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Urban Decay CosmeticsOptical 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.

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

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (296)
  • Smooth (293)
  • Lightweight (237)
  • Long lasting (230)
  • Blends well (229)

Cons

  • Heavy (23)
  • Doesn't work (16)
  • Causes breakouts (11)
  • Doesn't stay on (11)
  • Difficult to apply (9)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (228)
  • All skin types (161)
  • Going out (110)
  • Sensitive skin (83)
  • Travel (53)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (141), Classic style (112), Trendy style (63)

Reviewed by 372 customers

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1.0

Hated it!

By Sammie Sam

from Kinston AL

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Smooth

Cons

  • Causes Breakouts
  • Clumps up on face!
  • Clumpy
  • Doesn't Stay On
  • Ineffective
  • Irritates Skin

Best Uses

    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

    Cute bottle and smells great! I was so excited to use it! Then I used it, it keep balling up on my face no matter how I apply it! So disappointed!

     
    5.0

    Can't believe my eyes!

    By Ana

    from Palm Springs, CA

    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

    I never ever write reviews for anything, but this is the best primer ever for oily skin! I've tried many brands, but this is the best one to control the oil on my face. It also feels really soft and it truly makes your pores look smaller! And i have big pores and scars from acne... this is my holy grail!

     
    5.0

    New Holy Grail Primer

    By nr1230

    from Georgia

    About Me Classic Style

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Long Lasting
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Combination Skin
      • Everyday
      • Pore Minimizing

      Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

      A couple of months ago I needed to pick up a travel-size bottle of UD's All Nighter Setting spray for an upcoming trip. My Ulta store was out of stock, so I had to buy a gift set with the travel spray and a travel bottle of Optical Illusion primer. I put the primer in my makeup drawer and forgot about it, until a week ago when I ran out of my usual primer. Why didn't I try this amazing product sooner? It blurs pores beautifully, controls T-zone oil, and works well with all of my foundations (unlike my old favorite). It's also not too thick for my taste. I put a little on my fingers and press them together to warm up the primer a bit and it goes on effortlessly. Makes even light-medium coverage foundation last all day.

       
      5.0

      Love this. I'll buy it for ever.

      By Brandy

      from El Paso, TX

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday

        Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

        Love this. Have to use it every time I put on my makeup.

         
        5.0

        Great primer

        By Jaz

        from Ventura,CA

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

            This product is great and it helps with covering my smile lines.

             
            5.0

            So soft not greasy perfect i even use it as foundation itsel

            By Julie

            from Miami Fl

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Long Lasting
            • Natural Looking
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

                Special ocassion not everyday

                 
                5.0

                I am 46 and this is the best primer ever!

                By Jwillis

                from Illinois

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Easy To Take-off
                • Lightweight
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

                  I have red tones to my skin and have used several great primers, however, this primer helps tone down the redness in my face! I am not sure how it works because it is pink, but it does! Love love love!

                  It does spread on your face a bit differently than others, I think it just needs to 'melt/warm up' on your face! Just a learning curve but I am very, very happy with this product!

                   
                  5.0

                  I love it.

                  By sun shine

                  from Rochester ny

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Easy To Take-off
                  • Lightweight
                  • Natural Looking
                  • Noncomedogenic
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types
                    • Everyday
                    • Going Out

                    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

                    so far I love it especially the silky light weight feel

                     
                    5.0

                    Love this product

                    By Nana2

                    from Mesa, AZ

                    About Me Natural Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Blends Well
                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Easy To Take-off
                    • Lightweight
                    • Natural Looking
                    • Really diminishes the look of pores.
                    • Smooth

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday

                      Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

                      I have used a number of pore reducing products. This goes smoothly under makeup and gives my skin a younger look.

                       
                      1.0

                      I won't be using or recommending this primer.

                      By azsewqwik

                      from Prescott, AZ

                      About Me Classic Style

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Clumpy
                        • Difficult to Apply

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

                          I loved the previous version of this product and was looking forward to using this one also. However, this product always rolled up my moisturizer and could not be applied evenly. I returned it.

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