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Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer

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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.

Hannah x0x

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Tiny Urban Decay Haul/tester

  
Went to urban decay for some new makeup products for a wedding I’m attending next week, and from a previous visit where they gave me a little makeover I knew just what I wanted.   Both products are from the Naked Skin line which I have heard great reviews about.  I chose the lightest shades because at the moment my skin has not seen day light for months, so I’m looking like a ghost.  The concealer cost £17.50 and the powder cost £23

I tried these out the minute I got home, the concealer has a thick creamy consistency however feels very light under my eyes which is fantastic, it doesn’t crease, and blended beautifully when I used a brush to apply. I am using the concealer to actually conceal blemishes on my face rather than highlight ( I would have bought it a shade lighter for highlighting).  I then went ahead and applied my foundation and the rest of my makeup before applying the finishing powder, the powder was so soft and light weight against my skin, I felt my skin could breathe, and that my pores were not going to become clogged up.  The finishing powder did not cling or clump on my skin, it didn’t give much colour at all on top of my foundation which is what I wanted, and it did not mix with my foundation which I found some powders have done.

I wore these two for 6 hours and I have to admit my skin has never looked better, I didn’t look like I was wearing makeup, instead I had a natural complexion which was lovely.  None of my makeup moved, the powder did not come off in patches and my dark eyes stayed bright all evening.  

I haven’t used any high end products apart from Smashbox and I was not disappointed by Urban Decay, they have blown me away and I am now officially addicted to these two products, my skin has never looked better, definitely a range I would recommend to you all.  I’m going to try it out some more and tell you all more in detail.