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Sunday, 1 August 2010

Lou's Review's : : Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Setting Spray

Aloha Bloggerinos,

What a weekend I have had! I will do a little post shortly because I have done lots of lovely weddingy bits and I know you like to hear about those :)

First of all though, here is a 'Lou's Reviews' of a product I was given way back in April for my 25th and have only recently started using it.

This is the Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Setting Spray which retails at £17.00. It basically claim that if you spritz it over your make-up'd face, it will ensure there is no caking, smudging or smearing.

My initial thoughts on the box that contains the bottle were that the packaging seamed a little 'un Urban Decay'. My other UD products all have really cool or eye catching packaging, where as this just looks like someone lifted a picture of a skyline off the net and shoved a load of writing all over it. It definitely wouldn't have inspired me to buy it (gee wizz I hope the chum who bought me it doesn't read this-haha I am grateful really!).

Click on the picture below to enlarge if you would like to read the blurb.

Here we have the actually spritzer bottle. I like the pump as it keeps it hygienic but then what would you expect with a spritz product? I was even more disappointed with the bottle inside the box. White plastic and cruddy purple and black skyline picture just add to the cheapness. It's not something I am proud to display on my dresser that's for sure.

I tried not to judge a book by it's cover and have been using this product most days last week, for different scenarios. I apply my usual makeup, spray on a few spritzes of this and then go about my day. I tried this to work where I wear foundation, powder, mascara and eyeshadow and I also wore this to Liverpool when I went on a whistle stop trip, wearing a little more makeup.

Usually I find that by the end of the day my foundation and powder has faded and my eyeliner and mascara has slipped and smudged. I hoped that this product would alleviate this. It didn't.
I'm sorry to say that I thought this spray did little to nothing. It wasn't greasy or oily and had no scent but it also seemed to have no beneficial properties either. I may as well have flicked water on my face for all the good it did.

All in all, a very low review I know, but I suppose not everything is going to be a winner. I defo won't be buying this and I'm not sure if I will finish the bottle. What a bummer.

Have you ever used this product? Have you found a better setting spray that you think is really good?

On the upside, Mindycat doesn't care. How cute and shnuggly does she look on the blanket? Ahh.




  1. I'm looking for one of this... I'm a dancer and i sweat a lot with the ligths and the nervous thing going on inside of me, so i really need a good one, if anyone knows of any please tell us! :D

  2. Hey sweetie

    I am so pleased I read this as I was going to purchase so will save my pennies

    Loveee your little Mindy she is sooo cute. I am such a kitty kat girlie, I have 3 xxx

    t x

  3. I was also going to buy this but don't think I'll bother now. I'll just keep reapplying throughout the day, inconvenient but cheaper! xx

  4. How disappointing! I was also going to buy this as I don't always have time to reapply make-up what with chasing after the kids all day! Thank you for saving me some pennies! The search is still on... xx

  5. I've been looking at this product and wondering if it'd be any good! THANKS for the review!

  6. oh, too bad it doesn't work. thanks for the review!

    & btw I lovelove the fabric in the background, haha, floral-y goodness :)

  7. Thank you for saving me $$ :)

  8. ditto to the comment above! I was going to try this, so thanks for informing me about your experience. I have been liking the caudalie beauty elixir, but havent been using it long enough to do a full review.

  9. Do you think perhaps this product would help with oil control?

  10. Hi ChicGhost, I wouldn't recomend it for oil control. I think it did VERY little at all so if you were looking for oil control, to find a product or ask at the makeup counters for something specifically designed to target this. Let me know how you get on xxxx

  11. Thanks for the review - was wondering how it worked. I bought the Avon knockoff of this and wasn't all that impressed either. I do however find if I spray my brush with it before putting on eyeshadow/powder eyeline it stays longer! Or maybe it's just my imagination...

  12. So pleased to see a review, been looking at it for a long time in Boots as I have lots of Boots points! Shame you spent £17 on something you don't like :(

    I'm a new follower, would you mind following me back please? :)

  13. aww sorry to hear this didn't work for you. I find these sprays tend to make the foundation separate even faster on me.

  14. Thanks for the review, sorry to hear it didn't work out. I never used this and I guess I never will.

  15. Thanks for the review! I've seen this product and wondered if it worked...

  16. great review. was planning to order it, glad i read your review first. Have you tried Model in A Bottle? read lots of good reviews about it.

    btw, im a new follower.


  17. I have tried loads of different products to help my make up STAY on my face. Unfortunately none of the ones I have purchase especially for this purpose have worked.
    However a friend recommended spray hair spray on my face ( not the most pleasant experience and possibly not the best for your skin ) but it worked a treat. I thoroughly recommend it!

    Thanks for the review and much love xx

  18. That's such a bummer the spray did nothing!! A product like that (which actually worked) would be magical.

  19. Great blog ,thanks for the review before I purchased this product ...

  20. Thanks for the review!, i have never really found a make up spritzer thingie that does what it claims to do- i dont think they exist, its almost too good to be true- expecting a spray to keep yr make up on..sigh...
    anyway nice blog ! :)

  21. Great review Lou - I don't have a lot of faith in these kinds of products tbh but may have been swayed by the UD brand as I love their eyeshadows and PP... you've saved me a few ££ so thank you! :)

    I've awarded you a little Blog Award chickadee :) have a peek at my blog! xx

  22. hey i've given you an award and tagged you at my blog =)

  23. Your cat is adorable. I must be seriously out of the loop. I've never seen this product before. :-(

  24. I lovelovelove your blogs and your youtube channel, 100%.
    Completely new to this so bare with me :),
    Would you be able to use this without using a primer beforehand?
    Thank youuuuuuuuuuu

  25. I swear by Clarins Fix Make Up spray! It sets my makeup, makes my skin look amazing and keeps it like that all day - and it smells fab! Couldn't live without it. x

  26. "setting spray" helps a lot in making makeup long lasting,..this is really good thing,.

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