I think I am always on the hunt for a better concealer out there. I have been in love with Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer for quite a while now so I got curious what their Concealer Pencil might be like.
Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil ($20.00) – Hide dark circles and blemishes with our creamy formula that dries matte and stays put. Because it’s a pencil, it’s easy to apply with precision. A concealer in pencil form equals precise application, and less mess – no brush, no dipping your finger into a pot, or squeezing a dollop onto a sponge. Dot on tiny blemishes, or shade in large problem areas (like redness around the nose and chin). The creamy formula blends easily, then dries down to a smudge-free matte finish.
Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil comes in a stick form that requires sharpening (the big barrel of the Grindhouse Double Barrel Sharpener). The amount of product you get with it is 3.5g or 0.12 oz. It is now available in 8 shades that vary from fair to deep: CIA (light ivory), DEA (ivory beige), FBI (neutral beige), NSA (deep beige), ATF (creamy brown), DOD (reddish brown), KGB (orange-ish brown) and MI6 (deepest brown).
The shade I got is the CIA that is officially described as ‘light ivory‘ and is a bone white shade with neutral to yellow undertones that leans beige on the skin. It is very light and would be ideal for those with fair to light skin tone. On the Urban Decay official website it is stated that the CIA shade ‘works well with Naked Skin shades from 0.5 to 2.0‘ (for reference, my NW20 skin tone falls somewhere in-between 1.0-2.0). It has a pure matte finish and sets almost instantly. The formula is on the drier side that makes it exceptionally good for those with combination to oily skin.
I had a hard time finding a concealer that stays put no matter what. The majority of the creamy and liquid concealers smudge really easily on me, set into fine lines and disappear throughout the day even if I set them with quite an amount of powder. I was looking for something really long-wearing and smudge-proof. The Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil turned out to be the one. As I mentioned above it has a drier formula and a matte finish that remains the same throughout the day. It sets quickly and does not necessarily require to be set with powder (although I set it anyway, to be on the safe side). It lasts well beyond eight hours on me. It is perfect to be used on the face and can be a bit too dry to be used under the eyes, though I still use it that way having my under-eye area moisturised prior application.
This is the concealer I reach for the most these days. I love the matte finish and the exceptional wear-time. I do not have to worry if it stays in place or smears. It never sets into fine lines around the eyes and looks good both on the face or under the eyes. Even though this shade is a tiny bit too light to be used on the face – it still adapts pretty well if blended. It looks perfect under the eyes as the lighter shade is really good at highlighting the area.
If you have a combination or oily skin type and you are looking for a concealer that lasts 8+ hours – Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil is the one to consider. It is a really good concealer overall and I really like that it comes in 8 different shades for various skin tones.
What is your all-time favourite concealer? Do you use the same concealer for your face and the under eyes? Leave your suggestions and recommendations in the comments below!
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