Three Way Battle of Concealers – Urban Decay Naked Skin vs Stay Naked vs Tarte Shape Tape. Which one is best?

Urban Decay has recently released the Stay Naked collection and I’ve previously looked at the foundation in detail which ended up being good but overpriced. If you missed this post check out:

Also check out: Battle of the Urban Decay Concealers – Naked Skin vs All Nighter – In Depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

The Stay Naked range also includes a concealer, and as Urban Decay has a good concealer already, the Naked Skin one, it is interesting to know whether the new Stay Naked is as good and worth your time and money. Plus, how does it compare to the legendary Tarte Shape Tape? Let’s find out. I’m including the information for the Naked Skin concealer too for easier comparison.

 

Urban Decay concealers vs Tarte Shape Tape 2

 

Here’s a summary, green background = positivered = negative, grey = equal/neutral. For all the details keep reading or jump to the category you are interested in.

Note that the table contains some information from different categories together in one, in order to keep it short. For detailed information on each see each category section below.

 

UD concealers vs Tarte Shape Tape

 

 

Packaging

The outer packaging that the concealers come in are fairly similar and very simple in design and branding so let’s move on to the actual concealer tubes.

The Urban Decay Naked Skin comes in a typical thin concealer tube of high quality and it overall looks fairly simple but elegant. It is mostly transparent with a silver lid.

The Tarte Shape tape is also transparent and of high quality with the different being that the lid is gold with some triangular purple design. The Tarte tube though is slightly taller and much thicker. It is quite chunky and not the most convenient to carry around.

The Urban Decay Stay Naked comes in a rectangle type tube as opposed to the other two coming in round ones. It looks simple but the copper writing and lid give it a sense of elegance and luxury.

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The Urban Decay Stay Naked contains 10.2g of product, the Tarte 10mL and the Urban Decay Naked Skin only 5mL.

Winner: The Urban Decay Stay Naked looks slightly nicer and contains roughly as much product as the Tarte Shape Tape.

Urban Decay Naked Skin 0 vs Tarte Shape Tape 0 vs Urban Decay Stay Naked 1

 

The wand

These three concealers have very different wands.

The Urban Decay Naked Skin wand is different than many concealers. It is double sided and flat on both sides which means you could use one side for one eye and the other side for the remaining eye. Might not sound that fancy but it means that you only don’t need to deep in the concealer to cover both eyes. It’s fast, easy and practical.

Urban Decay concealers vs Tarte Shape Tape wands

The Tarte wand on the other hand, is very intimidating. It is as chunky as the tube which I guess makes sense otherwise it would look strange. However, it is huge and it’s not exactly what you have in mind when you are thinking of thin delicate skin under your eyes. It has the typical concealer wand or lipstick wand shape which definely works well but means you might need to go in twice, once for each eye. On the other hand, the humongous size of the wand also means that it probably carries more concealer on it which might be enough to dot both eyes.

The Urban Decay Stay Naked want is as thin as the Naked Skin one but the brush has an angle to it.

Winner: The Urban Decay wands are less intimidating, easier to work with and more practical.

Urban Decay Naked Skin 1 vs Tarte Shape Tape 0 vs Urban Decay Stay Naked 2

 

Coverage

All three concealers offer full coverage but at the same time all feel fairly thin on the skin. If I had to be super picky, I’d say that the Tarte perhaps offers a little more coverage but we are talking super tiny amounts.

All three concealers offer as much coverage as you will ever need from a concealer. If you find that your eyes are still dark after using these two concealers,  you should probably consider colour correcting before using them.

Winner: Equal.

Urban Decay Naked Skin 1 vs Tarte Shape Tape 0 vs Urban Decay Stay Naked 2

 

Colour and shade availability

The Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer comes in 14 shades, the Tarte Shape Tape now comes in 30 (used to be 14 too) and the Urban Decay Stay Naked comes in 25 shades. However, they are also not equal in terms of availability.

All three concealers have stated undertones and that is so important! It can even be an advantage, you can use the correct undertone to colour correct as well as conceal! This means that your foundation undertone and concealer undertone might not be the same.

The Urban Decay concealers are very easy to get and can be found in many beauty shops in the UK and also online. Tarte on the other hand, has been an absolute pain to get my hands on to here in the UK. They have no shop presence and if you buy them from online you will need to pay shipping. It also means that you have to make a decision on the internet as to which colour to get since you can’t walk to a beauty counter and try them on your skin. Overall, Tarte, not great!

In case this is helpful for all of you trying to figure out your colour, I use the Urban Decay Naked Skin Light Warm colour which I couldn’t exactly match in Tarte so I mix the Tarte Shape tape Fair Neutral and Light Neutral (now there is a shade called Fair-Light Neutral which is spot on). This might sound like an absolute pain but actually it isn’t, I just make 4 dots under the eye with Fair neutral and then add 3 between with Light Neutral. The colous effortlessly mix as you work the concealer in with a beauty sponge, no need to pre-mix them at the back of your hand or on a palette. I also use the Urban Decay Stay Naked 30NN.

Urban Decay concealers vs Tarte Shape Tape swatches

Winner: Even with less shades available the Urban Decay Stay Naked wins this one as it is much more accessible and easier to get than Tarte.

Urban Decay Naked Skin 1 vs Tarte Shape Tape 0 vs Urban Decay Stay Naked 3

 

Texture

All three concealers feel very light and natural on the skin. All look like “perfect” skin and none of them adds any texture.

All three concealers age and as the tube is open for longer, they tend to emphasise or sit around lines much more. I tend to not get any creasing the first few days of opening a new tube and then after a week or so I start getting creasing in my two under eye lines. Just make sure to change your concealer as often as possible.

During the first few uses of a new Tarte Shape Tape concealer, I get really nice smoothing coverage, as it goes inside the under eye lines and fills them in so much so that they look almost erased. This gives the eyes a much more youthful appearance even though both concealers give an overall youthful texture. However, after a couple of uses this effect goes away.

In reality, all three concealers have the same behaviour. They look natural if you use a little of them and emphasise lines if you use more.

Winner: All three concealers give a youthful, natural skin texture.

Urban Decay Naked Skin 1 vs Tarte Shape Tape 0 vs Urban Decay Stay Naked 3

 

Blendability

All three are very easy to blend with a beauty sponge.

Winner: Equal.

Urban Decay Naked Skin 1 vs Tarte Shape Tape 0 vs Urban Decay Stay Naked 3

 

Urban Decay concealers vs Tarte Shape Tape 3

 

Longevity

All three concealers last all day long, look flawless and skin-like. However, the Urban Decay Stay Naked fairs a little better with water and tears. It still comes off a little around the tear ducts but that’s about it. The rest of it looks flawless and that’s amazing! It also doesn’t come off to the touch. Just remember not to rub, pat!

The Urban Decay Naked Skin and Tarte Shape Tape come off much more with water, tears or to the touch.

In terms of how long the concealers last unopened in their tube, the Urban Decay Naked skin lasts 9M, the Tarte lasts 6M and the Urban Decay Stay Naked lasts 6M. All last more than enough time and I’m not sure that the additional 3M of the Urban Decay Naked Skin offer much benefit. If you haven’t touched a makeup item in the last 6 months, it is highly likely you will ever do so.

Winner: The Urban Decay Stay Naked is more resilient.

Urban Decay Naked Skin 1 vs Tarte Shape Tape 0 vs Urban Decay Stay Naked 4

 

SPF protection

None of these concealers contain SPF but that’s ok it is very rare for a concealer to do so.

Winner: Equal.

Urban Decay Naked Skin 1 vs Tarte Shape Tape 0 vs Urban Decay Stay Naked 4

 

Transfer proof tests

All three concealers dry on their own and do not come off if touched. However, as mentioned above, the Urban Decay Stay Naked is the only one that doesn’t fully come off if you tear up.

Winner: All are transfer proof but the Stay Naked is more waterproof.

Urban Decay Naked Skin 1 vs Tarte Shape Tape 0 vs Urban Decay Stay Naked 4

 

Smell

The Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer has a medium strength smell of makeup and solvent. It is not as bad as you might think, I personally don’t find it that negative but it is nevertheless not exactly a feminine scent either.

The Tarte concealer has a very faint smell that you will only capture if you literally put the wand as close to your nose as possible. It is a floral, sweet type of smell and even though it is very pleasant, you will likely not smell it when you use it.

The Urban Decay Stay Naked concealer has a similar, to the other Urban Decay concealer, but a little more faint smell of makeup and solvent.

Winner: The Tarte scent, even though very faint, is definitely more pleasant. Even if you don’t smell it, I think that the “odour less” scent would be preferred by many than the makeup/solvent scent of the Urban Decay ones.

Urban Decay Naked Skin 1 vs Tarte Shape Tape 1 vs Urban Decay Stay Naked 4

 

Price

The Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer retails for £19.50 for 5mL.

The Tarte Shape Tape on the other hand, retails for £22 +shipping for 10mL since it’s not available in UK shops.

The Urban Decay Stay Naked concealer retails for £20 for 10.2g.

Winner: The Urban Decay Stay Naked is cheaper per mL of product.

Urban Decay Naked Skin 1 vs Tarte Shape Tape 1 vs Urban Decay Stay Naked 4

 

Urban Decay concealers vs Tarte Shape Tape

 

Ingredients

The Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer contains 30 ingredients of which 20 will offer you some benefit, 2 potential negatives and 3 irritants.

The Tarte Shape tape contains 39 ingredients of which 23 will offer you some benefit, 5 potential negatives and 12 irritants.

The Urban Decay Stay Naked concealer contains 34 ingredients of which 23 will offer you some benefit, 4 potential negatives and 3 irritants.

What is the difference between the Urban Decay Naked Skin and Stay Naked?

Interestingly, the Urban Decay Naked Skin and Stay Naked are very similar products ingredient-wise by an approximate 96% match. This means that Urban Decay is either planning on stopping the Naked Skin line or selling two very similar products. Bear in mind though that this estimate is by ingredients contained, we don’t know the quantity of each and it might be that the two concealers have similar ingredients but in different quantities. However, that still is a little too close to home in my opinon. I personally believe that brands should either imrpove certain formulations and remove the old ones from the market or sell different products under different lines.

Winner: It’s really difficult to choose as all three concealers contain nice ingredients. Overall, taking both positives and negatives into consideration I would give the edge to the ingredients in the Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer.

 

Ingredient positives for the Naked Skin concealer:

  1. Cyclopentasiloxane based formulation – Temporarily fills in wrinkles or crease lines to give a more “plump” look. It enhances fluidity, making the formulation more silky spreadable and it can also “lock in” water by forming a “protective barrier” on the skin (=humectant).
  2. Butylene Glycol – A humectant that can preserve water and a skin conditioner.
  3. Silica – Anti-caking and can improve the product’s spread ability. Silica is safe and only becomes a health hazard when in its free powder form.
  4. Cyclohexasiloxane – A skin conditioner that gives the product fluidity and spreadability.
  5. Glycerin – Found naturally in the skin so can be seen as a skin replenishing ingredient. A skin conditioner that helps improve and smooth the appearance of skin. A good moisturiser that is almost always present in moisturising products.
  6. Litchi Chinensis Pericarp Extract – A skin conditioning agent and anti-oxidant. It is said to inhibit the degradation of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, giving it anti-ageing properties. Some reported that it can enhance the skin’s complexion.
  7. Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone– Skin conditioner.
  8. Dimethicone – A skin conditioner, humectant and can even temporarily fill in wrinkles and lines. Can also soothe the skin and reduce redness.
  9. Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract – A skin conditioner, powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. May protect against free radicals, prevent sun damage and preserve the natural moisture barrier of the skin.
  10. Caprylyl Glycol – A skin conditioner and anti-microbial agent. Also a good moisturiser.
  11. Trimethylsiloxysilicate – A mild adhesive that makes things stick to the skin. A humectant that can enhance the product’s spreadability and give some shine to the skin.
  12. Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate – A hero compound, stable form of vitamin C that can stimulate production of moisturising compounds in the skin. A good anti-oxidant molecule that can increase collagen production, keeping the skin healthy and younger looking, reduce melanin production, giving a brighter skin appearance and can even repair the effects of UV-exposure.
  13. Tocopheryl Acetate – A hero compound, more stable form of vitamin E. A good anti-oxidant and conditioning agent that can also moisturise and help with inflammation. Check out Vitamins C & E – Do they work in skin care?
  14. Sodium Lactate – Skin conditioner and humectant.
  15. Polysorbate 20 – Can lubricate and sooth the skin.
  16. Sodium Hyaluronate – A hero compound, known as the “fountain of youth”molecule. Plays a major role in anti-ageing processes and is found in embryos in high concentrations. Can hold onto water 1000 times of its weight meaning that it is an amazing moisturiser by locking moisture in. Helps wounds and burns heal and it’s linked to increased collagen generation Also used as a temporary cosmetic filler.
  17. Hexyl Laurate – Skin conditioner.
  18. Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate – Skin conditioner.
  19. Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 – A hero peptide that is used in skin care due to its ability to suppress the production of interleukins (up to 40%), the compounds that trigger an inflammatory response. It is thought to increase the skin’s production of hyaluronic acid and stimulate the synthesis of collagen, all leading to anti-ageing properties and functions. It can reduce the appearance of uneven skin tones, reduce skin roughness, fine lines, thin skin and wrinkles.
  20. Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 – A peptide that can act as a skin conditioner and repairer. It can stimulates collagen and gylcosaminoglycans synthesis leading to decreased wrinkle length and depth, and skin roughness.

 

Ingredient positives for the Tarte Shape Tape concealer:

  1. Water based formulation.
  2. Cyclopentasiloxane – Temporarily fills in wrinkles or crease lines to give a more “plump” look. It enhances fluidity, making the formulation more silky spreadable and it can also “lock in” water by forming a “protective barrier” on the skin.
  3. Cyclohexasiloxane – A skin conditioner that gives the product fluidity and spreadability.
  4. Methyl methacrylate crosspolymer – A film former that can also absorb excess oils.
  5. Butylene Glycol – A humectant that can preserve water and a skin conditioner.
  6. Trimethylsiloxysilicate – A mild adhesive that makes things stick to the skin. A humectant that can enhance the product’s spreadability and give some shine to the skin.
  7. PEG-10 dimethicone – Skin conditioner.
  8. Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone: Polymer – A skin conditioner that gives a smooth and soft look and eliminates tackiness.
  9. 1,2-hexanediol – A preservative and moisture biding agent.
  10. Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter – A skin conditioner that helps retain moisture by forming a barrier and reduces the appearance of rough patches and dry flakes. Anti-flammatory, soothes itchy, irritated or sunburnt skin. Absorbs UVB, anti-oxidant, emollient, skin replenishing. A hero compound however, it is listed under some fragrance compounds so I suspect there is only a small amount of this in this formulation.
  11. Convallaria Majalis Bulb/Root Extract – Skin conditioner.
  12. Ethyhexylglycerin – A skin conditioner that is used in ointments to treat eczema.
  13. Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract – Skin conditioner, anti-oxidant, humectant, helps control oil production and can calm and soothe acne-prone skin. Some claim it can also whiten and moisturise.
  14. Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil – This oil is rich in vitamin E but can also contain Vitamin A and C. It can protect the skin from sun-damage (but it is not as good as a sunscreen) while leaving it soft. Because of the mixture of compounds and vitamins, it is a good anti-ageing agent and it can even help boost the production of new cells because of its oleic and linoleic acid content. It is also good for people with acne, eczema or general skin redness.
  15. Leontopodium Alpinum Flower/Leaf Extract – Skin conditioner.
  16. Lilium Candidum Flower Extract – Skin conditioner and astrigent. Some claim it can heal damaged and irritated skin.
  17. Magnolia Liliflora Flower Extract – Skin conditioner.
  18. Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter – Skin conditioner and soother. Can replenish skin’s fatty acids.
  19. Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil – A skin replenishing, emollient and anti-oxidant.
  20. Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract – Skin conditioner and anti-oxidant.
  21. Tocopherol – Refers to a class of molecules similar to vitamin E. Strong anti-oxidant and conditioner. Check out Vitamins C & E – Do they work in skin care?
  22. Triethyl Citrate – Anti-oxidant and fragrance.
  23. Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract – Skin conditioner.

 

Ingredient positives for the Urban Decay Stay Naked concealer:

  1. Water based formulation.
  2. Cyclopentasiloxane – Temporarily fills in wrinkles or crease lines to give a more “plump” look. It enhances fluidity, making the formulation more silky spreadable and it can also “lock in” water by forming a “protective barrier” on the skin.
  3. Butylene Glycol – A humectant that can preserve water and a skin conditioner.
  4. Silica – Anti-caking and can improve the product’s spread ability. Silica is safe and only becomes a health hazard when in its free powder form.
  5. Cyclohexasiloxane – A skin conditioner that gives the product fluidity and spreadability.
  6. Glycerin – Found naturally in the skin so can be seen as a skin replenishing ingredient. A skin conditioner that helps improve and smooth the appearance of skin. A good moisturiser that is almost always present in moisturising products.
  7. Isononyl Isononanoate – A skin conditioner that leaves a silky feeling on the skin.
  8. Dimethicone – Creates a barrier and can therefore protect the skin. Also acts as a skin and hair conditioner. When used on the skin it leaves a silky feeling and can even fill in lines temporarily.
  9. Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract– Also known as Green Tea Extract. This ingredient has multiple benefits including: anti-oxidant, fragrance, skin conditioner, UV light absorber, anti-microbial, astringent, skin protecting, tonic and possibly helping the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin.
  10. Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone– Skin conditioner.
  11. Trimethylsiloxysilicate – A mild adhesive that makes things stick to the skin. A humectant that can enhance the product’s spreadability and give some shine to the skin.
  12. Caprylyl Glycol – A skin conditioner and anti-microbial agent. Also a good moisturiser.
  13. Tocopheryl Acetate – A hero compound, more stable form of vitamin E. A good anti-oxidant and conditioning agent that can also moisturise and help with inflammation. Check out Vitamins C & E – Do they work in skin care?
  14. Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate – A hero compound, stable form of vitamin C that can stimulate production of moisturising compounds in the skin. A good anti-oxidant molecule that can increase collagen production, keeping the skin healthy and younger looking, reduce melanin production, giving a brighter skin appearance and can even repair the effects of UV-exposure.
  15. Alumina – Anti-caking agent that can also absorb oils.
  16. Sodium Lactate – Skin conditioner and humectant.
  17. Litchi Chinensis Pericarp Extract – A skin conditioning agent and anti-oxidant. It is said to inhibit the degradation of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, giving it anti-ageing properties. Some reported that it can enhance the skin’s complexion.
  18. Polysorbate 20 – Can lubricate and sooth the skin.
  19. Biosaccharide Gum – A moisturiser, skin conditioner and soother that gives a soft and smooth feeling.
  20. Sodium Hyaluronate – A hero compound, known as the “fountain of youth”molecule. Plays a major role in anti-ageing processes and is found in embryos in high concentrations. Can hold onto water 1000 times of its weight meaning that it is an amazing moisturiser by locking moisture in. Helps wounds and burns heal and it’s linked to increased collagen generation Also used as a temporary cosmetic filler.
  21. Tocopherol – Refers to a class of molecules similar to vitamin E. Strong anti-oxidant and conditioner. Check out Vitamins C & E – Do they work in skin care?
  22. Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 – A peptide that can act as a skin conditioner and repairer. It can stimulates collagen and gylcosaminoglycans synthesis leading to decreased wrinkle length and depth, and skin roughness.
  23. Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 – A hero peptide that is used in skin care due to its ability to suppress the production of interleukins (up to 40%), the compounds that trigger an inflammatory response. It is thought to increase the skin’s production of hyaluronic acid and stimulate the synthesis of collagen, all leading to anti-ageing properties and functions. It can reduce the appearance of uneven skin tones, reduce skin roughness, fine lines, thin skin and wrinkles.

 

 

Ingredient negatives for the Naked Skin concealer:

  1. Cyclohexasiloxane – Can harm aquatic life.
  2. Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 – Some might experience skin discoloration.

 

Ingredient negatives for the Tarte Shape Tape concealer:

  1. Aluminium hydroxide – Although safe at low concentrations, some studies show that topical application of aluminium compounds can lead to Aluminium accumulation in the body over time, which is a toxic non-essential metal.
  2. Amyl cinnamal – A fragrance and known irritant. This compound is used in some allergy tests to detect sensitisation to fragrances.
  3. Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil – Some might experience skin discoloration/yellowing.
  4. Parfum/Fragrance – This is a general term that refers to thousands of ingredients meaning that we don’t know everything that is in this product. I would prefer if this term was not used and companies listed them out.
  5. TBHQ – Can cause allergies but there are also multiple other concerns listed around this compound, including cancer. There is no solid proof for any of these concerns though.

 

Ingredient negatives for the Urban Decay Stay Naked concealer:

  1. Cyclohexasiloxane – Can harm aquatic life.
  2. Alumina– Although it is approved by the FDA and BDIH, the metal itself can bioaccumulate and it is a neurotoxin. However, it is believed that it does not penetrate the skin.
  3. Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate – Potentially persistent and bioaccumulative in wildlife.
  4. Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 – Some might experience skin discoloration.

 

 

Ingredients that can cause irritation to some:

This is actually really case specific, as different people have different sensitivities and allergies. Just because a compound has been reported by some to cause sensitivity, it doesn’t mean you will have an issue. “Sensitizer” compounds being present is not a negative in my opinion, as this is the case with pretty much everything out there and funnily enough I’ve seen products that are targeted specifically for sensitive skin, containing some compounds that have been reported by some, or are known to be, sensitizers.

If you have sensitive skin or you are prone to skin sensitisation and unwanted reactions, try a little bit of this at the back of your hand first and consult a medical doctor if you are concerned.

Check out: What is sensitive skin? What are the causes and what can we do?

The following compounds present in the Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer have either been proven or claimed by some to be sensitizers, irritants, allergens etc: Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate.

The following compounds present in the Tarte Shape Tape concealer have either been proven or claimed by some to be sensitizers, irritants, allergens etc: Butylene Glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, Amyl Cinnamal, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Geraniol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Linalool, Phenoxyethanol, TBHQ.

The following compounds present in the Urban Decay Stay Naked concealer have either been proven or claimed by some to be sensitizers, irritants, allergens etc: Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate.

 

Full list of ingredients for the Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer:

Cyclopentasiloxane, Aqua / Water, Butylene Glycol, Silica, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Phenoxyethanol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Propylene Carbonate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Carbomer, Sodium Lactate, Litchi Chinensis Pericarp Extract, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Hexyl Laurate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate.

 

Full list of ingredients for the Tarte Shape Tape concealer:

Water/Aqua/Eau, cyclopentasiloxane, cyclohexasiloxane, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, butylene glycol, PEG-10 dimethicone, trimethylsiloxysilicate, sodium chloride, cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, 1,2-hexanediol, aluminum hydroxide, amyl cinnamal, benzyl salicylate, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, convallaria majalis bulb/root extract, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, disodium EDTA, disteardimonium hectorite, ethylhexylglycerin, geraniol, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, hexyl cinnamal, hydroxycitronellal, leontopodium alpinum flower/leaf extract, lilium candidum flower extract, limonene, linalool, magnolia liliflora flower extract, mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, paeonia lactiflora root extract, parfum/fragrance, phenoxyethanol, TBHQ, tocopherol, triethoxycaprylylsilane, triethyl citrate, ulmus davidiana root extract. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

 

Full list of ingredients for the Urban Decay Stay Naked concealer:

Aqua / Water / Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Silica, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glycerin, Isononyl Isononanoate, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Sodium Chloride, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Phenoxyethanol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Alumina, Carbomer, Sodium Lactate, Litchi Chinensis Pericarp Extract, Polysorbate 20, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopherol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate. [+/- (May contain/Peut contenir): CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride].

 

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Verdict

The Urban Decay Stay Naked concealer is a good option but it’s too similar to the Urban Decay Naked Skin one, by about 96%. It seems that Urban Decay is either trying to improve their previous formulation, or sell two very similar products separately.

Overall, all three concealers are great options and which one you like best might come down to a choice as simple as, which one you can access easier or find the best shade for you. I still use all three of them but I still slightly prefer the Tarte Shape Tape.

 

I am not affiliated with any company or brand. These are my views and experiences.
Beauty is a very personal thing, we all have different skin, requirements and biological build which can influence things. What worked for me might not work for you and vice versa. Have you ever tried these products? Did they work for you? Let me know your experiences below!

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2 responses to Three Way Battle of Concealers – Urban Decay Naked Skin vs Stay Naked vs Tarte Shape Tape. Which one is best?

  1. Amazing post! It’s hard to get tarte here in the UK I think, so I still haven’t got to try the shape tape unfortunately Cos I really want too. However the urban decay naked skin sounds really good!! I may have to pick that up as I am struggling to find a ride or die concealer x

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    • I know the pain. I am in the UK and get the Shape Tape from the Tarte website but obviously it’s not ideal if you don’t know your shade. Thanks for reading x

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