I am totally NAKED-ed OUT today! :D Let's see… I'm wearing the Naked3 on my eyes, the Naked Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color (review coming up!) and the Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss on my lips, the Naked Skin Liquid Foundation and the Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder on my face, and oh the Naked Flushed Palette on my cheeks! (Have you seen the new Naked Flushed “Native” by the way? That bright pink is gorgeous!)
I'm really curious to see how far Urban Decay is going to go with the whole Naked thing! I hope they don't ever stop! I still want me some Naked mascara, Naked liquid liner, Naked eyebrow pencil and Naked bronzer! ;)
Until then, I'll just review the latest I have right now – the Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder a.k.a the NSUDLFP (now try saying it fast and out loud, haha!).
Let's start with the visually appealing packaging! Does anyone else adore the double-walled glass jar here? It's really beautiful in person, with a metallic gunmetal screw top and everything. It is a smaller jar compared to most loose powders which makes it more convenient to take with you on the go. The sifter inside has a UD logo indentation in the center which I think is a pretty nice accent.
The powder is available in 5 shades:
- Light – compliments the Naked Skin Liquid Foundation in 0.5-3.0
- Medium Light – compliments the Naked Skin Liquid Foundation in 2.0-4.0
- Medium – compliments the Naked Skin Liquid Foundation in 4.5-6.5
- Medium Dark – compliments the Naked Skin Liquid Foundation in 6.0-8.0
- Dark – compliments the Naked Skin Liquid Foundation in 8.0-12.0
I am reviewing Medium Light today which blends seamlessly right in with the Naked foundation 4.0 that I have (reference: I am NC30 in MAC).
The formula contains light-reflecting particles to impart a soft luminous shine for a natural finish. The powder is “jet-milled” so it feels incredibly light and silky on the skin. Despite having a sheer coverage, it somehow applies with a soft-focus effect, making the skin appear really smooth with a lovely demi-matte finish.
The best part that I noticed about this powder is it does well at covering enlarged pores and blurring fine lines! I like to dust it all over my face with a large fluffy brush for a light coverage but on the areas where I need a little more, I buff it in with a dense brush. It mattifies the shiny areas brilliantly without turning your skin flat because it is light enough to still allow your skin's natural radiance to shine through.
The powder is great for layering, too! You can pack it on and it still won't cake, look powdery, or feel heavy! It does cling on to dry patches just a little bit, though, especially those blemishes I have on my chin and on the skin around my nose.
Another good thing that sets the Naked loose powder apart is the fact that the finish seems to get more and more natural-looking at the day goes on, almost like it has become my second skin (I love it!).
The staying power is excellent for a loose powder. The “drier” areas of my face (cheeks, chin) stays pretty matte all day but on the “oilier” T-zone, the oil still surfaces after 4-5 hours, which is not uncommon to be honest (I have yet to find that magic powder that would keep my T-zone matte all day!).
The powder looks good when wearing on bare skin — it smooths out the imperfections just enough to give you that “my skin but better” effect. But the powder looks a million times better when used to set foundation! My skin appears brighter, smoother, and more even. It is no where near “airbrushed” or even “flawless” per the company's claim but it's pretty close! :) I love that it pulls everything together and I don't even feel like I'm wearing anything!
Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder is definitely worth every penny. It is everything it was hyped up to be and I'm glad I gave it a try! Seeing how great the loose version performs, now I'm even more curious about the pressed version! I think I'll try that next!
Are you now tempted to get more naked with this powder? Have you tried the pressed formula? Let me know in the comments if you have and what is your experience with it! :)