Monday 13 April 2015

Urban Decay Naked Skin Bronzing Beauty Balm Review

Spring seems to have arrived on time this year so I've got my mind firmly on bronzing beauty products. I do occasionally use fake tan on my face but I'm such an acid exfoliator fanatic that it's almost pointless applying something designed to last a few days when it's just going to come off the next time I exfoliate. That's where Urban Decay Naked Skin Bronzing Beauty Balm comes in - I can just slap this on and my face matches my neck in no time. The bronzing BB is a fairly recent addition to my beauty arsenal but I can definitely see myself getting a lot of use of it in the coming months, provided the weather behaves itself.
image of urban decay bronzing beauty balm

Encased in a squeezable bronze tube, the Beauty Balm behaves like any other BB really and provides a sheer finish with a wash of bronze tint that is buildable. That said, I find that just one application does the trick and anything more than that can look a little on the orange side and as the kids say, aint nobody got time for that.

The Bronzing Beauty Balm contains watermelon extract which is said to protect the skin and 'high tech' ingredients Vitasource and dGlyage that are designed to firm and improve elasticity.
The balm has a 'menthol' type cooling sensation when applied, which is a nice touch since it's most likely to be used when it's hot outside.

The balm can be used instead of or on top of moisturiser - I prefer the latter as I find it gives a dewier finish when applied after moisturiser, but if your skin is oily I'd say you could use it instead of moisturiser and achieve a nice finish.
In terms of staying power, the balm seems to actually last really well, which I wasn't expecting for some reason.
In the image below on the left side I have applied the Bronzing Beauty Balm, the right side is bare.

before and after picture of bronzing beauty balm

All in all, I really like this product and the fact that it's on special at Beauty Bay for £16.45 instead of £23.50 makes it even more appealing! If you're a fake tanner or just want to add a bit of a summery glow to your complexion, pick up a tube of Urban Decay Naked Skin Bronzing Beauty Balm for sure.


  1. Great post! Thanks for sharing! I love how it warms up your complexion! :)

    1. Thanks! Yeah it's quite subtle but definitely adds some depth :)