Does The Urban Decay Velvetizer Actually Work?

When you hear of a powder that makes your makeup more luscious and matte than it is, it’s definitely worth a try! The Urban Decay Velvetizer is a transluscent mix in powder that is said to give your foundation a matte finish and also doubles as a finishing powder. I was a bit apprehensive because I tend to stay away from white powders due to a fear of it not cooperating with my dark skin tone. Either way, I still decided to give it a try and mixed it with the Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation.

Take a peek at my first impression above.


– The powder feels velvety smooth to the touch and it also leaves your skin feeling like velvet.

– It makes your foundation thicker than it’s normal consistency.

– My foundation stayed matte longer (great for oily skin) throughout the day.

– Great velvet packaging!


-Doesn’t make the skin more matte than a matte foundation.

I think in order to really see a difference with the Velvetizer, it is best used with a foundation that isn’t matte. I used the Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless foundation because it’s currently one of my faves and it’s never given me any problems, therefore I didn’t have anything to fix. This velvetizer is a fixer and is probably best used with a foundation that needs to be fixed. I wasn’t really impressed with my initial encounter but by the end of the day, I realized that my foundation stayed matte longer and kept my face from getting oily sooner.



Have you tried the Urban Decay Velvetizer?

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44 Thoughts to “Does The Urban Decay Velvetizer Actually Work?”

  1. Comfort Ayoade

    Your face looks real velvety and compliment your look. I will buy Urban Decay Velvetizer and see how it will look on me. God bless you Oyin for the tip. Amen

  2. This product seems to cover up really well. Is it made more us light fair skin girls too?

    1. Yeah it’s for all skintones!

  3. There is definitely a velvety texture in your after picture. I love the look. Thanks for sharing it, I do not like to buy a product without a review first.

  4. Sound like it works well even if it doesn’t do anything with the matte. I could use something like this for my skin too! I will have to try this out.

  5. Wow this sounds as though it really works. This product seems to provide great coverage!

  6. You are so pretty and have great skin so you are a good advertisement for them! I have oily skin and need matte finish so I would probably like it.

    1. Thanks girl but I have oily skin too lol

  7. Shannon Sawicki

    I have not heard of it but it sounds like it worked well for you. I think my step daughter uses this product i will have to take a closer look next time.

  8. Thank you for an honest run-down on it. I have seen this product and was curious. Your skin looks great, but why fix what ain’t broken, right?

    1. LOL yes girl but I definitely think it would be a great benefit for foundations that you’re not in love with as it would greatly enhance it.

  9. I have oily skin and my makeup never stays matte. I had no idea something like this existed. I am going to look for something the next time I am at the store. It will be nice to not have to use a powder

    1. Yeah give it a try. It may work for you. It’s definitely great for oily skin.

  10. I think I am torn on what I think of the The Urban Decay Velvetizer . I like that is keeps that matte finish but I don’t like that it makes your foundation thicker.

    1. Totally understandable. Thicker foundation is not for everybody.

  11. Anne Yedlin

    I love using Urban Decay. All of it just blends so well together!

    1. Really? I love their eyeshadows but I’ve never tried their face products other than eyeshadow primer (if that’s even considered a face product).

  12. You are beautiful! I love that you were honest in your results with your review of Urban Decay. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this product.

    1. Honesty is the best policy! Thank you so much!

  13. I’ve never tried this product but I’d say it worked great! Love your whole look!

  14. Andrea

    I love Urban Decay and it looks like it blends well! I am definitely going to look out for this so I can try it!

  15. This is the first time I have heard about this product. It sounds like a great one.

    1. Glad I can introduce you to it 🙂

  16. This sounds like a good product for oily skin person. I’ll have to pass since I’ve dry skin but I really like how velvety this product looks on you.

    1. Thank you! It’s definitely not for dry skin.

  17. TColeman

    Thanks so much for the open and honest review. I love to see when there are pros and cons listed so I know what to expect.

    1. Being honest is the only way I can be. I appreciate your appreciation.

  18. Bobbi

    I am not super big into makeup but one of the things I do wear i foundation. It was nice to know how this product worked.

  19. I like the way it looks on your face. You did a fantastic job. Can you be my new best friend? I am so clueless when it comes to makeup…LOL

    1. Lol thank you so much! 🙂

  20. Your skin looks flawless. I love Urban Decay, and this looks like a product I need in my life! I’ll have to make a Sephora run soon.

    1. Girl I make too many sephora runs lol

  21. This is great review. You look great 🙂 I’m still finding the right product for me so I love suggestions to try out!

    1. I love providing suggestions! Thank you so much for stopping by 🙂

  22. Wow that product looks really great. I’ve been interested in trying a new powder and this seems worth a shot! Thanks for sharing!

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