Do you ever do your makeup and think to yourself, “Wow, good job!”? And then you go about your day and a couple hours later you look in the mirror and notice that you pretty much look like you just woke up and stumbled out of bed? Gah!! And then came along the Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray:
I never really gave setting sprays a second thought. Honestly, I thought whatta gimmick – a wet spray to make my makeup last longer? Hmmm.
Having combination skin, with a tendency to be more oily especially in the summer months, I find that by the end of the day most of my makeup has faded. I use a primer before foundation, but sometimes the heat just seeps through my face somehow and nothing seems to last. My real pet-peeve is when my blush fades halfway through the day — having flushed cheeks all day long would be great… looking fresh and awake even during that 2pm slump when I’m falling asleep at my desk in the office.
I’ve heard a lot of good reviews on the UD All-Nighter so at a trip to Sephora, I decided to buy the sample size – 30 ml spray bottle for $15 Cdn.
Here’s what the product claims to do:
I would have to say that this stuff works. Some reviewers describe it as “hairspray for your face” and that it is! After doing my makeup (before using setting powder), I close my eyes and mist about 4 pumps of this all over my face, keeping the bottle about 8-10 inches away from my face. Out comes a fine mist, evenly distributed with no fragrance. Thumbs up.
After misting, I sit for a few seconds with my eyes still closed and fan my face with both my hands until the UD dries. It only takes about 5-10 seconds really. It simply feels like water misted on the face – so refreshing. After drying it doesn’t leave my face feeling or looking wet; if anything it adds some hydration and counteracts any “flat face/too matte” makeup job I’ve done, leaving a dewy-ish finish. I somtimes top off with a light dusting of my Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Glow powder.
I use my blush as a gage for how well this spray works. And I must say, that by the end of the day, my cheeks still have colour on them! And the rest of my makeup actually holds up pretty good too — base colour may have a little bit of fading, but nothing compared to when I don’t use this spray. Maybe a few more spritzes would lock it in better. A very good addition to my makeup routine in the summer months. And, this has not made me break out – bonus!
I would definitely repurchase – possibly the full size bottle at $36 Cdn for 120ml and refill the smaller size I have and carry that around with me for a mist or two throughout the day when I need it.
Urban Decay has two other setting sprays: the De-Slick (oil-control) and the Chill (cooling and hydrating). I’ve heard the De-Slick, although oil-controlling, leaves some reviewers with oilier skin than before; haven’t heard too much about the Chill.
I would give the Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray: a STANDING OVATION
Have you tried this setting spray? Like/dislike? Any other setting spray recommendations?
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