Best Foundation for my FACE!
My face loves me now! this is the only foundation that has not changed my skin i.e break outs or oily. This foundation is the best thing that could have happened for my face. It is build-able for those that need more coverage but yet still light feeling and breathable! I have never been happier with a foundation another UD must have!
I'm Completely Gobsmacked!
I'm always on the hunt for new foundations that have good depth and undertone ranges, so when I came across Naked Skin, I was intrigued. I'd seen the 'Coverage without Compromise' tag line before, and I said to myself, "We'll just see about that."
This is a new generation.... Most everything is shot these days is digital. Hi-Def cameras pick up every possible flaw that exists on the subject and amplifies it by 2: Wrinkles, scars, large pores, etc. etc. You name it, a Hi-Def camera will pick it up. Nowadays, the foundation needs to be less viscous yet it still needs to have similar coverage properties and a fine enough grain, so even with the harsh lighting and the Digital camera it would be nearly undetectable. Dany Sanz(Make Up For Ever) was one of the pioneers in terms of making HD makeup accessible to the general public; hence, Make Up For Ever HD Foundation.
Now most every cosmetic company makes an HD foundation, and in my opinion, they are all fairly similar. Well, that was the case until I tried UD's Naked Skin Foundation. This foundation is a bit different, and here's why:
Prior to applying this foundation a really good shake.
I placed a bit of it on my palm and it almost has the consistency of MAC's Face and Body: Very loose and watery but a tad more viscous. I grabbed my kabuki brush and started to apply it.
Most HD foundations usually have a satin type off finish,UD's Naked Foundation has a semi matte type finish with a slight slight sparkle sheen. The sparkle/sheen really isn't really visible when you apply it. The only reason I caught it was because a hit of light captured an angle in my mirror. I then took out my amplified makeup mirror and really looked at my skin, and I was shocked to see that type and amount of sparkle/sheen in an HD foundation. What a gorgeous finish.
In terms of coverage, I was plesantly surprised. This foundation really covers a lot. This is a fully adjustable foundation, and it builds up beautifully without looking or feeling any heavier. I used this foundation on a client that has hyper-pigmentation issues, and with a second pass with my stippling brush, this foundation completely covered it. If you have significant acne, scarring and/or intense intense discoloration, this isn't the foundation for you; however, if you are looking for a lightweight foundation with an excellent diffused pigment ratio, you NEED to check this foundation out. Urban Decay really made a winner here. I love it.
I absolutely love this! I usually have trouble finding foundation that's light enough (I'm too pale for MAC) so was so surprised when this worked for me. I went into my local department store to get a sample and the gentleman on the counter applied it for me to show me how to apply it with the optical blurring brush. I couldn't believe how well this held up! So I went back the next week to purchase it.
It hasn't let me down yet, my skin has never looked so good! I use a light hand to give a natural coverage, it's got a lovely finish and is buildable without being cakey (I have dry/ combination skin so this is sometimes an issue). I didn't buy the urban decay brush and use a real techniques expert face brush, I found this works just as well.
I'd recommend this to anyone, it's a little more expensive than I would usually go for but it's worth every penny. I don't usually stick with foundations very long but this may just make me change my mind.
Will probably never change my foundations!
First off, I would like to say that I have oily-combination skin that gets dry on places all over the lower half of my face from the cheek down, but looks like a greasy mess on my T-zone. My skin is also extremely sensitive, and I've only found few good foundations that will not break me out. I have fairly clear skin with a couple of scars and minor blemishes. I use a clear mattifier as a primer first, and set it with all nighter setting spray. This gives me medium coverage, and I barely need to blot within hours of putting it on! I wear this nearly everyday because it is so lightweight and cooperates great with my skin's sensitivity, and I always get compliments on my skin! I have also noticed a slight improvement in my skin without makeup in the time that I have been using this! I only wear concealer under my eyes for dark circles, but I hate putting it on my face because it breaks me out. I use this with no concealer anywhere but under the eyes, and it gives me just the right amount of coverage! I will definitely be repurchasing this for as long as I wear makeup, which will probably be forever.
LOVE love love
This foundation is great for getting even coverage with a lightweight feel. Love that you don't need very much when working with this product, the range of colors are fantastic for every skin tone and is very fluid!
This product is better than about 90% of the foundations out there right now. I give UD huge kudos for giving us a nice shade range. I am not as in love with Naked Skin as I had been when I first got it, but it is a really lovely foundation. I am very pale, combo skin with acne marks. My main concern, aside from color match, would be that this product would not cover the redness in my cheeks and my various acne spots and scars. In spite of the fact that this product is very fluid, it seems to really pack the pigment and cover quite nicely. I did have a problem with the pump breaking on my first bottle, but UD has excellent customer service and they promptly replaced it. I have tried a lot of different application methods, but BeautyBlender/sponge and domed buffing brush are my favorite options. Does this product look like "naked" skin? Not really. Is it a nice foundation if you want something that is not mask-like and looks somewhat natural? Yes, absolutely.
I was given a sample bottle and put it to the test at a concert that I was at from the early hours of the morning to very late at night and I was really impressed. My makeup usually goes shiney after a few hours and I can feel it "melting" on my face. I didn't have this problem with this foundation at all. The sample bottle was also really small and I was very impressed with how many times I was able to use it, it's spreads so well and feels really light on the skin. I'll get around to buying this whenever I can!
I have very sensitive skin and usually liquid foundations do not agree with me. In the summer I tend to use mineral powder foundations, but since the drier weather in winter, I needed something more moisturizing. This stuff is AMAZING. I have tried several tinted moisturizers and some foundations, but this does not bother my skin at all! No breakouts, irritations, or dryness. And I love the look and the coverage. I usually only need something to even my skin tone and get rid of redness and this does just that. If you have blemishes or dark spots, it does not cover those very well, but it is buildable. I have never been able to wear a liquid foundation everyday and this one I can (and do!). The finish isn't overly dewy, but it's not matte. It's buildable too in areas that you might need it. I have tried applying this with a few different brushes, but it's much more natural when I apply with my fingers which is the only way I apply it. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who needs a lighter weight foundation and has sensitive skin. Love it!!
Great and light-weight foundation!
I recently purchased this foundation and I really like how light the product is. The coverage is pretty good and convers most of my imperfections. For the full scoop on my thoughts, please visit my review of this product on my blog. http://prettyinpigment.blogspot.com...
Lightweight and wonderful!
When I first tried this foundation I was a bit unpleased, (feeling like it was too light and not a great base match) but the more and more I used it the more I fell in love. I usually use Armani Luminous Silk foundation and this is an amazing (cheaper) alternative. It's pigmented, lightweight, stayproof, and fabulous!