Naked Skin Concealer by Urban Decay

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer

Urban Decay is finally here! The Netherlands is occasionally seriously behind when it comes to counters by major brands, but a lot of lovely brands have now discovered us: Benefit and Urban Decay are opening counters across the country, Kiko has arrived and there are even rumours of a Charlotte Tilbury counter opening here in the spring. Be still, my beating heart!

The arrival of an Urban Decay counter near me meant I could finally try the Naked Skin Concealer. I had heard a lot about this one and I really wanted to compare it to my holy grail: the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer

Let’s have a look at the Urban Decay offering first. The full (and long) name tells us what we need to know: Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer. In other words, a light weight invisible corrector that doesn’t settle into fine lines. Sounds like perfection, which doesn’t come cheap as this little tube costs $28 / £17.50 / €23.70.

Urban Decay offers eight different shades and I opted for Light Neutral. Colorwise this is a great match for me, a lovely neutral beige. Naked Skin feels very light and doesn’t migrate into the fine lines around my eyes as promised.

It provides a natural look, but I have to say the coverage is not quite as good as my trusted Nars. I would describe this as medium: perfectly fine for most days, but not quite enough to hide a bad nights sleep and proper dark circles.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer

Don’t think of the UD Naked Skin concealer as a dupe for Nars, but more as a related product. Both concealers are great quality, but I reach for them on different occasions.

The natural effect of Naked Skin works very well on it’s own on good skin days or combined with a tinted moisturiser or foundation with light coverage.

The Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, on the other hand, is what you reach for to create a flawless finish in combination with a medium or high coverage foundation or after a particularly awful night (or nice party). It’s heavier and can crease a little, but that is the price you pay for perfect coverage.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer and nars radiant creamy concealer
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla on the left and Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Light Neutral on the right.

I really like the natural look the Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer provides and it is a great addition to any collection. It is just so much better than some of the drug store concealers I have tried recently. For me, the quality difference makes it worth spending money on concealer and other base products while saving elsewhere if you have to. Have you tried the Naked Skin or the Radiant Creamy Concealer? Do let me know!

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer

Urban Decay is eindelijk hier! Nederland loopt soms echt zo achter met verkooppunten van belangrijke beauty merken, maar gelukkig komt daar langzaam verandering in: Benefit en Urban Decay zijn nu te krijgen via Douglas en IciParisXL, Kiko opent winkels, en er zijn zelfs geruchten dat er in het voorjaar een Charlotte Tilbury counter open gaat. Ik kan niet wachten!

Nu Urban Decay ook in Den Haag te krijgen is, kan ik eindelijk de Naked Skin Concealer uitproberen. Ik had er al veel over gehoord en wilde het graag vergelijken met mijn favoriet: de Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer

Laten we eerst even kijken naar de concealer van Urban Decay. De volledige (erg lange) naam vertelt je wat je wilt weten: Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer. In andere woorden, een licht gewicht en onzichtbare correctie die niet in de fijne lijntjes trekt. Klinkt perfect en dat is nooit goedkoop: een tubetje kost €23,70.

Er zijn acht verschillende kleuren van deze concealer en ik koos voor Light Neutral. Een goede kleurmatch: neutral beige. Naked Skin voelt inderdaad heel licht en kruipt – zoals beloofd – niet in de fijne lijntjes rond mijn ogen.

Het geeft een heel natuurlijke look, maar de dekking is niet zo goed als die van mijn geliefde Nars. Ik zou het beschrijven als medium: prima voor de meeste dagen, maar niet genoeg om een slechte nacht en echte donkere kringen te verstoppen.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer

De UD Naked Skin concealer is geen dupe voor Nars, zie het meer als een vergelijkbaar product. Beide concealers zijn goed, maar ik gebruik ze voor verschillende situaties.

Het natuurlijke effect van Naked Skin werkt heel goed op zichzelf op dagen dat je huid er al super uitziet of in combinatie met een getinte dagcreme of foundation met lichte dekking.

De Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, daarentegen, geeft een echte flawless finish in combinatie met een foundation met medium of hoge dekking of na een slechte nacht (of geweldig feestje). Het is wat zwaarder en kan soms licht in de lijntjes trekken, maar die prijs betaal je voor perfecte dekking.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer and nars radiant creamy concealer
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla on the left and Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Light Neutral on the right.


Ik vind de natuurlijke uitstraling van de Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer heel mooi en het is echt een goede toevoeging aan mijn collectie. Deze is echt zoveel beter dan sommige van de goedkopere concealers die ik de laatste tijd geprobeerd heb. Ik vind dat het kwaliteitsverschil duidelijk is en geef daarom liever meer uit aan concealer en andere basis producten zoals foundation. Besparen doe ik dan wel ergens anders. Heb jij een van deze concealers wel eens geprobeerd? Laat het me weten!


22 thoughts on “Naked Skin Concealer by Urban Decay

  1. ingrid December 30, 2015 / 2:17 pm

    I didn’t tried any of these but my personal taste would be a lighter formula so I guess it would be The Naked Skin Concealer. My favorite is from MUFE ! Yay! for having UD now 🙂

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    • Anne January 2, 2016 / 9:54 am

      Oh I wish we had MUFE over here though, have read loads of good stuff about that concealer as well 🙂


    • Anne December 29, 2015 / 11:01 am

      Both are great, but definitely for different things 🙂

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  2. Valentina Sofía December 23, 2015 / 10:39 pm

    Both concealers are amazing and I couldn’t live without either one! Like you said, I use the NARS one for more full coverage, especially on nights when I didn’t get enough sleep, but it’s also great for covering any blemishes! My UD concealer is a tad darker so I only use it for my undereyes (which sounds weird, I know, but I have freckles so it’s a struggle haha).

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  3. Amelia Vesper December 23, 2015 / 9:13 pm

    So exciting that you finally have Urban Decay and Benefit!! Yay! And this comparison is very handy for me since we use the exact same Nars concealer…if I ever want to try one with lighter coverage, I know which shade of UD to grab 🙂

    xo Mil

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    • Anne December 29, 2015 / 11:09 am

      The UD is a little darker, which I would say matches my skin even better 🙂 Def. a great second option 🙂

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  4. Sanae December 23, 2015 / 1:27 pm

    Fijne review! Ik wil er één die mijn slechte nachten aankan haha!

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    • Anne December 23, 2015 / 8:06 pm

      Nars! Wat is jouw favoriet op dit moment?


  5. stashmatters December 23, 2015 / 4:21 am

    Congrats on finally getting Urban Decay in the Netherlands! 😀
    The Naked concealer is as I suspected – too lightweight coverage for my preferences.
    You mention that the Nars creases a little – do you set your concealer with any powder?

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  6. Lauren December 22, 2015 / 4:46 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try that concealer! I completely adore the Nars one but mine is nearly done 😦 I will need to try this though! Must be so exciting to get new counters available, you are so lucky if you get a Charlotte Tilbury one, that is like dreams right there haha!

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    • Anne December 23, 2015 / 8:14 pm

      Nars is still the best one I have tried so far 🙂
      Oh yes, a Charlotte Tilbury counter would be heaven (and a very bad idea for my bank account)

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      • Lauren December 23, 2015 / 10:59 pm

        The Nars one is amazing! I am so gutted cause mine is nearly done gaaah! Haha oh I know!

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  7. Cat Forsley December 22, 2015 / 2:45 pm

    ❤ ❤ ❤ i have the NARS
    but almost out xxxxx
    maybe i will try the urban decay next xoxoxxo


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