I've mentioned a few times lately that I've been having a tough time with my skin. Normally the only problem I have with it is a little redness here and there, but this month it's been pretty rough My pores were blocked, my normal bits of redness had grown to huge splotches all over my face, and the painful cystic spots just keep popping up. Luckily I think this episode is ending, but for awhile I was scrambling to find products to help get my skin back to normal. A few weeks ago I went home for the weekend and my sister was just raving about the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer she had just gotten, so I decided I needed to pick it up for myself too. And because I can't just buy one thing (it really is a problem), I picked up the newer Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid in Yellow.
I've heard so many great things about the concealer, so my hopes were high. I've really been pleased with it. I used to love the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer that everyone compares this to, but the Urban Decay offering is definitely a thinner liquid consistency and nowhere near as drying on the skin. The shade Fair Neutral is a perfect match for me and works on blemishes, redness, and undereye circles. It packs a good amount of coverage, perfecting the skin while still looking entirely natural. I'm hooked.
Since I love the formula of the concealer so much, it's only natural I'd love the corrector too. I picked up the yellow shade to help correct the redness in my super pale skin - I'm too pale for green correctors to work, but the yellow cancels out the redness quite well. It's of course not as pigmented as the concealer, which is a good thing because you'd just end up with big patches of color on your face. The yellow also actually works well on my undereyes, too. It really helps to brighten up the dark shadows I get under there, so while yellow wouldn't be the first choice for correcting undereye circles, it still works.
I like the apply the corrector as the first step in my makeup routine (after primer if I'm wearing one), blending it in with a damp sponge. Once everything is more neutralized, I go in with the concealer, again blending it in with the sponge. It leaves me with such perfected skin that I usually will just leave it at that and not go in with any foundation or anything. It doesn't have as dewy of a finish as I'm used to, but it never appears dry and it sticks around all day long.
Have you try any of the Urban Decay Naked Skin products?