Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Make Up Review!

The Urban Decay ‘Naked’ franchise (if I can call it that) is getting bigger and more comprehensive year by year, and now they have created a lightweight foundation, the ‘Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid’ base.

It comes in a very sleek looking tall bottle:

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Make Up

There is 30ml of foundation in this bottle and it comes in 18 shades, which seems to cover very fair to dark skins. The number system with a point 5 indicates a rosy tone and the rounded numbers (is. 4.0, 5.0) indicate a golden skin toner.

They say: Naked Skin uses light-diffusing spheres to ‘blur’ imperfections for a luminous, demi-matte finish that feels invisible but looks professionally retouched. Naked Skin is oil-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, and loaded with nourishing ingredients.

The foundation I have is 4.5 which is a medium beige rose tone.  I would otherwise go for 4.0 which is a golden tone but to be honest, this surprisingly works well on me – I think because my skin tone is actually quite neutral-beige rather than full on yellow – definitely worth checking out the .5 tones if you find some golden foundations too ‘yellow’ (and being Asian, sales assistants are very quick to throw a yellow base at you!).

First off, the texture of this foundation is very runny – as you can see from the below picture, as I pumped it it was running off my hand!  So it is very lightweight to work with and apply.  

Despite being light, I am impressed by the amount of coverage this foundation gives. 

I found it covered pores quite well, and redness too (my skin was quite blotchy the day I tested it) and everything was nicely evened out. A foundation with similar texture is my Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation base but that one really struggles to give good coverage whereas this one doesn’t.

The finish I like A LOT – it’s a semi matte glow. I can definitely see ‘glow’ in my skin, but it’s matte too – a slightly airbrushed finish so to speak and quite different to my current foundations which are super dewy!

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Make Up

I have read some luke warm reviews of this base so I wasn’t sure what to expect but I do really like it. In context, I have quite dry skin with a sometimes oily t-zone.  On my dry skin it works very well, and I didn’t need to powder. On oily skin I’m not sure how durable this base is – I noticed some shine on my nose after a few hours.

On my face – I look like I’m daydreaming I know! But you can see the finish is quite matte and my circles are covered quite well (no concealer):

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Verdict:

I like this foundation from Urban Decay – I usually go for quite rich creamy foundations but this product is much lighter and less of a job to apply – I can apply this with my fingers and it doesn’t seem to dry streaky or unevenly, nor does it cling to my dry patches.  I also don’t need to powder it so when I want the lightweight texture of a tinted moisturiser but coverage of a decent foundation this is the one I will use.

This costs £27 – there’s currently 10% off and free shipping at Debenhams! You can also buy it in Boots.

*PR sample

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