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Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm Review and Swatches

January 29, 2013


Urban Decay finally launched its very first BB Cream, Naked Skin Beauty Balm.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm review

Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm


Touting an oil-free formula that primes, evens out and protects skin with SPF 20 and measurable anti-aging benefits, the Naked Skin Beauty Balm diffuses light with high-tech pigments to optically blur out pores, lines, wrinkles and redness. It is also packed with Pepha®-Protect to help inhibit DNA damage along with Vitasource™ and dGlyage® to firm skin and improve elasticity.

Like your typical BB Cream, there is only 1 shade to fit all skintones. The color looked a little orange but blended seamlessly into my NC30 skin. Those who are fair might find it too dark though.

The first thing I noticed was the strong chemical scent. I wasn’t too fond of it but it went away really quickly so no biggie. The texture was slightly runny, very lightweight and buildable. It moisturized my skin nicely and left it looking smooth and dewy without a single trace of makeup.

The only thing I could ask for was a bit more coverage. Even after several layers, you could still see my undereye circles, freckles and redness around the nose show through. Other than that, this wore well and did not cake or fade through out the day.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm swatch on NC30 skin

Swatch of Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm


Wearing Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm on NC30 skin

Wearing Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm



Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm is available at Sephora and urbandecay.com for $34.

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5 Comments

  • Reply susan January 29, 2013 at 8:32 am

    I was really looking forward to trying this, but will probably be hands off after reading your review. That does appear extremely orange though…guess I’ll be sticking with Dr Jart. Thanks for reviewing Phyllis!

    • Reply Phyllis Li January 29, 2013 at 10:38 pm

      You’re very welcome Susan 🙂

  • Reply carly January 29, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    You look alot like chatlotte gainsbourgh in this photo 🙂

  • Reply Vickie January 31, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Thanks for doing this review!…I know you’re an expert on BB creams, so it is valuable to hear your honest opinion. Love your blog!

  • Reply Mirela Kasimovic February 2, 2013 at 6:36 am

    Wow … its seems great but is it suitable for olive-skinned people??
    Is this shade too light for olive skin ?? looking forward for your answer !!
    Thank You.

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