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.

The Test

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.

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First Thoughts


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.

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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.

The positives:

  • 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.

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Final thoughts

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