When I made a trip to Sephora last summer I bought a whole host of products which worked out cheaper than back home and Urban Decay’s All Nighter MakeUp Setting Spray was one of those items. I have used it so much since buying it but when I saw that Loreal Paris had their own Infallible Fixing Mist so I thought I’d buy it to see how it matched up. Having used both products quite a lot I thought it was about time to do a comparison of the products.
What they claim to do
Urban Decay– According to their website it claims ‘To give make up serious staying power, mist on Urban Decay All Nighter Make Up Setting Spray. For smoother-looking skin that keeps makeup from settling into fine lines or disappearing through the night, turn to Urban Decay All Nighter Make Up Setting Spray.’
Loreal Paris- According to their website it claims to be ‘Our first ever makeup setting spray sets and extends your just-applied makeup look for up to 24 hours. A micro-fine mist for a weightless feel and invisible finish.’
But do either products do what they claim to do?
Urban Decay- This spray is so easy to use because as a liquid it is clear and when you spray it on it feels more like hydrating water than a makeup formula. It really is as simple as closing your eyes, holding out the spray a metre or so from your face and spritzing. They suggest doing an X and + motion across your face which I try and do but essentially I just use a few spritz and we’re done. I can literally apply this as soon as I have swiped my lipstick on (the last thing in my routine) and it’s good to go.
Loreal Paris- The main difference with this spray is the need to shake it quite heavily before use. If you don’t then be prepared for some white residue. This looks clear in the bottle but there’s certainly something else in there, if you look closing at the pictures you can see it at the bottom of the bottle. The application is the same in as far as holding it out and spraying it but sadly you can not use this straight after applying your makeup like the Urban Decay spray as it will make your makeup run a bit, especially eye make-up. You need to leave this I’d say 5-10 minutes to avoid ruining your hard work. It’s nice to be able to just spray quickly and go which I felt let this down a little.
Longevity of makeup after use
I’m going to be perfectly honest I don’t think there’s much difference between the two products with how long it keeps my make-up on, both the Urban Decay and Loreal Paris sprays have done well in keeping my makeup on through long days and tough climates. This is especially so with my eye makeup which doesn’t crease or lose pigment in colour, and my foundation which doesn’t fade or clump up around my nose.
Value for money
Urban Decay- Despite it being quite a bit more expensive than it’s counterpart I feel this is still really good value for money. It retails at £22 for 118ml but I use this generally 2-3 times a week on those days when I know I’m going to be out all day/ the weekend and it’s still going strong after over six months of use with plenty left. I bought the smaller version which is £9 for 30ml to use for travelling as I know on days away I want my make-up to last for ages.
Loreal Paris- Being a drugstore brand the Loreal Paris version was always going to be better value for physical money at £7.99 for 100ml but I’d rather pay more and get the better product sadly. It’s a shame that I didn’t feel this worked more because it’s such a good price for the amount of product, but I guess the ‘you get what you pay for’ saying is true here.