If you watch my videos, you’ll know that I’m obsessed with the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Caramel, however there’s a new (-ish) product on the market which is now battling for the top spot! -The Urban Decay Naked Concealer.
The formula of both concealers are very similar, however I think the Naked Concealer is slightly more pigmented and the packaging really stands out for me. It doesn’t have a standard doe-foot applicator, it’s longer and has a wider, flat surface at the tip. The bendy brush makes it so easy to apply and it holds a lot of product within it, so you don’t need to dip back into the tube for more product.
This claims to be weightless and provide complete coverage, both of which I completely agree with. It doesn’t feel cakey and once you apply and blend it out, you really can’t feel it on your face at all, which is awesome! After trying out a few ways of applying it, I’ve found that it needs to sit on your skin for about 10 seconds or so, then as it dries up slightly, you can blend it out without losing the coverage. Once set, it doesn’t move around, and lasts all day without having to top it up.
My only gripe is that there are only 8 shades available, which isn’t a good colour range. As I have very dark circles, I need a darker concealer than my foundation. I use the shade Medium Dark Warm, which is the perfect match to my skin tone; if this was a foundation, I’d be incredibly happy, but this, wearing this alone under my eyes, makes me look grey and ashy.
I then bought Dark Neutral, which is the next shade up, and coincidentally, the darkest shade available, however, this is too pink toned and dark for me. It doesn’t work when I mix the two together either. So I now use the Nars on my dark circles and the Naked concealer on my bags, to highlight and on any blemishes I may have.
In conclusion, the Naked Concealer would win the battle, hands down, if they had a better shade range. At £17.50, this is slightly more affordable than the Nars Concealer, which is £22.
Have you tried either of these? Which concealer do you prefer?