Photo: courtesy of Urban Decay

Like most Chicagoans, I have romantic delusions about summer. I spend so much of the year fantasizing about al fresco dining, sun-soaked rooftops and outdoor festivals that I completely forget about the sticky, humid, 95-degree reality of it all.

While I can keep wishing for sunny with a high of 75, it’s best to be prepared for anything. And in Chicago's hot summers, the De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray by Urban Decay is my weapon of choice. The formula mattifies, cools and sets makeup all at once—I can’t sign its praises enough. A quick mist before an event, and my face stays shine-free all night.

Pretty slick, eh?