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Optical Illusion Complexion Primer

Urban Decay Cosmetics

Optical Illusion Complexion Primer

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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.

Urban Decay is 100% cruelty-free.

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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
 
4.5

(based on 423 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (331)
  • Smooth (327)
  • Lightweight (262)
  • Long lasting (259)
  • Blends well (251)

Cons

  • Heavy (23)
  • Doesn't work (17)
  • Causes breakouts (12)
  • Doesn't stay on (11)
  • Difficult to apply (9)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (255)
  • All skin types (178)
  • Going out (124)
  • Sensitive skin (88)
  • Travel (58)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (156), Classic style (129), Trendy style (66)

Reviewed by 423 customers

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5.0

Perfect!

By Ash

from IN

Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

This is the best primer I've used, period! Nothing ever fills in my pores but this did! It feels so soft on your skin and makes your makeup just glide on. (without being greasy) It even makes my skin look better without makeup.

 
5.0

No more pores

By Ashleyboom

from Irving, TX

About Me Natural Style

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday
    • Going Out

    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

    I have tried everything to cover my large pores. After using this once, I had to write a review. My pores are gone, it evens out my skin tone and hides my fine lines. And it doesn't peel off my skin like some silicone primers. I like not wearing foundation, and with this, I can still look polished. It's a miracle.

     
    5.0

    works well

    By amber

    from Victorville

    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

    I love this stuff but every time I use it I break out ☹

     
    5.0

    Love!

    By Jesenia

    from Yuba City, CA

    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

      • Everyday

      Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

      I've been using this product for a couple of weeks and I absolutely love it! Makes you foundation application smooth and long lasting.

       
      4.0

      Good on sensitive skin!

      By Mads

      from Buffalo NY

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

        I have combination and sensitive skin, with this primer I haven't broken out at all! I would recommend this specifically for those who want a light weight and everyday use primer.

         
        5.0

        I love this primer!

        By Rejoyce

        from Greensboro NC

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

          This primer makes my makeup stay on longer and doesn't transfer on my fingers like it used to. I will continue to use this!

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          AMAZING!

          By Val

          from St. Louis

          Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

          I've been looking for the perfect primer for sooo long. I first went with the more popular ones, from drugstore to high-end, and any of them worked, until I got this UD primer as a sample. I recently took it to my trip to Orlando, Florida, it was my first time in Orlando so we had to go to the Disney parks and Universal studios. We stayed there from open to close (literally) and my make-up has never looked SOO GOOD! I have combination skin, so my foundation always gets shiny and breaks apart in my T zone, BUT it didn't break apart when I used this primer! I was AMAZED. It blurred out my pores and fine lines. I have cystic acne and almost everything breaks me out, but this primer didn't do I was even happier. I'd totally recommend this. I usually don't write any reviews, but I had to share this!

           
          5.0

          My Game Changer!

          By LGH

          from Grand Rapids, MI

          Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

          I bought the travel size of this on a whim while waiting to checkout one day. I'm in my thirties and have found myself struggling with dry skin and some new texture issues since having my children. I maintain a strict skincare routine, have tried dozens of primers and foundations with no relief. I had pretty much given up hope that I could ever get any foundation to lay nicely on my face. I didn't expect much from this but it blew me away. It's a very thick consistency, much thicker than anything else I've ever tried. It did concern me initially that something that felt so heavy would irritate my skin but when I applied it to my face, I was shocked by how light and nice it felt. It also helped conceal some of the redness I've been experiencing in my textured areas but most importantly, my foundation looked incredible over it. It filled in my pores, smoothed over my texture and it made my makeup last the entire day! I've always been skeptical about whether a primer is really necessary but this one really delivers for me. I'm still using the travel sized bottle a month later but I've already gone out and purchased the full sized one for when it finally does run out. Fantastic product.

           
          5.0

          This is the holy grail of primers

          By Dmk

          from United States

          Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

          I seriously am in love with this primer! I was tired of primers not making my makeup stay put, so the lady recommended I try this and the Urban Decay All Nighter Spray. And oh my goodness I am so glad I took her advice! This primer perfectly erases all of my blemishes, blurs fine lines, fills in imperfections, and covers pores. I was also so happy to find that after 12 hours of wearing my makeup, my foundation still looked like it was freshly applied after using this primer and the spray. I have tried just about every high end popular primer and none of them have ever made me as happy as this one does. I would highly recommend it!

           
          5.0

          Bye bye pores

          By Semmieleann

          from Warsaw

          Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

          This is the perfect silicone primer. Makes my skin look super smooth.

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