Review: Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer

Hey everyone!

Today I’m reviewing the new Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer. This came out recently along with a full coverage powder foundation to add to the pre existing Naked line. Urban Decay dubs this a “weightless” formula- this seems to be the new trend in the cosmetics industry! There are 8 shades in the range, and each shade specifies an under tone, which I thought was really helpful. I got the shade Medium (neutral), and it was $28. I could probably stand to go up a shade if I didn’t want the bright look, though.

I did not expect to love this concealer the way I do since I didn’t love the Naked Skin Foundation. I bought this in a shade much lighter than my skin tone as a highlighter, not thinking that it would be creaseless. Basically, I thought it would be just like the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer which although is a concealer and super high coverage, creases. Due to this, I wear the Nars over my Mac Pro Longwear as a highlighter.

This concealer is AMAZING. Yes, amazing. It is extremely lightweight (right on, Urban Decay!), but still gives a lot of coverage. This means that it can be worn alone and do the job of highlighting as well as concealing! I like that it doesn’t gray on the corners of my eyes like my Mac one does, which means that it is thicker. 

The consistency is thinner than the Nars one, but thicker than the Mac pro longwear. It is a hybrid between a liquid and a gel, in my opinion. Opaque, yet not heavy. And it doesn’t crease! 

The applicator is pure heaven- not the typical stiff doe foot, rather a thinner, flat, and malleable one.

I apply this concealer with the applicator- each side does one eye, and then blend it out with a beauty blender. A brush works the same, but I like how well the beauty blender pushes it into my skin.

I have an entire video on this product- full review and demo, so don’t forget to check it out!

IMG_2816The amazing applicator. It honestly is amazing! Flexible, and soft

Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 6.14.14 PMFrom left to right: Mac pro longwear NW35, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger, and Urban Decay Naked Skin in Medium

Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 6.13.41 PMWhen fully swatched, you can see the difference in texture and opacity between the 3

IMG_5530Picture taken with flash photography

IMG_5535Close up!

I love this concealer and would absolutely recommend this to everyone. Since the shade range is small (only 8 colors) you might not be able to find the exact color for a concealer, but you should be able to find one to highlight if you like that Kim K look.

Pros:

– lightweight

– awesome applicator

– great coverage

– great with blending (can use whatever method you like)

– creaseless

– each one says a name as well as under tone so easy for makeup  beginners!

Cons:

– only 8 colors in the range

– price (hefty at $28!)

Overall Grade: A+

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