Urban Decay • Naked Skin • Liquid
|Would buy this product again.||61%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Kinky, Fine Eyes: Brown
Color 11 was so grey and dry and ashy looking on this dark brown skinned girl even though it looked like a good match when swatched on the back of my hand. Unfortunately, it made my skin look dusty and every pore was obvious. I tried the next shade up - 12 is the darkest color available and it turns out is a much better match for me. The shades apparently apply differently than they appear in the bottle.
It is light and feels weightless and once set blends nearly seamlessly with my skin. The demi-matte finish is a little tricky for my combination skin though: cheeks can look a bit dry while my t-zone looks normal on application. I switch to a more moisturizing moisturizer than usual when I'm wearing it to balance the matte finish in my drier areas. After a long work day, my face still looks pretty good although my t-zone definitely has some shine and there may be some creasing around my mouth. I liked the finish best when applied with a stippling brush. One pump gives me the perfect medium coverage that lasts about 5 hours without primer. Photographs really well and looks natural as it wears. With a primer and/or setting spray, it lasts even better and transfers less.
I like the slim tube and haven't had any problems with it leaking and I love that the pump is neat and controllable. I'm not a fan the artificial scent, but it's not lasting or bad. This is my favorite liquid makeup so far by a lot.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I will buy this product again because it is a great shade and because my husband loves the finish of it (he is usually repelled by matte finishes). I also put it side by side on my face (half/half) with makeup forever HD foundation (my fav) and 3 of the makeup artist at Sephora preferred this side. I apply this over a primer (must do that, it's too runny) with a Sephora Pro Airbrush Makeup Brush (the gray one) and it blends pretty good but requires more blending to prevent streaks, I think that people applying it with their hands or a sponge may get too much product on their hands and go through the bottle faster. I am always applying with a synthetic makeup blending brush and I love it. I set with powder, just a bit. It is also a must with this foundation and with my oily skin. I never know if a foundation breaks me out of not because I usually have acne that comes and goes but in a few weeks of use i did not notice anything out of the ordinary. I also use it with a darker BB cream as a foundation to deeper the color a bit becase 3.0 is perfect on me but I am just a bit too pale for my liking. I must use a bronzer with it all the time. I am just one of those people who look sick when pale. The staying power is OK. It is definatelly not a super thick long wear foundation but it is buildable and the finish is just a perfect dewy skin. You look look like you have much less foundatuon that u actually have on. Go get a sample from Sephora and look at the foundation during the day under different lights. You should always do that anyways.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This foundation is absolutely awesome! I have dry-combination skin. My cheeks are as dry as the Sahara desert while my Tzone is super oily. This foundation evens everything out and gives a lovely demi-matte finish. I am shade 2.0 (light warm tone shade) and it's a perfect match. It does tend to showcase my dry cheeks sometimes, nothing a little moisturizer and primer can't fix. Overall, this is a great product if you can dish out the $40 for it. I would totally buy it again if I wasn't a broke high school student!!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
For reference I have dry skin and this foundation surprisingly works on me even though it's demi-matte, as long as I wear a good moisturizer and primer underneath (otherwise I find it does show on my skin and gets too powdery clingy).
The shade selection is very good. My colour with sunless tanning is a 4 (exchanged it from the 3 that I bought earlier), normally I would be a 2.
The coverage is good and buildable, I would say medium (on the high end).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I really love this foundation. I have acne/clogged pore prone skin that is very sensitive. It also tends to be dry, and my cheeks have redness on most days, if not, definitely a pink undertone. This foundation makes my skin look glowy, but not even a bit shimmery or oily looking. It has what I would consider medium coverage, but you could easily make it full by using a bit more. It covers any and all spots I have, and evens me out, especially my cheeks. It does not make the flakiness I sometimes get on the sides of my nose too much more prominent than it is by itself. It also stays put. I use the color 3.5 (#s ending in .5 are for more pink-toned skin)...I definitely thought I'd be matched with a lower #, but the color is perfect. I am pretty pale, with pink undertones as I said, but I hate when foundations add to my pinkness and this does not AT ALL. It simply evens out the redness in my cheeks. It also adds nice color to my face, but yet matches the rest of my (pale) body...hard to explain. I was also very happy that this product has not made me break out in any way...almost all foundations do. I was previously using a Tarte Amazonian Clay BB/tinted moisturizer that was intended to be great for my sensitive skin, but (I think) it increased my ance prone-ness a bit. I've also come to find out the Tarte one did not have enough coverage for me, although I never thought I wanted more coverage. Overall, I am really liking Naked Skin and no longer feel the need to seek out a different foundation, which is rare for me with any product.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I tried a sample and liked it instantly and bought a full size. It is indeed 'naked'. I need more coverage because I have rosacea and nothing covers my redness completely, so a concealer is needed for that. However, for the rest of my face, I loved the non-foundation feeling, how 'natural' it looked, and that I looked like I have an even skin tone.
UPDATE: I notice that this doesn't last as long on my face as the Stila All Day foundation, but it still performs well. Do love the pump though as it doesn't leave 'gunk' on the nozzle unlike the Mac and Nars foundations which do and you have to clean off the nozzle after each use.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I usually wear tinted moisturizer but decided I needed something that would add a little more coverage and stay on all day for work. This foundation is perfect! It goes on so well and isn't cakey at all, really is like Naked Skin! I bought the brush that you use with it and its awesome too, use the brush to stipple and roll along your face to make the product seep into your skin. You don't use a circular motion like you would use to apply bare minerals. The color goes on a little yellow but that disappears quickly, and it's great to cover up any red/pink tones. Anyways, this is a holy grail product and its perfect.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I bought a foundation at a drugstore and unfortunately, it did not match my skin. Plus it made my face look dry and settled into my small fine lines. I decided to go to Ulta and get color matched with the best foundation for oily skin. The girl who helped me recommended this one! She tried a few shades and finally settled on this foundation in shade 5.0 (i am hispanic and have light/medium olive skin). This is by far the best feeling lightest foundation ever! It doesn't look nor feel like i'm wearing makeup at all! It also has good medium coverage. i have a a good amount of light dark spots from old acne scars and it covers them up! I'm not too sure if it would be good for someone with really dark marks or uneven skin texture but if you have smooth skin and want a light, non greasy makeup, GET THIS! It is worth every penny!!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy Eyes: Hazel
For reference - my skin is pretty nice. Never struggled with acne, I get the occasional hormonal pimple, and have a small pore here and there, but overall it's pretty good. Since I only use foundation to even out my skin tone, my usual foundation is MAC's Face and Body because I prefer a dewy, glowy look. I can't stand the feeling of a heavy foundation, and I've been blessed with decent skin so I don't have a lot to cover. I've recently gotten on a foundation kick because I wanted something with a little more oomph for special occasions or any time I want to feel a little more 'glam'. I am a MAC NC25 / N3 and I ordered this in 4.0. I was skeptical about ordering online, but I went ahead and did it anyway. I also ordered the Good Karma Optical Blurring brush they recommend with it. When I took the foundation out of the box I noticed how dark it looked and I thought that it wouldn't match. At lunch that same day I went to Ulta and had an SA match me. She picked up 3.0 and 3.5 and both were too light. 4.0 was a dead on match for me. Go figure! As far as the application - it pumps out really watery. But a little goes a LONG way. A pump was all it took to cover my entire face & then some. And the results are amazing. They aren't kidding when they say that you'll look airbrushed. The finish is semi-matte, minimal shine - this is like a satin finish I'd say. Today my routine was as follows: I moisturized, I then applied some of the sample I got of the UD Naked Skin Beauty Balm (amazing btw!), and then I applied this foundation using the Good Karma brush to buff it in. The results were definitely airbrushed, perfect skin. I didn't even find it needed to be set with powder. I have gotten compliments on the look. I sometimes also mix Strobe Cream or Lustre Drops in with it to add some extra glow. Regardless, my skin looks perfect. And it looks like real skin! It's so light and comfortable-it literally feels like nothing on your face. I'd say it's light to medium coverage, but buildable. Retails for $38. The bottle is beautiful. Minimizes pores. Takes away redness. Overall, I'd say it's a do. Make sure you moisturize your skin b/c it can tend to accentuate dry patches.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I thought I found my holy grail foundation with MUF HD foundation....but I was wrong. This stuff is amazing! I have combination skin and always feel like any foundation I put on, even with a primer and powder, ends up sliding off my nose area within 6 hours. This foundation STAYS. It feel like nothing is on my skin at all, and it sinks right in. I don't even feel the need to set it with powder...which is a new concept to me. I would say its medium buildable coverage with a demi matte finish. Its not dewy at all, but its not flat matte for sure...kind of like a lit from within look.
I would say get a sample of this foundation first, everyone's experience with it will be different because we all have different skin types and different needs! It is a great foundation that feels weightless but actually covers (I have rosacea and a thin layer of this is more than enough)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This isn't the miracle that it is promoted to be. I am Sand in Bobbi Brown and it looked like 2. would be a match but like others have said it is much too light. The coverage is good and the texture is light (can even abandon primer if you like). However with just a layer of moisturizer (CeraVe AM) it pilled and rolled off like I've never seen any product do. Just for curiosity I will see if I can find another colour match but I'm sticking with my Armani and Bobbi Brown foundations.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
So, I tried this foundation at the behest of the MUAs that assisted me at Sephora after trying several different foundations that haven't worked for me this month. I've been on the hunt for a light to medium buildable coverage, oil-free, non-comedogenic, fair skin friendly foundation for my extremely acne-prone, sensitive, combination skin.
My quest for the perfect foundation for my skin has gone all kinds of directions:
I've tried Neutrogena's foundation for acneic skin
Revlon Color Stay, which made me break out like no other
Lancome Teint Idole 24hr, which was great but a bit cakey and chalky looking for me. It's got a great matte finish and full coverage, but that's not helpful in this situation
Clinique Even Better coverage, which was slimy on my face
Bare Minerals Ready foundation, which I liked okay, but it wasn't great. It didn't provide a long lasting coverage and settled on my skin uncomfortably, thickly, and unnaturally.
Laura Mercier Oil-Free foundation, which was AMAZING but the lightest shade at Sephora was a shade too dark!
Nars Sheer Matte, which similarly to Lancome was chalky, but it also caused major break out
And finally Urban Decay NAKED.
The biggest issue I had with this foundation was that it made me break out after a few days of use on my cheeks, along my jaw, and between my eyebrows, which are not usual break out spots for me. I will definitely be returning it to the store and exchanging it for something that will work for me as soon as possible.
The color matching for my fair skin has proved to be a major challenge with other brands, but 0.5 in this foundation was a great match. Coverage wise, it was very light and was easily buildable from the application I used. I'd been using about 2 pumps with a stippling brush, and in spots where my red acne scars and pimples showed through I'd brush over it again to cover it further. So it worked the way I wanted it to. The packaging is phenomenal, with an easily stored thin bottle with a pump, so it doesn't get all over the place like some other foundations I've encountered. It has a very very liquidy, watery consistency and spreads thin because of that. It has a dewy, sticky feeling finish to it unless you put a finishing powder over the top, which is what I've been doing, and I preferred that natural finish to the sticky feeling it left me with before. When I wear it with the powder, however, I couldn't even feel that there was any foundation on my skin, which felt nice. It has decent staying power, and has lasted me a full evening at Disneyland in the rain without too much damage and no touch ups. So what it comes down to is how it reacts with my skin, which is negatively. In the few days I've used it, I've broken out the most I'd have to say, moreso than Nars Sheer Matte, which also made me break out a lot, although not nearly as bad as with ColorStay. Generally my skin is fairly clear, after 10 years of trying to get a decent handle on my acne, but I usually have 2-5 or 6 zits on my face at any given time not including black heads, and this foundation made 4 more zits within a few days, so imagine what would happen if I continued to use this stuff. YUCK.
If acne is your biggest issue, or if you have oily skin, I would not recommend this foundation. This is the type of foundation that someone who doesn't have to deal with problematic and sensitive reactive skin could use every day, but those of us who have a continuous struggle will have to continue to search for that perfect balance. Definitely won't be purchasing this again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
At first I did not like this foundation, the coverage was too weak for me..I got about 6 samples of this when ever I visited Sephora which was once every other week... I am a huge foundation Junkie and I have tried 80% of drug store and High end foundations out there. SO FAR I have only purchased 4, and I only purchase items when they have won me over after weeks of sampling; Sheer glow, Double wear, Studio fix, and this. I have worn this for about a week now and tried it several ways UNTIL NOW, I found a way that made my skin look FLAWLESS!! I've always been told to place my concealer over my foundation but I discovered that applying my concealer FIRST after primer than buffing on this foundation after, setting it with a coastal scents powder kabuki brush using CARGO blu-ray powder made me matte 8 hours (thats the time I wear my make-up till) I am an nc 42 and Got this in 6.0 PERFECT color match. THIS is a medium coverage NOT FULL. I Use 1.5 pumps all over my face and used the hard candy glamoflouge concealer. I have acne prone-oily skin with dry patches now that winter is here and this method made me look healthy not too powdery or fake looking. Aside from the foundation itself, another major factor to achieving the look you desire is the methods used!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I'm in love with this foundation before. Medium to full coverage, great oil control, doesn't make you look cakey and you don't need to set with powder.
Until I found out today, this foundation make me break out. There's two pimples on my cheek. I wear this one two days in a row and my pimples are getting more red and bigger than yesterday. Usually I only wear this one for occasion such as party and not make me break out until today.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Yes, this is a good quality foundation but I'm having trouble finding a match. The SA recommended 2.0 for me, which in the store's lighting seemed fine but later when I tried it at home it was extremely pale. Disappointed, I went to get 3.0 at Sephora. Brought it home, still too pale, with a "white casting" over my face. What is the deal with this? I am an NW20, this should work for me. Now I'll be trying 4.0 and maybe even 5.0. Wow. I'll be exchanging my 3.0, Hopefully the 4 or 5 will work....
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This product is okay. It's the first foundation I've tried that doesn't give me severe acne. It does give me some bumps around my chin and nose area but I can deal with that over cystic, painful acne. Also it doesn't give as much coverage as I would like. I have large pores, acne, and acne marks. It hides some, but definitely not as much as I hoped.
I apply this over Clinique dramatically different moisturizing gel and the Hourglass mineral veil primer/corrector and it keeps my oily skin matte but moisturized all day. But without the moisturizer, it looks flaky on my pimples and dry spots.
I hate that it has no SPF :(
Overall, I would purchase again, if I can't find anything better. But it does an okay job with covering some of the flaws but not everything. Wouldn't work as well without accompanying products.
EDIT: I prefer the Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation over this one.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I am around an NC30 and I believe I am using 3.5. Not entirely sure. Coverage is medium. The longevity of this foundation is about 5 hours for me. Which is good because I have oily skin. I like it because it doesn't feel heavy on my skin. The color selection is decent but I do agree with others who say it appears ashy. Overall, it's an average foundation.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
THIS IS MY HG FOUNDATION. I was looking for a foundation with sheer-medium coverage, with a natural finish and this fits the bill. I wear Mac NC20, and I am dead on match for 2.0. For me this foundation is fantastic, but I can see where some of the complaints in reviews I've read have come from. It does not fully cover my blemishes, but I wasn't looking for it to, that's what my lovely Mac Pro-Longwear concealer is for. This foundation leaves a semi-matte finish on my combination skin and I only use a setting powder wear I apply concealer. It makes your face REALLY SOFT, with no transfer once its given five minutes to set onto the skin. If you are looking for a thinner, natural looking foundation and either don't need or don't mind using a concealer for spots, then try this foundation. If you are looking for a one coat and go thicker foundation this may not be the best fit. On me it DOES not cause acne and does not make my hormonal acne worse.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I love this foundation. I have super pale skin and find it really hard to find the right colour match. But 0.5 is perfect for me. It covers really nicely. I will Neva buy a different one. Love it
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
It's Urban Decay and everybody's raving about it.Worth a try, so I thought.
Texture : liquid, creamy enough to spread, but not oily at all once it's absorbed into the skin.
Smell : IDK, i noticed something chemicall-y underneath.
Color matching : I'm NC 25, and I got UD Naked Skin in #4.0. Perfect match for me, UD Naked Skin just blends right into my skin.
Coverage : medium, buildable.
Finish : semi-dewy [?] not matte but not dewy either, it falls in between.
- does NOT cover blemishes, red spots or skin discoloration at all.even with 2 coats.and i hate the feeling of putting 2 layers of foundation on my face.
- claimed to be 'your skin, but better' foundation; sorry, i don't see that using this foundation.
- rather pricey don't you think?
the bottle is utterly nice to look at.
and no, I'm not seeing anything as Urban Decay claimed about this product.
they should've put it this way: 'this is a foundation with medium coverage'.
despite all of my whining, this pretty decent foundation; but i also get the same result with WnW tinted moisturizer for 3 bucks only.
why would i flush another 40 bucks down to the drain if i could get the same result with cheaper stuff anyway?
I gave this foundation a second chance.
At the first time I wore it, I was going to an outdoor photography job, so I was in a bit of hurry on 'let's put some makeup before get ourselves rolling on the dirt'.And my take on the product is what I wrote above.
2nd Chance : on a formal evening occasion, indoor.
Used primer, applied it with E.L.F flat top powder brush, but I didn't set it with any powder.
Coverage without compromise. Our weightless formula blurs imperfections for a flawless finish that feels invisible, but looks professionally retouched.
Result: still can't get that 'full coverage' without feeling 'hey people, look at this layer of makeup!'.
But one odd thing: i feel dull, like my skin is absorbing all the light and moisture. I literally look at the mirror and seeing an old rag on my face.
Worst part: it transferred everywhere. On my husband's suit, on my dress when I took the dress off.
I thought it only happened for once when I was literally jumping and rolling on the dirt during the day job, outdoor, in the tropic's sun and humidity. I could forgive that it actually transferred to my camera's monitor and left oily-nasty blotches all over.But during an indoor - formal occasion? when i actually act like a well-mannered lady?That's just...*shaking head*.
Okay I have combination skin; that my T-zone needs blotting every 3 hours or so,and for the record, this transfer issue doesn't happen with my Skin79 or Hanskin BB cream,E.L.F flawless finish, nor my Revlon Colorstay. Yes, those last two perhaps THE most hated foundation, but those two work for me,beautifully.
No satin skin happy ending for me with this foundation.