One beauty product staple that I dislike are those little disposable blotting papers. I just don’t like touching them, and I don’t think the grease that transfers on them. I know that is absolutely the point, but I just wanted to find something that would do the same thing when I get oily without me needing these disposable papers that I hate finding crumpled and gross at the bottom of my handbag. Thankfully, I found a great product at Sephora: Urban Decay’s De-Slick Mattifying Powder.
This compact is $32, but it is sure to last quite a while. I’ve been using it for a few months, and there is no pan in sight. A teeny amount of product goes a long way, and I even like the small sponge applicator that came with the product. I think this is the first time I’ve actually kept an applicator instead of throwing it away and carrying a separate travel brush with me.
This only comes in one translucent shade. It looks very white in this picture. It looks white in person too, but in person you can also see that there is a bit of a lavender tint with it as well. This is great for brightening the complexion!
I must say that this product is just really amazing. It is a very finely milled powder, and it does not leave a trace on my skin. It doesn’t wash me out at all. It doesn’t even look like I’ve used a powder on my face. I bet that I could use this on makeup-free oily skin and you still wouldn’t detect it at all. This is just amazing because most translucent pressed powders that are this shade are actually very noticeable unless you blend really well. And sometimes the vigorous blending can make any concealing you did kind of disappear. This powder, however, can be literally blotted on the skin with the sponge applicator. It eliminates any trace of oil on the skin and it is absolutely invisible. This is just such a great alternative to blotting papers or tinted powders, and I will for sure be purchasing this one over and over again!