Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer. From the name, you’d expect this concealer to look naked on your face, feels like nothing and yet covers every imperfection. Urban Decay promises just that. A full coverage concealer that feels and looks like second skin. You can build up the coverage layer by layer and it is NOT supposed to settle into fine lines. If it really works as claimed, I’ll promise to use ONLY this concealer for the rest of my life.
I haven’t tried the Naked Skin Liquid Foundation before, but this concealer is supposed to have similar texture with more coverage. Even the bottle looks like the liquid foundation, in miniature size. I was sent two of the lightest shades in the line up – Fair Neutral and Light Warm. Fair Neutral is a pale neutral ivory which is too pale for me. However, it works great as a highlighter. Light Warm matches my skin better when sheered out. It is also a little more yellow, and will suit those with NC15 skin. Fair Neutral is more like NC10.
Let me tell you that I was impressed the very first time I touched this concealer. It is very light and creamy, and goes on the skin beautifully. It blends like a dream, and the claim of it being second skin is true. The concealer dries to a demi matte finish so if your skin is normal / oily, you’ll appreciate it. However, I do notice it emphasizes the occasional flakes on my nose. I have also been using it under my eyes where I have fine lines. The concealer does not hide the fine lines, no and depending on your application method, it might settle into the fine lines. However, I found a way to achieve the most natural finish. Using the concealer’s paddle brush, I apply it mostly at the centre of my face. 2 horizontal stripes under my eyes, like I’m crying. Then, with a small stippling brush (I’m enjoying Zoeva’s 122 Petit Stippling), I buff out the concealer. Immediately, the concealer blends into the skin, brightening the area and no, it doesn’t settle into my fine lines. Do note though, I don’t have that many lines to begin with.
The concealer is loaded with some skincare benefits. It improves skin’s elasticity, reduces fine lines and helps retain moisture. I’d take it with a pinch of salt though. These are nice to have, but won’t probably do that much compared to my serums and potions. I decided to do a comparison swatch for you. The Estee Lauder concealer in Extra Light is the best match for my skin tone, but the texture is very heavy. NARS Custard is darker and Vanilla will be a better match, but at the moment, Light Warm works really well too. Comparatively, I find NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer to have a heavier texture compared to this Naked concealer. However, I prefer NARS’s finish because I’m not into matte bases nowadays. My skin became a little drier, and I prefer a little glow (not shine) for a finishing touch. So if you have oilier skin, you might appreciate Naked Skin concealer compared to NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. If you have super oily skin and want your full coverage concealer to stay, get the Estee Lauder Double Wear. The MUFE Full Cover is better suited to cover spots while the Clinique Airbrush Concealer in Fair is a pink that brightens the under eye area. I used to have number 4, Neutral Fair which looks more like my skin tone but since I’m using this exclusively under my eyes, the pink works well.
I hope the comparison helped. Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer (RM105) is available at Sephora. Have you tried it yet?