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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Urban Decay Naked foundation review



I was so excited when Urban Decay released the Naked foundation. The reviews started pouring in that this was the best foundation ever. The photo's I found of this foundation on skin looked flawless. Of course, I had to get it!

I used the shade finder tool on Urban Decay's website to determine my shade. I picked shade 5.0. This is an almost neutral medium tone that leans slightly yellow. I also ordered the brush that was released to be used with the foundation.

The bottle is nice and sturdy. The pump is excellent. I can pump out as little or as much as I want, which I like. The brush is superb, perfectly dense, nice weight, and super soft.

The coverage is a light/medium, but I put a second coat on areas that need a little extra. The result is nearly flawless. The foundation stays a little dewey on me, so I do need to set with powder. The photos show foundation only, no powder or concealer. As you can see, the majority of darkness and redness are diminished.

Left-Before, Right-After


What I love about the foundation:

The finish looks natural! Even in direct sunlight, it looks like skin. I love the shade range, I think that almost anyone will be able to find their shade. Shade 5.0 is my perfect match. I love that I was able to pick my perfect match with their online tool and not have to go into a store. I love the packaging.

What I don't love about this foundation:

It makes me very oily in that it does not absorb any oil, and it is very hydrating. It does not last on me. After about six hours, all my spots and darkness start to show through.

Who I would recommend this foundation for?

People with combo/dry to dry skin. I would not recommend to oily skin at all. Someone who wants to look natural will love this foundation. If you like a heavy, masky look, this is not for you.

Foundation $38, Brush $24. Available at most retailers that sell Urban Decay.