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Is your makeup doing a disappearing trick mid-day? Do you look in a mirror after grabbing lunch and think to yourself, “I swear you put makeup on this morning, where did it run off to?” Then, friends, I am here to tell you that I have found the solution that makes for an everlasting makeup application. And it’s all in one single spray.

May I introduce you to the one product that’ll take you from day to night and give your 16 hours of coverage: Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray ($32 for full size; $15 for the travel size).

Take it from me. I have combination skin, and like to err on the side of excess moisture, versus excess dryness, so I tend to be a touch too oily all the time. And that also translates to makeup that seems to disappear by noon. That concealer? Gone. That blush? Nope. That highlighter? More like bye-lighter.

So when I came across this spray last year, I started dabbling in it. And a few days in, a part-time interest quickly turned into a full-time obsession. The results speak for themselves and are pretty immediate. Makeup lasts exponentially longer, like five to seven hours longer. Beyond fade resistance, the spray also keeps your makeup from melting in 100 degree weather, and prevents that pesky creasing, where makeup settles into fine lines mid-day. Part of the magic of the spray is the patented Temperature Control Technology, which somehow lowers the temperature of your makeup to keep concealer, foundation, blush, and eyeshadow in place.

The mist comes out in what Urban Decay describes as a ‘mircofine mist’ meaning that you hardly feel it. You’ll spray this ‘micromist’ on the face between two to four times, holding the bottle eight to 10 inches from your face as you do so. Let it dry for about 30 seconds, and you’re good to go. It’s seriously as easy as that. And if you look at the legions of fans on both Urban Decay’s site and Sephora, you can see that I’m not alone in my obsession (especially Sephora, users are going ham for it). One user even called it “… the best thing since sliced bread.” And I kind of have to agree.

And pro tip, wet your eyeshadow brush with the spray before using, then apply your shadow as usual for less fallout and much longer wear. The damp brush will make the shadow go on a bit more intense, but it’ll stay much, much longer.

Oh, and this is cruelty free and vegan, no animals were harmed for this superstar product. It’s a total must for everyday, but especially situations of high heat and longevity, like an outdoor summer wedding, or heck, a summer Friday rose happy hour.

Photography by Aaron Bengochea

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