We’re all already obsessed with Urban Decay’s Naked Palette (and Naked 2 Palette) with good reason. And if you’re not, well, get obsessed. One day, while picking up some essentials from Sephora, I got sucked into the sample section. It’s like the Bermuda Triangle for beauty junkies. Steer clear or risk having no groceries for the next week. Along with a purse size tube of L’Occitane Hand Cream, I snagged a sample of Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Beauty Balm. I mean, why not?
The claim is that it’s an “instant retoucher in a tube.” With five different skin benefits including SPF 20 and anti-aging ingredients, this balm is like one stop shopping. As mentioned, I don’t love a lot of makeup on my skin and this beauty balm, goes on so smooth and light that sometimes I feel like I haven’t put enough on. However, when I peer at my reflection in the mirror, my skin literally does look like it’s been photoshopped. It quickly evens skintone and reduces the appearance of pores and fine lines, although you will probably still need a concealer to hide any unsightly behemoth blemishes, like the one I use from Miracle Skin Transformer. The only thing I found a bit odd about this formula was the slightly minty scent. It’s not offensive. It just sort of seems off. If you’re looking for the perfect lightweight summer skin smoother, grab a tube… but steer clear of the samples.