Urban Decay BB Cream unblended (left) and blended out (right)
having long ago lost the receipt i was stuck with it and needed to find a use for it in my regimen. i had to figure something out. it does blend out to near invisibility (it still leaves a slight whitish cast) on my NC44/NC45 skin, but i think anyone with a skin tone deeper than mine, might struggle to get this to blend out very well. and certainly wouldn't feel comfortable leaving the house with just this on their skin. this isn't a BB cream that many WOC can put on, fix their brows, add some mascara & gloss and go. which is typically why i reach for BB creams in the first place --- the easiness of it.
shade selection (or lack thereof) aside, my other issue with this BB cream is that i didn't really notice a difference in the way my skin appeared. one of the main claims from Urban Decay is that it "instantly evens out skin tone and minimizes pores, lines, wrinkles and redness". yeah ---- didn't get that effect.
what i've found is that a dime size amount of the Urban Decay BB cream works as a great primer! especially for my oily skin. it creates a smooth surface that allows my foundation (whether powder or liquid) to go on and blend with such ease. bonus: my makeup stays put with very little breakthrough shine throughout the day.
the Urban Decay Naked Skin BB Cream retails for $34 for the 1.18 fl oz tube and $14 for the .50 fl oz tube. it is available online through Urban Decay, Sephora and Ulta.
will i repurchase it? absolutely. but next time i'll reach for the travel size version and save myself a bit of money.