The most important product in my makeup bag has to be my concealer. It is that one item that can give me a full 8 hour sleep in a bottle and literally, lays the foundation for my face. When in a rush, I will simply swipe some concealer on with a coat or two of mascara and go out. Given the important role it plays in life, I tend to be highly critical when trying new concealers. My current favorite is NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer which is exactly how the name describes it. However, as an avid makeup consumer I am always open to trying out new brands to hopefully find a winner. Of course, I am here to report my findings to my loyal readers as well.
Today I am reviewing Urban Decay's Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer. Urban Decay is one of those cool, grungy companies formed within the last 20 years from California that prides itself on its edginess. UD's colors are usually rich in pigment and the shadows come in a plethora of earthy tones. Their 24/7 eyeliner is also incredibly rich and long-lasting. Between the palettes, liners, and glosses I own, I would say I trust the company to make a solid product.
I headed over to Ulta to check out the Naked Skin Concealer. I did a double take as I approached the counter, because there were only 8 shades...Granted, my favorite NARS concealers come in 10 but the UD shades went from a pinkish fair shade to a pinkish tan. Some people may have pink undertones and want to conceal blemishes, but I have a yellow undertone in my skin. Nevertheless, I grabbed Medium Neutral, Medium Dark Warm, and Medium Light Neutral. The concealer comes in a wand with a flat top applicator. The consistency was rich and creamy, but on my skin every color looked awful. The colors were far too ashy on me, and the seemingly pink undertone looked more white on my face. I tried to mix up Medium Dark warm and Medium Light Neutral to achieve the correct shade, but still had no luck. The colors are extremely arbitrary and it seems as if no thought was given to varying skin tones during the production process. However, as advertised, the product did not crease. That is the only positive I have for you folks. So if you happen to fall into that small percentage of skintones that these shades are made for - go for it. But if you have any sort of warm, olive, yellow, and/or golden undertone this is not the concealer for you. I have to say I'm very disappointed in the product because normally I am an Urban Decay fan. I would not even recommend using this product for highlighting purposes because it dries so fast once on the skin. The product is priced at $28, try it out here if you like.
Again, like all of these blog posts this is simply my opinion.
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