Spending $32 on a powder is not my idea of fun but if they all worked like this Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder, I’d do it more often! This is a shine-stopping powder that absorbs excess oils and keeps the shine away.
First I want to mention how beautiful the compact is. It’s a pretty purple plastic compact about the size of my palm. Embedded in the platic lid is a really pretty design. It flips open to reveal a mirror in the lid and a thin powderpuff applicator that conveniently sticks to the mirror.
So does this powder really work? Let’s take a look.
My first few tests came with applying a light dusting of powder, over foundation, with a fluffy kabuki brush since that is my preferred method of applying powders. I was convinced that I would be taking it back because it did absolutely nothing for my oily t-zone after a few hours of wear.
It looked great initially after application. It gave my skin a nice mattifyed finish and even blurs pores and fine lines a bit. But after 2 – 3 hours of summer heat, I was back to looking greasy and my foundation breaking down.
I didn’t want to give up on it yet and figured they included the thin applicator for a reason. So for my next few tests I tried pressing light layers over my foundation. Boom! That was totally what I was missing!
It doesn’t completely keep oil at bay but it controls it for a longer period of time and has significantly decreased the amount that appears on my face at the 4 – 5 hour mark. Once I begin to get a bit shiny, I pat on a little more around my t-zone area and my makeup lasts at least another 4 hours.
That is unheard of for me! I have not used one single powder that has held my makeup together for a full day of flawless wear. It’s a miracle! Usually foundation is close to gone from my nose at the 6 hour mark but with this De-Slick powder, my nose looks like I just applied my foundation at the end of the day!
The white powder is a nice and light texture that applies semi-translucent. Be careful not to apply too much at a time though cause it can get a bit chalky looking.
So, yes, the Urban Decay De-Slick powder is worth every single penny and I will most definitely purchase this again. It will be a staple in my foundation routine from now on! Just remember to press the powder into your skin with the puff and you’ll be set for the entire day.
Will you be trying this one?