Urban Decay Stay Naked Foundation & Concealer
And the Naked continues … URBAN DECAY just came out with two products under the Stay Naked moniker – ‘Stay Naked’ Weightless Liquid Foundation ($39/1oz @ urbandecay.com, sephora.com) and ‘Stay Naked’ Correcting Concealer ($29 @ urbandecay.com, sephora.com, ulta.com).
Let’s take a closer look at each one –
‘Stay Naked Weightless Liquid Foundation – What It Is - Find your naked truth with Stay Naked Weightless Liquid Foundation, our vegan, buildable medium coverage liquid foundation with a real-skin matte finish that lasts up to 24 hours. We designed this lineup of 50 shades with 9 shade intensities, 3 mastertones, and 7 undertones to dial in your precise color match. Our waterproof, longwear foundation feels like wearing nothing, thanks to a breathable, flexible formula that moves with you (all day and all night, up to 24 hours!). It not only feels better, it even looks better with its stay-true color, which minimizes the appearance of pores—so you always look like you.
My Take – unlike their other foundations, this one has taken a while for me to get used to. For me, I usually have my take on a foundation after the first few times, but with this one, it’s taken a little longer because the formula is really unique. It's thinner than I'm used to and the coverage is pretty good, so I tested all aspects of it - from what to use to apply it with (brush vs. fingers vs. sponge) to if it needs a primer/moisturizer.
The first time I tried this, it seemed chalky on me, which was quite shocking and disappointing! So I thought maybe using a sponge was not the way to go and fingers were not quite right either but using a brush has been the answer. The formula is quite pigmented so a little goes a long way and I would for sure use a primer and/or moisturizer to get this one to spread evenly over the skin.
It comes in 50 shades, nine intensities, three mastertones and seven undertones, as mentioned above, so you should be able to find your match with this collection. Shades shown here are 20NN and 20WY.
‘Stay Naked’ Correcting Concealer – What It Is - 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.
My Take – I’ve been alternating between testing this one and another one and let’s just say I’ve yet to find my Holy Grail concealer. Yes, it seems to counteract dark circles nicely as well as a sun mark on the right side of my cheek, however, like every other concealer I have tried, the color seems to creep its way into my lines under my eyes within an hour. And that's a major test for any concealer. Sad face. I like that these come in five undertones, nine shade intensities and three mastertones, so you will find your shade with these if you are just looking to counteract dark circles.
So I’m filing this under a case-by-case basis in that, if you just suffer from dark circles then this is a great one to consider.
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Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.