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Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer

Urban Decay Cosmetics

De-Slick Complexion Primer

Item #: 2502531 Size: 0.95

Banish oil and make your makeup stay put with De-Slick Complexion Primer. Urban Decay designed this lightweight, oil-absorbing primer to not only control shine, but also help makeup go on better and last all day.

De-Slick Complexion Primer keeps oil in check even in the most extreme conditions, like when you're under hot studio lights or in the muggy heat of a New York City summer. Mattify and smooth skin while minimizing the appearance of pores. The sheer nude formula dries down invisibly, so it's great for midday touchups on top of makeup too!

This oil-free, paraben-free formula contains a high-tech, mattifying blend of veegum (a natural clay derivative) and silica (which can absorb up to three times its weight in oil!). The result? Beautifully perfected, shine-free skin and tighter pores. De-Slick also contains conditioning ingredients like aloe vera.

In studies of De-Slick Complexion Primer, immediately after use:*
  • 100% of participants had a reduction in shine.
  • 100% had a reduction in pore visibility.
  • 100% had smoother-looking skin.
  • 100% had more even-toned skin.

*Based on clinical grading in a 30-person study.

Inspired by UD's discontinued cult-favorite De-Slick in a Tube, this shine-fighting primer really gets the job done. And a little goes a long way! Press (don't rub) a small amount onto skin before foundation or powder, focusing on oily areas. For midday touchups, simply dab a little De-Slick on oily areas for that just-applied look; the lightweight formula never disturbs foundation or powder.

An oil-fighting formula this amazing deserves a luxurious component to match. UD created a clear bottle with a metallized gunmetal cap and base, and even equipped it with an airless pump - so it's easy to get out every last bit of product.
Want even more benefits? Start with B6 Complexion Prep Priming Spray to balance skin and absorb oil. Then, apply a little De-Slick where you tend to get shiny. For sun protection that doesn¿t feel heavy and won¿t mess up makeup, apply Urban Defense Complexion Primer all over. For added oil control, finish your look with UD¿s De-Slick Mattifying Powder and set with De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray.
Aqua / Water, Argilla / Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Propanediol, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Parfum / Fragrance, Citric Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Extract / Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hexyl Cinnamal, Saccharide Isomerate, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Allantoin, Benzyl Salicylate, Tocopherol, Disodium Carboxyethyl Siliconate. May Contain: CI 77491, CI 77492 / Iron Oxides.

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3.1

(based on 295 reviews)

55%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long lasting (128)
  • Easy to apply (126)
  • Lightweight (108)
  • Smooth (105)
  • Natural looking (66)

Cons

  • Difficult to apply (81)
  • Doesn't work (60)
  • Clumpy (57)
  • Heavy (37)
  • Poor coverage (21)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (71)
  • All skin types (51)
  • Going out (43)
  • Oily skin (27)
  • Sensitive skin (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (97), Classic style (71), Trendy style (61)

Reviewed by 295 customers

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2.0

Not for me

By Katie

from Oklahoma city

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Smooth

Cons

  • Doesn't Stay On
  • Ineffective

Best Uses

  • Everyday

Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

Thought this would be great for my oily skin, but made my face a grease ball- not for me but might work for others

 
3.0

Good Product, but not for the normal use.

By Mary Ashlyn

from Williamsburg, VA

About Me Classic Style

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Clumpy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

      When I tried to apply this under my foundation, it was an ever-loving mess. It clumped around my nose (causing my foundation to bunch up, not attractive) and my face was WAY TOO DRY.
      BUT I use this on top of my foundation and powder when my face (nose) gets oily and it mattifies everything beautifully. So I do not recommend this as a normal primer, but it is a good after-the-fact oil fixer.

       
      3.0

      Nope

      By Gracie Knows

      from Atlanta, Ga

      About Me Trendy Style

      Pros

      • Mattefying

      Cons

      • Clumpy
      • Difficult to Apply
      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Going Out

      Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

      So I have tried this product under three different foundations (Maybelline Dream Velvet, Too Faced Born This Way, and Wet n Wild Photo Focus) And it does not seem to work under any. After application, It does immediately mattefied the skin, but on me it actually accentuated my pores. It clumps around the inner corners of my eyes and is impossible on my nose. I gave this product a chance after my first applications resulted in streaky white lines on my face, but apparently the best way to wear this product is patting it onto the skin.

       
      5.0

      The mother of all primers!

      By Kat

      from Anaheim, CA

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Long Lasting
      • Natural Looking
      • Smooth
      • Ultimate Shine protection
      • Works all day

      Cons

      • Difficult to Apply

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

      I have PCOS, which causes REALLY severe acne (nodulocystic acne...do a google search, it's horrifying) and extreme shine. My acne is finally under control (Deevoo does wonders) but I have lots of scars and very large pores to work with, as well as a heck of a lot of shine that never seems to go away. I have never found, in my 10+ years of looking, a makeup primer that can (a) smooth out all of my massive pores, (b) blend with my acne-laden (though much improved) and acne-scarred skin, (c) cover up all the shine, and (d) last all day.

      Until now.

      This is the be-all, end-all of primers. I put this on at 7:00 am in 90+ degree weather and used the setting spray afterwards, went to an interview at 10:30 am without a single change in my makeup (no smearing, no smudging, no sweating, no shine), shopped a little after the interview, came home, walked around in 90+ degree weather for about an hour, and then looked in the mirror to see everything was still matte, smooth, and natural looking. I have never found a product that works this well.

      Word of warning; the first time you put this stuff on, you're going to put on too much (A little goes a long way) and your going to rub or smear this into your face and see the 'dreaded white residue' that this stuff can produce. It's not a bad idea to initially smear this on your face to spread it around, but to avoid the 'dreaded white residue,' after initially smearing it (while it is still moist), pat it down into your skin. Just pat. It takes one or two tries to get the hang of it but it works really well.

      And remember, if this doesn't work for you, ULTA has an incredible refund and return policy.

       
      4.0

      Oily skin fixed!

      By Alanis

      from Las Vegas Nevada

      About Me Trendy Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Smooth

      Cons

      • Clumpy

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

      I love this for my VERY oily skin! My face is so oily if I were to forget to apply this on before foundation by the time I got done with all my makeup my face would look oily. This is a lifesaver! Take it from someone who has 7 years of experience with makeup.

       
      1.0

      Hated it

      By Boymom

      from Houston texas

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Mattifying

      Cons

      • Clumpy
      • Difficult to Apply
      • Drying
      • Heavy
      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

      • Never

      Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

      I understand this product is to help mattify makeup and minimize pores but there is such a thing as too dry! I have very oily skin, I never would have thought something would be "too mattifying" for me but this definitely was. It was chalky and hard to apply and so dry and clumpy. Just a friggen mess. I wanted to love it. But I just couldn't.

       
      5.0

      Makes a big difference keeping oily skin under control

      By Vanessa

      from Greenville, SC

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

        I have skin that gets oily in my T-zone throughout the day. Since I've started using this product I've seen a big difference! It helps keep the oil at bay for several hours so I don't need to touch up with powder as often.

         
        5.0

        It's a must have!!

        By Sonia

        from Tinley Park , IL.

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Easy To Take-off
        • Long Lasting
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

          I use this everyday. It's a must have if you are in need of smooth canvas. It fills in any unevenness in the face.

           
          4.0

          Expensive but good

          By Chelsea D.

          from Stillwater, OK

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Long Lasting
          • Natural Looking
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Oily skin

            Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

            I've never used a primer that you have to pat on, but it's not bad. I can't seem to apply my foundation with my fingers like I have before, but it helps my skin tone look more even.

             
            2.0

            Not impressed!!

            By Tawnya85

            from Missoula, MT

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult to Apply
              • Oily
              • Sticky

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

              I bought this because they were out of the pore perfection original blend and was told it would be the closes as I needed it for an up coming trip. Needles to say I'm very disappointed. It's no where near the original blend that is creamy and easy to apply. It's oily and almost sticky. Very disappointed!

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