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Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation Review, Swatches, Photos

Urban Decay Naked Skin Shade 1.0

Urban Decay Naked Skin Sample

At IMATs this year, Urban Decay was giving out samples of their new Naked Skin foundation – to be released later this summer.   After trying it out for several days, I am ready to review it for you!

One concern I have is that I was matched to shade 1.0 (though it is perhaps a bit light for me) – although I don’t know the number system UD is going to use, 1.0 implies that it’s the lightest, or one of the lightest, shades.  as you can see from the photographs below of my face, I am not particularly pale – if 1.0 is actually the lightest shade in the line, there are going to be a lot of people left out by this foundation line!


The lightest shade is .5, a neutral/cool shade.  The shades that end in .5 are neutral cool, and the shades that end in .0 are golden/warm – so 1.0 is the lightest golden/warm shade.  After seeing swatches on a couple different blogs, I think I was matched incorrectly at IMATs; 1.0 is a bit light for me, and 2.0 would be a better match, though I’m not completely sure what my best match would be. 


Here is a swatch on my inner arm:

Urban Decay Naked Skin shade 1.0 swatch

unblended / blended

I really like the texture of this foundation; it’s completely weightless and just melts into the skin.  I also really like the finish – it’s very natural and completely deserves the name of Naked Skin!  On my normal-to-dry skin I could get away without powdering, but I prefer to use a light dusting of powder to increase the wear of the foundation.

I found that it gives light coverage; it evens out my skintone, but doesn’t cover up much – though, I did not try to build up multiple layers, because I prefer light coverage.  I realize it’s really hard to tell from the following photos, but I promise that in person, it really does help even out my skin, and cover up some redness!

Urban Decay Naked Skin before / after

No makeup; with Urban Decay Naked Skin

For reference, I am wearing UD Naked skin, and with contour, blush, eyebrows, and lips done – no eye makeup though.

Overall, I really like this foundation. I like the texture, I like the finish, and for me – I like the amount of coverage.  However, if you are looking for a full (or even medium) coverage foundation, I would not recommend it.  And, I will be interested to see the shade range once the foundation is released later this summer!


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