Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Urban Decay De-Slick Oil control Makeup Setting Spray

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Two oil control products in one week. I know I'm driving your dry skinned gals crazy. Bear with me tho. You know I secretly envy you dry skinned women. Your smooth skin that can hold foundation for hours. The ability to use rich luxurious cremes and potions on your face without looking like you just dipped your head in a Crisco tub. But alas, dry skin is only a dream for me. I have to face the cold, harsh reality of having oily skin.

So today I bring you yet ANOTHER Urban Decay item to tame the oily skin on your face.

Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray. The newest tool in the Urban Decay arsenal to fight against shine, this spray is very interesting. Urban Decay claims it will keep you matte and shine free for 16 hours. Um. Well perhaps if you are slightly oily, but for an oil well such as myself, this spray works for about 6 to 7 hours before I have to blot.

The spray itself is interestingly enough, made by Skindinävia. It's still made using the exacting no animal testing/vegan requirements of Urban Decay, but I do find it odd that this is not Urban Decay's own patented product. Basically Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray is Skindinävia's No More Shine Makeup Finish product. So I bet you are asking yourself. Well is the Skindinävia product less expensive? No. 4 oz of the Skindinävia spray costs exactly the same as the Urban Decay 4 oz spray, $29 USD.

I use this spray in the morning as a primer of sorts. After my sunscreen but before my foundation. I spray in a T pattern on my face holding the bottle about 5" away from my face to ensure an even distribution. The spray does have a light fragrance, but it fades quickly. I kind of wish it was fragrance free as some people can be sensitive to heavy scents. The spray comes out in a very fine mist and it dries quickly on my face. Once it is dry, I go about my normal makeup routine. Once I have finished putting on my entire face I give another spray to "set" my makeup. The spray does not turn any power products on my face cakey or disrupt the mask of beauty I have created over my true hag like features that lurk underneath. WIN!

As I mentioned above, it does provide decent maittifying properties for up to 7 hours or so. I do NOT see this lasting the full 16 hours that Urban Decay promises. I have not experienced any breakout associated with this spray and find it quite refreshing. I do wish it lasted longer. I was kind of hoping for a miracle in a bottle. But that kind of miracle will never come I fear.

I have used this spray WITH the Urban Decay De-Slick In A Tube and achieved better results, up to 9 to 10 hours of wear without shine. But I fear that might be overkill. I will probably use the De-Slick In A Tube/De-Slick Spray combo for days when I need to look my 100% best & Shine free or for days when the humidity will be high and I need to have my makeup stay on my face and not slide off. (Wouldn't that be every day?) Regardless. Yes. You can use both products together, you won't experience excessive dryness or a bad reaction when used together, but it can be quite costly as the Spray is $29 and The Tube is $28. That's up to you.

Do you NEED this? Well I say yes if you want a good makeup setting spray. I do not think this is good enough as your sole mattifying primer. But Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray is an excellent product for keeping your finished makeup in place for several hours.

I am interested in trying out the other sprays but I might just purchase the sprays from Skindinävia. It all depends on how much shipping costs! And yes, Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray is allergy tested, dermatologist tested, vegan, cruelty free, and free of oil and parabens. The website says it's free of fragrance, but as you can see from the ingredient list, fragrance is the last ingredient. Shame on you Urban Decay. You need to update your ad copy on the web.

Aqua (Water),SD-Alcohol 39-C,Polyhydroxystearic Acid,Isononyl Isononanoate,EthylhexylIsononanoate,Sodium Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate,PVP,Phenoxyethanol,Caprylyl Glycol,Methyl Diisopropyl Propionamide,Methyl Methacrylate Cross Polymer,Dimethicone PEG-7 Phosphate,Gluconolactone,Sodium Benzoate,PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate,Glycereth-5 Lactate,Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Fragrance


  1. Since I have dry skin... This product wouldn't work for me, but it sounds pretty cool! My boyfriend has oily skin, I wish I could just spray him :) 6to7 hours without having to blot actually sound really long!

    I'm having a giveaway on my blog, it's mostly cool skincare items. Come join? :)

  2. I am all about setting spray of recent. I am using the MUFE mist and fix (the little $8 bottle), and I have been having great luck. So this is interesting. Didn't UD come out with an all-nighter setting spray too. They only this is that the price is a little high, but it would last a long time.

    I am also intrigued by the model in a bottle spray. Have you heard of that one?

  3. Take heart Elvira, when you become ancient like me, your skin will be become dry as a desert too!

  4. Thank you so much for the review! Like you I am cursed with extremely oily skin so it's great to see reviews for products that might actually help. And I was very curious to see how the UD spray compared to the Skindinavia No More Shine spray, which I've been using for the past couple weeks and seems to keep the grease at bay for a little while longer than usual. Guess I don't need to try the UD one since they're basically the same! Thanks again!

  5. I bought this and haven't had great results. Maybe I'll try it with the gel as you suggested.
    Thanks for your review.

  6. No do not envy us dry skin women - it sucks! Now throw dry skin suffering with eczema - welcome to my uncomfortable world =(

  7. I think i will stick to my milk of magnesia as an oil mattifier especially since its $5.00. :-)

  8. Hmm, well the fact that its made by Skindinavia might explain the ugly utilitarian packaging? D:

  9. I have oily skin and have been quite interested in trying the De-Slick products out! Thanks for the review! I'll definitely give it a try now. :)

  10. Thanks for the reviews on the de-slick products! The packaging of this one doesn't look very Urban Decay-esque at all though!

    It's okay to be oily-skinned anyway. We won't wrinkle as early as those dry-skinners!!! So our makeup may slide around a bit, but at least the skin underneath will stay line-free for longer xD

  11. I also have oily skin but this spray did NOT work for me :( I'm pretty glad I only got the sample size. Have I you checked out the model in a bottle? I'd LOVE to see your thoughts on it. It feels stiff but it's the only things that keeps my makeup in place for a full work day and then some.

    1. I will have to check Model In A Bottle out! Thanks!


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