Over the past couple of months I’ve really been getting into the no-makeup look. I think it looks super chic, and it’s perfect for Spring (which is hopefully on the way)! The most important part of looking super-natural is finding a perfect base, and that’s where Urban Decay’s Naked Concealer comes in.
For a natural dewy look, I like to apply a little of the Naked Concealer while my moisturiser is still sinking in. I swipe the concealer under my eyes, around my nose, and on my chin. I then use my finger to blend the formula. I’m obsessed with Naked’s formula – it’s a full coverage concealer, yet it feels silky soft to apply. Even if you need a little more coverage, the concealer is incredibly easy to build – even if you apply layers and layers of the stuff it doesn’t cake! If I have a blemish I need to conceal, I just dot a little of the formula, leave it for a second, then blend it in using my finger. To finish my natural look, I reach for my Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette which you can read about here.
The wear time of the concealer is actually amazing – I easily get 8-10 hours of wear without the need to touch up. It stays looking fresh all day, and thankfully it doesn’t oxidise or fade away either. The doe foot applicator makes applying it an absolute breeze, and it’s super easy to control the amount of concealer I’m using, as well as get into awkward spots.
Urban Decay’s Naked Concealer is priced at £17.50 and is available here (UK) and here (US)
I’m not sure quite how I missed Urban Decay’s Naked Flushed palettes, but when I saw Native, I knew I just had to try it!
Available in a selection of 4 colour-ways, and containing a bronzer, highlighter and blush, I can’t imagine a skin tone which wouldn’t suit one of the options, and I just love how sleek and convenient they are! The compacts are packaged in a brushed rose gold case, with a huge mirror on the inside which is just perfect for on the go touchups.
Native is described as having a medium bronze bronzer, pale pink shimmer highlighter and bright pink blush. It’s absolutely perfect for this time of year – it means you don’t have to lug multiple products around with you while you’re out and about, and it also fits perfectly into my evening bags!
Native is a perfect choice for an easy, natural look. After applying a light base of tinted moisturiser, I swirl a little of the bronzer over the apples of my cheeks, forehead, nose and chin then apply a little of the blush and highlighter to my cheekbones. The palette is quite cool in tone, and the formulas of all three powders are super soft, with a great colour payoff.
To keep the colours clean and separate, I use my MAC 167SE brush for the bronzer as it’s a little smaller than my regular bronzer brush, and my usual blush brush works perfectly. The powder applies incredibly smoothly and evenly, and it gives a lovely, slightly dewy finish. I’m obsessed with the beautiful pink blush – it really brightens my face in this icky weather. The highlighter is a complete dream too – the shell pink just melts into skin, leaving a natural looking glow. It’s not glittery or sparkly, rather just a subtle sheen which is so pretty both on the cheekbones and the brow bone.
Naked Flushed costs £22.00 and is available here (UK) and here (US)