January 13, 2014

Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

urban decay naked skin ultra definition loose finishing powder

Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder ($34) is a new loose transparent HD setting powder that’s being launched this week with the Urban Decay Spring 2014 Collection.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder is not be confused with products like Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder or Urban Decay Surreal Skin Mineral Powder as this formula is more like Urban Decay Razor Sharp Ultra Definition Finishing Powder with a sheer, transparent finish that acts as a finishing powder not a foundation.

Take a look!

urban decay ultra definition loose finishing powder

Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder is a super silky, super finely milled weightless finishing powder that blurs the appearance of flaws such as fine lines and pores while reducing shine and setting makeup.

Bravo Urban Decay I do believe you’ve created one of the silkiest setting powders I have tried in my entire makeup life. This formula and texture isn’t comparable to any HD setting powder I have ever tried in the past several years. Available in five shades this virtually melts into skin with a super silky texture that isn’t dry or cakey on skin. My skin is like the Sahara at the moment and this didn’t cling to any of my drier areas and didn’t leave my skin looking dull after use. It creates a perfect, flawless airbrushed appearance with a very lightweight, “Naked” finish that’s breathable and isn’t heavy feeling or looking for that matter. I can’t tell you how many times powders suck the life out my skin and are very visible when I wear them. This is a beautifully lightweight texture that you can’t is complete invisible to the eye but still manages to produce visibly flawless results. If you have larger pores you’ll likely be overjoyed at its ability to blur their appearance as I have visible pores on my nose and this make them disappear.

urban decay naked skin ultra definition powder

It isn’t a foundation powder even though it has a slight tint to it. For the most part it is sheer and transparent and works best with a foundation under it. It’ll extend the wear of your foundation as well since it locks around BB Cream and foundation products thus extending their wear time. It looks simply stunning with Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm as it curves the dewy finish and perfects the already perfect finish of the Beauty Balm by giving it a soft focus look. If your skin is already fairly good without blemishes, acne, etc this can easily be used all its own to even out skin tone, brighten, and create a flawless finish for your other makeup products.

Shades available:

  • Naked Light (works with Naked Foundation 0.5-3.0)
  • Naked Medium Light (works with Naked Foundation 2.0-4.0)
  • Naked Medium (works with Naked Foundation 4.5-6.5)
  • Naked Medium Dark (works with Naked Foundation 6.0-8.0
  • Naked Dark (works with Naked Foundation (8.0-12.0)

urban decay naked light

urban decay naked light swatches

Naked Light

urban decay naked medium light

urban decay naked medium light swatches

Naked Medium Light

urban decay naked medium

urban decay naked naked medium swatches

Naked Medium

urban decay naked medium dark

urban decay naked naked medium dark swatches

Naked Medium Dark

urban decay naked dark

urban decay naked dark swatches

Naked Dark

This comes in really lovely packaging as well, did you exact anything else from UD? The generously sized 0.28 oz jar features a gunmetal metallic top with a sifter that’s shaped with UD’s initials.

Overall, Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder truly takes naked to a new level. This is one of the best finishing powders I’ve tried in a while. It is completely invisible coverage but the benefits of the beautiful finish it provides to skin are completely visible. It’s like you’re not wearing anything at all!


This one gets a Muse Approval.

Available at urbandecay.com tomorrow and launching soon at Sephora, Ulta, and Macys.

Will you purchase it?


This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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    • Isabella Muse

      I seem to be in between the two shades Naked Light and Naked Medium Light so I ended up kinda swirling them together and applied.

  • Cj

    Ok ok ok fine. I’m ordering this, the bb, and a couple of the glosses. ARE YOU HAPPY NOW?! I swear I can never save money listening to you…. 😛

      • Cj

        Yeah yeah yeah, one of these days my credit card is gonna file for a restraining order against you lmao

        But the powder does sound dreamy 😀 I love me a good powder!

        • Isabella Muse

          LOL hehe that’s one I haven’t heard. It’s is gorgeous. possibly one of the nicest loose powders I’ve tried ever, very silky, very seamless, doesn’t stick to dry areas at all!

  • Clio

    What kind of brush would you suggest applying this with, Muse? Do you just kind of dust it all over, or does it need some blending?

    • Isabella Muse

      i just dust, it’s so loose and silky you can dust it gently onto your skin. I used the mac 150 all over my face and the mac 224 under my eyes to set concealer with it. any nice bushy brush is perfect…it really is seamless so you don’t have to work at blending it, just dust it gently.

  • Sweta

    Looks amazing..Is even better than the Laura Mercier finishing powder? Thanks for the amazing review Muse..:)

  • Kayla

    Hi Muse! 1st off, I LOVE your blog!! I always find myself picking up things that you recommend! 😉 I was wondering if there is any shimmer in these powders? Also, how would you compare them to Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting finishing powders? Thanks so much!! 🙂

    • Isabella Muse

      thanks kayla 🙂 There really isn’t any comparison to Hourglass, that’s an entirely different product as it isn’t a finishing powder. No shimmer/sparkle in these at all. Hope this helps.

  • anne

    hmmm im not a huge fan of loose but i am intrigued. i wonder if medium would match. thats the shade i got in the naked powder and i wear 3.0

  • Jaclyn

    How does this compare to the NARS Translucent Crystal Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder?

  • fancie

    Man this powder sounds great! I’m looking forward to trying it out with the new bb cream. It seems like it’ll look heavenly!

  • Debbie Stahl

    The packaging is beautiful!! I can only imagine the product is equally as good. I can’t wait to try it!

  • Melissa

    This sounds wonderful. I’ve never tried a setting powder before but since you seem to really like it and you said helps with shine I’ve got to try it. So you put it over your foundation? I’ve been using so many new things that I’ve ordered from qvc like new tarte colored clay foundation, tarte bb cream, tarte foundcealer, and more. So I should use this new UD powder over all that stuff I listed???

    • Isabella Muse

      you can use it to finish with so over bb cream and foundation or if you want apply your blush/other makeup and dust it on over that. It’s entirely up to you. It’s setting powder so best to set foundation.

  • Laura

    I am SO glad this is getting great reviews! I love the pressed powder, but it crumbled before I had even gotten halfway through it. UD Naked powder that’s meant to be loose? Perfect!

  • Misato-san

    how does it compare with Too Faced Primed and poreless loose powder? (aka my favourite powder ever XD)

  • Maggie

    Hmm…I will be looking at other reviews to see what others think. I think my skin is more oily than yours but I definitely do have dry patches every now and then so I’m definitely interested.

  • MissMagic

    Hi Muse! I’m debating whether to buy Light or Medium Light? I’m pretty fair. Currently I’m using Bourjois 123 in 51. It’s similar to Bobbi Brown’s Skin in 02 Sand but less orange. MUFE HD in 120 is dark for me atm and I assume I would be 117. since they don’t sell Urban Decay in my country, I’ll be ordering online. Which color would you suggest? How translucent are they? I would be happy if one color would suit me whole year around (if they’re translucent, that is). Thank you in advance

    • anne

      I’m having the same issue. I use to wear mufe hd 120 but recently wanted something a little lighter so i switched to 117, its a cleaner brighter yellow undertone. i wanna say med light in this but i’m unsure.

      • MissMagic

        Thanks 🙂 Think I can’t go wrong with Med Light, huh? Summer is near anyway, hihi.

  • Tara

    This looks like the powder I’ve been waiting for! The formula sounds perfect! I’m not sure if Light will be pale enough for me though. I have a really hard time finding good color matches because I have very fair skin with neutral undertones. The lightest shades in most ranges are too dark for me…that or they make me look like cake face (too pink) or like I have jaundice (too yellow). NARS Concealer in Chantilly blends into my skin and disappears if that helps as a reference – do you think Light would work for me? I guess I need to see this powder in person. Time for a trip to Sephora or Ulta! 😀

  • anne

    Muse do you wear the naked liquid? Im stuck on light or medium light and my store doesn’t have it yet, of course i am impatient LOL I wear 3.0!! I have medium in the pressed powder but once i finish, im probably going to replace it in med light

  • Nadya Sadri

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    Hi Bella Muse

    Tempteddd to try thissss :))

    Did a sephora haul in Singapore last chinese new year weekend. But didnt get any UD products tho. Maybe in this March’s haul. And again, your reviews helped a lot. Keep ’em rolling! xoxo

    • Isabella Muse

      hey nadya 😀 yay awesome enjoy it and thanks! glad to hear they helped!