Remember the Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray that I showed you in a previous Haul of Shame post? No? Haha, well, that’s probably because it was back in November 2012!
I’ve been using Urban Decay All Nighter Monday through Friday for the last 5 months, and there’s still some product left. After using it so much, I now feel comfortable giving you my in-depth report.
You know what? I wanted to try Urban Decay All Nighter for a long time, but what stopped me before was the price, which I found to be high. Plus I had never used any setting spray before.
So, was it worth the money? Will I be repurchasing it? Or was it a let-down? You’ll soon find out!
Note: Since I purchased this in 2012, my bottle has different packaging than the new one out this year. With the new packaging, Urban Decay changed some of the ingredients to improve the product. (I’ve listed the ingredients for both in case you’ll find it helpful.)
Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray Pictures
Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray Ingredients
Aqua (Water), SD-Alcohol 39-C, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Isononyl Isononanoate, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Sodium Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, PVP, Phenoxyethanol,Caprylyl Glycol, Methyl Diisopropyl Propionamide, Dimethicone PEG-7 Phosphate, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Glycereth-5 Lactate, Methyl Methacrylate Cross Polymer, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Fragrance
In case you’re wondering about what the ingredients are in the NEW packaging (not reviewed here), they are:
Aqua (Water), Alcohol Denat, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, PVP, Methyl Perfluorobutyl Ether, Methyl Perflouroisobutyl Ether, Dimethicone PEG-7 Phosphate, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Caprylyl Gylcol, Menthyl Methacrylate Cross Polymer, Poloxamer 407, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Cocamidopropyl PG Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Glycereth-5 Lactate, N,2,3-Trimethyl-2-Isopropyl Butamide, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Fragrance, Aloe Barbandensis Leaf Extract
Claims: Mostly TRUSTED
- Weightless setting spray (Yes)
- Keeps makeup looking just-applied for up to 16 hours (Yes)
- Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive (Yes)
- Prevents melting, cracking, fading, or settling into fine lines (Yes, but depends on makeup)
- Smoother-looking skin (No)
- Name: Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
- Amount: 118 mL (4 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $28 CAD (Purchased from Sephora during the 20% VIB Sale)
- Where to Buy: Urban Decay website, Sephora stores & Sephora website
Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray Review
While I didn’t find this product to be miraculous, it did lengthen the wear time of my face makeup (for most foundations I tried it with) enough that I noticed a difference when I used it versus when I didn’t.
After shaking the bottle well, I use a few spray to target all the areas of my face to help lock in my foundation.
I didn’t really notice that my skin looked smoother than before. (That claim isn’t a big deal because I’m not using this to smooth my skin, but to improve a foundation’s longevity anyway.)
It goes on clear and immediately has a slightly sticky feeling, but when it quickly dries down, the finish is not sticky at all.
Wherever I sprayed it made the area transfer-resistant. I really noticed this because the foundation I’m currently wearing seems to transfer very easily by itself. But after using the Urban Decay All Nighter spray, the foundation didn’t want to travel much. (It was a homing pigeon with the TV set to a shopping channel.) 😉
For some foundations, it worked like a charm and made it power through my work day and into the evening and night. But, with some foundations, it didn’t seem to provide a noticeable benefit. I couldn’t see a pattern, or I would be able to confidently say which types of foundations it’ll work better for. I guess it depends on your skin type, the consistency of the foundation, and how they interact with the setting spray.
Speaking of skin type, the Urban Decay All Nighter spray is suitable for all skin types. I’m pleased to report that it didn’t irritate my sensitive skin. I also didn’t get any breakouts from using this product daily. (But, as with any product you use directly on your skin, individual results vary.)
I also liked how it felt weightless, just like they claim it does. I really don’t like the feeling of something heavy on my face. So, if you’re like me, you’ll love how after this product dries down, it feels like there’s nothing on your skin.
There’s a fresh and clean scent, but it’s hard for me to pinpoint exactly what the fragrance is. It’s not clean like a sea scent. It might have a touch of fruitiness, but it certainly doesn’t scream citrus or anything very distinctive.
While I found the mild fragrance pleasing to my sensitive nose, when the Urban Decay setting spray dried down, there was no detectable scent. I liked this because I’m not a fan of having a fragrance on my face, especially because I wear an eau de parfum daily and it could clash with it.
The Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray has a non-aerosol pump, which means it won’t harm the ozone. It’s still easy to get the product out with this traditional-style pump. And the nozzle has extra protection with the cover.
Normally, this Urban Decay makeup setting spray costs $35 CAD, but I got it during Sephora’s 20% VIB sale for $28 CAD. Even at this discounted price, I still thought it was pricey. However, when you factor in how it can help your foundation last longer, I think it’s worth the splurge because it has the potential to make even a BB cream wear better.
Final Verdict: 8/10
Sure, using this Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray adds another step to your overall routine, but considering it can help you get better wear out of many foundations, I feel like it’s worth the extra effort and the expensive price.
This product is available in a 30 mL travel size that retails for $15 CAD, so if you’re curious about this, but you don’t want to plunk down money for the full-size, that’s also an option that allows you to test-drive it before committing.
Do you use makeup-setting sprays? Have you tried this or any of the other Urban Decay setting sprays? If you’ve tried the old and the formulation of All Nighter, did you notice a big difference?