The Urban Decay Makeup Setting Sprays are often raved about, and a year or so ago I purchased the Chill Setting Spray but it didn’t make any difference to my makeup so I ended up selling it in a blog sale. I really should have learnt my lesson as a few months ago I decided to purchase the Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray 30ml £9 which might sound like a strange decision if you’re a regular reader of my blog, as you’ll know I have dry skin.
To try and combat my dryness, I always use intensively nourishing moisturisers which tend to leave my skin looking pretty shiny which sometimes breaks through my foundation even with powder, so I thought I’d try the De-Slick version of the Urban Decay Setting Spray to see if it could help keep my pesky shininess at bay.
The Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray is described as being able to control oil, deflect surface shine and help keep the skin looking matte. It also supposedly helps to keep your foundation, shadow and blush in place all day without smudging, sliding or fading.
The Urban Decay Makeup Setting Sprays are all made by Skindinavia, and the spray allegedly contains ‘temperature control technology’ to lower the temperature of your makeup – yeah right *rolls eyes*. To use the spray, you simply mist it over your finished makeup in a T and X formation 2-4 times at around 8 to 10 inches away from the face.
The first thing I noticed about the Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray is the smell, as it smells like neat alcohol and when I mist it on my face, I can actually feel a burning sensation. Granted I do have sensitive skin, but it makes my skin burn and sting everytime I use it which is unsurprising seeing that alcohol is the second greatest ingredient within it.
I used this spray for four days in a row and by the fourth day it stung so much it made my eyes water so enough was enough and I stopped using it, as it really hurt which I’ve never experienced with any other makeup setting sprays before.
The Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray is relatively fine for a setting mist, but that’s the only good point I can muster as I don’t notice any difference to my makeup’s longevity after spritzing this setting spray over my makeup.
It doesn’t help to keep my makeup in place, and stop it from fading and unbelievably, I find that my skin looks shinier after using the spray which completely negates the whole point of the De-Slick Setting Spray. I really wish I’d learnt my lesson with the Chill Setting Spray, but thankfully I only purchased the 30ml travel size rather than the full size.
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