Is it really possible to find a powder foundation that doesn’t look dry and dusty on the skin? Yes! With the new Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation ($36 US/$ CAD). This velvety powder gives a demi-matte finish that doesn’t look flat. It softly diffuse light to give your skin an airbrushed finish. Even on dry skin like mine.
The formula is based on coated, micro-milled powders that give Naked Skin Powder Foundation its creamy feel. HPP (Highlighter Performing Pigments) Technology gives the foundation it’s rich color and adaptable coverage that lasts all day.
Applied dry the Naked Skin Powder Foundation gives sheerer coverage with a matte finish. Great for setting your liquid foundation or beauty balm to boost coverage. Applied wet it takes on a more satin matte finish and offers medium to full coverage.
The included sponge has a cushiony top layer (with the UD logo) that can be used wet to apply the foundation with fuller coverage. The bottom side features velvety flocking which is great for buffing and blending in the foundation. The gunmetal compact comes with a protective pouch to prevent scratches and wear. I love the purple X-rayed flower design. I wasn’t expecting the compacts to come in these pouches and it was such a pleasant surprise to see this beautiful purple print upon opening the box.
The Naked Skin Powder Foundation comes in 14 shades. The first part of the shade name represents the intensity while the second part indicated the undertone. I have five of the shades in a wide range of intensity and a variety of tones to show you today.
I believe I would be the Fair/Neutral shade but I did not have it on hand to test. The Fair/Cool shade is quite pink on my skin and looks off on my face. I like to cancel out any redness in my skin with a neutral to slightly yellow toned foundation. If you have been looking for a fair foundation with pink tones that doesn’t turn peachy (as I find most cool foundations do) you will love this shade. I would have thought Dark/Warm and Dark/Neutral would have the same intensity in colour but Dark/Neutral is definitely darker than Dark/Warm. I think the shade offering is really nice as the range is quite impressive and most people should be able to find a pretty good match. I also think it is great that rather than just names or numbers, the shade names very specifically describe the shade.
I am really impressed with this foundation. I never use powder formulas as my skin is dry and has some flaky areas. I was truly astounded to discover that not only does this foundation not emphasize my dry areas it actually seemed to minimize them. It actually performed better than the majority of my liquid foundations at not accentuating flakies. I think this powder must be infused with some sort of magic because I can’t understand how that is even possible! I think it may slightly emphasize tight areas of my face but that is far less noticeable than accentuating the dry flaky parts in my book.
Are you going to be checking this powder foundation out? I think it’s a great powder foundation to try if you have always avoided them worried about a powdery finish.
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