A Dual Use Powder Foundation from Urban Decay
I’m a liquid foundation kind of gal. I use it on the daily, and have tried a handful of different ones over the years. But, I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, I like to skip the liquid and stick with a full-coverage powder in the summer months.
It can get pretty swampy and sticky here in Raleigh in the summertime, and the last thing I want is to feel like my face is melting off.
I was temped by this foundation by Urban Decay ‘Naked Skin’ Ultra Definition Powder so I bought it at Nordstrom. I loved that it’s buildable, and I also thought it would be cool to try it wet AND dry.
I gave it a go the other day and holy cow I loved it. It did exactly what Urban Decay claimed it would do, which I find impressive in the foundation realm. So often foundations claim to be luminous or matte or sheer or full-coverage, and it doesn’t always play out that way when I apply it to my skin. And sure, everyone’s skin is different, but all that to say this foundation lives up to it’s description.
I started with moisturized skin (my eye makeup was finished already!) .
I dampened the sponge, swiped it across the powder, and pressed/smudged it onto the areas of my face that tend to look red or uneven. For me, that’s around my nose, between my eyebrows, and at the tops of my cheeks where I’m battling a bit of melasma left over from pregnancy.
For the rest of my face, I grabbed my large fluffy brush and dusted on the powder dry.
To finish, I popped a bit of blush on my cheeks and hit the high points of my face with my Hourglass Luminous Light Ambient Lighting Powder.
top: Anthropologie, lipstick: Smashbox Be Legendary Long Wear Lip Lacquer in Coral
The shade I chose, and I decided to live in the edge and buy it online, was Fair Neutral. And it matched my pale complexion perfectly. I love that there’s a neutral or warm option on the color range. . . more foundations should consider that in their products. This quick quiz will help you determine if you are cool or warm toned!
So if you too are looking for a light-weight but full-coverage foundation, I’d really recommend looking into this one! It truly is a matte finish, so it’s essentially as if you are using two products in one: a full coverage liquid + a powered to matte it out.
This post was sponsored by Nordstrom but all opinions are my own. Like, if you ran into me on the street these days, and asked me what foundation I’m wearing, it would be this one.