March 28, 2018

Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done Blur On The Run Tests the Primer Balm Waters

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Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done Blur On The Run ($34) might capture your eye if you’re Mally Poreless Face Defender fan!

Naked Skin One & Done Blur on the Run is a lightweight finishing palm that’s water-resistant and blurs visible pores while mattifying your skin. Finishing balms like this are not new by any means many brands over the last few years have launched them! The main one that comes to mind is Mally’s of course, but NYX Soft Focus Primer, Stila Stay All Day Prime & Anti-Shine Balm, E.L.F. Studio HD Mattifying Balm, and Covergirl Tru Magic Skin Perfector are just some of the many offerings out there.

Tatcha somehow seems to brought attention back to the setting balm world with The Silk Canvas Protective Primer. I do wonder if this means everyone that hasn’t already introduce a finishing balm might do so now.

Urban Decay’s version promises a lightweight formula that contains optical blurring pigments so skin looks smooth and even. You can wear it alone or after you apply foundation just like Mally’s version or for a touch up throughout the day to smooth and mattify skin.

I have drier skin and Mally’s version works out fine for me without piling or drying me out further but remember this is essential a silicone primer just in a balm formula. This means, if silicones bother your skin you might want to avoid.

Needless to say I’m quite curious about Urban Decay’s formula and will be checking it out!

Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done Blur On The Run is available now at

Dimethicone, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Nylon-12, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Triethylhexanoin, Phenyl Trimethicone, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Disteardimonium Hectorite, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Polysilicone-11, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Phytantriol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tin Oxide, Silica, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate. May Contain: CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, Mica.

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  • SDinIL

    Maybe its just me. I don’t get it. This is a balm? Like the consistency of lip balm? How are you supposed to apply that over foundation? Maybe blot and lightly blend like cream blush.

    • Isabella Muse

      Nope, not the consistency of a lip balm 🙂 That would be mighty sticky. I’ve likened Mally’s version to a poured and solid version of a silicone primer. It’s like they took Smashbox’s primer, poured it into a compact, and allowed it to sit over night to harden. I smooth it lightly and gently over my completed look. Some of my blush and foundation will transfer but it doesn’t completely remove it nor does it mess up your makeup. It creates an invisible veil over it. I’m assuming UD’s version is like Mally and if that’s the case maybe this review will help

  • Kelly

    I’m doing a test right now and have this on half my face and Mally on half. I’ve only had it on for a couple of hours but so far I’m not impressed. The blurring on the Mally side is exceptionally better. The UD side feels heavier and it’s a little itchy, I can almost feel the breakouts forming. The tint of the UD is more noticeable than I was expecting – I have a definite line down the center of my face where the two products meet. The UD side is already creasing a bit in my wrinkles and it definitely made my makeup patchy – or maybe it just lifted it off on application. They’re about equally mattifying. I feel like the UD might be better under or without makeup vs. as a finishing balm.

    • Isabella Muse

      Oh no thanks for updating Kelly! that sucks 🙁 I haven’t tried it yet but this isn’t promising!

      • Kelly

        I only kept it on for about three hours total. It just got so itchy I couldn’t stand it. I tried it under makeup as a primer and it was better than on top but I have dozens of products that I like better. I’ll try this one on a pool day for mattifying on top of sunscreen with no other products but other than that I have no use for it. Maybe others will have better luck!

        • Isabella Muse

          ugh that’s a deal breaker! I hate itchy silicone products!

          • Bonnie

            Oh gosh yes – itchy drives me bananas. For instance Bare minerals powder foundations make me want to scratch my face off! Definite reaction.

          • Isabella Muse

            ME TOOOOOOOOOO! OMG! I HATE IT! It’s like a tiny bunch of ants is crawling under on my skin! I never understood Bare Minerals loose foundations! They are horrify me! bismuth is the devil’s ingredient!

          • Bonnie

            @ Muse – and I thought it was just me – cause EVERYONE else just loooved Bare Minerals!!! Lol! Meanwhile, I’m gritting my teeth to the gums! I agree, bismuth makes pretty gemstone jewelry but keep it off our faces!!!!

          • Isabella Muse

            no no no you aren’t alone! ;-D There are lots of us lol! I thought I WAS alone because it seems like everyone LOVES bare minerals! thanks but no thanks 😀

  • Adrienne

    Muse what to you normally use for an applicator for your pressed or compact powders? After a few applications both my product and the applicator looks dirty and unappealing. I bought the Mall product the other day at Ultra but this looks interesting as well.

    • Isabella Muse

      for powders in general or just for Mally Face Defender? I use the sponge for mally and it does indeed get gross! I use the Beautyblender liquid cleanser to clean it after each use. Good as new!

  • April

    Wasn’t the original version of this type of product the benefit dr. Feel good? Anyone else remember that stuff? lol I’m not even sure they make it anymore

    • Isabella Muse

      absolutely remember dr feel good ;-D I used to call it acne in a tin! ;-D Haha it made me itch horribly!

  • Bonnie

    Hey Muse – I ordered this & should be receiving soon. Mally’s version sits my drawer – hoping this one is better!

    • Isabella Muse

      oh no! I’ll take it haha ;-D I love Mally’s! Let me know how this is Bonnie!

  • Andrea Hanratty

    I received this and just cannot figure out how to use it. It says it instantly maturities the skin but I tried to apply it using my fingers, brush and sponge on. Are skin and it never mattiefief or dried down at all it just sat there shimmery and wet. I tried to set it and it broke apart and looked horrible. I tried to apply it after foundation and it completely lifted the foundation off of my face and looked horrible. If anyone else figures out to use this please let me know! I don’t want to return it because it’s pretty and seems like a cool product, I just can’t figure out its purpose. Thanks!

    • Isabella Muse

      hi Andrea did you apply over your foundation and color cosmetics? That’s how I use mally’s version! I haven’t yet tried this yet though!

      • Andrea

        I applied it today after my foundation Armani fabric foundation, i let it set and I did not powder. Then I used my damp beauty blender and pressed this product all over and it looks nice but still shimmery and not mattifying at all. I’m wondering if anyone knows if is it supposed to dry down and mattify?

  • Bonnie

    Perhaps go to UD website or contact UD for proper application? Just a thought….