This specialty product is nearly identical to Urban Decay’s other makeup setting sprays. As such, the same review applies: This is sold as a makeup-setting spray for long (really long) nights out on the town. 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 mostly it just adds a tacky feel to the surface of your skin. This is a waste of money, but you can always give it a test run if you’re curious to see how it may work for you.
Finally, the perfect antidote for drier and combination skin that moisturizes and holds makeup flawlessly for 16 hours. (Yes, really.) Without feeling dry or tight, this weightless makeup setting mist keeps foundation from settling into fine lines and prevents powder from becoming cakey. Your complexion looks dewy, younger and more glowing!
Water, SD-Alcohol 39-C, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Isononyl Isononanoate, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Sodium Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, PVP, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Methyl Diisopropyl Propionamide, Dimethicone PEG-7 Phosphate, Glycereth-5 Lactate, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Methyl Methacrylate Cross Polymer, Fragrance
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.