Makeup | Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation

Friday, 6 March 2015

Rating: 4/5

It's so strange to talk about makeup in public nowadays. You can't say, 'Oh, have you tried Better Than Sex yet?' or 'NARS' Orgasm looks great on you!' without getting more than a few weird looks. So whenever I praise this Urban Decay's Naked Skin Foundation, strangers tend to furrow their brows and look at me disapprovingly.

It doesn't matter though. Because I do love Naked Skin. 

The Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation is a light-as-air liquid foundation with light to medium coverage that you can build up gradually. It is has 18 shades that you can choose from.  The foundation is runny  One or two pumps would cover the whole face to make a near-flawless base.

I found the foundation to be light-weight, feeling like nothing on skin, and gave a natural look with a satin finish. Not too matte, not too shiny. It's my go-to foundation for everyday makeup, when looking well-kept is mandatory.

Left: Shade 2.0 Right: 3:0
However, I am unsure of how it could cover redness and acne. I'm lucky to have few skin problems. Heavy dark circles around my eyes, slight discoloration around my mouth and nose, and my spidery veins poking out everywhere. The Naked Skin Foundation eradicates these problems, hiding them well underneath just a thin layer of foundation.

Also, I would not recommend the foundation for dry skin. It clung to flakes and dry patches of my skin when I first used it when the weather dried out my nose and chin. It seemed to emphasize these troubled spots.

I should mention that this should only be for daily makeup because it does not give the full coverage you may need on a formal night, nor does this foundation look good with flash. Trust me, you will look like something even ghosts would be scared of. This should be intended for everyday wear.

In Shade 2.0
I initially bought the foundation in Shade 3.0, thinking it would match my skin perfectly. However, once I put it on, I realized that it was too dark. It made me feel like an Oompa Loompa. So I bought in a Shade lighter in 2.0 which was almost perfect. Almost.

The foundation was still slightly too dark. I match foundations with my chest, and I realized it was too yellow. However, it still looked natural and absolutely beautiful. Perhaps, when I finish this bottle, I'll go buy it in Shade 1.5. 

So, while I don't recommend this foundation for those with dry skin, I would recommend this foundation to anyone looking for a light coverage foundation that gives a soft look for daily makeup. To wear this foundation will be like wearing no foundation at all. It's your decision whether or not that is a good thing.

So have you tried Naked Skin Foundation, and what is you go-to foundation? Please do tell me, I would love to know!


  1. I haven't used any of their products (they're really expensive here in Australia), but I cringe when I read the names of the shades :$ I don't know what market they're appealing to, but it's awkward. If the products weren't so good from what I've heard, I'm sure they'd be talked about a lot more.


  2. nice review :)

  3. Love urban decay for makeup but am addicted to the YSL foundation!


  4. I'm using a Mac foundation rn. This looks like its worth a try. Looks great on you too :) Btw, I followed you on bloglovin' care to follow me too?

  5. I was tempted to get this last time in KL but was more tempted to try the Benefit one (didn't get either one LOL). And yeah, with the names...why are they making it awkward for us? XD Nars DeeThro (yeah, that) is even worse imo.

    How's the oil control though? Well, if you have oily skin anyway xD;

    1. I think this foundation's oil control is fine! Perhaps some regular ol' blotting paper is in use though...hah

  6. Ohh I've never tried a primer with a tint like that before!


  7. I've been wanting to try this foundation for such a long time, I have heard nothing but amazing things about it. I should definitely give it a try! xx

  8. I have oil skin so I'm wondering how this will work on my skin. Great and honest review.

    Kay of Pure & Complex

  9. This made me chuckle a lot lovely, you're so right, I remember telling a friend that I recommend Nars Deep throat... never again! ;) The foundation looks incredible on you, definitely want to try this out!


  10. You look great! Perfectly matches you skin tone! :)

  11. The 2.0 shade looks like it was made for you! I tend to put moisturiser on underneath my NARS foundation, so maybe that could help with the dry skin for others? As long as it's nothing too oily! I just followed you on bloglovin by the way :)


  12. Your face actually looks flawless.. I want/need that foundation.

    XO naomi @ Naomi in Wonderland

  13. Absolutely love your posts! Such beautiful pictures as always <3
    Love from Dubai,

  14. i've been using 3.0 for a while and it looks good but i think i could go a shade lighter as well. i do really like the foundation but i tend to get dry patches which like you said, it doesn't look great over. i still think i might get the lighter shade and just use it sparingly :)

    xx danielle // shades of danielle

  15. Good to know that it's not for a formal night! I'm obsessed with the Naked eyeshadow palette!

    Chowing Down by the Bay

  16. Wow these shades are beautiful and light enough for my complexion! I love the Urban Decay cosmetics and find them great value for money, definitely wanting to try naked skin it looks so natural xx | Giveaway

  17. I haven't tried this foundation yet! I used to use Smashbox everything, but that became an expensive habit. After playing around with multiple BB and CC creams, I fell in love with Mary Kay's CC cream.

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  18. i've never tried this foundation before, but I am tempted to try it as I don't have dry skin and i'm in need of a good everyday foundation!

  19. You have amazing skin and this foundation looks great! & I agree makeup nowadays definitely has weird names!


  20. great review! very useful post! thanks for sharing!

    Inside and Outside Blog
    P.S. would you like to follow each other?

  21. Cool make up!!!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  22. Love this, you have beautiful skin!! x

  23. Thanks for posting this! I've always wanted to know what this foundation was like - also so jealous of your flawless skin! Looks beautiful :)

    Lattes & London

  24. Love your makeup look, your skin looks absolutely beautiful and the red lips are gorgeous!


  25. I'd love to try it because it sounds like no makeup makeup, which would be perfect haha
    Xx andrea

  26. I love Urban Decay :) although my local branch of Boots no longer stocks it :( but I love the look of this and I'd love to try it x

    Amanda Winchester ♥ | AmandaSays

  27. This looks like the perfect foundation for my skin, I WISH we got Urban Decay where I stay :( Last time I imported foundation the one bottle cracked and I have been hesitant ever since. Such a nice post though :)

  28. This is my holygrail foundation, so natural!!

  29. what a great review and post! I have all the naked eye palettes but have never tried their face products/foundations yet. I use Makeup forever and Max factor. now I want to try this! Thanks for sharing!