Thursday, 6 December 2012

Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation Review

I had never thought about trying Urban Decay foundations until now. I knew in the past UD did some foundations but none of them really appealed to me. I love using the products from the Naked collection and wanted to give the Naked Skin Foundation* a try. There were a few things that lured me in such as the ingredients. There is green tea, vitamin E and sodium hyaluronate, that help with soothing, calming and hydrating the skin. Additionally it is oil free, making it perfect for oily skin!

The Naked Skin Foundation works with all skin tones and comes in several shades. The way UD have numbered the foundations is that if it ends .5 it is more beige or slightly pink toned and the ones ending in .0 are for much warmer, golden skin tones.

The packaging looks sleek and reminds me a bit of the Makeup Forever HD packaging but with a metal lid. I like pump style foundations, as the are much more hygienic. Also no air will be getting inside the bottle, which will make the foundation last a lot longer and not oxidize.

The foundation has medium coverage but i think it can be built up for a more fuller coverage. Even when i used this as a light coverage foundation, it evened out my skin toned. I would recommend if you have pretty good skin, then a sheer layer of this foundation would be all you need.

Shade number 7.0

Note: My hand is much darker than my face.

What I'm Wearing:
Urban Decay Naked Foundation (No. 7.0)*
Urban Decay Vice Palette ((Nevermind, Desperation, Black Market, Unhinged)
Urban Decay Lush Lash Mascara*
NARS Blush (Outlaw)
Urban Decay Lip Pencil (Naked)*
It has a semi-matte finish and for combination or oilier skins, i would suggest a light dusting of powder. However if you have dry to normal skin, then you can skip the powder. It gives a slight glow to the skin, which i like.......anything to make my skin look healthy and glowing!

The foundation is super light to work with, it doesn't feel thick at all. I find it very easy to buff into the skin and if you're in a rush, you can still apply it with your fingers. This is great for wearing everyday but also for using in the evening because it has buildable coverage.

This still lasts all day on my skin even when i have been out to work in London and returned back home! Overall, i am impressed, although i do set my makeup with the Urban Decay All Nighter Spray. 

Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation retails at £29 and can be purchased from either Debenhams or House Of Fraser.

Have any of you tried this foundation?


  1. Great post Selina! I have been looking for a light weight foundation and this looks perfect!

    1. This feels great on the skin and it doesn't feel as if you are wearing foundation. x

    2. It's Sandra Satoko posting :-) I can't get some of the blog posting functions to work when using my iPhone so Im unable to even post with my name, sorry.

      Have you tried Bobbi Brown's Longwear foundation? I've been testing it out for a couple of weeks now and absolutely LOVE it! My skin is oily & I normally always have to carry my Kett powder with me. This BB foundation completely cuts out at least 2 products I normally have to use (my Blot Out primer & finishing powder). It stays on my skin all day, matches it perfectly (I use Beige) AND causes no breakouts on my skin. I'm absolutely stoked about this stuff!

      I tried Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation before this & nearly bought a full bottle as it has great coverage & stays put all day without touch ups or powder buuutttt.....I'm so glad I tried BB's Longwear because it looks so much more natural once applied. It is by far my absolute favorite foundation of my lifetime!

  2. It looks really good on you!

  3. The only thing that worries me is the semi matte finish as I have dry skin but at the same time it's glowy. Hmmm will take a look x

    1. It does feel wonderful on the skin. I would suggest going to an UD counter and get a sample and then see how it sits on the skin :) x

    2. haha I did ask in Debenhams but the lady said she couldn't give me one! Awkward :|

  4. I love the feel of this foundation I brought in the summer time in 8 I might have to try 7 for the winter.