Rated 4.06 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review BEAUTIFUL FOUNDATION
I have been using this foundation for roughly 3 months now, and I absolutely love it. I am a little disappointed by some of the poor reviews, so I want mine to set the record straight:
1. Some people noted that the foundation feels heavy. While I disagree, I think there may be a few explanations for this. First, the users may not be used to full-coverage foundations. With significant pigmentation comes a slightly "heavier" feel on the skin. I solely use full-coverage foundations, and compared to others (like the Estee Lauder Double-Wear, or Tarte Amazonian Clay), the All-Nighter feels much lighter. Second, the users may be applying the foundation in a way that uses more product than is necessary. I find that using a damp beauty sponge is the most successful technique with this foundation because it gives me control and allows me to build up the product in specific areas.
2. Some people also noted that the foundation does not stay on very long. Again, I disagree, so here are some possible causes. First, when makeup companies compile their "claims", most long-wear tests are done with a primer and setting powder (since this is how the majority of users will be applying their makeup). This being said, the longevity of ANY foundation increases when you use a decent primer and setting powder. If this foundation isn't lasting on your skin for as long as it claims to, and you're not taking these precautions, it's more than worth the effort. Second, most foundations will appear to "break-up" or "separate" on the skin if you use too much product. Since this foundation is very full-coverage, it is important to be mindful of this during application! I find that I can get away with using about 1.5 pumps for my entire face and neck without any issues.
I hope this clears up some of the negative feedback left for this product. I truly adore it and consider it a HOLY GRAIL
Most Helpful Critical Review Will be returning
I really wanted to buy this foundation. I really did; however, I feel like my drugstore foundation does better than this! It is full coverage, I will admit. That didn't change the fact that it glided off after spraying one of my setting sprays onto this. I never had a foundation do that to me. It oxidized WAY too dark. I can usually get away with this, but it was WAY too dark. The creasing was horrible around my nose. I also noticed some missing patches, which makes no sense because I applied the foundation with both a beauty blender and a brush (I thought maybe it needed to be applied differently). It's great coverage, but the cons definitely outweigh the cons.
Reviewed by 5244 customers Beautiful looking finish
JessiCan from WI
My skin is VERY oily. I have to usually blot every two hours with most other foundations I've tried from Dior, Estée Lauder, Clinique, and Tarte. This product looks flawless on my face, I don't need to blot for 6 hours. I'm very impressed the product isn't drying or cakey on my skin.
If you've tried other matte foundations and are unsure about them, give this a go! I would recommend!
Jen from St Louis
Oxidation is crazy, but the coverage and the way it wears is wonderful.
happybabe from Omaha, NE
This has been my go-to full coverage foundation for at least 5 years now! It does oxidize but I find it suites my skin tone better when it does. Haven't found a better full coverage foundation since this one!
Keelie from Chattanooga, TN
I love this stuff!! I got a shade lighter than what I thought I should get. it does oxidize a lot, but it turns more tan than orange. I always use cool undertone colors. The all nighter concealer was horribly orange on my skin and is definitely a no go unless you have warm undertones. This foundation feels completely weightless and looks SO GOOD in all kinds of lighting.
Julie from Syracuse
Broke out in hives
Jen from Loganville , Georgia
Been using this foundation for years! Shade matches my skin perfectly
Jean from East Haven Ct
I have very oily skin. This is the only foundation that I can wear all day and night which doesn't make shine on my face. GREAT product.
I would but the product again .
Sophie from Michigan
I use the product on special occasion I'm just in love with it
Love the coverage and long wearing
babydoll97 from GA - Georgia
Have tried many so far this one is great
Waste of money
Kathrine from Virginia Beach
No testers and minimal employees do color wasn't correct t for my skin tone so forced to throw it away. Huge waste of money
I KEEP TRYING TO LEAVE, BUT WE'RE MEANT TO BE.....
Carole from Illinois
honestly, i have used this foundation for 2+ years and i can't get away from it. I am by no means a makeup mogul but love to experiment with make up and try new brands. I have tried EVERYTHING and always find something wrong, and wind up right back with my baby at Urban Decay.
i love everythign about this foundation... it oxidizes and gets tanner and i also think matches my skintone incredibly. it doesn't smudge off or move on your face throughout the day.
TRUE TEST: with covid here i'm wearing a mask A LOT. i can wear a mask for hours and take it off with little product on my mask AND my foundation still looks great.
ONLY CON FOR ME: when it oxidizes, it sometimes get an orange-y tone that i quite hate. I wouldn't say it happens regularly, but i would say this sometimes happens with a particularly long wear or i'm sweating up a storm. i try to counteract this with a more neutral concealer and other products like silver-y highlighters etc. Sometimes i mix half and half with a tinted moisturizer or less coverage foundation to even it out!
overall, can't leave for any trip without this baby. i'm a pretty neutral medium so i'm typically a 4.0 in the winter and a 4.5 in the summer.
My go too
BRENDAAA from Phoenix AZ
I love this product hands down because it last on my sweaty face, I do live in az where is hot and this works
Looks flawless, but doesn't help with oiliness
Natalie from Florida
My t-zone is EXTREMELY oily, not just some minimal shine. It is an oil slick with only a couple hours even without foundation. That being said, this foundation looks beautiful on, and covers absolutely everything. It has a soft matte finish on me. Please do not use more than one pump for your entire face/neck. I don't even use a full pump and can cover acne and scars flawlessly. However it doesn't help with my oil at all (doesn't make it worse though). Keep in mind it oxidizes a little. A lot of comments saying it turns orange but you just need to select your correct undertone.
Elaine510 from Apple Valley, CA
Absolutely FLAWLESS application and coverage. I was completely blown away. It. Is. Stunning. Wish I'd tried this sooner.
Dries out my skin,cakey
AshleyH from Limestone,TN
I feel like this foundation really matches well to my skin and it goes on well. However,I apply it in the morning and by lunchtime my skin looks super dry,flaky,etc. Just overall terrible. I moisturize my skin,use primer setting powder and spray. But it still doesn't look good at all halfway through the day
Orange, orange, orange
DanaElayne from Nashville, GA
I wanted to love this. I really did. I bought two different shades 1.5 and 1. Both shades turned me absolutely orange from the oxidation on my skin.
I love this!!!
Gigi from Desmoines ia
Very light weight and doesn't cake
Color matching app failed me.
None from Texas
Nothing to say, other than I wasted my money.
Karri from Wyoming
I bought this foundation because I sweat a lot and needed something waterproof. I was super disappointed. The foundation does not blend well and it looks cakey on my skin. I put it on this morning and took it right back off it was so bad.
No, foundation makes my face really greasy.
Yess from CA
I tried to use this item daily but unfortunately made my face really oily. Foundation smears with any touch to my face.
Her majesty from San Antonio
I use concealer daily because I have rosacea and need the coverage but it tends to make your skin look orangy
Worth the money!
Nhdz510 from California
I've been using this foundation for the past 5+ years & it remains my favorite! No matter what new foundation I try i keep coming back to this one. The coverage is amazing & a little goes a long way with this product.
Great reviews will try
Nikkinicole from Austin, tx
I want to purchase this item but can't color chose.
Peach from Lehigh Valley PA
This product is true love!!!
My skin is a combo of oily and normal. When wearing a mask at work all, I feel oily and shiny and gross by the end of the day/ and I sit at a desk!!! So I purchased this to give me mattifying and I love it because it's not too heavy like the Mac foundations, it's not drying! It's not cakey. It goes on smooth and I literally used three small drops for my whole face! This bottle is worth the money! I also found a shade that matches my skin better than any other foundation I've ever used! I double checked an artist at the store and she agreed on the color match. I wish I had found this for me wedding instead of using Make Up Forever's HD photo finish! It has great natural looking coverage, after my morning routine I moisturized and then put the foundation on and my under eye concealer and I'm good to go for a day of running around and cleaning! Then I can dress this look up more for work and super easy! This is my new favorite, thank you UD!!!!
Candy from Va
Best matte foundation ever!