Urban-Decay-Stay-Naked Hydromaniac Tinted Glow Hydrator Review

Urban Decay Stay Naked Hydromaniac Tinted Glow Hydrator Review

If you love coverage that’s good for your skin, you’re in the right place! The Urban Decay Hydromaniac Tinted Glow Hydrator, also known as a tinted moisturizer, gives you beautiful coverage with the added benefit of skincare ingredients that moisturize your face throughout the day.

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know I love coverage that’s good for you. Some of my favorite skincare foundations and tinted moisturizers are the Armani Neo Nude and the Kosas Revealer Foundation. Continue reading this review to find out how the Urban Decay Tinted Hydrator compares and if it’s worth investing in.

Urban Decay Hydromaniac Tinted Glow Hydrator

Urban Decay Hydromaniac Tinted Glow Hydrator

The benefits of the Urban Decay Stay Naked Hydromaniac Tinted Glow Hydrator are that it gives medium, long-wearing coverage that lasts up to 24 hours, along with 24 hours of hydration. The formula is buildable giving your face a flawless base. It has a lovely glowy radiant finish.

In addition, the tinted glow helps to blur imperfections and minimise pores. As someone who has large open pores, a foundation that covers them is really important. Urban Decay claims their One & Done Blur On The Run minimizes pores, but I didn’t find that quite so true. I was very curious to see if the Tinted Glow Hydrator does live up to that claim.

One of my favourite features of this tinted glow is that it’s so comfortable to wear. With it being extremely lightweight and natural-looking, you barely notice you’re wearing anything and neither will those around you.

My Honest Review of the Hydromaniac Tinted Moisturizer

As I said, I love a good tinted moisturizer, but I’m also very critical of them, they have to have good coverage and keep my skin hydrated throughout the day. My skin used to be oily, but since around the age of 30, it’s started to dry out and these hybrid foundations-moisturizers have literally saved me! A hydrating base product is an absolute must for my skin, however, I also need my pores to be blurred and I like a natural-looking finish.

From the word go, I’ve really enjoyed using the Tinted Glow Hydrator. The texture is somewhere in between a foundation and tinted moisturizer. My go-to tinted moisturizer is the Armani Neo Nude which has a much thinner texture and is what you would expect from a moisturizer. The Hydromaniac Tinted Glow is slightly thicker with fuller coverage and lasts longer. However, compared to the Kosas Foundation, it’s thinner in texture and more hydrating.

My Honest Review of the Hydromaniac Tinted Moisturizer

The Hydromaniac Tinted Glow Hydrator applies smoothly and evenly, one of my favourite features is how it does indeed blur my open pores and imprefections. The hydrator gives a flawless base and lasts all day. The finish is glowy, but I always add some setting powder which mattifies it a bit.

It’s done wonders for my dryish skin that still tends to break out. It doesn’t dry out the areas around my nose and mouth, which is really impressive! Made from moisturizing ingredients, it keeps my skin hydrated throughout the day, without the oily areas looking shiny either!

Urban Decay has marketed the tinted glow to all skin types including oily skin. My vibe is that it’s more geared towards people with normal, dry, and dehydrated skin because of its moisturising and glowing features. Those with oily skin are usually not looking for glow in their products.

Hydromaniac Tinted Glow Shades

The Tinted Glow Hydrator comes in 12 shades, ranging from very fair neutrals to deep warms. It doesn’t come in any cool tones, only warm and neutral. That being said, I’m on the cool-toned side and this hydrator works perfectly for me.

Due to its natural coverage and thin texture, it’s not the biggest deal if it’s not precisely your shade. Simply blend well and it will look one with your skin! If you still have trouble finding the right foundation shade for your skin check out these foundations which have the most inclusive shade ranges!

Urban Decay recommends applying this foundation with your fingers for the best results which, to be honest, is what I usually do anyway!

Hydromaniac Tinted Glow Hydrator Swatches

Hydromaniac Tinted Glow Hydrator Swatches

I have the second lightest shade called-20 fair with neutral undertones. As you can see from the swatch, it’s highly pigmented. It has a creamy texture which blends beautifully on the skin. The image on the right is once I blended it in, it’s hard to see on the image but it literally melts into the skin giving it a blurring effect.

Pros and Cons of the UD Tinted Moisturizer


  • Hydrating
  • Longlasting
  • Medium coverage
  • Blurs pores
  • Natural-finish
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Cruelty-free


  • Pricey

Urban Decay Stay Naked Hydrator Packaging

The packaging looks like a whole new aesthetic that separates itself from Urban Decay’s recent launches. It has blue and gold packaging which looks a lot like the beach with the sea coming in. Since I bought it, they have updated the packaging, but it’s not all that different.

Urban Decay Stay Naked Hydrator Packaging

Is the Stay Naked Hydromaniac Hydrator Worth it?

Tinted moisturisers and foundations are slowly becoming a staple in the makeup world. They’re easy to use, easy to wear and let’s face it, they look amazing! In a nutshell, the Hydromaniac Tinted Glow Hydrator is worth every penny! It’s natural-looking, lightweight, easy to apply, buildable, moisturises your skin throughout the day and on top of all of that, it’s long-wearing!

I’ve been loving it and highly recommend it to anyone who wants hydration with coverage together. After using the Tinted Glow Hydrator, follow on with the Hydromaniac Dewy Liquid Blush.

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My Thoughts

The Urban Decay Stay Naked Hydromaniac Tinted Glow Hydrator is an exciting release and one of my favorite Urban Decay products! It looks natural, feels natural, yet at the same time gives a solid medium, long-lasting coverage!

While the Armani Neo Nude has a more natural finish and lightweight finish, it doesn’t last as long and doesn’t give a medium coverage. I find I use different base products for different occasions, depending on how long and well I need my makeup to last!

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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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