Travel-Size Optical Illusion Complexion Primer


Rating 4.7 of 5 66 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 travel-size 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 travel-size 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: 15 ml / 0.5 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, Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, 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, CI 77491 / Iron Oxides, Sodium Olivoyl Glutamate, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin.


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Travel-Size Optical Illusion Complexion Primer is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 66.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Must use moisturizer first This is a very thick primer, it also seemed a bit dry- but not drying. I actually like it but it took a little experimentation to want to use it. I don't think it was a waste of money but I wouldn't buy it again. It helps to matteify< if that's a word.. I have dry skin so I think I will like it better in summer months with a natural look. I felt like I needed a lot of product but then felt like it was a very fine line of too much if I wore my foundation, concealer and powder. I won't return it because I like to play. I recommend the travel size first.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Primer that I've liked in a long time Like many over the years I've tried my share of primers, some have been hit, some have been misses, actually a lot of them have been misses. I thankfully don't have many acne scars, but I do have dry, sensitive skin and some uneven skin texture, that with the fact of our weather here I need my beauty balm, tinted moisturizer or even foundation to last and I prefer it to look smooth, not patchy. I also want a primer that doesn't contain Talc, that won't cause my skin to freak out and that is Cruelty-Free (I know I want a lot!! lol) Anyway, after many misses and thanks to a sample I had received from Sephora I was able to give this Urban Decay OPTICAL ILLUSION Primer a try and I love it!! Now I'm here to buy the full size! Makeup stays on beautifully, doesn't break down over the day and doesn't dry my skin out or make my skin freak out either! So for me and my skin it's a win! Complexion Primer
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In love I received the optical illusion primer in my Sephora Playbox and from day 1 of trying it I was in love. It absolutely masse my skin feel velvety smooth, went on easily and I haven't had any breakout issues using it with my sensitive skin. I don't use a lot of makeup and don't like putting much on my face since my skin is so sensitive but after a month of using I have had no issues and its the one thing I make sure to apply daily, I don't wear foundation or cover-up so can't say how well makeup holds up on top of this, my skin does look and feel smoother, pores are diminished and my skin feels amazingly soft
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice product This is really my first primer as I generally use a serum but wow, this stuff is great. The travel size will last me a long time. Seems to give a brightness and keeps my powder foundation looking awesome! I do have dry skin and so this helps on top of my moisturizer. I could use it on its own for the blur effect on no makeup days (dulls down that SPF shine too) and my skin feels GREAT when I wash it off so I can tell it’ll do good long term. Will definitely repurchase the full size when this is out and will be investigating the naked foundation as I love UD has ingredients for anti aging in this stuff.
Date published: 2018-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Already a Holy Grail Item I was looking for something to help achieve a more matte look and obtained a deluxe sample of this primer. It was love at first use. First, it goes on smoothly. Serum, moisturizer, primer, then foundation. It provides a matte base that feels good on my skin, and my foundation just glides over. Second, this has significantly improved my foundation application. I have a few areas where my foundation tends to cake, like around my nose and eyebrows. Even with a 10x mirror it looks so smooth over this primer! I am halfway through the sample and already have the full size version for when I run out. While I do what I can to keep my routine simple, this has become an important step that I do not skip. Having tried a lot of primers, I feel that some make my skin feel like it can't breathe; another matte primer I tried was more for oily skin so it made my dry skin tight and uncomfortable. Having had such poor luck with primers, I had stopped using them. Trying this one has been a completely different experience, and I am thrilled with it.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from does what it says, but... I had to rate this product excellent because it did exactly what it said it was going to do: the product went on smooth, held onto my make up all day. Sadly, this did not agree with my skin at all and has clogged my pores horribly and I am still waiting for things to clear up and for my skin to stop being inflamed. I do not have sensitive skin at all, its much more combination to oily, but something in this did not agree with my skin.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this primer! I'm so incredibly excited to see this in a travel size! I tried a sample of this from Sephora and have been wanting to buy the full size but haven't splurged on it yet because I am not sure how I'll like the dispenser. Very smoothing and pore minimizing. Awesome!
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Maybe it’s just me ? I was really thinking I needed a good primer to help with the smooth appearance of my foundation once I got the Becca Ultimate coverage foundation and I was gifted this just in time ! Unfortunately I hated the combo. Within no time at all my foundation looked patchy and of low quality. I blame the primer because I preferred the foundation without but it could be the combo, could be the foundation or could be me! Worth testing with others when I have the chance Also believe this broke me out severely but again, could be the Becca
Date published: 2018-04-11
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