Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder Reviews & Swatches

Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder Fall 2013

Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder ($34) is a new finishing powder that hit the beauty air waves this week as part of the Urban Decay Fall 2013 Collection.

It’s available now on Urban Decay’s website if you simply can’t stand to wait and will launch later in the month at retailers like Sephora.

If you’re a fan of the Naked line of products such as Urban Decay’s Naked Foundation and beauty balm this is likely something you might want to explore to use in conjunction with those products. Or hey, if you just love Urban Decay this could possibly make your year if you’ve been waiting for a powder from them.

Take a look!

Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder

To my knowledge Urban Decay hasn’t ever created a finishing powder outside of De-Slick Powder so count Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder as pretty their first venture into the land of finishing powders.

Urban Decay dubs Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder ($34) as a silky yet weightless finishing powder with a luminous, demi-matte naked finish. Sounds great right? Sounds like a little glow, a little mattifying action, and the benefits of a naked skin look. Me likey!

It comes housed in a super slick dual compartment case with a generously sized mirror on the top portion and a separate compartment housing a rubber sponge for application on the lower level. Urban Decay typically does edgy packaging but the Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder gets a more modern chic look. This is a simple yet elegant mirrored compact which does unfortunately attract fingerprints like a magnet. UD includes a drawstring purple bag to house the compact in when not in use however, this doesn’t prevent fingerprints from popping up all over it when you do touch up or apply.

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I think it disappoints a little bit. It’s a basic powder that has the powdery texture of in Asian face pact. It’s has a velvety, smooth texture but I wouldn’t call the powder silky or finely milled. It’s soft yes, but I’ve seen powders that are softer and less dry. I think it’ll be a shoe in for oily skin however, drier skin will find it accentuates patchier, drier areas on their face. It’s for the most part a fully matte finish sans the luminosity that Urban Decay claims in their details. I wouldn’t call the finish naked on my drier skin. You can definitely see I am wearing powder when I apply this.

Just like any good finishing powder it blurs the appearance of fine lines and pores giving a more flawless appearance. It did well around my more oily areas and kept them shine free for a solid five hours before I needed a touch up. It is sheerer so I wouldn’t suggest it for foundation use unless you’re really going minimal. In regards to touch-ups, wear time, etc..I think it’ll vary from skin type to skin type…it lasts about five hours on my dry skin before I felt I needed to “powder my nose” so to speak.

Urban Decay shade recommendations (show below from top to bottom and swatched from left to right, top to bottom):

  • Light for shades 0.5 through 3.0
  • Medium Light for shades 2.0 through 4.0
  • Medium for shades 4.5 through 6.5
  • Medium Dark for shades 6.0 through 8.0
  • Dark for shades 8.0 through 12.0

Urban Decay Light Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder

Urban Decay Medium Light Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder

Urban Decay Medium Dark Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder

Urban Decay Medium Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder

Urban Decay Dark Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder

Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder Swatches

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For your reference Medium Light was the best shade for me.

I have to admit when you’re reading the press on this powder it sounds like some sort of life changing face powder and after using it I kinda sat back and though, hmmm, this is just a face powder and that’s about it.

So in the end, I felt like Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder was an innovative product for a brand that doesn’t have a long history of releasing facial powders. However, that powder wasn’t particularly innovative in the world of facial powders. There isn’t anything special or different or unique about Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder. It’s just a face powder and that’s about it.

If you’re shopping for face powders at the moment you might want to try this but I don’t feel it’s a product you need to indulge if you already have a face powder that works for you!

Urban Decay’s new Naked Skin Ultra Definition Press Finishing Powder is available now at UrbanDecay.com and launches soon at retailers.

Have you tried it?

Or plan on doing so?

Do share!

Disclosure:

This review contains a sample
product sent for consideration by PR.
Read my full disclosure statement here.

  • 7/10/13 17:52 Erika Janine:

    These don’t have any shimmer to them do they? A couple of the swatches look like they might…

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    • 7/10/13 18:06 the Muse:

      shimmer? where do you see that? :-D your monitor might be a little off erika these are def matte all the way no shimmer here!

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      • 7/10/13 18:17 Erika Janine:

        Haha, just going crazy then, I guess. Sorry. The darker swatches looked a little bronze-y.

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        • 7/11/13 10:55 the Muse:

          lol def no shimmer hun and yeah agreed quite terracotta-ish!

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  • 7/10/13 17:55 Sylvia:

    I don’t know… I am on the market for a face powder and having oily skin (and living in a humid climate) it sounds interesting.. but I don’t know, I didn’t have much success with the foundation and it definitely didn’t have a “naked” look to it… my face just looked.. bland, no other word for it… I guess I have to keep looking….sigh….

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    • 7/10/13 23:12 The Beauty Alchemist:

      If I may , Sylvia , I’ll throw a few recs out for you since I am a big powder fan and have oily skin. Two big favs are Smashbox Photo Set pressed Powder and Cover Fx Blotting Powder. Also the new Hourglass ones , Ambient Light, are gorgeous but less matte more radiant but not shiny in any way.

      I’ve reviewed them all on my blog if you want to search. I dearly love a good powder, so I wish you luck searching for one.

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  • 7/10/13 18:02 Kate:

    I was going to try this but after seeing the swatches it’s obvious the lightest shade will be too dark for me. I’m curious though of how this formula compares to the Revlon Naked powder?

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  • 7/10/13 18:17 Missmacbeauty:

    OMG This looks beautiful! I can’t wait to go to Sephora and swatch this :)

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  • 7/11/13 0:49 Phyrra:

    I liked it when I applied it with a fiber optic brush, very lightly. However, the powder that changed things for me this year has been the NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting powder.

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    • 7/11/13 10:53 the Muse:

      AGREED! that was unique and very innovative!

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  • 7/11/13 1:36 Kiera:

    Does this mean they will be getting rid of the their Razorsharp Ultradefinition Finishing Powder D: I love that stuff!

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  • 7/11/13 1:37 Kiera:

    Does this mean they will be getting rid of the their Razorsharp Ultradefinition Finishing Powder D: I love that stuff! That would make me so sad

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  • 7/18/13 1:47 Stacie:

    Have you used this with the Naked Skin foundation? I love the foundation so I’m contemplating the powder. Right now I’m using the Nars pressed powder in Flesh and M.A.C. Studio Fix when I’m not wearing liquid foundation. How does it compare to the Nars?

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    • 7/18/13 7:35 the Muse:

      i haven’t stacie, I usted it with a BB Cream. the only nars pressed powder I’ve used is the reflecting one so can’t compare.

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  • 7/18/13 17:47 anne:

    Hmmm i wasn’t interested due to the shade selection and now im kinda interested. according to the chart 3.0 says either light or medium light but i feel like they’re so close and still look really light to me. then im thinking medium

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  • 7/21/13 20:26 wishfuleyes:

    i agree with the others, i hope the razorsharp finishing powder doesn’t disappear! it has THE best natural finish of any of the hd powders i’ve ever tried. i wouldn’t mind a packaging revamp, though!

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  • 8/18/13 17:21 TyshaJ:

    I must say after using this powder in dark along with Naked skin in 10.0, I’m sort of in love! I have an extra oily T zone and this kept me together for about 5 hours! My first love tho is Smash box Photo ready setting powder. This one is still on the chopping block…

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  • 1/13/14 15:37 murt:

    Do you have any recs for a coloured finishing powder for dry skin? I currently use MUFE HD powder and it’s the only one that has worked for me so far – everything else settles in dry patches. I’m looking for something that isn’t translucent though.

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    • 1/13/14 15:40 Isabella Muse:

      i don’t really recommend powder for dry skin, you really want to keep your skin as dewy as possible when it comes to dry skin so BB Creams and cream foundations are the best bet Murt especially in the colder weather as you’ll find most all powders are going to settle on drier areas when you’re applying as coverage versus setting with it.

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      • 1/15/14 15:11 murt:

        ok sounds good thanks! I normally use mac face and body, and I find it’s not quite emollient enough for my forehead, so I will check out some BB creams.

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        • 1/15/14 15:46 Isabella Muse:

          my pleasure!

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