Weight/ volume: 30ml
My shade: 6.0
Features: Weightless light-diffusing liquid foundation giving buildable coverage from sheer to full cover.
Purchased/ sample: Purchased
Feels like wearing nothing, yet Naked Skin transforms your complexion. Skin looks natural, illuminated and bright with a luminous demi-matte finish: like the beautiful skin you were born with. This remarkable foundation is oil-free, paraben free and formulated with light-diffusing spheres that literally make you look professionally retouched. How does it work? Naked Skin uses optical blurring technology to blur your imperfections, making it the ultimate in ultra definition.
My look (above):
Moisturiser: Lancome Hydro-Zen Calming
Primer: Bourjois Flower Perfection
Foundation: Naked skin in 6.0 – sheer cover on t-zone. Medium cover on remainder of face. Heavy cover on acne scars on right cheek.
Setting: light dusting of Bobbi Brown sheer finish pressed powder in Warm Natural and a spritz of Urban Decay All Nighter fixing spray.
Eyes: Clinique Creme Liner in True Black and Benefit ‘They’re Real’ mascara.
+ Colour match and range. They genuinely cater for all skintones with 18 shades from porcelain to very dark brown. The numbering is easy to follow too, numbers ending with .0 are warm, while .5 are cool/ neutral.
+ Not Weightless but very light It looks and feels very natural.
+ Good coverage. A small blob for whole face gives sheer coverage. Build up to desired coverage.
– Expensive! The results in daylight are AMAZING but it is a lot to pay. More than Bobbi Brown, MAC, and it’s nearer the Dior and YSL prices.
– SPF comes from Titanium Dioxide. As used in most other liquid foundations, Titanium Dioxide works as SPF by reflecting UVA rays so they don’t penetrate the skin. Great news… the downside is that they also reflect flash light. Also the additional light-diffusing properties look great by day but further enhance the ghostface look under flashlight. Not a problem when photographed by pros, but on point and shoot cameras you run the risk of turning ghostface in final photos. I prefer no SPF in foundation and use my own moisturiser with SPF (Elizabeth Arden 8H cream with SPF).
Yay or nay
It looks amazing in natural light, but under camera flash I look like Casper. I am being brave and posting the looks below (l-r) daytime, evening no-flash, and evening flash.
I need a reliable foundation in the light and the dark.
It works well as a day foundation but if I’m paying over £25, I expect my skin to look good at ALL times, not just in direct sunlight.
It may just be a problem with certain shades, if so, please let me know your shade and whether you had the white-as-a-sheet look too.