Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation

Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation
Full Review - Wear Test 14 hours
In my previous blog post I posted a  First impression (click link to see ) of the Urban Decay All Nighter foundation in 3.25.  I was so excited to have this new foundation in my hands that I had to test it out, even though Fridays are a shorter day for me.  I wore it 6.5 hours in this first test which gave me a decent idea of how long wearing the foundation is but not long enough to fully test.  In this review I've tested the foundation all day from work all the way through dinner with parents, not removing it until 10:30 PM 14 hours after putting it on

Foundation Vs. my oily skin

I'm going to do a series of mini check-ins.
For long wear test I wear nothing but my foundation.  I didn't even use moisturizer (I've really got to get a good skin care routine going).   After my 14 hour day, admittedly mostly in AC foundation was in tact much more than I expected. My skin is very oily and acne prone. It has the most oil on my chin, t-zone and nose, which I know is most of my face lol.  So oily I wear contacts because I can't stand my glasses sliding all around on my nose (okay that's not the only reason) lol. Even the longest of wearing foundations without primer, setting spray and powder tend to show noticeable wear by 4-5 hours (if I'm lucky).  I've never seen my blush make it to lunch time (4-5 hours) unless I use what feels like 1/2 bottle of setting spray and way too much blush.  I check in various times through out the day to see if I could notice how long before it starts wearing off my skin.

First Check in 9:00 (30 minutes wear time, using as starting basis)

I mentioned this in my first impression, but worth noting again.  Coverage is very full.  For someone without a lot to cover up this would be more than enough coverage.  I could stand to use a little concealer but not bad at all for just foundation!

Second Check in 1:40  5 hours

I am so not photogenic lol.  Around 5 hours at this point.  Looks almost as good as it did first thing this morning.  I have the smallest amount of shine on my nose (its not as bad as this shows, a lot of it is the light reflecting on me). My blush has faded slightly (very very slight, as you can see its still very much so there) but t-zone isn't oily at all .  Worth noting by this point my blush is normally completely gone and foundation very blotchy.  Even with a setting powder (not used for this test).

Third check in 5:40 9 Hours

End of my work day.  Usually by this point my makeup is gone.  Nothing left but the remnants of my eye shadows/mascara and a little bit of foundation. I know this pic isn't he best lighting, didn't notice that when I snapped it quickly after work.   Some oil/shine on my nose, some on my t-zone but still none on my chin.  Usually by this point everything is gone in these area.  My blush is still there to an extent, it has faded but you can still see it. I'm impressed!!!! I don't think I've ever seen blush after 9 hours!!!

Final Check in 14 hours


 Again with my silly faces.  I was really tired by this point .  Monday and I aren't friends lol.   I still only have a slight amount of oil in the same places I did last check-ins which is my t-zone and nose. My chin never did get oily, which is beyond rare for me.  I still have a small amount of blush even after 14 hours.  I'm impressed!!!


Left is after 14 hours, right is after removing my makeup.  There was some fading by this point but as you can see in the no makeup picture a lot is still there (notice the blush--yes I'm very happy about this).
Left after 14 hours, right is after removing makeup.  I think its easier to compare the lasting power  against my bare skin.  Worth noting the shine is the light, not how oily my skin is though admittedly there is some oil.
 More unflattering photos--oh the things I do in the name of testing makeup. Lol. 
 Left after 14 hours, right bare face after washing everything off. As you can see most of the foundation is still there.
Final Thoughts
In a word PASS!!!! This foundation definitely stand up to the All Nighter claim.  Any foundation that can last long enough to hold blush for 14 hours is a winner in my book!!  I'll try it next with powder and concealer to finish off my look. Its already so close to perfect I'm sure that will give me a home run! 
Thanks for reading. I would love to hear feed back.  If you decide to get it let me know what you think.
~ Em



Friday, July 22, 2016

Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation

Urdan Decay All Nighter Foundation First Impression
Shade 3.25 Light Neutral

I'm so excited for this foundation that I had to try it out as soon as I got it (well I came last night, I actually had to talk myself out of doing a wear test while I slept lol).  I really like the regular liquid Naked Skin foundation , but I have to admit it wears off my oily skin pretty quickly :(.   In doing a little research before falling hook-line-and-sinker I saw the All Nighter Foundation is Matte where as the Naked Skin foundation is Demi-Matte.  Here's to hoping that makes a difference for us oily skinned girls.

The Claim

The gist I get from Urbandecay.com is that this foundation is a full coverage waterproof  long lasting matte but not flat foundation that will last all day.


This foundation is very full coverage.  It covers my redness from my acne and the unevenness from a mixture of too much sun and acne scares.  If this wasn't a first impression (and I wasn't in a hurry--which I often am for work) I would have used a little bit of concealer and some sitting powder.  I like that I can get very full coverage in one step.  Those without as much as I have to cover can most likely skip the concealer and powder. I'm very oily and I've noticed very minimal shine after 6.5 hours. If I had used a setting powder I think that could have been eliminated.  My nose has the smallest amount of shine, but its not even that obvious.  If I were in a hurry I could skip the powder and concealer with confidence.

This is after I just put it on, on the way to work. Its a little obvious outside that its a bit too light for me, Its not too bad though. A little bronzer might help.

Right after I got to work.  5 Minute commute :)


I put this foundation on my bare skin (after washing my face), no primmer, not moisturizer etc.  Only thing I put on top of it was blush.  I was in a bit of a hurry so I kept my makeup look very simple this morning.  The blush is one of the Marc Jacob Air Brush blushes, Eyeshadow is from Moon Dust palette, mascara is LancĂ´me Grandiose in waterproof.  Please ignore/forgive my awkward faces. I wanted to show very raw pictures of my face.  I've always had acne on my face sometimes worse than now and sometimes better. I wanted to show coverages of the redness and unevenness that comes with a life of acne.

I have this in shade 3.25 Light Neutral.  As you'll see its a bit light for me.  Despite wearing tons of sun screen I end up getting a lot of sun in the summer.  What can I say I love the pool/swimming lol.  I was 1.0 in the Naked Skin Foundation until the summer. I did recently buy it in 3.25 for the summer, before I knew this was coming out. I may do a comparison of the two.  From this first impression I think this is lighter in color than the Naked Skin Foundation.

Enough of my excited babbling on to the swatches/pictures of me wearing this.

Sorry my comparisons do not line up exactly but should be able to get the idea. 

After 6.5 Hours

The left is this morning, the right is now, 6.5 hours later.  The lighting makes me look a bit shiny but its the lights.  There is a small bit of shine, foundation missing off my nose.  Not bad at all for the amount of oil my skin has!  Staring at this picture my blush may be a tad lighter but still looks fine in person.  I can't complain at all with the staying power!!  Looking forward to trying a longer test.

First Impression Recap

I"ve been wearing this foundation for 6.5 hours and it looks almost exactly the same as when I put it on.  I'm really impressed as even the longest wearing foundations are visibly blotchy by 4 to 5 hours.  After really checking my face I noticed the smallest amount of shine on my nose, its so small I can hardly tell.  I could easily address this was a little powder, but really its not even enough to worry about.  My oiliest part of my face--my T-Zone looks as good as it did this morning.  Even my blush is still intact, which is usually eaten up by oil 3-4 hours later max!!  It doesn't even matter if its supposed to be a stain or longer wearing blush. Today is a short day at work so I'll be taking off my makeup to head to the pool.  I'm really curious how long it will last, I'll try it again on my next full work day to see if it really can last 10 plus hours.   I would be curious to hear your thoughts.  Are you going to try it?

Thanks for reading.

Em :)

P.S. please go easy on all the silly faces I made in the making. After all it was to show off the foundation. lol, at least that's what I'm telling myself.