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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

*****
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?

Makeup of the Day – Purples by Urban Decay 

We’ve been somewhat absent at A Bad Homance for the last couple of weeks; Kristin is moving and I have been sick!  I’m on the mend and wanted to share today’s look as I get back in the swing of things over here.  Today’s look is very Urban Decay heavy, as I’m really feeling this brand lately! 

Full makeup breakdown below!


Eyes closed 


BREAKDOWN:

FACE:  For the face, I’m still mixing MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW10 with NYX Foundation Mixer in White.  At some point, I’m gonna find that holy grail foundation, but I haven’t yet.  I used NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly under the eyes and around the nose and topped off the face with Guerlain Meteorites in Clair so the complexion wouldn’t be too flat.  Now the UD comes in – Bittersweet blush is a beautiful purple with fuscia undertones that can be sheered out to where even I can wear it!  I topped the cheeks with Urban Decay Aura highlighter, a frosty pink that gives a very impressive glow.  I also used this on the bridge of the nose and the Cupid’s bow.  Too bad my camera never picks up on that! 

EYES:

I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance, which I had forgotten how much I love!  I used MAC Vanilla eyeshadow as my highlight as per usual (only for the last 15 years) and the rest of the shades are from Urban Decay!  From the Spectrum palette, I used Flashback and Omen shadows and brought in the Tonic eyeshadow single to add even more of a duochrome edge to the look.  I topped this off with Physicians Formula Eye Booster Pen liquid liner and Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara in the black water resistant version.

LIPS:

To line the lips, I used NYX Purple Rain, though I’m looking forward to seeing the purple liners UD is coming out with.  I used the UD Alice Through The Looking Glass collection lipstick in Mad Hatter for that perfect metallic purple lip.  I recommend grabbing this one, since it will not be available in the Vice line and it’s limited edition – this lipstick is badass!

Don’t forget, the Vice lipsticks launch June 5! 

What’s your favorite product from Urban Decay?  I think mine will always be the eyeshadows. 

Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks are still 50% off!

As most of you probably already know, Urban Decay is launching 100 new Vice lipsticks in June!  In order to sell off their existing Revolution lipstick line, it’s marked down 50% off in select locations.  I believe Sephora’s stock is totally sold out, but I was able to get several shades at Ulta and use my rewards points!  Most of these shades are going to be back and available again in the new packaging, but why not grab them now at the cheaper $11.00 price?  (New Vice lipsticks will be $17.00 and have different packaging.)

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick at Ulta

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick at Ulta

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick at Ulta

You can also find the Revolution lipsticks on sale on the actual Urban Decay website and you can get free shipping if you are signed up for their Beauty Junkies rewards program!

Revolution Lipstick at Urban Decay

Matte Revolution Lipstick at Urban Decay

Sheer Revolution Lipstick at Urban Decay

Nordstrom appears to be sold out of most shades from what I saw, but Macy’s appears to have quite a lot available still.  Macy’s has free shipping and free returns!

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick at Macy’s

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick at Macy’s

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick at Macy’s

(Naked and Obsessed Revolution Lipsticks)

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Just for fun, here I am in a few of the Revolution lipstick shades I have picked up on sale over the last month or so!

A very foggy photo of me wearing “Obsessed,” a light cool toned pink shade in the regular Revolution formula (a cream).

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Me wearing “Naked” in the Revolution (cream) formula, probably the easiest to wear nude I’ve ever found!

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Here I am wearing “Anarchy” in the Revolution (cream) formula – a hot damn hot pink!!

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And lastly but surely not least, me wearing the most comfortable matte lipstick I’ve ever had (seriously, not dry at ALL), Matte Revolution lipstick in Bad Blood:

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I hope you are able to grab a few of these on sale before they go away for good!  The packaging is lovely and these lipsticks are fab!  If not, have no fear, nearly every shade is coming back in the Vice line due out next month!

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Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick in Mad Hatter

Mad Hatter:  Have I gone mad?
[Alice checks Hatter’s temperature]
Alice:   I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.

Hellooooo!  Last night I was able to pick up the Urban Decay Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection lipstick in “Mad Hatter.”  I found the Alice Lipsticks at Ulta for $18.00 USD (the eyeshadow palette is here for $60.00 USD).  These products have launched early at Ulta; however, if you are a rewards member at Urban Decay or have Flash Shipping at Sephora, from what I understand, they both will be getting the collection fairly soon.

I really love the limited edition packaging.  Even the box for the lipsticks is psychedelic, man!

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The tube is plastic and feels a bit more lightweight than the regular Revolution Lipstick tubes.  That’s ok, because LOOK HOW COOL this packaging is.  O_O

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I know this is an Alice Through the Looking Glass collection for the upcoming movie, but who else is getting a Price’s Paisley Park video vibe besides me?

Description From the Ulta Site:

Inspired by the fantasy-adventure film release of Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass, Urban Decay’s limited-edition shades of Lipstick pay tribute to some of the main characters from the film: Alice, Mad Hatter, Mirana (the White Queen), Iracebeth (the Red Queen) and Time, a peculiar creature who is part human, part clock.

Pair the Lipsticks with the Alice Through the Looking Glass Eyeshadow Palette and you’ll have everything you need to recreate the looks from the film. From sheer nude with a pink shift and bright red matte to gunmetal-navy with silver shimmer, these shades range from classic to edgy. Regardless of the finish (sheer, shimmery or matte), each shade has a super-creamy feel and provides rich payout.

Each Lipstick case features a colorful, kaleidoscopic pattern inspired by the film. Urban Decay debossed the top of the cap and the Lipstick with the UD icon and screened “Urban Decay” on the inside of the case.

My Take On Mad Hatter Lipstick:

Mad Hatter metallic lipstick reminds me a bit of Makeup For Ever’s #15 Pearly Violet lipstick.  However, I always found that lipstick to be quite dry and that it tugged on the lips and was uncomfortable to wear.  Mad Hatter is a little more sheer; however, that means that it can be changed up with different lip liners and be a bit more versatile.  It’s a sort of matte metallic, if that makes sense, and it’s more of a violet purple than a blue purple  It’s not drying and does not tug at the lips, which I definitely appreciate as I have dry lips.  It’s not particularly hydrating, either.  The metallic finish is not the kind that shows every lip imperfection, like some frosts do. I do not feel any glitter particles when I press my lips together (this drives me crazy).  It lasts for around 4 hours before I need a touch up and stays on very well when I’m drinking water/coffee.

PICS!

I loooooooooooooooove this, guys!  Check it!!  (Worn here with NYX Purple Rain lip liner.  Yes, Prince would approve.)

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And for fun, here’s a closed eye shot of my eye look, done with Urban Decay Vice 4 palette (Beatdown and 1985 shadows with Grasshopper):

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Will you be getting anything from the Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection?

First Impression – Josie Maran Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation 

With my last Sephora order, something unexpected happened – I actually received a foundation sample that was (gasp) pale enough to work for me!  That product was Josie Maran Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation Fluid ($45).  The sample card had many shades to try, so if you get a chance to grab one of these, you may want to do so!

What Sephora has to say about the product:

What it is:
A revolutionary medium-to-full coverage skin care foundation fluid powered by 100 percent pure argan oil and nutrient-rich pigments for vibrant, glowing skin.

What it is formulated to do:
Activate your skin’s vitality with Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation Fluid. Like a fresh squeezed juice, Vibrancy utilizes a revolutionary cold-pressed process that preserves the powerful, hand-selected ingredients for the freshest, most effective skin care foundation. Vibrancy energizes your skin with the essential nutrients it craves and is designed to interact and adapt to the movements of your skin with delicate fluidity for a radiant, dimensional finish. The breathable, lightweight, medium-to-full coverage formula features a powerful blend of moisture-enhancing ingredients that help soothe, smooth, and restore skin’s luminosity.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is dermatologist tested and clinically proven to hydrate and smooth even the most sensitive skin. Find your ideal shade with confidence. First identify your undertones: R is for rosey undertones, G is for golden undertones, and RG is for neutral or rose gold undertones. Next, you’ll choose the depth of your shade, with 5 being the most fair and 85 being the most rich.

Research results:
In a clinical study after 4 weeks:
– 100% of subjects experienced a significant increase of skin moisture by 106%
– 98% of subjects experienced a significant increase of skin smoothness and softness by 111%

In a consumer study:
– 100% said that their past feelings about foundation improved after experiencing Vibrancy
– 93% agreed Vibrancy helped visibly calm their skin condition, specifically scarring, inflammation, and rosacea

My take:

When first applying this to my skin, I loved the light neutral shade of RG5; however as I was applying this to my face and blending in with my fingers I noticed two odd things:  It felt somehow very heavy, but did not provide full coverage.  I definitely had to go in with concealer around my nose and on my acne scars, but I do with most foundations.  I would call this medium coverage at best.  This foundation feels very oily, which I suppose makes sense since is is an argan oil foundation.  However, it really doesn’t seem to say anywhere in the description that is is for extremely dry skin, which is the only type skin I could really see benefiting from this type of texture.  It is extremely dewy, almost moreso than MAC Face and Body foundation, but feels more heavy than that and has more coverage.  I set it here with MAC Invisible Set Powder for a little mattifying and in hopes that it would keep it on my face!

And then…OH NO!  Complete and utter meltdown in only FOUR HOURS.  Now, I have somewhat combo skin, but it’s combination leaning on the drier side, so this just floored me!  Look at the breakdown around the nose where my glasses were.  The coverage around my nose and mouth is basically gone and my redness is showing.  My chin is a greasy, hot mess!  OH.  Oh hell no.


I feel like this foundation could really only work for someone with super dry and dehydrated skin, especially in colder or dry climates.  However, there is nothing in the description that says that this is for very dry skin.  It does mention increased hydration, but that’s it, really.  I feel like a better description of what type of skin this is for would be beneficial in helping customers chose.  I also feel that calling this full coverage is really stretching. All in all, I’ll not be shelling out $45 on this, especially knowing a humid and hot NC summer is around the corner!

Have you tried any new foundations lately?  What did you think?

Purple Rain – makeup of the day

I’ve been just devastated to hear of the untimely passing of a beloved music hero of mine yesterday, Prince.  I have been listening to old favorites, watching interviews, and watching videos.  I thought I would put together a makeup look to honor our Purple One.  *sniffles*


BREAKDOWN:

FACE: NYX HD Concealer in Green around nose, Rimmel Match Perfection foundation in Light Porcelain with Real Techniques sponge, NYX HD Concealer in Yellow under eyes beneath NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly, MAC Set Powder to set face, Urban Decay Afterglow Bittersweet blush, Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter in Aura

EYES:  Bobbi Brown Cream Eyeshadow in Bone as base; MAC Vanilla shadow as highlight; Urban Decay Spectrum Palette shadows in Flashback, Voodoo, and Omen; Sephora Contour Waterproof Eye Pencil in Eccentric Diva; Physicians Formula Eye Booster Liquid Liner Pen in Black; Covergirl Clump Crusher Water Resistant in Black; NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Black

LIPS:  MAC Grape Pencil, Make Up For Ever Pearly Violet lipstick

Necklace is by ReStyle.

Are you a Prince fan?

What I Wore – Duran Duran! 

This past weekend I saw my teen dream boys in concert, Duran Duran!  Who am I kidding; I’m about to turn 45 and Duran Duran are still my dream boys!  It was a beautiful spring evening and the show was outdoors, and though I was a bit chilly, I stayed warm by dancing! 

 
MAC Russian Red, you never fail!

  Ballet flats and leggings are great concert wear – so comfy!  A crossbody bag that is small and won’t get lost is also perfect for shows! 

CHIC with Nile Rodgers opened the show and did some of their biggest hits like “I’m Coming Out” and “Freak Out” and got the audience warmed up – then Duran Duran performed a nice long show of old and new tracks, opening with “Paper Gods” and later dueting with Nile Rodgers on “Notorious.”  They did a little tribute to their friend David Bowie, too.  Aw.  I got to hear favorites like “Planet Earth,” “Girls On Film,” and “Sunrise.”  All in all, it was a great evening! 

Do you ever go to concerts or festivals?  What do you like to wear?