It’s been awhile since I’ve tried anything new from Urban Decay, but when I heard it had launched a new foundation I just had to venture to its counter in Debenhams, Sunderland. Now, I loved its Naked Skin foundation, but since I’m a ‘more the merrier’ kind-of-girl I just had to get my hands on the All Nighter; a all-new fuller coverage foundation.
If I ever visit a counter I always tend to get a sample to take home and try myself, however, the lady on the counter offered to do my full face, and I sure as hell wasn’t going to say no to that! Half an hour later and not only do I leave with the foundation, but I also leave with a bronzer and a lipstick. What can I say, no one was there to reign me in.
The All Nighter foundation is set to provide a full coverage with a modern matte finish that never looks over or under done. Long-lasting with a flawless complexion, Urban Decay boast that this foundation can stand the longest of nights and is still comfortable enough to wear all day, everyday.
Other than the fact that I’m already a fan of Urban Decay, it was also the packaging that drew me to this product. I’m a sucker for good packaging and, oh boy, have Urban Decay nailed it. From the metallic gunmetal effect with asymmetric cutouts to the airless pump, it’s a product that’s definitely easy on the eyes.
During my first application I realised a little goes a long way, in fact, I needed about one and a half pumps (sometimes not even that) to cover my full face. Unlike my other foundations I found that this blended flawlessly using a sponge. I did try using my fingers, as well as a brush, but I just didn’t get the seamless coverage as I did when using a sponge. I’m not sure if this is down to the All Nighter being a gel-based foundation, as it’s slightly thicker than a liquid.
I also noticed that I didn’t need to keep applying layers and layers to build up the coverage. With one full application I had all the coverage I needed. Plus the access I had on my hand! The only thing that disappointed me a little was the colour.
When I applied it at home, I noticed that the foundation was slightly too dark for me. This was a little annoying because I was suppose to have been colour matched, but I guess the lighting in shops just can’t be trusted. I’m still using the shade, which is 1.5 even though it’s the wrong colour, and next time I think I’ll try 1 or 0.5.
I’ve been wearing the All Nighter both during the day and on evenings, from just a casual day at the office to a full-on party session in town and there has been one huge difference that I’ve noticed since using this.
I have an oily t-zone and I can usually go half a day before my forehead needs some serious powder. However, since using the All Nighter my t-zone hasn’t become shiny once, which is one less thing to stress about. Due to the waterproof, paraben-free formula the foundation mattifies and absorbs oil leaving me with a matte, flawless complexion.
I bought the bronzer because one, have you seen the packaging?! And two, I’m sick to death of buying contour palettes to find I only ever use one shade. I really love this bronzer; it’s subtle, matte and complements my skin tone perfectly. Now, another reason I bought the bronzer was because if you bought two items you got a free lipstick, and I mean, who can pass up an opportunity like that? This is why I left with the lipstick, which is Urban Decay’s most popular lippy in the shade Comeback and it’s a gorgeous mauvy pink colour.
Have you tried this foundation before? Have you tried the Urban Decay Naked Skin? What foundation are you wearing at the moment? Is there a foundation you’re dying to try?
Sarah Jayne x