25 August 2012

Review: Urban Decay - De-Slick

For all of you oily skinned girls, this review is for YOU.

I have always had issues with oily skin and I know that there is no way to STOP the oil, that you can only control it. So I have been on an endless search to find the perfect product for my skin to help control my nasty oilies.

Fortunately for me...I found out about Urban Decay De-Slick. I had been eyeing this product for months, almost a year, before I actually purchased the product. The reason for that is because where I live, we don't have a Sephora so buying certain products is quite difficult.

A few weekends ago, I was in Toronto for the MMVA's (for anyone who isn't aware, that is Canada's version of the MTV VMA's) - I had an amazing time by the way, I met Ed Sheeran for anyone who is a fan...he was fabulous and incredibly sweet! - It was quite hot that weekend and I knew that I would be outside for very long hours and was terrified my makeup would melt off my face.

While I was in Toronto, I went into a Sephora and purchased Urban Decay's De-Slick and I have to say I am  amazed with this product. The day of the show, we left our hotel at about 11 a.m. and we were outside in the heat for the majority of the day and by 8:00 p.m. my make up still looked FANTASTIC.

So the product comes in 3 different sizes (depending where you purchase - travel size, normal and XL). I purchased the travel size to give the product a try.

The directions: Shake Well. Apply just before foundation and again after makeup. Hold the bottle 8"-10" away and mist 2-4 times.

It sprays evenly and I didn't find that it was sticky at all. It dried very quickly and once it did, it felt like there was nothing there.

I have very oily, acne prone skin and this product did not break me out or clog my pores.

I still did get oily during the day, but I blot a lot less with it then without it...I'll take it!

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Physician's Formula breaks out a skincare line!

New Skincare Line!

A few months ago I was looking for a good moisturizer for my combo/oily skin and while on a trip to the states I stumbled upon a moisturizer by Physician's Formula in a CVS (I think ha). Physician's Formula for anyone who doesn't know is cosmetics especially for sensitive and acne prone skin. I have used their foundations and pressed/loose powders before and was not disappointed! So on with it...

PF has 3 skincare lines targeted toward 3 different skin concerns: Aging, Moisture Balance, and Sensitivity & Redness.

Wrinkle Corrector & Firming Cleanser - Rich cream cleanser that removes makeup and impurities while visibly smoothing skin. The cost of this product is $12.97 in Canada and available at Walmart.

Wrinkle Corrector & Firming Moisturizer SPF 15 - Potent moisturizer instantly enhances skin's firmness, hydration and radiance. SPF 15 protects against damaging UVA / UVB rays. Luxurious and lightweight formula improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for an overall smoothing effect. This product is listed at $22.97 CND and is available at Walmart.

Ultra Wrinkle Smoother Day & Night Cream - Ultra-rich cream fights the look of wrinkles for younger-looking skin. Wrinkle length and depth appear improved with regular use. Listed at $22.97 CND and available at Walmart.

Wrinkle Eye Smoother Cream - Potent cream targets the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the eye area. Moisturizing formula promotes elasticity and firmness to improve the appearance of crow's feet and puffiness. Illuminating properties improve the appearance of dark circles. Listed at $22.97 CND.

Dark Spot Corrector & Skin Brightener - Potent serum targets visible signs of uneven skin tone. Antioxidant formula can help inhibit the appearance of uneven pigment formation. Specialized ingredients target surface darkening and exfoliate it away. Listed at $24.97.

Firming & Toning Booster - Skin firming serum improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Promotes elasticity, helps plump skin and visibly improves tone and texture. Listed at $24.97 in Canada.

Moisture Balance

Hydrating & Balancing Cleanser - Gentle foaming cleanser removes pore-clogging impurities while infusing skin with hydration for clean, balanced and comfortable skin. Listed at $12.97 in Canada.

Hydrating & Balancing Moisturizing Lotion - Oil-free moisturizing lotion replenishes skin's hydration and eliminates flakiness and tightness. Lightweight formula helps protect skin's natural moisture barrier. Listed at $22.97 in Canada.

Ultra-Hydrating Day & Night Cream - Ultra-hydrating cream replenishes skin's moisture balance day or night. Soothes even the driest skin to improve tone and texture, leaving skin feeling soft and hydrated. Listed at $22.97.

Hydrating Eye Cream - Nutrient rich eye cream provides intense moisture in a lightweight, refreshing gel-cream formula. Diminishes the appearance of dark circles, fine lines and puffiness in the eye area. Listed at $22.97.

Sensitivity & Redness

Sensitivity Relief Cleansing Lotion - Ultra-gentle, lightweight cream formula cleanses gently without stripping skin of its essential moisture. Moisturizes to provide relief to dry, red and irritated skin. The cost of this product is $12.97 in Canada and available at Walmart.

Sensitivity Relief Moisturizer - Extra-gentle, oil-free lightweight moisturizer soothes dry, itchy and flaky skin, while helping to protect and condition it. The cost of this product is $22.97 in Canada and available at Walmart.

Sensitivity Correcting Moisturizer - Extra-gentle, oil-free lightweight moisturizer soothes dry, itchy and flaky skin, while helping to protect and condition it. Correcting Green Tint delivers a sheer wash of color to neutralize the visible appearance of redness. The cost of this product is $22.97 in Canada and available at Walmart.

Skin Calming Spray - Lightweight mist provides soothing relief to dehydrated skin. With just one spray, skin is calmed and refreshed. The cost of this product is $22.97 in Canada and available at Walmart.

Personally, I use the Hydrating & Balancing Moisturizing lotion to keep my combination skin hydrated and I love it. I don't feel like it makes my skin greasy or oily. I use this product only at night to put moisture back into my skin and I use a lighter moisturizer for the day!

xo Rae

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Product Rave: Urban Decay Primer Potion

I have tried tons (and I mean tons) of eye primers. Much like the rest of my skin, my eyelids are quite oily - where did I get such awful skin from! I have been on a search for a really good eye primer that will keep my eye makeup from creasing and completely disappearing after a few hours.

So this is most definitely not a new discovery to anyone in this crazy beauty world. This product has been a beauty favourite since it came out. I was pretty skeptical about using it but I was in Toronto for a weekend a while back and was desperate to keep my makeup on for a few hours - after mulling over whether or not to purchase this (it is not sold in my city, fyi) so I was more than ecstatic to find my friend using it! So I tried it.


This is absolutely, truly and completely the best eye primer that I have used thus far. It kept my eye make up from creasing and melting off my eye lids in the humid heat - which is quite an amazing feat if you ask me!

I purchased both the original PP and Sin. I have used both and absolutely love Sin because it gives you just a touch of shimmer underneath your eye shadow! BEAUTIFUL!

It will probably be a long while before I even look at purchasing/trying another eye primer.

For anyone with oily eyelids like myself..or someone who wants to keep their eye make up on for an insanely long time..highly recommend this product!

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