Last year I bought my first foundation that was high end but recently the weather changed which in turn changed the condition of my skin.
Foundations were clinging to every single flake of dry skin and no matter what I applied beforehand, the foundation ended up looking patchy.
Not only had my skin become dry but because of the winter sun not giving me much colour and my skin lightening up a little more than the summer had given me , the foundation I had previously bought was now a shade or two darker than I needed .
It was most certainly time for a new Foundation and so on our Day out before Christmas , shopping for the children's Christmas presents , my husband stopped me to look at the Urban Decay stall in Debenhams knowing I can not help myself every time.
He asked me what I needed and the lady sat me down ready to give everything a whirl.
The first choice was The Naked 2 Palette because I had actually started to buy collection backwards so did not have it (I will share my review with you soon on that) but the next obvious choice was some new foundation.
I wanted something light, something natural looking but able to build up for those special occasions if ever I got the chance to go to any and even more importantly something a little more affordable than the previous one.
The lady Primed my face then came to me with this .........
Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup in shade 3.5.
Cost - £27.00
Available from Urban Decay
What do they say about this product?
''It feels like you’re wearing nothing, yet Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Liquid Makeup transforms the look of your complexion.
Skin looks illuminated and bright with a luminous demi-matte finish Light-diffusing spheres help provide a visible reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, blurring imperfections to make you look as if professionally retouched Naked Skin Liquid Makeup comes in a range of meticulously calibrated shades''.
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.
My thoughts -
To be honest the lights in the store never give me a great example of how the makeup will look at home so when they ask me how it looks I always nod my head and say thank you, purchase the item then give it another try at home .
Considering I had never used anything from Urban Decay other than their eyeshadows from the Naked range , I was very pleased with the formula.
The shade 3.5 matched my skin perfectly and although the shade looked darker in the bottle and on the back of my hand, it blended as if by magic to match my skin in seconds.
The formula is so lightweight just as true as the description says and it did not feel cakey on the skin at all.
Not having to wait for the foundation to dry because it literally dried as soon as it blended in seconds , I was happy to see that it was non sheen and gave me a healthy glowing finishing look.
My skin looked even toned and it settled well on the skin and because I have combination skin, I worried about streaking or snudging but it layed well on my skin and I got a flawless coverage , well in my eyes, the best I have ever had .
Using the Urban Decay Setting spray , This lasted me all day , but to be honest Ii did try this without it and it was just as fantastic .
The true test was when I answered my phone at the end of the evening and looked at the screen afterwards, With my previous foundation (which was a big named brand and cost me £30 may I mention) actually came off on my screen but this did not , I had no worry of it wiping of onto my clothes or my phone which made it even less embarrassing than it had previously made me before.
I always , no matter what primer I have on or how moisturised I have been before my makeup application, always had dry patches around the nose area and the centre of my forehead but this foundation does not pick up any of that and in fact hydrates my dry areas and that helps .
There are many different shades available in this foundation and I am so pleased that there was a perfect shade for me as I usually have to mix two foundations together to get one that works well .
The thing that wins me over though about this product is that it actually does luminise your face in the right areas without making your skin look oily . it lightens my highlighted areas well and brightens up my whole face.
I only need one pump of the lid to get enough product out of the tube which covers my whole face.
The only problem for me is that this liquid is quite watery , so you wil find that the liquid actually runs down your hand if you are not quick enough to apply.
I actually prefer to apply this with a brush but I have found that using your finger tips around the under eye helps deter from over using the liquid .
For me , my first experience with Urban Decay Face product Naked skin has been a delightful one and I am very impressed with its long lasting on my skin. It suits my skin perfectly and looks natural unless you purposely try to build it for that full cover finish.
I have been totally transformed and although I was a fan before of this brand , I am certainly even bigger of a fan now and looking forward to building my collection from them .
What do you think of the Naked skin liquid , have you given it a try ?
Let me know in the comments below.