Quick Rundown: Urban Decay De-Slick Product Reviews

I love Urban Decay’s products.  Their oh-so-lovely packaging and brilliant colors always catch my eye.  Plus, they’re Leaping Bunny certified – just one more reason to love them.  When I first say the “de-slick” line of products, I was thrilled.  I have hyper-oily skin and am willing to try almost anything to keep from looking like I’ve been splashed with vegetable oil within 2 hours of applying makeup.  Here’s a quick review of the 3 products…

De-Slick in a Tube

$28 for .67 oz

This is a mattifying “gel” (not very gel-ish, though) that you could use as a base for your makeup.  Unfortunately, it’s not very user-friendly.  You have to put it on very quickly because it “sets”.  If you don’t apply it perfectly, it ends up looking dry/chalky.  It works better under liquid foundation, because you probably won’t be able to get it to apply evenly enough to put it under mineral/powder foundation.  It’s best used as a “touch up” product to mattify oily spots, but you may be able to find something less expensive that works as well as this.  Overall rating:  2.5 out of 5 stars  

De-Slick Mattifying Powder


This is a decent powder and it does mattify skin, but it works a little too well.  It looks a little too powdery and the color isn’t as “invisible” as it’s supposed to be, so it makes skin look paler.  (Although I have used it to compensate for too-dark foundation on occasion…)   It’s definitely not-even-sort-of my favorite pressed powder, and it’s pretty expensive.  Overall rating:  2 out of 5 stars  

De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray (by Skindinavia)

 $12 for .51 oz, $29 for 4 oz., $34 for 6 oz

By far the most useful product of the three, this spray helps control oil and “set” makeup for warmer/more humid days.  My main complaint about this spray is the bottle.  When it gets to the end, it kind of “spits” at you. (It happens occasionally other times, too.)  I wish it were an aerosol bottle instead of a “pump” type.  I’m going to try to  compensate for this flaw by buying a “Misto” oil sprayer (meant for cooking oil spray, so it should be safe for my skin, right?) and put the De-Slick spray in it.  The Misto has a pump that allows you to make the product into a fine mist.  Wish me luck.  🙂   The other issue I have is that it kind of takes a lot of the product to do the job.  (I have to put it under and over foundation.)  So, it doesn’t last very long.  However, it does work well, even though I live in a hot, humid climate.  Overall rating:  3 out of 5 stars  (It would get 5 if it had a better bottle, cost less, and/or worked without using so much product!)

In Summary:  If you have super-oily skin, one or all of these products might work for you.  However, the only one I’m going to consistently use is the spray, though.  If you’re interested, these products are available at Sephora, Ulta, and urbandecay.com, but the largest size of the De-Slick spray is only available at urbandecay.com.

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