Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation Review

A couple of weeks ago Urban Decay launched in Australia at Mecca Maxima after much anticipation!

I had never tried any Urban Decay products before but I had heard excellent things about the brand. I picked up the Naked 2 Palette, a primer, a setting spray, a prep spray and of course the foundation.

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I do normally fake tan although I will be coming into winter soon. I am planning on only using a gradual tanner since I will be wearing long sleeves most of the time so there isn’t much point in tanning each week. Because of this, I decided to pick up the shade that matches my natural skin colour which was 1.0 – the second lightest shade.

The first thing I noticed about this foundation was how watery it is. When you apply the foundation it feels like you are just smearing water across your face, and it reminded me a lot of the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation. I think Chanel must have changed the formula of that foundation because when I purchased it a couple of years ago the consistency was very watery like the Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation is, although now it is a lot thicker.

I applied this foundation with my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, which is what I use when applying any type of foundation or BB cream. I must say that considering the very watery consistency, the foundation did provide very good coverage! I was really surprised because normally foundations that are watery are quite sheer. In order to cover most of my acne scarring, I applied two coats of the foundation. My concealer is too dark over the top of this foundation because it is suited to the darker foundation colours I normally wear with my fake tan, so luckily I didn’t need it. Coverage is definitely buildable with this foundation which is perfect. After I had finished applying the foundation I noticed how great my skin felt! It honestly didn’t feel like I was wearing foundation at all.

This foundation lasted for an entire busy 10 hour day without budging one bit. My skin looked so fresh by the time I got home, and it honestly looked like I had only just applied my make up!

I am super impressed with the Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation, and I would really like to pick up a darker shade for the times I do fake tan! My only issue is that I am trying to save my money because I am going on holidays with a friend in a couple of weeks! Perhaps I will hold off from buying it for now and get it while I’m on holidays so that I can justify the purchase as a holiday expense (wink).

Have you tried this foundation before?

G xx

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15 thoughts on “Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation Review

  1. Sounds great! I hear so much good stories about this one, I just wish they had a counter here so I could pick the right color πŸ˜‰
    xxx Anne

    1. It’s so great! I was surprised at how much I love it considering it is quite watery. That’s a shame you aren’t near a counter! Thanks for reading Anne xx

      1. Well, I’ll just have to put it on the list of stuff for my next trip πŸ˜‰ Hope you had a lovely easter!
        xxx Anne

  2. I tried a sample of this foundation and really enjoyed it! I felt it stacked up well to the Armani and Dior samples I also tried, but for less $. I would definitely consider a full size of this! PS enjoy your other UD products πŸ™‚

    xo J

    1. I was considering trying some Armani foundations however maybe I’ll just keep using this! Thank you so much! I’m enjoying them so far πŸ™‚ thanks for reading xx

  3. Great review as always πŸ™‚ I love your pictures as well! Always so pretty xx You should try the subversion mascara primer it does wonders to my eyelashes! πŸ™‚ xoxo

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚ it means a lot! Oh thank you for the recommendation I will have to try it out! πŸ™‚ xxx

  4. I have been thinking about trying this product for awhile now. I have already swatched it in Ulta two different times.. I for some reason cannot get past the price tag because of the smell. Does it bother you once applied?

    1. I haven’t noticed this foundation even has a smell! Haha. So I guess the answer is that it doesn’t bother me. I honestly can’t even smell a thing πŸ™‚

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