Gosh, long time no blog! Things have really been getting in the way of blogging lately, life, illness, half term holidays, migraines… the works, but I had to get myself together because I’ve got some amazing products to get reviewed and today I’m starting with the Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray!
I have some issues with some foundations that I find tend to slide off my face, its confusing when you think I don’t have oily skin, in fact my skin is really quite dry, but there we have it, some foundations just seem to slide away over the course of the day. Otherwise, with some of my foundations (yes I usually have several on the go, at the moment it’s five!), they last pretty well, but not into the evening. Not a huge issue for a homebody like me, but still, I do prefer to have my make up looking nice when I go out, rather than as though it’s slid off my nose and chin! I’m also of an age where products tend to slide into my fine lines and creases so I was keen to see if this worked to help avoid that as well. Other sprays I’ve tried in the past have left me feeling like I’ve hair sprayed my face, or worse, broken me out, so that’s another thing I was looking out for.
Urban Decay’s All Nighter is a Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray designed to give your makeup staying power for up to 16 hours. It’s suitable for all skin types, free from oil and parabens, but even more impressive is the claim that it will lower the temperature of your makeup to keep it in place, even if you are hot.
The bottle it’s self is a pump spray and seems to deliver just the right amount of product. I apply several pumps all over my face when I’ve finished applying my make up and I can confirm it doesn’t feel sticky or tight, nor does it leave any marks in my foundation or powder.
In terms of longevity, I’ve noticed this extends the wear time of all of my make up quite considerably. A foundation like the Urban Decay All Nighter Full Coverage Longwear Liquid Foundation, lasted a really long time on me anyway, but for those that aren’t intended to be long wear, or didn’t last well on my skin, this is fantastic. It’s not just foundation though, this makes ALL of my make up last, from my base, through to my blusher and eyeshadow, even my brows. I couldn’t be happier. The other thing which I’m not sure is cited as a benefit but I seem to have noticed, is that it seems to finish my make up off, so sometimes when I apply my makeup, it can take half an hour or so before it settles and looks more natural, this seems to do that job immediately, locking everything in place. I can also happily confirm that it doesn’t cause me any blemishes either.
I don’t wear this every day, just when I’ve put an extra effort into my face, or if I’m out and about, but when I do use this, I’ve now dispensed with powder altogether. I’ve never really liked using powder anyway, but with this, I just don’t need it.
I can’t recommend Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray enough, it’s perfect for special occasions, but also ideal if you struggle to keep your makeup on throughout the day. If you are someone who finds their foundation disappears by lunchtime, this is definitely the product for you.
The final thing I wanted to mention is that this is a 30ml Bottle which is £10 and I think is going to last me a while, but there’s also a 118ml bottle available at £23.50 which will definitely be my next purchase!
For more information or to purchase your very own beauty lifesaver, head over to http://www.urbandecay.co.uk/ and get shopping!
*Product received free of charge for review purposes