Setting sprays, the unsung hero of our makeup collection, and the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray is no exception.
This cult classic has had an overhaul and I have to admit I love it! However, this is the first time I have tried this product (I know BAD beauty blogger!)
What is a setting spray?
When I was little my Grandma told me that to keep my makeup on I should use Hair Lacquer (my Grandma’s way of saying Hairspray) and spray it over my face. Although I wouldn’t recommend that now, I have always searched for something that would keep my makeup on for longer and setting sprays are definitely the way forward.
The ideas is that once you have applied your full face you can spritz this over and reassured it will help blend everything together seamlessly whilst keeping it in a place all day.
I decided I would by this on a week where I would have extraordinary circumstances to normal. I had my normal office days and on top of that I had a days training (which saw me sitting in 3 hours of traffic due to an old WWII bomb) and a trip to London to give a presentation, on a wet, clammy day.
I love the new packaging, the colour combination is nice as is the font they’ve used. I don’t quite understand why there are two lids though, perhaps that will remain a mystery. It is lightweight due to the bottle being plastic and it also helps that it is the travel size which fits perfectly in your handbag.
I shook the bottle first as directed and as with most new pumps you have to press it a couple of times to get the first full spray.
I was delighted that the spray was a lovely fine mist and covered my face without it feeling wet.
I had heard there was an unpleasant scent so I had pre-conceived opinions, however I was pleasantly surprised.
Whilst there is a subtle scent it’s not the worst thing I have encountered and pretty much went away once I had it on my face.
Texture / Consistency
It dried very quickly, I was worried I would have to wait before putting my specs back on but it was about 10-15 seconds.
After using this for a week I can honestly say I enjoyed this product. I have dry to normal skin for reference.
- My makeup stayed on ALL DAY even through my busy day in London (My glasses rub off all the makeup on my nose so to even have a little left over was a miracle).
- The size of the travel version is so convenient and the price for this size (£10) is actually not too bad. It’s so effective I wouldn’t need to use this every time I did my makeup so this size would suit me better.
- The spritz really is refreshing and I was surprised each time I used it how cooling it was.
This is definitely a product I would repurchase.
Do I think this is the holy grail, would never leave my side setting spray?
In all honesty I have tried so many setting sprays, budget, high end, and this has performed the best out of all of them so far, however I always think there is better… I can’t help it.
Have you tried this?
Are you a setting spray fan?
Would you recommend something different?
Would you like to see a setting spray series on the blog in the future?
*this post contains PR samples
Donna Ashworth says
Okay I have wanted to try this for ages now!! I think I will go and get it today. Thx!
Mummy Times Two says
Ooo I’ve never used a setting spray, but you’ve really convinced me that I should give one a go. Thanks for sharing your impressions of it.
MELANIE EDJOURIAN says
Wow it sounds like this is a really setting spray. I need to get one as my last on ran out so might get this seeing as it’s so highly rated.
Rhian Westbury says
I have the original setting spray and I love the re-brand, I do think it makes a huge difference to how long your make up lasts x
Baby Isabella says
We’ve never used setting spray but can see the benefits of it. My mummy’s make up rubs off on her glasses too, so hopefully this should work for her also x
Sarah Bailey says
I really need to revamp my makeip collection and this sounds like a must have to add to it as my makeup never lasts that long.
Ana De- Jesus says
I have oily skin so I am yet to find a setting spray that works for me but I am willing to try! Fingers crossed x
Ali Rost says
I’ve never tried a setting spray, although my daughter swears by them. I’ll pass your post along to her, I’m positive she’ll be interested! Thanks for the great review
angela milnes says
Sounds like a good setting spray for me and I really love the packaging too, Glad that you share this product
I’ve never used a setting spray, can you believe it?! I think for the results and the cost this one is worth a try. x
ive not tried this version. ive tried the one for oily skin and it’s just as amazing!
Nayna Kanabar says
This sounds like a great product and would be very useful whilst commuting for long journeys and arriving with makeup fresh looking.
I’ve just bought this and absolutely love it. My make-up stays put all day! xo
Debbie Nicholas says
I have never used a setting spray after trying one that made my face all sticky. This sounds great though!!
Stephanie Merry says
I’ve been using this setting spray on and off for years now, I love it! x
Lubka Henry says
I haven’t used makeup setting spray, but I’ve always wanted to try. Thanks for the recommendation.
i also have this and love it , used it a t a wedding last weekend and it kept my makeup on all day x
I need to get my hands on this product, it sounds great!
My make up seems to last a few hours max 🙁