Today’s Urban Decay #PrepPrimeSet products landed on my desk in March when I was abroad on business. And when I returned home, I was Oooh-ing & Aaah-ing over these products. The ‘De-Slick’ & ‘All Nighter’ Makeup Setting Sprays are not new to me. I have easily gone through at least 3 travel size & 1 full size of the  ‘All Nighter’ spray. It’s one of those ‘can’t live without’ products in my life. My excitement was mainly geared towards the NEW priming products in the Urban Decay family: ‘Urban Defense’ & ‘Self-Adjusting’ complexion primers. I am all for primers. You know me right? I love a good primer that works well with my favourite foundations. But I adore a primer that works well with no foundation to cover it up.

De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray – Oil Control

Oil Free / Paraben Free / Temperature Control Technology

The De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray is the perfect setting spray for girls with oily skin. Or if you just want to make sure you don’t end up looking oily by the end of the day. This product was developed by Skindinavia & is VEGAN, so rest assured no animals were harmed to create this. I photographed the old packaging next to the new one so you can see what a step up it is. My white/grey bottle is so dirty, it’s embarrassing. But that’s what happens when you’re doing your make-up. I’m really glad Urban Decay decided to repackage this product. No more gross bottles.


All NighterMakeup Setting Spray – Long Lasting

Oil Free / Paraben Free / Temperature Control Technology

This is my GO-TO setting spray for all day events. I know that if I spray this product on my face, my make-up isn’t going anywhere. If you are in the market for a setting spray that is going to lock your make-up in place, look no further. This is a MUST-HAVE from Urban Decay in my opinion. This is a VEGAN product, & is developed by Skinidanvia.


Self-Adjusting Complexion Primer

Adapting Pigments / Soft-Focus Effect / Shine Control

This is an absolute favourite product for me. I have been testing this out since I received it, & have not looked back once. This primer has become my GO-TO primer, & has even taken the #1 spot from my Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Primer. I wear this product under my favourite foundations: MAC Studio Fix & Revlon Colorstay. The Self-Adjusting Complexion Primer makes for a great base under my foundation. I can honestly tell you that the foundation glides on top of this product smoothly & evenly. And it wears well throughout the day.  I also am in the habit of wearing this product on it’s own. I’m not sure how it makes my skin look better, but it just does something. It’s not a huge difference like that of a CC or BB cream. However, it does most definitely have some colour-correcting properties in it. It feels super lightweight on my skin, & it also controls shine. This product is VEGAN.


Urban Defense Complexion Primer

SPF30 / Smoothing / Environmental Protection

I will be honest, & let you know that I have not used this product as much as the others mentioned here today. I don’t use this as part of my daily routine, because I’m lazy to add another product in my routine. My current moisturiser & foundation both have SPF in them. However, I do reach for this when I am wearing little or no make-up. I think this is a great option for ladies who want to wear sun protection under their foundation. Sunscreen is so slippery, & your foundation is likely to look a mess on top of it. However, this SPF30 skin protecting primer is made to be worn under make-up. This is a VEGAN product.

Urban Decay products can be purchased from the Urban Decay store in Sandton, & also online via And in case you didn’t already know, Urban Decay will be opening another store in Pretoria this June; and there’s one coming in Cape Town this August. How very exciting for you living in those cities. I’m very jealous!