Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation

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.


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 itALL 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.

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.
  • Wow, what a glowing review, Deb! I’m always impressed with how perfect your base looks in photos, I had no idea that you have red cheeks haha, as you always look so flawless! This product sounds like a holy grail! Like you, I enjoy products even more if their packaging is aesthetically appealing, so I’m definitely drawn into this product but the gorgeous tube as well! Thanks for much for sharing your thoughts on it!

    Abbey 😘 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  • I have been looking at this product as every one has been trying it. I really do think I need to invest in it as I do love Urban Decay. Thank you for this great review, you have sold it to me 🙂

    Thanks for sharing
    Steph xx

    Steph’s World | Lifestyle Blog | http://www.stephsworld.com

    • Debra Bow

      Aw you definitely ned to invest I think you’ll love it. I do anyway! You should pop into your closest counter and get a sample 🙂 xxxx

  • I remember you trying it on your hand and stopping yourself from buying it haha! I do love this foundation though it’s amazing! I also love the packaging too! Fab post lovely 🙂 xxxx

    • Debra Bow

      It’s definitely amazing! I’m already planning my next re-purchase. I would get through sooooo many bottles if I wore makeup daily so its a good job I don’t. Thank you xxxx

  • I love this foundation! It’s the only one I find myself questioning wether to wear this or Estée Lauder. I think I love this one a bit more. The way no product does to waste is amazing! Great review hun.

    Love Tania

    • Debra Bow

      No way! So glad you love it too. I haven’t reached for my EL Double Wear in such a long time I might give it ago again soon as I’m terrified of using all of this up lol! I love it so much x

  • I might have to see if I can get a sample of this foundation to try. I never have tried an urban decay foundation but I adore their all nighter spray because I found like that it makes my make up stay. So hopefully if I can get a foundation which is going to stay all day.

    Charlotte x

  • Lauren

    Oh this sounds like a great foundation! I’ve been meaning to try it for a while so I think I might get a sample of it the next time I’m in town. I really love the packaging, it’s so different to other foundations

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

  • Amy

    Oooh I always have red cheeks even through my foundation which is so annoying so this sounds like it’d be pretty good for me!
    Amy xx

  • Aww i’ve heard so much about this foundation too! Surprisingly ive never tried anything other than lipsticks from Urban Decay and they haven’t disappointed x

  • I love how detailed this review is! I need a new foundation and your post has definitely made me consider getting this one. I always want one that’s long lasting and this UD one sounds up my street! Thank you for reviewing lovely.

    Leanne xx

  • Sounds amazing I have really dry skin though so I’m not sure what it would be like for me.

  • Kayleigh Zara

    I’m an absolute sucker for urban decay products, the packaging is always so so gorgoues and I just love how intricate all the designs are for! I purchased this foundation after seeing some reviews for it but I’ve not had a chance to try it out yet! x

  • I loved hearing your opinion on this foundation and the in depth review xx

  • I have been wanting to try out this foundation but with having dry skin, I’m a little afraid that this would look a mess on me! Great post as always, Bow x


  • AAaah I found my sample of this finally, can’t wait to try it cause it looks soooo flawless on you 😍😍 I just need to test it on a day when I’m not going out cause I don’t want it to oxidise on me! Great post and beautiful photos as always girlie!

    Love you loooooads! Izzy | http://www.ADoseOfChatter.com

  • What a great review! I have normal to dry skin though do you think it would be suitable still? Xxxx


  • Great, now I need to try this! Thanks for the great review. I’m glad you want to be able to share your love of it with everyone. (:

    Single Vegas Girl

  • ohhh I have been itching to try this foundation, if it makes my face flawless then it is a must! Thanks for the great review xox

  • Sian Reed

    That packaging is so funky! I’m going to have to test it when I’m at work as the shopping centre I work in is opposite a Debenhams! They never seem to have much in stock though because it’s such a tiny seciton of UD in there! Great photos too 🙂

    Sian x

  • I’ve been wanting to try this foundation for ages and never seem to do so. Thanks so much for sharing lovely! 💗✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x
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