Who hauled the Urban Decay Facial Mists? How ya makin’ out with them so far? I’ve been fiddling around with most of them for the past several weeks but I’m not all that impressed so far…
Urban Decay Dew Me, of course, has my inner teenage boy rolling around and laughing. Call me a prev but I love the name, it makes me giggle, Dew Me! Obviously I’m easily amused.
What is it?
A facial mist for drier/combination skin types to help moisturize and hold makeup for up to 16 hours.
If you’re a mineral or powder foundation user, Urban Decay Dew Me is for you. I used this in conjunction with Lancome Oscillation Foundation and it does work in an interesting manner.
First of all, you do need a face full of makeup prior to using. Basically you’ll apply your makeup as usual and proceed to follow up by misting yourself with this. It’s basically supposed to lock your makeup in place while keeping your skin hydrated so your blush, shadow, foundation, etc…doesn’t wear away.
The mist has a nice fresh scent and applies easily. Two or three sprays should do the trick. I like how it makes my makeup look fresher and gives my face a dewy look. Anytime I use powder, I tend to look a little too made up. Dew Me takes care of this situation by hydrating my powder foundation and making it look more natural and fresher. I like the overall effect of the mist for making my makeup look more natural and less “made up”.
I am not keen on applying a face full of makeup and proceeding to mist myself. For some people, this is great for me, it kinda defeats the purpose of makeup application. I feel like I got caught in the rain after use however, thankfully, the feeling is temporary since the mist does dry down to an incredibly nice feeling on my face and makes my makeup look fresher….but still I can’t help but feel I’m doing more harm than good by misting my perfectly made up face with what feels like water.
You can’t take advantage of this in any way, shape, or form if you are a liquid or cream foundation user in my opinion. I’ve tried this several times when wearing my normal cream base and it creates a messier effect versus when I use it with a mineral or powder foundation.
16 hours of wear is an incredibly huge promise and I’m sorry to say I see no extended wear because of this. It doesn’t really prolong my makeup or keep my foundation from oxidizing. I experience the same wear time with or without use.
Who Might Like It?
- Skindinavia mist fans (this is made in collaboration with the brand)!
- Mineral makeup users or powder foundation users.
- Anyone who feels a little too made up after using minerals or feels like they are wearing a mask (this will lighten things up and give a fresher look to your makeup).
- Anyone in need of a little extra moisture after their makeup is in place.
Who Might Not Like It?
- Anyone who spends a large amount of time on their face (You won’t want to mist yourself down when wearing a face full of gorgeous makeup!).
- Anyone who expects this to extend the wear of their foundation.
I can’t rightfully say I don’t like the mist because I do however I don’t wear mineral or powder foundation enough days to justify the actual purchase of the product. I’m more of a BB Cream user and I think this is messy when used in conjunction with cream or liquid foundations. I also feels a tad weird when I have awesome eye makeup on and proceed to mist myself down with this. I tried it with mascara that wasn’t waterproof and thankfully it didn’t ruin my eye makeup but I can’t shake the feeling I’m making a mess when I use it.
I think if you use minimal makeup you may see great results. Ditto for minerals and powders. However, anyone who wears bolder looks and creams/liquids might not really love this. I think if you have already experienced the joys of Skindinavia and love the line, you will probably by default enjoy all of the Urban Decay Facial Mists. Skindinavia has its own cult following and it’s likely Urban Decay will follow the same path however I’m not one for setting my makeup using a mist so I didn’t really see the awesomeness of this particular product sadly.
What are your thoughts?