Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation Review


Earlier this summer when Urban Decay previewed their fall collection, the one thing that caught my eye was the All Nighter Foundation.  I loved their All Nighter Makeup Spray and I am also a fan of their Naked Foundation, so when this was released, I had to get my hands on this..........

Information from Urban Decay:

"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.

While Naked Skin complexion products are demi-matte, All Nighter Liquid Foundation is completely matte—but never flat (and it’s oil-free!). We loaded this formula with an insane amount of pigment (about three times as much as Naked Skin Liquid Makeup), so a little goes a long way. There’s no need to build coverage or apply multiple layers. This waterproof, paraben-free formula diffuses light to blur flaws for beautifully perfected skin as it mattifies and absorbs oil to reduce the appearance of shine."

This foundation comes in airless pump bottle and it's 1.0 oz (30 ml).  I do like that it comes in a pump so I can control how much I need and it doesn't get messy.  I also like the design of the bottle.....it is very pretty and you can also see how much foundation you have left each time you use it:

I first picked up this foundation at Ulta for $40.00 in the shade 8.75.  I originally was going by the number shades from their Naked Foundation which I have in 8.0.  When I first bought the Naked Foundation, they didn't have the in-between shades (for example, shade 8, shade 8.75, shade 9, and etc.)  So I picked up the 8.0 because the 9.0 shade was a little dark and too red for my skin tone.  The 8.0 shade is a little light for me but I can make it work with a some contouring.  With this in mind, when I order the All Nighter foundation, I automatically thought that 8.75 would work for me since I kind of knew how the Naked Foundation shades worked for me.........I WAS TOTALLY WRONG..........:

The shade 8.75 was kinda light for me and too yellow for my skintone.  So I returned it to my local Ulta and got I my shade matched by one of the employees.  To my surprise, 9.0 and 9.75 matched me perfectly and I picked up the shade 9.0 (9.75 was sold out at my local Ulta).  My biggest tip with buying this foundation is to please go and test out the shades in store (either at Sephora where you can get samples or test them out at Ulta).  I would not recommend buying this foundation online due to it not exactly matching the number shades of the Naked Foundation and the biggest reason is that this foundation oxidize:

When the foundation oxidize, it is a perfect match for me:

With all of that being said, I really like this foundation.  I applied this foundation with a beauty sponge but I had to work quickly because this foundation sets up pretty fast.  I only used one pump for my entire face and I was able to get full coverage without concealing first.  This foundation does dry down to a matte finish (which I love) and created a flawless finish that didn't look cakey (again, I only used one pump).  This foundation covered all of my dark spots and I was able to go rock this foundation without blotting for about 5 to 6 hours.....which is pretty great for my extremely oily skin.  Even though this foundation is full coverage, it did feel lightweight (not heavy) and didn't melt off my face.  The one con that I do find with this foundation is that it will cling on to any dry patches on your skin.  I had some dry spots on my chin area and the foundation didn't seem to blend in good and kind of flaky.  Overall, I do think this is a great full coverage foundation.

For a quick comparison between the two Urban Decay Foundations, it really depends on what you are looking for.  The Naked Skin Foundation is a lightweight foundation that is for light to medium coverage.  I can use this foundation for a everyday use due to it being lightweight but since this is not a full coverage foundation, I do have to conceal my dark spots. The Naked Skin foundation also gives me a demi-matte finish and I do have to use a setting/blotting powder to control my oil. With the All Nighter Foundation, it is a full coverage foundation but I don't see myself using this for an everyday foundation.  This foundation does work better for my oily skin and I still use a setting powder but I notice I do not have to blot as much compared to the Naked Skin.

The Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation cost $40.00 and can be purchase at Ulta, Sephora, and Urban Decay website.

**If you missed my review on the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation, please click HERE to check it out**

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  1. This post seems really helpful for me! This year I did my makeup lesson by Lina Cameron , so I am new in this makeup line. I am willing to buy a foundation from Urban Decay. Can you suggest me which one will be best for oily and acne, pore skin. Also I have sensitivity problem too. Which shade will go for NC42 and from where I can purchase in U.K ! Thanks in advance! <3


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