Boyfriend and I are going with a large group to a waterpark next weekend. Hopefully my Book of the Month box comes by then as I am in need of something to read by the pool. I love the site, but the tracking they use in incredibly inefficient. It does not give me an estimated delivery date, just states where it’s been. And there hasn’t been any updated tracking information since THURSDAY! Come on. I really don’t believe that there hasn’t been an update. And I really don’t give a rats ass where my product has been – I just want to know when I am going to get it.
Anyways, so waterpark. Since I am that girl who always wants a full face (I like makeup, ok) I have been on the hunt for products that won’t make me look like a villain from Supernatural after getting dunked by a waterslide.
So of course I went to Sephora the other day and spent way too much money. I might as well have a direct deposit type situation with the store, as it gets most of my spending money anyway. I picked up a few products that advertised their waterproofness – foundation, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, setting spray. I figured my usual powder highlighter didn’t matter that much if it wore off, and since there were no face primers specially labeled as waterproof, I just went with a full size of the Smashbox one I’ve gone through so many samples of.
I definitely needed to test these products before the main event. The last thing I want is to be super confident in my look then end up with mascara everywhere. I’ve worn the look a few days this week just to see if it was long lasting in general (news flash – it was) and tomorrow I plan on doing a splash test to see what happens when my face gets covered in water.
The waterproof foundation I chose was the Urban Decay All Nighter. Guys, this is probably the best foundation I have ever used in my entire life.
The coverage is AMAZING. The packaging states that there is no need to apply multiple coats or build your coverage, and they’re right. With only a thin layer everything on my face is so smooth, even hiding the breakout I had going on the first day I wore this. The only place where it isn’t perfect is the scar I have next to my lip, and nothing covers that right. Also, there is next to no fading, even after I was out in the sun most of the day at my friend’s cookout last weekend. Towards the end of the day there is some slight show through of the redness of my nose (thank you allergies), but you can really only see this if you’re up close. If I stand far enough away from the mirror as I would from the average person it still looks as good when I’m getting ready to take it off as it did when I put it on. No other foundation has ever lasted this long on my face without some serious fading. I don’t know if I just now have the perfect combination of primer, foundation, and setting spray or if it’s the foundation all by itself, but this product is almost definitely going to be a regular in my rotation.
The only thing I will say is that there is some oxidation. I recommend testing the product and leaving it on for several minutes before you determine which is the best shade for you. This is probably not a good buy it online foundation.
I’ll reveal the rest of the products I got when I share the results of my splash test, and I’ll be sure to post before and after pictures of whether or not it makes it through the waterpark.