ok for most.
Some may think £27 is steep but for the ingredients (is paraben free, YAY) and for the size of the bottle, I think it's totally worth it as a little goes a long way.
Now for the foundation itself; I didn't even know UD were releasing a new foundation until one day mum & I were shopping, I was rushing so the girl gave me shade3.5. I tried it for a couple of days and thought it was a little light for my skin tone so I got another sample which was the 4.0. I tried this until the sample ran out, I wore it both during the day and for a night out. I was impressed!! It stayed on my skin the whole day (I have normal/oily skin) for e.g on most days,I only had to sweep a little powder over my face about 1pm and I had it on from 8am.
I bronzed it up for the night out and my skin looked glowing in photos - I didn't even have tan on so I was surprised.
I prep my skin with Arbonne's primer (amazing) I apply the foundation with UD Good Karma's Optical Blurring Brush - which I recommend to buy, it leaves a flawless finish and only the tiniest amount of product is needed. I find it quite good coverage (I don't need heavy coverage) and set it was UD's powder. It may look a little fake if a few layers are applied, I haven't tested that as I don't believe in piling foundation on anyways.
I wouldn't usually break out but some foundations have caused me to in the past and I can safely say after about three-four weeks of using this foundation, it hasn't clogged my pores (super YAY)
If your looking for a lightweight foundation with a demi-matte finish (leaves my skin glowing) then I'd recommend you to get a sample!!