I see you. You’re outside standing under a 900-thread count blanket of heat and humidity. You’re not happy. Your makeup is sliding off your face. You’re sweating like a hooker in church. You’re greasier than Jermaine Jackson in 1997. It’s hotter than the rubber on the bottom of Precious’s shoes after she stole that bucket of chicken and ran off to class like a bat out of hell. Miserable, huh? I hate this time of year! The east coast humidity is just…so ridiculous and unfair. You can stand outside and literally do nothing but stand…and start pouring buckets of sweat. That ain’t right! I get so greasy and oily this time of year, so I needed something to soak up that oil like a Popeye’s biscuit…and I found it!!!

Urban Decay (one of my top five favorite cosmetic brands ever in life) have created a to-go fix for you oily girls called the De-Slick Mattifying Powder ($30). What is it? It’s a wonderful and convenient way to touch up your oily, yet beautiful face without having to worry about messy loose powders. Well, that’s my explanation…here’s Urban Decays:

One of our Co-Founder’s favorite products! This shine-stopping pressed powder blots oil and keeps shine at bay. Try it on naked skin (if you run into the hot guy at the gym), or over foundation (for touch-ups on the dance floor without destroying your makeup). Because the formula contains super lightweight, oil-absorbing rice powder, you won’t feel the powder, but you’ll see the shine-free results. The lavender shade applies invisibly and works on every skin tone, from dark chocolate to palest porcelain.

Keep De-Slick in your bag at all times! The gorgeous, transparent purple compact seems to glow from within, featuring Urban Decay embellishments of skulls, flourishes and flowers. Pop it open to reveal a mirror and handy application puff.

Oh, and it’s vegan too!

You guys know all about that infamous Make Up For Ever HD Powder? Well this stuff is like a pressed version of that you can take with you on the go. It’s virtually invisible and doesn’t leave an ashy white cast (unless you OD and use too much). It comes with a beautiful puff and all you have to do is dab the product onto the puff and blot your face — BOOM! That’s basically it. Since I bought this, I haven’t been without it. It lives in my purse and goes wherever I go.

Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder

Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder

Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder

Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder

Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder

Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder

Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder Swatch

Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder Swatch

Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder - before
This is my greasy face after a hot day in low lighting. Ew.

Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder - after
This is my non-greasy face after applying the UD De-Slick powder!

Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder - before
Once again, this is my greasy face after a hot day in low lighting. Barf.

Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder - after
I’m not greasy anymore!!

Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder ROCKS!
This stuff is awesome!

Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder ROCKS!
YAAAAS!! (shoutout to my chipped nail polish LOL!)

The actual product lasts a very long time for me. I apply my makeup around 7′ish every morning before work, and I get home around 6pm, and guess what? My face is still going strong. Makeup is still on, shininess is on mute. Why? Because this stuff is amazing. I don’t have the oiliest skin in the world, but I do get slick and shiny. This stuff isn’t an oily skin cure — but it’s definitely a quick fix that, depending on how oily you are, can last a handful of hours. I really think you should try it if you’re looking for something clean and easy to soak up your oil. Plus, it’s pretty lol.

PROS

  • Gorgeous packaging
  • You get a crapload of product for the price
  • Comes with puff and mirror
  • Reduces shine immensely
  • Can be applied on top of makeup or to a bare face
  • Doesn’t leave a ghost-like ashy white cast to your face
  • Because it’s invisible, it works on any skin-tone
  • A little goes a LONG way
  • It kinda has some airbrushing qualities to it, when you put it on it smooths tiny imperfections
  • Convenient
  • Doesn’t clog pores
  • Doesn’t irritate the skin
  • Doesn’t “build up” or get cakey like a regular blot powder would

CONS

  • Has a weird, slight medicinal scent to it but it doesn’t transfer to your face
  • The purple side of the puff inside the compact sticks to the mirror and ends up smudging it

OVERALL

I’m extremely happy with this product. For $30, you’re getting a ton of de-slick powder and it should last you a very long time. You do not need to scrap the puff over this and pick up a ton of powder, just lightly dab it and then blot your face — it’s that simple. If you’re looking to decrease the grease, I suggest you try this wonderful stuff here. This allows you to control your oil without packing on more and more makeup. Fabulous!

RATING

A

Availability: Urban Decay

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