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Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 20

What it is:A five-in-one beauty balm that minimizes the appearance of pores, lines, wrinkles, and redness instantly for skin that looks firmer in eight weeks. What it is formulated to do:- Multitasking antiaging formula to produce a beautiful, radiant complexion - Features SPF 20 sun protection - Comes in one universal shade Blur flaws in seconds and get serious antiaging benefits in as little as eight weeks. This lightweight, velvety, oil-free miracle works instantly and over the long term. Naked Skin Beauty Balm is invisible on your skin (zero rub-off): the universal shade glides on and dries down to a translucent, flawless finish that works on most skintones. While many beauty balms are tinted to provide coverage, Naked Skin diffuses light with high-tech pigments to give you amazing, natural, naked-looking skin that keeps getting better every week. Unlike a lot of beauty balms, Naked Skin delivers measurable antiaging benefits—and the claims to prove it. What else you need to know:Beauty Balms or BB Creams were originally developed as a perfect post-procedure cream used to treat, hydrate, prime, protect, and camouflage the skin. Great for all skin types including those with sensitive skin, these versatile “five-in-one” formulas are designed to do it all: treat with high levels of active skincare ingredients moisturize and smooth dehydrated skin prime and perfect skin’s surface camouflage and color correct the skintone and protect skin from the sun with SPF. They can be used as a last step for their skincare benefits or used on their own as an instant beautifier.The multitasking Naked Skin is like an instant retoucher in a tube. Optical blurring pigments instantly even out skintone and minimize the appearance of pores, lines, wrinkles, and redness. SPF 20 shields skin from sun damage and Pepha&reg-Protect helps inhibit DNA damage. Vitasource™ and Glyage&reg improve the appearance of skin's firmness and elasticity, and provide measurable antiaging benefits, while the extremely blendable formula creates a smooth finish, so makeup goes on beautifully and stays put. Moisturizing but never greasy, it hydrates skin instantly and improves hydration over time. Research results:In a clinical study, immediately after use:- 65% had a smoother complexion- 59% had significantly lifted-looking skin- 68% had improved skin hydrationAfter 8 weeks of use:- 93% of participants had significantly firmer-, more lifted-looking skin- 90% had significantly more radiant-looking skin- 84% had a significant improvement in the appearance of fine lines- 84% had skin that looked significantly smoother and more hydrated
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Questions & Answers for Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 20

Question
What is the difference between items 1476134 and 1515741?
There are now two color swatches, but they appear to be nearly identical (at least on my screen). What is the difference between the two -- is one better for pale complexions?
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
Msiobhan
(New York, NY)
on Naked Skin Beauty Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 20
7 answers
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answer 1
The difference in these two item numbers is one is a travel size and one is full size. There are not different colors to choose from it is a translucent product really. It has a slight pigment to correct redness but it isn't like foundation it is sheer.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Janananutmuffin
(West Valley City, UT)
answer 2
I think one of them is a smaller bottle and one is larger
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Krista
(South Carolina)
answer 3
The only difference is the size of the item. One is 0.5 oz and the other 1.18 oz.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
jarfy
(Seattle, WA)
answer 4
Are you sure those are 2 different colors? They just appear to be different sizes on my screen.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
ectobandit
(Santa Rosa, CA)
answer 5
one has 1.18 oz and one has 0.5 oz
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
anniebanannie97
answer 6
There isn't two different swatches. That's just the two different sizes that they offer. They made a smaller travel size.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
rudeLAMB
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 7
Hi Msiobhan,

The difference is in the sizing the 1515741 is a travel size Size 0.5 oz.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
is this shade good for all skin tones ?
i have an olive skin tone does this work for me ?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
pollypocket123
(ny,ny)
on Naked Skin Beauty Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 20
7 answers
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answer 1
This particular shade is not perfect on all skin tones. UD now makes a "light" and "dark" version with this original being their "medium" but Sephora doesn't appear to sell those two shades online. I have very fair skin and use the "Light" version. I think I remember the Light and Dark versions being available at my local Sephora store the last time I was there so you might go check them out in person.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
BeglitteredGeek
(Costa Mesa, CA)
answer 2
I have golden/asian skin tone and it looks great on my skin!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
opinionkitty
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 3
No, not all skintones. I am very fair with pink undertones (I wear 0.5 in their foundation) and this is too dark and orangey for me.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
aure
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 4
Not the greatest BB for fair or cool toned skin. Comes out orangey, but it does blend in like a BB cream.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
tenaciousn
(Gauley Bridge, WV)
answer 5
I have yellow/olive-toned skin as well! This will be perfect for your skin...as a matter of fact, I think it was meant for people with our complexion! Depending on how fair or deep your shade is, this might even add a little color to make you look slightly sun-kissed! It does for me, but my skin is pretty fair this time of year.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
MeIanie
(Ocean City, MD)
answer 6
yes
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
Fauxlita
(Seattle, WA)
answer 7
I have an olive skin tone, although my skin is fairly light. It blends seamlessly for me.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
Mollyputz
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
do you use a foundation with BB naked skin?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
Anonymous
on Naked Skin Beauty Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 20
7 answers
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answer 1
bb's are meant to be an all-in-one package as i understand it, providing moisturizing, smoothing, evening skin tone properties, and spf....i like this concept, the fact it's all you need after cleansing, toning....if you like as minimal coverage as necessary, light, airy, natural feeling, this is all you need and urban decay is one of the best!! in fact i like bb's with a little dusting of mineral veil and that's it...today i just used this without the veil, in a hurry...and was amazed how great it worked for me!! hope this helps...
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
kritterrn
(struthers, OH)
answer 2
No, I use UD Naked BB, a little under eye concealer and finish off with a dusting of Smooth Operator from Tarte.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
SephoraJunkie76
(Dallas, TX)
answer 3
You don't have to. It depends on how much coverage you'd like. Sometimes I wear the BB cream and some concealer and that is usually enough.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
AmberJai
(Maine)
answer 4
I do! The bb cream evens out my skin tone beforehand, so I end up having to use less foundation.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
solongastoriaxo
(Fanwood, NJ)
answer 5
Yes sometimes I do. I like BB naked under my foundation or mineral makeup for more coverage. I also wear it on its own with a little blush, concealer and translucent powder.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
mominator
(Irvine, CA)
answer 6
If you want to use foundation, then it will work perfectly over the Naked Skin BB cream. The Naked Skin leaves skin with a very smooth, even surface like a primer would. I don't use foundation over the Naked Skin bb cream because it evens my skin tone and smooths over pores well enough that I don't feel I need foundation on top. I just add my normal make up (cream blush, concealer where needed and eye make up) then finish with translucent powder in the t-zone.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
book14me
(Nashville TN)
answer 7
Yes, if you use foundation. But it gives you a nice glow and moisturizes.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
cablegirl1
(P.F. Md.)
Question
Is this for dry skin and women over 60?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
prontotrupi
(Wixom, MI)
on Naked Skin Beauty Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 20
6 answers
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answer 1
I'm 49 and didn't leave my skin dry..... it's ok under makeup but not alone.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
pp1964
(Broken Arrow, Ok)
answer 2
See my review posted today, 6 Apr 2013. I have a combo dry skin. I applied it three times and got the same result each time. My skin looked dry and blotchy. UD makes wonderful products but this one totally missed the mark for me. I'm 64.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
arkansasgal
(Little Rock, AR)
answer 3
I'm 31 but I think that you could wear this product. It is moisturizing but not goopy or too thin or thick. I actually think this is a better product for more mature skin. Hope this helps!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
WhitneyEvans
(New Bern, NC)
answer 4
I would say yes, if you apply a moisturizer first, let it settle and then apply UD Naked BB.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
SephoraJunkie76
(Dallas, TX)
answer 5
Im 17 and really love this product.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
ovals
(new york city)
answer 6
I've got dry to combination skin. It didn't really worked well on my skin. If I use it, I see that my skin is much drier. I have little peels on my cheeks.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
Cheekylicious
(Warner Robins)
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Can this product be used for African American skin?
One of the reviews said that this product was "pink." I'm African American with a medium complexion and olive undertones. Will this "match" my skintone?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
drjones
(Fayetteville, AR)
on Naked Skin Beauty Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 20
6 answers
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answer 1
I'm African American and have bronze undertones. It doesn't quite cover the few blemishes I have on my skin because it's not dark enough. I think that's the problem with all BB creams, not just this one. Even their darkest shade will not be dark enough for African American skin tones. I still use a foundation over the BB cream.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
lrgilmore
(Upper Marlboro, MD)
answer 2
It's not at all pink ,Iam tan and it fits perfect for me
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
jenessapaez
answer 3
I'm not certain. I'm African American with olive undertones and it matches, but I have a lighter skin-tone. I don't think it dries "pink" on the skin, but I can't say how it would be on another person.

Sephora does have a very generous return policy though, so you may want to return it if it isn't suitable.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
HippiChickiNiki
(Colorado Springs. CO)
answer 4
I would say this product is more orange than pink. I am pretty fair and this left a slight orange tinge to my face. Hope this helps!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
WhitneyEvans
(New Bern, NC)
answer 5
This product is not pink... If anything, I would say it was brown. This stuff is magic and blends well for EVERY skin tone...
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
the1bamagirl
(Birmingham, AL)
answer 6
I'd say no. It will make you look chalky. It's meant more for olive skin tones.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
seckzthing
(Hillsborough, NJ)
Question
Do you use a primer with BB creams?
I don't know why but, I am so confused with this BB thing. I can't imagine not putting on moisturizer before I put a makeup product on my face. Are you supposed to apply a primer before the BB cream? Or does that matter?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
allykitty84
(Madison MS)
on Naked Skin Beauty Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 20
6 answers
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answer 1
I'm 43 and have started having hydration, dry issues with my skin. I've been using the BB on top of my moisturizer, which works well. Really depends on skin type. If you're prone to dryness then I would try use BB after moisturizer
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
katie3w
(Platte city, MO)
answer 2
I apply a light oil free face cream from Dr. Dennis gross first. Allow it to settle in then put on the Naked BB. That's it! maybe a little under eye concealer, and dust my face with a little Smooth Operator from Tarte. :)
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
SephoraJunkie76
(Dallas, TX)
answer 3
This Urban Decay Naked BB cream works great for moisturizing. I have very dry skin and most times with other BB creams I have to use a moisturizer underneath. Otherwise my skin will feel tight and be flaky. With the Urban Decay Naked BB Cream I don't have that problem.

So it really depends on your skin type. You might have to experiment. I hope this helps!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
spageddie
(minneapolis MN)
answer 4
Thank y'all!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
allykitty84
(Madison MS)
answer 5
BB creams are not typically formulated to be used with a primer. Additionally, I've found many American style BB creams to have heavy silicone bases that makes them function quite a lot like many primers.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
auntygravity
(Oakland, CA)
answer 6
BB Creams have a primer, moisturizer, and tad color to start with. So to answer your question, you would be adding extra primer. I put on the sheer primer first and then the BB cream. It may be over kill but I'm just testing out this new BB stuff myself. BB cream has other benefits, like I mentioned, so it may be beneficial.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
tenaciousn
(Gauley Bridge, WV)
Question
what color to choose
there isnt color names for the two choices. which should i choose if I'm a white girl with a bit of a tan? hahaha
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
breezewaygirl
(temecula ca)
on Naked Skin Beauty Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 20
6 answers
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answer 1
I have light skin, and naked medium I think would work
answered 6 months ago
gracat144
answer 2
This doesn't come in different shades. It's great for all skin tones and you don't use much. It is not a foundation or a cover up. It just makes your skin feel good and gives it a little boost.
answered 11 months ago
Redcatinn
(Houston, Tx)
answer 3
These aren't tinted so anyone of any shade can use them.
answered 1 year ago
Nykki410
(Tampa,FL)
answer 4
I think it blends well with almost any color of skin. I am white as well with a tan. But I used this in the winter when my skin was lighter and it worked just as well.
Also, a much fairer friend of mine tried mine and loved it!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
annharris
(CDM, CA)
answer 5
Either one will be fine, they are not color specific because it is an opaque translucent with a hint of color. This type of BB cream is not used if you are wanting a great deal of coverage. And if you are really tan I would go to one of the Stila BB creams.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
kristinkilburne
(Louisville, Kentucky)
answer 6
There is only one color. There are 2 choices because one is regular size and the other is travel size. :)
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
dfghdhd
(biloxi, ms)
Question
Should I apply a powder over this?
Should I apply a powder over the UD Naded Shin Beauty Balm if I wear it alone? I use MUFE HD powder regularly to set my usual foundation. I have oily skin and don't want to shine mid-day, but I also don't want to disrupt the "light-reflecting" properties. I just recently purchased this and have not tried it yet. Any thoughts?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
wingatprsct
(Prescott, AR)
on Naked Skin Beauty Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 20
6 answers
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answer 1
MOST DEFINETLY
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
kristinkilburne
(Louisville, Kentucky)
answer 2
I put powder over it when I wear it; it helps me get a more "set" look than when I just wear it alone, and I haven't noticed anything negative. I have oily skin so I hate looking shiny.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
bduprez
(Maplewood, MN)
answer 3
Yes! Use the powder. I'm oily and needed it with this product. I think powder only enhanced the blurring effect. Good luck!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
WhitneyEvans
(New Bern, NC)
answer 4
Sometimes I use a powder over this and it works great. Other times, I feel like the BB cream is enough.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
loript
(Springfield, OH)
answer 5
I would suggest a translucent powder over this if you suffer from oily skin. I use Laura Mercier to keep my skin looking fresh all day but it doesn't take away from the Cream at all. Good Luck!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
jaymcelle
(Houston, TX)
answer 6
While a setting powder is not necessary, if you would like to ensure a more matte finish throughout the day, a translucent powder over the BB Cream or over your T-Zone would help cut any mid-day oil build up.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
miabt
(San Francisco)
Question
Sunscreen?
What is the sunscreen ingredient in this product? I am allergic to chemical sunscreens and need to know before purchasing.
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
mjcnyc
on Naked Skin Beauty Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 20
6 answers
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answer 1
It contains two Oxide ingredients (I forget the actual name as I had since returned the product). One of them is over 3%. I am allergic to anything oxide and one use of this product made my skin itchy and red. The oxide is for the SPF.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
s2kgirl
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
This type of sunscreen could not harm your face. I too am allergic to certain ingredients, but this one does no harm. I'm golden...
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
moondate
(Worcester, MA.)
answer 3
I found the ingredients on the UD website:
Ingredients
Inactive ingredients:
Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, Isododecane, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol Crosspolymer, Lauryl Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Lauryl PEG/PPG-18/18 Methicone, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Propanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Isononyl Isononanoate, Sodium Chloride, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate, Xanthan Gum, Propylene Carbonate, Isoceteth-10, Silica, Lysine HCL, Fragrance, Lecithin, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Citrulline, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Baicalin, Linalool, Limonene, Tripeptide-9 Citrulline, Geraniol, Citral, Eugenol, Coumarin, Citronellol. May contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides).

Active Ingredients:
Sunscreen
Octinoxate 7.5%
Zinc Oxide 3.4%
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
WhitneyEvans
(New Bern, NC)
answer 4
Zinc Oxide
I will see about uploading a picture of the back of it later on but I believe that was the only ingredient.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
olliemom
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 5
spf 20
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
kritterrn
(struthers, OH)
answer 6
It states Octinoxate 7.5% and Zinc Oxide 3.4%
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
SephoraJunkie76
(Dallas, TX)
Question
Is this a BB cream ? And does it come in one shade only?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
beautybyarianna
on Naked Skin Beauty Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 20
6 answers
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answer 1
This is a BB cream which only comes in one shade.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
avalonia612
(Holland, MI)
answer 2
It is a BB cream. The color "adjusts" to your skin tone. I have an olive/darker skin tone and it blends perfectly.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
MoonbeamKS
(Wichita, KS)
answer 3
So far it only comes in the one shade, which might be too dark for really fair skin.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Krista
(South Carolina)
answer 4
Yes it is a BB cream and comes advertised as a color-changing shade to fit to your skin tone.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
kathleen71
(Madison, WI)
answer 5
I usually use this as an under base to my Urban decay naked foundation. It is really light for me to use on its own but I love the benefits of its use. If you are fair skin then perfect.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
poyito3
(Racine, Wi)
answer 6
Yes and yes and it is incredible!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
vamisscrys
(Broadway, VA)
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