I agree with the general comment on the "white sheen" that the product brings. it's good at marrifying, but yea it takes life away from my face, but not too much. so I will finish it and try another brand's blotting powder.
oh and the texture is not very fine; it's kinda chunky
I really wanted to love this product, for the reason that, I thought it would control my oily skin. It didn't, it made me break out. I placed in on my t-zone n developed horrible cysts that took days to heal! I regretted buying this but couldn't return it to Sephora because I lost the receipt! =( Totally waste of money for me. And my advice would be that if your interested keep your receipt just in case you don't like it! because it's not cheap, n basically I just paid for a mirror!
This is a great powder. I have combination skin, and live in a humid climate. These two are a terrible combination and I've tried so many products that do not work. But, this UD powder WORKS! It mattifies, and it's great if applied only to the t-zone area. It does not block any other products from working like if you need highlighter or a bronzer overtop because a little bit of it goes a long way. I love this. I am very fair though, so I don't notice the fact that the powder is whitish, but using a light hand helps a lot. Great packaging, great product
I love the packaging and I do like how this immediately removes shine from my face. However even though it is advertised as a translucent powder, I still definitely get a white or ashy film on my NW35 to NC42 complexion. It's not too noticeable which is why I continue to use it but *I* can definitely see the difference. It doesn't bother me too much though because it does take away shine like I mentioned and after a quick spritz of Fix+ or Evian spray, it looks fine. It also does a good job of keeping the oil away for an additional 2-3 hours. My biggest gripe with this however is the amount of product you get for the price. For $29 you get .4 oz of De-Slick but for $21 you get .42 oz of MAC's Blot powder without the slight white cast on your face. I am a sucker for packaging and have already re-purchased this once but I don't think I'll be buying it again after my little discovery. I'll be sticking with MAC which does the same exact thing for cheaper. If you don't have access to MAC or MAC's blot powder formula doesn't work for you, then this product is a good investment.
i love this powder. i just apply it with a brush. it does look cakey at first but i fix that by blotting with a damp makeup sponge. The packaging is super cute (:
i have had this powder several months and wanted to use a bit before reviewing. at first i was a bit freaked out by this pressed powder - yes the compact is super cute (but really how important is THAT??) and the powder looks VERY WHITE in the pan. the forst few times i used it i applied too much and it was definitely noticeably white/chalky looking. it wasn't a good look.
but i wasn't ready to give up on it and kept trying - and discovered the key to this powder is to apply with a VERY light hand. i use the applicator included to swipe the powder gently once, and then BLOT it onto my t-zone. it does take a little bit for the powder to melt (can't think of a better word!) into skin - and i can go 6 hours with no shiny nose - which is a MIRACLE!!!!
so, as long as you use sparingly it does wonders. (for me anyways) i think that if you kept trying to reapply throughout the day you may end up with some cakiness though.
Have incredibly oily skin and been searching high and low for such a product. Tried it on and after a day of running around, the oilies were kept at bay; though i had it on without foundation on as well. With foundation it lasts a bit less, but its still good. Although it made my face somewhat lighter, wonderful product still and will be probably buying again unless I find something better.
I'm oily and alway searching for the best products to keep the oil at bay. I have a long work-day so its a challenge. I really love this powder. It doesn't matter how many times I re-apply it thoughout the day, it never looks cakey. I blot my face prior to application so I don't know how it would look if I didn't. I don't use the poof that came with it, but I keep it in the compact to protect it from breaking/cracking. I use Sephora's compact powder brush to apply and it works well.
This product really does help with my T-zone area as I do get very oily, especially in the summer. The only problem is that it is a white powder and I am very tan, so it makes me look ghostly for a while after applying. For that reason alone, I will not be repurchasing this.
great lightweight powder. it really helped control my oily t-zone. and it didn't make me breakout. the sponge it comes with is useless. i use a retractable kabuki with it. the compact is cute but a little clunky and heavy. i like it. my biggest complaint is a smell. it's kinda a powdery smell. like a mix between baby powder and crayons. and i think the price is high. it's about $30. i mean that's pretty average for high end brands but for the quality of the product i don't think it's worth the $30. i love Urban Decay and i think this is a good powder but this isn't my favorite. i rather stick to MAC Blot Powder. it's cheaper and doesn't have a smell.