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Sunday, 17 February 2013

Urban Decay | Naked Foundation, Naked BB Cream & Optical Blurring Brush

Hello My Lovelies,

Hope your all well :) so todays post is a kind of triple review of some of my favorite face products of the moment. The Urban Decay Naked Foundation, Naked BB Cream and Optical Blurring Brush. As long as my complexion looks good i feel more confident and this product really does help do just that. I love using them together for the perfect 'Hollywood' natural looking flawless complexion. 

Naked BB Cream - Universal Shade

I havent tried many BB Creams but as soon as i heard Urban Decay were releasing one i had to know more about it :D The Urban Decay Naked BB Cream is not your typical Beauty balm, it has a multitasking formula perfect to use on its own, or my personal favorite use as a primer underneath your foundation. Urban Decay say that 'It's light weight, velvety, oil free formula will make your skin feel and look better within 8 weeks' and i really believe this is true, after using the product for over a week now i have seen a definite improvement in my skin. 

It doesn't give a lot of coverage on the skin by itself, it comes out a peachy orange shade but them blends into your skin tone to look 'Naked' on the skin and very sheer. It does aid with evening out your skin tones, minimising your pores, disguises fine lines and illiminates redness. It has an extrmely fresh scent which i personally love, it also feels extremely smooth and light weight, as if i'm not wearing anthing at all. 

Naked Foundation - Shades #4 and #5.5

This foundation is truly amazing, it comes in a wide range of different shades and different tones to suit all skin types. The full number shades have warm undertones whilst the .5 shades have neutral and cool undertones. 

I absolutely adore the packaging, it looks very luxurious and i love that it has a handy pump for easy usage, one pump gives you just the right amount of product for your entire face. It's a traditional liquid consistency and can be applied using your fingers or a brush. Like i said, one pump gives you a medium coverage, however it is very buildable, depending on how my skin is i prefer two layers if i'm going somewhere when i need my foundation to look more flawless and last that little bit longer. 

The finish is not matte nor dewey but exactly what it says on the bottle 'naked', it looks as if your not wearing anything at all, it's extremely light weight and natural. When i use this over the BB Cream i find i do not need to re-apply throughout the day, my skin looks flawless for hours which is exactly what i want from a foundation. Its great for all skin types and age groups, my mum also picked up a shade for herself and is absolutely loving it. The formula also contains Matrixyl 3000 which is a powerful anti-wrinkle peptide, protective and brightening litchiderm, antioxidant green tea and vitamins which nourishes and protects your skin. 

You are definitely getting your money's worth with this foundation as the design of the bottle alows you to use up every last drop. The clear packaging is also handy so you know how much you have left and when you need to pick up another on ;)

Overall, i'm really loving this foundation, i'm enjoying using it everyday and layered up a little more when i'm off out for the day or night. If your not sure about the foundation, head on over to your local counter and they will match you up and give you a demo of this little beauty :)

Urban Decay - Optical Blurring Brush

Urban Decay also launched a new brush to apply their new Naked Foundation, their 'Optical Blurring Brush'. It's extremely soft, quite dense, rounded and has synthetic bristles so it's perfect for all types of formulations. I have been using this when applying the BB Cream and Foundation and i love the finish it gives to my skin. I've also been loving applying the 'Flushed Palette' with this brush, it pickes up just the right amount of product. 

I would love to know what you all think? Have you tried any of these products?

Hope you enjoyed this post, if you have any questions or requests please do not hesitate to contact me via Twitter or leave a comment below, i love hearing from you all. 

Lots Of Love


  1. amazing review i might have to get both the products next time im at urban decay

  2. Gorgeous review, I've never tried any urban decay anything! Shocker. This sounds so lush :)

    Jazz x

  3. ohh I really want to try the foundation! it sounds so good xxx

  4. Fabulous review hun, that foundation sounds amazing, my Clinique one is nearly on the out , you have definitely persuaded me that I need to try the UD one hehe xx

  5. Fab Review lovely :) I can't wait for my BB to come in the post!

    My review is going up either tonight or tomorrow morning, but I agree its such a great foundation! <3

    India xox The Jewel Beauty Blog |Beauty,Lifestyle & Fashion!

  6. thank you for the reviews! i love urban decay! they have amazing products, i get them whenever i'm abroad because sadly they dont sell them in morocco! i'll try to find the foundation next time, it seems like a good product from what you said :)

  7. I want to try that bb cream! Could you please consider following each other? I am about to hit 1000 subscribers and I am so excited to have bloggers I like like you among them!

  8. Lovely Review Sophia!! Thank you for being my 25th Follower on my blog :-) xx

  9. Sounds amazing, great review! Really wanted to try the YSL touche eclat foundation next but you've sold me; will definitely have to get a sample and try it! xxx

  10. love the optical blurring brush :D

  11. I've never tired an UD foundation, but the Naked Skin foundation sounds lovely x

  12. The foundation definitely sounds like something I'd want to try! x

  13. I love how you photograph your products Sophia. Next time I go shopping I'm going to ask them to try the foundation out on me!
    Megan xxx

  14. I haven't tried any of those products, but I've tried the Flushed palette and it's amazing!!
    Rhiannon xx

  15. How did I not know about these?!? So glad I came across your post on twitter #bbloggers! :)

  16. the BB Cream sounds like something I need to try - along with the foundation!

  17. This foundation sounds great

  18. Eeep you've made me want to go and buy them ALL!! Damn you 8) haha!! Xx.

  19. Eeep you've made me want them ALL, damn you haha!! Xx.

  20. Sorry if im posting twice but the first comment didnt show up as sent.. Thanks for following and sending me ur link on twitter.. Ur blog looks great xx and love ur blog layout

  21. These sound amazing! I'd love to try them all!

  22. nice and useful post!


  23. Ah they look so good! really want to try them after seeing this review! xxx

    Shabby Chic and Tea♥

  24. I'm loving your blog so much! =D Your review is so amazing! I'm your newest follower via google (1036). I'd love it if you could check out my blog and follow back?
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  25. Great post, very informative and I'm in love with the products! :)

  26. I'm really intrigued about that brush! Love mixing an matching brushes to change the effect of my make-up, this one looks great hun x

  27. That brush looks divine! I have the Real Techniques Expert Face brush. Have you tried that? If so, how would you compare the 2?

    Beauty & the Bibliophile

    1. Absolutely love the Real Technique Expert Face Brush too :D they are quite similar, as i'm sure RT brushes are made from the same materials as UD ones :D i'm planning on doing a comparison review on them really soon :D xx

  28. Wow the foundation sounds amazing!

  29. I really really want to try the UD Naked foundation but I can't justify it as I've just bought Nars Sheer Glow! Bummer!

    1. Ohh you'll have to let me know how you get on with Sheer Glow, been eyeing it up for the longest time but never took the plunge :) xx


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  31. Great reviews hun :) The foundation sounds amazing, really want to try this and the brush xx

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  33. The packaging is amazingg:) x

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  34. that brush looks absolutely amazing, and i LOVE urban decay packaging xx

  35. I have liked every Urban Decay product that I have ever tried so would really like to try the foundation have high hopes for it. x


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