Oh my, oh my.
I’m just going to start with… I LOVE THIS FOUNDATION. (My skin type is oily.)
After wearing this foundation just TWO TIMES it’s officially my HOLY GRAIL. I can’t believe how amazing this product works on my skin. (edit, I wrote this post a while ago, I’m now a good half way through the bottle and I still LOVE this foundation!)
*take a deep breathe*
I wasn’t originally going to jump on the bandwagon with this foundation – bloggers, youtubers and all my makeup-loving friends were purchasing it.
It was one thing I had to question for a while since there was quite an equal mix of bad and good reviews.
After spending the day with Rachel from www.rachelxblog.com a few months ago and discovering the foundation at an UD stand in Debenhams and testing it on the back of my hand I fell in love right away.
I decided not to purchase it that day, I had to behave! It wasn’t long before I then took myself online to FeelUnique as they had a discount code available, so of course I purchased it. We all need a little treat now and again right?
Since I already tested the foundation I knew what shade I would of been (4.0), if not I really wouldn’t have been able to guess online.
If you didn’t already know, Urban Decay is an American cosmetics brand (famous for their Urban Decay naked palettes and more!) The ALL NIGHTER foundation is described on their website as: All Nighter Liquid Foundation provides full coverage with a modern matte finish that never looks overdone. Get serious long-lasting wear and a blown-out effect you never thought was possible. Perfect for all-night affairs and other scandalous activities, our revolutionary formula is also comfortable enough to wear every day.
I’ve got to admit packaging, its something that bothers me. It’s gotta be cute to match the price tag that comes along with the foundation right? But, Urban Decay have just ticked all the boxes on this product, I love the packaging for this foundation, it’s different, modern, edgy, luxurious and more. It’s just perfect and matches the foundation name and everything about it so well. You can also see the exact amount of foundation you have left as it is pushed up during each pump.
When I pumped out the product on the back of my hand before dabbing it onto my face with my fingers (followed by bending it in with my Morphe M439 brush) I thought – hmm, not a lot of product has come out with 2-3 pumps, but once it was on my face and blended in I could not believe how flawless my skin looked. Since getting used to this foundation I use a maximum of 2 pumps of foundation for each application.
I primed with the BENEFIT porefessional & Nivea post shave balm and then simply applied the foundation over the top. You don’t even have to build up this product to get a full-coverage finish, it’s just there straight away.
PRODUCT & PERFORMANCE
My cheeks are naturally very discoloured and uneven (quite red) – the foundation evened it all out without needing to colour correct. My complexion is literally flawless whilst wearing this. Even though the porefessional helps fill and smooth out pores before applying foundation, my troublesome areas are always slightly exposed still. This foundation however takes it to another level. My skin, especially my nose was just unreal – its just like real life photoshop.
I kept looking at myself in the mirror as I simply could not believe the finish, with such little product too.
They weren’t kidding when they named it ‘ALL NIGHTER’ either… (or all-dayer? right?)
The first day I tested it out, I wore it to my best friend’s 21st birthday. I applied it, went out, and came home all within about 4 hours, which isn’t long enough to test out a foundation; but when I looked in the mirror before taking off my makeup before bed it looked like I had literally just applied my makeup, I really didn’t want to remove my makeup and spoil how perfect my skin looked for once.
I knew I hadn’t given it the chance it needed to perform at its best so the next day I wore it all day, whilst out and about. Let me tell you this… THIS FOUNDATION DID NOT BUDGE, one bit.
One of the main questions I’ve been asked since raving about it on social media, “does it oxidise?” – YES. Yes it does. BUT, if you buy the right shade that matches your skin tone ONCE its done its oxidising business then you’ll love this product just as much as I do too.
It’s literally magic.
I’ve been waiting for this foundation my whole life, and now I’ve finally found it.
PLEASE TRY THIS PRODUCT (this isn’t even an ad, please buy it, I want you to love it as much as I do), even if you just try a sample first. It works for me, fingers crossed it works for you too.
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
Lots of Love, Debra-Bow xxx
*This blog post does not contain any PR or sponsored content. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own and in no way influenced by anybody else other than myself.