My First Attempt at…Urban Decay Products!
I had never tried any of Urban Decay’s products before as I mainly couldn’t bring myself to spend so much on something so small, however when I came across De-Slick, I thought I would give it a try.
Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Fix - £23.00 (Debenhams - http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10001_10001_123932012699_-1?breadcrumb=Home~Beauty)
The description on Debenhams’ website from Urban Decay claims that this spray is a ‘groundbreaking’ setting spray that keeps makeup looking fresh ‘all day, even in harsh conditions’.
I’d read a lot of reviews on this, with some people saying they loved it, and others that they didn’t think it worked, however I thought I would try for myself. At £23.00, it wasn’t a small spend, but I was having problems with oil control and was at my wits’ end. I’ve tried some mattifying primers over the years and nothing has worked and I’ve been put off shelling out for the more expensive primers due to poor reviews from those with oily skin. I had just bought a new powder foundation, and the combination of the powder and oil around my nose was horrid - it created a paste-like consistency and looked terrible. So, I invested in De-Slick.
You are meant to use around 3 - 6 sprays before and after make-up, depending on how much oil control you need. I shake the bottle and spray 3 before make-up, ensuring it ‘dries’ properly, and 3-4 afterwards. However, I think it’s definitely wise to make sure you aren’t holding the bottle too close to your face, as it will absolutely drench your face if it’s too close!
I have to say that I did notice an improvement in the wear of my make-up after using this, however it was not a huge one. Whilst it did keep my make-up on longer, I still suffered from make-up meltdown! However, I think that spraying the product too close to your face after make-up may contribute to this, as it saturates your face.
I don’t know whether it’s just my skin, or maybe the fact I was using powder foundation, but this hasn’t helped me a great deal. Despite this, I’ll carry on using it - it was £23.00 afterall! - and perhaps try a few different techniques (more or less sprays).
My Rating - 3/5 - I wouldn’t say it was ‘groundbreaking’, but it did do a little to aid my oily skin.