Foundation Review ~ Urban Decay Naked Skin Makeup

Urban Decay Pkg

Stats: Liquid makeup in a pump bottle, $39 for 1 oz., no SPF, 18 shades.

Claims: Helps achieve a natural, illuminated and bright finish – like the beautiful skin you were born with! Light diffusing spheres tranforming you to look professionally retouched. Free of parabens, sulphates, synthetic fragrances, phthalates, hmos, triclosan. Contains nourishing ingredients: Matrixyl 3000 (anti-wrinkle peptide), litchiderm, green tea, sodium hyaluronate for hydration.

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Angie’s Test: I had this applied by a salesperson at Sephora so I don’t have a photo of it swatched. She used the Urban Decay Primer which has an SPF 20. I expected this to wow me because of it’s claims and the raves it gets on YouTube. I was underwhelmed. It didn’t do anything to improve the look of my skin, it didn’t magically transform my skin into baby skin, and I certainly didn’t look photoshopped. It provided light coverage that still showed my freckles and age spots. The finish was fairly natural looking except on my nose and chin where it looked dry and a little cakey. I had oil breakthrough in my T-zone after about 4 hours, and it was worn off after 6 hours. By the end of the day it had settled into the pores on my forehead making them look bigger.

Urban Decay 1In this picture you can see that it accentuated the fine lines to the left of, and below my mouth. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that it doesn’t live up to its claims… after all they are pretty outrageous. And so the search continues, because making my aging skin look older is not what I want a foundation to do.


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