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Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer

Urban Decay Cosmetics

De-Slick Complexion Primer

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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.

Urban Decay is 100% cruelty-free.
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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Urban Decay CosmeticsDe-Slick Complexion Primer
 
3.1

(based on 355 reviews)

53%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (153)
  • Long lasting (153)
  • Lightweight (125)
  • Smooth (117)
  • Natural looking (73)

Cons

  • Difficult to apply (99)
  • Doesn't work (78)
  • Clumpy (66)
  • Heavy (42)
  • Poor coverage (28)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (88)
  • All skin types (60)
  • Going out (55)
  • Oily skin (36)
  • Sensitive skin (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (114), Classic style (92), Trendy style (71)

Reviewed by 355 customers

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5.0

Great product!

By Victoria

from Seattle, WA

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

    This product is easy to use, I just put it on before my foundation and it dries quickly and has a light fresh smell to it. I've noticed that my foundation has been staying on better!

     
    5.0

    awesome

    By me

    from here

    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

    Tips on how to use this and avoid patches:
    1) a little goes a long way
    2) make sure you're PATTING it on and that it's a very thin layer.
    3) let it dry before applying foundation to make sure there are no patches

     
    5.0

    awesome

    By me

    from here

    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

    Tips on how to use this and avoid patches:
    1) a little goes a long way
    2) make sure you're PATTING it on and that it's a very thin layer.
    3) let it dry before applying foundation to make sure there are no patches

     
    4.0

    Life changer

    By DARKH0RSE

    from WV

    About Me Trendy Style

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Oily skin

      Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

      Love the de slick setting spray as I have oily skin. The only place I would use all nighter is around eyes so the little lines won't become dried out. So I dabbed this on my mannequin AKA man and then we waited to see what it would do cuz if it would work on him it would on me lol. Six hours later he forehead was still matte. He wants this for himself to control oil haha. He said since he sweats or feels greasy on his forehead he wants to use for wedding and that is a good idea lol. I want to buy this and try in summer too I bet it works! The de slick is the best things ever to combat shine and oil!

       
      5.0

      Savior for oily skin, but takes skill to apply

      By Ashley Marie

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Trendy Style

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Long Lasting
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Oily skin

        Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

        First of all, this is not the easiest primer to apply. I will admit that. BUT IF YOU HAVE OILY SKIN IT WORKS WONDERS ONCE YOU MASTER THE ART OF APPLYING IT. This definitely has a different texture than the other primers I use, likely because of its purpose of stopping shine and keeping a matte look.

        It took me time to learn how to properly blend it into my skin. I use my fingers to smooth in it. It says to "pat" on the directions, but I don't. I start with a small glob near the oily areas of my face, mostly the T-Zone (forehead and nose area) and work my way out from those points. You must do it QUICKLY before it dries, otherwise streaks and globs appear, it starts to roll off, or you can get cakey patches. I learned this the hard way but kept being persistent and finally mastered the art of applying it. . Seriously. I haven't found any other primers that kill the shine like this one. Give it a try. If you get the patchiness, keep working at figuring out the right way to apply because it works!

         
        1.0

        Made my skin tight

        By N

        from Californai

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Oily

          Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

          You need a tiny amount of product for application. On my oily skin it felt very tight afterwards.

           
          5.0

          best primer for oily skin...EVER

          By pearl

          from Huntington park

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday
            • Going Out
            • Oil Control
            • Travel

            Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

            i have tried everything for my oily skin. Different brands both high end and budget and nothing works quite like this primer. It creates a barrier that oil does not seep through. (my skin is beyond oily!) you do have to spread it out thinly and evenly or it could eventually make your foundation crack. seriously, my holy grail product. I use this along with kat von d's lock it in setting powder and spray and I'm flawless all day

             
            4.0

            love it

            By martha

            from el paso tx

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • oily skin

              Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

              this is the only primer that has kept me oil free the longest

               
              2.0

              I was disappointed with this primer.

              By BrittLeigh

              from Dothan, AL

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Easy To Take-off
              • Long Lasting
              • Natural Looking

              Cons

              • Leaves white splotches

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types

              Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

              I was super excited about trying this and using it with my new Urban decay foundation. I didn't notice when I first applied the primer but after I finished my makeup I noticed white splotches around my face. I was pretty disappointed and will not be planning to buy this primer again.

               
              1.0

              Ugh....AVOID

              By Beccs

              from Virginia

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Clumpy
                • Difficult to Apply
                • Ineffective
                • Poor Coverage

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

                  I apply this exactly as it says on the package.....pat it on my skin, focusing on oily areas. I've used it now three days....the first day with a different foundation and the second and third day with a sample of Clinque's mattifying foundation. I went into the store hoping to find the travel size of a Becca matte primer my friend who is a manager at another ULTA suggested, and instead the clerks encouraged me to buy this one....It is without a doubt the worst primer I've ever used in my life. I wanted to like it because it didn't smell like some other primer I've used, but all three times I've used it and then followed it up with a foundation my foundation will NOT blend into my skin. It leaves my makeup patchy and broken up...I usually then try and follow up with a highlighter stick...yeah good luck....that won't blend in either. My makeup looks awful and the makeup is flaking off....Never mind the fact that it makes my already bad pores look worse...I hate this stuff and I'm so sad I even tried it. I'm glad ULTA has such a good policy for returns though because this junk is going back to the store. AVOID.

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