April 11, 2013

Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder (Summer 2013) Review

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder Summer 2013

Ok, if you’re indulging I wanna throw it out there that De-Slick in the Tube is awesome but Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder is a more travel worthy companion if you wanna touch up on the road.

De-Slick Mattifying Powder is an old friend but she’s been repromoted for Summer 2013 and hey, that’s cool beans because if you’ve never tried her now is a good time as any to discover her benefits.

Check it!

Urban Decay DeSlick Mattifying Powder

This comes in an epic translucent purple compact decked out with goth-y rose motif. The new compact actually feels like it has a little bit weight behind it compared to my older palette and the mirror seems larger but I could be utterly imaging things, its been known to happen. A few years ago my best friend Jai and I had project depot on one of these as I had used up the powder and wanted to slip in a powder that I use daily….unfortunately it was a disaster that doesn’t bare talking about with Jai having to have stitches in his thumb and me giggling in hysterical panic. Needless to say I owed that boy for ever after the event.

I admit when I told him Urban Decay was repromoting De-Slick Mattifying Powder with their Summer 2013 Collection he raised his brow and told me, “Don’t go rushing to use that $h1t up and expect me to depot it for you! Not happening sis!”

In fact, that was exactly what I was thinking but I lied and told him I would absolutely not endanger his young life again with my hijinks.


So what is, what’s it do, why is so essential for Summer?

Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder

It’s a pale lavender yet transparent setting powder that sets makeup and basically soaks up excess shine and oil leaving your skin mattified thanks to oil-absorbing rice powder. De-Slick is incredibly lightweight and looks flawless on most all skin types even drier ones will find it has a soft focused finish that doesn’t accentuate pores or drier areas.

It also contains green tea extract to calm and soothe those with sensitive skin. It curbs my shine during the warmer Summer months for a few hours and prolongs my makeup wear so it isn’t sliding off my face in the heat.

Loves it back when it originally released and loves it still today!

It’s a great way to keep shine and oil at bay.

Just don’t kill yourself depotting it, can’t be responsible for any more lives here.

It’s available now at Sephora, Sephora.com, Ulta, Ulta.com, or www.urbandecay.com


This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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  • blueraccoon

    Yeah, I think I need this. I’m planning on hitting Sephora tomorrow since I have the day off; I’ll look for it.

  • shulamite

    this product sounds interesting, seems to have a kinda similar concept to the mac blot powder….have you tried the mac one? if so which of the 2 would you prefer? thanks

  • k.

    ooh I need this! My face always gets a little shiny after a few hours of wearing makeup, whether it be summer or winte

  • Kimmwc03

    I had the old one but felt it left a white cast on my face whenever I used it. I also dropped it and it broke in a million pieces. I hope the new one is more sturdy but I have no plans to buy it. Didn’t the old one have a different image on the front too? I was thinking either a butterfly or a gun.

    • the Muse

      yup skull/floral design! smaller too it seems, this is bigger, has a little more weight 🙂 aw sorry 🙁 transparent for me thankfully no white cast :-/

  • Heather

    How does it compare to something like Bare Minerals Mineral Veil…which has been my trusty finishing powder for yeeeears. Love it, but would be willing to try something new. The color intrigues me!

    • the Muse

      mineral veil is a lighter texture and less mattifying, this really absorbs excess oil in a major way versus the finishing powder aspect of mineral veil which is meant to perfect and set makeup.

      • Heather

        One more question…how do you put it on? With the applicator that comes with it, or a brush?

        • the Muse

          applicator it comes with is best heather, the powder is very dense so a regular powder brush won’t really do it, the smaller puff they give to you is best!

  • GK

    I like that it’s translucent. Does it do well if skin isn’t oily? I keep Mac blot in my purse for touchups since it doesn’t get cakey. But it’s boring to keep using the same thing.

    • the Muse

      yup gk! mentioned in the review it works great on my dry skin, doesn’t cling to drier areas, etc

  • GK

    Oops, guess I didn’t read as well as I thought! Thanks for the response. 🙂

  • Krystle

    My oily skin so needs this! Would you say its any better/worse than UD De slick?

    • the Muse

      sorry clio occasionally I forget but it isn’t all that hard to google it 🙂

  • vanilladreamcream

    this is on sale for ~$16 on haute look. I just bought one today. thanks god I didn’t buy it at ulta yesterday

  • Jodie Melling

    Omg this looks amazing I can’t wait to get one! I’ve been using face blot sheets but this looks far prettier.
    I did get Benefits Dr Feelgood balm which was meant to mattifying but it doesn’t 🙁

  • Jessica

    Do you think I could replace this with my setting powder? I’m looking for a powder to use during the summer that’ll keep me matte and was debating between this and the Korres Wild Rose setting powder 🙂

    • the Muse

      depends how you use your powder…if you rely on it for coverage and mattifying this isn’t for you but if you’re looking for powder to reduce shine with no coverage this is ideal

  • SK

    If you take the sticker off the bottom, there’s a small hole (closer to the hinge side). Poke it using a toothpick and you should be able to depot it! 🙂