NEW URBAN DECAY ALL NIGHTER FOUNDATION

There has been a lot of hype around this new release from Urban Decay so I thought I would give it a try….

I love Urban Decay as a brand and own so many products from them that I use on a daily basis such as their Naked Skin concealer, their new Vice Lipsticks and their setting sprays.  And let’s not forget their eyeshadows which are one of the best.

This is a full-coverage, waterproof, matte foundation that lasts all night.  Sounds like a winner to me…specially for events. The packaging is amazing, the range of colors is amazing, the fact that it comes with a pump is amazing.  I chose the shade 3.0 which is a light yellow shade.  The price for this foundation is $49.

While this product claims to give a flawless finish, I disagree.

I really tried to love this product.  I tried exfoliating my skin before, and really moisturizing my skin.  I have normal/combination skin.

Sadly, it had a really cakey, powdery finish. So I tried mixing it with oil. As soon as the oil touched the foundation, it oxidized and turned completely orange.

Let’s see a close-up of my skin after only 4 hours of wear under different lighting.

  1. In Natural Lighting:

You can see it cracking around my mouth, It emphasized my texture and  you can still see the acne scars on my cheeks.

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Urban Decay All Nighter foundation in Natural Light

 

2. Flash Photography:

I look like I put white powder all over my face. (P.s.  I did not set this foundation).

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Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation with Flash Photography

 

3. Indoor lighting:

It looks really cakey and it actually gave me wrinkles around my eyes and my mouth.  Let’s just say, it felt good to take this off.

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As much as I wanted to like this foundation, it is going back to the store.  I will exchange it with the NARS All Day luminous Weightless Foundation.  I will be doing a review on that one once I test it out.

August 2016 Ipsy Bag

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I haven’t shared my Ipsy bags for the past few months but thought I would share this one. First, how dreamy is this makeup bag?  I love it and of course, you can’t have too many makeup bags…

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Let’s begin:

  1. NYX Born To Glow liquid illuminator in the color “Gleam” (7.50 USD):

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The thing with liquid illuminators is that you can use them in many different ways.  You can use them as a primer, mix them with your foundation, as a base for your highlight or just use it as a highlighter on its own.  The difference between a powder highlighter and a liquid one is obviously the finish.  A powder highlighter will give you an unnatural looking highlight… which I love.  By unnatural I mean that people can tell you have a glowy product on your face.  A liquid one will just give you a nice dewy wet looking “natural” glow.  This rose gold highlighter is beautiful and will suit so many different skin tones because it has pink and gold undertones. The full size is 7.50 USD for 18 ml.  This deluxe sample is 13 ml.

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Nyx liquid illuminator in GLEAM

 

2. LORD&BERRY Lip Color in Intimacy (20 USD):

This is a rosy pink lip color that glides on the lips.  It is a matte color that doesn’t dry out the lips and lasts a really long time.  It does have some transfer to it but not too much.

 

3. PETER LAMAS supreme radiance complexion booster  (44 USD):

That is a pretty long name for a primer.  It is probably the most smoothing primer I own.  However, I am not a fan of silicone based primers.  I am also not sure why it is so dark.  It is going to darken you a little if you are fair. It also claims to have light reflecting properties that brighten but I have not noticed this to be honest.  It has Retinol and Salicylic acid which help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.  The full size has 30 ml of product and costs 44 USD.  This deluxe sample is 10 ml.

As you can see in the picture below, once I blended it, it did darken my hands just a little bit but my pores have instantly disappeared.

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4. Beauty For Real 24-7 eyeliner in Black Magic (14 USD):

Have you seen anything more black? I personally haven’t.  It is blendable for up to 10 seconds and then it will set and not budge.

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Beauty For Real 24-7 eyeliner in Black Magic

5. 111SKIN Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask (20 USD):

It is a very moisturizing sheet mask that brightens skin tone, increases circulation and stimulates collagen production.  But…20 USD for a single use sheet mask? !  For best results, they recommend using it 3x a week.

 

Alright, that is all for now! xo