Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup achieves the barely there look beautifully because the thin liquid texture of this product is concentrated enough to be lightweight, while still providing medium to full coverage. The texture—albeit a bit watery—is still easy to blend, and quickly sets to a powdery demi-matte finish that will work well for normal to oily skin. Those who don't like the sensation of foundation on their face will appreciate that Naked Skin feels like you have next-to-nothing on and it's fragrance-free to boot! This foundation mimics the appearance of smooth, healthy skin, keeping your face as natural-looking as possible while wearing makeup—as long as you don't need to cover redness or an uneven skin tone. It wears well throughout the day, lasting approximately eight to ten hours.
As for the shade range, we haven't been this impressed in some time. The extensive selection boasts multiple options for fair to very dark skin tones. All shades ending in .5 have cool undertones, and all shades ending in .0 have warm undertones (there are slightly more warm shades). The distinction is helpful, but, as with any foundation, the real test is applying it to your face and checking the results in natural (not store) lighting.
One more comment: The "nourishing ingredients" this foundation is said to be "packed with" are a nice addition but there are not a lot of them in here, and this foundation's clear plastic packaging demands careful storage away from light in order to keep those ingredients stable.
- Extensive selection of shades with options for fair to dark skin tones.
- Easy to blend.
- Quickly sets to a powdery demi-matte finish.
- Lightweight and natural-looking medium to full coverage.
- Pricey; there are other great foundations for less.
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Silica, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Litchi Chinensis Pericarp Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tribehenin, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Polyglycerin-3 Crosspolymer, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Polysorbate 20, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Propylene Glycol, Carbomer, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. All shades may contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides
From its unconventional beginnings in 1996 with the debut tagline of "Does Pink Make You Puke?" Urban Decay has been at the forefront of the ongoing trend toward unconventional colors. Their approach to beauty is still rooted in steering clear of the norm, but for those creative, unconventional folks who want the opportunity to express themselves with well-formulated, edgy products, this is the line to look to.
Now representing itself by the decidedly tamer "Beauty with an Edge" slogan, the line still offers several shiny options (which excel by virtue of how well they cling to skin), but the items that really deserve your attention include some of their mascaras, bronzing powder, blush, and brow products. The brush collection is highly recommended and priced on the low end when compared to other department-store lines, and Urban Decay counters (as opposed to Sephora stores, where the line is typically sold) offer helpful literature about how to design a complete makeup look. The colors may be unconventional and more clownish than classy, but their placement advice is right-on.
Shortcomings of this edgy line include the lack of lipsticks and some glittery products that apply terribly. Those who appreciate products that make a statement (though it may not always be one that puts you in your most flattering light) should explore the best of what is offered here, as should those whose makeup concepts occasionally lean toward the adventurous side.
For more information about Urban Decay, call (800) 784-URBAN or visit www.urbandecay.com.