I am a big fan of primers and setting sprays because, in my opinion, they make my make up last longer.
I recently purchased the Urban Decay Brightening and Tightening Complexion Primer Potion and All Nighter Long-Lasting Setting Spray in hope to increase longevity of my make up. I live in a hot and humid area, so I find my make up often rubs off during the day and that my face can get quite shiny despite the fact I have dry and dehydrated skin.
The Brightening and Tightening Complexion Primer Potion is of a nice consistency and I like the fact that it isn’t very ‘silicone-like’. My skin instantly looked so much smoother and more even after applying this product over my moisturiser and sunscreen. To be honest, I didn’t notice any brightening or tightening effects. My skin only looked smoother and more even from using the primer. The primer definitely helped my foundation apply easier and I found that I actually didn’t need to apply as much foundation as I normally would have. I have been using this primer everyday since I purchased it, and I really do like it because it improves my skin’s appearance and helped my make up to last a lot longer than it normally would. However, if you wanted this product specifically for brightening and tightening I think that you may be left slightly disappointed.
The All Nighter Long-Lasting Setting Spray is honestly the best setting spray I have used so far. My skin feels super fresh after I have sprayed this product on. I normally spray this product on my face in a T shape and then an X shape, as the bottle suggests, to ensure that I spray all areas of my face. I find that it helps my make up stay exactly how I want it – if I have gone for a dewy look my skin stays dewy or if I want a matte look my skin stays matte. When I use this product my make up literally does not budge so I don’t have to touch up my make up during the day (or night).
I am very happy with my Urban Decay primer and setting spray, and they are both products that I would recommend to anyone wanting their make up to stay fresh all day long!