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Urban Decay CosmeticsDe-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
 
3.1

(based on 394 reviews)

51%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long lasting (169)
  • Easy to apply (165)
  • Lightweight (133)
  • Smooth (127)
  • Easy to take-off (82)

Cons

  • Difficult to apply (121)
  • Doesn't work (85)
  • Clumpy (77)
  • Heavy (57)
  • Poor coverage (37)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (97)
  • All skin types (66)
  • Going out (66)
  • Oily skin (39)
  • Sensitive skin (28)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (126), Classic style (104), Trendy style (81)

Reviewed by 394 customers

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5.0

My new favorite primer

By Britt

from Ga

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday
    • Going Out

    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

    By far the best matte primer ive ever used!! Keeps my extremely oily skin matte all day long!! I absolutely love this product and will be buying again in the future!

     
    5.0

    Love, love, love!

    By Jackxx

    from Texas

    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
      • Everyday

      Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

      I Use this only on my oily spots before foundation and it keeps me oil free for up to 10 hours.

       
      3.0

      Streaky and Not Easy to Apply

      By Elyse A.

      from Grand Rapids, MI

      About Me Classic Style

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

      • Clumpy
      • Difficult to Apply
      • Poor Coverage

      Best Uses

        Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

        I was looking to try something different and step away from my Porefessional.. and opted to try the De-Slick. Right away, I loved the pump bottle and the fact that I could SEE how much product was in the container and how much was left. No real smell that I notice, so that is nice. It lasts a fair amount of time, but i feel you can seem my pores very clearly by mid day and the oil starts up after that... so maybe 6 hours before my makeup needs to be taken off.
        My biggest complaint- and the reason I will not repurchase is the way it applies. Instead of rubbing or smoothing over your skin, you have to pat it on. It is hard to tell which areas the product has applied and where you need more coverage. If you DON'T pat it in well or you rub or smooth it over places, you get white streaks that do NOT come off unless you rub. I'm well over half way through my bottle and STILL have trouble trying to apply it. Some days I think I nail it, and as soon as my foundation goes on.. you can see streaks of primer.
        So, back to trying out other primers!

         
        1.0

        No! No! No!

        By JC

        from Gainesville, GA

        About Me Classic Style

        Pros

          Cons

          • Clumpy
          • Difficult to Apply
          • Heavy

          Best Uses

            Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

            I love Urban Decay. I really do. I use their eye shadow, eye primer, foundation, etc... so it makes sense that I would love this, right...?! It's horrible. Using it under my Urban Decay All-Nighter foundation, my makeup looks cakey, and it makes my skin look horribly dry and cracked, especially on the nose. Extremely disappointed with this product. I'm taking it back. Too expensive to use as a paperweight...

             
            4.0

            Almost Magic

            By KRusso

            from The Northeast

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Pigmentation
            • Long Lasting
            • Natural Looking
            • Smooth

            Cons

            • Difficult to Apply

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Going Out

            Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

            I originally bought this to help with an outdoor summer wedding ... and it's become my go to for any event. The primer helps to blur imperfections before you even put coverup or foundation on. It lasts all day and really does help to control oil. I gave the product 4 stars because it is not easy to blend, actually it's rather impossible. You cannot rub the product but must pat it on, quickly, before it dries. If you don't apply it evenly you will see some white marks where you didn't pat/blend fast enough.

             
            1.0

            hate it.

            By embarrassed

            from Hburg MS

            About Me Trendy Style

            Pros

              Cons

              • Cakey
              • Difficult to Apply
              • Doesn't Stay On
              • Poor Coverage

              Best Uses

                Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

                This is seriously so terrible. I was so excited to try it but it's awful. I've tried many different ways of applying it but it still cakes up and leaves my makeup spotty. It looks like I have a skin issue.

                 
                5.0

                It really works!!!

                By Hash

                from Florida

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Easy To Take-off
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting
                • Natural Looking
                • Noncomedogenic
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Oily skin

                  Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

                  I can't praise this product enough! I have a crazy oily face. Oil everywhere all the time. I apply this by squirting one pump onto my pointer finger and middle finger, rub it with my other two fingers and then DAB it onto my face. Do not smear or try to blend this product, it won't work the way it was designed to.

                   
                  4.0

                  I would buy again

                  By Lexi

                  from Tyler, TX

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                  • Difficult to Apply

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

                  Put on before foundation. Difficult application but long lasting

                   
                  2.0

                  A little too heavy for my taste

                  By NC

                  from Pennsylvania

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                  • Difficult to Apply
                  • Doesn't blend as well
                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Going Out

                  Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

                  I found that a little goes a long way with this product. If you accidentally use a little too much it turns white on your skin and you can see a bit of texture through your foundation. I don't think I will be continuing the use of this product. I bought it because my T Zone gets oily throughout the day, but I think this product is just a little too much for what I was looking for in a primer.

                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy it again and again

                  By nic

                  from south San Francisco

                  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

                    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics De-Slick Complexion Primer:

                    I use this product everyday because I have oily skin. I use this 1st before putting on my foundation and it works really well. It helps keep the foundation on all day.

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