Urban Decay Quick Fix Hydra-Charged Complexion Prep Priming Spray ($31) is a new post-cleanse facial mist hat promises to visibly reduce pores, brighten and smooth skin while replacing lost moisture. As a facial mist junkie I felt absolutely compelled and excited to try this but also a little wary because I disliked Urban Decay’s B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray.
It’s both an interesting and disappointing product.
Urban Decay Quick Fix Hydra-Charged Complexion Prep Priming Spray is not the most hydrating facial mist I’ve ever tried. When you use Sana Hadanomy Collagen Mist you’ll find that nothing else quite compares to the hydrating benefits of that facial mist.
The bad news? Urban Decay Quick Fix Hydra-Charged Complexion Prep Priming Spray isn’t a particularly perfect pick for drier skin types. The good news? It’ll be great for oily skin and drier skin types will grow to love it.
So, here’s what goes down when you use this and here’s my recommendations for how you should use it.
Urban Decay says it is inspired by the Korean water trend, yeah, but no. I don’t agree simply because Korean facial waters are a lot more hydrating than this formula. Urban Decay says this formula is even more hydrarting than their B6 Spray. Yeah, but no. B6 isn’t a formula I ever found truly hydrating and Quick Fix Hydra-Charged Complexion Prep Priming Spray is not more hydrating than that formula. Urban Decays says it softens and hydrates skin I say it softens but doesn’t really hydrate skin. It contains some very good for you ingredients like B3 and coconut water and apparently brightens your complexion as well as reduces the appearance of pores while hydrating.
Let’s just say I disagree agree with most of the marketing hype but don’t worry I actually have good things to say about this.
It took nearly a week but I finally figured out what it reminds me of right down to the fragrance. This actually works and smells identically to Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Hydrating Face Mist. Main difference is Herbivore’s formula doesn’t contain as many ingredients and happens to cost a buck more.
So, here’s how I use it and how I think you’ll like using it if you have drier skin.
I prep with it in the morning only. It’s the first step in my morning routine for the past week and I’ve grown to like it on many levels. For my it’s a dry facial mist, not drying, just it feels and sets to a demi-matte finish on my skin. Not a good thing for dry skin right? Not really but…it actually softens my skin a little bit but not necessarily by adding moisture. It also seems to eliminate any minimal shine or oil I have and my moisturizer seems to absorb a lot easier when I use this. My makeup also happens to look a lot fresher when I’m using this under it. Hmmm….am I imagining things? Possibly. It’s difficult to explain but it seems to cut the shine I see on my chin and forehead and also softens my skin in preparation for other skincare.
Oily skin will like this as you’ll likely feel it cuts a little bit down on your shine and also won’t add unnecessary moisture to your skin that might result in shine or oil. I think it’ll prove a better pick for oily skin uses versus drier ones.
It does have a very true, natural coconut scent that shouldn’t be an issue even for sensitive users.
Would I repurchase it?
Urban Decay Quick Fix Hydra-Charged Complexion Prep Priming Spray will likely be a good pick for oily skin looking to prime skin for either other skincare or makeup without leaving behind oil or shine. Drier skin might find this is a good prep for skincare but won’t necessarily see moisturizing benefits from it.
It’s an interesting product but like Urban Decay’s B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray it isn’t a terribly groundbreaking, wow inducing facial spray.
Have you tried it?