Once Upon A Time, not too long ago, in a land not too far away… I used to spray hairspray onto my face. Yup, perhaps that’s more of a horror story than a fairytale, but I used to spend ages perfecting my makeup for a night out, only to finish with a hefty spritz of industrial strength hairspray all over my face. I must have been mad. I’m not sure how I even heard about that method of extending the wear time of my makeup, but it was a habit I continued every time I had a special occasion and wanted my makeup to last for quite some time.
Slowly but surely I realised that although it worked well at helping my makeup to remain in tact, it probably wasn’t the best for my skin, and I then went on the hunt for a proper setting spray. The first one I tried was this, the Urban Decay De Slick Makeup Setting Spray, and the rest, as they say, is history.
I have combination skin, with a somewhat oily T-Zone. After wearing makeup for a couple of hours, my face becomes pretty shiny, even after applying powder, so I love how this product helps zap the shine and keep my skin looking matte, yet natural. To apply this, I spritz it onto my skin, about half an arm’s length away from my face, over my finished makeup. I spray it in an X and a T motion, and its such a fine mist, it absorbs quickly and easily, without leaving any kind of residue or feeling heavy on the skin. It works amazingly well at keeping shine at bay, and helps to keep my makeup lasting a whole lot longer than without.
I love the sleek white and silver packaging of the bottle, however it is pretty pricey at €29 for 118ml, so I tend to keep this for special occasions, as if it was used daily, I’d imagine it would run out pretty quickly.
Its available from Debenhams and other Urban Decay retailers. I’d definitely recommend you try it if, like me, you have oily, shine prone skin, and want to keep your face looking fresh yet matte. It also comes in mini 30ml travel size bottles, so that could be a starting point if you wanna try it out but don’t wanna spend the cash on a big bottle.
Have you guys tried the De Slick spray? Do you know of any other setting sprays I should try out, particularly more affordable options? Let me know in the comments below!