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This is a new skin base product I just had to write about straight away because it’s the perfect glow getter and skin perfector for my type of skin. Here’s the low down on the Urban Decay Stay Naked Hydromaniac Tinted Glow Hydrator. I have photos, swatches and before and after photos for you.
I was really excited to try this because I read it contains kombucha and I am obsessed with fermented skincare at the moment. This is a hybrid product that’s all about boosting hydration, and I am always here for that! It’s actually called a tinted glow hydrator – and that basically just swept me in!!
What is Urban Decay Stay Naked Hydromaniac?
- Longwear, tinted glow foundation
- Formula is infused with kombucha filtrate and marula oil
- Offers up to 24-hour hydration, coverage, and fresh glow
- Available in 12 flexible shades designed to suit a range of skin tones
- Sheer, glowy finish with buildable, medium coverage
- Promises to even out skin tone texture and to reduce the appearance of pores and blemishes
- Designed to be applied with fingers
Urban Decay Hydromaniac Shades & Swatches
So 12 shades really doesn’t seem like a lot these days, however, these have been designed to flex to match a range of different skin tones. I have three of the shades to show.
- 10 – Ultra-Fair Neutral
- 20 – Fair Neutral
- 30 – Light Neutral
- 40 – Light-Medium Neutral
- 41 – Light-Medium Neutral
- 50 – Medium Warm
- 51 – Medium Neutral
- 60 – Medium-Dark Warm
- 70 – Dark Warm
- 80 – Deep Warm
- 81 – Deep Warm Neutral
- 90 – Ultra-Deep Warm
The shades I have are 30 Light, 40 Light Medium Neutral and 41 Light-Medium Neutral:
From the swatches, I decided that 30 Light in Hydromaniac was the one for me. I liked the texture straight away.
Before & After Photos of Hydromaniac
Review of Urban Decay Stay Naked Hydromaniac Tinted Glow Hydrator
I really enjoyed applying this new dewy foundation. It has an elastic quality about it. As I put it on with my fingers, it feels like it is stretching over the skin in a very pleasant way. Immediately, it gives skin a lovely juicy, dewy finish – just how I like it! I find the more you apply, the easier it glides over the skin.
It feels balmy, and I really like how much coverage it offers up. I think it covers really well, and it layers beautifully to build the coverage. You can still see skin, but it softly evens out the skin tone and gives skin a juicy appearance.
You can go really light for a sheer, soft coverage that subtly perfects the skin, or you can layer up to increase the coverage. I tailored the layers to where I wanted more coverage and focused the product in the centre of my face and on the T-zone, blending outwards.
I also used Hydromaniac to conceal under my eyes and tapped a small amount on in an extra layer under the eye area and on the lids. As it is very hydrating, I found this worked really well for me. I love a dewy finish under the eyes.
Do you need to set it?
As I often do when I am testing foundation, I skipped powder (you probably know I am not really a powder girl). This is risky for a dewy foundation and combination skin.
Both times I have tried this base, I didn’t set it, and although I was pretty glowy by the end of the night, I wasn’t mad at at. My skin looked lovely and dewy and I asked my partner if he thought it was too shiny, and he said it looked good. I have worn it on two zooms now with just a bit of bronzer (no powder) and had compliments on how healthy I looked both times.
I have to say, my skin is a lot drier than it used to be, so I think you will want to powder any oily areas if you don’t want to shine too much. Also, go lighter if you are worried about which shade to choose, it does get a little darker as you wear it. I don’t mind this as it’s light and juicy and I like to bronze anyway.
What Skin Type is Hydromanic Good For?
If you have a lot to cover, oily skin, and a fairly textured surface or very enlarged pores, you may not like this. I have mature skin that is fairly smooth in texture and I absolutely love this. I think it does a great job on redness and hyperpigmentation.
Basically, avoid if you are oily and prefer a matte finish, and give it a go if you are a dry and mature skin type, and want to glow.
Where to buy it
If glow is your thing, check out the new wider shade range of Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter.
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