Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup kind of works a miracle on my tired face. First, the color is a perfect match thanks to a wide range of available undertones and shades.
The second way it works a miracle is tied into how refreshed my face looks after I put it on. Flaws disappear (I still need concealer on my dark circles, though) and my skin tone is instantly more even, even with a small amount of product.
It’s so lightweight, I could barely feel it once it was on my skin, though I was worried that the thin consistency wouldn’t allow for medium coverage (it did) or it’d dry so fast, I wouldn’t be able to apply it evenly before it was frozen in place (it wasn’t a problem).
The texture is like an extremely thin gel, almost watery. The color I had, 2.5, had the perfect balance of yellow and pink to match my neutral skin tone. In my experience, most foundations are either a little too yellow or a little too pink.
In this line, the cool tones end in five and the warm tones end in zero, but the one I tried wasn’t so cool that it wouldn’t work for me. The finish is almost matte, but not so matte it looks dry as soon as you put it on. It looks like seriously healthy skin, glowing but not shimmery; my skin hasn’t looked like that since I was 18 or 19.
Sephora recommends applying it with Urban Decay’s Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush, but I just used my fingers and had excellent results. It spread evenly without drying too quickly, but it lasted all day once it did dry.
My skin is dry-normal, and the Naked foundation works well during the humid summer months. I am curious as to how it would fare in the winter, when I could imagine needing something much more moisturizing.
Photo credit: Sephora