My Urban Decay Dynamic Trio

Since it was announced last summer, I knew the Urban Decay All Nighter foundation was something I needed in my life. Not want. NEED. They had me by “matte” and “waterproof” in the same sentence.img_2098

But, since my sad financial situation limited my spending, I decided to wait til Christmas for this bad boy from my wonderful parents. Luckily, this also gave me the time to check out a TONNE of reviews and not one of them did I see that was negative. Could it have been too good to be true?

Since this was my first high-end foundation, I didn’t want to be a bit risky and order it over the internet so I decided to live on the wild side and head into my nearest Urban Decay shop for a quick colour test. I had a quick look myself and made my own predictions before being sat down by a gorgeous artist called Peter who’s makeup was everything I could ever dream of. Luckily, he was about to teach me his ways. We found my match, the 2.0, which has quite yellow undertones, instead of pink, (my prediction was right and I felt SO smug) and he asked if I wanted him to put it all over my face. Why not, might as well cover my whole face up if its for free. He wiped off all my different coloured stripes, but before he applied any foundation, he told me a bit about it it. Because of how matte it is (and because of a chemical in it which I can’t remember the name of), it can be pretty drying on the skin, so he brought out the Brightening and Tightening Primer, to keep my skin super hydrated all day underneath my foundation. After applying the primer and foundation I had a sneaky feel of my skin while he wasn’t looking. God DAMN it was smooth. Yet dry. Yet soft. How did he DO that? Lastly, he asked me how set my foundation, and after answering with ‘translucent powder’, he wandered off and came back with the beautiful De-Slick mattifying powder. If I thought my skin was smooth before HOW WRONG I WAS.img_2112

After leaving with an extra two products than we were originally anticipating, the wait was now on til Christmas for me to actually attempt that masterpiece myself. I assure you, it is possible, even for a mere mortal such as myself.

Even for some pretty extreme combination skin, it works wonders. Where I used to use colour corrector and then my foundation and then concealer over the top, the coverage of this foundation is so good that I don’t actually need any other products. Where I’ve previously had problems with dry skin on my cheeks showing through my foundation, the moisturising primer takes care of that. Where my foundation has previously rubbed off after one single touch and essentially MELTING off my nose and forehead, it actually stays put all day long. And the POWDER. Where my old foundation really hated staying on my skin, it would crease SO easily around my mouth, making me look about 60 by the end of the day. This stuff dries it down and smooths it and keeps it in its place for HOURS. The creases are no more. I actually look like a real life 20 year old. I’ve never had a matte foundation before this, I’ve always stuck with a satin liquid instead, which would always leave my skin feeling oily and sticky, but this stuff is perfect for my complexion.img_2116

God I could talk about this all day long. But I won’t, I’ll stop here. This is definitely a foundation to trust in and TOTALLY worth the hype. Urban Decay, I salute you.


  1. January 15, 2017 / 7:30 pm

    I was tempted to try this foundation around Christmas time but the advisor didn’t seem to know enough about the product (maybe she was new in all fairness) so I wasn’t confident enough to buy it.

    But after this, I’m really considering purchasing.

    Great review

  2. January 15, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    I really wanna try this foundation! Great post x
    Love, Melissa x

  3. January 15, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    I have never been a huge fan of Urban Decay. Mainly because I always thought it was overpriced and because I never got to try their products. But you and so many others keep on saying it’s amazing so I should definitely give it a go! xx Corinne from Corinne & Kirsty

    • January 15, 2017 / 9:30 pm

      I agree some products can be really quite expensive, but this foundation surprised me with the price, I’d 100% recommend! xx

    • January 15, 2017 / 9:37 pm

      I might try that out! I’ve had my eye on a few more of their products… it’s payday soon! xx

  4. January 15, 2017 / 11:11 pm

    i have the urban decay liquid foundation which I am loving, thinking of trying the all nighter one next

  5. January 15, 2017 / 11:12 pm

    I love the eye primer, it’s seriously amazing!! Really want to try out the foundation it sounds so good!

    • January 15, 2017 / 11:31 pm

      The eye primer is amazing! Which one do you have? Honestly it’s the best foundation I’ve tried!

  6. January 16, 2017 / 12:25 am

    The photos on this post are stunning ! You’ve got such a lovely blog ! I’d love if you could visit my blog and maybe even follow my blog. 🙂

    • January 16, 2017 / 1:07 am

      Thank you so much! I’ll definitely check it out ☺

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