After lusting after pictures and early blog posts of the new Urban Decay NAKED Ultra Nourishing Lipglosses, I was finally able to get my hands on my two favorites at Ulta. I’m probably the only person on the planet that feels neutral about the NAKED series by Urban Decay, but I was truly excited about the release of the NAKED Ultra Nourishing Lipglosses.
Marketed as a “find your perfect nude” kind of product, the NAKED Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss line consists of 9 shades — supposedly suitable for all skin tones. Urban Decay suggests that “with its addictively creamy texture and gorgeous, high-gloss finish, [this lipgloss] feels so luxe that you’ll want to keep applying it all day.” They claim that the product is “a gloss like no other” — stating that the “creamy, shiny, and intensely nourishing [glosses] are laced with Hyaluronic Filling Spheres, vitamin E, avocado oil, and shea butter to condition lips.” In essence, the claims are high — with promises of lipcare benefits, high-shine color, and high-intensity and long-lasting pigmentation.
I like the luxe packaging with “NAKED” engraved on the tube, and the ability to see the gloss color at the ends. The applicator is a sponge-tipped doe-foot applicator, but has an indentation on one side that fits comfortably along the lips as you apply. In general, I have no complaints about the packaging, the applicator, or the overall quality of its application.
The Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss in “Walk of Shame” is your standard nude that doesn’t look like much on your lips. In fact, it turns out to be a fairly decent ‘my-lips-but-better’ color on the lips that plumps and fills in the lines. Because the color itself is nothing special, I can say that you may not need this color if you already have something like this. The formula and texture of the product is thin and filmy. Considering this, it’s not sticky and wears comfortably on the lips without getting messy or gloopy. While your lips do look shiny and glossy, the product does wear off quickly and catches dry flakes on the lips easily.
The Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss in “Lovechild” is my favorite because it’s pink and flirty without looking too opaque on the lips. Much like “Walk of Shame,” the formula and texture of the product is thin and filmy — and, is easy to apply since it isn’t thick. The pigment of the color is just ok — it’s not so pick that it looks like the color at the end of the tube, but it’s not so light that I would call it sheer. However, applying too much can make the lips look gloopy and messy — so, basically, you have to find a good, happy medium if this is going to look good on the lips.
Swatched here — I realize the colors don’t look that special and that’s true. As a standard nude tone and a standard pink tone, I got these two colors because they were more ‘me.’ However, while the formula and texture of the glosses were nice because they weren’t sticky, the pigmentation was just ok for me. The lasting power was minimal and I didn’t feel like my lips were any more hydrated than before I applied the gloss. I think the NAKED line is hyped up in general and I can see why so many will jump on the NAKED Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss bandwagon. Because I chose rather safe colors, I’ll keep them for work. But nothing beats Dior Addict Lipglosses or the Laura Mercier Lip Glace.
Made in Canada.
Retails for $20.00 USD.