Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup is a new lightweight liquid foundation that blurs imperfections, blends and builds seamlessly, leaving you with a soft, demi-matte finish that looks natural.
A convenient pump-top dispenses the makeup
Shade 2.0, Swatched
Before (L) and After (R) One layer of the foundation.
Urban Decay’s Naked Skin makeup is said to use “light-diffusing spheres to blur imperfections for a luminous, demi-matte finish”. This makeup is oil-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, and contains nourishing ingredients.
Shade Range. The shade range in the Naked Skin makeup is very impressive, with eighteen shades available in warm and cool tones. The shade numbers indicate the tone in the makeup, with shades ending in ’0′ being warm yellow/olive and ‘.5′ being cool rosey/neutral tones. When first looking at the shades and tones available I thought it would be difficult to choose my match, but the detailed descriptions Urban Decay has offered for each shade enabled me to make my match even ordering online. My shade is Shade 2.0, which is described as: “fair with slight yellow undertone” which does describe it perfectly.
Application. The consistency of this makeup is very lightweight and runny. I am very pleased they chose to design this product with a pump-top so it is easier to get out the amount needed to apply. I shake this foundation up before dispensing, dot the makeup onto the areas of my face, then I have been using the Beauty Blender to stipple and blend it into my face. This makeup also blends seamlessly, and so going over areas of the face that need more coverage looks very natural. Urban Decay recommends applying this foundation with their Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush which is designed specifically for the Naked Skin, but I have not yet tried this brush. I have also tried my Sigma flat top kabuki brush and it has also worked well.
Finish and Wear. The finish of this foundation is “demi-matte” as Urban Decay describes it. It gives a very soft and natural look, slightly matte, but not powdery. I find this perfect for my oily skin, and found it lasts approximately 6 hours with no shine, and minimal shine after that. I found that it only slightly clung to dry spots on my face, but using a bit of moisturizer ahead of time took care of this, so I think those with dry skin would find this a very comfortable foundation to wear as well. The makeup lasted all day on my face with no fading. I find the coverage of this foundation to be a light coverage with one layer for me, and can easily be built to medium and close to full, however I find the finish to really blur imperfections, so I am comfortable even in a light coverage.
Ingredients. For ingredients listed on the packaging, please view the photo here. This makeup does not have a SPF rating, so it will be necessary to use SPF before application of this foundation when wearing it during the day. Urban Decay has recently released the Naked Skin Beauty Balm which contains broad spectrum SPF 20, and is recommended for use under the Naked Skin makeup. I have used up a sample and must buy a full size to review and use up myself!
Overall, I am loving the very light feel this makeup leaves on my face – it really feels like I am wearing nothing at all, just as Urban Decay says. I wasn’t sure if I would like the finish, because I have been into more luminous foundations lately, but the finish does look natural, not too matte, and for someone like me that deals with combating shine, it is a nice relief to not have to worry about it for 6+ hours. With the shade range and tones offered in this makeup, as well as the buildable qualities, this is a great makeup for all seasons, and for many skin types and tones.
- Product – 10/10
- Formula- 10/10
- Pigmentation – 10/10
- Longevity- 10/10
- Application – 10/10