Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector in Medium Review & Swatches
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Around the end of April, I walked into ULTA. The new Urban Decay display for Summer was set up. It featured all their new Summer beauty treats. The one thing that caught my eye was their One & Done. Doesn't that sound nice? On the back of the package it says, "ONE STEP AND YOU'RE DONE! Instantly blur imperfections and even out skin tone" Urban Decay describes this as a sheer foundation, tinted moisturizer, with an SPF of 20. They also promise: it will last 8 hrs, radiance after 12 weeks (it contains peptides, vitamins & moisturizers), smaller looking pores after 8 weeks. I don't know about you, but I hate when a company gets clinical. All I care about is, if it will look good on me. LOL I swatched this in the store and it looked good. I decided to purchase it, because sometimes I don't feel like putting on foundation, concealer etc when going to the grocery store, post office, running errands etc. I've never had any luck with BB creams, so the only other option was full coverage foundation. So I do my other shopping and finally get to the counter. One girl at the register (there were no other customers around) says, "Do you want this?" I was a little shocked by her comment and replied, "Yes, I swatched it while I was over there." Then the other girl at the counter says, "I can't use that, because I need COVERAGE". THEN, they end up talking to each other about the lack of coverage. So, I'm looking at both of them. One has foundation on that is at least THREE shades darker than her neck. The other has so much foundation on, it looks like a mask. I'm no MUA (makeup artist), but for them to give anyone advice...well I'll just leave it at that. LOL They were pretty much telling me not to buy the product! I purchased it. I liked UD's foundation. I've since moved on to Too Faced Foundation, but Naked Skin was really good. I took a before & after picture using this product. This provides really good coverage! I didn't use a concealer or anything. Is this product sheer? Not in comparison to other bb creams & tinted moisturizers I've tried. It looks like foundation! It covered a lot of darkness & evened out any redness in my skin. It kept the glow of my skin, but blurred out everything else. I was impressed! PLUS it gives me sun protection! It has an SPF of 20 as mentioned above. Now the negatives! It only comes in 6 shades. So you might have a hard time finding a match. It's $34!!! For just $6 more, you can buy UD foundation. However, I don't think their foundation has SPF. You might not like the packaging! It looks like toothpaste packaging with a big cap! LOL It worked for me, but my Too Faced is only $39 and I'll just add my own sun protection. LOL Just wanted you to know my thoughts.