Happy Thursday, lovelies! Today’s post brings a little beauty review your way in collaboration with Urban Decay. As always, all views are my own, but *spoiler alert*, I have truly never used an Urban Decay product that I’ve never liked, and I’ve been making my way through some of the items from their new prepping, priming and setting products, and it’s safe to say I’m significantly hooked. Skincare and skin prep is everything to me, and as a make-up artist my pet-peeve is when skin doesn’t look like skin anymore, or when people pay too much attention to their smokey eye instead of their overall canvas. It’s not enough to have a great foundation. Skin prep is so important, not only for your overall make-up look but also for your protection.
Today I’m going to be sharing four of my favourites (even though there are quite a few more) from the range: the Self-Adjusting Complexion Primer, the De-Slick Complexion Primer, the De-Slick Setting Spray and the Chill Setting Spray. This is coming from someone who perspires, has a few pigmentation issues AND combination skin!
The De-Slick Complexion Primer and the Self-Adjusting Complexion Primer
Since different parts of my skin have different needs, I’ve been using these primers as a combination, applying the De-Slick to my T-Zone including my entire forehead, and the Self-Adjusting goes around the parts of my mouth and on my cheeks where the colouring is a bit off and I have some pimple scarring.
De-Slick notably keeps my T-Zone wonderfully oil-free without looking too matte, and I can tell it has refined my pores too. The ‘blurring’ effect it has on your skin is pretty clear.
The Self-Adjusting primer evened out my skin-tone wonderfully, and provided a great base for colour-correcting!
Overall, these two were made a great combo when it came to prepping the first layer of my skin.
The De-Slick Setting Spray and Chill Setting Spray
For the longest time, Urban Decay’s standard, All-Nighter oil-free setting spray was my favourite product from their range. I’ll never forget using it on Eid last year, and it made all of my make-up last from 10am til 11pm, blush included! The formula then received an update more specific to our different needs and for sweaty betties like me, these two are a dream. Developed in collaboration with Skindinavia, De-Slick controls your shine and maintains a matte finish overall, while the Chill Spray creates an instantly cool feeling on your skin. Both boast temperature-control technology, and you can feel it working, all the while setting your make-up and holding it in place for hours!
If you guys use any of these products, let me know what you think of them. And don’t forget you can shop Urban Decay’s products online at www.foschiniforbeauty.co.za.
Here’s to beautifully prepped, primed and set skin!