Review: Urban Decay NAKED SKIN Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer

As many of you may know, I’m a big fan of Charlotte Tilbury’s Retoucher Concealer pen and it has been my go-to concealer for the past few months now. However, when I first started using it, I found it very light and more suited to a daytime makeup look, and therefore wasn’t 100% sold on it being the perfect concealer for me.

As a result, when I was in Urban Decay recently, I happened upon their NAKED SKIN Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer and decided to give it a try. Lots of bloggers love this concealer so I had very high hopes. And when my Charlotte Tilbury ran out last week, it gave me the perfect opportunity to put it to the test.

I’m a sucker for Urban Decay products in general, as you all know their eyeshadows are my favourite, and I’m just a little bit obsessed with some of their lipsticks too. I haven’t tried any of their foundations or concealer’s before though so I was interested to see whether this would live up to my expectations.

After testing a few shades out in the store, I decided to opt for shade Med-Light. First impressions are that this may be slightly on the dark side for me, but easily fixed I know.

Apart from loving the rose gold packaging, which is obviously important, I really love the applicator on this concealer. It is so easy to use and the brush head moves when applying.


The consistency is rich and creamy, and while not thick as such, it has a much thicker consistency than the Charlotte Tilbury concealer and therefore I felt I had to do a bit more work when blending. However, once done, the coverage that you get with this is just incredible. Blemishes, dark circles, you name it, covered!

My only negative, if you could even call it a negative, is that it starts to dry very quickly. So unless you blend straight away after application, it can start to drag and pull your makeup.

I was concerned at first that this may be a little too heavy for a daytime makeup look, but actually, after using it for a few days it has really grown on me. It’s definitely different than what I’ve been wearing, but different does not mean worse, and I think this could become a new favourite.

I like good coverage with my foundations and concealers and I think I could be on to a winner with this one. It’s much more along the lines of MAC’s studio finish concealer in terms of consistency which for years was my favourite concealer. So I’m happy to have now discovered one I like just as much.

 

It’s €22 so very much in line with similar concealers on the market, and in my opinion, a good concealer is always worth investing in.

Sorcha x

Review: Charlotte Tilbury Retoucher Concealer Pen

Recently I’ve started to notice the dark circles under my eyes getting more prominent in the mornings, and as a result I’ve been doing some research into different concealers on the market.

I usually flit between MAC’s Studio Finish concealer and Benefit’s Erase Paste, but they just don’t seem to be doing the trick lately (or maybe it’s just a sign that I’m getting older, nooooooo!). As I was researching, I came across quite a few positive reviews on Charlotte Tilbury’s Retoucher concealer pen, and given that Charlotte Tilbury appears to be the makeup of the moment, I decided to give it a go.

At first glance, it’s very similar to YSL’s Touché Eclat and you’d be forgiven for thinking they are the same thing. It has the same look and consistency, but unlike Touche Eclat according to the Charlotte Tilbury counter girl, it’s not a highlighter. I have used Touché Eclat as both a highlighter and a concealer however, and I’m sure the Retoucher pen could be used as both also.

I’m used to wearing heavier concealers so I was dubious about whether this would do the job at first. I went with Shade 2, on the advice of said counter girl, and the colour match to my skin is really good. The texture is very light and smooth, meaning it blends well into your skin and it’s very easy to use – just a few dots under your eyes and you’re ready to go. I’ve been using it for about two weeks now and really like it, it definitely makes the usual morning makeup ritual a lot quicker too!

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I think this works best if you’re going with a natural makeup look, in other words it’s great for daytime. But I tend to like a richer look in the evenings when I’m going out so I’m not sure this has completely given me what I’m looking for. I’ll definitely use it going forward, but as far as an all rounder concealer goes, I think the search continues.

At €33 it’s not cheapest, but is priced competitively in relation to its market counterparts.

Have you used this concealer? If not, what do you use? I definitely need some tips on what to try next so let me know!

Sorcha x