Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer Review & Swatches

For a little tube of concealer, it sure has a pretty mouthful name! :D Urban Decay Spring 2015 Collection brought us quite a few new goodies, one of them being a liquid concealer that promises a second skin-like finish while still being full-coverage. Bold name, bold claim! Well then, let's put it to the test!

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer

The new Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer is like a baby sister to the Naked Skin Foundation (review) when it comes to the outside packaging. They both feature the same double-walled, clear plastic tube with a metallic gunmetal cap. They also have the same scent — something slightly chemical and alcohol-y (Butylene Glycol is listed as the third ingredient). Speaking of ingredients, this concealer is packed with extra benefits! It is enriched with Matrixyl 3000 which contains peptides to help with the skin's elasticity and Japanese green tea to minimize fine lines. It also contains lychee fruit extracts and sodium hyaluronate to keep the skin moisturized and hydrated throughout wear. :)

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer

The concealer has a flattened flocked applicator that feels extra soft and smooth on the skin and it picks up just the right amount of product, too! There are 8 shades available in the line-up: Fair Neutral, Light Neutral, Light Warm, Medium Light Neutral, Medium Neutral, Medium Dark Neutral, Medium Dark Warm, and Dark Neutral. I picked up Medium Light Neutral since it seems to be the closest match to my current skin. It is slightly paler and less yellow (more neutral) than my Naked Skin Foundation Shade 4.0 but when used together on the face, the shade difference becomes unnoticeable.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer

When it comes to concealers, I have my expectations. For starters, I expect it to be smooth, lightweight, blendable, buildable, and spreadable. Luckily, this concealer ticks all the boxes! I can honestly say that it easily has the smoothest and most lightweight texture of all the concealers I have in my collection! Seriously, it's unbelievable how smooth it is. It glides on so well, never tugs, never pulls, and with a little dabbing, it blends seamlessly into the skin and leaves the most desirable natural-looking results with a long-lasting demi-matte finish!

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer unblended (L) and blended (R)
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer unblended (L) &  blended (R)

In terms of coverage, I don't think it covers as well as my trusty MAC Pro Longwear Concealer (review). It has a medium coverage to start with but you can certainly build it to full. However, here comes the unexpected discovery. In my experience, this concealer is a little tricky to use under the eye area! For some reason I seem to have the opposite experience to everyone else. All the reviews I have read, they report zero settling into fine lines but whenever I use it under my eyes to cover my dark circles, it always, always settles into my baby fine lines! I'm not sure why but I suspect it has something to do with the formula being so creamy and lightweight. But it is easy to fix, though! To get rid of the creasing, I just follow with a small fluffy brush and simply blend it out until I achieve a flawless finish. Once I fix this, the coverage seems to stay flawless and crease-free all day. :)

While it takes a little work to make it work as an under eye concealer, I have had much better results when using it on other areas on the face. For example, it is amazing at covering the redness around my nose, mouth, and chin. It also covers acne scars on my cheeks really well without making them look dry or flaky. And when I extend the application down to the inner cheek area, it seems to have a slight pore-blurring effect, too. And this, I !

Wearing Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer (R)
Wearing Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer (R)

Since it has a rather matte finish, you can probably skip the setting step but I always set my makeup to keep everything in place. Overall, I am quite pleased with the performance of this concealer. Yes, it would be nice if it worked from the get-go under my eyes but as I mentioned, it barely takes a small effort to get rid of the initial creasing issue. Rather than that, I really don't have any other disadvantages to say about it. I especially recommend it to those who prefer minimal concealing or those who are in the market for a creamy and lightweight concealer that doesn't cake, crease, or budge during the day. :)

Purchase

US$28 at SephoraNordstromBeauty.comMacy's

฿1,200 at Sephora Thailand

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