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Product Review: Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup


Last month, Urban Decay released their new Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup, and after trying it myself, it’s officially my new favorite product.

In case you haven’t heard of it, Naked Skin is a foundation that claims to offer a flawless, ultra-definition finish, natural radiance without shine, and weightless, buildable coverage, plus tons of nourishing ingredients. After testing this foundation for two weeks, I have to say, it definitely lives up to its claims (and its many positive MakeupAlley reviews).

Want to learn more? Read on for my full review!

Wearing the new Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Makeup
Me wearing the Naked Skin foundation.
(Apologies for the grainy cell phone picture – my regular camera is out of commission!)

The Product:

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Urban Decay’s Naked Skin foundation comes in 18 shades, virtually guaranteeing a selection for everyone. The formula is lightweight, which makes it able to be applied lightly or more heavily depending on how much coverage you need.

The best part, though? It lasts all day. Seriously. No dripping. No fading. Nothing. Even in the California heat, when I wear this, my makeup looks exactly the same at 11 p.m. as it did at 9 a.m. Also, Naked Skin doesn’t create that unwanted shine. It doesn’t completely matte out your face, but gives radiance to areas like your cheekbones rather than your nose. For these reasons alone, it’s truly amazing.

The Packaging:

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Another great aspect of Naked Skin? The packaging is fantastic. The product comes in a long, clear plastic bottle which allows you to easily gauge how much you have left, and won’t shatter if you accidentally drop it.

The bottle has a pump, which I always look for when picking a foundation because without a pump, things can get extremely messy and you can waste product. It also comes with a cap, which prevents any accidental squirts in your makeup bag. Last but not least, like all Urban Decay products, it’s very aesthetically pleasing.

The Price:

One drawback: This product rings up at $38.00. I know, I know, $38 is hard to justify when you are ballin’ on a budget, but I’m a huge believer in the idea that “you get what you pay for.”

In my opinion, $38 is not a lot to pay for a foundation that makes my skin look perfectly flawless, does not create shine, lasts all day, and does not give you that “cake face” look. Also, most counters will allow you to sample the foundation before purchasing so that you’ll only buy the perfect shade.

The Bottom Line:

I give this foundation a full five stars and two thumbs up. Urban Decay is always creating must-have makeup products (like Naked palettes and the All Nighter Setting Spray), and this is another one to add to the list. Naked Skin foundation has definitely earned a spot in my makeup bag.


Have any of you tried Naked Skin foundation yet? What’s your current favorite foundation? Any questions? Leave a comment below with your thoughts!

Posted on on August 28, 2012 / Filed Under: Beauty & Hair / Tags: , , , ,

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9 Responses to “Product Review: Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup”

  1. 1
    August 28th, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Looks great!

  2. 2
    August 28th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Bought this and wasn’t a fan at all, ended up returning it. I’m extremely fair, and the lightest shades were not light enough for me. I didn’t have good luck with the wear time either.

  3. 3
    August 28th, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Has anyone tried this as well as Makeup Forever HD foundation? I use Makeup Forever right now, but I’d like to know how they compare.

  4. 4
    August 28th, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    I usually agree with your reviews, but I absolutely HATED this foundation!

    I think it is fine for people who already have flawless skin but for those who use foundation to even out their skin tone or even conceal imperfections I would not recommend this at all. It is extremely over priced for the results it gives. I would say this foundation is comparable to any high quality drug store foundation or cheap department store brand.

    Kate- Yes I also use Makeup Forever HD and I have yet to find any foundation in that price range that compares. The finish Makeup Forever gives is much smoother but also much more opaque than Urban Decay’s Naked.

    For anyone who is unsure and would like to give this foundation a try, head to your local Sephora and ask for a sample size in your coloring. This way you could try it out before your buy it. But best of all…. It’s FREE!

  5. 5
    August 28th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    kind of off subject, but since you mentioned the all night setting spray–i use their deslick in a tube (they have a spray version i haven’t tried) and it leaves me looking completely matte. totally unnecessary for a school day, but if you’re going to a show/music festival/working all day in direct florida sun, it holds up amazingly. i think i would die without it. also ridiculously priced, but soooo worth it.

  6. 6
    August 29th, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Hey Imani! Love this review, but I was wondering could you possible do a review of Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation. I’m using it now and love the product, but I’d like to know what you think of it.

    Kara – I”m definitely going to give Makeup Forever a try. I’ve heard nothing but good things about that product!

  7. 7
    August 29th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I got a free sample from Sephora, and I felt it was alright, but not worth the $38.00 for a full one. When I wore it for the week, my face ended up super shiny after a couple hours and I would have to use some powder to tone it down. I personally feel like I need a medium coverage foundation due to some blemishes, and this one was just too sheer for my liking.

  8. 8
    November 10th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Awesome awesome awesome ..makes my skin radiant without shiny oily look..light but great coverage..still need concealer for dark n redness spots

  9. 9
    December 15th, 2012 at 11:04 am

    What shade are you wearing.

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