In the summer I’m all about light, dewy coverage.
I know, I know, I work in an office…but when I’m not stuck sitting at my desk, and I’m out somewhere actually having fun in the sun ☀ and the warm weather, it’s nice to not feel weighed down by a heavy base product, and even though I’m a fair-skinned SPF freak, it’s always a relief knowing that my foundation, BB cream or tinted moisturizer are also there to add a little extra oomph where sun protection is concerned.
Urban Decay recently released the most beach bag-friendly base product a girl could want, an oil-free formulation with SPF20 that’s meant to even out your overall complexion and blur imperfections while keeping you looking natural and fresh, and it’s called Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector (I dare you to say that one five times fast!).
Available in 6 shades for $34 each, it’s ideal for speedy makeup application or touch-ups on the go after a day at the beach or an afternoon by the pool.
UD’s official description says it all…
“We’re not exactly what you call low-maintenance when it comes to beauty (and we’re not ashamed to admit it). But we’re more than happy to take a shortcut or two — as long as it doesn’t look like we did. THIS is one of those times. Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector combines all the benefits of skin treatment and protection with the coverage of a sheer foundation. This multitasking cream is the best of both worlds”
One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector is ideal for your beach bag (or summer getaway overnight tote) because it has the most perfect packaging, and it’s oh, so easy to apply.
Urban Decay went above and beyond with the foundation-style pump that dispenses the perfect amount of product, so as not to be wasteful. Two or three pumps perfectly covers my face without the mess of a traditional tube.
On top of having brilliant packaging, these apply just as well with clean fingers as they do with a brush, making them ideal for when you’re headed someplace in a hurry and looking to bring along the bare minimum number of products.
Unfortunately, tinted moisturizers and BB creams often are “one size fits all” in terms of available colors and come in just two or three shades. Well, Urban Decay’s shade selection for the One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfectors is quite generous. Ranging from fair and cool-toned to deep, warmer shades, the six available colors cover a comfortable selection that should suit most complexions. Yaaas!
In terms of formula, the claims are true! This is among the better “perfecting” base products I’ve ever used. The emollient formula blends easily and provides ample time to apply, drying down to a demi matte finish that’s not too matte. Urban Decay’s formula contains “light diffusing spheres” (I’d like to know what these look like under a microscope), which even out and illuminate the skin. Packed with beneficial and nutrient rich ingredients, including extracts from the “wu zhu yu” plant (fancy!), it makes my skin feel better after I remove it in the evening than it did before I applied it that morning.
I’ve been favoring Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector in Light — even though it’s far from summer where I live — and I can’t believe how many compliments I’ve gotten on my skin. If I love the look and feel of a product, and I get compliments, I tend to think that my base has passed the test.
Five stars ★★★★★ for these perfectors, and for the fact that they mean I can keep making racy puns with the word “Naked” in them because of the name (I can’t resist).
Have you tried Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector or found another amazing summer base product this year? Do tell.