Thursday, 21 February 2013

Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm Review


I've never tried an Urban Decay base, so I was very excited to give the Naked Skin Beauty Balm a go. I like the packaging and it reminds me of the Naked Basics palette. It comes in a 35ml tube and it is easy to use. It is designed for "zero rub-off" and to create an illusion of being invisible on the skin.  It also claims to "give you a natural naked-looking skin that keeps getting better every week". I am not sure about that yet, because I have been using it for just over a week. 


It is a lovely, creamy, light weight formula, easy to blend and long lasting (around 8 hours). The colour seems quite dark without blending, but once I work it into my skin, it matches my complexion and looks very natural. It doesn't  provide much coverage, but thanks to light diffusing high-tech pigments, it gives a soft focus effect and makes my skin appear clearer and more glowing. It also reduces redness and minimises pores and you can see the effects on the pictures below. I took a before and after shot to show you the product in action. I haven't noticed any changes to my skin yet, but I am hoping to see the anti ageing benefits. I apply it with my fingers and use a generous amount of product allover my face and neck. It is very important to use  a moisturiser first, to create a perfect canvas. The best  way I can describe the finish it gives is "my skin but better".

Overall, I really like the Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm. It is easy to work with and hydrating. It is suitable for all skin types and most skin tones, but I would only recommend it to those with clear skin. I use this bb cream when I know that I am not going out, but I still want to have even skin tone and a glowing complexion. 


before and after applying the Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm. It evens out skintone, reduces redness and gives  a soft focus effect.

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