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High vs. Low Beauty: Urban Decay Naked Skin Dupe…

Loreal, Lumi foundation, Urban Decay, Naked Skin

This week’s installment of High vs. Low Beauty was a bit of an exciting one. Endless foundation trials time and time again; Alas I finally may have just found a dupe of a long time favorite.  Now makeup junkies wont be too surprised at this dupe, as they both are owned by the same parent company; its time for this weeks dupe madness-  Urban Decay Naked Skin vs. L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation– let’s see how they match up….

First things first, lets start with the packaging since most drugstore foundation don’t really come quite greatly equipped. Glass Bottle? Yes- check. Lid? Absolutely, travel friendly – super score! Good coverage? Yes!!! Ultra score!

Now Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation- $39 USD, for me has been a long time favorite. Solid medium to full coverage, and light on the skin. It helps turn not so great skin days into brightened skin days. Completely filled with zero amount of sunscreen- love, this foundation helps with gorgeous pictures and the non-flashback. Staying power is pretty good- between eight to ten hours of staying power before a nice touch-up needs to be done.  I am happy to report after a while of using the L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation– $12.99 USD,  it is one word- SAME!

UrbanDecay, UDecay, Nakedskin, Naked, Foundation

The coverage on the L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation is medium coverage- yet it can be built up to a more full coverage or thinned out to give you a bit of sheer coverage.  15 shades of gorgeous colors to choose from, the shade range is amazing.  Not too dewy and not to matte, just radiant on the skin. The only hold up I have on this foundation is the staying power. Instead of eight to ten hours of locked in staying power it gives around six hours and if you have a bit of setting powder then you can get about eight hours.  There is a bit of SPF in the foundation; however to help with the flashback on photography; use a light setting powder- I tend to use MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural.  A perfect combo- I might add.

Loreal, Lumi, True Match, Foundation

All and all the foundations are pretty similar to the same. Compared side by side on the skin – you can’t even tell the difference. However price wise the $26 dollar difference is quite amazing. Time to save those pennies ladies and gents I think I may have found my new foundation crush! What is your foundation crush?

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  • Christine C.

    This is a great dupe! I love the Lumi foundation!!

  • Nathalie

    Thanks for sharing this info, I also heard that it is a great dupe for Armani Silk Foundation (my fave in #7). I think I will go check them out tomorrow. What color did you get since I think we have similar skin tones.

    • I got N5 which is called Neutral True Beige. I like the finish on it a lot.

  • Amber

    I need to get a shade of the Lumi foundation that isn’t too light, like my current one! Great great find! :)

  • What a great find!! I’ve heard rave reviews about both these foundations. I have about 3 backup bottles of my HG foundation (Neutrogena Healthy Skin) but after I’m done with those, or maybe if I need to pick up a summer shade, I’ll go for Lumi!

    • Miranda you will love it. Its a good foundation!!

  • jazmin

    What color would be the dupe for UD 4.5??

  • Mary

    L’Oreal is not cruelty-free :(

  • Freya Paccione

    Urban Decay & 25 other well known companies (Lancôme, YSL, Viktor & Rolf) are owned by L’Oréal.