My skin can be pretty dry all year round which leaves me relying on rich moisturizers and liquid foundations most of the time. But every now and then, I come across a powder foundation that I absolutely love and find myself reaching for quite often. My first powder foundation love was Make Up For Ever’s Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder but it appears that I’ve found a new love in the Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation. Usually powders have a tendency to accentuate my dry skin and put my fine lines on blast but the Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation is different though. The Naked Skin Ultra Definition actually makes my dry skin look smooth, even and flawless without putting my dryness on blast.
The Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation comes in 14 shades ranging from fair to deep. The shade range is super extensive but it’s a pretty good start as it covers the bases from the more pale gals to the deeper skin gals. I was able to find a perfect match in the shade Dark Warm. It’s a warm cinnamon brown with medium buildable coverage and a demi-finish that fits me like a glove.
The Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation is designed to be used wet or dry for buildable coverage that can be used alone as a foundation or paired with a liquid foundation as a setting powder. The formula is meant to blur fine lines and wrinkles as well as diminish the appearance of pores for a soft focused airbrushed finish that looks incredibly smooth and natural. I’m not the biggest fan of wet and dry powder formulas as I feel it’s a breeding ground for germs so I typically use the Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation dry. However, I do like to spritz a little of Pixi’s Glow Mist on my face before application and the result is absolutely beautiful. My skin looks soft, dewy and smooth as if I’m not wearing anything at all.
The Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation doesn’t just look good though. It also wears like a champ. The Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation lasts for around 8 hours before beginning to settle into my fine lines and around 10 hours before it shows some slight signs of fading. I find that the Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation applies and wears well throughout the day without a primer but it definitely looks smoother on my dry skin when I prep with a hydrating primer like Too Faced’s Hangover Primer. I’m still addicted to my Born This Way Foundation so I don’t see the Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation replacing my beloved liquid foundations just yet but it’s certainly become my go to for a quick, flawless beat that lasts all day.
Before (left) and After (right) Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation