Urban Decay Luminous & Sin Naked Skin Highlighting Fluids Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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Urban Decay Luminous Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Luminous Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Luminous Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Luminous Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Luminous Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Luminous Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Luminous Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Luminous Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Luminous Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Luminous Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Luminous Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Luminous Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Luminous Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Luminous Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Luminous Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Luminous Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Luminous Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Luminous Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Luminous

Urban Decay Naked Skin Highlighting FluidUrban Decay Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid ($28.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a translucent, pearly white with fine white and pale gold pearl. The brand considers this to be a more “universal” shade, but the translucent base seemed to make it one of the most subtle shades in the range as well. This one literally seemed to be “my skin but better,” assuming that one associates a natural “dewiness” to the skin as being better. When I layered it over a blush or bronzer, it had more noticeable luminosity. The consistency was thin, fluid and a little watery, and it blended out nicely over bare skin. It had sheer to semi-sheer coverage that lasted for eight hours on me.

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].

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Urban Decay Sin Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Sin Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Sin Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Sin Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Sin Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Sin Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Sin Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Sin Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Sin Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Sin Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Sin Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Sin Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Sin Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Sin Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Sin Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Sin Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Sin Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Urban Decay Sin Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid

Sin

Urban Decay Naked Skin Highlighting FluidUrban Decay Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid ($28.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a light-medium gold with very fine gold pearl. On lighter and cooler complexions, this might also add some warmth, but on my skin tone, it was mostly a subtle, golden sheen as the base was quite sheer. I felt like this shade had more distinctive shimmer–it wasn’t quite as fine or as subtle applied–compared to the rest of the shades, though it was nowhere near intense, so it still seemed true to the description of the formula. The highlighter had a thin, smooth, and blendable texture that sat well on the skin and distributed evenly when I patted it onto my cheek bones. It wore well for seven and a half 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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  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
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  • 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 CrΓ¨me Lip Gloss
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Reviewer

Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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I kind of like Luminous but I’m hesitant on buying liquid highlighters due to shelf live reasons. The fact that Sin has a 100% dupe make be want to get NYX Crystal Glare. lol

I’d get a NYX one if you’re worried about shelf life πŸ˜‰ Cheaper, so if you don’t use it up, it’s not so painful!

It’s so strange that UD didn’t go with its edgy brand image, and come out with shine-to-the moon highlighters with interesting duo chrome colors (green, pink, purple). The market is saturated with gorgeous and stunning highlighters, but these swatches seem very boring and blah in comparison. Heck, even Lorac came out with a green highlighter!! And WNW came out with a purple one. What’s happening with UD?

Sin was looking very good to me until I saw that it has a 100% $6.99 dupe in Nyx Crystal Glare!

Luminous is a bit too white based for me, I think. Although I’d wear its Nyx dupe, Liquid Prism, because it has more dimension to it.

“Sin” is showing just “-” for its grade instead of a letter.

Also, I’m not finding any of these liquid highlighters compelling enough to make me buy any more highlighters.

Sin isn’t showing any rating for me. Is this an error on my end? Thought I’d give you a heads up. Thanks for your dedication to testing products and steering us away from poor quality!

They’re really subtle. I prefer my highlighters on the natural side, but I imagine that most UD fans expected something with a little more shine than that. That would explain why they’re getting rather low reviews on retailers websites.

I like both, but I think I like Luminous the best. I think I’d settle for the NYX dupe though, as I don’t use liquid highlighters that often. I also like most of the NYX products I have. I do like my UD products a lot as well, but I’ll just let my wallet chose πŸ™‚

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