De-Slick Complexion Primer


De-Slick Complexion Primer is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 76.
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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 GREAT FOR UNDER EYE BAGS!-side benefit! When you approach 40s and're gonna get bags. Though this primer takes a little practice. DON'T use alot and gently massage in until you feel it get slightly tacky, then STOP, let dry. My bags under my eyes are GONE! Will wash off. I use foundation brush to gently apply the foundation and WHALA! You're done and look 10 years younger. A+
Date published: 2018-09-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from There are better products out there. I love the setting spray, but the primer dries to a chalky, patchy finish that does not dry translucent. I have applied it as directed, watched others use it and still have no luck. Maybe a hit or miss product for everyone.
Date published: 2018-07-11
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 2 out of 5 by from Difficult to use, makes my foundation look chalky This is hard for me because I wanted so much to love this product. I’m still trying to love it, but I haven’t figured out how to use it without it making my foundation look dry and chalky. I have dabbed it on thinly and thickly but lately, I’ve just skipped using it because I can’t seem to get it right. I haven’t given up completely. I still want to try applying it with a sponge, as I’ve been using a foundation brush. I read all the reviews before buying this product and thought the people who left negative reviews just didn’t try hard enough to use it right, but now I’m starting to regret buying this primer. Should it be this hard to use correctly? I’ve used the other UD primer and I love it but since I have oily skin, I thought I should buy this one instead, and I’m starting to think I should’ve bought the other one.
Date published: 2018-06-04
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 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Product I wanted to love this. I should have read the reviews first but just like everyone else it turns my skin white and does not do well with my foundation. It’s a terrible look and everything I wear is urban decay. I now have a bottle I can’t use. Waste of money.
Date published: 2018-05-05
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 3 out of 5 by from yikes this is good if you only use the b6 spray before and the deslick spray after, and then only an urban decay product. I cannot use anything else except for my all nighter foundation with this, or it oxidizes and makes blending patchy. If you only use urban decay products it works just like it says it does, but with anything else it’s impossible to have a good makeup day.
Date published: 2018-04-18
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 2 out of 5 by from Such a let down :( I’m in love with UD products and I have VERY oily skin so when I saw this product I knew I had to try it. I thought for sure this would be my Holy Grail product, especially since I use the All Nighter foundation, but I’m disappointed to admit how wrong I was. The product dries very quickly, and tends to look kinda chalky. You must pat it on, as rubbing it on will cause it to pill up and roll off. Even when you pat it on, you can see where you’ve applied it. I’ve tried a beauty blender, my fingers and a brush and it doesn’t seem to matter. That’s just the beginning, because when you go to apply your foundation it’s even worse! My foundation doesn’t go on smoothly like you expect when you use a primer. I feel like I have to use more foundation because it tends to build up in places and won’t spread out. Then my makeup ends up looking caked on. I really didn’t feel like it helped me stay oil free all day either. Unfortunately I have a whole bottle of this stuff and hate using it. I can’t wait to be done with it so I can try something different! UD fail :(
Date published: 2018-04-07
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 1 out of 5 by from Had High Hopes I recently purchased the De-Slick Primer was disappointed. Like most of the reviews - I experienced caking, streaks, and tightness on the face. When putting on the primer, it dried extremely fast. I did a number of "experiments" and nothing help. Really sad....
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from White cloudy face After trying this product on my wrist multiple times during different visits to ulta. Decided to finally buy it after using optical illusion and the self adjusting primer and loved them. So when I first tried it I did rub it went to work and people kept saying how I had a cloudy film on my face which I was confused and thought oh maybe I did something wrong. When I went home and read the directions and tried it again and still had the same white cloudy effect. After trying to dabbing it all over my face, another chance of just applying it to where I shine or am oily to only using a little and the doing my whole face thinking maybe I didn’t allow it to dry long enough, using only my fingures or trying a brush. I just cannot figure this product out or get the results I was hoping for. I am sitting at work and my make up is cracking and falling off of my face in the same way a face mask does and I am so embarrassed and just can’t give this product anymore chances. Hopefully I am able to return it to ulta. So upset and disappointed because I was excited to having an urban decay mattifying primer.
Date published: 2018-02-22
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 1 out of 5 by from OH MY GOD NO!! I can’t even type this without cringing and my skin getting tingly. I got a sample of this from sephora and I cannot even tell you how aweful this was on my skin! First of all, I asked the rep (was super sweet and friendly) about primers for semi oily skin and this was the first I tried. She rubbed this onto my left hand and within a minute it was matte, HOWEVER, my skin was cracking like i was 80 years old! I asked them and she said it’s normal like that in your hand....then WHY would you put it on my hand, if you want to show a good first impression lol that wasn’t the way to go. She gave me a sample of that and the smash box photo finish oil free primer as well. Next day, I swallowed my gut feeling and put it on my face (urban decay primer). This stuff needs to be taken off the shelves and thrown in the garbage! My face was so white and patchy! I couldn’t even blend my foundation in this because it dried so fast! My pores were still clearly visible around the nose. The Only thing I can give it even one star for is that it is matte when it dries....that is it!!!! I have oily skin somewhat but this totally took any and all moisture out of my face. Still cringing thinking about it! UD I love most of all your products but I am seriously disappointed in this!!
Date published: 2017-10-31
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 1 out of 5 by from Awful I looked up videos on how to use this and did the things people said worked for them Didn't work for me I don't know how this product is even on the market Returning it
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from drys white This may be for fine for a fair complexion when used under foundation. I bought this for my kit to replace a clear mattifying product. It dries white white and makes darker complexions ashy.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not like it It made me break out and well as it turns white and my foundation does not blend well with it
Date published: 2017-09-12
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 1 out of 5 by from HATE So, got a sample of another primer (optical illusion) and absolutely loved it. Bought full size this and this is a disaster to use!!! With the other primers you can wipe...with this you must pat in and not use any moisturizer of any kind with it. It will pill up!!!!! Gah, no matter what I do it rolls off...ruined makeup twice. I was able to recover but with a newborn and no time to waste...this was infuriating. Do not buy. UD pull this product. Horrible. I am actually considering returning it. Hate it that much.
Date published: 2017-07-16
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 2 out of 5 by from Wow...not for rookies Need to practice with this but honestly want to return it. I used coconut oil in the shower and stupidly tried to use this soon after. It rolled off! Never had problems with other primers. This will be a learning curve.
Date published: 2017-07-01
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
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