I haven’t done a HUSH Beauty Seal of Approval Post in awhile so I figured what better product to post than my favorite winter skin savior? I have been using Urban Decay’s All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray for a few years now; it’s one of my favorite products that I use daily to set my makeup flawlessly. It wasn’t until this year, this winter to be exact, that I started needing something more to cure my dry winter skin woes. My makeup was caking up in the most unflattering way and I needed a quick fix, so I fell in love with Urban Decay’s Chill Makeup Setting Spray.
I went into Sephora planning on buying some kind of water-based hydration spray, with Fresh’s Rose Water mist in mind. One of the store’s associates actually suggested Urban Decay’s Chill spray. I had to read the label before buying it to make sure it was the kind of product I was looking for.
UD’s Chill Makeup Setting Spray is so much more than a setting spray for dry skin (which I initially thought it was). It seriously solves my dry winter skin problem by hydrating my face and evening out my caked-up (dried-out) makeup, PLUS it adds that glowing, dewy effect that I love oh so much. I now use this spray in conjunction with the All Nighter spray … which I will talk about more below, in the review
Urban Decay Chill Makeup Setting Spray Review + Photos:
Urban Decay Chill Makeup Setting Spray ($29 for 4 oz.; Sephora.com) is a “hypoallergenic setting spray ideal for dry and combination skin types.” It used to be known as “Dew Me”, before UD recently switched up the names and packaging of their setting sprays (I’m not sure how long ago they did this, but I know it was pretty recent). A sales associate in Macys’ Impulse Beauty section told me they had to change it because parents were complaining to the company that the name was too risque for younger girls. I guess NARS’ Orgasm, Foreplay, etc. is fine, then? Whatever.
As I said before, this spray is way more than a simple setting spray. I never tried it before because I always thought that it was a makeup setting spray strictly for people with dry skin and I also thought it acted exactly like UD’s All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray (which I use and love) except for dry skin. I was totally wrong. This spray does set your makeup, and sets it well, but it also enhances the look of your makeup, giving it that gorgeous dewy glow.
This is the first winter that I have ever really experienced a dry skin problem. My liquid foundation and any powder I put over it (blush, bronzer, highlighter) has been caking up on my skin like mad. I hate it. My makeup has been settling into lines and cracks, so I went over to Sephora a few weeks ago to see what I could do about this problem. I had heard of water-based hydration sprays, so I figured I could get one of those, spritz it on over makeup, and my problem would be solved. The sales associate at Sephora actually suggested UD’s Chill, and, since I love UD’s All Nighter so much, I decided to go with this instead of a basic water-based hydration spray.
Urban Decay Chill Makeup Setting Spray completely solved my dry skin/caked-up makeup problems. It sets my makeup flawlessly, evens out any dryness and gives off a dewy glow. I even use this in conjunction with my All Nighter setting spray if I am going out on the weekends and I know it’s going to be a long night (“All Nighter” is totally on point with its name). UD’s Chill setting spray also gives you a cool, refreshed feeling. No tightness, no cakiness, no lines, no dryness. I love, love, love this stuff.
Urban Decay Chill Makeup Setting Spray is described as a “light-as-air, hypoallergenic mist” that “holds makeup flawlessly in place, giving you a moisturized, glowing, brighter complexion without making skin feel tight.” UD claims that makeup won’t melt when it’s hot out or become dehydrated and cracked when it’s cold and windy.
I 100% agree with the “when it’s cold out” claim, but I have yet to try this spray in the warmer summer months. This weather-controlling makeup feature is thanks to patent-pending “Temperature Control Technology“, which “actually lowers the temperature of your makeup to hold foundation, eye shadow, blush and concealer in place.” Awesome. Check out the photo (left) for clinical study finds of this product.
This spray delivers a “microfine mist”, unlike other products on the market, that distributes the product evenly over skin. It is formulated without parabens, sulfates and phthalates. You need to shake the bottle before using, and then sweep it over your face in an “X” and “T” formation. This really is the best way to use the product. Using too much of this product has never had a negative effect for me, but I wouldn’t recommend over-spraying just in case.
All in all, I LOVE my Chill setting spray. It does everything I wanted it to do and more. It’s pretty rare that I am so impressed with a makeup product, so that’s why Urban Decay’s Chill gets a spot in my HUSH Beauty Seal of Approval category. I will use this product over and over again and run out to replace it as soon as I am finished with a bottle.