Urban Decay All-Nighter Foundation Review!

Hi, guys and dolls!  I recently picked up the new Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation from their website with a $20 Kickback I had from the Beauty Junkies Rewards Program (use my link to sign up and I’ll get points and you can start earning, too)!  I mean, who could pass up a deal like that?  Obviously not me, since I’m obsessed with finding the perfect full coverage, long wearing foundation.

From the Urban Decay website:

Got plans to reunite with your hot ex over late-night cocktails? Make sure your makeup has as much stamina as your date. Introducing All Nighter Liquid Foundation—makeup that stays up. It’s the ultimate foundation for a flawless-looking complexion that won’t quit.

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.

With a wide range of meticulously calibrated shades that align with our existing Naked Skin Liquid Makeup shades, it’s easy to find your perfect match.

All Nighter Liquid Foundation comes in a sleek, edgy bottle that has a luxurious, highly metallized gunmetal effect with asymmetric cutouts. As cool as it looks, it’s also practical; the shade is clearly visible, but the bottle never looks messy. It’s also equipped with an airless pump—so it’s easy to get out every last bit of product.

Fill Weight: 30.0 ml / 1.0 fl oz

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Well, then, let’s see how it held up to those claims.  First off, my skin is combination and sensitive, so I’m thrilled that this foundation has no fragrance.  I also have migraines and just cannot stand strong smells in my makeup – hats off to you, Urban Decay, for not killing me with synthetic perfumes.
This foundation has a gorgeous pump bottle with a cool design that reminds me a little bit of the front of the Vice 4 palette with the gunmetal web/stripe thing happening.
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And glory be, it has a pump!
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(Urban Decay All Nighter in 0.5 applied with Sigma F82 brush)
I got the foundation in 0.5, which is the lightest shade they offer.  It looks incredibly pale and when I swatched it in Ulta next to the 0.5 in Naked Skin, it looked way, way lighter.  However, they both dried down to almost the same shade, which was incredibly surprising.  If you have seen any YouTube reviews on this foundation saying that it dries darker than it initially looks out of the tube, this definitely seems to be true.  That said, it’s a pretty good match for me, but I have also mixed it with NYX Foundation Mixer in white and it works beautifully together.  I do this when I’m being exceptionally picky about matching my foundation to my neck.
This foundation is really, really high coverage!  Surprisingly so considering that it is a somewhat runny formula when you pump it out of the bottle.  One pump will definitely cover your entire face.  I find that it works nicely with either a dense brush like the Sigma F82 or with the Beauty Blender.  This was surprising because I just hate the Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation with the Beauty Blender; I felt like it was too thick in consistency to work at all.  This foundation is easier to spread across the skin and is less matte than the Lock-It foundation, as well.  I would say it is more of a satin-matte foundation that looks more skin-like, so perhaps that is what UD means by “modern matte.”
I haven’t had the chance to test this foundation for more than about 8 hours, but it wears like a champ on my combination skin.  My cheeks are dry and don’t really experience any discomfort so far, but the weather is still rather hot here.  My nose does usually get shiny and I have to touch up about mid day with this, but I have to do that with anything I wear.
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(Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation in 0.5 in outdoor light)
All in all, I think this is a fantastic foundation.  It is pricey at $40 for 1 oz; however, I am using one tiny pump for my whole face, so this bottle is going to last me at least 6 months!  I am really pleased with how it performs right now in the late summer weather and I will be sure to come back and update about how it performs in the cooler fall and winter months.
Have you tried All Nighter Foundation yet?
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