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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 420 reviews)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long lasting (178)
  • Easy to apply (173)
  • Lightweight (139)
  • Smooth (135)
  • Easy to take-off (88)

Cons

  • Difficult to apply (134)
  • Doesn't work (90)
  • Clumpy (85)
  • Heavy (67)
  • Poor coverage (40)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (102)
  • Going out (71)
  • All skin types (69)
  • Oily skin (40)
  • Sensitive skin (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (135), Classic style (109), Trendy style (85)

Reviewed by 420 customers

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4.0

I keep buying it

By Mel

from Sacramento

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Smooth

Cons

  • Difficult to Apply

Best Uses

  • Everyday
  • Going Out
  • Sensitive Skin

Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

Difficult to apply. I know it says to not blend in but if I dont...it is cakey n flaky. I put very little and blend in..works great that way for me.

 
1.0

Worst primer

By Jannelle Lopez

from Oregon

Pros

  • Long Lasting

Cons

  • Clumpy
  • Difficult to Apply
  • Heavy
  • Ineffective

Best Uses

    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

    Worst primer I've ever purchased, makes foundation very streaky and impossible to blend, and made my skin oily skin extremely dull looking

     
    1.0

    I was not a fan of this product.

    By Nikki

    from Niles, MI

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Made Foundation Uneven and Hard to Blend

      Best Uses

        Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

        It was extremely hard to blend into my face. When I applied foundation over it, the foundation did not blend well.

         
        5.0

        I loved this product!

        By Mari

        from Orlando

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Going Out

          Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

          This product definitely prolonged my makeup and made my T-zone much less blotched and apart. I use it only on my tzone for normal days and put it all over my face for night outs! Helps reduce pores as well.

           
          1.0

          worst primer m

          By sammi

          from Plymouth, MA

          Pros

            Cons

            • Clumpy
            • Difficult to Apply
            • Heavy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

              when you first apply it to your skin it dries immediately and is extremely heavy and leaves an odd white streaky coat on your skin. then when putting foundation/ concealer/ ANYTHING it doesn't apply evenly, is extremely patchy and sticky.

               
              4.0

              I love this line of primers!This is the solution for evrythg

              By cLocaaa707

              from Rohnert Park,CA

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Pigmentation
              • Lightweight
              • Long Lasting
              • Natural Looking
              • Smooth
              • Soft
              • Very matte
              • Wear alone

              Cons

              • Application process
              • Clumpy
              • Difficult to Apply
              • Dries skin alittle
              • Dries too quick
              • Hard too blend

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Going Out
              • Oily skin
              • Pores
              • Travel

              Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

              Honestly idk how to apply this correctly it dries too quick, idk what tool or brush to use because you can't rub it you have to pat it so I use my beauty blender dry or alittle bit damp because too damp and it makes blotchy and you'll have to start over.... I absolutely love these primers I originally use the pink one but the sales associate recommended me to get the mattifying one even tho I know it possiblely won't work out for me like previous primers but I loved the pink one so I gave it a try.... defiantly does what the bottles says it would amazing line of primers for all types of skin issues but this one isn't for me I should of just got the pink one it's matte enough without being too matte like this one and evens my skin tone and actually holds my makeup...but for some reason mattifying primers just never really benefit my oily skin which makes no sense considering my face be looking like a grease ball a few hours after stepping out the door...

               
              5.0

              Great for oily skin

              By Ragdoll

              from Toledo, OH

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Easy To Take-off
              • Long Lasting
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

                I mix it with other favorite primers which helps it to be more spreadable. Otherwise I just pat it on my face.

                 
                1.0

                This was awful

                By Anush

                from VA

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Clumpy
                  • Difficult to Apply
                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

                    This is incredibly matte and thick and drying. I have normal skin so I figured it would work for me, but it dried down so quickly and left a whitecast on my medium skin. It causes foundation to pill and look incredibly patchy. Hated it.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    50/50 & here is why

                    By Mar

                    from Fresno, CA

                    About Me Natural Style

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Clumpy
                    • It's extremely matte
                    • leaves my foundation patchy
                    • not usable with a matte foundation

                    Best Uses

                    • oily

                    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

                    This might be a hit or miss for you. Here is what I realized. It is EXTREMELY matte so I recommend using it ONLY in areas where you get oily and use a SMALL amount of product. It did NOT work for me because it was too matte and I use a matte foundation so it made my foundation really patchy. Strange how I used the Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Foundation and it made the foundation look patchy. Seriously, this is not a primer you want to put all over your face but in small areas.
                    It will probably work with other foundations I am sure of it but this was not my cup of tea even with my oily skin. I recommed it using this primer with a foundation that is dewy like or that is hydrating cause other than that it will not work.

                     
                    3.0

                    De-slicks well

                    By Jenny

                    from NJ

                    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

                    Shiny oily nose is nonexistent with this, which is great. Don't notice much of a difference in pore sizes. Can get white streaks and flakey if not applied properly.

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