Review: Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation & Concealer

I was thrilled when Urban Decay emailed me and said that they wanted to send me a few items for review. I thought I was dreaming! Urban Decay?? It’s like one of the coolest makeup brands out there and I’m on their beauty radar! Yay!

Getting a kit from a US brand was so different. Locally, they usually send a printed write-up about the product and brand (with a CD or USB filled with photos). UD sent a short note and a little info card that mentioned all the highlights about the Naked Skin line. It was short and sweet and straight to the point—I likey!

Wearable contour? That sounds like a good challenge!

Wearable contour? That sounds like a good challenge!

If you watch my YouTube videos, you know that contouring isn’t part of my makeup routine. But wearable contour? I can get on board with that. I was beginning to notice that my face was looking a tad long and flat lately in photos, so maybe adding more natural shadows might help (more about that on my YouTube channel soon!).

For now, let’s do a thorough review of these makeup goodies!

Let's start with the foundation! Isn't the rose gold box and sleek packaging pretty?

Let’s start with the foundation! Isn’t the rose gold box and sleek packaging pretty? I can’t get myself to throw them out just yet!

Okay so here’s the scoop on the foundation: It’s gives you major coverage without feeling heavy, there’s also a blurring effect that’s supposed to happen, and it has light-reflecting spheres (and peptides!) to help lessen the appearance of fine lines. Sounds good so far, right?

The shades I received are in 3 and 5.

The shades I received are in 3.0 and 5.0.

I actually thought that the 5.0 was going to be too dark for me, but it turns out that it matched my skin color pretty well. And don’t take those numbers after the decimal point for granted—they’re actually important when you’re shopping for your shade. Here’s a little guide you can follow:

  • .0 have warm undertones
  • .25 have neutral undertones
  • .5 have pink undertones
  • .75 have golden undertones
Swatched! It dries to a demi-matte finish, but the light diffusing technology still leaves your skin with a smooth, even glow.

Swatched! The lighter shade is 3.0 (top) and darker shade is 5.0 (bottom).

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Here’s what it looks like when you start to blend it out. It actually dries to a demi-matte finish, but the light diffusing technology still leaves your skin with a smooth, even glow.

And this is what it looks like when it's about 90% blended.

And this is what it looks like when it’s about 90% blended. A little really goes a long way if you prefer a natural-looking finish like me.

Can you see the tiny gap I left in between the two shades? Take a closer look—you’ll see that the lines are more visible, appear deeper, and it’s just not as smooth as the skin that has foundation on it. So far, it delivers what is says about plumping!

And here's what it looks like on me!

And here’s what it looks like on me! It looks better the longer you wear it and I had it on for about four or five hours at this point.

I used the lighter shade (3.0) over the center of my face and the darker shade (5.0) over the outer edges and blended them together. I feel like it makes me look a lot better in photos (seriously guys, this foundation is super photogenic) and it added a bit more dimension. I’m not a big fan of matte formulas, so the demi-matte finish is good—especially if you have oily skin and don’t like to powder shine away.

The only catch? I feel like it’s a bit mask-like if you don’t have two shades or contour a bit—but this is because I first applied it with my fingers. I think you’ll be able to maximize the coverage of this foundation if you use a Beauty Blender (gasp—I don’t have one!) instead of your digits. You can use a stippling brush, but you’ll definitely have to buff well to work it into your skin.

Now let's talk about the Urban Decay Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer. It's US$28 for a full tube, but they have a travel-sized option for only US$12 if you're on a budget!

Now let’s talk about the Urban Decay Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer. It’s US$28 for a full tube, but they have a travel-sized option for only US$12 if you’re on a budget!

Just like the Naked Skin foundation, it has peptides and light-diffusing technology to blur out and plump fine lines. It still dries to a demi-matte finish, so I’m glad it has ingredients like Litchiderm (it’s derived from lychee fruit) to protects your skin from dehydration.

I was super excited about this because I haven't found a concealer that I'm crazy about yet.

I was super excited about this because I haven’t found a concealer that I’m crazy about yet.

I love the soft and flexible applicator. It's perfect for getting into all the nooks and crannies on your face.

I love the soft and flexible applicator. It’s perfect for getting into all the nooks and crannies on your face.

I got the shades Med-Dark (Neutral) and Medium (Neutral).

I got the shades Med-Dark (Neutral) and Medium (Neutral).

For this concealer, Urban Decay used a shade-matching system, so you can find your best shade: the first one describes its shade intensity, and the second indicates its undertone. And since UD isn’t available in my country yet, this really helps making online shopping a lot easier!

The Medium shade is on top and the Med-Dark shade is at the bottom.

The Medium shade is on top and the Med-Dark shade is at the bottom.

I'm not sure if it's because the undertones are neutral, but I do like that there's an orange cast that appears when you blend it out.

I’m not sure if it’s because the undertones are neutral, but I do like that there’s an orange cast that appears when you start to blend it out.

Since I’ll be using this primarily for my undereye circles, the orange cast helps neutralize the dark, purple hue underneath my eyes. Whenever I use this concealer (which is like, every time I out on makeup now), I don’t even have to set it with powder. It stays put, brightens up my eyes, and it doesn’t crease after wearing it for hours. It doesn’t look cakey either, so yeah, this is a keeper!

Another selfie (front view this time!), so you can see how it hides my dark shadows.

Another selfie (front view this time!), so you can see how it hides my dark shadows. Subscribe here to make sure you don’t miss my YouTube tutorial about this makeup look! Will be posting it soon!

I used the Medium (Neutral) shade on my undereye area (you can also use it as a brow highlighter) and I used the Med-Dark (Neutral) shade along the hollows of my cheeks to achieve the “wearable contour” effect that Team Urban Decay challenged me to achieve. I’m super happy they made me think of other ways I can wear my makeup and sculpt my look. When you think about it, our face isn’t limited to just one color. So playing with the subtle and wearable contour is the perfect way to look flawless on normal days or chill weekends.

Now there are a lot of babes out there who are on a budget, so if you’re wondering which one you should get first…I’d say it the Naked Skin Concealer. It’s the best one I’ve tried so far and I don’t like leaving home without it! Plus, there’s a travel-sized option that’s perfect for those who just want to give it a try without committing.

What do you think of Urban Decay’s Naked Foundation and Concealer + my wearable contour trick? Sound off in the comments below and tell me how you prefer to sculpt your face, too! ♥

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  • Joey Almonte

    Your skin looks flawless! I like it!!!

    • Thanks, Joey <3

    • The foundation really looks great in photos!!

  • Sandrah Araja

    Very informative 👏 You’re so blessed ms. Nicole hihi. Ang ayaw ko lang dito satin, may mga nagbebenta ng mga fake na urban decay. :/

    • So true! Grabe yung fake :(

  • This foundation is super photogenic! But yes, kinda pricey also.