Today’s post is a review on Urban Decay’s Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup. UD’s newest foundation, the All-Nighter foundation, has been getting a lot of coverage amongst the beauty community since it was released last year, but I had never heard much about this foundation even before the new one was even out.
I don’t use foundation regularly, and had been on a kick where I was only using BB cream for two or three years. However, at the beginning of last year, I was interested in finding a foundation that would be suitable for dry skin. This one was a recommendation from a friend, who also has dry skin and thought it might be a good fit for me.
The Urban Decay Weightless Ultra Definition foundation retails at $47 CAD for 30 mL. The bottle comes with a pump, and the range carries 24 shades. The friend who recommended this formula to me has dark skin, and said that she’s always had issues finding formula collections that have a dark enough shade for her, so she was impressed with the selection.
Although we’re already into the middle of January, today’s post is on my favourite products of 2016. This post focuses on my favourites in each makeup category, although there are a few categories that I did not include because I either did not try anything new in that category, or I didn’t find anything I loved during the year. A few of these products you will have also seen in my two bi-annual favourites posts.
Foundation Primer: Shiseido Glow Enhancing Primer
I discovered this primer in early 2016, and although I’ve only used up sample after sample of this primer, I’ve fallen in love with it. It goes onto the skin feeling like a moisturizer, and applies smoothly without giving that typical silicone feeling that a lot of primers do. It feels very hydrating on my dry skin, and I’m really glad I still have a few tubes of samples left of this before I need to start purchasing it!
I am the type of person that always goes back to the same product over and over again, and don’t use enough new products on a daily basis to justify doing a monthly, or even quarterly favourites. Hence, I thought that doing a mid-year favourites post for the first half of the year would be more appropriate. I discovered a lot of new products these first six months of 2016, a lot of which I liked, but not all of them I found myself going back to over and over again. In this post, I wanted to focus mostly on new products I discovered in the first half of the year that I reach for constantly, instead of older favourites which have become holy grail status for me. I also didn’t want to include anything TOO recent (purchases from May or June) because I wanted to give myself more time to try them out – if I love any of them, they will end up in my July-December 2016 Favourites!