Foundation Files: Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation

Foundation Files: Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation

allnighter_liquid_foundation_bottleI have nothing but praise for Urban Decay’s eyeshadows. Every time they release a new palette it’s a guarantee I will buy it. When it comes to foundations, the relationship has been a little ambivalent and I think that stems from finding the right match, which in the case of Urban Decay isn’t as straightforward as you’d believe it to be.

I gave the Naked foundation a go last year and at the time, was told more shades were coming. I was matched with shade 6  and although I got on really well with the formula, it eventually dawned on me that this shade was not a spot-on match, which put me off wearing it.

On target for world domination in make-up, Urban Decay has added another line of foundations – the All Nighter Liquid Foundation* – and not only is the formula better than Naked, but I’ve got the right shade in my hands! I’m shade 7.

The All Nighter Liquid Foundation comes in a striking sleek bottle.  The foundation itself is described as waterproof longwear offering full coverage with a matte finish and it’s oil-free. It goes on like a dream, quick and easy to blend, leaving a flawless yet natural look and I know it sounds tiresome but a little bit really does go a long way. It also feels surprisingly light (I’d always perceived a full coverage foundation to be heavy on the skin as well as to look at.)

I’ve always been an advocate of dewy foundations but the All Nighter has changed my opinion on how a matte finish foundation should look and I *love* the way this looks. It’s not cakey or dry, and it conceals bumps, fine lines and other crevices really well.

It’s dubbed as a foundation to keep you going through the night but I’ve slapped it on in the morning and it’s still held up through the evening, withstanding the fluctuating temperatures of the London underground tube.

There are 24 shades available, which align with the Naked Skin Liquid Makeup shades and notable there are 0.5 shades in between which have more pink undertones. There are also quarter and three-quarter shades too though I find 7.75 is a touch too dark (but could come in handy when I have a tan).

The major difference between Naked and All Nighter is the former gives a demi-matte finish and the latter is loaded with about three times as much pigment as much as the Naked formula hence why you don’t need a great deal to begin with.

I’ve also been using Urban Decay’s Naked Colour Correcting Fluid in Peach to tackle my dark circles which compliments superbly with the All Nighter Liquid Foundation when blended together.

urbandecay_nakedskin_colour_correcting_fluid_peachHere I am with no make-up so pardon the dark circles and enlarged pores:

urbandecay_allnighter_nomakeupAnd here I am wearing the All Nighter Liquid Foundation (with the Colour Correcting Fluid in Peach under my eyes) – no contouring, no brow product, no blusher, no nothing else:

urbandecay_allnighterI’m thrilled with the All Nighter, which has become a staple part of my every day autumn/winter make-up wardrobe and there’s no doubt in my mind I would purchase this.

Urban Decay’s All Nighter Liquid Foundation costs £27 and is available from, as well as Urban Decay boutiques and free-stands in other department stores.


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