Urban Decay - De-Slick Mattifying Powder. Perfect for oily skin. Recommend for touching up only. Packaging a little bit bulky but nice at the same time. Remember it's white powder so careful to touch up before taking picture. Lightly apply to the skin after blotting
So far I have had great success with this product. Dabbing a small amount on my forehead, nose, and tops of my cheeks I don't find myself having to use my blotting papers at all throughout the day. Even with my darker complexion(NW45/Nars New Guinea), I don't think it gives me the ashy effect that some light powders do. Definitley worth the price, I can foresee me having this product for quite a while because a little bit goes a long way.
Lastly, i'm not sure if it's just me or not, but this powder has somewhat of a peppermint smell. I don't think i'm a huge fan of that, but it does go away once applied.
I think you could find a drugstore brand that was just as good
This product does a good job of mopping up the oil from my skin, but after about an hour or two I have to reapply. It's fairly expensive and I really feel many drugstore brands are just as good and cost much less. This product also contains parabens which also is disappointing.
Great for oily skin!
This product is literally a life-saver! I first discovered it quite a few months back when I was at my local Sephora store. I apply a little bit of it to the places I get the most oil at. If you pile it on, it might make your face appear to have a white tint to it (depending on the amount you put). The good thing about this product is that it doesn't add more color to the foundation you already have on, because if you add more color your skin can appear orange. This is a good thing to have, especially if you have very oily skin.
It helps my foundation stay on longer and keeps me matte, depending on the weather and temperature. When it's not too humid or hot outside, my skin is shine free for 5-6 hours, which is amazing because my face tends to be quite oily and it normally takes and hour or 2 before a matte liquid foundation begins to look dewy on me (but not the pretty kind of dewy).
During the winter this product is great; it controls my oil and I don't need to keep reapplying. But during those hot summer days I do get more oily and shiny which it still works well, I just need to bring this along with me and reapply.
this is no good in my book!
ok so i was given 2 of these for free, and i hate them. they dont do anything at all, it is a bit chalky, not sheer at all. i still have it and its hardly used.
This does mattify the face however I do feel like it sometimes makes my face have a white powder tint to it. But I really do like this product as a quick way to fix shine on my T zone. It doesn't last as long as I would hope it would, so this is a product I definitely carry with me in my purse when I go out. I actually prefer the liquid/gel version of this product more than the powder.
Works really well and it truly mattifies the face. I've tried it with makeup and without makeup and works well in either scenario, but it's probably best to apply it (if you're going to do it at all with foundation on) right after applying foundation, otherwise it can kind of be a cakey mess if you apply too much.
Ok, I didn't use this myself, but I have seen its magic at work. My friend has really really oily skin, she complains about it all the time and she is constantly using oil blotting papers. I saw this in a magazine and we went to Ulta to try it out. Mother of all that is holy, it's amazing. She put it on her face and it was just this perfectly matte finish. She bought it and loves it still.