Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray

Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray review
Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray review
Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray review


I’ve never used a setting spray before as my makeup doesn’t really melt much but when it states “oil control”, I am intrigued. I had purchased the travel sized product which contains 30ml and is good for those who want to trial the product. I have tested this out in two methods. The first was doing as directed on the box. It states to spray it like an ‘X’ then a ‘T’ shape however I find that spraying like an “X” is enough for my small face. This original method wasn’t really effective. The second method was to spray it after moisturiser and after makeup, both using the “X” shape. This had worked out a lot better.

To compare the oil control with and without this product, I have used my trusty Clean and Clear oil absorbing sheets. These sheets have been used after around 8 hours of wearing makeup on both occasions. Without this spray, the oil absorbing sheets would turn transparent on all areas on the sheets; disgusting I know. With this spray and the second method, the oil absorbing sheets are not transparent whatsoever. The sheets still absorbs the oil but is a lot, lot less. This product is impressive stuff! Didn’t need to touch up during the day but was a tad oily at the end.

This sprays out a fine mist but it does take a while to dry. Once it’s dried, you won’t be able to feel it; it is really lightweight. There are no breakouts, no irritations and no scent. If you spray this over your powdery, matte look, your makeup will not have the cakey look anymore. It will have a demi matte finish. I have heard that spraying it on a brush first then sweeping it over the face before and after makeup is the best method. I will have to test it out. I would most definitely repurchase this in the full sized bottle.

Have you tried this product or other setting sprays before?


  1. August Art
    19th November 2013 / 11:20 pm

    I tried this product once but it didnt he'll control my oil which is my main problem.
    But after reading this maybe I'll try it again
    I just don't want to pay for it and add it to my list of disappointing oil control products
    Great post though 🙂 x


  2. Zerina Cengic
    19th November 2013 / 11:35 pm

    I've never tried a setting spray before, but I feel like it would be a really good thing to invest in for long nights out. Sometimes though I just spray on some diluted rose water on my face to refresh and to set my make up (at least that's what I tell myself). 🙂

  3. Vvn
    19th November 2013 / 11:49 pm

    I have and use this and I still get a little oily throughout the day, but when used too often, my skin started flaking a little (over-drying from the alcohol) good for once in a while though!

  4. Jade | JadeFungBlog
    20th November 2013 / 12:50 am

    Interesting. Somehow I can't quite believe a liquid can control oil! Good review though. I'll test it out when I'm next in Boots or Debenhams, although I haven't been blessed with a small face like you so I'll probably need an X, T, Y and Z spray :/

    Jade | JadeFungBlog

  5. Elisa K
    20th November 2013 / 1:51 am

    My favourite setting spray! It leaves my skin slightly taut for awhile though but I haven't found any other setting spray that help keep my oiliness under control. Great review!


  6. Erika
    20th November 2013 / 7:03 am

    I've never heard of this before, how interesting. Thanks for sharing and testing it in a couple of ways! Adding it to my wishlist of things to try!

  7. Lisa Shen
    20th November 2013 / 9:01 am

    This is the first time that I've heard of this. Thanks for introducing it to me. I might have a try. But my makeup doesn't really melt that much. But summer is coming soon so this might help 🙂 xoxo Lisa giglove

  8. Mellissa Williams
    20th November 2013 / 10:13 am

    I haven't tried this, i'm afraid I use the old fashion method of shine absorbing powder, but this certainly looks interesting. I will seek it out!

  9. Liss Cope
    20th November 2013 / 12:36 pm

    I’ve heard so many great reviews about this setting spray that I can’t wait to try it myself!! I have a oily skin so keeping my makeup fresh during the day is always a challenge! great post <3

  10. Ebony J
    20th November 2013 / 4:13 pm

    I love this product! It is my favorite setting spray ever! (: Great post!

  11. Arian Yupangco
    20th November 2013 / 4:52 pm

    This sounds great! I've been trying to find a really good setting spray but so far no luck. They're just not 'strong' enough to keep my makeup on.

  12. The Finest Things
    20th November 2013 / 9:57 pm

    I need something like this! My skin gets so oily throughout the day it's so annoying!

  13. Sophie Pocock
    20th November 2013 / 11:06 pm

    Heard so much about the UD setting sprays I really want to try them.


  14. Marisa
    20th November 2013 / 11:35 pm

    Thanks for the review. I've never seen this before. GIGLOVE

  15. ▲elaine▽
    21st November 2013 / 12:31 am

    I bought both this and the all nighter in this size and I've only used the all nighter so far, but they are seriously amazing in setting makeup!

  16. Tasha F
    21st November 2013 / 2:18 am

    So glad it worked for you. I tried this before, and unfortunately didn't have the same results. GIG

  17. Cheap Sheets UK
    21st November 2013 / 9:14 am

    Somehow I can't quite believe a liquid can control oil! Good review though. I'll test it out when I'm next in Boots or Debenhams, although I haven't been blessed with a small face

  18. Diana
    21st November 2013 / 11:02 am

    I've been thinking about getting this bad boy…I wasn't sure if it was that good or not. But if it passes a Nicole test, than it's for sure something I would love to test out.
    Please take care, have a nice day!*


  19. Vivian Yuen
    21st November 2013 / 12:37 pm

    I am definitely getting this now. Thank you so much for the review hun!

    LIVE . IN . LOVE ✞


  20. Laura Alagöz
    21st November 2013 / 1:52 pm

    Sounds like a great product to have. I haven't tried it, but its in my list 🙂 Great review!

    Pink Frenzy

  21. Emily Jane Garthwaite
    21st November 2013 / 9:29 pm

    I've been wondering about this spray for ages. Reading your review and you mentioning that it comes in travel size has sealed the deal. Popped it on my Christmas list 😉 xo

  22. Ana Meyer
    22nd November 2013 / 2:26 pm

    I've tried a few but honestly I think it's a bit of a waste of money.


  23. Oliwia
    22nd November 2013 / 2:33 pm

    amazing blog!

    Dots & Laces

  24. jenn f
    1st December 2013 / 4:46 pm

    i purchased the travel size of this for my graduation cocktail party. i think it worked ok on me but i wasn't super impressed by it.

    A Beautiful Zen

  25. Lisa Dodd
    5th February 2014 / 4:10 pm

    I am really worry about this who is spray here ,. Popped it on my Christmas list.it comes in travel size has sealed the deal, I would love to test out.
    Please take care, have a nice day!*

    Luxury Bath Sheets

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