My review is dedicated to the most important piece of makeup for me when it comes to cosmetics - foundation, to the NAKED SKIN WEIGHTLESS ULTRA DEFINITION LIQUID MAKEUP to be precise.
I’ll tell you everything in the right order.
My skin and what I expect from a foundation product.
I’m 26 now and my skin has (almost) got rid of all the acne spots and other shit. It breaks out only before the X days, so all other days a concealer and transparent powder are enough for my daily makeup.
My skin is of combination type with an oily T-zone which quickly starts shining with oil later in the day and the same happens with my chin.
As I’ve already said there are no serious blemishes on my skin now. The pores are of normal size, though I still can see some relief there.
I like matte foundations with a velvet finish. My ideal foundation shouldn’t be too thick or give a mask effect. I think medium coverage is enough for me. I prefer a matte face when it comes to foundation, powered with my firm fixture - transparent powder. And then I put accents myself with the help of highlighter where needed. And one more important thing: my foundation should be long-wearing.
And now I’ll tell you about my experience with the Naked Skin foundation:
My friend advised me to buy this foundation. Since I highly appreciate and respect the Naked brand, I didn’t think long and quickly bought this product in the color 3.0.
The color range is huge and very thought out. The numbers mean the undertone of the product. For example the full number like *.0 means that the color has yellow undertones, while numbers like *.5 mean that the product is of pink undertones.
I always opt for the product with yellow undertones but this very foundation came out to be too yellow for me, even though I have to admit that it adjusts to my skin color and looks good on the skin.
Naked Skin is housed into a bottle of double plastic (I guess they could have put it in a glass bottle), there’s a pump and a special ball for mixing the pigments inside before application.
One of the downsides of this product for me is its runny consistency. I don’t like runny textures and I blame myself for not paying much attention to the " liquid " caption. One press of the pump gives rather a lot of the product, though because of its consistency, it isn’t enough for my entire face. I mean I can apply this amount though when I do my makeup for a party or any other occasion, I want my skin to look flawless and have to layer this foundation. For those who love “your skin but better” or “naked skin” effects, this product will be fine.
The foundation is easy to apply, as it doesn’t dry out immediately, giving time for proper blending. Thought the texture is runny and the product may look streaky, so be careful. As promised I get semi-matte and a natural looking finish. The coverage is decent yet it won’t conceal well visible blemishes, so I always compliment this foundation with my concealer.
Staying power: Here I wasn’t pleasantly surprised, alas. I always powder my face but still I end up having my nose looking oily and very quickly by the way. Besides, if I touch my face, the product starts to look patchy (especially on my chin and sides of the nose) and on oily areas it simply vanishes. If I layer the product, a few hours later it may settle into fine lines.
To the good side of the product I can list the oil and paraben-free formulation, which makes the product non comedogenic.
Urban Decay doesn’t test on animals and is cruelty free, which I’m very happy about since I’m vegan.
Expires within 6 months after opening
Aqua (Water/Eau), Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Silica, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Litchi Chinensis Pericarp Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tribehenin, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Polyglycerin-3 Crosspolymer, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Polysorbate 20, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Propylene Glycol, Carbomer, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. All shades may contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides).
All in all I can say that this product didn’t suit my skin not because it’s bad but because it doesn’t meet my demands. For those who love a natural finish in their makeup, this product may become a Holy Grail foundation. While me, well, I’ll set off to find my Holy Grail “velvety-finish matte” foundation.
Price: $40 30ml (1 oz)