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Review: Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer

If you have ever seen a ‘favourites’ video or blog post by any beauty addict ever, then you’ve definitely heard of this concealer. I’ve lost count of the amount of people I’ve seen rave about the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer, and given that I find it incredibly hard to find a shade match in the drugstore, I decided to bite the bullet and give it a whirl.


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Urban Decay
Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer
Fair/Neutral
£17.50 from Debenhams*


Okay so, I do like the packaging. UD definitely kept it simple, but it does look like a high-end product. As you can see in the picture, it has a wand, with a flat doe foot applicator. I’m on the fence about that one to be honest. I feel like it’s far too easy to over apply if you use it direct from the wand, and it’s not the most hygienic unless you wipe the product from the wand onto a palette. Obviously the average person isn’t going to do that, but from a Makeup Artist point of view, it’s something you always have to consider.

The consistency is quite nice, it’s creamy whilst still being liquidy if that makes sense. It’s not runny but it’s not thick.

Urban Decay claims that this concealer will never crease or settle into fine lines, no matter now much you layer on. I have to disagree with that one. I find it settles on me, no where near as much as others I could (but won’t) mention, but it does settle and I don’t tend to apply a whole lot. However, I’ve used this on my mum and it applied beautifully on her undereyes, it blended out nicely, and it didn’t settle all that much, but I did have to set it.

When it comes to coverage… I mean, it’s okay. I wouldn’t say it was full coverage, but it isn’t terrible. I’m still not using makeup on my face at the moment, so I tried it out on my wrist to see how it covered my veins.

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No concealer.

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One layer of concealer.

As I said, it’s not terrible, it’s just not as full coverage as it claims. I’ve tried building the coverage, but I just found that it caked in some areas and went patchy in others. So I wouldn’t advise going too heavy handed with this one. Also, this one definitely isn’t a blemish covering concealer. It’s alright under the eyes, but for blemishes it’s next to useless. I’ve tried it on it’s own, and it’s simply disappeared, and I’ve used it after colour correction and it’s just offered me nothing.

I wouldn’t really recommend this concealer for anyone with dry skin, in all honesty. I have dry, eczema prone skin, and I feel like this finds dry patches that I didn’t even know were there and it clings to them for dear life. Also, it does set to a very dry formula, which is what probably makes it supposedly ‘crease-proof’, which for normal to oily skin is great, but for already dehydrated skin it’s a nightmare. I found it dried my under-eye out like crazy, and I really don’t need any help with that.

(take a shot for every time I say dry in that paragraph!)

I just don’t think this is the concealer for me, which is a shame because I really wanted to love it. Especially since this is a £17.50 product. I mean, that’s a heck of a lot of money, at least to me. I need to really love that product to feel like spending that much was worth it, so to feel kind of ‘eh’ about it is just sort of disappointing. I don’t think it’s the fault of the product, I think it’s just not really meant for dry skin.

Obviously, base products are something that are very much up to the individual. We all have different skin, and different needs and so on. Just because something doesn’t work for me, that doesn’t mean it won’t work for you and vice versa. I can only go by my personal experience when it comes to product reviews. So if you love this product, please don’t take offense to my comments on it. Please come and chat in the comments if you’ve tried this product, or if you have product recommendations for a ghost with dry skin.

Much love,
Kim xo

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