The Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder is a product I don’t hear very much about, however I purchased it after reading Temptalia rave about it so much. The Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder is available in just five shades, and I purchased the lightest shade which is Naked Light and the jar contains 8 grams of product for £23.
Urban Decay say;
“Finish getting Naked with our addictively silky, weightless finishing powder. This LOOSE formula provides all the benefits of our Pressed Powder-including the luminous, demi-matte Naked finish you crave. Blur flaws, set makeup and cut shine. Optical blurring pigments minimize imperfections, creating a stunning soft-focus effect that looks professionally retouched. It’s the ultimate in ultra definition.
Designed to be virtually invisible on your skin, our high-tech, light-reflecting formula ‘fools’ the eye, seemingly airbrushing away imperfections and creating a soft-focus effect that looks professionally retouched. This creamy, buildable formula applies beautifully, never looks chalky or cakey and won’t settle into fine lines.
Your skin will look flawless-even under bright, unforgiving light. Because our formula is jet-milled, it’s insanely silky and feels amazing on your skin. And it’s free of oil, parabens, alcohol and fragrances.“
The Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder is packaged within a round, plastic jar with a sleek gunmetal lid. The sifter inside the pot is UD shaped, and there isn’t a puff or sponge within the jar which doesn’t bother me as I’d always use a brush when applying a loose powder.
I think the packaging is super sleek and because it’s clear, you can see how much product you have left. For application, Urban Decay recommend applying the powder over foundation or makeup base and it can be used with their Naked Skin Beauty Balm for a light/medium coverage and with their Naked Skin Liquid Makeup for a fuller coverage.
When I first got my hands on the powder, it looked very dark within the jar so I assumed it’d never match my skintone but luckily I can pull it off. I really do think there should be more than five shades within the range as more skintones should be catered for as the palest shade isn’t very pale and the darkest shade isn’t very dark.
Even though the powder looks pretty dark within the jar, and on the back of my hand, it blends into the skin very easily and I’ve found that it’s best used with one of my paler foundations such as the Rimmel Light Porcelain shade as it does darken my foundation ever so slightly but not too much that it’s unwearable.
The Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder £24.50 has one of the silkiest consistencies I’ve ever experienced with a powder as it almost feels creamy like a pore-blurring primer does and it really does have pore-blurring, and flaw minimising properties too which I’ve never seen in a powder before.
I love using this powder over the top of my foundation to set my makeup but I also like to apply the powder with a fluffy makeup brush on bare skin to make my skin look more perfected and smooth. This powder feels so lightweight and natural on the skin, and although the shade is a touch darker than I’d like, the powder manages to look undetectable on the skin and it doesn’t emphasise my dry patches either.
I really don’t know why this powder doesn’t get more praise within the beauty community as it’s definitely one of the best loose powders I’ve tried, and I much much much prefer it to the NARS Translucent Setting Powder which is a little pricier too but I just wish Urban Decay would extend the shade range to make it even more perfect.