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Urban Decay has SKINCARE?! This came out of left field for me. Once I got over the initial shock of it all the fact that Urban Decay has a skincare line makes perfect sense. They have everything else and a lot of their products are touted as being long-wearing. Of course you’ll need a product or two to help you remove it all!
There are currently two categories of Urban Decay Skincare – Rehab Makeup Prep and Meltdown Makeup Remover. Prep and remove. Simple as that.
Rehab Makeup Prep
Pore Refining Peel ($26.00). This peel is touted as being an easy-to-use, peel off mask that will provide instant results of cleaner, smaller, more refined-looking pores.
As was shown in my HiMirror review my pores are large, in-charge and all around nauseating. I noticed a difference in the appearance of my pores after I took it off and my makeup did a better job at camouflaging them. You only need to apply this to the areas where you have noticeable pores and if you have any baby hairs… saddle up because they’re coming off with this peel.
Pretty Gritty Skin Polish ($28.00). This polish is said to smooth, cleanse and brighten your skin to make makeup application easier. Skin will look instantly brighter so that it glows under makeup.
I thought this polish was gentle enough for my sensitive, acne-prone skin and I love that it’s a powder formula. You add some water to the powder and gently massage it onto your skin. The more water, the less grit so it’s customizable to your preference.
Hot Springs Hydrating Gel ($28.00). This gel is made for prepping your skin for makeup. It’s said to be light-weight, not greasy and will absorb quickly.
It’s imperative (even if you’re oily) to apply moisturizer before you start on your daily makeup routine. Even though I’m oily I do have a few dry spots and being moisturized helps so that my makeup won’t accentuate anything like that. This gel did absorb quickly and kept my skin hydrated. Plus it feels AMAZING on!
Lip Love ($15.00). This whipped, oil-based formula is a moisturizing balm to soothe dry lips and make them “irresistible”.
Lip Love feels great on and leaves my lips feeling moisturized, even when I wake up in the morning. Putting on a bit of this will prep your lips nicely for drying lip products such as liquid lipsticks or mattes. A very little goes a long way!
Meltdown Makeup Remover
Cleansing Oil Stick ($26.00). This is a powerful but gentle way to remove even the toughest of liquid lip products and it’s said to leave lips feeling hydrated after removal.
I applied the stick over-top of a liquid lip and let it sit for maybe 15-20 seconds. I wiped away the liquid lip without any irritation or residue. You’ll likely have to do a second application for a deep lip and I did still need to apply a balm after (but that’s what Lip Love is for!) but it was no where near the same level of dryness I usually feel after removing a liquid lip. It’s travel friendly being that it’s in stick form and I love that there is no greasy residue!
Dissolving Spray ($26.00). Formulated to remove even the most stubborn of all waterproof makeup but with non-irritating and nourishing ingredients – and also no greasy residue.
You can mist this directly on your face or put the product on your hands to massage in. It’ll dissolve the makeups and prep your skin for cleansing. It felt a little oily at first but after that faded out my skin felt hydrated and clean. The idea of the first step in my makeup removal being a spray had me skeptical, but I was really impressed!
Lip Oil Stick ($15.00). An oil-based formula used to break down waterproof lip products quickly and easily. It can also be used as a balm.
As a blogger that tries a TON of liquid lipsticks the Lip Oil Stick has been my absolute FAVORITE product of this bunch. It’s a real pain to remove lip color once at night let alone over and over. Even just with one removal it requires a lot of rubbing and distress to your lips. NOT WITH THIS PRODUCT! Smooth it on over your lip color and wipe it away. Deeper shades require another application but, my God… it’s been wonderful!
There you have it! The Urban Decay Skincare goods! I had all the emotions when I saw Urban Decay had a skincare line… shock, doubt, intrigue… at the end of the day and the initial testing I’m completely surprised, impressed and wanting more.
Are you into this new addition to the UD lineup? What will you try first?