Let’s discuss how Urban Decay De Slick Primer holds up against oily skin. In the world of black women with oily skin, claims of mattifying powers are met with extreme skepticism. The thing is, we know that are grease is on another level. That level is unfamiliar to the powers that be who are in control of these products they create…apparently.
Black women’s oily skin is on Incredible Hulk, so the search for a primer that truly keeps us matte, but that is not a product intended for intestinal instability, is an ongoing quest.
In this article, I’ve taken it upon myself to break down one of the more recently added products making claims to tame my skin. It’s the Urban Decay De Slick Primer.
I’ll tell you what it claims to do, how it worked for me, how it held up over time, what it costs and whether or not I’d recommend it.
WHAT URBAN DECAY DE SLICK PRIMER CLAIMS TO DO
Ok, y’all, let’s get to the nitty gritty. They say this primer will absorb oil, help your makeup last all day, smooth and mattify skin, minimize pores and dry down invisibly. Ummm hmmmm, we gone see. We gone see.
HOW URBAN DECAY DE SLICK PRIMER WORKED ON MY SKIN
I tried this in-store first and I was not convinced at the time of application. I told y’all we are skeptics because other folks do not understand the immense power of black skin’s oiliness.
I walked around the store with a thin layer on and a light application of foundation on top. It seemed to be working and by the time I was ready to check out, I bought it.
Within a few days, I primed my face with it and applied my day-to-day foundation on top. I set my face with powder and wore my makeup for approximately 7.5 hours.
My makeup did stay put. My skin was not super oily. There was a little bit of ‘dewiness’ to my skin at the 7.5 hour mark. But, it was not anywhere near the chicken grease face level I’ve seen with other primers that claim to be mattifying.
I touched up with a very, very light dusting of setting powder and that gave me another 3 hours of wear time before I washed my face. So, I got a good 10.5 hours out a face of makeup with one touch up needed.
Not too bad.
DOES URBAN DECAY DE SLICK PRIMER HAVE STAYING POWER
Yes. It does have staying power. It worked. It was not overwhelmingly matte and perfect, but it did work.
DO I RECOMMEND URBAN DECAY DE SLICK PRIMER FOR OILY SKIN
Yes, but there are some points to keep in mind. I’ve listed them out below. For 1 oz of product, you’ll pay about $34.00 + tax. I only used 2 pumps to cover my entire face with a light layer. With that in mind, this will likely last me about 4 months if I use it daily or multiple times a week.
That puts you at just over $110.00 a year. For me, something like a primer that will actually keep me matte, is worth that cost.
Money saving tip: Get it a Sephora during their VIB sale and buy 3 bottles at one time. With a 15% to 20% discount, you can get your yearly supply for $85.00 – $92.00, or about $27.00 a bottle.
- BE REALISTIC IN YOUR EXPECTATIONS (It isn’t a miracle product, but it will keep you from being super oily)
- CONSIDER YOUR BUDGET (it’s not a cheap product, but it’s not exorbitant either)
- USE IT SPARINGLY (using too much leads to white buildup and streaky foundation application)
- PAT DON’T RUB (pat it into your skin for an even, thin layered application)
- SET YOUR FOUNDATION WITH POWDER (powder and a mattifying primer work together for the best result)
At the end of the day, Urban Decay De Slick Primer didn’t let me down. It didn’t blow my mind, but it did slightly impress me. That’s because I completely expected it to not work AT ALL and simply slide off my face as all the other primers do.
It’s a decent product that I may repurchase. I will keep y’all posted. To see more of what I’ve been using lately, check out my Current Favorites YouTube video below. Subscribe to my channel if you like what you see.
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