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Battle: Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer vs. NYX HD Concealer

Battle- Urban DecayVs.Nyx Concealer

I’m back with another battle post this month! I’ve been trying to do these every month since I started doing them in March, so far I’ve only missed one month, which I am a bit disappointed in myself over, but either way, I am here this month with a new one. This one is all about concealer, which may be why you clicked on this post, I will be testing the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer in Light Neutral against the NYX HD Photo Concealer in Alabaster. I believe I’ve seen that these two are supposed to be dupes on Pinterest, so let’s put them to the test and find out what I think about these two as dupes.

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Let’s start this one out by talking about the packaging, I am aware the packaging doesn’t really matter in terms of if something is a dupe or not, but I like to talk a little bit about it just to compare. I only have a mini of the Urban Decay concealer but I imagine that the full size looks the same and feels about the same. I honestly don’t really notice a quality difference between the packaging of these two, neither are particularly cheap but neither feel high end either. I will say, I think I prefer the Urban Decay packaging a little bit more but this is all based purely on appearance, I just feel like it looks cleaner and brighter, which is something that I prefer.

Now we’re going to talk about the price and how much you get with each product, a full size of the Urban Decay will run you $29.00 and you get 0.16 oz of product, whereas the NYX one will run you $4.99 and you get a total of 0.11oz of product. There is a little bit of difference in price but if these two are dupes, the NYX one ends up being considerably cheaper, it may have a little less product but you can purchase nearly six of these for the same price as the Urban Decay one.

The other thing to note about these two is that the Urban Decay one comes in fourteen different shades and the NYX one is twenty-two different shades, although three of those shades are color correctors so there is that. Urban Decay also sells color correctors but it’s kind of sold as a different product, but that’s just something to keep in mind when talking about the shade range. Still, I think so far the NYX one is looking a lot better just based on price and shade options, but I think the most important part is the wear and formula of the product.

I’m going to put off the formula discussing for just a little bit longer to talk about the wands, you can see the NYX one to the right and you can see the Urban Decay one down below. The sponges are not the same, this one is more of a classic doe foot applicator and the Urban Decay one is more of a flat and skinny one, I don’t really have a preference of one over the other, they are basically the same if you ask me. I’m going to put off the formula discussing for just a little bit longer to talk about the wands, you can see the NYX one to the right and you can see the Urban Decay one down below. The sponges are not the same, this one is more of a classic doe foot applicator and the Urban Decay one is more of a flat and skinny one, I don’t really have a preference of one over the other, they are basically the same if you ask me.

I’m going to put off the formula discussing for just a little bit longer to talk about the wands, you can see the NYX one to the left and you can see the Urban Decay one to the right. The sponges are not the same, the NYX one is more of a classic doe foot applicator and the Urban Decay one is more of a flat and skinny one, I don’t really have a preference of one over the other, they are basically the same if you ask me.

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I guess the most obvious thing about these two are that they are not the same shade, not even close, I could have probably found a better match in the Urban Decay but I was just wanting to get a mini to try it out. Spoiler, I would have liked it more if the shade was right. The left is the Urban Decay and the right is the NYX.

I personally do not think these two are dupes, I just don’t find that the formula matches up quite right. I find that the Urban Decay feels a little more lightweight but has better coverage than the NYX, which is a huge bonus for it. I actually used the NYX HD concealer for quite some time and did not expect to have any doubts in my mind that it would be better, but I’m thinking the Urban Decay one might be something I like a little more. I do like that the NYX one is more brightening, but that may be more to do with the shade choice than the formula.

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In this photo, I am wearing the NYX concealer under my right eye, which is the left in the photo, and the Urban Decay on the left which is the right in the photo. That may have been a bit confusing but I think that makes sense. I think that while the NYX side looks brighter, the Urban Decay side looks a lot more well covered like it covered up my under eye bags better.

There is a difference in texture as well, I find that the Urban Decay one feels a little bit more whipped whereas the NYX one feels more creamy and a little bit thicker.

The other thing to note about these two is that the Urban Decay one has a little bit of an odor to it, nothing over the top or overwhelming about it, but it does, whereas I don’t really smell anything with the NYX one other than maybe a little bit of that generic makeup kind of smell. Neither are offensive or irritating to the eyes or skin.

So, overall I do not think these are dupes, I think both are fine concealers but I do think that the Urban Decay one is better, neither of these are my all time favorite concealer, but I do think they are both nice. Not dupes in the slightest bit though.

What dupes would you like to see?

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