It's day two of The Makeup Show in NYC, and I should be boarding a bus to come home from there, but at the last minute last night I decided that I wasn't going to attend. Almost all of the brands exhibiting this year are brands I already get my professional discount through, and the extra 5-10% off that they're offering for show attendees over that doesn't compensate for the cost of me having to travel from Virginia to New York City. It's days like this that I really wish I lived closer to the city. But then again I think about how much I'd probably be spending at the show on things that I don't "need" right now, and I'm pretty sure that if my checkbook had arms it would hug me.
So instead I've got a makeup review for you on the Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup rather than a ton of Instagram photos of makeup I'm either buying or wishing I could buy.
From the brand:
Coverage without compromise. Our weightless formula blurs imperfections for a flawless finish that feels invisible, but looks professionally retouched.
Whoever said 'you can't have the best of both worlds' never tried Naked Skin. Not only does our new light-as-air foundation give you the buildable coverage you desire – it also looks and feels like you're wearing absolutely nothing. Naked Skin uses light-diffusing spheres to 'blur' imperfections for a luminous, demi-matte finish that feels invisible but looks professionally retouched. Naked Skin is oil-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, and loaded with nourishing ingredients.
I think I'm in love. Like serious heart-palpitating love. Several months ago I was introduced to this foundation through a colleague of mine. She'd purchased the Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation and the coordinating foundation brush, and every time I saw her her skin looked amazing and she'd rave about how great the foundation was. It took me a long while, but I finally purchased some of the Naked Skin foundation in March during my Ulta haul. I didn't get the brush, but I found that using the Real Techniques Buffing Brush gives me a really beautiful flawless coverage. The brushes look really similar, and unless someone from Urban Decay happens to read my little ol' blog and sends me one to do a side by side comparison, I'll probably be sticking with the Real Techniques brush. I'd rather spend my dollars right now on products rather than brushes when I can find those from wholesale outlets for pros.
|Obviously with my epically pale skin and a flash this close, it's pretty much white out city, but you can still see the edge of the makeup just a bit.|
|No flash, natural sunlight. You can see how perfectly it blends with my actual skin.|