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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.

Lock in any look for up to 16 hours with Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray.
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
 
3.0

(based on 447 reviews)

51%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long lasting (192)
  • Easy to apply (178)
  • Lightweight (145)
  • Smooth (142)
  • Easy to take-off (95)

Cons

  • Difficult to apply (142)
  • Doesn't work (93)
  • Clumpy (90)
  • Heavy (68)
  • Poor coverage (43)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (108)
  • Going out (76)
  • All skin types (71)
  • Oily skin (44)
  • Sensitive skin (31)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (142), Classic style (115), Trendy style (90)

Reviewed by 447 customers

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3.0

Its ok.

By yessi

from Houston, TX

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Long Lasting

Cons

  • Clumpy

Best Uses

    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

    Its ok. I still cannot find the best product for my skin. Its oily and this product will help with that but kinda makes my face crack/dry look when I apply foundation. Maybe I need to switch foundation since it is matte. I will review later on.

     
    2.0

    not good

    By sarah

    from california

    About Me Trendy Style

    Pros

      Cons

      • Clumpy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

        Really not a good primer. It definitely feels good and tightening on the skin but it starts clumping up when you rub it in and you get white patches on the skin. Its such a weird formula but its pricey so i feel obligated to use it all

         
        3.0

        so hard to work with

        By leti

        from austin tx

        Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

        I've been wearing makeup for years. I can usually make something work but not this primer . I've tried applying so many different ways , watching videos . NOTHING. If I could I would definatley return .

         
        5.0

        I love this primer, the best matte primer out!!!!

        By TequilaTaquella

        from Chicago IL

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

          I use this under my makeup, my skin is super oily and this legit stays on during the entire day.

           
          1.0

          I did not like it

          By Jessica

          from Kansas City Kansas

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Ineffective
            • Irritates Skin
            • Poor Coverage

            Best Uses

              Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

              Leaves patches!! Makes foundation look horrible

               
              2.0

              Patchy Primer

              By xxxtina

              from Avondale

              About Me Classic Style

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Difficult to Apply
              • Ineffective

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Going Out
              • Sensitive Skin
              • Travel

              Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

              So I purchased this for a vacation last year and thought this would be the purchase of the year, I was very wrong! I read and re-read the instructions and could not for the life of me get this applied correctly. I tried dabbing in my troubled areas, blending, blending with foundation, etc. At first, it would absorb and everything would look natural, but then, the dry patches splotches would appear and trying to remove them was a pain! Only lotion would take away my "mistakes" Would not recommend this to anyone.

               
              4.0

              I would buy this product again and again

              By Haley

              from Kansas City

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Long Lasting
              • Smooth

              Cons

              • Sometimes needs to be reapplied

              Best Uses

              • Oily skin

              Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

              This product works so well with oily skin beause it helps skin maintain a matte finish. Sometimes if ny skin gets oily, then you can just reapply and you're all set. Also is great because it dries clear.

               
              1.0

              Would not recommend

              By Oily Kathy

              from Compton. PERIOD.

              About Me Trendy Style

              Pros

                Cons

                • Ineffective

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

                  I thought i would like this product but i was VERY disappointed. When i put it on, it felt like silicone. After i waited for it to dry, it just turned white and chalky. So then i tried to put foundation over it to see if it would help but it just put streaks all over my face and made it worse. I wouldn't recommend it.

                   
                  5.0

                  Use a B.B. to apply!

                  By ibetiffanyleigh

                  from Virginia

                  Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

                  I have OILY OILY OILY skin. Everywhere, not just my t-zone. Makeup slides off my face in 1(!!)-3 hours, depending on the formula. I had almost given up finding something to help, when I decided to try this primer despite all the negative reviews.

                  I had researched, so I knew to press and not rub it into my skin, but I had a hard time seeing where I had good coverage with it because it disappeared into my skin quickly. So, I did half my face the recommended way, and the other half I applied with a damp beauty blender. Wow. The side of my face where I applied with the B.B. was PERFECT, and I used less product. The side of my face where I pressed it into looked good, but after a bit a few spots that I didn't get covered started to get shiny.

                  It lasted all day! I did notice a little shine (and I do mean a little) after about 3 hours (when my makeup would normally be gone!) so I used some blotting paper a quick dusting of setting powder to refresh. My makeup was still in place, it hadn't even started to break up and it looked freshly applied! I am completely sold on this product and will NEVER run out. I used this with Clinique Stay Matte foundation, but I also plan to use it with all my others.

                   
                  2.0

                  I was so excited for this

                  By tiffany.l.g

                  from Livermore, CA

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Pros

                  • Long Lasting
                  • Smells Great
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                  • Difficult to Apply
                  • Dries Too Fast
                  • Heavy
                  • Patchy

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

                    I wanted to love this so much. My face is really oily and I haven't found much that can help. This stuff definitely curbs the oil - however, I think unless you're at an expert level of makeup application, this isn't for you.

                    First, the pros:
                    smells amazing
                    keeps oil at bay
                    beautiful matte finish

                    Now the cons:
                    takes forever to dry on your skin
                    makes your liquid foundation dry in place so blending in really difficult
                    white patches begin to show after you put on you foundation
                    feels heavy on skin as the day progresses

                    I have tried this for three days in a row. The first day, I applied it and waited about 10 minutes before applying foundation - Tarte Matte Shape Tape to be exact. I tried to apply it with a brush as is my normal routine and all it did was make my face look streaky. I washed my face off and did my make up sans UD De-Slick Complexion Primer because I didn't have the time to do it all over. The next day I applied my foundation with a Beauty Blender figuring the water/sponge combo would help to smooth the foundation over the primer. While it did, it also showed large spots on my face where my skin was over dry - something that has literally never happened to me in my years on this planet. Today, I did the same thing, but I got up even earlier so that I could have even more time to beat and blend. It's cakey and gross. I give up. I'm returning it to Ulta tonight after work after I go home and wash my face off first.

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