Urban Decay – Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder (Naked Light)

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Online Description:

Finish getting Naked. This addictively silky, weightless formula blurs flaws, sets makeup and cuts shine—all while creating a luminous, demi-matte Naked finish. Finish getting Naked with our addictively silky, weightless finishing powder. This LOOSE formula provides all the benefits of our Pressed Powder—including the luminous, demi-matte Naked finish you crave. Blur flaws, set makeup and cut shine. Optical blurring pigments minimize imperfections, creating a stunning soft-focus effect that looks professionally retouched. It’s the ultimate in ultra-definition.

Designed to be virtually invisible on your skin, our high-tech, light-reflecting formula “fools” the eye, seemingly airbrushing away imperfections and creating a soft-focus effect that looks professionally retouched.

This creamy, buildable formula applies beautifully, never looks chalky or cakey and won’t settle into fine lines. Your skin will look flawless—even under bright, unforgiving light.

Because our formula is jet-milled, it’s insanely silky and feels amazing on your skin. And it’s free of oil, parabens, alcohol and fragrances.

Naked Skin Loose Finishing Powder comes in a generously sized jar that’s perfect to keep on your vanity, yet it’s still compact enough for travel. (Because some people love loose powder all the time.) However you use it, a custom gunmetal sifter (shaped like the UD icon!) dispenses just the right amount of powder each time.

Urban Decay is 100% cruelty-free.

 

My Thoughts:

This was one of those impulse buys because the Sephora associate was very persuasive on this purchase. Low and behold, (whomp, whomp) it ended up being discontinued. I’m honestly not surprised, though because this wasn’t as epic as that associate told me it would be. Then I was too lazy to return it so I had to find ways to use it up because I refuse to throw out product and waste money. The smell isn’t ideal because it smells like glue and for me, that makes me feel like I’m putting powdered glue on my face and that just grosses me out.

Note: It is available at Macy’s while supplies last, but everything I’ve researched online says the company will not be continuing this product.

Performance/Wear:                          ★/5

This was terrible to use over a face with any kind of foundation, even light. The only way this doesn’t make my face darker than my regular complexion is if I use this alone on my face. I initially used this over my foundation like the Sephora associate recommended, but that turned out to be a HUGE mistake. My foundation alone matches my skin perfectly and when I apply this over that, the added pigment in this powder makes my face darker, giving me a line of demarcation. With my skin tone, I almost always have some form of line of demarcation because I have yet to find a foundation to match my skin color to a T even after oxidizing. This works best when I use it alone like I would the Clinique – Blended Face Powder and Brush (03 – Transparency 3). It works marvelously to do the work of a powdered foundation, while still looking natural if worn alone, making it perfect for makeup minimalists. The texture is so silky as UD promised, but I have to buff it around on my brush and tap off excess or it’ll stick to that spot and not be able to blend away. Occasionally, I’ll use it to darken my face makeup when I’ve been self-tanning and don’t want to buy a full-size foundation for that period that my self-tanner gradually builds up color. Yes, I am aware that there is a difference between setting powder and finishing powder, and I used it according to its name and the associate’s recommendations.

Price:                                                   ★★/5

It earned its low rating because it doesn’t work well over any kind of face makeup. I’m not against this being worn alone, but I am disappointed because I expected it to work both ways. Also, the Clinique powder feels better on my skin and is more cost efficient.

Packaging:                                          ★/5

Although, I’m happy it’s in a jar, I’m not happy with the nails-on-the-chalkboard feeling from opening it. I think it’s either because of product forever stuck in the ridges, or the ridges weren’t smoothed properly. Either way, it feels and sounds awful when opening this. The dots at the top of the open jar dispense a little at a time, preventing waste.

Ingredients:

Silica, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isoceteth-10, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Mica

Pros:

  • Silky, smooth texture
  • Jar packaging
  • Sifter dispenses a little at a time to prevent waste
  • Works perfect worn alone on the face for a truly naked and airbrushed finish

Cons:

  • Smells like glue
  • Feels awful twisting the lid
  • Doesn’t work well over foundation

Texture:                                  Loose powder

Scent:                                      Glue

Recommend?                         Nah

Repurchase?                           Nope

Retail:                                     $34.00

Size:                                         0.28 oz.

Want to try this for yourself?

I’d love to hear about your experience with this in the comments!! 😊

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