Urban Decay • Naked Skin • Liquid
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I LOVE this foundation! I bought .5 which is a little light...but this will be my winter/fall foundation so I'll get lighter anyway. It provides medium/full coverage. I DO think it looks bad and cakey if you put too much on. That was my first mistake. If you only put a little on..it looks really good. It covered up my redness pretty well, but it wasn't perfect, but i wouldn't expect it to be perfect. Many high end foundations can be 40$+ so I think its a good price as well. I def. would repurchase this again and was happy to buy it. <33:))
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I was attracted to the name and was definitely sucked in by the hype. So I purchased a bottle of this in 2.0 based on the recommendation of the UD website because I used Laura Mercier TM in porcelain. But I was also fortunate to request, and receive, samples of this from Sephora with my purchase, which included a small sample of 2.0. I also purchased the Good Karma Optical Blurring brush, but I am not ready to review that yet.
I find that the best way to test a new foundation is by using one on one side of my face and one on the other and comparing them. The first thing that I noticed, per the comments of other reviewers, is that this color is not only not that light, but it is orangey. I wear MAC face & body in C1, and I almost dropped the bottle when I saw the tremendous contrast in the colors of the two foundations.
Back to the test. I would say that the UD foundation provided more coverage, but in a bad way. It sticks to dry areas and fine lines. Not a look I was going for. Using a brush, fingers, etc., makes no difference. And my oily areas got very oily very quickly with the UD foundation. At first, I tried to convince myself that I was imagining the problems because of the overwhelmingly favorable reviews on Sephora's website (sorry, I love Sephora, but I believe they sanitize their reviews). But I give the MUA reviewers a lot of credit for telling it like it is. I donít recommend this foundation, and am returning mine, which I have not opened.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I have dry to combo skin, & this foundation is perfect for me! It looked so natural, & covered my imperfections. I was matched to a 6.0. It didnt make my nose oily & didnt make my dry areas flake.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Curly Eyes: Green
UPDATE! It's been a few weeks now, and yup, I'm still in LOVE. After testing the samples I purchased a full-size in .5. 2.0 probably would have worked too, but it seemed just a touch too yellow on me. .5 is very fair, and I was certain it would look too light on me, but somehow it works (and actually looks amazing on my skin). I decided to pick up the UD foundation brush that goes with it, and I am so glad I did!! It just makes the application even better and faster. It's like they married the perfect foundation with the perfect brush and together they are just amazing (I have lots of other foundation brushes and none of them even come close to the UD one, but I guess I should write another review for that).
I learned a few things about the application to make Naked Skin work even better for me. I'm very careful to apply LIGHTLY around my nose. The first couple times I had a bit too much on the brush when I did that area and it ended up looking a little cakey. Even using a light hand in areas like that, the coverage is still great! My nose tends to get quite red and just that thin, well buffed layer totally takes care of it. After I've finished with the initial coat on my face, I go back and buff a little more on my cheeks (where I have pretty bad broken capillaries). That's it - it totally covers them! I don't need any concealer, which I am so amazed by. Concealers always looked awful and gunky and separated on my cheeks after an hour or so, so this is a really big deal for me. The finish is just gorgeous. My skin looks PERFECT, like my 20 year-old skin all over again, except even better. Fine lines are diffused, redness is gone, and everything just kind of glows. I love the finish so much that I never wear setting powder because I don't want to ruin it! A little powder blush and highlighter and thats it. It stays beautiful pretty much all day. If I know it's going to be an extra-long day or if it's particularly hot and humid, I mist some UD All Nighter spray and it really stays FLAWLESS for a good 12 hours.
So I got samples of this in 2 shades from Sephora today. The shades that seemed to work best on my fair, cool-toned skin were 2.0 and .5. I was surprised because i thought .5 would be way too light, but it literally disappeared into my neck. So i brought them home and tried the .5 on for the day. OH MY GOD. What is this magic they have put in a bottle?? I have SO MANY foundations, some I like, others not so much. BE, MUFE, Laura Mercier, BB creams, tinted moisturizers, everything....
Yes, I probably need to test it for a few more days, but this stuff is seriously amazing. I have major redness issues - broken capillaries on my cheeks that are so hard to cover up without looking like I caked on foundation. One coat of Naked on my face made everything so smooth and perfect and omg my skin has never looked this good. A little extra dab on my cheeks and you would never know I had that redness issue. Ok so it looked great and natural and perfect when I applied, but would it last? YES!! It lasted all day running around in 90+ heat in August. I didn't even need powder, holy crap!
Verdict so far? LOVE. A+. HG. I will update if anything changes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
The packaging is ingenious as it is in pump form, therefore you donít have to get your fingers all gross and sticky, as they do in foundations without a pump. It is also clear, so you can keep track of how much is left and isnít a guessing game where youíre stuck realizing you have none left while getting ready to go out. Thatís never fun. I think itís aesthetically pleasing, although the metal cap can get finger prints on it really easily, which is kind of a pet peeve of mine. But, otherwise, Iím a fan! I use the Good Karma Optical Blurring brush ($24), which allows me to blend the foundation flawlessly onto my face and into my jawline, around the nose, and the hairline. Woo!
The texture of the foundation is a little runny but I personally pump it onto the Optical Blurring brush and it doesnít drip off. Once applied, itís extremely light weight and provides light to medium coverage; a little more than a tinted moisturizer but less than a full coverage foundation. Iíve found that layering the foundation can add more coverage to problem areas. It helps to even out skin tones and reduce redness around the nose and chin. Although Urban Decay boasts that it provides a demi-matte coverage, Iím a little oiler, especially on the T-Zone so it started to get a little shiny by mid-day. If youíre oilier or have combination skin, I would recommend a mattifying primer or powder to help that shine thatíll start peeking through throughout the day. Because of the light coverage, I wouldnít use this foundation for going out at night or for when I want a full coverage, but itís the perfect foundation for every day.
The foundation comes in 18 shades Ė the 0.5′s being for those with golden undertones and the 1′s for those with pink undertones. I am currently using shade 7.0: it applies a little lighter than my skin tone but oxidizes once applied so it blends into my skin perfectly. It does not contain SPF so itís crucial for you to apply sunscreen before using this foundation!
Overall, Iím a fan of this foundation and will continue using it as an every day foundation.
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Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I am trying this in 3.5 and I think it looks very pretty on.
I'm a lazy make-up person but have been on a grooming wagon lately. I'm 42, have some redness, pores, and a little sagging going on, so makeup helps.
I also have tried the Estee Lauder DL one after seeing some raves around here. That one is fine. I think it makes me look more "made up" compared to the UD Naked, which I think looks very fresh and glowy on me in comparison.
The other old steady I've always used when I do use foundation is Almay Oil-Free. That one's been fine, covers fine, and i'm not afraid to fall asleep in it since I'm a naughty girl when it comes to bed time face washing regimens.
So it's the end of the workday here, I've blotted twice (once around 11:30 and just now), and I can tell I still have foundation on. It looks nice and I'd be ready to go somewhere after work.
To be fair, I think it behaved better today with the new Murad mattifier and UD De-Slick I am trying for the first time today. Yesterday I noticed product settling in the nose pores, don't know if it was the foundation or the e.l.f. high def powder.
In summary, compared to EL DW & Almay Oil-Free, I'd rate UD Naked significantly above fine. I don't see why I wouldn't buy it again. It seems to "do something" rather than just sit there. I think it radiates.
I applied with fingertips. I can't get used to putting a dry fluffy brush to liquid foundation yet.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Combo, ultra-sensitive, very acne-prone skin. NC20/pale olive, Almay Buff, Revlon CS Buff, Lancome Teint Idole Buff 2 (W), MAC, MUFE HD 117
Still kind of on the fence with this one. I needed something that would hold up better than TheBalm's TM as I've been getting too oily in the hot weather and this has held up well, most of the time. It doesn't last more than 4-6 hours with any sort of activity but for a day at the office it's fine even when I'm taking the bus in 100 degree weather to get to and from there. I like the finish, and I agree with some other reviewers that this is lighter than medium coverage but I've had no problems building it up and covering redness. It does look cakey and gross on my dry areas, not too much of a concern now but as winter comes along I don't think I'll be able to use this.
Now, the shades. WTF. I was matched to 3.0, and I admit I'm *very* cool yellow but this so called golden shade was outright orange on me. Orange and 2 shades too dark... Oompa Loompa. I exchanged it for 2.0, it's still not yellow enough for me but it could be workable if it wasn't too pale. The difference between 2.0 and 3.0 is NOT one shade and it seems that my summer skin is somewhere in between.
This could probably work, shade wise, in the winter but from what I've seen on my dry patches I won't want anything to do with it at that point.
So, I like it, almost love it but the color match leaves a lot to be desired and I'm still trying to decide if I want to fight with that.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Again I'll agree with everyone else on here. It is so difficult to find a foundation that has yellow undertones. That is by far your consumers #1 complaint on foundations and yet companies don't seem to listen. It's unfortunate because this foundation had been my favorite thus far with consistency, application and feeling. I could not get the foundation to fit the color of my skin. Not only that but the colors came out so much lighter than what they look like in the packaging. I was matched to 6.0, I came out to see my face in the car and I almost had a panic attack. It was bright orange. Orange because it had too much pink undertones to it and it was probably 2 shades darker that I should have been. I came back to get 5.0, still a tad bit too dark and looked stupid because my chest is yellow and my face looked pink.
Thank god I didn't waste my money. Just had a sample and threw it even after I had finished it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I would have to agree with one of the reviewers(riokitty) below. Every UD Naked foundation had a pink undertone no matter how golden or yellow it claims to be! It looked ridiculous on my face! I don't like the fact that my face looks different than my neck! I was originally match with a 2.0 for my light yellow undertone skin. The color description is fair skin with SLIGHTLY yellow undertone but it was still a peachy pink! So then, I returned it for shade 3.0 which is a light skin with golden undertone. This literally means a darker pink orange shade! Now I was left with an orange/pink darker face with a lighter yellow undertone neck. I was really disappointed because I really like the texture and consistency of this foundation. It really did feel like there was nothing on my skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
After reading reviews about this product, I decided to try it myself and I love the results. Many have claimed it doesn't fit well with combination/oily skin but I have been using Urban Decay's De-slick Make-up setting spray and I found the results to be tremendous with this product. I have always had oily skin, so oily that throughout the day, my waterproof makeup would begin melting off, this really irritated me but when I found Urban Decay's setting sprays, I no longer had to worry about my oily skin because it kept my skin matte all day long. I find that this light-weight foundation is good for users who adore that natural look without the cakey feel. For oily/combination skin, if you find this foundation makes your skin oily then try using a make-up setting spray (they really help!).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I just got this and so far I like it. I see that this foundation isn't faring well in reviews here on mua. I'm guessing that it can be troublesome for those with oily or acne prone skin. I just got it in 0.5, the lightest color, which is neutral (maybe leaning a bit toward cool neutral). The next shade up is 1.0, which leans more toward warm neutral. I experienced only a tiny bit of oxidation initially when it dried, but nothing outside of the range of normal.
At first, the finish looked a bit dewy to me--until I looked at it close up and realized that it's not dewy but rather sort of demi matte. It probably blends more easily with the foundation brush, but I applied it with my fingers and the finish looked flawless and natural. I did not get the brush, so I don't know how the special brush application differs from applying with fingers or a with a regular foundation brush. (the UD brush is rounded and flattened). I have combination dry and sensitive skin, and I find that this doesn't look cakey at all. The coverage is light to medium but appears to be buildable for fuller coverage. I haven't tried to layer it, but I'll do that and update my review with anything I notice. One layer does smooth out imperfections (redness, broken capillaries, pigmentation, etc.) better than average, probably due to its seamless texture, if that makes any sense. It does make my skin look smooth and flawless, with a sort of "no makeup" finish, so yey!
As with all foundations, the only way to know for certain if you'll like it is to try it (and keep the receipt; Ulta and Sephora both have uber friendly return policies) Last week Ulta advertised a sample giveaway (of this) with the purchase of any UD product (there might have been a minimum purchase amt.; I don't remember) which is a hassle-free way to try it. The foundation comes in a cylindrical plastic bottle with a pump and retails for $38.00 for 1 oz. I know this is far from the most expensive range of foundations, but still, it's not chump change.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I bought this after watching YouTube videos raving about how wonderful it was. I must say, I'm really disappointed. It fills my pores, not in a good way! When I looked in the mirror, it looked like my face was dotted because of the makeup settling into each and every pore. I don't have huge pores at all, but this emphasized them. As the day went on, my face started to look cracked where it was settling into fine lines! I'm only 28, it's not like I have tons of lines! Also, my face got oily pretty quickly. To be honest, this foundation looks ok from far away! But close up, it looks like I have pores galore and lines for days!! My bare skin looks better than it does wearing this foundation. I gave it a fighting chance, I switched primers, used different brushes, etc but it just wasn't working for me! Back to the drawing board... The search for a good foundation continues!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Not a fan of this. I also got a sample of this, and am happy I never purchased it. I found that this dried very fast, so there wasn't much time to blend it. I have normal skin, but found that it actually made me oily, and started to break down on me within a few hours - even with a good primer. Not recommended.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Very disappointed with this foundation. I went to Ulta and had tried this on and it looked nice when first applied but after a couple hours I was an oily mess! Coverage is light to medium. So if you have dark spots or acne its not a good foundation to cover that. It costs $38 and I feel that their are plenty of drugstore foundations that work better than this one! The only thing I liked about the product is the packaging!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I got some sample packets of this from Ulta - and I am glad that I didn't purchase it. First of all I was very impressed with the way it made my skin look and also the color 3.5 was a perfect match for my complexion. I thought that it was too good to be true, that it may look perfect right now but after a few hours it's going to be a fail. Well, I got pretty darn oily from this after wearing for about four hours. I have combo/oily skin and I did set it with the Neutrogena Shine Control Pressed powder- which is really good, BTW and still felt greasy. After wearing for an entire day I had a new breakout, which may have been caused by this... I think I will try it again, this time with a primer and see how it holds up. I also like the fact that it is very thin and spreads and blends wonderfully.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Definitely not for someone who has problematic skin. I have redness and deep pigmented skin. This foundation was watery and didn't even cover any of my flaws. In my opinion it didn't provide medium coverage. It was more sheer. It was just not made for me. This is more for someone who has clear skin and doesn't need a lot of coverage. Definitely going to return this and stick to Estee Lauder double wear maximum cover. I did like the appearance of the bottle and the pump was amazing. Other than that, it's not for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This is another one of those "it's a nice product but just not for me." I sampled this. The initial application was gorgeous with a stippling brush. Very natural and pretty, fabulous color. However, this did not make it through the day, with primer and setting with powder. In all fairness I am oily/combo and I live in the south where it is a thousand humid degrees in the summer. But, I have found other foundations that can cut it here so I know it is possible. It did transfer and was pretty darn gone before I left work. I would say it is worth a try, though.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
OMG I LOVE THIS !!! I've been a member for a while but never written a review. But this I love so much I have to. I bought this today- so yeah not enough time to write a very informed review. And I disagree completely with the comparisons to Make Up for Ever HD. I have it on one side of my face, and naked on the other side, literally. the MUFE HD side looks shiny and has looked shiny ever since i put it on. The Naked Skin side looks Airbrushed and literally like I have no pores... its rediculous. I hope I dont break out from it because its AMAZINGGGG and has looked flawless all day. no primer or powder and its perfect. Plus I'm combo/oily so its cool that I dont have to layer foundation with anything to look great! I put this on with the urban decay good karma brush.
NEW HOLY GRAIL. better than everything I've tried, and I've tried everything
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I was able to give a sample of this a test, using it a fews days in a row. The shade matched to me is 6.0. The color match was great, and the liquid seems to literally melt into my skin. In addition to the amazing color match, this foundation adds an even-toned, smooth texture that doesn't cling to all the spots you're trying to cover. I probably won't be purchasing a bottle of this, because it just doesn't do well over any of my sunscreens. For sunscreen, I experimented with Naked Skin over Hope In A Jar SPF 30, Philosophy Keep the Peace Color Corrector SPF 30, Boscia BB Cream SPF 27, DermaDoctor Aint Misbehavin SPF 30, and Too Faced Beauty Balm SPF 20. Each sunscreen product ruined the texture of Naked Skin, and most of them changed the foundation color as well. I tried putting a layer of oil-control between the foundation and the sunscreen, testing Boots No. 7 Color Calming Primer, Boots No. 7 Shine Free Makeup Base, Philosophy The Present, Dr. Feelgood, and Too Faced Primed & Poreless Powder. None of these allowed Naked Skin to have its unique appearance. On bare skin, the effect of this foundation is stunning, but necessary sunscreen ruins the look on my skin. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase this for evening-out foundation if I ever run out of my MAC Face & Body Makeup, but it's not a useful product for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
UD Naked is a great foundation, if you are not combo/oily. I wanted to love it so much. I bought MUFE HD and this makeup at the same time to try them both. I will have to say MUFE HD serves me better. This is why: UD Naked claims to be demi-matte, but it really isn't. It is dewy. While the finish is beautiful, I advise combo/oilies to stay away. UD Naked also does not look as good in natural light as MUFE does. I checked them both out in straight natural light, and UD Naked is a *little* rougher on the skin. It was very melty on my skin after about 3 hours. MUFE holds up for about 5-6 hours without getting oily. UD is more greasy after the oil comes out, while MUFE looks more dewy. Of course, I'm comparing different foundations -- but they promise the same thing (invisible coverage) and have the same sort of consistency. Some positives about UD are the color range and the blending abilities -- it blends like a dream. I will be returning UD and keeping MUFE. Like another reviewer said, it's easy to get caught up in the hype with a new product in beautiful packaging, but make sure this is the right one for you. **EDIT*** I gave this foundation ONE more shot, and I can't make it work for me. Word to the wise -- you MUST buff it on instead of use your fingers or a flat brush. It will come out rough/streaky with fingers/flat brush. I used Sonia Kashuk's pointed foundation brush to buff it, and it looked better, but the wear wasn't great. Honestly, it's inferior to MUFE and is the same formula (IME) as Revlon PhotoReady, just without the sparkles. Save your money and buy Revlon PhotoReady instead. It wears longer and doesn't oxidize. I gave this foundation a few different tries and it's not for my oily skin.