Urban Decay Razor Sharp Ultra Definition Finishing Powder [DISCONTINUED]

Urban Decay Razor Sharp Ultra Definition Finishing Powder [DISCONTINUED]

4.1

42 reviews

73% would repurchase

Package Quality: 1.9

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 1.9

Price: $$$

Not tested on animals
Urban Decay is a Cruelty-Free Subsidiary.

INGREDIENTS

Silica, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isoceteth-10, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate. May Contain: Mica, CI77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides), CI77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride)

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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Best finishing powder i've ever tried. It doesn't leave a powdery makeuppy look no matter how much you pat on and really does hide minor imperfections. The packaging looks a bit cheap, and the product is quite expensive for such a small pot, but it is a good quality powder at the end of the day, and unless I discover something better, I will probably repurchase.



Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This is overpriced and ineffective. It leaves a light dusty residue on my skin and doesn't really do anything that it says on the tin. The puff is crap and its very easy to spill.Very disapointing.


on 6/4/2010 3:28:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I purchased this hoping it would provide some coverage in addition to a soft-focus finish like I get with Aromaleigh's ultra-res - which I like quite a lot. I got neither coverage or soft-focus, and this was itchy also.


on 4/25/2010 5:07:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

At first I didn't like this finishing powder I found it to make me look white and cakey. I then tried it with UD Good Karma Finishing powder brush and now I couldn't be without it! The brush applies a light veil of powder and once it sets after about a minute your skin will look flawless. It minimizes my pores and mattifies my oily skin with a satin finish. Kept my make up looking fresh all day.

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on 4/12/2010 12:48:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

__My skin:______________
Acne-prone, sensitive, oily, wide pores, and starting to get fine lines. I have pale, olive skin with medium yellow undertones and hyperpigmentation on my cheeks.


__My situation:__________
Getting married at the end of April and looking for something that will photograph well & make me look naturally flawless for about 8 hours.


The SA at Sephora told me that this could be used under foundation to blur out imperfections. I don't normally use powders because they leave me feeling like I'm wearing a mask and they normally turn my foundation a different shade. After testing out this powder under my foundation (Lancome Tinte Idole Ultra), I was amazed that I looked polished & matte for 8 hours! Oils started to break through around my forehead about 10 hours, but even then it looked natural & dewy. I was stunned! Frankly, I couldn't stop looking at myself; I loved the way my skin looked!


__My techique:__________
Washed my face, moisturized (Lancome Renergie Intense Lift), applied UD Razor Sharp finishing powder with a large powder brush (I opened the lid and just gently tapped the brush straight into the powder - the sponge applicator that's attached to the container looks pretty unsanitary and like a lot of prduct would get wasted in the use of the contraption). Tapped off excess powder and buffed onto my entire face. By this point I could see some of my flaws blur out just a bit under the white, powdery haze, but brushing on my foundation helped to even out my skin tone and make me look less geisha-like. As a final touch, I applied more of the finishing powder to my T-zone.


I am absolutely delighted by the effect! I looked like myself, but better! As far as how it turns out in photographs, I think I look a little one dimensional, but I wouldn't fault the powder for this, as I always look flat in pictures because of my pale coloring. I think finding a good blush or bronzer might solve that problem.


__Other Concerns:________
It did make my face feel a little dry at first, but I'm not used to powders on my face. It definitely didn't leave me feeling like my MU was caked on or my face would crack at any given moment. I did notice that it did want to settle in my laugh lines (I hate those things!) and I had to smooth it out in that area a couple of times, especially after a really big smile. :D


I'd also like to note that no dry patches surfaced - even on areas that I applied Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment to the night before.


__Final Assessment:_______
I will likely be using this stuff on the day of the wedding to set my makeup. I actually didn't get a chance to wash my face after the test run and it proved to withstand a night of sleep! Nor did I wake up with any break-outs or unusually clogged pores! (Obviously not something that I would do regularly, but certainly a noteworthy occurance). All in all, I'm VERY IMPRESSED and will reserve this stuff for when I want to look my best (cause I prefer my everyday style to be a little less polished & more "approachable"). This stuff rocks!

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Okay so here is the deal with this product...its awesome as a finishing powder, however, applying it the way that it tells you to...not so awesome. I was talking with the Urban Decay Rep, and she told me instead of patting it on like you would Urban Decay Foundation...you should just pat it on your hand, and then switch is closed, and sweep it on your face. It is great once you get that flaw out of the way. Have fun! Thanks for reading.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I was so disapointed in this, I really wanted to like it, but the packaging is terrible, it smells funny, and it just makes my foundation look cakey. When I say the packaging is terrible, I mean that powder leaks through the sponge even if I switched it to close, and the sponge applicator on it is so useless and causes the foundation to look cakey, besides the fact that you have to hit yourself with the powder in the face to apply it. I wish I could return this, but I can't, maybe I'll rip the sponge off and try applying with a brush


on 3/23/2010 11:38:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

this could be holy grail for me- except for a couple of issues. First, this powder has color to it. it's not really "flesh-toned" nor does it disappear into your skin, say, as a universal color. It almost has a reddish base to it. I wear mineral sunscreen which lends a paler finish over my winter tone (no tan at all- but it's almost funinthesun time!) and this powder shows up almost bronzer-like, or muddy-looking, i can't explain it exactly.

The other issue is the packaging. i just don't use the original at all. i dumped it into an empty sonia kashuk loose powder container and apply with a brush. but for me, this powder really did blur out pores for a smooth finish.It has dimethicone crosspolymer in it. i don"t know if this makes it prone to oiliness for some but i'm oily and as we have WARM weather here already, i notice it does have breakthrough it's ok..i just blot and everything else still looks good.i say again, this powder could be HG.except for the off color, this could be so good....


on 3/21/2010 5:38:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I've been on a mission to find a decent finishing powder. I read the back of the box on this and I thought it sounded great! I was less than impressed. When first applied, it actually looks quite nice, but I have noticed that after a few hours, it seems to make my face look shiny and oily, even when it's really not. My expectations for a finishing powder were just the opposite- something that would keep the shine at bay. Also, I'm not a fan of the packaging at all. The puff on the end makes it difficult to apply precisely where I want to especially around my nose- I would rather be able to apply it with a brush. I would not repurchase.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

i had high hope with this UD's razor sharp powder...
i guess, UD is not very good when in comes to powder cuz i didn't like their demattifying powder either...
i still love UD, though... not so much with powders, i guess...

so anyways, this showed my large pores and i didn't look smooth when i put it on.. under the lights, i saw some bumps - maybe from irritation??... smells awful - burnt odor.. weird???
packaging is a big problem... i hate the puff that came with.. not so sanitary cuz the puff/sponge is attached to the case.. the whole thing is just weird..

save your cash and splurge on Make up forever's HD powder... so much better...

SN: i don't work for MUFE.. i just mentioned them a lot cuz i love most of their MU..


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