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Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer

Urban Decay Cosmetics

Optical Illusion Complexion Primer

Item #: 2502530 Size: 0.95

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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
 
4.5

(based on 107 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smooth (85)
  • Easy to apply (81)
  • Lightweight (72)
  • Blends well (63)
  • Long lasting (62)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Everyday (67)
  • All skin types (46)
  • Going out (29)
  • Sensitive skin (20)
  • Travel (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (33), Trendy style (26), Classic style (25)

Reviewed by 107 customers

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5.0

Obsessed

By CDub

from Massachusetts

About Me Natural Style

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

    This stuff is incredible. I have tried a ton of different primers and this is the only one that doesn't cause my makeup to clump or slide off my face. I have combination skin (oily t zone and big pores) and this makes my powdered foundation go on flawlessly.

     
    1.0

    Worse primer I've used.

    By shoeaddict114

    from Austin, TX

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Smooth

    Cons

    • Doesn't Stay On
    • Heavy
    • Ineffective
    • Pills

    Best Uses

      Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

      I usually love UD products, so I was so disappointed that this primer was such a flop. I even tried it with several different foundations/types and still had the same issues. The primer pills and makes it look like my foundation or skin is flaking off. And even worse, it didn't even keep my foundation on any longer.

       
      5.0

      Photoshop in a bottle

      By Chrissianne

      from Ny

      About Me Trendy Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Going Out

        Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

        Love this product. Smoothes out everything

         
        5.0

        This primer has become one of my new favorites!

        By RaynaNuge

        from Fresno, CA

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Long Lasting
        • Smooth

        Cons

        • Difficult to Apply

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

        I am a primer junkie. I love trying out new primers and when I saw Urban Decay released new primers I knew I had to try one out. I tried out all of them in store and the minute the Optical Illusion Primer touched my skin I knew this was the one for me. It is a fantastic primer. I have been using it for about a week so far and I am still in love. My foundation lays so nicely on top of it and it really smooths out my skin, which I love! You only need the tiniest amount to cover your face. When I first tried it I did a full pump and it was way too much! I couldn't believe how little you actually need. I use half a pump for my entire face and it is perfect. You get a lot of product for the price you pay. It is worth it. I have combination skin and do get hormonal acne and have acne scaring. I have larger pores around my nose and this really helps cover them up/make them appear smaller. I have really been enjoying this primer and I think it is the best one out of all the ones Urban Decay recently launched.

        For comparison, some of my favorite primers include LA Girl, NYX Angel Veil, Benefit Porefessional and Too Faced Hangover.

         
        4.0

        Smoothing and softening

        By Kelsey

        from NYC

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday

          Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

          Very smoothing and soothing on red skin.

           
          5.0

          Urban Decay Optical Illusion Complexion Primer

          By droses

          from Green Bay, WI

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Easy To Take-off
          • Good Pigmentation
          • 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:

            great product to use before applying make up

             
            4.0

            I will definitely buy this product again!

            By Stacey

            from Watsontown PA

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday

              Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

              Causes makeup to last all day

               
              5.0

              Waited forever for a restock at my local ulta

              By IG: lovelyendeavours

              from Paducah ky

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

                  I've been using this product with a few different foundations. Haven't found my favorite combo yet because I've loved it with all of them. I'm not too oily but oily enough that I want more matte than dewy. This really smooths and blurs my skin. I will definitely continue to purchase this. I've tried alot of primers this one is the only one I've noticed actually do anything for me. Definitely like it more than smash box and benefit

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Very happy with this purchase!

                  By Gloria

                  from Corpus Christi, TX

                  About Me Trendy Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types

                    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

                    I was very excited to try this new primer out and I must say, I am impressed!! I have combo skin (oily T-zone w/ dry cheeks) and have trouble with trying to hide texture and pores on my face. I have small bumps on my forehead and the pores on my nose are big. Make sure to pat this primer into the skin to get the full effect! It has an off putting thick consistency, but it blends into skin beautifully.

                    I paired it with Estée Lauder Double Wear and it worked beautifully with it, but when I paired it with Urban Decay All Nighter... I was amazed at how flawless my face looked!!!

                     
                    5.0

                    Great product!

                    By Kathy

                    from Cape Coral FL

                    About Me Classic Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    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 was needing a pore minimizer. This is fantastic! Dab it instead of rubbing it on, and it closes the pores great so that your make up goes on smoothly.

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