Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation ($36) joins the Urban Decay Naked Skin family for Spring 2015 in 14 shade selections. Demi-matte foundation seems to be the secret word of the moment for Spring launches and this new Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation promises just that with a formula that can be applied wet or dry.
Take a look!
Urban Decay actually already has a Ultra Definition Loose Powder as well as a setting powder in this product range so I guess adding a foundation is the next logical step. I dunno about you but I don’t really like powder foundations! It’s really rare that I wear them. But..I have dry skin so maybe that’s why I feel that way!
The good news is this is formulated beautifully so if you are one for loving on powder foundation products you might just adore it.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation comes housed in a gunmetal compact with an embossed push button. It’s kinda resistant to fingerprints which is fab and was actually created to prevent scratches but it does come with its own little draw sing purple flower draw string baggie to store it in. It has a full size mirror and a sponge for application. The sponge actually is dual sided. The side with the UD logo is a rubbery sponge meant for using the powder wet where as the opposite side has a fluffier flocked finish that works best when using the foundation dry. Nice feature right?
As I mentioned above it’s a demi-matte finish powder which seems to be “thing” and trend for Spring at the moment. L’Oreal currently has a new Infallible Foundation with a demi-matte finish so I suspect you’ll see more and more products sporting the finish as we head deeper into Spring. Demi-matte simply means that it has a finish that isn’t dry or flat in appearance and looks more natural and seamless than a drier, full matte powder would. The finish almost translates to the texture of the powder itself as it feels almost creamy and has a powdery texture that’s soft, finely milled, and almost velvety when swatched and applied. I actually didn’t like the Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder because it felt too dry to me but I think Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation has a lighter, more dry skin friendly texture that won’t cling to drier areas when skin is prepped well.
I find the application is very light on skin and barely there thus the “naked skin” name. It’s breathable coverage that blurs the appearance of pores and gives skin a very smooth, even appearance. The finish is beautiful as it looks and feels velvety but also natural. It builds well but I wouldn’t say it quite reaches the medium coverage mark but almost for sure! It’s the type of product that will wear nicely over tinted moisturizer and sheerer BB Creams. Dry it applies very well on my skin! No issues with it clinging to dry areas and it mattifies my t-zone nicely. Wet, it applies even better and provides more coverage so it does tip right into medium coverage. When it’s wet it takes on a creamy, tinted moisturizer-like feel as you apply and looks even more natural and seamless however, using it wet without setting powder shortens the wear by an hour or two. Worn dry I can get about six hours of wear, worn wet (not set) I’m looking at around four hours.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation (Light Warm)
Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation Swatches (Light Warm)
Honestly, Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation isn’t going to make me a powder foundation user by any means! But it is formulated ideally for lovers of such a medium with a gorgeous formula that applies easily and wears flawlessly. If you love powder foundations this is likely a dream product for you!
What do you think?
Do you like the Naked Skin Ultra Definition Collection?
Happy about a powder foundation addition?