I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with powder, much like any makeup enthusiast. I love setting my makeup so it lasts all day. I love the mattifying effect since in the summer I can turn into an oil slick mid-day without my powder. But I obviously hate the powdery look that powders give, and lately I’ve been using only the most finely milled ones I can find, which are pretty much HD powders. I’ve had good luck with options from Make Up For Ever and IT Cosmetics, but I’m a pressed powder girl (especially when I’m on the go), and the loose ones are great at getting on my clothes.
So, when Urban Decay sent me their De-Slick Mattifying Powder, I was really hopefully that this would finally be a pressed powder that was fine enough to not make me look powdery and gross, but would still work for controlling my t-zone shine.
Yes, this is it, my new holy grail powder.
This is a super fine powder, and while Urban Decay says it is a light lavender, I think it must be really light because mine looks white. It has a puff with a vinyl back, and it is very thin. It tends to stick to the mirror in the compact, which I like because it keeps it out of the way. I’ve been using it with a brush (my heavenly luxe powder brush), and after briefly buffing it out you can’t even tell that I have on powder. And I’m matte alllllll day. Even in this heat wave!