Entirely-Sarah: Urban Decay Naked skin one and done tinted moisturiser

Monday, 1 May 2017

Urban Decay Naked skin one and done tinted moisturiser

I use a lot of Urban Decay make up, especially eye products, and an increasing lip collection from them too. Face products are something I own less of, but this is due to having to be colour matched and having a range of foundations anyway which I want to try and use through and sort out what I like and don't like before getting rid of them or buying more. I have been contemplating getting an Urban decay foundation for a while now and I was so pleased to get a sample of the one and done naked skin hybrid complexion perfecter as it was a great chance to have a go with the product at home. 

The sample came with four sachets of product, these were light, medium light, medium deep and deep. It is so lovely to get given the range of shades in case you aren't sure what shade you might need. I did find, knowing I would need the light sachet, which ranges from shade 0.5 to 3.5, that the range was still slightly too dark, meaning I have three sachets of product I definitely cannot use, I will however pass these on to a friend!

The packet has what feels like a good amount of product in, but it is a single use sachet and I did feel like there was only just enough product to cover my face and barely just reach onto my neck. I was slightly disappointed by this as I thought it would have slightly more product in, as  little too much is better than not quite enough. I did however manage to get a use out of this. 

The product is a nice consistency, it is slightly thinner than some foundations I have used but it doesn't feel too thin or runny. I used my Real techniques blending sponge to apply this to my face as that is my preferred method of application when I use foundation style products. I found it blended into the skin reasonably easy, but it wasn't perfect so I felt I had to go over the product a couple of times with the sponge to smooth it over. 

I have a small dry patch on the side of my cheek, but it isn't too bad at the minute as I have been using a few different things, but I am in the process of changing out a product or two to test new ones and it has slightly flared up with the change which I find it normal. The product clung to this slightly dry area and made it more noticeable, which I wasn't keen on as I do have a few foundations that still look good on top of it, even if not perfect. On the above photo the left hand side show the side of my face without the dry patch, you can see, though offering minimal coverage it has blurred my pores and makes the skin look smoothed over and ready for the day. On the right hand side you can see the dry patch of skin on my cheek with the product clung to it, and looking a little less put together. I managed to control the product as much as I could but the patch still remained dry through the day. 

The finish of the product was a sheer, light coverage which is nice, but for me it isn't quite the finish I am looking for. The product is described as a one step and your done product, designed to instantly blur imperfections and even out skin tone for perfected, ultra definition skin. A hybrid finish of complexion cream combined with the benefits of a sheer foundation and the coverage of tinted moisturiser. 

The product was slightly too dark for me, but I could make it work with a little bit of lighter concealer over the top to brighten some of my face and balance the colour out. I was quite sheer and my freckles were showing through, so this didn't offer the courage I am used to. Although I feel this gave my skin some improvement, I felt it was too sheer for my liking, even things like BB cream which have a lighter coverage offer me more coverage than this. 

I found the product was nice, but for me it just didn't do enough, I could still see my freckles and any imperfections, and while it blurred my skin a little and made it look smoother and a little more made over it didn't make me look overly different enough to warrant using it. At £28 it seems a little steep in my opinion, especially when I use full coverage foundations for a fraction of the cost on the high street and have BB creams which I love much more. I don't think I really got the point of this product as for me, even as someone with what I would class as minimal imperfections, it didn't fully cover them and give the desired look I hoped for. You can find out more about the product here if you want to know more, but for me, this just isn't worth investing in. 


6 comments:

  1. A really good post! It's good to see you're so honest, I hate it when products don't live up to your expectations! Abi | RamblingsofaBlonde

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    1. I know! I think if I didn't have the annoying dry patch I would have thought it was ok, but still not great so its nice in a way to have a few flaws to test products over! x

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  2. I have just purchased the full bottle of this so I hope it works okay for me, looking for good lighter coverage cruelty free products for lazy days! x

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    1. I think it is decent for lighter coverage, but I think it was lighter than my BB creams I use and so I felt it was a little redundant for the make up look I go for, but I hope you do enjoy the product! x

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  3. Great review, I hate foundations that don't cover any imperfections especially when they cost £25+. Glad I read this before I invested in it x

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    1. I;m glad my review helped! I did expect it to have higher coverage than it did, so I was disappointed for how much it costs! At least the sample meant I didn't spend the money and not enjoy it! x

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