I recently purchased the new Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation. I LOVE their Naked Foundation and use it all the time as my go-to daily wear foundation. I have oily skin and the All Nighter is a full coverage (very full coverage!!) matte foundation perfect for oily skin. I watched tons of YouTube videos about the foundation from those beauty vloggers with all different combination of skin and almost everyone loved it. I had my doubts that everyone was telling the truth since how can everyone love the same foundation when everyone’s skin and wants are so different. But I figured, I’ll give it a chance.
The formula is very opaque and full coverage. I found I needed to make sure I used a small amount and built up coverage in order not to look cakey. There is also no need to set it with a powder as it does dry down matte. I found the longer I wore the foundation on my oily skin, the better it ended up looking. I did find that if I used a moisturizing primer (I used TooFaced HangoveRx) that the foundation applied better and didn’t cling to any dry patches around breakouts or my nose.
While it can be difficult to match your shade initially once you find the right shade its a perfect match. Since the formula does oxidize you need to really make sure you give it time in store when picking a correct color. Urban Decay has it broken out into quarters for their numbering system. Anything ending in .0 is a warm undertone, .25 is a neutral undertone, .5 is a pink undertone, and .75 is a golden undertone. Not major color tone has all the different breakouts. I wear 3.25 which works really well with my skin tone.
When they say 24 hour wear, they really do mean it. It sticks to your skin and doesn’t budge. I didn’t find I needed to touch up my foundation due to my oil breaking through but I will say if you blow your nose it does break it down faster.
This is now one of my top 3 foundations which I rotate through. I recommend this product to normal, combo and oily skin folks. If you have dry skin, you may not like it as much.
It’s that time to go through my favorites for the month of August.
La Croix Sparkling Water in Passionfruit is my favorite go to drink (besides the gallons of coffee). I have never been a big water drinker so in order to incorporate more water into my routine, I started drinking flavored sparkling water. After testing all the brands and flavors out, Passionfruit by La Croix is definitely my favorite of the bunch. Its light and refreshing and since its carbonated I am tricking myself into thinking its soda (with no calories). La Croix is available in most grocery retailers, target and online at amazon. Thank you Amy for introducing me.
Carli Bybel Pallet from BH Cosmetics has just the right combination of mattes and shimmers and of course my favorite a variety of neutrals for everyday wear. I had been on the hunt to find a replacement for my Stila The Natural palette since its discontinued even though I LOVE IT. A few of my favorite colors are close dupes in the Carli Bybel palette. The best part of all is the low price. You get 14 eyeshadows and 4 highlight colors for only $14.50.
Mac Paintpot in Painterly has been my go-to eyeshadow base for as long as I can remember. Its the perfect shade to cover any veins and prep my eyes for any type of shadow. On my no-makeup (who am I kidding, minimal makeup) days, I typically will just use this with some mascara and be good to go.
Urban Decay Beached Bronzer in Sunkissed is the perfect summer glow especially for light skin tones. I am able to give my skin some color without hours in the sun. I find it layers well over my foundation and provides an even application. The packaging is compact and sturdy as well perfect to through in my travel bag.
Colourpop Lippie Stix in Oh-Snap is the PERFECT nude. These lippie stix are long wearing without being drying to the lips. I throw this on over my lip mask and its the perfect sweep of pinky nude or I can layer it over my NYX mauve lip pencil for a deeper color. I love wearing my lippie stix over most of my liquid lipsticks.
Have you tried and loved these products lately?
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