Saturday, 22 March 2014

Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder in Medium Light review & swatches

Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder

The new Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder may not look like much, but it is one of my favourite powders ever.
It comes in a transparent plastic jar with a metallic brownish lid that bears the company logo. It's simple, but also very pretty.
The sifter inside has only a couple of holes, which means you don't need to unseal only half of the sifter or worry to see clouds of powder when you open the jar. This is both very convenient or practical.
There's no sponge or puff, so I guess you're meant to use a brush with this powder, though a puff usually comes in handy when travelling as it works as a stopper and prevents powder from getting out.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder

I picked this powder in the shade Medium Light, which according to the manufacturer's description matches the Naked Skin foundation that I use, which in turn matches my skin very well. 
I was startled when I opened the lid and saw this fairly dark, yellowish powder inside. It's darker than most of my bronzers! Fortunately this powder is very sheer and is barely visible on my skin. It looks great, but it combination with certain foundations looks a bit too dark. The shade will be perfect for my skin tone in the summer, but I suppose I'll get the fairest shade before next winter comes to match my paleness in the dullest months of the year.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder

As far as the powder itself is concerned, it claims to blur all flaws, lines, pores and imperfections and it certainly does. As you can see in the swatch above, you can barely see the powder, but my skin's porous texture is softened in the centre and that's where the powder is. The same thing happens then you dust it on your face. Pores and lines and other imperfections do not disappear but they fade, get dissolved and no longer attract attention. What replaces them is perfect-looking skin, quite velvety matte, yet fresh, glowy and healthy. This powder is very lightweight and you can barely feel it on your face. 
This powder belongs to the family of white HD powders, the difference being that this one is tinted, which is better as white powders turn ashy or ghostly pale on some skin types.

All in all, there's nothing I dislike about this powder apart from the fact that the lightest shade would suit my complexion better.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder

Disclaimer: I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.


2 comments:

  1. Great post! I love the glosses from this line as well. My favorite is Lovechild.

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