De-Slick Complexion Primer


De-Slick Complexion Primer is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 82.
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Product description

Banish oil and make your makeup stay put with De-Slick Complexion Primer. This lightweight, oil-absorbing primer not only controls shine, but also helps 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. Our 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 our discontinued cult-favorite De-Slick in a Tube, this shine-fighting primer really gets the job done. And a little goes a long way!

An oil-fighting formula this amazing deserves a luxurious component to match. So we created a clear bottle with a metallized gunmetal cap and base. We 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.

Fill Weight: 28 ml / 0.9 fl oz

Pro Tips

A half a pump is all you need—a little goes a long way! Press (don’t rub), onto oily areas (like the forehead, nose and chin) before foundation or powder. For midday touchups, simply dab a little De-Slick on oily areas for that just-applied look; our lightweight formula never disturbs foundation or powder. 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 our 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/Peut contenir): CI 77491, CI 77492 / Iron Oxides].


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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best! This is the best foundation primer EVER! It goes on silky smooth, but not greasy at all! My foundation applies perfectly! I love it!
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PERFECT FOR DUAL SKIN I have a really hard time finding products that work well with both oily and dry skin, I had a giftcard and bought this product and absolutely love it!I find myself needing less foundation than before and my skin feels light and like I have nothing on!
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Please Never Discontinue When applied correctly according to instructions, this product truly controls shine and oiliness. However, it did take me a little practice to get used to it. Pat the product onto the skin, then apply foundation in a stippling manner. This will help to prevent patchiness.
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oil control Fairy Line that has a product that controls oily skin for hours.
Date published: 2018-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best oil control I have found! I bought this because the self-adjusting primer pro tip suggested to use this first. I love the other primer but didn’t quite control oil like I had wished. I am so glad I bought this. I PATTED it on my T-zone and then applied the self-adjusting primer. Applied my powder and then dusted some de-slick powder to top it off. It was FOUR HOURS before I blotted. I have never gone more than 45 minutes without having to blot. This will definitely be a staple in my morning routine.
Date published: 2018-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I’ve finally found a solution for my oily skin This stuff is amazing! I am 36 years old and my skin has become really oily over the past two years. I had no idea what to do as I had never had such oily skin before. Thank god my teenager introduced me to this product! It is simple to apply and lasts all day long. I’m so happy with this product. This is my forever go to! Thank you Urban Decay!
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I have had oily skin forever and kind of came to the point where I accepted it after trying different products that this is what it is. I really thought I'd just have to know to go blot my face after a few hours. I randomly decided to try this and it is amazing. I did not blot my face once last night after trying it. It does give a matt feel, so I think I'm going to reserve this primer for the area around my nose only and use another primer for the rest of my face. Great product, so happy I found it!
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lives up to expectations! This product does everything it claims to, for my skin! I have terribly oily skin, and this product helps make my makeup last so much longer and look so matte, which is exactly what I am looking for. I work in the veterinary field so my job is messy and if I do wear makeup to work this makes it last all day, and I even just wear this alone because it keeps my skin from looking so greasy!
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this stuff! Slurps up the oil!! Finally, a primer that is not silicon-y! I love that this primer actually soaks up the oil and leaves my skin poreless! Dries down to a nice powdery finish. The nude color also evens out my skin tone! Please never discontinue this! I just tried to order it on the Sephora app and I can't find it! I was scared it was I rushed over to the Urban Decay site! I am very happy to see it has not been discontinued! If there are plans to discontinue this product please let me know now so I can stock up! This is the only thing that works for my oily skin!
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing for oily skin If you don’t have really REALLY oily skin, you won’t like this product. I apply it as dots on my face and tap it in gently. Spreading it around didn’t work very well and emphasized dry spots around my chin. But tapping it in has always works for me. Initially my fave will be super matte but once the foundation and everything sets, it works AMAZING. Helps my makeup Stay longer than any other primer I’ve used.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great makeup Love the color. And with the deslick primer looks airbrushed.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for my oily skin! I bought this hoping to prevent the slipping I was getting fro my foundation after a few hours. This stuff is awesome~
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oilyness significantly reduced!!! Everything I tried for my oily face didn't work until I used this! It's amazing! My skin doesn't get oily in a few hours and this helps keep your face looking matte very long!!! Used as directed!
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Primer! I have naturally really oily skin & this helped me so much before applying my foundation/makeup routine. Will definitely be ordering again!
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oily skin?! This ish is for you!!! Listen up folks, If you have oily skin, truly oily, like you constantly have to blot and powder every twenty to thirty minutes. If that's you, then this is the number one product in your makeup bag. The end. Period. I have never vouched for a mattifying product before because in my 11 years of wearing makeup I have never once used a product that mattifies all day (8 hrs). And now that I've found it I'm never letting go! And I've timed it, it actually lasts! I don't even set my makeup with powder anymore. Life is so much easier and I feel like the weight of checking my complexion is lifted off my shoulders! Here's the trick though with this product, you have to work it into your skins, like give yourself a little face massage. A beauty blender works great too, but that's exactly my point. It needs to be worked into the skin not setting on the surface. Because yes then it will become a little chalky. Also a little goes a long way! And put your makeup on when you feel the primer is a little tacky, not yet completely dry. You've gotta use the product correctly to receive the results you want!
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sucks the dryness of your face I did not know what to expect when I purchased this and I must say it has been amazing. I would suggest using it before your moisturizer otherwise it tends to become a little "cakey" but I have to say overall I am very pleased.
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best concealer I love this concealer because it is the perfect shade for highlighting and covering uneven coloring.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performs as adverstised, but took some experiementing on my part. I have very oily skin and get tired of having my makeup disappear. So, I was determined to get a mat look and bought the whole package: B6 prep spray, Optical Illusion primer, De-Slick primer, All-Nighter Foundation, and the De-Slick Powder and De-Slick Finishing spray. The first time I tried my new routine, I had read enough reviews to know to pat - not rub the De-Slick primer. I used way too much, however, and had the very patchy foundation look when I applied the foundation. (Hint: UDs finishing sprays are great for "fixing" mistakes. I sprayed some on and was able to smooth out the foundation without having to start over.) Went online and read some more reviews, and found that some people had had luck applying the De-Slick primer on top of the foundation. I tried that the next day, but the primer seemed to melt the foundation into a patchy mess again! On Day 3, I applied De-Slick - and let it dry a good long time - before applying the Optical Illusion primer. The foundation glided over both primers like a dream. I also tried this Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup which is easier to work with compared to the All Nighter although I did notice a loss of oil control. Over all, I am pleased with how smooth and fresh my face looks - especially at my age! I will still get oily during the day, but not as bad as before. My biggest challenge now is the "pat on powder habit" I have after so many years of an oily face. I've actually had a couple of times where my face looked dry after a touch-up with the De-Slick pressed powder. Definitely a new experience for me!
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for my normal to dry skin! I was surprised that this worked for my dry skin. Instantly my skin looked so much better, smoother, and poreless! It has a liquidy consistency and then dries down to a powdery finish and makes my foundation stay all day long. No noticeable scent which I appreciate. I followed the instructions and patted this primer on rather than rubbing. No problems whatsoever! My new favorite primer for summer.
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thank you 1,000 times UB!!!! I seriously have been searching for a primer for my SUPER oily, acne, aging skin for about 4 years, with no success. I've tried several primers, from high end to low end. I'm so lost on why this primer has such low ratings. No other primer works like this one. It blurs my large pores like you wouldn't believe, and makes my make up last forever. I use it with my Lancome foundation. Great combo. I also use it with the De-slick setting spray. Also love your eye shadows and lipsticks. UB, you've made me feel so much more confident about my, not so great skin, and I truly thank you for that. XOXO
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely a challenge, but the results are wonderful So I tested out this product in various ways for a week. First off, DO NOT RUB. Dab the product on your face! And second, I washed my face and put on moisturizer before putting on makeup. The first day I only wore the primer; that's it. It made me face super smooth, soft, and my forehead was no longer shiny, even after 12 hours! On the second day I put the primer on then my Naked foundation and I looked super dry. My makeup was flaky and patchy. I thought I did something wrong but throughout the day, the makeup smoothed out (probably from my oily face dampening the products) and looked decent, not perfect, but decent enough to not look embarrassing. On the third day I put my foundation on FIRST, THEN the primer and wow, the results were astonishing. It looked sooo much better and smoother and my foundation stayed on the whole day. The next day I did the same thing and put wore a full face makeup. My makeup stayed on the whole day and night and I was very happy with the results. I went to prom using the same method and for over 12 hours my face felt soft and I didn't even feel dirty. I could touch my cheeks and upper lip without worrying about some of my makeup ending up on my hands. This product is difficult to work with at first but it is worth it! I've used the product for a week and the bottle still looks brand new!
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth it! Just use as directed. I've always been very shiny, and have to continuously apply powder throughout the day to keep my makeup looking nice. I bought this product apprehensively, because it's a lot of money to spend if it doesn't work. I'm super glad that I took the risk! Ever since using it, I have found that not only does my makeup look great throughout the day, but it even goes on smoother and more evenly. You do need to use a very small amount, and Pat it on, not rub, in order for it to work right, but once you get the method down, it's easy to do. Also, it has a lovely smell to it. great product, and will definitely buy again!
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love I love this product. I have oily skin and this really helps my makeup and oil free throughout the day! Best primer I have ever used!
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best oil control primer I have used! I have very oily skin and have been searching for a primer that would give me good oil control. This is the stuff!!! A little seriously goes a long way so don't overdue it. Pat it on, don't rub it in and you will be very happy with the results! Thank you Urban Decay!!!
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product. Smothered texture. Cotrols this goop!! I love this product. I have extremely oily acne prone skin I am 34 years old with medium skin tone and I live in South Alabama I mean Deep South all the way at the Gulf! So it is constantly humid in my area. Ibattle oil control on a daily basis. This product works. But you have to apply it properly. PAT don't rub!!! I cannot stress this enough. If you apply it correctly it does exactly what it says it will and it applies correctly you will not have the peeling and balling up of the product. Then allow it to set for about three to five minutes before applying any other products over it. And I do use it with Urban Decay B6 spray. What can I say they work magic together! LOL
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally found the one After so many primers I finally found the one. This is my holy grail. Never in my life after 7 or 8 hours I saw myself with make up. Of course I follow instructions. I moisturize well my face. Then rub a little bit of the primer between my fingers and pat it on the oily parts of face. Don't rub it. When I saw on 4:00 pm my face with korean cushion, blush and bronzer I couldn't believe it. I'm so happy
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice It makes my skin look nice even before foundation and my foundation looks way better with it than without
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does Exactly What It's Supposed To This primer is amazing for oily skin! I was surprised to finish my work day with little to no shine at all. The bottle it comes in holds a lot of product and and little goes a long way. I've been using the primer on my t-zone mostly and using my other ud primer everywhere else. This primer dries quickly, so I found it beneficial to blot it on my face with my fingers rather than rubbing it into my skin. If you rub the primer you'll notice it dries quickly and makes your foundation look cakey, so just blotting or dabbing it on your problem area works great.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from i was shocked works pretty good i get oily on my nose plus i wear glasses and it has really helped best primer ive tried
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good mattifier I have found this product keeps me matte for up to 6 hours. I saw some of the reviews where people had issues blending over this product, but I've found using a sponge is the best application method on top of this primer. I would recommend this to people who are oily.
Date published: 2017-04-04
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