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Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer

Urban Decay Cosmetics

Optical Illusion Complexion Primer

Item #: 2502530 Size: 0.95

Ready for your most perfected-looking skin? Instantly blur flaws and smooth out your skin with Optical Illusion Complexion Primer by Urban Decay. This primer reduces fine lines and makes pores seem to vanish - for a gorgeous, porcelain-like texture. Makeup not only goes on better, but also lasts longer.

This velvety soft, lightweight primer has a slight pink tint to illuminate skin pre-makeup, but dries down to a translucent, matte finish. Like the name suggests, Optical Illusion creates an optical veil of scattered light, giving skin a soft-focus effect. The result? A beautiful, airbrushed finish (no Photoshop skills necessary)! UD's cushy formula provides just enough glide to fill in lines for a smoothed-out complexion, and dries down to the perfect powdery finish.

In a clinical study of Optical Illusion Complexion Primer, immediately after use:*
  • 90% of participants had a reduction in pore visibility.
  • 90% had smoother-looking skin.
  • 93% had more even-toned skin.
  • 81% had a visible reduction in fine lines and blemishes.

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

This cushiony formula contains optical blurring pigments for beautifully perfected skin. A luxurious blend of argan, rosehip and meadowfoam seed oils provides moisturizing and antioxidant benefits while vitamin E conditions.

Optical Illusion Complexion Primer comes in a luxurious clear bottle with a metallized gunmetal cap and base. UD even equipped the bottle with an airless pump - so it's easy to get out every last bit of product.
To use, apply all over skin before foundation or powder. The perfect all-around primer, this formula works great for EVERY skin type and concern. For hydrated skin that's perfected and protected, start with UD's Quick Fix Complexion Prep Priming Spray and apply Urban Defense Complexion Primer, which has an SPF of 30. Finish with Optical Illusion and apply your makeup as usual.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate Benzoate, Glycerin, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Limnanthes Alba Seed Oil / Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Dimethiconol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Glyceryl Caprylate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aqua / Water, Hydroxyapatite, Sodium Olivoyl Glutamate, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491 / Iron Oxides.

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Urban Decay CosmeticsOptical Illusion Complexion Primer
 
4.6

(based on 128 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smooth (105)
  • Easy to apply (99)
  • Lightweight (89)
  • Blends well (80)
  • Long lasting (76)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (5)
  • Heavy (5)
  • Causes breakouts (4)
  • Difficult to apply (4)
  • Doesn't stay on (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (84)
  • All skin types (58)
  • Going out (37)
  • Sensitive skin (29)
  • Travel (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (42), Classic style (32), Trendy style (30)

Reviewed by 128 customers

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5.0

Amazing!!

By Misty

from Tuscaloosa, AL

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Travel

    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

    Makes my skin feel amazingly smooth and makes the foundation applied afterward look flawless.

     
    5.0

    This product saved me!!!

    By AmbybK

    from Knoxville, TN

    About Me Classic Style

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

      I have huge pores and acne prone skin. Purchased this product and absolutely fell in love. Tried it in store and could immediately tell a difference so I bought it. Paired it with the Tarte Amazonian foundation and my face has never looked so smooth before! I'm so happy!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      OBSESSED

      By Kayla

      from Greenville,SC

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

        I am absolutely in love with this primer. I have very large pores around my nose area and forehead and it makes my make up look bad a lot of times. This primer makes my skin look FLAWLESS and my foundation looks 100x better.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing Primer!

        By LuLaRoe Rebecca

        from Damascus, VA

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Difficult to Apply
        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

        This is a thicker primer (since it's a pore minimizer) BUT once you get it on your face and blending, it is so smooth and amazing! The foundation looks almost flawless on my skin after using this primer! Thumbs up Urban Decay :)

         
        4.0

        So smooth...

        By Trish

        from Tulsa, Ok

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

          I have really dry skin and have had a horrible time trying to find a primer that would help "hide" my pores & not dry may face even more. This one works pretty well!

           
          5.0

          I LOVE this primer

          By Queen111801

          from Columbus, Ohio

          About Me Natural Style

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • use setting spray to make it last a bit longer?

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday

          Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

          Its really smooth and makes your face soft. It does its job really well and helps makeup stick. Its easy to apply, the bottle lasts a while (as it only takes one pump for your whole face). But I do recommend using setting spray as another way to help the makeup stay on. The primer lasts awhile, but setting wouldn't hurt.

           
          4.0

          Feels nice on the skin

          By Stacy

          from Canton, Ga

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Easy To Take-off
          • Lightweight
          • Natural Looking
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday
            • Going Out
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

            I like this primer and feels excellent on the skin. My poor don't completely disappear, but it is nice primer

             
            5.0

            Love love love ittttt

            By Ihearthighlighter

            from NJ

            About Me Trendy Style

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting
            • moisturizes
            • Noncomedogenic
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Before bed!
              • Everyday
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

              Ok so I love this stuff. I have extremely sensitive dry skin and it primes my skin perfectly before my makeup and I even put it on before bed sometimes! It works great to moisturize, and makes my pores disappear!!!

               
              5.0

              Great light primer for light and reddish skin

              By Kayla

              from Athens, GA

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Going Out
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

                This primer was recommended to me because I tend to have a lot of red in my already fair skin. As soon as I put it on, a lot of the redness was disappeared before I had even put on any foundation! And my skin felt so soft and smooth. I have even put it on when I wasn't going to be wearing any makeup, just to smooth out my face and get rid of some of the redness. Love, love love!!

                 
                5.0

                Absolutely amazing primer

                By Brittany G

                from Plano, TX

                About Me Trendy Style

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Long Lasting
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday
                  • Going Out

                  Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

                  I had heard a lot of good things about these Urban Decay primers in different makeup groups I'm in on social media. So, I decided to try out the testers when I was at Ulta and instantly fell in love with both the Optical Illusion & Self-Adjusting primers. I had such a hard time choosing, because they both just felt so amazing on my skin. I went with the Optical Illusion and am beyond happy with my choice. I had been using the Smashbox Photofinish primer and didn't think it could get much better than that... but then I found this one! It makes my skin feel so soft and hydrated. It turns my skin into a beautiful canvas upon which to apply my face makeup. My face makeup lasts the entire day. With using both this primer and the Urban Decay Chill setting spray, my makeup looks just flatout awesome. I have raved about this primer to all of my friends and have gotten a couple of them to buy it, and they love it just as much as I do. Get it!!!!!!

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