Thursday, 21 February 2013

Review | Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm

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Used as a primer under my foundation

Before trying the Urban Decay beauty balm, BB creams to me were just an orange, oily substance that didn't appeal to me. I never saw the hype and hated the ones by Garnier and Rimmel. However, when I heard that Urban Decay had launched the new beauty balm, Naked Skin, I was very interested to see how this worked for me. This lovely product has changed my outlook on BB creams and now I can say I'm a proud user of one!

Urban Decay claim that this is a multi-purpose beauty balm that has 5 different uses: that it hydrates, primes, protects, perfects and treats your skin. They also say that this is a "miracle worker" which makes your skin instantly look better and delivers serious results in just 8 weeks! In this time, your skin is meant to look more youthful by reducing lines and improving elasticity. It is also a demi-matte finish balm that has SPF 20 in, which means it gives you protection from the sun's rays all year round. The coverage of the product is very sheer, despite being rather orange in the tube, and is suitable for almost any skin tone. As it contains optical blurring technology, this balm isn't designed to cover up blemish, but "blur" them. I'm not 100% sure on this as I can still see the imperfections on my face, but if you have normal and clear skin, this would be a brilliant product just to even out your skin!

Now, I don't have mature skin so I can't really comment whether this would actually reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. However, I have been loving what this beauty balm has done for my skin. Within a week of using it everyday, my skin feels much softer, especially after applying it. As Naked Skin is light weight and oil free, I am using it as a face primer under my foundation and on lazy days, just on it's own. I apply a small amount with my fingers and I've found it allows my makeup to apply evenly and last all day. I've also found that when I use this as  primer, I only need one layer of foundation over the top and I'm good to go! With other primers, I still felt like I needed that second coat to achieve the flawless finish, but with Naked Skin, I could do this with just one! I think for the Summer, this would be a lovely product to wear alone with some mascara and lip gloss for a natural look! Another thing I personally like about this product, which others may not, is the smell. It's very fresh and has slight scent of mint to it. I feel like the smell refreshes my face and I just really like it!

As for the packaging, I think Urban Decay has done very well. The tube comes in a shiny bronze box that has a purple floral print on the inside. The tube itself is very sleek and the same shiny bronze colour with a silver/ purple lid. The tube has a nozzle at the end, so you have to squeeze the amount of product out which you need, which is only a pea sized amount for your whole face.

Overall I really love this product. I think it would be perfect if it has a little more coverage, but you don't really expect it with a beauty balm. I'm really enjoying Naked Skin and has now become my first step in my makeup routine!

You can buy the Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm for £23 from lookfantastic.com with free delivery!

Have you tried the Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm? What is your favourite BB cream?

62 comments:

  1. Ooh, I'd kinda decided this wasn't for me, as I get redness on my cheeks and nose that a BB cream just wouldn't cover, but I hadn't thought of using it as a primer!

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    1. Yeah, it's not brilliant at covering but it is really nice to use as a primer :) xx

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  2. This sounds really good!

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  3. Sounds really nice, would probably save buying it until the summer when my skin doesn't need so much coverage!

    http://mimsmake-up.blogspot.co.uk xxx

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    1. yes that would be a good idea :) I'm looking forward to using it in the Summer xx

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  4. Looks beautiful!

    http://decisi0nsdecisi0ns.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's a lovely looking product :) xx

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  5. I really need to think about purchasing a BB cream for the summer!! Excited!

    http://thelittlekoala.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think this will be really nice to use in the summer! xx

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  6. Looks Amazing - though possible a bit pricey for me!

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    1. It's not the cheapest, but it is lovely quality. I find cheaper BB creams are too orange for me! xx

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  7. This looks lovely!
    Great post
    Charlotte xxx

    http://charlottesconfashions.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. That looks great! I was a bit apprehensive to try it out, but may have to give it a go. Currently I'm loving the L'oreal BB cream!

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    1. Isn't that the one that turns from white to a skin colour? I think thats a nice BB cream, my sister uses it haha :) xx

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  9. Looks lovely on you and a good idea to use as a primer xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you, it's lovely as a primer :) xx

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  10. This sound so lovely hun! I really want to try it! Great post and pictures! :))

    XO,
    http://rosychicc.blogspot.com

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    1. Definitely give it a go :) It's lovely quality xx

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  11. I have the regular foundation and I must say the balm looks great. Now I have to go out and buy it, haha. Great post and pictures!! Adore!

    xo,
    derae.net

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    1. I would love to try the Naked foundation :) Thank you! xx

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  12. Yay! Great review! I'm using Vichy's BB cream right now, and I'm really liking it, but I've been really wanting to try this. I've seen that some people are finding it too dark. It does look slightly darker than some BB creams on your hand, but it looks lovely on your face! I also heard it's great for oily skin. I can't wait to try this. :)

    http://stephsbeautyboutique.blogspot.ca/

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    1. I guess it's not suitable for all skin tones, but it does blend out to a very sheer shade. I don't use too much either so I find it suits my skin tone very well :) It is oil free so yes, I would guess it's great for oily skins! xx

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  13. Have you tried the Revlon Photo Ready BB Cream? I've heard some great reviews on it and it may be a cheaper alternative to the UD one.

    xoxo
    Crystal's Beauty Corner

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    1. No I haven't :) I'll check it out next time I'm shopping and see if it's similar! Thanks for the suggestion xx

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  14. Great review, and it looks lovely on you:)x

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  15. This sounds great, I've only ever tried eyeshadows from Urban Decay! It's nice to hear that it actually improves your skin and nourishes it, rather than just covering it up :)
    Eleanor x

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    1. Before trying this I'd only tried eye shadows too haha :) Yes, it leaves my skin very soft which is lovely ! xx

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  16. omg, I have been dying to try this one!!! The fact that it has an SPF and that UD makes it means it must be amazing! I have a BB cream by canadian company Jouviance...I haven't tried it more than once yet...we'll have to see. I HATED Garnier's BB Cream...it made me break out like crazy.

    Fabulous review! Thanks for posting! Following you now! :)

    www.canuckbeautyreviews.com

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    1. I love face products with SPF in becuase I never remember to apply sun lotion to my face haha! I hated the Garnier one too, was so orange on shiny on me! But definitely give this one a go :) It's lovely! xx

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  17. I LOVE BB Creams and that's why i was so intrigued to try this one. I was a little put off it by first because it is so orange based (my other one is more skin colored) but I LOVE this one! I wear this on its own a lot and just put a little powder on top. It's so light and I can't even feel it! I ran out of my baby sample but cant wait to buy it full size!! :)

    - Jess
    The Mod Mermaid

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    1. Yes when I squeezed it out the tube for the first time I was like "oh no, not again" because it's so orange! But it blends out so evenly that it basically matches your skin colour :) xx

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  19. I really want to try this now- I had to idea Urban decay had released this! Their naked pallet is my absolute favourite of all time, so I have high hopes for me loving this too!
    lovely blog, now following xx

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  20. You are so pretty! Ive never heard of this product before! thanks for the review :) www.cherrytruth2.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  21. this looks like a great product.
    great review!

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  22. You are stunning and your blog is precious. I am now following!
    If you could give me your thoughts on my latest post that would rock! If you want to follow that would be even better!
    XOXO
    Morgan
    http://thesocialboutique.blogspot.com

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  23. I have to go try this out! I loved the naked skin foundaion!Check my blog out and follow me if you like

    http://thepocketsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. I really really want to try this but I think I'll try the Naked Foundation first! I've never used a base from UD before and really want to!

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  25. I don't use BB creams as prefer a heavier coverage however, I am yet to try a product from UD which I don't like I think they are defiantly one of my favorite brands! Just found your blog and really like it!

    whatsonyourtulips.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. I also didn't like the garnier one so i might try this one!
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  27. I would like to try this:)
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  28. I'm so glad Urban Decay are doing more "grown up" packaging. I was slightly embarassed carrying around my De-Slick spray because of the dodgy colours but now they've overhauled it- I think the whole Naked range has beautiful packaging! I know it's only a small considering compared to the rest of the product but it makes all the difference! xx

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    1. I agree, the Naked collection's packaging is just so pretty! Definitely makes me feel I'm using a high end brand :) xx

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  29. I'm just getting into BB Creams so I'd love to try this x

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  30. I've seen a few posts about this now and Im really excited to try it!

    X Bridget


    bridgerydoo.blogspot.com

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  31. I'm tempted to give this a go, I hate wearing piles of foundation. My skin's quite dry and I don't really need tons of coverage. What foundation do you use over it?

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    1. In the photo I'm wearing Rimmel's Wake Me Up foundation over the top :) xx

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  32. oo this sounds really good, I'd like to give this a try after reading your review :)

    eyelashwishes-x.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. I really want to try this!

    Sita xx
    http://buttonsapart.blogspot.co.uk/

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  34. I really want to try this & I'm so glad you're seeing positive changes in your skin from it! Great review!
    Visiting from the #bbloggers blog hop xoxo
    A Thing of Beauty

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  35. sounds lovely. I think I will try this for the warmer months!

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  36. That sounds like such a great, all round product :) I've never used BB creams before as I have quite oily skin but I might have to try this as I love the fact it primes and helps your skin!!


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  37. I'm stuck on buying a bb cream because I'm scared that I'll end up wasting my money. After reading this, I'm hooked. Going to go and get me one soon.

    rachelsbox.blogspot.com

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  38. i own the naked skin foundation by urban decay and love it sooo much. i would love to try the beauty balm. but theres no way to get urband decay where i live.
    xx

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    1. I would love to try the Naked foundation, especially if it's as nice as the BB cream :) I bet the foundation and the BB cream would work so well together too xx

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  39. Thanks for the review! This product sounds amazing, currently I'm using their cleanser (the milk-type one) and Beauty Elixir, and am thinking of trying more items from the brand as the ones I'm using are really good.
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  40. I'd love to give this a try, I'll look into it as we head into the warmer months next year. I also want to try the foundation as that too looks really nice :)
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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