Urban Decay Stay Naked Concealer


This is what it says on the Urban Deay website:

Meet Stay Naked Correcting Concealer, our vegan, real-skin matte concealer with 25% more pigment and full coverage that lasts up to 24 hours.

With an expanded range of 25 shades, there’s enough coverage to go around. Our Stay Naked Concealer lineup features 9 shade intensities, 3 mastertones, and 5 undertones. Use this flexible, real-skin matte finish concealer for just about anything, from covering imperfections to highlighting cheekbones.

The patented wave tip applicator makes it easy to get the right level of coverage—use the flat side for precise, light application or lean into the curve for smooth glide-on application and heavier dose of product.

So, I love the Urban Decay Stay Naked foundation, so of course I had to try the concealer as well, and I’m very glad I did.

Now, on the box it says that this is a: “buildable full coverage, flexible, breathable, waterproof, real-skin matte finish concealer that doesn’t transfer.”
And I do agree with those claims, because it is a high-medium coverage, but you can build it up. And it doesn’t look heavy with two layers, so I do really like that. And a little goes a long way, so you don’t need to use a lot of product, which is something I appreciate.

Now, when it comes to the matte finish claim, I totally agree. And it really doesn’t crease on me, even if I don’t set it, and most concealers crease on me, so I’m very impressed with that.
However, if you do set it with powder I will recommend that you use a very light hand, because it will look a bit heavy if you apply too much, so that is something to keep in mind.

But, other than that this feels very lightweight, it lasts all day and it is waterproof.
So if you’re looking for a high-coverage, easy to work with concealer, I do recommend checking this out.

This is available on UrbanDecay.com for $29.

Review | NEW Benefit Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer


This is what it says on the Benefit website:

This multitasking FULL COVERAGE liquid concealer hides it all, from dark undereye circles to blemishes & discoloration.…yet it feels lightweight & doesn’t cake or crack. The Cushion Tip creates a smoother than smooth application and blends seamlessly for longwearing, waterproof** coverage.

24-hour longwear*
97% said it looks smooth***
94% said it doesn’t look cakey***
95% said it conceals dark undereye circles***

*instrumental test on 20 women
**instrumental test on 22 women
***self-evaluation by 109 women after 1 week

So, Benefit just came out with this concealer, and when I read the claims on it, I couldn’t resist, but I did get a little disappointed when I tried it.

Now, when it comes to concealers, I usually use them to cover my dark circles, and since this claims to be full coverage I expected it to do that, but it didn’t.
I mean, it did cover them a little, but I wouldn’t say that it’s more than a medium coverage, which did disappoint.
However, when it comes to covering blemishes and discoloration, it works just fine, but I find that my foundation covers that more than good enough, so I don’t really think that this is one that I’m gonna get a lot of use out of.

Now, when it comes to the claim that this is a lightweight concealer that doesn’t look cakey, I have to say that I agree if you only use one layer, but it is a little more on the heavier side once you try to build it up, so I would recommend that you use this sparingly.
And it is a little on the drier side, and it does dry very quickly, so I find that it’s best to do one eye at a time.
But, the thing I really like about this is that it doesn’t crease, and it does last all day, so it’s not the worst I’ve tried, but it’s not the best either.

So, overall I think that this is a concealer that will work for you if you don’t have too dark under-eye circles, or if you just have a little discoloration you’d like to cover, but I don’t think that this is a must have.

This is available on Benefit cosmetics in 12 shades for $22.