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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 179 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smooth (145)
  • Easy to apply (140)
  • Lightweight (123)
  • Blends well (114)
  • Long lasting (110)

Cons

  • Heavy (9)
  • Causes breakouts (5)
  • Difficult to apply (5)
  • Doesn't work (5)
  • Doesn't stay on (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (115)
  • All skin types (81)
  • Going out (51)
  • Sensitive skin (44)
  • Travel (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (68), Classic style (40), Trendy style (40)

Reviewed by 179 customers

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5.0

Love love love love

By Catherind

from Springfield PA

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

    I bought this because it was recommended by an employee and I am so glad I did! I have fair skin that is dry in certain places so it's sooo important I get even coverage with my foundation or it's extremely noticeable. This primer gives my skin an even coverage that lasts all day and leaves my skin slightly dewy but not oily looking I am completely obsessed

     
    3.0

    Oily Skin Beware

    By Megg

    from Pennsylvania

    About Me Trendy Style

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Not for oily skin

    Best Uses

      Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

      This primer is beautiful when applying. It feels great, covers skin, nice blending. I have very oily skin, and didn't realize it is silicone based. With that, throughout the course of my day, my skin became extremely oily and my foundation wore off. If you don't have oily skin, I bet it's a great primer. I'd still recommend it, but it's not for me.

       
      5.0

      My new must have!

      By Dakota

      from Tennessee

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Lightweight
      • Natural Looking

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

        Never used a primer at all until I got a sample of this with an Urban Decay purchase. I LOVE it!!! I can't believe I've never used one before. And I've tried others from Benefit and BareMinerals since--UD is definitely the best one i've tried.

         
        5.0

        Great product fills in fine lines

        By Andrea

        from Patchogue. Ny

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

          Works great

           
          5.0

          I love it

          By Creola

          from Asheville, NC

          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

            • Everyday

            Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

            For under my eyes

             
            5.0

            Best primer I've ever used! Worth every penny!

            By Stephanie

            from Salem, Or

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

              Used this on a bridal party over the weekend and had nothing but good things to say about it :)

               
              5.0

              So smooth

              By Kendra

              from Pennsylvania

              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:

                This went on so smooth and left my skin feeling lightweight but covered. I loved how my complexion looked. It never felt heavy, sticky, or oily.

                 
                5.0

                Love this primer!

                By Trina

                from Tampa, FL

                About Me Trendy Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Lightweight
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

                  I love this primer! It really does create a lite shimmery illusion making fine lines disappear. I used to be a smashbox primer fan until something changed with their formula. The last 2 bottles I bought separated and got all clumpy. No more smashbox for me, this primer is my permanent replacement.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  This is a very good primer...

                  By VB

                  from Midwestern

                  Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

                  I had never used a primer before, as I never viewed them as a necessity. Last month, I attained Platinum status for the first time, and a deluxe sample of this primer was offered as a Platinum Perk. So, I picked it up and used it. Well, now I'm hooked. I have read other reviews here that talk about pilling when using this product, but I have not had that issue. After cleansing and moisturizing, I use 2 pumps of this primer on the top of my hand. I apply it with my fingers all over my face. It has a silky, smooth texture, and it leaves my face feeling very smooth. After applying it, I let it dry and do my eye makeup. When I finish eyes, I then apply my foundation or tinted moisturizer, depending on the look I'm trying to achieve. I have used this primer with both MAC Face and Body foundation and Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer. No pilling. My foundation or TM stays fresh all day until evening, as do my bronzer and powder blush. My pores look smaller and my makeup looks fresh all day long. Just a reat product that will be a staple in my kit.

                   
                  5.0

                  AMAZING product for imperfect skin to look like satin!!!

                  By Legs

                  from Temple Texas

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Easy To Take-off
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Natural Looking
                  • Noncomedogenic
                  • Smooth
                  • Tons of compliments about my flawlessl skin!!!

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types
                    • Everyday

                    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

                    Easy, quick; I cant live without these days !!!

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