NEW MAKE UP I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

I make a rubbish make up / beauty blogger for two reasons, I don’t try enough new beauty products to update a few times a week and I also can’t afford to buy new beauty products a few times a week. I literally find one piece of make up I like and refuse to try something new and when I do, I always end up being disappointed and regret spending my money on it. However things changed when I tried these new products.

All Nighter Liquid Foundation

I’ve always grown up with spots around my chin meaning that I’ve always being stuck with lots of red scars. For this reason I like a foundation with a very good coverage. I’ve been using the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation for the last year which has been great, and I honestly do still love it, however I had heard a lot about the new Urban Decay foundation and couldn’t wait to try it. Luckily mother dearest got some samples with one of her UD orders so I thought I’d give it a bash (and leave mum hanging).

I have been unlucky enough this week to suffer with a large group of spots on my left cheek, which made it actually quite a good week to test my new foundation. The small amount of foundation in the sample gave me at least 2-3 layers of foundation covering my face. You wouldn’t even know the spots were there, and you probably wouldn’t need to 2-3 layers that the sample offered!

Pros:

  • I love the coverage because of my scarred spotty face
  • Its very easy to apply with a blending sponge (I use the Real Techniques blender)
  • It covers the pores on my nose which unfortunately the EL Double Wear doesn’t
  • A little goes a long way
  • It lasts all day – I accidentally fell asleep with my make up on and I probably could have got away with not having to do my make up again!

Cons:

  • It could be a little drying
  • It oxidises (apparently), which means if someone at the beauty counter matches your colour you could end up leaving and going into another shop with a different shade on your face

Luckily I used this website called Temptalia Foundation Matrix which Sarah Alexandra from Sarah in Wonderland messaged me about on twitter. This website allows you to find the colour of foundation you need from other brands by the colour and brand of the foundation you already use. When I got the UD All Nighter Foundation I thought, ‘oh its a bit light’, however it darkened a little when it was on my skin.

Naked Ultimate Basics Eyeshadow Palette

For Christmas I bought my mum this basics palette because she prefers matte eyeshadows (she seems to think that the shimmer colours make her wrinkles more noticeable). After Christmas, I used the palette just to see what it was like. And OMFFFFFG I LOVE THE COLOURS.

The majority of the colours are everyday colours, and best of all, they blend really well with each other. I was using the original Naked palette and the Naked 2 palette which have beautiful colours, but theres definitely some colours in those palettes which you can’t wear all the time. This palette, I could probably use every single colour for everyday use. I’ve used the majority of colours from this palette already whereas I tend to stick to about 3 colours on the older palettes.

Pros:

  • The colours are very useful for everyday use
  • Eye shadows are matte, which again, are very useful for everyday use
  • It lasts all day
  • The brush it comes with is also very useful
    (Its basically a ‘useful’ palette to have)

Cons:

  • None, honestly. I actually don’t have a bad word about this palette. Its definitely a need/must for every make up wearer!

I clearly really liked them! Urban Decay have rarely disappointed me, and I love the general aesthetic that the brand gives off. Have you tried these bits by Urban Decay? What are your thoughts?

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28 Comments

  1. Kayleigh Zara
    January 4, 2017 / 11:08 pm

    I’ve been dying to buy the urban decay foundation as I’ve heard so many good things about it! I also love the pallete and it’s great that you’ve given both the pros and cons x

    • silverglowx
      January 4, 2017 / 11:18 pm

      I’ve heard some good and bad comments about the foundation, but I think its like every foundation it’s either going to suit your skin or it isn’t. Thankfully it suits me and its cheaper than the EL foundation I’ve been using! The basics palette is literally best palette I’ve ever used!

      I was so close to not doing the pros and cons! But thankfully I did, yay!

  2. January 4, 2017 / 11:14 pm

    I’ve never actually tried anything by urban decay! I make an awful beauty blogger for that reason and also because like you I can’t afford/ don’t have enough different products to talk about regularly!
    Amy xx
    http://www.callmeamy.co.uk

    • silverglowx
      January 4, 2017 / 11:21 pm

      Ahhhh no way, you need to. I’d recommend the basics palette – its expensive (around £38), but the colours are amazing and the palettes usually lasts me for usually over a year and I wear the stuff every day!

      Honestly don’t know how beauty bloggers do it as I barely have the money to afford the products I use everyday, let alone buying ones just to review!

  3. January 5, 2017 / 12:00 am

    I wish I used my palette more! I only use extremely bitter in the whole thing, gotta try and create some looks with it. Lovely post girl!
    Aliyah x

    • silverglowx
      January 5, 2017 / 4:55 pm

      Thanks girl! I love how you can blend loads of different colours to make a really nicely blended look. For me, its such easy colours for everyday use. I’m sure you’ll get more into it!

  4. January 5, 2017 / 12:15 am

    I have the palette but I’ve barely used it! I really need to try more looks out with it but it just doesn’t excite me as much as the other Naked palettes! I really want to try the foundation too.

    • silverglowx
      January 5, 2017 / 4:57 pm

      Ah really? I think it’s a really useful palette for the everyday, I can’t really say a bad word about it. I love the other palettes as well, I just think these colours all blend really nicely together.

      Love the foundation, just need to make sure its right for you. Maybe worth getting a sample before you invest?

  5. January 5, 2017 / 12:37 am

    I am desperate to try this foundation! What a handy website to use to find the right shade!

    Lxoxo

    • silverglowx
      January 5, 2017 / 4:58 pm

      I know, so useful and the colour it told me to get was absolutely perfect! Try and see if you can get a sample as it may be different on your skin to mine!

  6. January 5, 2017 / 8:04 am

    I need this eyeshadow kit. It is on the top of my purchase list this year. Loved this post

    Thanks for sharing
    Steph xx

    Steph’s World | Lifestyle Blog | http://www.stephsworld.com

    • silverglowx
      January 5, 2017 / 4:59 pm

      Honestly I think its the best eye shadow palette I own, some people may say its not exciting but for a girl that wears make up everyday and would like to create a subtle but ‘done’ look, I think it is perfect!

      Thank you so much! xx

  7. January 5, 2017 / 8:05 am

    I need this eyeshadow kit. It is on the top of my purchase list this year. Loved this post ❤️

    Thanks for sharing
    Steph xx

    Steph’s World | Lifestyle Blog | http://www.stephsworld.com

  8. January 5, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    To be honest, I only really like this palette for the burnt orange shade! I think I’ll give it a miss, though it seems like it would be a lovely gift for someone who is looking for a good everyday eyeshadow palette!

    http://www.lovefrommaira.co.uk

    • silverglowx
      January 5, 2017 / 5:01 pm

      The burnt orange colour is my favourite! I think its definitely worth giving it a shot babe – the colours are so useful for every day and they last for ages and everybody needs a palette like that.

  9. Tania
    January 6, 2017 / 8:30 am

    I have these both and love them so much! The palette is gorgeous perfect for creating an everyday look and then easily can make it into a night look! Great post urban decay have amazing bits!

    Tania
    http://www.taniaalexandraribeiro.com

  10. January 6, 2017 / 9:45 am

    I am really tempted by the ultimate basics as I have the basics palette and love it but very thin on the ground now after using it so much lol xxxx

    lucylovesbeautyxo.com

  11. January 8, 2017 / 12:03 pm

    I do have the palette!! I haven’t had the time to try it out properly yet but I do love the colours. I mean I love having a bit of shimmer in my life but the matte colours all look so beautiful! Glad to hear the foundation worked out for you! X

  12. January 9, 2017 / 11:49 am

    I want to try that palette so bad now. Admittedly, when I first saw it released I thought it looked boring and nothing special but after many reviews and seeing the hype, I want it now!

    – Emily xx
    http://www.missbeautyemily.com

  13. January 10, 2017 / 8:55 am

    I’ve never used the Urban Decay foundation but I can vouch for the Naked Palette – it’s my absolute favourite, in fact – I don’t even own any other eye shadow apart from Naked
    xx

    Lizzie | Takeoffs & Landings

  14. Debra-Bow
    January 10, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    SOOOOOOOO glad you wrote about the UD all nighter foundation as this has become my HOLY GRAIL. I flippin’ love this foundation so much!!!

  15. January 12, 2017 / 5:46 pm

    I completely feel you in your first paragraph, I’m by no means an exclusively beauty blogger just because it’s so expensive! And you can never use the products up quickly enough to justify the purchase of something new! But never mind, haha! It’s still great to read your reviews when you do invest in something new! The foundation sounds great, I definitely need decent coverage to hide my eyebags haha! And the naked palette has an astounding review, no cons at all! I definitely need to pick one of those up!

    Abbey 😎 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  16. January 12, 2017 / 9:33 pm

    Haha my mum is exactly the same when it comes to sparkly eyeshadow! I would love to try the Urban Decay foundation, and I’d never heard of that foundation website before so thanks for shouting it out 🙂

    Kez | http://www.gingeybee.com

  17. January 18, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    I’ve heard great things about both these products, I actually have the foundation on my wishlist actually haha, roll on pay day so I can treat myself!

    VioletDaffodils
    xx

  18. Veronica Bizzarri
    January 19, 2017 / 1:53 am

    The UD foundation sounds amazing except I don’t think it would work on me because I have dry skin.. the palette is right up my street though I’m all about matte eye shadows

    Ronnie
    http://www.veronicabizzarri.blogspot.co.uk
    xx