You know you’re getting old when your weekly favorite product has something to do with wrinkles haha. Today we’re talking about the Urban Decay Naked Color Correcting Fluid – not to be confused with my beloved Naked Skin Weightless Concealer.
A few months ago I wrote a post on the top 7 tips I learned in makeup school. One of those was to really maximize color correcting to reduce the amount of foundation and other products used. As you know, using a peach toned color over dark circles can really cancel out any darkness.
I was initially mixing a cream orange pigment into my concealer to make my perfect shade. However, I concluded: ain’t nobody got time for that on the daily. I can’t be pulling out my mixing palette, spatula and tools every time I do concealer. So, although mixing my perfect shade is ideal, it’s not feasible every day. So, during the Spring Sephora VIB sale I decided to find an alternative for daily use.
Urban Decay released a range of the color correcting fluids a few months after the release of the super popular Naked Concealer. There are 6 colors in the color correcting range: lavender, pink, peach, yellow, green & deep peach. Each runs at $29 for a 0.21 oz tube. I went with the color peach.
Why I Love It
+ I know I mentioned wrinkles above, so here it goes… I’m at that point in life where there are enough fine lines under my eyes that concealer will crease no matter what. The lines are there, there is nothing I can do to prevent creasing when there is a permanent crease there. However, I can control how visible the fine lines are by using the least amount of product possible. I seriously cringe when I see the amount of concealer Youtubbers put under their eyes. I would be a hot mess express with that much product under my eyes. Anyways, because this product is a liquid and peach toned, I can use the tiniest bit to cancel out the darkness. By doing that, I can then use the tiniest bit of concealer to highlight the rest of my under eye area. Less product = less creasing.
+ I actually prefer using a liquid formula instead of cream based color correcting products. It feels lighter and is much easier to blend in the delicate under eye area.
+ The formula of the Color Correcting Fluids is the same as the Naked Weightless Concealer. It hydrates without being dewy, doesn’t accentuate fine lines and lasts all day.
+ Although the lavender and green shades in this range are questionable, I love that they have a peach and a deep peach shade to suit a wider variety of skin tones (and dark circles).
+ This formula has pearlescent pigments that diffuse light. Although you can see them in the tube if you look closely, they are extremely subtle yet illuminate the under eye area.
+ The product is paraben, sulfate and phalate free – it also doesn’t irritate my eyes at all.
What I Don’t Like
+ There really isn’t anything I don’t like about this product. Would I like the price to be lower? Sure, but it seems to be priced appropriately compared to other similar concealers/color correcting products.
I love the peach Naked Color Correcting Fluid as much as I like the Naked Concealer. In fact, I just repurchased the concealer so I can try these together (I’ve been using it with the Too Faced Born This Way Concealer).
If you have issues with concealer creasing (no matter what you do), give color correcting a chance. Just the tiniest bit of a peach toned concealer will cover more darkness than you think. Once you do that you’ll only need a few dots of concealers to brighten and cover the peach tone. The less product you put on, the less it’s likely to crease or gather in fine lines.