Monday, September 19, 2016

New In: Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation + Swatches

If there is a make-up brand I love and get extremely excited over almost all its new launches that would be Urban Decay. I've reviewed and mentioned my fair share of UD products on this blog and most of my must haves are from them too. From their Godsend concealer to the most amazing eyeshadow palettes, there are products I have yet to try but what I have has not disappointed me in the slightest. We all know their Naked palettes are must haves but so are their base products. Their UD concealer, in my opinion, is miles better than the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, and their Naked Skin Foundation is still currently in my top 3. Which is why I over the moon to see a new foundation in the market which claimed to be full coverage, matte and waterproof. I've now read a few reviews in the blogging world about this product and it's fair to say that views are fairly mixed. Some love it, some hate it which is why I'm here to share my two cents with you.

The Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation (£27 for 30.0ml) claims to be the ultimate full coverage foundation for flawless-looking complexion with a modern matte finish that never looks overdone. The formula is deemed to be waterproof making it last all day (or all night) and comfortable enough to wear every day. Urban Decay also guarantees us that the foundation is loaded with a great amount of pigment, hence no need for building up coverage, and light-diffusing pigments for blurring effects. What drew me even more to buying this was the promise of high-tech ingredients working to mattify and absorb oil to reduce the appearance of shine, which sounds like a dream come true for my combination skin. This all sounds very fancy, but did it actually work?

Shade 2.0
Fresh swatch // Right: Swatch after 30 seconds
It certainly delivered on full coverage, it did look matte when it dried and it lasted well for around 7 hours on my skin before signs of shine which indicated my face natural oils were breaking through and as a result, the skin did not look fully matte any longer. My problem areas are always around my nose and chin, and the foundation started separating on these after 8 hours of wear which isn't too bad as most of my other foundation break way sooner than this; this only loses for Estée Lauder Double Wear, the longest wearing foundation I have in my stash. 

For almost every review I've read, oxidation was the main issue people had with this product. Issues with shade matching due to darkening makes this one a must try before you buy. UD's website claims that this range's calibrated shades align with their existing Naked Skin Liquid Makeup shades, making it easier to find your perfect match. Given I wore shade 2.0 (Light with soft warm undertone) for Naked Skin, I went with the same shade for this one. I confess that when I first pumped out product onto the back of my hand I got worried as the shade was much too light. Thankfully, I noticed that the foundation dried darker within 30 seconds to a minute as I applied which matched my skin tone perfectly. So what turned out to be a flaw for others, worked pretty well for me.

Shade 2.0
Left: Naked Skin Faountion // Right: All Nighter Foundation
To cover my face, I used around 2 pumps and that was more than enough for full coverage. I wouldn't recommend building up coverage as it may look cakey and overdone. I find this foundation works best with a damp sponge, yielding a more forgiving finish than a brush. Moreover, this is one of those foundations that needs to be blended out quickly as it does not like to fiddled with after it has dried down.

Overall, I like how this foundation sits on my skin; it looks good, wears well and does not require any touch-ups throughout the day. It is so full coverage that I only needed a tiny bit of concealer to hide my dark circles. The lasting power of 7/8 hours when worn alone is also a plus for me, and with a setting powder it behaved even better. I wore this on extremely hot days too and it didn't budge despite the hot temperatures making it indeed waterproof and sweat-proof. The only downside for some may be the issue with shades which is why getting a sample or matched up sounds like a good idea especially if you haven't tried their foundations before otherwise you can go with your old shade and it should work for you. I have yet to find a foundation that sits well on my nose for extended period of times and whilst this may not the ideal one, I am not writing it off. In fact, this may just be my go-to this winter.

2 pumps of All Nighter, final make-up result.
Tell me, have you tried this foundation yet? Love or hate it? Let me know below.
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Thanks for reading beauties! Happy Monday!




  1. This foundation looks perfect on you, I must to get it :-)

  2. I love how the foundation makes you look au naturale. You look pretty and thanks for a detailed review of the foundation Pam.

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  3. This foundation looks great! It blends so well on you and looks very natural! x


  4. I don't think that I personally would try this foundation. I have so many issues already with trying to match my skin colour; I think I'd just go for something that is simpler and remains the same upon application. However, it suits you very well and looks lovely on your skin.

    Mich x

  5. This foundation looks amazing on your skin. You look so pretty with this lipstick Pam <3

  6. Great review and it does look good on you ! I have dry skin so I use something different...I am a big fan of Guerlain's foundation and whenever I change to another one I go back to my love ! Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion and beauty blog

  7. I really want to give this one a try. Your skin looks amazing!

    xo, Liz

  8. Essa ainda não conheço (porque ainda não chegou cá) mas adoro a Naked :D
    Beijinho ♥

  9. After reading some negative reviews I hesitated about buying this foundation but then I told myself that if it is anything like Naked foundation, I am willing to give it a try, so I am now waiting for my order to arrive ��

  10. The foundation looks lovely on you! Fab post xx

  11. This looks so good on your skin!! :))

  12. I won't be purchasing this as the finish is too matte for my liking and also the fact that it's full coverage. Must say that you skin looks absolutely flawless, Pam!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  13. I don't plan on purchasing this one just because it isn't my type of foundation! Great review on this though. The picture of it dried is very helpful.


  14. I love Urban Decay!

    Federica Di Nardo

  15. The foundation looks good on you, Pam. My skin is dry so it's def not for me. I am very happy with my Charlotte Tilbury and my favorite one is the Diorskin Nude Fluid, perfect for me.

  16. Glad you are getting on better than me Pam! I'm so disappointed by it, it's patchy and separates very quickly on me, I do find it mattifying though. Too Faced Primed and Poreless is the best primer I've found so far to work with it but nothing beats Estee Lauder Double Wear for me!

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  17. Now I want to try this All Nighter, dear Pam! For me, everything you wrote is fine, but when I read waterproof I was sold! I liked that after some seconds it was the perfect shade for you. I sometimes wear a darker shade when my anaemia is out of control and I look ghostly, so I will bear it in mind that the chosen shade will get darker, not to buy a darker one from the beginning. I loved the picture, you look always beautiful! Thanks for the tip, I will get it soon! Hope you have a very beautiful week!
    Hope you have a nice week!

  18. The foundation seems to be very good! I have to try :)
    Kiss <3

  19. great make up dear! your skin with this foundation is really perfect!

    Patchwork à Porter

  20. Wonderful review! You have a very beautiful makeup!

  21. Same for me - Urban Decay is by far my favorite high end brand. Their products always deliver for me. I'm not on the lookout for foundation at the moment (trying to avoid it actually haha), but if I ever become in desperate need of it, I know which brand to try! For now, their Naked Skin Perfector does the job for me. Great review of this product Pam, and gorgeous shot of it on at the end! :)

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  22. I'm always so on the fence about buying full coverage foundations!! But this interesting, might check it out :)
    xx SofiaaDot

  23. Os produtos da Urban Decay são sempre uma surpresa :)
    Adorei o post, beijinho!

  24. it looks lovely on you! very pretty! XX

  25. Love their naked skin concealer. Need to try this foundaion! Have a great new day.


  26. The foundation looks really good on you, and if it lasts that long that I may have to invest in it.
    Alicia xx

  27. Uau, quantos produtos incríveis. Amei conhecer! ❤

  28. ohhhh so excited when the foundation will be available here, haven't checked UD for a while, since I didn't went to the shopping center where they have a HUGE counter :D haha, but it looks very promising ,since I love the naked foundation already :D

  29. What a beautiful flawless skin, Pam, this foundation looks so well on you :)))
    Great UD...


  30. Nunca experimentei nenhuma base da Urban Decay, mas esta parece ser boa! Especialmente por durar tanto tempo na pele visto que, tal como tu, a minha pele também começa a ficar oleosa ao longo do dia
    Kiss, Mariana Dezolt
    Messy Hair, Don’t Care

  31. Produtos maravilhoso amei a cor do batom,
    tenha uma semana abençoada, obrigado pela visita.

  32. The description sounds indeed like the ideal foundation!! I think the result is amazing, great lasting, GREAT coverage and last but not least, the fact that you wore it on hot days and tested it's sweat proof is a total score! I'm reeaaally temted to try it out!

  33. Loved reading this! Actually, I was sooo shocked by how much it oxidized! I have had really big issues with that, so I was not pleased to see that.....
    I was actually thinking, wow I wonder how this compares to Naked Skin because I have used that before. I had issues with it oxidizing as well, and it tended to leave me super greasy throughout the day! I get super shiny on my forehead and chin, so I always need something for that! Loved reading this and I love these in-depth reviews on makeup!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  34. Seems to be a great foundation! Love the result!

  35. Tenho andado no vai-não vai com ela por causa desse problema da oxidação! Ainda por cima sou super fã da Chanel Velvet Lumière por isso tenho imenso medo de senti-la na pele.
    Adorei ver a cobertura na pele!

    Marta Rodrigues, Majestic


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