Pressed powder may not be for everyone, but it’s been a staple within my makeup bag for as long as I can remember. A little dusting of powder over the face can not only help to set makeup, but can create a flawlessly matte finish and really help your foundation to create a uniformed glow. However, using too much can make you look cakey, while flat shades can remove all definition and radiance from the complexion – it’s essential to get the mix right. Urban Decay expanded their Naked range of cosmetics with the launch of their Naked foundation, but now their extending their mini-brand even further with the launch of the fabulously decedent Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder. But what’s so unique about this new launch?
Packaged in the most extravagant compact I’ve seen for some time, this pressed powder really is somewhat an ‘experience’ to use. The bright purple dust bag holds a ‘worn metal’ compact, adorned with the Urban Decay logos that opens to reveal a handy mirror. There’s even a secret compartment that contains a branded foam applicator (although you should always use a fluffy brush to apply powder, so you can ensure the finished result is light and flawless.) The product itself is a silky soft, semi matte pressed powder that has been created with ‘optical blurring pigments’ that claim to minimise visual imperfections on the skin. Designed to sit invisibly on the surface, the formula is finely milled to ensure it’s extra light and doesn’t sit in fine lines and imperfections to make them even more prominent. It sounds a lot more complicated than it actually is; effectively it’s a really light pressed powder with a bit more opulence thrown in for good measure. If you’re after a product that you can pop in your bag, use on the go and get out at the dinner table (while channeling you’re inner Audrey Hepburn,) then this provides a touch of glamour in droves. While £22.00 for a pressed powder may be somewhat of an indulgence, elegance sometimes doesn’t come cheap.
The Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder is available in five shades priced £22.00.