I had been putting off reviewing this for about 2 weeks after getting it because I had a hard time making up my mind as to whether I liked it or not. The weather in New Orleans in the summer can be brutal with humidity index matching the temperatures number value-ecchh. A full face of makeup does not fare well in those conditions, let me tell you! When I first heard about the new Urban Decay setting sprays I placed an order immediately.
This is the first two paragraphs of the product description from Urban Decay’s website-
“When the oil production of your face rivals a small OPEC nation, you need a mighty ally. 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.
De-Slick also contains powerful temperature control technology, which keeps your makeup from melting down when it’s warm and humid, and dehydrating when its cold and windy. Simply mist on before, and again after, your beauty routine to prevent loss of color, melting, sliding, excess shine, fading eyeshadow and lip color disappearance. AND it’s formulated to resist moisture, so you can fearlessly sweat, cry, or get your Jacuzzi on… while your makeup remains looking just-applied.”
While I thought the claims may be a bit far-fetched (16 hours…a JACUZZI?) I figured it would at least help me a little during the mean Louisiana summer. I also figured that if it worked here in the summer for me that it would work for anyone anywhere!
I noticed that it did exactly what I expected- it helped a little. I’m sorry to say this is just not a holy grail product for me. I want to love everything Urban Decay puts out and I usually do. I think the only other FAIL I’ve had from them was a liquid foundation they put out like seven years ago. The spray helped in the humidity by not making the powder products I use on my face look all cakey and nasty the way a little moisture on your face can do. It also helps with non-waterproof mascara that during humid days can end up all around your eye instead of staying put on your lashes. It did help keep my oil in check a little more than usual, but I already use a couple oil-control products daily & I didn’t get a chance to use this alone without the help of the other products so I cannot say how much it helps on it’s own. I found better results if I used it before my makeup over primer, then again after with two coats- spray in a cross formation over your face then an X, wait for it to dry then repeat. Overall, I’d say it helps enough with oil and assisting makeup to stay put that I will continue using it. On the days I haven’t used it, I haven’t missed it though. I feel pretty “meh” about it honestly.
I think that different people will see different results with these sprays. Depending on your climate and your skin traits I think the results will differ. I’m curious to hear what other people think of them because no one on the blogs I read has reviewed them yet. If you are reading this & have tried any of them I’d love to hear your thoughts!