Urban Decay Aura & Fireball Naked Skin Highlighting Fluids Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/06

Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Aura

Urban Decay Aura Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid ($28.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a cool, pinky lavender with more of a washed out white base and very fine, pink and lavender pearl. It had sheer to semi-sheer coverage that gave my skin a slightly lighter, brighter, and pinker appearance without being noticeably shimmery. The consistency was thin without being too watery or wet-feeling on the skin, so it was spreadable without losing all of its coverage. It dried down and stayed on well for eight hours.

The Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid is supposed to be a “sheer, weightless formula” that gives skin a “dewy, lit-from-within look.” I think one of the key takeaways from the brand’s description is that it is “sheer,” “subtle,” and “never overdone” — it is a subtle highlighter, and they tend to look more similar than not applied (at least, on me). They had sheer to medium, buildable coverage with a very fluid, thin texture (not quite watery) and were blendable on the skin, whether bare or over liquid foundations. If I was too vigorous blending out the product, it did cause some separation of my base products if I had powder on top, but it was fine with gentle blending (fingertips or stippling brush). The formula dried down and wasn’t tacky on the skin, and they lasted between seven and a half and eight hours on me.

The brand posted some video demos that included using it alone as well as mixed with foundation. I think that the smaller amount is less conducive to regular mixing with base products but is a sufficient amount for a spot highlighter. If you wanted something more for mixing, similar products with similar subtly often contain at least 0.50 fl. oz., if not more.

Ingredients

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Lecithin, Magnesium Sulfate, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Caprylyl Glycol, Methicone, Lauroyl Lysine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hexylene Glycol, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Citrate, Steareth-20, Aluminum Hydroxide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Potassium Sorbate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7. [+/- (All Shades May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491 / Iron Oxides, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 77007 / Ultramarines].

01/06

Urban Decay Fireball Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Fireball Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Fireball Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Fireball Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Fireball Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Fireball Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Fireball Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Fireball Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Fireball Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Fireball Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Fireball Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Fireball Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Fireball Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Fireball Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Fireball Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Fireball Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Fireball Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Fireball Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Fireball

Urban Decay Fireball Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid ($28.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a muted, peachy-pink with warm undertones and fine pink and gold pearl. I didn’t really see the shift that the powder eyeshadow and highlighter has with this in liquid form. Some of the warmth seemed to get lost or camouflaged with my actual skin tone, so it may be more apparent on someone with a lighter or deeper skin tone or cooler undertones. It had a smooth, lightweight texture that wasn’t too watery and blended out without issue. The coverage was sheer and yielded a subtle glow after it had dried down that didn’t appear metallic or frosted. It wore well for eight hours on me.

Ingredients

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Lecithin, Magnesium Sulfate, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Caprylyl Glycol, Methicone, Lauroyl Lysine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hexylene Glycol, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Citrate, Steareth-20, Aluminum Hydroxide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Potassium Sorbate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7. [+/- (All Shades May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491 / Iron Oxides, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 77007 / Ultramarines].

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Urban Decay Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid $28.00/0.21 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Anastasia x Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit
  • Anastasia Blazing Eyeshadow
  • Anastasia Sateen Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Scorch Eyeliner
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Earthquake Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Estee Lauder Naked Truth Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick
  • Bite Beauty Champagne Pearl Crème Lip Gloss

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I hadn’t expected too much from this range – not sure why! I guess I’ve been so disappointed by previous face products from UD that this kinda felt meh at the beginning! Glad it’s living up to the quality we’ve come to expect though!

Aura looks really good, but Fireball has me mystified by its lack of a shift ?. I would have loved it if there was an actual shift!

I was really disappointed by these. The payoff was weak, they don’t blend well or stay put well, but at the same time they dry down really splotchy and don’t last very long…Just all around kind of meh.

The NYX away we glow ones are basically what these shouldve been. And of course like 1/5 the price.

Based on what I read in the description, they are designed to be very subtle, but I definitely didn’t have the same issues with blending/wear time. I applied them the same as the NYX ones! Hopefully, you were able to return yours!

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