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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  1. Lovely review Sandra :) I've been using this product too lately and I really like it. I've been using it as a primer under my foundation and it makes my makeup apply really well :) I also just use it alone on days I'm not going out like you do :) xx

  2. this looks lovely!

  3. Sounds great :) I'm hoping that my skin will be clear enough soon to use something like this but for now I need more coverage!

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  4. great review!This is on my wishlist. I prefer light coverage so this sounds perfect!x

  5. This really looks great on your skin! :)


  6. i love BB & CC creams, and really want to try this! X X X

  7. I knew clicking on this would be bad for my bank balance! Another thing for the wish list!

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  8. I've heard really lovely things about this Beauty Balm... glad to hear your lovely review on it as well! It definitely might be something I'll have to look into buying in the future :)


  9. I really want to give this one a go. Sounds wonderful:)

  10. Great review, it looks like it gives pretty good coverage for a BB

  11. This looks really good! I haven't tried any UD bases either but love most of their products anyway so trust that it's good. Your redness is visibly reduced! There looks like a slight yellow tint which slightly puts me off but may be the lighting or shade :) xo

    1. There is a slight yellow tint to it, you are right. I always struggle to take this type of photos btw. You can see that the light is slightly different in the before and after photos. My camera is sooo annoying.

    2. I just found this review and swatches on pale skin. It looks gorgeous on her :)

  12. Oh, I like how this has reduced redness, always great when you have something that can last the workday. Might have to give this a little try, lovely review xo


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