Urban Decay • Naked Skin • Liquid
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I personally love this foundation and agree with its weightless self-claimed. It gives a healthy glow but it's not perfect after about 8 hours of wear. But with good primer and setting spray, this foundation can work wonders. Here's my full review on the product: http://misskristani.blogspot.com/2012/10/beauty-rave-urban-decay-naked-foundation.html
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This product destroyed my skin! I went to Sephora to buy a new foundation. I wanted something light weight yet with more coverage for the colder months. A UD rep was at the store and was praising this product how it would never clog my pores or break me out and how it’s made with no sulfates, parabens, GMO’s etc. I wore this for months and started to develop small white bumps on my neck and jaw line. I thought they were whiteheads at first and I tried masks, spot treatments, light treatments and acne/pimple remedy known to man and these things would not go away. Fed up I went to a dermatologist who said it was Milia. Basically small cysts deep under the skin due to clogged pores. I changed everything for my face wash, toner, lotion, body wash, body lotion, shampoo, conditioner, laundry detergent. I even went for acupuncture, allergy tests and went on an anti-inflammatory diet. These little bumps did not go away. I did not think it was the foundation because the rep was over and over how good this is on your skin and I needed to cover these god-awful bumps on my skin.
I finally stopped using this foundation and the Milia have gotten so much better. This foundation clogged my pores so much I developed Milia. I never had any skin issues in the past and I wouldn’t have described my skin as sensitive but whatever is in this foundation tore up my skin severely. I have had three trips to the dermatologist to have the Milium removed and plan another one with laser treatments to help reduce scarring from the Milia. This has cost me a small fortune as Milia removal is considered cosmetic and insurance doesn’t cover it. Everyone’s skin is different and may not have the same reaction as mine but in my life I have never had such a negative reaction to a beauty product. I 100% regret buying and using this product.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I was VERY skeptical about this foundation, and to be honest I didn't really want to love it as much as I do. I have tried so many different foundations over the years, and so few have ever come close to being this good. I have a hard-to-match skintone, combo skin, a lot of redness and acne to cover up, and pretty steep wear demands (12+ hours most days.) When I try a new foundation, I usually am most difficult to please on both shade match and coverage. I did not expect a match or significant coverage, especially after I saw how thin the product was. On an average day, I use this with some sort of buffing brush, patting it on first on my cheeks and chin where I need the most coverage, and then buffing it over the rest of my face. I usually do about 2 or 3 pumps depending on how red my cheeks are. I literally cannot believe every day how well so little of such a thin product covers all the crap I am trying to cover. On very red pimples and under eye circles I still have to use concealer, but it probably would be possible to go in with a small concealer brush to cover those imperfections as well. The only place where this foundation falls down in my opinion is the wear, even though it doesn't claim to be long-wearing. If it was long-wearing it absolutely would be perfect, but with setting spray (UD or Skindinavia usually) and setting powder it does last for a very long time. I've found that it works really nicely with soft silicone primers. I have had particularly good luck with Tarte's Clean Slate primer and UD's Poreless primer. If you haven't found the right foundation yet, please try this one. I kind of gave up on UD as a brand, but this product is really good. Update 12/12: I have tried this foundation with the Beauty Blender sponge and it also works beautifully with that tool. The finish is similar to buffing with a brush, but you can pat on just a little more of the foundation for more coverage using the rounded end of the Beauty Blender.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I wanted to like it because it made my skin look great. However, something in the formula ended up giving me black heads in the T-Zone. I stopped for a few days and cleared them up, then tried it again and had the same result. So I returned it. If you don't have an issue with blackheads, it makes your skin look great.
The brush they sell separately I bought and ended up keeping and use it with my other foundation. It is a really nice brush that makes other foundations go on better, too.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I liked this product a lot. I work at JC Penney and I was in the Sephora shop looking for a new foundation. I read good reviews on this foundation and the girl gave me samples. Still not sure what my color is because they didn't give me samples in all colors, but I'm either a 2.5 or 3.0. Overall, this product stayed well, I didn't breakout or anything, blended very well. I would say its coverage is medium, which is fine for me because I just need to even out my skintone. All I need covered is undereye circles which I cover with compact powder. And apparently there's a primer in the formula so that's great. It's $38 at Sephora, but my mom gave me a bottle of Revlon Colorstay which works well so far so I'll stick with that since it's cheaper and if I experience any issues with that I'll switch back to the UD!
EDIT: Colorstay made me break out so I bought this foundation. My color is a 3.0. I'm pale with yellow undertones to my skin so it works perfectly. It is $38, but the bottle is an ounce which is a decent size for foundation, and you really only need a little bit since it spreads so generously. It's a great foundation that will last you a long time.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I really dislike this product. The guy at Ulta put it on my face and it looked kind of iffy, but I figured that it was because it was on top of my other foundation. I put it on the next day and it didn't look any better... it looked worse in fact. The man told me it was full coverage and it is not. The color selection is not very good; 0.5 was too pink and 1.0 (which is the one I went with) is too dark. The very worst part is that it clings to every dry patch and sinks deep into every pore. It just looks bad! Maybe it won't be bad if you have nice skin to begin with, but if you are someone who has not so nice skin, this doesn't make it look any better.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
In my many years of wearing makeup, this is the ONLY foundation that I have ever bought a second bottle of. I grabbed this on an impulse, I had run out of my last foundation, and I was in Sephora to pick out a new one. I couldn't decide, and last minute I grabbed this one, swatched it on my hand and said to myself, "Well, I'll just take it back if I don't like it." When I put it on the next day, I was floored. The coverage is PERFECT, I have relatively okay skin, but I have some spots from previous acne, and a few red spots on my face. This covered everything without looking like a thick, cakey mask. The finish was wonderful...it didn't make my face look like an oily slick, but it didn't make it look flat and unnatural. It really does look like skin. Another bonus is that everything layers on top of it beautifully, My blush looks wonderful, my bronzer blends perfectly. It feels light, not heavy. It hardly feels like you are wearing any makeup at all. The color is a dead-on match for me too...4.0 is just right. I like the numbered scale, with the yellower tones ending in .0 and the pinker tones ending in .5. I am a light yellow with olive undertones, and other yellow foundations have always made me look a little sick. 4.0 has the perfect balance of yellow undertones without being too yellow, but also has no hints of pink whatsoever. I also love the packaging, I love any foundation with a pump, makes everything much easier and more hygienic.I think I have finally found my HG foundation after YEARS of searching. After trying everything from almost every MAC foundation, Bobbi Brown, NARS, Smashbox, Benefit, Too Faced, Lorac, Bare Minerals, tons of drugstore foundations, I think the search is over. Hallelujah!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I wasn't a huge fan of this Foundation. I went and bought at Sephora kind of on a whim, and I was SO excited to try it based on the reviews. A lot of people likened it to Make up forever HD. I think they are a little bit similar in claims, but I found that everything I did like about the UD naked skin I like more in the Make up Forever HD.
I've been using MUFE HD on an off for about 3 years and I LOOOOOVVVEEEE that foundation. I think I've come to realize it is my favorite foundation ever. In fact I'm going to be returning the UD naked skin and purchasing like my 4th bottle of MUFE HD.
UD naked skin isn't bad. I would say it's worth a shot. I think the main thing for me was the color. I got 3.5 because I have a pink undertone, when I saw the shade in the bottle it looked hellllla dark, but everyone says that. The foundation does look darker in the bottle but when it's pumped out and spread out it lightens up. That being said, where the hell is the pink in 3.5? It was WAY too beigey, gray, maybe slightly pink, but hardly. Wasn't a fan of the shade, I feel like it made me look ill
I think I've been spoiled by MUFE HD. Shade #135 is a dead on match to my skin. A light-medium skin tone with pink undertones and the pink is CLEARLY visible. I feel like MUFE brightens the center of my face when I put it on, and doesn't make me look ill.
Wasn't a fan of how watery UD is. I consider MUFE HD to be quite runny but UD was a little much. I feel like my brush (real techniques buffing brush) completely soaked up a lot of it. I also had to use 2 pumps of UD as opposed to 1 pump of MUFE HD.
All in all I think it just wasn't what I was hoping for, and for 1 extra dollar here in Canada I would MUCCCCCCH rather have the MUFE HD. I feel it's superior and the claims of it being virtually invisible are way more noticeable in the MUFE HD. Felt like I could see the UD on my skin a bit more.
Hope this helped, go grab a sample!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
At first I loved this product. I got some samples, they were fabulous. My skin looked almost airbrushed. I bought a bottle, 3.0, the shade worked perfectly and I was in heaven. But as soon as the weather changed, and the heaters went on, it stopped working. It showed EVERY pore on my face, and I've never had a problem with pores before. Had to return to Ulta.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Other
Great job UD. I have finally found that illusive foundation shade that is very fair but still warm toned. Shade 1.0. Thank you for labeling your shades so clearly. Cool tones end in .5 and warm tones end in .0 - I don't have do envision if ivory or bisque or linen would be lighter-- it's a numbered scale = perfect. The finish looks very natural - maybe I would describe as satin --- not matte but not dewy or sparkly or high sheen or moisturizing. I feel polished but not over done. If I want to go for the no makeup look or not trying look --- this mixes so well with my oil free moisturizer - to turn it into a tinted moisturizer too.
I use my fingers to apply. I think this product would be awful with a sponge because you hardly need any product. As far as lasting power - I've started using this foundation in conjunction with the All Nighter makeup spray - and I can go 16 + hours and it looks perfect. I can't remember the last time I'm been so pleased with a foundation. I do think that your skin needs to be in pretty good condition for this to work for you. It covers flush and evens skin tone but if you have a monstrous breakout or textured scarring or need full coverage pigment coverage - that is not what this Naked Skin Weightless Foundation was designed to do.... :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love this foundation. The finish is beautiful. I mixed it with a tiny bit of Estee Lauder Double Wear Light to increase the staying power and to adjust the color to better match my skin. The outcome is beautiful natural looking skin. Even when the foundation melts off (my face tends to sweat a lot and the weather here in Hong Kong is not good for any kind of foundation) my skin still looks very nice, doesn't melt off in patches just leaves a very luminous finish.
However, I really really hate the packaging. I bought a bottle of this foundation when I visited San Francisco, I put it in my luggage (inside a sealed bag luckily) and it leaked everywhere! The bottle didn't crack or anything, the foundation comes out from where the pump and the bottle join (the rim). It's just so sad because by the time I took out the foundation bottle there was only 1/5 left!!!!!! I was so heart broken. I will still buy the foundation next time when I visit but I am going to use tape to tightly conceal the rim and place it up STRAIGHT in my backpack (in a sealed plastic bag again of course)!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I LOVE this foundation to say the absolute least. I bought it in shade 3.0 which fits perfectly. I have dry skin and it's not over drying, cakey or thick looking on my skin. I love the finish. It enhances my skin by a great deal without making it look like I have tons of foundation on. The finish is demi matte. Holds up amazing and doesn't get oily! Not even my T-Zone!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I am an NC 30 in MAC and got matched with a 3.0 by a Sephora lady for a sample, though I think it is slightly too light for my skin. I will most likely buy the full-size product in 4.0.
I am an avid tinted moisturizer user, but I got tired of looking oily after only a few hours even with powder. Needless to say, I LOVE this product. I love the natural-looking demi-matte finish this product gives and that this is a true buildable light to medium coverage foundation. It's great for everyday-usage and I'm not oily by the end of the day...and I don't even need powder. Definitely a great step out of my comfort zone of tinted moisturizer.
On a side note, I love the coloring system for this product. Whole numbers have yellow/neutral undertones while the .5 numbers have slightly pink undertones. It's pretty simple and I love that there is a wide range of colors to match many skin tones.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Grey
Love it, love it, love it! I've been aching to try this since I started hearing about it, but we've only just gotten a UD in my local mall. I had considered just ordering a bottle online, going by the foundation finder on their web site. I had guessed my best match to be 1.0, and the main place I order makeup from was out of that color (you can't buy anything off the Urban Decay UK site). So I pouted and ordered some MAC Studio Fix in the meantime.
Boy, am I glad I wasn't able to order this online! My match actually ended up being the 5.0, which looks fantastic on me and covers wonderfully. I let her do my entire face and it's been on about 3.5 hrs. now and I still don't feel like I have anything on and the coverage is holding up well. Will def. repurchase when the time comes!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Brown
Generally, i don't like spending money on foundations since most of my experiences have been average at best. I feel like if i spent money on foundation and it sucked, then i'll be stuck with all that product forever...I think i've only used about 5 foundations - lioele BB cream, mac tinted moisturizer, covergirl clean, shisedo and laura mercier TM. All of those have led me to look for certain qualities in foundation, mostly to compliment/hide dry skin instead of emphasizing or aggravating it. Out of those i like the shisedo and laura mercier, both for its light feeling consistency and didn't emphasize dry spots. During this time, i was suffering from an allergic reaction from sunscreen so i felt really ugly and itchy. Not that this solved it but it just helped me feel better about myself. I was going without foundation or on my really bad days, just wear the laura mercier tm but still it was bumpy or dry looking :(
So one day i was hanging out with boyfriend and the allergic spots were flaring up for some reason, probably from being in the sun. I was like you know what, i'm looking for a new foundation anyways (but after my skin healed) and went to sephora. The SA was really nice and even recommended a serum to help out the dry spots (caudalie but i ended up using clinique). She put some on my face and gave me a sample. I wore it the whole day and my boyfriend kept complimenting me, saying it didn't even look like i was wearing anything. I liked the feeling, light but definitely something on. Medium coverage. Now that my skin is healed, it goes on smoothly. I liked the idea of a primer inside already, since i'm usually lazy about primers unless my skins really bad. 4 is also the perfect color for me, none of my other foundations had that perfect match, almost but not as good as this one. I was hesistant in spending on a foundation like i said, but i went to portland over the summer (no tax!) and just went for it. Also when i removed it, my skin didn't feeling irritated.
I'll definitely buy again, hope this helps.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I don't love this or hate it. It's just alright. I like that I was able to match my skin, for some reason I usually have a hard time. It goes on light but is build able. It feels very lightweight, which is nice. I would say this is great for everyday use but if you plan on a night out then I would suggest something heavier. I have dry skin and this seems to sit well on it without drying my face out or look greasy. I will probably buy this again, unless I find something else that catches my eye.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love this foundation, so far best I have ever tried. Looks natural, stays on all day, provides medium coverage, good color match, doesnt looks cakey, or too greasy. Overall would recommend it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is a wonderful foundation. I have tried several high-end foundations (NARS, MUFE, Dior, Mac) and truly believe I have found the one! It blends nicely when applied with a foundation brush and I only need half of a single pump which covers my whole face/neck nicely. It does not have the cake-face side effect, but has a natural and believable finish. No offensive odor and the packaging is lovely.
The only down-sides are the pricing, but I believe that if you are using foundation daily that it is worth it to eat the cost and invest in a high-quality foundation. Also, if you are acne-prone I would stay away from not only this foundation but all foundations in general as it will only clog your pores and worsen the situation.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Beautiful foundation. The coverage is thorough and complete, but yet feels like you are wearing nothing. In fact its so light in feel that it's the weight of other products on top that you become aware of . So my advice when using this incredible make-up is to apply any color on top with a light hand to let the beauty of this foundation come thru. The one thing that bothers me slightly about this foundation is that when you shake it ( and you MUST prior to application) it will go everywhere if lid is not on, but will create a mess in the lid. If this con could be addressed this would definitely be HG material.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Does anyone notice that this foundation is similar to the discontinued Maybelline Wonder Finish?
I used it for the first time today, and was very impressed with how lightweight it is, yet how densely it covers. Then it dawned on me...Wonder Finish! Wonder Finish that costs, like, less than 10 bucks.
I like the packaging of this a lot. It is a very sleek bottle with a nice metallic cap that snaps in place magnetically.
I hope the hype of this product prompts drugstores to make dupes, and quick. I can't keep paying $38 for a foundation every few months.