Sunday, 3 May 2015

Review | Urban Decay Naked Concealer


I'm forever on the hunt for the perfect concealer. I don't have often get spots, or have redness to cover, but the dark circles under my eyes are the bain of my life, and finding a concealer which disguises them has become somewhat of a beauty life mission for me. For the past year or so, I've become rather attached to the NARS creamy concealer. It's pretty much perfect - really full coverage without feeling heavy, and it doesn't crease at all. I was coming to the end of my tube and ready to repurchase when I heard about the new Urban Decay Naked concealer. (Full name: Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer - now that's a mouthful!) Curiosity got the better of me, so off I toddled to my local Debenhams to make the purchase. 

I struggled to find the perfect shade, although there are quite a few to choose from. I ended up going for 'light neutral' (FYI I use NARS Vanilla in winter and Custard in summer) - this matches my skin tone well, but I wish it was a smidgen lighter to highlight the under-eye area slightly. The shade above was waaaay too light and looked terrible so I think I picked the right one. 

I've been using the concealer for a couple of weeks now, and I'm really enjoying it. The formula is slightly thinner than the NARS offering, which means the coverage isn't quite a full as I would like, but it still covers my dark circles well. It doesn't crease at all which is a must for me. I usually just blend it in with my Real Techniques setting brush and it looks pretty flawless. The applicator is great and I can dot enough concealer around my face without having to 're-dip' - great when I'm in a rush! 

The only thing I'm not keen on is that compared to the NARS concealer, I am more aware of the product being on my face if you know what I mean... It feels slightly heavier even though the formula is lighter. Weird! 

Overall, I think this is a fab concealer and I'm sure would work well for spots just as well as dark circles. Winner! Have you tried this concealer yet? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Amy xo

6 comments:

  1. I love urban decay products but i've never tried this definitely will check it out :)

    http://lottebeautybox.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. You should definitely try it out! Let me know how you get on :) x

      Amy Charlotte

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  2. i love the naked skin foundation but i haven't tried the concealer! i love the nars one though :)

    danielle | avec danielle

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    1. Ahh I haven't tried the foundation! Might have to add that to the wishlist. Ps. Just checked out your blog and love the travel post you did! I wrote one a few days ago and now just want to jet off!

      Amy x

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  3. I have been eyeing this up ever since Lily Pebbles mentioned it in a blog post or video.. I can't remember which one exactly but she had me sold! I wish I'd picked it up when I was back in the UK but I really wasn't on top, shopping form. I blame jet lag and the stresses of spending an entire weekend shopping with Scott! I've heard quite a few people say they prefer this to the NARS concealer. Which one wins your vote? x

    Kirsty - Effortlessly Excessive

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    1. Awww no, hopefully you'll be back soon for some further retail thearpy?! It's so tough to call on this one - the Urban Decay shade matches me exactly, whereas NARS I'm in between Vanilla and Custard right now, but I think..... I'd go for NARS simply because it has slightly better coverage. I'm talking minimal extra though. But this is more budget friendly and I'll definitely repurchase! X

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