i bought this product a few weeks ago and let me just say i cant believe how nasty it made my foundation look. it look like i had serious skin problems when i applied it over my powder foundation. this was a big no no for me.
I purchased this at Sephora a few weeks back because I am a wishful thinker and want my face to be shine free. Well, it isn't. I have a fairly oily t-zone and thought that this product would help control that oil and keep my skin MATTE. Not only does it not deliver in this area but it also makes my foundation look NASTY around my hairline! Don't get me wrong, it isn't a matter of blending in my foundation better because I airbrush my foundation. The directions say that it can be used on top of makeup as well but I found that I couldn't touch up any oily area without up my makeup more. I'm pretty disappointed with UD for this product. It is also extremely overpriced considering you get .67 oz of product :(
I got this as a sample from Sephora. The S/A told me it would control my oily skin well, while leaving a nice base for my foundation. De-slick is exactly what it is. It goes above and beyond controlling oil, I thought I had a mask on. I had a hard time applying my foundation because it looked so dry and unblended. My face was tight and itchy and the primer left a cloudy residue. But it did control my oil! Through out the day, my make up faded in my T-zone area. It was almost like this primer is porous because it looked so weird when it faded. I don't like this stuff. I like a nourishing primer. Not something that's going to make a cloudy mask on my face. But man, it does control oil.
I am usually oily after a half hour of my cleansing regime. So I was amazed with the effectiveness of this product. I apply it over my powder foundation, working quickly and gently so as not to disrupt my makeup. It absorbs/dries quickly and keeps me relatively shine free for 5 hours, which is amazing for me. I have tried so many other mattifying gels, even ones from my cosmetician, and this one takes the cake. I don't break out from it, the packaging is appropriate for the product, and for the effectiveness, I find it is reasonably priced.
UPDATE: I received a compliment on my skin today, and I do believe it is because of the mattifying properties of this product. It helps my skin look very close to flawless! Oh how I hope that Urban Decay never discontinues this item!
I can't believe there aren't more rave reviews for this product. I guess I should start out by saying I have very clear skin I can always get away with some under eye concealer and my loreal primer however I get a little oil in my t-zone after about 5 hours of work and I would normally apply pressed powder to take care of it, The problem is then I'm adding coverage which I don't need. That is where this amazing product comes in. I do not use this as a primer, I only use it to control oil on "bare skin" or over foundation. I can apply this where ever and when ever I feel a bit oily. If I am wearing foundation I can apply this over it and it doesn't effect the foundation. It leaves a completely matte finish and it makes my skin look and feel amazing. I love this product and will repurchase again and again.
i love love this product it does what it says its gonna do ! BUT FOUND OUT that if u mix it with your liquid foundation it gives it kinda of a mouse type look and makes it a lil thicker and last longer .. i really love this stuff i took off one lippie for the price tho i mean ...
This works really well under liquid but not so good under powder. My powder wouldn't stick to my face when I used this but I love it under liquid and will for sure use it.
This stuff amazes me. I got a sample tube for buying a UD lipgloss at ULTA & I probably would never have tried this otherwise, but I'm so glad I found it. Holy crap this stuff is neato! I've never actually used a primer before, so I wasn't quite sure what it was supposed to do, but once I put it on I saw every last trace of shine literally VANISH from my face. It made my skin look like BABY skin! You know, that matte, soft, smooth, glowy skin that babies have? Yeah. I'm blown away. My concealer went on SO WELL over this too- I didn't have to apply it 2 or 3 times like normal!
I don't have very oily skin, but I do find myself powdering a lot throughout the day because what little oil I do have does a good job breaking through my powder & I absolutely HATE it. I don't wear foundation, I just spot-conceal where necessary & use powder, but still by the end of the day I can't wait to wash my face because my powder gets all caked up & any concealed spots start looking like spots of calamine lotion. I put this on at 7 this morning, it is now almost noon, and- no caking, no clumping, no discoloration, and I am still shine-free!
Yes, it's ungodly expensive, but you don't need much. I'm really hoping it doesn't break me out or anything because I am willing to actually pay $28 for less than an ounce of this if it keeps me shine-free w/o zits. Where has this stuff been all my life?! continued >>
I might as well not have even bought this. It had zero effect on my skin - I actually think it caused me to become MORE oily! I would apply it to my T-zone, and lo! I would still look shiny and oily, in the same amount of time. Save your money and buy a good mattifying primer instead.
I feel as if I'm perhaps being a bit harsh here, as there are no mattifying primers that have worked for me yet. Maybe I'm taking out my frustrations on my latest purchase, Urban Decay De-Slick in a Tube.
Useless. That's about it in a nutshell. Feels very matte when first applied, but I'm an oilslick by 10am. I've tried it with a few different foundations, both powder and liquid, and have used it with other primers as well. I've tried with powder and no powder. Nothing. Still useless.
Back to Sephora it goes.