Tuesday, 7 February 2017

A Cruelty Free Liquid Foundation Worth The Pennies


The first of its kind on Blooming Fiction, a lovely chat with fellow bloggers on Twitter gave me all the courage I needed to spread my wings and write some other blog posts that interest me. A couple of weeks ago I published a post called Creating Life And The Not So Glamorous Side Of Early Pregnancy, all about my pregnancy and how unglamourous it truly is to begin with. Now, 2 weeks later, I present my first beauty blog post. It's been a  bold step to take and though I'll still mainly blog about books, I think it's important that I also include some lifestyle entries that mean something to me. 

Blooming Fiction beauty review of Urban Decay's Naked Skin foundation

The Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation is my first purchase from the Urban Decay collection and it has certainly kicked off with a great first impression. With the same emboldened print as the very popular Naked eye shadow palettes, this liquid based product knows how to attract attention and keep it. Best applied with a foundation brush, or in my opinion a buffing brush, the solution glides easily across the skin to give you a medium coverage. But if you need more to cover blemishes or red patches the foundation is buildable, easily achieved with a dabbing motion in the required areas.

There are 21 shades to choose from so the match up selection is a lot more detailed and varied than many other cosmetic brands. My closest match is 2.0 which is suitable for ladies who have a slightly yellow tone to their skin. There are paler shades available but it's best to test some on your jaw to get the right shade, or pop into your nearest department store and get the artists to do it for you.

One aspect of this foundation that some of you may consider a drawback, is that there is no SPF in this foundation formula. However, it isn't necessarily a bad thing. In many cases SPF infused foundations produce poor quality photo finish looks. On taking the photo, the pictured face can look over bright and perhaps a little shiny, this is often down to the SPF. Not having it in the Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation makes the product perfect for creating a demi matte look which looks flawless for the camera... making it ideal for blogging!

Since I've started using this foundation I've really noticed the difference when it comes to application and the general experience of using the product. I've always been someone who loves a bargain, but there's something about using a higher end product that really makes makeup even more exciting and luxurious. Something I would say is that if you have skin that likes to drink up your foundation, like me, you would benefit from applying a moisturiser and primer first so your skin can drink those before touching your makeup.

On reflection of the price, £27.00, it is a much higher price than some other beauty brands on the market but it does produce high quality finishes and it does not fund animal testing. In my opinion, this is the best foundation I have ever tried and I look forward to creating some great photographs without the shine.
Blooming Fiction beauty review of Urban Decay's Naked Skin foundation
Blooming Fiction beauty review of Urban Decay's Naked Skin foundation
Blooming Fiction beauty review of Urban Decay's Naked Skin foundation
Blooming Fiction beauty review of Urban Decay's Naked Skin foundation

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