I totally purchased the wrong product…about a month ago I’d sampled the new Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation (I talked about it in an Instagram “Sample Saturday” review). I kind of fell in love and made the decision to purchase a full size. And I did…or so I thought. But, I actually mistakenly picked up the previously released Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder instead. What can I say? The bright lights in Sephora confused me. I don’t often have the opportunity to visit a physical store. Anyway, I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks now…
Isn’t the compact packaging so cool? The characteristic Urban Decay gunmetal, I decided to have a bit of fun with the reflective surfaces in my photos instead of stressing out about it.
The powder also comes with a floral pouch…which is different…but a cute little touch…
The Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder is described as a “weightless finishing powder with a luminous, demi-matte Naked finish that blends flawlessly to set makeup and cut shine”. It is oil-free, promising an invisible, natural looking finish with “optical blurring pigments [that] instantly minimize imperfections, diminish shine, and create a stunning soft-focus effect that looks professionally retouched”.
The shade that I purchased, Naked Medium Light, is designed to work well with the UD Naked liquid Foundations shades ranging from 2.0 to 4.0. My shade in the foundation is 3.0. and the Medium Light powder does work quite well for me. In fact you can barely see the swatch against the inner part of my hand which is about a shade lighter than my face. Basically, Medium Light blends seamlessly into my complexion. It is fairly neutral, leaning just a touch warm.
A sponge is also included with the compact, that I’ve actually found quite helpful – especially for touch-ups around the upper cheek and nose area (where I get some redness) as it picks up and places more product on the skin than a typical brush would. Otherwise, I use the powder with an e.l.f. Studio Powder Brush (which, by the way are some of the best brushes ever, especially for the price).
For a “finishing powder” this definitely does more than just set your foundation. Whether I pair it with a lighter or heavier coverage liquid base, I notice that the powder enhances that coverage without it looking like I’ve added anything to my face. The so-called “optical blurring pigments” are actually doing something. What I like most about the powder is that I can use it to refresh my complexion where my foundation may have faded and it doesn’t look the least bit cakey. In fact, last week I had several long days back to back (16+ hours) and had to attend events in the evening on top of that. Each morning I used the powder to successful curb shine as well as each evening to touch-up. Throughout the week, several people commented how “refreshed” I looked despite the grueling day.
Have any of you guys tried the Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder? And what about the newer Powder Foundation? I’m still thinking of picking it up…
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