Review: Urban Decay De-Slick


When it comes to dealing with an oily skin complexion we all know that there are a million of products that claim to help or reduce your oil all together. When I was younger I feel for all of those products. Now that I have had time to research and test out products I know that there will never be a product that completely matifies your skin all day (If you have such a product PLEASE DO SHARE!!!).

Over the years I have tried a handful of products that I though would work with my skin. Here are the only two products that seem to make me feel a little bit less oily throughout the day. Urban Decay teamed up with Skindinavia to create this De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray.

A few months back I found out they also came out with this Mattifying Gel that is supposed to act just like the setting spray. Sadly I think this is being discontinued because it is no longer on the UD website.


I only use the Mattifying Gel for special occasions since I realized that it is no longer being made. This stuff is very interesting it feel like a primer but you can see the oil on your face disappear. It is like nothing I have ever tried before. I have used it under my foundation and you can use it for touch ups on top of your foundation without it looking like you have 100+ products on your face. I use about a nickel size and it does the job.


The one product I use everyday is the setting spray it has worked wonders during these hot days. At first I was using this product wrong. I only applied it once before I applied my moisturizer. This is fine but to get the most out of the product you must use it twice. Once after your toner or before moisturizer and after you have applied foundation for best results.

Overall these two products aren’t miracle workers but they will keep you from blotting as often as you were. That is all I can really ask from oil control products now a days the delusion of getting rid of my oil is gone and I try to embrace it.

Have you ever tried UD De-Slick?
Any good oil controlling products I don’t know about?


6 thoughts on “Review: Urban Decay De-Slick

  1. Loved the post ! I love The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion … It is a moisturiser that works like magic and keeps my makeup in place all day long 🙂

  2. I’ve heard beauty bloggers rave about the de-slick for a long time. I really like Urban Decay’s Primer Potion and their Naked palette, so I’ve always assumed UD produces high quality, consistently good products. In fact, I can’t think of ever reading a bad review of an UD product.

    1. I tried it before I found UD De-slick and it worked pretty well. It kept my make up looking like I had just applied it. It just didn’t really do much for my oily skin I had to blot quite a bit to avoid a shiny face.

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