Concealer Showdown | Nars Creamy Radiant vs. Urban Decay Naked Skin

Hello, lovelies!

If you watch beauty videos on YouTube or read any blogs about makeup, chances are you’ve seen many, many people talk about NARS Creamy Radiant and Urban Decay Naked Skin concealers.  I know I have!  So much so, that I (obviously) had to go out and buy them myself.  If you haven’t heard of these concealers yet, it’s you’re lucky day, because this post is all about ’em. 🙂  Both the Creamy Radiant and Naked Skin concealers are raved about constantly -and for good reason!  But which is better?  Since I have used up an entire tube of each product, I thoroughly know how they work for me, so I am going to review and compare them both!  May the best concealer win!

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NARS Creamy Radiant Concealer

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Price: $29

Formula: I love the formula of this concealer!  It is creamy and moisturizing (as the name would suggest).  It blends out smoothly and looks very natural.

Coverage:  I would definitely say this concealer has full coverage!  It can cover the darkest of under eye circles and makes blemishes completely disappear.

Lasting Power:  This concealer is very long-wearing.  It lasts all day -even in hot weather!

Creasing: As you may see in the picture, it does slightly crease since the formula is more moisturizing.  I don’t find that it is noticeable at all from afar, but with such an up-close picture, you can see a few lines appearing.  This picture was taken about 30 minutes after application, but I find that it doesn’t ever crease much farther than it has in this photo. Overall, I’d say it does a good job of staying in place!

Packaging:  NARS always has such chic packaging for there products and this one is no different.  I love how it is square!  It never leaks any product, so it does its job! 🙂

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer

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Price: $28

Formula:  I love this formula and think it is moisturizing, much like the last concealer.  It blends even more smoothly than NARS’ creamy radiant.

Coverage: I would say that this concealer is medium to full coverage.  It looks very natural and covers dark circles and acne pretty well.

Lasting Power:  Urban Decay’s concealer lasts a long while, as did NARS’.  I find that it does not slip and slide or rub off of my face very easily.

Creasing: This concealer almost never creases on me, which I love!  It is very smooth-looking and never settles into any fine lines around my eye area.

Packaging: I love the bottle that this comes in and think it looks very high quality.  My favorite part is the applicator!  It is super bendy and makes concealer really easy to apply!


Price: Urban Decay wins, coming in just $1 under NARS.  The prices pretty much tie.

Formula:  It’s a tie!  They each are creamy and blend smoothly, looking super natural on the skin!

Coverage:  NARS definitely wins on this one.  I thought that they were equal until I used a different concealer under each eye to really examine the differences.  NARS Creamy Radiant Concealer does a much better job than Urban Decay in covering both acne and under eyes.  It’s pretty amazing just how much this concealer can hide!

Lasting Power: I find that NARS’ concealer lasts slightly longer than Urban Decay, although both do an amazing job.  Urban Decay’s seems so wipe off a bit easier and disappear more throughout the day.

Creasing:  At first, NARS’ creamy concealer creases slightly more than Urban Decay’s, although after a few hours have gone by, I think that they are a pretty close tie.

Packaging:  Each of these bottles are amazing.  I love the look of NARS, however the feel of Urban Decay’s is my favorite, especially since the applicator is so cool and different than most.

So, who won?  In my opinion, NARS Creamy Radiant concealer beats Urban Decay’s Naked Skin!  Although each concealers are amazing and almost equal, the coverage of NARS is phenomenal!  It lasts all day, blends easily, and does not look cake-y on the skin.

Would I recommend these concealers? DEFINITELY.  These concealers are amazing and no matter which you pick, you won’t be disappointed.  I have combination skin, so these concealers have been put to the test through my oily T-zone and dry patches.  I think that either concealer is a great option and both would work well for any skin type.  I have heard that some people with extremely oily skin do not love NARS creamy radiant concealer, in which case I would recommend Urban Decay’s instead.

Thank you so much for reading!  Have you tried these concealers?  What have your thoughts been?  Which won in your opinion?



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19 thoughts on “Concealer Showdown | Nars Creamy Radiant vs. Urban Decay Naked Skin

  1. Courtney says:

    I have both of these concealers as well, i’ve had the Nars one a little longer and really loved it when I first got it but I must say the Urban Decay one definitely wins for me! I tried to go back to my Nars one the other day and its dried out so much it wouldn’t even blend with a beauty blender! Had to wipe it off and apply a different one! x

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    • lipsticklovely says:

      They are both so amazing! I have pretty dry under eyes, so I really like the Nars one since it is really moisturizing. That’s too bad! How long did you have it before it dried out? Hope that doesn’t happen to mine haha xoxo


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