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De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray
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4 fl. oz. for $29
Category:Makeup > Specialty Products > Specialty Makeup Products
Last Updated:03.30.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

This specialty product is nearly identical to some of Urban Decay’s other makeup setting sprays, only in this case it is allegedly controls oil. You’re supposed to mist this post-makeup and enjoy worry-free wear for an impressive 16 hours. What this ends up being is hairspray for the face. The amount of alcohol means that this dries quickly, allowing the film-forming agent to form a seal on skin that helps prevent makeup from fading or smearing, but that also adds a tacky feel to the surface of the skin. Overall, this is not worth the cost or effort, but you can always give it a test run next time you pass an Urban Decay counter.

Claims

De-Slick uses innovative oil control that both absorbs excess sebum and controls surface shine. The problem-solving formula mists on, feels weightless, and sets makeup so it lasts ALL DAY. Its light dispersing particles deflect shine and deliver a matte look for up to 16 hours. Really.

Ingredients

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

Brand Overview

Urban Decay At-A-Glance

Strengths: Workable options in almost every category; excellent cheek tint; bonanza for anyone who wants lots of shiny eyeshadows; good mattifier; bronzing powder; brow products; makeup brushes.

Weaknesses: Mostly average to poor mascaras; limited foundation shades and some disappointing lip glosses; the products designed to help makeup last longer don't help.

From its unconventional beginnings in 1996 with the debut tagline of "Does Pink Make You Puke?" Urban Decay has been at the forefront of the ongoing trend toward unconventional colors. Their approach to beauty is still rooted in steering clear of the norm, but for those creative, unconventional folks who want the opportunity to express themselves with well-formulated, edgy products, this is the line to look to.

Now representing itself by the decidedly tamer "Beauty with an Edge" slogan, the line still offers several shiny options (which excel by virtue of how well they cling to skin), but the items that really deserve your attention include some of their mascaras, bronzing powder, blush, and brow products. The brush collection is highly recommended and priced on the low end when compared to other department-store lines, and Urban Decay counters (as opposed to Sephora stores, where the line is typically sold) offer helpful literature about how to design a complete makeup look. The colors may be unconventional and more clownish than classy, but their placement advice is right-on.

Shortcomings of this edgy line include the lack of lipsticks and some glittery products that apply terribly. Those who appreciate products that make a statement (though it may not always be one that puts you in your most flattering light) should explore the best of what is offered here, as should those whose makeup concepts occasionally lean toward the adventurous side.

For more information about Urban Decay, call (800) 784-URBAN or visit www.urbandecay.com.

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06.30.2014
Above Average to Me

For me this would rate "Good" and not "Average." The review says it leaves a tacky feel but I did not find this to be the case once it dried. On me it dried to a nice matte, smooth finish. It may depend on the foundation you use. I use Hourglass Immaculate which already dried to a powdery finish. Using a setting powder over it (to me) looked too powdery and dry. I wanted something light to "set" it and give a bit more oil control and this spray worked pretty well.

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