Monday 19 September 2016

NEW: Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation - Review

No one has a flawless complexion, though many of us strive to achieve one, particularly in this age of Snapchat filters and Instagram where everyone can ‘appear’ perfect.

With so many foundations, concealers and colour-correcting formulas on the market - some to diffuse redness, others to lift dullness - using makeup to create the perfect canvas has become a bit of an art form. Faces can resemble geographical relief maps before all the blending! But the trickery works…

… and if it’s trickery you’re after then Urban Decay has introduced some corkers. For Autumn the brand has released a new full coverage, long wear liquid foundation inspired by its cult All-Nighter setting spray. It follows the Spring launch of a range of colour correctors, which I’ve been testing out alongside for the complete ‘flawless’ finish (review comping up separately, shortly).

Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation 

Shades swatched: 4.5 (top) 5.0 (bottom)

It’s available in 24 shades and the packaging is typically UD edgy – it comes in a sleek, highly metallized gunmetal bottle with asymmetric cutouts, making the shade visible through the gaps. I have two shades– 4.5 and 5.0. These fall mid-way through the colour chart and the former is slightly pinkier than the latter.

The formula is oil-free (and paraben-free) and completely matte, marking a departure from the Naked Skin complexion products which are all demi-matte. It’s designed to absorb oil, a call out to those with shinier complexions, though not something I can test on my dry skin.

Mattes are usually a total no-no for me but this isn’t grabbing onto dry areas. In fact, it keeps my skin feeling and looking moist – though I do slap on tonnes of moisturiser before applying any makeup.

In terms of pigment, there is three times as much here as with the Naked Skin Liquid Makeup - I’m getting fantastic coverage from using just the tiniest amount. It blends smoothly and easily (even with finger application). 

How Does It Wear?

Before (L), After (R)

It simply doesn’t budge – I’ve been wearing it for around 12 hours daily. Plus I’ve worn it at the gym. I wouldn’t normally go full-coverage when getting a sweat on but for testing purposes I have. Again it doesn’t shift and what really excites me is that my skin remains perfectly matte at the end of a full-on weight training sesh!  Now that is impressive!
Snap taken after 8 hours of wear

The Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation is available for £27 (30ml) here.

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