Holy Grail Foundation!
I've always been interested in trying a higher end foundation, particularly from the Urban Decay line. finally, about a month ago, I purchased the UD Naked Skin foundation. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this product! i was able to find my right shade right away. & after using it for a week I was happy to see that it had NOT dried out my skin or caused me to break out at all. it has a really good coverage & is able to cover up about 95% of my blemishes/imperfections. I love the finish it gives. it makes my skin look so good & is so lightweight I almost forget I'm wearing any foundation at all! All-in-all, my favorite foundation so far & am very happy with it. definitely worth every penny!
My face is naked!
I bought this for my cousin. She loved it, and it looked beautiful on her! So, I bought one for myself. ;) I've had this over a month now, so I've experimented enough with this foundation. Mostly at work where I am enduring an dietary assistant job as a dishwasher, cook, etc.
Here's what I've found with my combination skin: Coverage: sheer-medium/ It evens out my skin tone plagued by mild rosacea. You will still notice my acne, but it's not drawing your attention to it. It looks very natural when using it sheer, but you can tell a little that it's makeup once build the coverage higher. It really doesn't make my pores "disappear", but it doesn't accentuate them either.
Wear time without primer:6 hours/Towards the end of the six hours foundation sunk into pores on chin and nose area.
Wear time with primer(hourglass veil mineral primer): 7.5 hours/ Towards the end the foundation didn't look like it was seeping into my pores, but it was getting there with it being a bit dewy.
Transferable: It does a little bit. I have touched my face while wearing this a few times, It's like I swatched a sheer cheap eye shadow with one touch.
Drying Time: The foundation is not sticking after I applied it. It's still blend-able when building up coverage. I often find that I don't need to set it with powder! I do when I want the longevity to be extended. (I use UD Naked setting powder when I feel the need. You don't really need a setting powder.)
Scent of the foundation: It does say to shake it before every use, which gets rid of the smell.(Does more than that, btw) I did find the smell the first time I used it to be like how acrylic paint smells. I don't smell that smell now, and I'm pretty sensitive to smells. (Big nose problems lol)
Acne/irritation problems: It didn't bother my acne or cause huge breakouts. I usually blame my hormones.
I usually go with a primer before I wear this. I apply the foundation with a beautyblender dupe for sheerness (1-2 layers), and a 3rd layer with a foundation brush for more coverage.
I recommend this foundation! BUT I would suggest sampling this first at a Ulta/Sephora (if possible)! I went too light(1.0) on my first purchase, but I kept it for my winter shade and bought 2.0. Both 1.0 & 2.0 do match my neutral/pink undertone, but I'm not quite sure if it'll match warmer/yellow undertones. I'll have to make my sister test it out on her yellow undertone. Also, this foundation is about $39usd. Again, get samples if possible! :)
Definitely would consider getting full size
I got shade 2.0 and shade 3.5 as samples with the purchase of their now discontinued Skull Shadow Box. Shade 2.0 was a pretty good match. It felt totally light weight, and it dried down pretty quickly. I liked how easily I could buff it in with my elf powder brush. I'd say the coverage is pretty good- medium, not necessarily full, but buildable. I'm not sure what to do with shade 3.5, but I might mix it into another foundation for a more tanned look, or pale it out with some moisturizer to make a TM, because its a little too dark on its own. When I'm sick of playing around with drugstore foundations I could see myself selecting UD Naked Skin in full size- it feels like your skin is nearly bare and the coverage is pretty good. However- my skin is a lot more blemish prone than it was when I wore this, and I actually prefer a thicker, creamier foundation with more coverage. I'm glad Urban gave me a sample though- its definitely a foundation I might get in the future.