Thursday, January 3, 2013

Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm


RATING (out of 5 stars): 4 stars

COST: $34

THE SKINNY: The long-awaited Urban Decay bb cream is finally here -- well, awaited for those of us who love this line of products.

The company sent out some samples around the holidays before you could even buy the new Naked Skin Beauty Balm. And my sample was great.

We've tried a lot of BB creams here at Beauty Test Dummies and have to admit that we are head over heels for them. This one works just as well, plus if boasts additional long-term benefits. It promises to actually improve skin after 8 weeks, adding firmness, radiance and reduction in fine lines. 

What I did notice was that it was non-drying and went on super smooth. My pores did seem smaller, it had a nice light-reflecting quality and the shade-free formula was not too dark for my skin. It blended beautifully. (This is one of my favorite features ... I hate buying something that has the wrong color.)

Urban Decay says you can wear this alone but I followed with my powder foundation for a pretty flawless look.

KEEP OR TOSS: Keep. BB creams are one of my new go-to items and this one is great and easy to buy since it adjusts to your skin tone.

CHECK IT OUT: Urban Decay Beauty Balm is available online and from retailers such as Sephora and Ulta. Each retailer seems to be rolling it out at different times. Make sure to look for free samples and deals (UD offers them frequently).

-- Tested by Carrie