Urban Decay Naked Foundation

I decided to try this foundation because I wanted to try a light coverage foundation for the summer and honestly my skin looks and feels better since I have started using Β . The other foundations I have tried have all been medium to full coverage. I always noticed that by the end of the day I have noticeable lines around my mouth from my foundation and my face feels caky and gross; this is after a full day and usually if I walk home from school (which takes about 30 minutes) or if I wear a full face of makeup to work (wear my skin tends to get pretty oily because I am constantly moving). Because this foundation is light weight the coverage is sheer and it just helps to even skin tone. It did help to cover my blemishes as well, but concealer is still needed.

I have noticed a bit of a difference since I have started using this foundation. My skin does not feel heavy when I wear it and I have noticed fewer breakouts after. My skin tends to breakout pretty easily so I try to keep it as clean as possible and I do not wear foundation often because of this. However with this foundation I feel comfortable enough to wear it all day and not worry about it irritating my skin and causing any breakouts. My skin tends to get pretty oily while I am at work so I pretty much never wear makeup but with this foundation I feel comfortable enough to wear it to work and not worry about my face getting too oily or causing my skin to get irritated.

I use the lightest shade on this foundation (0.5) Β which is for very fair porcelain with subtle pink undertones. This is a tad lighter than what my face it but it blends in well with my neck and once I contour a bit and add some bronzer my face looks normal and no longer washed out. My skin and my face especially has a lot of pink in it so this helps to neutralize all that pink.

This product retails for $47 at Sephora. I purchased this at my local beauty store.

Update: I later tried mixing my shade with one that was slightly darker and found that I was able too make a better match for my skin tone.

Through the Looking Glass

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All I have to say about this product is wow. I am utterly astonished by how beautiful it is. There is a great balance between neutral and adventurous colours, as well as matte, shimmer, and sparkle as well.

I usually prefer neutral tones for my eyes, however I’m always up to experimenting by adding just a hint of a dramatic colour occasionally so I think this pallet will help me to get comfortable not just with colour but for more dramatic eye looks.

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My favourite colours are Metamorphosis (periwinkle shimmer), Looking Glass (light pink shimmer), Salazen Grum (red/orange shimmer), and Kingdom (medium brown shimmer). Kingdom and Looking glass are pretty similar to other colours that you could get in the naked pallets while Metamorphosis and Salazen Grum are completely unique.

The brush its self is very different from the ones in the Naked pallets which I was very excited about when I found out. They’re skinnier and the blending brush is longer than the one’s in the Naked pallets. I usually just use the fatter blending brush in my Naked pallets for the majority of my eyeshadows and blending needs but I have actually been using the smaller side of this brush more than the blending side.

This pallet retails for $75 at Sephora and that is honestly such a steal when you consider that there are 20 colours which comes to $3.75 an eyeshadow. I would highly suggest buying this pallet or even considering buying it. I regret the fact that I never purchased the Alice in Wonderland one years ago, don’t make my mistake with this pallet because this pallet can very easily become iconic in years to come.