Five Favourites for January


Urban Decay De Slick Makeup Setting Spray £19.50 – I spray this on top of my moisturiser before my foundation and then again on top of my foundation for that little extra layer of protection. This Urban Decay Setting Spray is one of the best products I have tried that actually keeps not only my makeup in place and looking fresh but it also helps control my excess oil & thats exactly what I need. Love this stuff.

Origins Make a Difference Treatment Lotion £20.00- I love this whole range it’s good for calming skin and keeping it hydrated. So perfect if you suffer with blemishes and angry breakouts. I pop a good amount on to a cotton pad and sweep it across my face, I do this in the morning as it leaves my skin so smooth and it feels ready for my moisturiser. It really freshens my skin in the morning & I love using it.

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps* – This body lotion is so hydrating and it feels lovely on my skin. As I only have a little pot I save this to use when I travel up to Scotland & I just think it is the perfect grown ups body lotion. It leaves your skin smooth & hydrated & not greasy at all.

Five Favourites

Mac Rubanesque Paint Pot £15 – I use this mostly as a base / primer when I wear a particular Inglot shadow – number 605 (a burnt orange shade). The paintpot makes the Inglot shadow really stand out & lasts all day. I do wear it on its own too and it is pretty, I would describe it as a peachy orange with a slight metallic finish. Compared to Maybelline Colour Tattoo’s these are quite expensive but I have had this for over a year and it hasn’t dried out at all. It is very good quality and the colour is quite unusual too. So well worth the splurge.

Mac Woodwinked Eyeshadow £12.50 – This is my most worn shadow & I simply adore it. Mac describe it as a ‘warm antique gold’ shade. I find this colour easy to wear, I have brown eyes and think it works well. Its easy to blend & often I wear it on it own all over the lid. Its my lazy day eye look, which still looks put together. If you don’t already have this shade you should invest as its just gorgeous.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

UD De-Slick Setting Spray

UD De Slick

Since entering my 30’s my skin changed and is now oily combination, this was quite a shock as all through my 20’s i had normal skin, so combating the oily has become daily focus. I tend to use Rimmel Stay Matte powder but this would never last me all day with out needing to be re applied. I wanted something a little more heavy duty especially for a night out or a really long day.

Urban Decay de-slick setting spray

De Slick Info

So when I went along to the Urban Decay counter in August to hear all about their new Revolution Lipstick releases (which are beautiful), I got talking to the sales lady and she spoke very highly of this de – slick makeup setting spray which is targeted at oil control.  I needed no convincing and bought the full size bottle. I have been using it for well over a month now and can report that this spray is very very very very good! I used to think that my Mac Fix + kept my makeup on all day, what was I thinking?! This Urban Decay offering is the bees knees and really does keep my makeup in place and the oil at bay.

When using this spray my T Zone isn’t shiny, nor does my blush slip off after a few hours wear. I often spray a little on after moisturiser and before my foundation just for an added step / barrier for the oil them I spray a little over my finished face and voila I’m ready. I am no longer checking in the mirror every hour to see if my makeup is looking OK and I am confident that this spray does a great job. I really can’t tell you how much I love this product.

If you suffer from oily skin what do you use to keep it in check? Have you tried this Urban Decay de-slick Setting Spray?

Urban Decay de-slick setting spray – £19.50 for 118ml