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Urban Decay Cosmetics

Urban Defense Complexion Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

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It DOES exist...a completely clear sunscreen that feels amazing, won't interfere with your makeup, and smoothes your complexion for better application. Urban Defense Complexion Primer by Urban Decay will put an end to your search for a sunscreen that you'll actually WANT to put on. Those with oily skin will be blown away - finally, sun protection that doesn't feel like a mask!

Tired of searching for a sunscreen that would protect her skin without leaving any stickiness or white cast, Wende decided to create her own. Like a force field, this crystal-clear primer feels like nothing you've ever tried and protects your skin from whatever the day throws at you. SPF 30 guards against the sun, and UD's invisible-on-the-skin formula doesn't leave a trace. Urban Defense not only protects, but also primes and smoothes skin as it minimizes the look of pores - so makeup applies better and lasts all day.

This hydrating gel formula contains conditioning ingredients like sesame seed extract, tomato fruit extract, squalane and bisabolol (derived from the Brazilian candeia tree).

In a clinical study of Urban Defense Complexion Primer, immediately after use:*
  • 96% of participants had a reduction in pore visibility.
  • 100% had smoother-looking skin.
  • 100% had more even-toned skin.

*Based on clinical grading in a 31-person study.

Urban Defense Complexion Primer comes in a luxurious clear bottle with a metallized gunmetal cap and base, and is even equipped with an airless pump - so it's easy to get out every last bit of product.

Urban Decay is 100% cruelty-free.
To use, apply a liberal amount all over your face before foundation or powder. Planning to be out in the sun for a long time? Because the formula is clear, you can also reapply throughout the day as needed.
Isododecane, Isohexadecane, Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylyl Methicone, Silica Silylate, Bisabolol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract, Tocopherol.

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4.4

(based on 43 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (37)
  • Smooth (36)
  • Lightweight (32)
  • Blends well (19)
  • Long lasting (17)

Cons

  • Causes breakouts (5)
  • Doesn't stay on (3)
  • Irritates skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (27)
  • All skin types (15)
  • Going out (12)
  • Sensitive skin (9)
  • Travel (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (22), Classic style (13), Trendy style (4)

Reviewed by 43 customers

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5.0

I will use this product forever

By Beth

from Cincinnati, Ohio

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday

    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Urban Defense Complexion Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

    I have noticeable pores and does a great job covering them. It makes foundation go on so much easier.

     
    5.0

    Another great product from UD!

    By Kate

    from Loveland

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Feels like liquid SILK on my skin! Amazing!
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Natural Looking
    • Noncomedogenic
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Travel

      Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Urban Defense Complexion Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

      Use it everyday under UD One and Done, 2 products that go together beautifully.

       
      4.0

      Love how it makes my skin feel and that it has sunscreen.

      By DCWhite

      from Corona, CA

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Smooth

      Cons

      • Doesn't Stay On

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Urban Defense Complexion Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

      Wish it helped my makeup stay on more.

       
      5.0

      simply I love it

      By carlitos

      from San diego ca

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Urban Defense Complexion Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

      I love the product

       
      5.0

      I owe my life to this primer

      By Del Will

      from East Lansing, MI

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Allows Foundation To Cover Acne Better
      • Allows Foundation To Cover Bumpiness Better
      • Allows Foundation To Cover Uneven Tone Better
      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Smooth

      Cons

      • May Cause Skin To Look Slightly More Dewy

      Best Uses

      • Acne Prone
      • Everyday

      Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Urban Defense Complexion Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

      I have had acne for about 8 years now. I consistently have at least a few pimples on my face (usually chin/jaw area) and some overall slight bumpiness to my skin along with general oiliness all over and some unevenness to my tone because of old acne scars that have always been hard to hide. I got tired of my foundation sticking to my pimples and making them look worse, so I did some research and hoped primer would help. And it really does make a difference! I went to an Ulta location near me and the girl there was so happy to help me pick one out that would be best for me. And it has been working great so far (about 3 weeks). It is clear so it doesn't change the look of my skin, but my foundation covers my blemishes and unevenness SO much better now. I use a clinique medium coverage foundation that I have used for about two years now, but with the primer underneath my skin looks much smoother than it used to and, as I said, just covers everything much more completely. (side note: I also like that this has SPF 30 in it because with the acne medication I am on I am supposed to protect my skin from sun as much as possible). And, it has withstood the heat very well. As I said before, I have oily skin, which does still come through (especially when it is hot) but it still doesn't look bad, just slightly more of a dewy look to my already dewy foundation than before, which I don't really mind! This product has been working fantastically so far and if you have problem skin I recommend you try it! It hasn't been seeming to clog any pores whatsoever, in fact my acne has seen some slight improvements (likely due to my medication) but I'm glad this isn't causing my acne to get worse!! GREAT PRODUCT

       
      4.0

      Velvety smooth.

      By IslanGurle

      from Florida

      About Me Trendy Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Urban Defense Complexion Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

        Began using this primer about a month ago and so far it works wonderfully.

        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it.

        By Kristina

        from Asheville, NC

        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 Urban Defense Complexion Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

          This foundation/ powder is very smooth on the skin and it feels great.

           
          5.0

          I would definitely buy it again

          By Nuvia

          from El paso, TX

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Urban Defense Complexion Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

            Love it! It creates a perfect and smooth base for foundation.

             
            4.0

            I'd buy this again

            By Me

            from Florida

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Urban Defense Complexion Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

              Love it

               
              5.0

              Love

              By Katherine

              from Granbury Tx

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday

                Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Urban Defense Complexion Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

                Love how this creates a smooth canvas for my foundation and it last all day

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