20 Jun 2010

Preparing for summer make-up melt-downs

I have oily combination skin and am always on the hunt for that dream primer or setting powder that will make my make-up last all day with no shiny bits. 

I've long been a fan of Urban Decay's eye primer potion and also have some other bits like eyeshadows and pencils but I've never tried any of their foundations.  I've recently noticed that they have a range that seems like it was made for me, so come pay day this is what I'm keen to try.

De-slick in a tube - £12.80 on lookfantastic.com

The website says -

It’s time to take control of your oil and put your matte face forward. Urban Decay De-Slick In a Tube – Mattifying Gel is a lightweight gel that will help tighten your pores and give you a glamorous, shine-free look.  You can use this product on naked skin, or over foundation - without destroying your makeup. The only thing you’ll notice is the shine-free results.
•Apply when required.
•Smooth over face and neck paying special attention to the oily areas.

Sounds good to me. 

There's also a finishing powder called De-slick mattifying powder - £12.40

Say goodbye to that shiny face with this Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder. This fab product works by blotting oil to keep that not so attractive ‘glistening look’ at bay. Plus, healing Tee Tree extract will soothe sensitive and blemish-prone skin. You can use this product on naked skin, or over foundation - without destroying your makeup. Because the formula contains super lightweight, oil-absorbing rice powder, the only thing you’ll notice is the shine-free results. The lavender shade of this Urban Decay powder applies invisibly and works on every skin tone, from dark chocolate to palest porcelain.
•Apply when required, using the Urban Decay application puff provided.
•Smooth over face and neck paying special attention to the oily areas

And finally there's a setting spray which is the item I'm most interested in, but I'm having trouble finding anywhere in the UK selling it.  Boots are selling the all nighter spray for £17, but that seems to be for normal skin.  My Mum is going to the US in September, but I want this now *stomps foot*

When the oil production of your face rivals a small OPEC nation, you need a mighty ally. De-Slick uses innovative oil control that both absorbs excess sebum and controls surface shine. The problem-solving formula mists on, feels weightless, and sets makeup so it lasts ALL DAY. Its light dispersing particles deflect shine and deliver a matte look for up to 16 hours. Really.  De-Slick also contains powerful temperature control technology, which keeps your makeup from melting down when it’s warm and humid, and dehydrating when its cold and windy. Simply mist on before, and again after, your beauty routine to prevent loss of color, melting, sliding, excess shine, fading eyeshadow and lip color disappearance. AND it’s formulated to resist moisture, so you can fearlessly sweat, cry, or get your Jacuzzi on... while your makeup remains looking just-applied.  This seemingly weird extra step suddenly becomes the one step you can’t do without. Backed by years of science, De-Slick is simply unlike any other product available.


So what do you think?  Anyone tried these allready and do they work?

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