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Razor Sharp Ultra Definition Finishing Powder


Razor Sharp Ultra Definition Finishing Powder

What it is:A high-tech translucent powder that provides a stunning, soft-focus effect, even under bright and unforgiving light.What it does:Designed for the stars of film and flat screens, this high-tech finishing powder contains silky, microfine particles that fool the eyes with "optical blurring" and miraculously seem to airbrush away skin's imperfections. It provides a smooth, flawless, soft-focus finish that's flattering under even the harshest of lights. Use Razor Sharp as a finishing touch after foundation, or wear it alone to create a perfect "bare skin" look. However you apply it, you'll be addicted to the tiny refreshing water particles that float on skin's surface and "burst" when applied.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic FragrancesWhat else you need to know:The universal shade suits all skintones, so you're covered for summer and right into winter when your tan has faded. The no-mess component, with attached puff and handy on/off switch, is freeway- and subway-friendly so you can take it anywhere beauty calls.
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Questions & Answers for Urban Decay Razor Sharp Ultra Definition Finishing Powder

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Is this good for combination skin?
I love Urban Decay products, and have been a die hard fan from the beginning. The only thing is I have combination skin. The typical oily t-zone and dry cheeks. Sometimes the cheeks get too dry and can notice when makeup settles on the dry skin and makes it look even worse. How does this product work with that issue? does it settle in the cracks of dry skin?
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
detroitlola123
(Detroit, Mi)
on Razor Sharp Ultra Definition Finishing Powder
6 answers
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answer 1
I've found this powder to be long-lasting, with great shine control, but I do have to mention I use oil free moisturizer and oil control foundation. With that said, the powder offers a great finish, and lasts all day.
answered 1 year ago
feyeyes
(Cincinnati, OH)
answer 2
I, too, have combination skin. I instantly regretted buying this. I love UD, but the powder looks really chalky on my dry spots & make my face cakey in general.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
garlicnoodles
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 3
My combination skin loves 'Razor Sharp'-does not make my driest areas look worse
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
fage
(Ann Arbor, MI)
answer 4
I also have combination skin. I LOVE this powder for my oily areas. Though I try to use very little or no powder on my dry areas, this powder is not too harsh on my dry zones when I do happen to apply it all over. Hope this helps. Have a beautiful day!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
cheshirekat1023
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 5
I have combination skin that is oily in the t-zone and dry on the cheeks too, and I think this powder performs well, provided that I prep my skin properly before I put on my foundation. In my t-zone, I use Urban Decay de-slick in a tube to banish shine all day, and on my cheeks I apply a good moisturizer (I like the RareMinerals facial moisturizer). Doing this prior to foundation eliminates many potential creases in dry skin, but since you can never beat them all, it's a good thing that this powder doesn't settle in creases like many others do. Forget the applicator it comes with--use a brush (I like the Too Faced retractable kabuki brush) to apply the powder and it should go on smoothly and evenly, helping control oil in your t-zone and not settling in creases on your cheeks. I hope this helps you.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
artemisgem
(Lincoln, NE)
answer 6
It makes the dry skin MUCH WORSE.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
bostonianamazon
(Boston, MA)
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Using this if taking pictures
I have been using this powder for several weeks and really liked the way it made my face look and feel however just recently I took a picture and realized that when a picture is taken my face looked "ghost like". Im assuming this is due to the flash of the camera because I know I do not look like this in person. Has anyone has this problem, how can this be fixed? I have not used the powder since this time.
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
lashay
(Russellville AL)
on Razor Sharp Ultra Definition Finishing Powder
6 answers
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answer 1
Try blending it in more, that might help. I tend to dab it on then get a kabuki brush and even it out and blend it so that doesn't happen.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
mariahmedina
(Riverisde, CA)
answer 2
Almost all "HD" powders have this problem, including MUFE HD and De-Slick by UD (both of which I find to be far superior to this "Razor Sharp"). At any rate you might want to bronze after you apply this powder, it really helps a TON with the ghost camera flash look. I work night shift and am about as pale as I can be even before I have the powder-camera flaw problem, some bronzer on the cheeks, forehead, nose and chin really, really helps make you look like a person.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
mobilekiwi
(Menlo Park, CA)
answer 3
I have the same problem!! My skin is very light, so I don't understand why it looks even whiter on the picture! When this powder is supposed to blend in with any skin tone...
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
chloeariella
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 4
If you have an issue with powder making you look too pale/ghosty, you can do a couple things.
1) make sure not to use too much--tap off your brush (if using) and really blend several times all over your face.
2) after the powder, you can give a spritz with a finishing face spray or light moisture spray-- very light mist, and then pat with your finger tips. This will set whatever is sitting on top of your skin that hasn't blended in, and make you look natural.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
sorenkkg
(Toronto, ON)
answer 5
If your moisturizer (or anything you put on your face) has any SPF in it, the SPF will scatter light particles and reflect them back, essentially doing their job. If you're having a lot of pictures taken of yourself and it's really bothering you, buy products that are designed to be photographed, although be forewarned you will likely lose your SPF benefits.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
primafacie
(Chicago, IL)
answer 6
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answered 3 years, 5 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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How do you work the puff with the on/off switch?
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(Corpus Christi, TX)
on Razor Sharp Ultra Definition Finishing Powder
5 answers
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answer 1
Look at the place where sponge and bottom come together--you'll see arrows with open in 1 direction and close in other. Once you've used it a few times, plenty of powder comes out. (too much?)
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
fage
(Ann Arbor, MI)
answer 2
it twist to open / close. I personalty open it dab once on my cheeks and forehead, then close it, use the rest that maybe still in the puff and blend with the one on my face.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
hayllow
(Scottsdale, Arizona)
answer 3
I didn't notice a switch, I carefully removed the foam puff so I could apply with a brush. I figure rubbing with a puff could smear the make-up underneath.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
cocobutter
(Toronto, On)
answer 4
I just tap my brush on the applicator. I don't use the spunge it comes with.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
lilyall
(Seattle)
answer 5
Turn the switch to the right to dispense the powder, and to the left to close it. It may take some pressure on the puff and a few tries to get the powder to dispense, and as the application is sheer you may not notice the powder coming out at first.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
MakeupMaven
(San Francisco, CA)
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Which hides imperfections better and makes skin look better : UD Razor Sharp or Too Faced Primed & Poreless?
Will be using with MUFE HD foundation.
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
comet630
(Greenville, NC)
on Razor Sharp Ultra Definition Finishing Powder
4 answers
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answer 1
I prefer the Too Faced, you only need a dab and the tint really helps even out skin tone
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
countinstarz
(NH)
answer 2
I actually use both, in conjunction, but I'm 40+. I need the "extra" coverage. They both work great independently, though, especially in a casual "minimal make up+mascara" situation.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
charski1
(New Orleans, LA)
answer 3
Powder covers imperfections, 'poreless' hides pores
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
fage
(Ann Arbor, MI)
answer 4
This UD translucent powder is definitely on the sheer side. If you want more coverage, I would go with the Too Faced Primed and Poreless; it has a lovely translucent color but the coverage is more substantial and it makes skin look absolutely flawless, especially when you apply it with the Too Faced Retractable Kabuki Brush.

Also, since you're using MUFE HD foundation (my absolute favorite!), you should also consider using other MUFE products to give you the flawless coverage you crave. The MUFE concealer works like a dream when it comes to covering imperfections and discoloration. The MUFE translucent powder also works really well when used with the foundation. I've tried many translucent powders, including the UD Razor Sharp and the Too Faced Primed and Poreless, and I think the MUFE translucent powder works the best at providing flawless coverage and evening out skintone. I hope this helps you!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
artemisgem
(Lincoln, NE)
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Sponge removal?
What would happen if I took off the sponge part? I'd rather apply it with a brush. I don't want the sponge to get dirty and then be stuck with putting that on my face all the time. Has anybody successfully used this sans-sponge applicator?
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
mymaserati
(Tempe, AZ)
on Razor Sharp Ultra Definition Finishing Powder
4 answers
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answer 1
I wanted to take sponge off too-I couldn't get mine off.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
fage
(Ann Arbor, MI)
answer 2
I have used it without the sponge applicator several times. I put half of the powder into a separate container(sephora sells them.) This way I can use the powder with a brush or the sponge. It works beautifully either way and less is wasted. Hope this helps. Have a beautiful day!!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
cheshirekat1023
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
I don't know what they were thinking with the sponge applicator--I can't understand how you could use it to apply the powder evenly without completely messing up your foundation! So, yes--do as I did--take out the sponge and toss it; use a nice, soft brush instead. My personal favorite is the Too Faced Retractable Kabuki brush-it's very soft and allows smooth and even application without messing up my foundation or causing the powder to settle in creases. I hope this helps you!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
artemisgem
(Lincoln, NE)
answer 4
Hi Mymaserati,
The top part of the container twists off completely for applying with a brush. You can also remove just the sponge to wash it in-between uses.
Hope that helps!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
better than MUFE HD loose powder?
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
kaytee
(Miami, FL)
on Razor Sharp Ultra Definition Finishing Powder
3 answers
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answer 1
yes only because it has an applicator, they both work just the same. I find that the MUFE powder goes everywhere when i open it or put my kabuki brush in, this one opens and closes so you control the amount that comes out so no waste
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
hayllow
(Scottsdale, Arizona)
answer 2
No Way! I have used both, but MUFE cover much better and lasts longer too
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
Natalie718
(Queens, NY)
answer 3
This product is not better than MUFE HD powder. The texture and lasting power of MUFE is in a rank all it's own.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
beautyartist09
(Chicago, IL)
Question
How the heck do I apply this stuff??
I love UD, and got this in set; but feel perhaps I'm missing something as far as the method of application... I cannot see that the product has even come out unless I bash it against my face, and that usually results in a blast of powder that I can feel in my nose/eyes.. Advice?
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
trixie47
(Houston, tx)
on Razor Sharp Ultra Definition Finishing Powder
3 answers
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answer 1
Use a powder brush- I use Sephora's #45 mineral powder brush.Just pull the puff-thing out carefully
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Schmembo
(Houston, TX)
answer 2
just twist it open and pat it on! it does't look like it is coming out , but it is applying! I think it's amazing.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
UKElizabeth
(San Jose, CA)
answer 3
I tape it into the top section so you have a small amount. I then use a large tight powder brush to apply. The brush holds the powder till it reaches your face and applys a beautiful even coat onto your face for a flawless finish. Don't ask me what that sponge is for, lol!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
Pazzam
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Comparison to Clinique loose powder?
I currently use Clinique loose powder to set my foundataion--anybody used them both? Is this as/less/more oil controlling?
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
purkinjecell
(OH)
on Razor Sharp Ultra Definition Finishing Powder
2 answers
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answer 1
I would say that the UD razorsharp HD has just a tiny bit more oil control, but is much better than the loose powder. It goes on much nicer, and does not feel like youre wearing any powder at all. whereas for me, i felt that sometimes the clinique loose powder was a little heavy, and even cakey over certain foundations. The Razor Sharp HD comes with less product, but you see an IMMEDIATE difference, and dont have to even use a lot. very nice product. although, i recommend going to sally's, getting an empty cosmetic jar, and depotting the product into the new jar. the puff is USELESS and causes a waste of product.
Hope that helps.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
randomblinx
(Houston, Tx)
answer 2
This is an oil absorbing powder as well and would be great for setting your makeup!
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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well it come back in stock again?
are you geting more of this in the future??
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
on Razor Sharp Ultra Definition Finishing Powder
2 answers
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answer 1
If the item is not in stock online, you can add yourself to the "waitlist" to be notified when it comes back into stock. Just submit your email.
If you mean in stores, it varies from store to store. Usually they get weekly shipments of new stuff but there's not really a definite arrival time of out of stock products. Your best bet would be to keep checking
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
xthestageonfirex
(Rhode Island)
answer 2
Absolutely. It's an amazing product.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
hurricanestreets
(New York City, New York)
Question
How to use
What is the best way to apply this?
asked 6 months ago
ddfer
(Chatsworth, CA)
on Razor Sharp Ultra Definition Finishing Powder
2 answers
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answer 1
I found that lightly dabbing this on (using the puff they provide) and then blending with a brush is the best.
answered 6 months ago
Beena83
(Canada)
answer 2
Hi Ddfer,

We suggest tapping the product over the inside of the cap and then applying the product directly to your face from the sponge.
answered 6 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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