Optical Illusion Complexion Primer


Rating 4.8 of 5 113 reviews


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Product description

Ready for your most perfected-looking skin? Instantly blur flaws and smooth out your skin with Optical Illusion Complexion Primer. 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)! Our 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. 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 / 0.95 fl oz

Pro Tips

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 Quick Fix Complexion Prep Priming Spray and apply our 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/Peut contenir): Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491 / Iron Oxides].


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Optical Illusion Complexion Primer is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 113.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holy GRAIL!!! I just got this in the mail today so immediately had to try it of course....nothing short of AMAZING!! It does exactly what it's supposed to do, I put it on after I washed off my face and I noticed and immediate wow factor! I put just a little bit of UD pressed powder over it and that was all I needed! Truly if I wanted to I could have just put the primer on and it would have been a great "quick fix" in a rush makeup day by itself but I decided to spruce it up a bit and was amazed! My new favorite primer! Can't wait to see how it looks when I take pics outside! Thanks UD for another amazing product!! Go buy it and see for yourself! You won't be sorry
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm a believer! Wasn't sure if this would work for mature skin that is also very sensitive. Thank you rosacea for making my life even more difficult. I have used this over and over, with NO problems at all. It goes on smoothly over my moisturizers, has a very slight tint so I can skip heavy concealers and skip foundation if I want without sstate the look of flawless skin.I love it, it has never irritated my skin, and a little blusher and highlight completes the look. For me though, the biggest thing is that it works with NO irritation. Just looks like very nice skin for a 64 year old.
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from So-So Purchased this based on the ratings here, It applied nicely and did not pill like the self adjusting one (which works well on my neck and decollete only) It is very smooth and has a good slip to it, I don't know what its supposed to blur, but my foundation looks nice but not any nicer that with any other primer. It also makes my foundation a bit too matte. I like a bit of a dewy finish since my skin is a little on the drier side. I will use this up but will not repurchase. Used it after moisturizer and quick fix per the directions. Probably better for the younger ladies.
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE?!?!?!! Seriously, I have the HARDEST skin type in the world, oily, prone to breakouts, dry, huge pores, acne and acne scars, redness, if you can have something bad with your skin, mine is it. This is a LIFESAVER! I have noticed a HUGE HUGE HUGE IMPROVEMENT in my skins tone, texture and overall quality. I use so much less foundation and concealer. Using this has made me so much more confident in how I look and how my makeup goes on. Now I want to rock a smokey eye and red lips everyday because of the quality of my skin now!!!! YOU NEED THIS IN YOUR LIFE LIKE YESTERDAY!
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! This! I love it when a product lives up to the hype and expectations. This one does, and then exceeds them. Perfect porcelain skin in one easy step, and it really does last all day. I've been wearing it for 12 hours now, still flawless. Comfy, feels great, smells wonderful, and it's easy to apply. Can't be beat at any price, and trust me - I've tried just about everything there is. This is the holy grail.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes Please! I was searching for another primer after I finished my previous one which I wasn't a huge fan of. I love everything UD and this is a new product so I thought of course I'm going to try it. I LOVE IT. It makes your skin feel soft. Goes on amazing. Perfect to pair with my Naked liquid foundation and you get a lot for your money. The tube is bigger than I thought it was going to be. Definitely a bang for your buck <3
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good! But... This is an excellent primer if you have dry skin! It makes my makeup perfectly adhere and blurs it to perfection... on my cheeks. Well, everywhere except my forehead. Now, I'm a novice when it comes to primers, actually this is the first primer I've ever used! The first time I used it, I may have used too little because, though the rest of my face was perfectly primed, but it made my forehead dry and it emphasized the flakes on my face. And it was right after exfoliating! The second time I used it, it may have been too much and it left my face feeling greasy. For reference the first time I used it, it was 2 pumps and the second, 3. I really do like this product and I do recommend it to people, but it may be hard to find a happy medium if your skin is dry and temperamental like mine.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YES I was never a big primer user, but once these new ones came out, Optical Illusion was the first to grab me. I tested it in store, and new I would love it. It's seriously changed everything for me. I have combo skin, and using this makes everything look better. My All Nighter applies smoother, and even without makeup on my pores, especially around my nose and fronts of my cheeks, are visibly smaller. I want to try the other releases, but don't want to stray from this one!
Date published: 2017-02-07
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