This is my current concealer obsession; I could not recommend it highly enough. I have been using the Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer for almost 6 months now and honestly still reach for it before anything else.
The packaging is light and simple, yet still feels heavy-duty and durable. It has a doe-foot applicator that I know some people dislike as it can be the cause of spreading germs from your face, to the product, and then back on to your face again. However, this can easily be avoided by placing the concealer on to the back of your hand and using a brush to apply. For £19 you get 5ml of product, which is enough to last several months.
This concealer comes in eleven shades, so the range is okay but still not massive. The shades also take in to account skin undertones, so you can get ‘warm’ or ‘neutral’ shades. They correlate to their Naked Skin foundation so if you know your shade in that it is much easier to figure out what concealer shade will be best for you. I picked up the shade ‘Light Warm’.
Urban Decay says that this concealer is “buildable”, “demi-matte” and that it “melds like a second skin” to give you instant full coverage. Firstly, I would definitely agree that it is full coverage. It does a great job at covering the bad discolouration underneath my eyes and any blemishes that I have. It is also demi-matte which gives it a nice finish unless powdered, in which case it just becomes straight matte. If you’re looking for a luminous, brightening concealer this may not be the one for you.
Urban Decay also claims that you can “just keep building; no matter how much you apply, Naked Skin Concealer always blends beautifully and won’t settle into fine lines”. I would kind of agree with this. The fact that it blends beautifully is without doubt. It is easy to apply and blend out with your fingers, a beauty sponge or a brush (the sponge being my favourite way to apply it).
However, I would disagree with how buildable this product claims to be. As it is so full coverage, applying too much can mean that it starts to look a little cakey. Therefore, one layer tends to be the limit for me as it will otherwise start to settle in to the fine lines underneath my eyes. If your skin is able to take a lot more makeup than mine, then this product may be buildable for you.
I also find that this concealer can be too creamy and full-coverage to use for touch-ups throughout the day, especially if I have already powdered and am touching up my concealer over the top (not really something I would advise with any concealer anyway but, hey, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do). I prefer to use a lighter, more liquid concealer, such as the Max Factor Mastertouch Concealer All Day Long Under Eye Pen, to touch up on the go.
Despite all of that, however, this is still one of my all-time favourite concealer formulas. I love how full-coverage it is, meaning that you can avoid applying too much in the first place, how moisturising it feels and how easily it blends in to the skin.
Overall, I would highly recommend this product. Despite the fact that I seemed a bit negative on the buildability of its formula, that was just me being really nit-picky. In reality, this is a beautiful concealer that blend amazingly and covers pretty much anything. Now I just want to try the Tarte Shape Tape to see if anything can top this concealer!
Shades formulated for different skin undertones
Not very buildable (in my opinion)
Can be too thick to use for touching up