Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Foundation in 4.0 - Photos, Swatch, and Review

September 3, 2012

Today I have a review of the new Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation. I couldn't wait to buy the full size since I had been using a sample that I received at IMATS LA. I've been ready to switch from my usual tinted moisturizer to a good foundation, and this was a great pick. See more photos below!

Before and after
More info from the UD website about this foundation:
Naked Skin uses light-diffusing spheres to "blur" imperfections for a luminous, demi-matte finish that feels invisible but looks professionally retouched. Naked Skin is oil-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, and loaded with nourishing ingredients:

Matrixyl 3000-Anti-wrinkle and lifting peptides restore and maintain skin's youthful appearance while increasing elasticity.

Litchiderm (derived from lychee fruit) - Protects the skin from dehydration, oxidative stress and accelerated aging, resulting in a brighter, more radiant complexion.

Green Tea & Vitamin E - These anti-oxidants neutralize free-radicals and promote collagen production for smooth and supple skin.

Sodium Hyaluronate - Holds and attracts water for optimal hydration, circulation and nutrient absorption, making skin smooth, soft and youthful.

Our range of 18 meticulously calibrated shades use a numbering system to help you choose your perfect match. Shades ending in ".0" are warm (yellow/olive undertones). Shades ending in ".5" are cool (rosy/neutral undertones). For professional results, we recommend you apply, buff and blur your way to a flawless finish with our Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush. Designed specifically for Naked Skin, the densely packed shape of this amazing brush distributes makeup evenly and perfectly buffs out the light-diffusing spheres for a soft-focus finish. Don't have the brush? You can also apply using your fingers or sponge - Naked Skin always blends beautifully. 

This is one of the best foundations I have ever used. It's so lightweight, but gives great coverage. I am shade 4.0, which looks a tad bit light for me. I'm wondering if I should take it back and get 4.5. I have taken this back two different times because the people that matched me were both wrong. One said I needed 3.0 which was way too light. When I went back, a different girl said I needed 5.0 which was way too dark. I settled on 4.0, which looks better in real life than the picture looks. I have been mixing it with a different foundation and it gave me the exact color  I needed, so I'm going to stick with this one.

Urban Decay suggests to use their Optical Blurring Brush with the foundation. I don't own that exact brush, so I use one from Esum that is a cream foundation brush. The Esum one I use is more expensive than the UD one, but I already own it so I use it. When I first used this foundation, I used my hands and it made such a mess! It wasn't blending right, you could see streaks, it was awful. So I suggest to use a brush when applying this. Use the UD brush or just any kind of foundation brush you already own.

This foundation is all around flawless. The price is a bit crazy, but you get what you pay for. An amazing foundation!

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Foundation retails for $38 and can be found at Sephora or UD website.

Let me know what you think of this UD foundation!

♥ Stephanie


  1. Thanks for the review! I currently use MAC's tinted moisturizer but I've been looking for a foundation to use when I want a bit more coverage. I have been wondering about this foundation. I will definitely get a sample and try it out! Thanks again :)

    Rosie xo

  2. Great review! I've heard a lot of good things about this foundation! :)


  3. I have a sample of this and I really like it too!

  4. I'm glad you did a review on this. I haven't purchased it---but you look great..both photos! xo

  5. Thank you for your sweet comment! Glad you enjoyed the review :)

  6. That's great! Let me know how the sample works out for you :)

  7. Yes, it's definitely a must try! :)

  8. Yay I'm glad your loving it too! :)