Urban Decay’s newest edition to the Naked Skin Line is a Beauty Balm! This balm promises to perfect skin with optical blurring pigments, protect with SPF and anti-aging properties, treat skin by helping improve elasticity, as well as prime and moisturize skin. Basically, it’s your entire skincare routine wrapped up into one.
Personally, I have never been one to jump on the BB Bandwagon. I’ve tried a few out (some American, some Asian) and was never a huge fan of them. This particular one seems to be less BB cream, and more of a perfecting primer. It looks tinted, and applies darker than most BB creams I’ve seen (see the picture of it on my arm, you can juuuust slightly tell it’s there) but when I applied it to my face it came out virtually invisible, when most BB’s are supposed to have some coverage.
I also noticed that this balm is kinda tacky. I am not a fan in the least of having my face feel tacky, i need a smooooooth, nice feeling going on. This wasn’t the worst by any means as far as tackiness goes in products i’ve used, but compared to my normal pre-foundation routine of Benefit Porefessional and Eve Pearl Mattifying gel, it was a noticeable difference (and I am sure the mattifying gel is why) Once I applied my foundation and setting powder, though, the tacky factor wasn’t an issue.
Overall, I think this is a nice option for a pre-foundation product, and can cut out the need to use a bunch of different products to get the same results. If you are looking for something with lightweight coverage, though, maybe try a tinted moisturizer.
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