I was applying my foundation this morning and realised it’d make a good blog post because its a fantastic product. I picked up the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup a couple of months ago, I shall refer to it as Naked Skin from here on in!
I’m not sure what drew me to it, I can get really quite bad skin, and all the impressions I had about this product were that it was very light.
To just explain in a bit more depth about my skin, I have ageing skin, I suffer quite badly with hormonal spots,as well as quite extreme dryness on and around my nose. If that wasn’t enough, I am starting to get pigmentation marks around my eyes (up close they look like freckles but from a distance, dark circles) while the skin around my nose and nostrils can be quite red toned. Don’t I sound lovely!
The official description of the foundation is that it feels as though you’re wearing nothing, has a luminous demi-matte finish with a result that can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as making you look airbrushed.
Starting with the range of colours, the range is excellent with 18 shades I believe. The numbering system really helps to loacte your perfect colour. Warm toned skins should look for shades ending in .0, cool tones finish in .5. I had an in store assistant help me to colour match and we agreed shade 3.5 was absolutely perfect for me. It isn’t a shade I would have chosen for myself, I would have chosen paler, but I have to admit she was right.
On my hand it looks not right at all!
Its an extremely liquid formula so when pumping out, I would advise not pumping out too much, it’ll run off your hand before you can use it all. I was keen to see if such a lightweight formula could cope with my redness and blemishes, as well as not clogging in the dryness on my nose. I couldn’t have been more pleased and surprised with the result.
This is a foundation where I find I use the least out of any I’ve ever tried, a little goes a very long way and blends beautifully, even on my dry patches much to my surprise, this is highly unusual and I find with most foundations I require primer on my nose, but this is not the case with this foundation.
Coverage is similarly surprising. For the first time I feel my skin looks as though I’m not wearing foundation, my tones are evened out so that redness is far less evident. Regarding blemishes and spots, I always use concealer, no question, however I’d go so far as to say coverage with this on small blemishes is excellent, bigger blemishes would mean you couldn’t skip the concealer, but as I say, I never do anyway.
It has an excellent wear time on my skin too, lasting a good 8 hours without shiny patches or obvious fading, and as I’m one of those people that touches their face a lot, this has been really tested.
I couldn’t be more pleased with this foundation, its passed my expectations quite considerably, it suits all but my most spotty days. I find its great for days (like today – excuse the hair) where I don’t want to look made up, but it gives such a good finish its also ideal for a really polished make up look.
I’m just including this next photograph to demonstrate how flawless it is around my nose. Around the sides of my nostrils, around my nose piercing, my skin gets terribly flaky and dry, and foundation makes this look much worse, but it really isn’t the case with this foundation.
There are only two people I wouldn’t recommend this product to, those with quite serious acne, and those who like a heavily made up finish from their foundations, this looks incredibly natural.
I also purchased the Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder which I will put in another post in due course but suffice to say I’m so impressed I’ve got the Naked Concealer and the Illuminating Beauty Balm on my wish list.
The Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup is a pricey (but worth it) £27 for 30ml, but do remember, you need to use very little.
I purchased mine from Debenhams.