Urban Decay • De-Slick Mattifying Powder • Pressed Powders
|Would buy this product again.||64%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
LOVE the packaging! Super cute! The puff is small and thin and I hope they sell refill puffs because you cannot fit a regular size puff in this compact or it won't close. I don't mind the small thin puff like other reviewers do because you really don't need much product at all. I set my foundation in the morning with it with a powder brush and I have to be very careful because the product sweeps off so easily and I don't want to get too much. It does look white at first but immediately settles into your skin. I use the puff to touchup throughout the day. I maybe need to use it twice throughout my 8 hour work day. And I might use 2-3 blotting papers inbetween. I wouldn't say I get super oily, just a little dewy but I blot preventatively. It does have a hint of a medicinal type of smell but it doesn't really bother me and once you have the powder on it goes away. I don't mind the price because you don't need much of this product at all and because I have tried so many products because I get oily it's well worth the price for something that actually works. The closest I got before this was MAC Blot Powder but that tended to get cakey.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Okay, my skin gets OILY. One speck of makeup and everything starts seeping out, especially around my T-zone. Luckily I found this powder! Gorgeous packaging, except for the sponge which, while pretty, sticks to the mirror and is overall worthless. I actually like the smell and I've gone from constant blotting to applying this in the morning and having it last for most of the day. I carry this around as a formality at this point, maybe to touch up around my nose but that's it. I'm pretty pale so it's never left a whitish cast. Definitely HG for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I have been using this powder for a while now, and I love it. I have very oily skin, especially in the summer, but De-Slick really helps with it! It is heavy on my wallet, but it lasts forever so I can justify spending $30 on it. The compact I'm on now, I've been using for at least 3 months, and I still have most of it to go through. I love it!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I was talked into purchasing this at Ulta when I asked about an oil control product. I carried it around in my purse for awhile and used it from time to time in the middle of the day when the oil was showing through. It seemed to work for maybe an hour but I would have had to reapply all day and who has time for that? I am still looking for a way to keep the oil at bay without having to apply a powder constantly.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
This stuff is good! I've had no problems with the packaging so far, and the puff isn't bad (though I still use a kabuki brush).
One thing though: this keeps oil at bay about as well as my Maybelline Dream Matte powder. (Which is to say, very well!) Except the Maybelline is like 1/3 of the price. Just saying.
Anyway, this is also harder than the Maybelline...as in, if you swipe your brush/puff across the product, you don't get much on there. Which I suppose is good if you don't want it to cake up (an effect that I haven't experienced with this product, by the way), but it's bad if you want to get a lot of product for extra protection.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love this powder! I love the compact, I love the color, I love the texture, I love the staying power, I love how it looks over multiple foundations (liquid, cream, mineral). The only compliant is the price - $30 is hard on the wallet!!!
As it is expensive, I have been holding out on re-purchasing to try other, cheaper products. While I've had some decent results, I can't recommend them for all complexions as its been my experience that powders with a purple or blue cast to them show up on anyone with color to their skin. This I have used De-Slick on two friends to test this, one who is Asian and the other who is Puerto Rican; both said they couldn't "see" it the way they could other powders I have.
I currently am using Clean & Clear's Shine Control Powder which is discontinued however I found it on Overstock. I would say it works as well as this BUT shows on anyone who isn't pale. I love/hate the stuff as it works well BUT must be reapplied a lot and it cakes around my nose when I'm running around at work.
As of this review, De-Slick is my HG of powders in general!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got got this one time when I was newer to makeup. I used it for a while but stopped (should have returned it). It only controlled shine for a short while. The powder is pretty white and if you're not careful can definitely show up on your face. It didn't seem finely milled/pressed.
It was VERY expensive for a compact. Plus, it had a fragrance that is NOT necessary for your face.
I prefer Cover fx. They have an oil-absorbing powder that has a wonderful finish. I have it in light and use it over liquid foundation, plus I carry it around in my purse!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I actually really like this product. It sets out to do what it states, mattify. The powder is stark white, and when placed on the skin (and I have done it with the included puff and a brush) it has a tendency to leave a bit of a whittish cast, but that does go away quickly. The powder is very fine and blends into skin nicely. I get very oily in the summer and this product was great to keep the greasies away. I prefer brush application instead of puff, as it helps you control the amount of powder you want to grab from the compact. My only problem with this is that the compact did not want to stay closed after I used it for a bit...seems as if the little lock mechanism had worn.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I have fairly oily skin, so I've tried many of the mattifying products out there and found none to live up to their promises (with, perhaps, Mac Blot being an exception). I have had success with Lancome Primer for oil control, but don't like to use it every day because it's fairly expensive, so I save it for days I know will be 10+ hours for me.
I opened my Mac Blot a couple weeks ago to find it crumbled (admittedly, it was almost empty anyway, so just the outer ring had come apart). When thinking about the replacement, I really did not want to get Blot again (see my review for details); for summary purposes, it was too chalky when applied, got cakey and felt gritty even though it did absorb oil when applied. I also noticed it whited me out in pictures horribly.
Anyhoo...I had borrowed a fellow bridesmaid's UD De-Slick during a 93 degree wedding and was happy with the results. I purchased this as my replacement. Although it can go on with an ever so slight (and I mean very minimal) white cast, it fades rather quickly (within 5 minutes). Mac Blot left me with that chalky cast until my face was in need of reapplication (and I bought medium even though I'm only about an NC20-25 and it still did this...the SA at Mac rec'd I get the Medium Dark, but I didn't feel I should have to do so). I did not, however, notice a white film on me in pictures even though I took some within 2 minutes of applying this product. The description says it contains tea tree oil (which is evident in the minty smell which I enjoy) and a lavendar color (not apparent to me...it looks white in the pan, but may merely because it is placed next to a purple casing).
What I really enjoy about it is the look I get with it. It unquestionably absorbs oil, although will not keep me matte all day (the only reason for the 4), but I have no problem pulling out this convenient and cute compact to reapply as necessary with a travel kabuki brush. Aside from the fact that it doesn't leave the white cast like Mac Blot (a huge plus) the second biggest pro is that it really leaves my skin looking airbrushed. It seems to melt into my skin and never leaves it feeling dried out. It never looks cakey regardless of how many times I reapply throughout the day. It also feels nice and cool on my skin (likely because of the tea tree). I can't comment on the value as I've only had the product for a couple weeks, so I have no idea how long it lasts, but I did feel $30 was a bit steep. It is the best thing I have tried thus far, so I will definitely repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Black
I love the idea of this product but found that it didn't love me. I like the idea of rice powder however it seems to also have a high talc content to it to. Talc is a cheap filler and clogs pores.
My complexion is yellow based so that idea of a purple powder helps to make my skin more luminous - theoretically.
I found that it made my skin look sallow and dull. Such a shame. Perhaps I used too much? I found that application had a better finish with a brush instead of with the sponge. The sponge had a terrible, whitish dull finish to it.
I found that it didn't last long so you have to keep reapplying. I found that there wasn't much in the container and that it got used up very quickly and it was quite expensive.
I prefer to use Nude By Nature Mineral Finishing Veil as my setting powder.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Would I buy this product again?: MAYBE (but I picked yes)
I really really like this! It keeps my face matte for HOURS. However it was $40CND which is really expensive. I carry this everywhere and i have a retractable brush to tag along with it (I don't use the sponge it comes with). It works great for the summer but now that winter is approaching I may not need it so I guess this would last for quite a long time. One thing though, if you apply too much it will leave a white cast!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
The packaging is adorable, but that's where the compliments ends. This product doesn't nothing but sit on my skin. It doesn't help control my oily skin at all. I paid so much for it so I'll continue using it til it's done but if not for the mirror I'd find this product to be completely worthless.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Brown
The packaging on this powder is AMAZING!!!! It was one of the reasons that I bought this powder in the first place. The powder inside is also very good and finely milled. It absorbed my oil like blotting paper and kept it matte for hours! The powder can leave a slight white cast at first but when it settles in it just absorbs in and melts with your skin. The only downside is the price. I just don't think I'll repurchase this again for I just can't justify $30 a pop for a powder, no matter how pretty it is or how good the product is. However this has lasted me for two years and I still have plenty left. Overall good product, steep price. Too steep for a student.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love this product!!! I dont use it a a finishing powder, i prefer to use it as a touch up powder throughout the day. It completely erases any shine I have, and it doesnt leave a ashy veil over my skin. It works well with the puff it comes with but i prefer to use a retactable kabuki which doesnt rub off your original make up application. Overall very good product, does exactly what the description describes which i find very rare with alot of beauty products. Love the packaging, lasts very long.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have very oily skin and this product works wonders. I use it in the morning to set my foundation and it makes my skin matte and i love it. It does have that ghostly white vial that everyone speaks of but only if you look REALLY closely. since it does the job, I don't really mind. I find it best to apply this is with a kabuki brush because it gives you a light application. I only use the powder puff thing it came with for touch ups. For touch ups, instead of just piling it on my skin, I realized if I used a blotting sheet before reapplying this, it works the best and I stay matte for quite some time. And I know that this powder is suppose to replace blotting sheets, but I have oily skin so I don't mind doing both if I get awesome results. This product also lasted me a while too. I've had it for over 2 or 3 months and I've barely made a dent in the powder.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I thought this product would be the end of my shiny forehead problems. Umm well it didnt really do anything really..I guess I saw a difference for a little bit but then it just gave off a weird white cast on my face. It was hard to blend & I stopped using it & now the product wont come up at all when I swipe my finger on it! Ughhhh. Expensive too & not worth the 30 bucks. Might as well get the blot powder by MAC which works WAAAY better! Sorrry UD I'm a huuge fan but this was a flop for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I paid a lot of money for rice powder. I appreciate that its a pressed rice powder, but that's what it is in the end.
I broke mine a couple months after buying it. the mirror side broke off that time. Then i would keep it rubberbanded together and dropped that on a rug and the whole thing shattered. so now i own pressed rice powder for $20 less and it works just as well.
if you like UD and you have cash to burn get this...the packaging is really cute. otherwise eh. blotting sheets work just as well. cheaper brands work just as well.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I've always been self-conscious of my shiny skin, it's not even that shiny, but I just hate it when I can see my nose glisten in some lights. Hate it. So I bought this, and at first I was disappointed, I was touching up my make-up every few hours. Then I started using a brush instead of the pad that came with it, and wow, it works so much better. I can never feel it on my skin, and it doesn't look cakey on me.
This compact has lasted me for about 4 months and I still have about 2/3s of it left, which is awesome since I use it pretty much every day. For this reason, I can justify the price since normally with powder I finish it after a couple of months. I also love just having it in my bag, it's so cute and handy as just a mirror to.
Because I'm already really pale, the whiteness didn't show up on my skin, but judging by other reviews, if you're not really pale, then I'd avoid this. Also, I didn't mind the smell, in fact I couldn't really smell it. Mind you, before this I was using stargazers pure white powder because nothing matched my skin, and that smelt so bad of talcum powder, so..
I'll most likely be buying this again once I save up, but yeah. Not for darker skins, and not for excessively oily skin either, but for light to medium oiliness, then it's ideal :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
The packaging is super pretty, and it is a great finishing powder. expensive, but its still a nice thing to have.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I really like this product and urban decay in general, but it's just too expensive for how long it lasts. I've had mine just over 2 weeks and started to see the pan today! I generally use it about 4 times a day (I have very oily skin) and it works well, but if it lasts only a month or two there's no way it's worth around £15. Very sad!