Urban Decay First Impressions

Hey Beauties!

 

 

Can you believe this is my very first Urban Decay purchase ever?! Recently Urban Decay launched at the Waterfront in Cape Town and I was so excited to pay them a visit and try some of their products which have been raved about for years. Their eye shadow palettes are some of their best sellers but I opted for face products. Today I will be reviewing their Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage ConcealerAll Nighter Longwear Foundation and the All Nighter Setting Spray.

 

 

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Skin Complete Coverage Concealer

 

As per the website:

 

Hide even your most scandalous flaws. Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer gives you buildable, even coverage with a luminous, demi-matte finish. Ultra lightweight, this high-tech formula melds like a second skin to give you full coverage in an instant. For complete coverage, just keep building; no matter how much you apply, Naked Skin Concealer always blends beautifully and NEVER settles into fine lines.

We loaded Naked Skin Concealer with lots of ingredients that are good for your skin. Matrixyl 3000 contains anti-wrinkle peptides to improve skin’s youthful appearance and elasticity. Japanese green tea revitalizes and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines. Litchiderm™ (derived from lychee fruit) protects against dehydration, resulting in a brighter, more radiant complexion. And sodium hyaluronate helps skin attract and retain moisture.

Practical and travel-friendly, this formula comes in a gorgeous bottle that’s like a smaller version of our Naked Skin Liquid Makeup component. The modern flocked applicator lays down just the right amount of product, and it’s soft enough to use on the delicate skin under the eyes.

 

My Experience:

 

I purchased the shade Medium Neutral which is a perfect match to conceal and highlight. It contains a doe foot applicator which slides and glides onto the skin very easily and smooth. The packaging consists of a standard concealer bottle and easy to travel with. When I applied this it blended very easy with a sponge which is my preferred method of application and sets very nicely into the skin. I noticed no creasing occurred before setting it with powder and it brightened up my under eyes, seeing that it claims to be a light diffusing, Peptide infusing concealer. Also I noticed that if I could, I don’t even need to set this concealer with a translucent or setting powder as it appeared to look as if it is set. This is very comparable to Mac Prolong Wear Concealer as the staying power; non-creasing, matte appearance is very much the same.

This definitely is a winner in my books.

Ingredients:

Cyclopentasiloxane, Aqua (Water/Eau), Butylene Glycol, Silica, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glycerin, Litchi Chinensis Pericarp Extract, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Sodium Chloride, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Phenoxyethanol, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Propylene Carbonate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hexyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1

All Shades May Contain:
CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides).

 

Available in 14 shades. 5ml/ 0.16 fl.oz. Vegan/ cruelty free.

Made in Canada.

 

 

 

Urban Decay All Nighter Longwear Foundation

 

As per the 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.

 

My Experience:

 

I got color matched by a very lovely lady in the shade 7.5. She did suggest this shade and mentioned that these foundations oxide one shade darker. Thankfully she was very particular that we match the absolute correct shade and made sure to wait a few minutes, let me walk into natural daylight and then decide if that was the correct shade for my skin tone. I’m so grateful she was so particular about finding the correct shade and making sure I find my shade. As you probably aware during the warmer months approaching (summer summer summer time, yeah!) I experience more dry to combination skin, and during the winter/ colder months my skin is super dry. I needed foundations for this time of the year where my makeup can last the entire day or night especially at work where I will be constantly busy or for those summer nights and going out. I love the packaging of this foundation as it is so unique; then again I love all the packaging on Urban Decay products.

This is a matte foundation and although I’ve tried matte foundations in the past, this does not give the appearance of a flat matte or dried out lifeless appearance. It does however cling onto dry patches and not suited for dry to very dry skin. I wore this foundation for about 9 hours and it definitely held up and stayed on. At the end of the day there was no fading, patchiness, or moving of the foundation. My forehead gets a little bit shiny with my other natural to dewy foundations and it did not get a little bit shiny with this. I would only wear this foundation for special occasions or days or nights where I’m going to be out for an extended period of time. And when I do where this foundation I need to hydrate immensely by using a moisturizing cream followed by a hydrating primer and Mac Fix+. But overall points for the longevity and staying power of this foundation. I’m not sure if its waterproof as it claims to be as I haven’t gone swimming with this or let water drop onto my face or sweat.

Available in 24 shades. Vegan/ cruelty free. Matte finish, oil free, waterproof. Contains 30ml/ 1 fl oz.

Ingredients:

Cyclopentasiloxane, Aqua (Water/Eau), Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Butylene Glycol, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Lauryl Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer-3, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopherol.

All Shades May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides)].

 

 

 

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

 

As per the website:

 

Is makeup meltdown ruining your midnight mojo? Mist on this weightless spray to give your makeup serious staying power. All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray keeps makeup looking gorgeously just-applied for up to 16 hours—without melting, fading or settling into fine lines.

Developed in an exclusive partnership with Skindinavia, our groundbreaking, tested formula is suitable for all skin types, free of oil and parabens, and features patented Temperature Control Technology. Yep, this baby actually lowers the temperature of your makeup to keep foundation, eyeshadow, blush and concealer in place—even in hot and humid or cold and windy conditions. The result? Smoother-looking skin and vibrant makeup that lasts all day (or all night).

In a 7-day study of All Nighter:*

• 78% of participants said All Nighter helped their makeup last for 16 hours.
• Over 80% said their makeup not only looked better, it stayed on better (even in the T-zone) without settling into fine lines.
• Whether they had combination, oily or dry skin, 88% or more said All Nighter was the best product to help their makeup last.

 

My experience:

 

I’ll keep this short as there isn’t much to say about a spray other than the fact that Urban Decay makes the best setting sprays in my opinion. From the spray nozzle to the amount it sprays out is sufficient and up to standard. Love it. Will definitely repurchase when I run out.

 

Contains 118ml/ 4.0 fl.oz. Vegan/ cruelty free.

 

Ingredients:

 

Aqua / Water, Alcohol Denat., PVP, Dimethicone PEG-7 Phosphate, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Dipropylene Glycol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Glycereth-5 Lactate, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenylpropanol, Parfum / Fragrance, Propanediol, Methyl Diisopropyl Propionamide, Poloxamer 407, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Maltodextrin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Citronellol, Limonene, Benzyl Alcohol, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, BHT.ents:

 

 

 

 

What are some of your favorite products from Urban Decay?

 

Thanks for stopping by:)

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