Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm Review, Swatches and Photos

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

Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm review

Touting an oil-free formula that primes, evens out and protects skin with SPF20 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 one 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 is 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 BB cream review
Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm swatch on NC30 skin
Wearing Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm on NC30 skin

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

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. 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!

  2. 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!

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