Urban Decay Stay Naked Collection Review

Urban Decay Stay Naked Collection Review

When Urban Decay announces a release, you know it’s something big. The latest release is a twist on their classic Naked series, and if you’re a fan of the Naked Collection, then you will love the new Stay Naked Collection!

It is an expansion of the Naked Collection, it’s a whole new range of foundations and concealers that will set your pulses racing.

They have also just added a new tinted foundation- kind of a hybrid between a foundation and a tinted moisturiser. Check out my review on the Hydromaniac Tinted Glow Hydrator.

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What is the Stay Naked Foundation?

stay naked foundation swatches
Image: Urban Decay

If you want a fabulous foundation then meet the Stay Naked Foundation. It comes in 50 shades of which there are 3 different tones, warm, cool and neutral.

When I first heard about the release I was a bit sceptical, Urban Decay already has 2 foundations, the All Nighter and the Naked Skin, I did wonder, how is this one going to be different from the others?!

After the first use, I was already sold. The Urban Decay Stay Naked foundation is the perfect union of the All Nighter and Naked Skin foundations. All Nighter is a full-coverage, thick foundation and Naked Skin is more of a BB cream.

Stay Naked is long-lasting and has full coverage like the All Nighter but it is weightless and skinlike like the Naked Skin. It has the perfect balance of the two foundations.

I could sing its praises all day long, however, for the sake of the blog I’ll keep it short;) The Stay Naked foundation is the ideal balanced foundation and the main reason I love it is that when you wear it you don’t feel like you’re wearing anything. Nothing at all.

It doesn’t leave any greasy or goopy feel to it and it stays matte throughout the day.

Stay Naked Foundation

When applying it, it has a lovely silky feel to it. It doesn’t clog pores and nor does it show any lines or wrinkles. My skin usually can get a little flakey from foundations but, I had no problems with the Stay Naked.

It is also extremely long-wearing, Urban Decay claim on its website that it lasts for up to 24 hours. Honestly, I don’t know if it’s true because I didn’t try it out for 24 hours. However, by the end of the day, that’s after 10 hours it did look like it needed a touching-up. Impressive, nevertheless.

It applies and blends really smoothly and nicely. It is light-medium coverage but if you want full coverage it is pretty buildable too.

The foundation comes in a really classy plastic bottle with a pump. I really like the packaging, it’s simple yet effective. Stay Naked foundation is waterproof and vegan.

What is the Stay Naked Concealer?

Stay Naked Concealer

The Stay Naked concealer is available in 25 different shades which include different undertones, and different intensities. I find with concealer it’s a lot easier to choose a colour because how wrong can it be? Concealer doesn’t have to match your skin tone to a T. All it has to do is blend in.

The concealer has a really lovely consistency. It isn’t too runny, yet neither is it too thick. And it isn’t too chalky, yet nor is it greasy. It blends beautifully, it literally melts into the skin and you can’t see a thing. There is no cakiness at all, it has the most perfect natural look.

Stay Naked Concealer can be used to cover bags under your eyes and any other blemishes or pigmentation that you want to be covered. For under your eyes, I recommend buying a shade that is a shade or two lighter than your foundation colour. You can also do the same to highlight an area and contour. It makes the area really stand out and in my opinion, it looks amazing!

The concealer has a demi-matte finish which is a matte finish that is not 100% matte. It has a toned-down dewiness to it.

It is lovely in a concealer because often matte concealers settle into the lines which I think makes people look old. With the Stay Naked Concealer, I didn’t have that problem.

The concealer lasts remarkably well throughout the day. As with all my makeup, I always use a setting powder. However, even with a setting powder, the product has to be solid stuff for it to last the whole day. The Stay Naked Concealer is vegan.

Colour Corrector

Stay Naked Colour Corrector

I love colour correctors, and what I love even more is that Urban Decay released it in line with the other Stay Naked products. I have a thing for when products are made to work together, as is the case here.

The colour corrector comes in 2 colours, dark red and pure white. Dark red is for darker skin and white is for fair skin.

You can use the colour corrector in any area that is slightly discoloured (even if only you can see it!). The common problem areas are under the eyes and around the nose and mouth. It can also be used when you have some pigmentation or spots. The colour corrector will even out the skin tone and you won’t see a thing.

Is the Stay Naked Collection For You?

Urban Decay really hit the nail on the head with the Stay Naked Collection, it actually features in my review of the best of Urban Decay! The foundation has the perfect balance of long-wearing, weightless feel and flawless appearance and so does the concealer.

With the huge choice of colours, you can be sure you will find one for your skin colour and tone. If you want perfection in a bottle, you can’t get much closer than with this collection.

Urban Decay Stay Naked Collection can be bought from Urban Decay

Hollie xx


About Hollie

Hi, I’m Hollie, and I’m passionate about everything beauty. Over the last decade and a half, I’ve tested thousands of products to bring you the best of the best! I also love bringing you fun and creative beauty looks. Learn more.

Beauty profile – 35, dry, aging skin, focused on aging well with a healthy glow and natural makeup look ✨

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  1. This looks like my kind of foundation. I hate wearing heavy plastered on makeup, but still, want the flawless finish and great looking skin. To me, there is nothing worse than a foundation that has been overdone with that flaky thick look to it. I would rather go without.

    The color corrector also looks like a great product to hide those late-night circles under the eyes. Thanks for this great review, and I am definitely going to try this range next.

    1. This collection has the perfect balance, you will love it!

      Thanks for stopping by:)

  2. Carol5162 says:

    One thing I know is that when Urban Decay releases, it releases big! I love that their Naked Foundation comes it all types of shades. Every skin type is catered for.

    I also get flaky skins for other types of foundation. I just got the Naked Foundation as a gift, have not even tried using it but after this review, I feel confident to try it. 

    Oh, I love their packaging too!

    Thank you for giving us this review.

    1. Wow, that’s a nice gift! I hope you love it as much as I do:)

  3. Hello Hollie,

    This is a great review, thank you.

    I have rarely found a concealer or foundation make up that I am entirely happy with, but these Urban Decay products look like they are better than others that I have tried. I love the whole colour/tone range. Every skin tone and type is catered for. I will surely find one to suit my skin. I do much prefer the products that are light on my skin and are not greasy.

    I don’t usually wear much in the way of cosmetics, only on occasion at weekends as my work does not really fit in with full make up every day.

    I will certainly try Urban Decay based on your review here.

    Thank you


    1. If you prefer light products then you will love this Stay Naked range:)

  4. What I like most with liquid foundation is the weightless feeling because my type of skin is combination to oily. In 3 hours, i can feel that oil is starting to build up around my T zone area. Thus the reason why lightweight is what I look for when purchasing a good base foundation. Coverage is important as well because I tend to have dark acne marks and syrangoma on my chin. It’s only workable with a good coverage.

    Doing my makeup without concealer doesn’t feel right at all. I use it to brighten up my dark circles, bridge of the nose and chin. It just makes your face brighter and younger so I choose a light cream consistency that perfectly hides blemishes but also light on the face. 

    Urban Decay’s Stay Naked series is a jackpot. Seeing that it has a wide array of colors both for foundation amd concealer will satisfy a lot of customers. This company has proven that their products are always made with high quality ingredients and great process. Finally, another line was created to satisfy different needs of make up enthusiasts out there.

    1. It is indeed a jackpot! Thanks for stopping by:)

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