It’s crazy to believe that after 4 years of unwavering dedication to Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Foundation I have been won over by a new kid on the block. Urban Decay launched their new matte finish, long wearing “All Nighter Foundation” this past month and I am in love. Mixed with Becca’s Backlight Primer, this has quickly become a staple in my morning makeup routine. Keep reading for my Favorite Foundation + Primer Combo Review.

Favorite Foundation + Primer Combo Review

Urban Decay “All Nighter” Foundation Review

Coverage: The coverage is comparable to Kat Von D’s Lock it Foundation which has long been one of my favorites, however I could never quite find a shade that suited me. All Nighter is also much lighter feeling on the skin which I really like.

Longevity: Urban Decay means it when they say “All Nighter.” This stuff truly lasts. I’ve worn it for a day of running errands, for a night out with friends, to a football game in the hot Texas sun, and it did not budge. With my oily skin I can never find something that doesn’t break up around my nose and between my eyebrows, but this stuff stayed put without breaking up.

Packaging: True to Urban Decay form this packaging is smooth and sleek with just the right amount of edginess. There is a pump which I love, it dispenses just the right amount of product and everything stays nice and tidy.
Price: At $40 this is hardly a bargain deal, however with the coverage you receive the amount of product needed is drastically reduced so I think it’s worth it.

Favorite Foundation + Primer Combo Review

Becca Backlight Primer Review

I fell even more in love with Urban Decay’s All Nighter Foundation when I started mixing it with a pump of Becca’s Backlight Primer. This primer adds just the right amount of “glow” without making you look oily or sweaty. Thanks to this primer’s luminescence it acts like your favorite Instagram filter for your face, helping to mask fine lines and pores but without all the glitter. Although it is a primer I prefer to mix it into my foundation rather than apply it as it’s own layer. All I can say about this is that I have never received so many compliments on my skin as when I started using this product.

Longevity: This primer settles into the skin nicely and takes on a bit of a matte feeling, by itself it doesn’t have the best longevity but with a good foundation you’re all set!

Packaging: I love love love this packaging! It comes in a sleek frosted glass bottle with a  pump which dispenses just the right amount of product.

Well that’s it! My favorite foundation + primer combo! What products are you loving? Anything I should try?


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  • Tuyet

    I use Laura Mercier primer and I absolutely love it! But i’ll have to give this primer a try. Thanks for sharing!


      I’ve used all of Laura Mercier’s primers and I love them as well! Its similar to the radiant primer

  • I need to get this foundation- I swear everyone loves it!


      It’s amazing!! I thought it was overrated at first but then I bought it and I am officially on the bandwagon!

  • Great post! I love the packaging on that UD bottle! (Why do I have to be such a sucker for packaging?!! It gets me every time.) 🙂 My favorite eyeshadow primer is Urban Decay’s in the original formula. I’ve tested lots and there’s just nothing better. UD really knows their stuff!
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  • Chanel van Reenen

    I love learning about new makeup! Definitely adding this to my wish list!

  • Urgh they both look so beautiful – I’ve heard such great things about the coverage of the UD foundation, but I think my bank balance can only let me have one extravagant thing at a time, so I think I may have to pick up the primer first – I’ve been in the market for one for a while but I couldn’t decide between this one or the Too Faced Hangover one. I think this review swings it – I don’t have an issue with longevity (with any makeup – it sticks to my face like glue) so it sounds pretty perfect!

  • i love urban decay but have never tried their foundation before! the packaging is so pretty too!

  • kp

    I swear by Urban Decay’s eye primer – I really should try their foundation as well.
    I need to check out this face primer as well. I don’t typically use primer on my face – big mistake – so i need to start 🙂

  • Absolutely love the packaging of the urban decay foundation! Sounds like a great foundation too, will check it out!

  • Adaleta Avdic

    I’ve heard a lot of people talk about this backlight primer but I have yet to try it. Maybe I’ll take it for a little spin soon 😉 xx


      It’s so good! I was a little skeptical (thought it was just like their liquid highlight) but it’s unlike any product I’ve ever tried!

  • Tamara Goyette

    because I am so fair I have a terrible time finding a foundation that works for me.


      It can be tricky! Especially when it comes to nailing down undertones because a lot of fairer shades of foundation are super pink toned!

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  • I’ve been looking for a great primer. Thanks for the review!


      Thanks for reading! I think you’ll love it!

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