Review | Urban Decay Surreal Skin Liquid Foundation and 24/7 Concealer

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I'm having a very "Urban Decay" kind of week this week as I finally get round to testing out some of the products I've had on my wish list for months now, and starting off with the brand's Surreal Skin Liquid Foundation and 24/7 Concealer.

First of all, the Sureal Skin Liquid Foundation, which comes in Urban Decay's trademark purple bottle, and is a thick, creamy consistency which is said to give "medium" coverage, but which I find fairly thick (this is a good thing – it doesn't look thick when it's on, but it will cover any imperfections!). I've been using 'Illusion', which is the lightest colour available, and perfect for my pale skin. So far, I'm impressed: although thick, it goes on easily and the coverage is excellent – so much so that I haven't needed to use quite as much concealer as I usually do!

Once on, the foundation gives a dewy finish, but it's not particularly shiny or greasy looking. The only thing I'm not so keen on is the smell, which isn't great, but which doesn't linger once it's on, thankfully!

As for the24/7 Concealer – I wrote about this back in July and said I thought it would give a more precise application than most other forms of concealer and, well, I was right! I love this: the fact that it comes in a pencil makes you think it's going to be dry and hard to use but actually the opposite is true – it's super-creamy and glides on smoothly. I'd been mostly interested in this for covering spots and other small flaws, and yes, it's great for that, but I've also been using it under my eyes and have been really impressed with it. I have bad shadows under my eyes and normally have to use a concealer with YSL's Touche Eclat over the top, but 24/7 is enough on its own, and is actually one of the best concealers I've used, so definitely one I'll be buying again.

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