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Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog for another beauty related post.  Before reading further do not forget to follow me to keep updated with more beauty related reviews.

Today I bring to you all Urban Decay’s Naked Skin concealer in Light/Neutral.  I found my local store inside House of Fraser here in England.  Some of you who follow me, back in February you would have seen my haul where I bought this product along with the setting powder.  However today I wanted to focus on this concealer in particular as it has been my most used product in my makeup bag and has become my holy grail.

First of all let me tell you all the details on this beautiful product.  This concealer cost me £17.50 which is a very good price for how well this product works, and is available in 8 shades.   The packaging looks very high end to me and sleek with as little detailing as possible.
Urban Decay’s description is:

 “Hide even your most scandalous flaws. Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer gives you buildable, even coverage with a luminous, semi-matte finish. Ultra lightweight, this high-tech formula melds like a second skin to give you full coverage in an instant. Hide even your most scandalous flaws. Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer gives you buildable, even coverage with a luminous, semi-matte finish. Ultra lightweight, this high-tech formula melds like a second skin effect and gives you full coverage in an instant.

For complete coverage, just keep building; no matter how much you apply, Naked Skin Concealer always blends beautifully and won’t settle into fine lines.

Naked Skin Concealer helps improve skin’s youthful appearance and elasticity. Japanese green tea revitalizes and helps reduce the appearance by reducing the appearance of fine lines and giving a brighter, more radiant complexion. The formula is enriched with Matrixyl 3000, green tea, Litchiderm™ (derived from lychee fruit) and sodium hyaluronate.

Practical and travel-friendly, this formula comes in a gorgeous bottle that’s like a smaller version of our Naked Skin Liquid Makeup component. The modern flocked applicator lays down just the right amount of product, and it’s soft enough to use on the delicate skin under the eyes.

Naked Skin Concealer comes in a range of meticulously calibrated shades that coordinate with Naked Skin Powder Foundation. Our shade-matching system provides a clear starting point for finding your perfect shade: the first part represents shade intensity, and the second indicates shade undertone.”
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer

The concealer comes with a small soft applicator, it is the perfect size for all areas of the face that you wish to conceal.  The picture above is a perfect example of how much comes out onto the skin when using the applicator, the top right photo shows just one swipe from the wand.  While the bottom right photo shows just how well this concealer blends into the skin, and looks natural as well as giving a subtle warm shade.  Obviously the concealer has not covered everything, but the benefit of this product is that it is buildable.  I always use this product in certain areas as shown below:

Under my eyes, forehead and chin are the main areas of concern for me, as these are the darkest parts of my skin and are usually the places where I tend to break out.  The before and after shows how well this concealer blends and how natural my complexion is afterwards.

I do find I have to let the concealer sit on my skin for a while before I add a powder to set it.  The reason for this is I have tried to apply different powders to my under eyes straight after applying concealer and I find the powder can make the concealer clump or break apart, which is not what I want when I have just spent ages blending.  My tip is after blending it out focus on maybe doing your eye shadow or contouring, this allows the concealer to settle on the skin,  after a couple minutes I set my under eyes with powder and use patting motions with a light hand.

Overall I have no problems with this product, I do not think it is super expensive compared to other brands that can be found in Boots, and it is worth the money when you can achieve a full coverage look, which looks natural.
It works really well as a highlighter as well if you don’t need it for any blemishes.
I give this a 5 star for durability and looks.  I have not used anything else the last couple months and have bought my second one.

Give it a go and comment below so that others can enjoy this product.

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Makeup look/ Concealer techniques

 

Hello my lovelies, Welcome back to my blog and thank you for taking the time today to read my post it really means a lot to me.
Today I wanted to show a makeup look that I just made up whilst trying out some new and old makeup that I had sitting around.   The main reason I am posting this look is to discuss my concealer tips which I am excited to share with you all with Into The Gloss, a site dedicated to beauty. Into The Gloss has covered concealers a lot lately and want to know the tips and tricks women have to picking out the colour of a concealer and the tricks to applying it. Here is a link to their blog with the best concealers: https://intothegloss.com/2016/01/best-concealer-pot/

So lets begin…….

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So here is my face before I apply my makeup, My skin is a combination of oily and dry as well as spot prone skin.  I always moisturise my skin day and night.  I do have a lot of redness and blemishes across my face as well as dark circles under my eyes.
If I haven’t already I apply cream to my face.  At this moment in time I do not have any Primer so I apply my foundation straight away.

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I apply my foundation all across my face and blend out with a damp beauty blender.  The foundation I used was dream satin Liquid by maybeline in Light Porcelain. This is not a full coverage foundation but is a great base as it reduces my redness and covers most my blemishes.
NEXT concealer:

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Now with concealer I do not use it to highlight under my eyes like most people on Youtube do.  I buy concealer which is the same shade as my skin tone, this allows me to apply the product to the blemishes on my face, and the dark/red areas.  The concealer I used was Urban Decay Naked skin in the lightest shade.
I apply it under my eyes to hide my dark circles, then down my nose for a few blemishes, around my nostrils as I get quite dark skin in this area, I applied it to my forehead as I also get blemishes here (Do you see a trend forming).  And then finally I apply it to my chin, every month my chin breaks out in spots, usually large ones that become nothing, therefore I apply concealer to help it blend into my skin tone.
When it comes to concealer I learnt a little goes a long way, I always apply and blend with a beauty blender so that it sits on my problem areas.  DO NOT use a brush I found this can make the concealer stick to dry skin and it will cause brush strokes to show on your face….Remember you can always build on the concealer, so apply a small amount first and DAB it onto your skin, and you can always add more if needed.  Here is the concealer blended …..

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My skin looks a little brighter, but I have covered the Blemishes on my chin which you could see earlier from my first photo.  However now I look extremely pale, I cannot wait for summer to come so I can get this skin to warm up a little.
Now to set the work we just did…

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I have used my new Airspun Translucent powder today which I LOVE by the way!  So I have not used the technique Baking yet so thought I would give it a try, so I applied the powder using the applicator included under my eyes, chin and forehead and left it there for a couple mins.

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While my skin was baking, I added my contour.  The product I used was by Smashbox. I applied this under my cheek bone using a contour brush by Real techniques, across my temples, forehead and along my jaw line.
Once I was happy with that I buffed out the powder we used for Baking… and then applied blush.  I used the Milani baked blush.

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Next I wanted to brighten my eyes up so I decided to use a couple shades of green from my MUA palette and  a little cream eye shadow from my smokey palette by Smashbox.  And then applied a wing eyeliner by Loreal, and topped the lashes off with a coat of mascara by Miss Sporty.

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Here is the completed look plus a little lipstick by Estee Lauder…..

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The products I used for this look are..

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I hope you all enjoyed my Makeup Look and a few tips on concealer that I have learnt along the way.  Please don’t forget to subscribe and follow me:

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Maybelline Fit Me concealer review.

Hello ladies, thought I would give you all a review on one of the products I have been wearing everyday for a couple weeks now.  It is the Maybelline Fit Me concealer, I am loving this concealer at the moment, I am using shade number 10, which is a little dark however it is working perfectly for all the little spots and blemishes I have going  on at the moment.  I did buy mine off Amazon for a couple pounds, however I do not know the price in other countries.

 

 Here is what the wand looks like inside, it is a small soft applicator but works perfect to just apply small amounts.  What I do is just DAB the product onto my blemishes and spots, I will then use a foundation brush to push the product into the skin, do not rub across the face otherwise you will not achieve a full coverage.

I think the packaging is lovely and simple, you can see the product and the black lid is sleek so they do not get dirty like some black packaging on makeup products.

 Here is the shade like I said it is darker for my skin but looks lighter here, I find this product a good consistency and it does cover my blemishes well, I would not say it is a full coverage but it covers rather well.

I would definitely recommend this product for you all to try, it is super affordable, has a range of colours suitable for your skin, I would use a darker shade than your skin so that it covers the red blemishes well, I find a yellow undertone works well.

Hope this was helpful next time I will show you the coverage on my face, hopefully it will look good :p

 Hope to speak again soon, it will probably be another review unless you all have requests.

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