Urban Decay Naked Skin Pressed Finishing Powder Review!


I have a seriously hard time resisting Urban Decay. Combine that with a serious love of face powder, and you have me with the new Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder ($34)! This powder comes in five shades: Light, Medium Light, Medium, Medium Dark, and Dark. Each shade correlates with a color range from the Naked Skin foundation. Since I found a good match with samples in the 3.5-4.0 range, I purchased my powder in Medium Light.



It’s the next evolution in Naked Skin. Designed to be virtually invisible once applied, our high-tech, jet-milled powder has an insanely silky texture that feels amazing on your skin. Optical blurring pigments instantly minimize imperfections, diminish shine and create a stunning soft-focus effect that looks professionally retouched.


The powder comes inside of a purple floral bag, which is helpful in keeping fingerprints off of the mirrored packaging.


I love the packaging of this powder. It is so sexy and luxurious. It matches the bronzed color theme of other items in the Naked line-up, and it is very sturdy. While Benefit’s Hello, Flawless! powder packaging feels and looks cheap (in my opinion), this is a major step up from that!



The powder comes with a large sponge that is housed in the bottom of the compartment; it also comes with a large mirror. This packaging doesn’t waste space, which I always appreciate! The packaging as a whole is also quite slim for how much is packed into this little square.



As far as performance goes, I really like this powder! It is soft, finely milled, and lasts for a long time. Coverage is buildable with this powder. It can easily be used as a setting powder, or as something with a little more coverage to wear alone, over a tinted moisturizer, or BB cream. Since I’ve spent the majority of the last month in a hurry and on the go, I’ve been trying to make my makeup routine fast and easy. What I love about this powder is that I can wear it alone and it still does everything it promises to do. It looks so natural and just like skin, not like cakey makeup!

nakedpowderWearing ONLY UD Naked Skin powder, no concealer or foundation.

In wearing this alone, I am SO happy with it and would definitely purchase it again. I haven’t used it with UD Naked Skin foundation yet, but I do have some samples on hand, so I will try it out soon. I’ve been wearing this powder mostly alone or with a tinted moisturizer. Wearing it alone, I don’t have to do any touch ups for over six hours, which is great for a powder product.

The verdict? Definitely worth the high price tag!

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