i've used both powders. i personally like the urban decay one more because it mattified longer than the laura mercier one. the laura mercier one seems more refined compared to the urban decay powder. but when it comes to mattification (is that a word?), i'd go for urban decay. just dont drop it like i did.. the powder broke into smithereens
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
I tested both with a sephora beauty consultant, and honestly, I couldn't tell a difference. I chose to get this one by Laura Mercier because of its smaller compact size. Urban decay's is prettier on the outside, but definitely larger and more bulky. Either one is a great product of about the same price. I personally think this one is more convenient size-wise.
stick with the urban decay. It works much better.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
I use this for touch ups during the day, as well as the urban decay deslick in a tube. I would never sugest using the de slick right after doing your make up, because it will cause over drying and you WILL look cakey. I use the urban decay when I'm oily (I am an EXTREMELY oily and have acne prone skin), and the de slick absorbs all my excess oil, and then the powder to finish that off, and I look good for many many hours.
Basically, De slick in a tube, is for sucking up alot of your excess oil, if you are pretty oily, but I would suggest the LM powder for people who just get a little shiny and want to touch up their make up :)
Hope that helped! :)
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
I had wondered the same thing myself, and I am so glad I got this! I really like this LM powder better than Deslick. I think Deslick looks "powdery" not cakey, but like, dusty on your face. This LM smooth focus matte powder is awesome, and gives a smooth matte finish and looks great!
answered 4 years, 5 months ago