Travel-Size Optical Illusion Complexion Primer


Travel-Size Optical Illusion Complexion Primer is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 80.
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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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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive! This product is like airbrushing my face- not only does my foundation last longer, but it goes on more easily and my skin looks flawless!
Date published: 2019-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my favorite toner ever this is a lot like another popular brand, except you dont have to worry too much about bout using too much, fills in most pores and lines makes skin super smooth too
Date published: 2018-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! The primer is thick in texture, didnt hide my pores on my cheeks though. Feels great under makeup.
Date published: 2018-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from And I thought I didn't like primer... It's not an illusion! My skin ACTUALLY looks and feels amazing with this primer. My everyday look is very neutral, so this is the only thing I use on my face, and I just love how dewy, glow-y, and utterly flawless this makes me look. The formula is a dream to work with because it spreads on as a liquid and then dries as a gorgeous matte powder. My skin tends to be a little oily, but the second I apply this primer, that little problem is nowhere in sight. There are some days where I'm feeling particularly lazy and only do my eyes. It turns out this complexion primer is absolutely amazing for bringing out the color on lids. I use this as a base and then layer it with UD's Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original, and ANY eyeshadow I apply has a beautiful pigment (even my every day neutrals!) and blends like a dream.
Date published: 2018-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product My over 60 mature skin loves it!! No clogged pores, did not move on my face from Houston heat/humidity and make up looks extra beautiful. A little goes a long way, will be purchasing the large size.
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for smoothing out fine lines and pores This product really helps set the stage for a flawless finish!! It blurs out any fine lines and pores, as well as evens out skin tone. However, if you have redness that shows through foundation, this won't cover it. But as far as blurring out pores, this product is AWESOME!! It's right up there with Porefessional Primer by Benefit. I when i'm having a reallygood skin day, i even use it alone.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good primer for smooth makeup application The texture of this primer is definitely unique. It is thicker than other primers, so it can definitely help fill in fine lines and pores, but it doesn’t feel greasy like some silicone based primers do. I like how it dries to a matte finish as well. On the down side, if you apply too much, it doesn’t necessarily help hide your pores/lines better, but it can start to make the rest of your makeup look mask-like. I also find that it doesn’t help my makeup stay on longer, especially not compared to the Lancôme primer I use.
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth as a baby's . . . Great Primer, it applies easily and evenly, smooths well and blends for a flawless look. You guys nailed this one :)
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's perfect! This primer is very lightweight, and it is fantastic. I've used it with many different foundations, and foundation types. I've even used it on its own without foundation, as recommended by a consultant, and it looked great! It smooths out your face, blurs imperfections and leaves you with a soft glow. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2018-04-28
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect primer for blurring pores This thick pink primer has the consistency of cake frosting, but it blends into the skin and blurs my pores really well. It also mattified my skin leaving smooth skin. This has been compatible with my matte foundation.
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I got the trial size to test it out and make sure I'd like it. I absolutely love this product. Gives your skin a smooth glowy base. After I run out, I'll be upgrading to the larger size!
Date published: 2018-04-02
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 AM. AZ. ING. This is SO great. This made my foundation look so smooth and poreless. It kept my foundation matte and beautiful all day. If you have dry skin, I'm not sure if this will be your favorite. But combo/oily will loooove. This even looks good before foundation, but I'm sure you can get away with just this, some concealer and go!
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite Primer! I love this primer and use it Daily makes my foundation go on smoothly and last longer. I feel it blurs my pores and makes my skin look better.
Date published: 2018-03-19
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 Best primer ever I love this primer, it blurs out so many of my imperfections. Makes my skin so soft and my foundation looks flawless over it.
Date published: 2018-01-03
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! Nice primer, goes on smooth and it helps my foundation last a little longer. Feels really nice overall, and it doesn’t cause me to break out. Yay!
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this primer! I have dry skin and a lot of primers just end up irritating my skin. I tried this one as a sample first and I’m VERY happy with it! No irritation, it feels silky going on and improves the look of my skin. Will definitely re-order!
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great primer! I really like this primer. It goes on smooth and really locks my foundation on. It keeps a semi matte look so it isn't drying to my skin. It evens out my complexion a bit too. I dig it!
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for traveling I already have the full size of this product. It's easy to use and works well. I bought the travel size for an upcoming trip.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!! This primer out primes UD primer potion. It goes on smooth and yI only need half a pump to cover my entire face. Using this product before applying Naked one & done and using UD all nighter setting spray allows my make up to last up to 2 full days!! It’s crazy!!! So love this product, I will be buying a full size version in the future.
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, but really thick It’s a good primer, but it’s homestly probably the thickest primer I’ve ever used! It almost feels like I’m spreading glue on my face, but it does so a good job of keeping my make up more even, and I have really sensitive skin, so I’m just really happy that it doesn’t hurt or irritate my skin!
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good primer This is a pretty good primer. It goes on easily and provides a good base for my foundation
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Didn't like it I received a sample of this from Sephora, and was excited to try it. Unfortunately, I thought it smelled weird, and it seemed to be drying to my skin. I have extremely dry skin. Maybe I should try a moisturizing primer instead.
Date published: 2017-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Staple! This has become a must-have for me. I got the travel size to try, and soon I'll be buying the full size. It goes on so smooth, acts as a protecting layer for my skin, but works its magic to give my foundation a flawless finish. Thank you, Urban Decay! I rave to my coworkers often about this product!
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soft As A Baby's... I had the worst time finding a primer for my face. I was lucky with the eyeshadow primer, I received a sample of Urban Decay early on and that was it, nothing else worked as well except the only rival for my #UrbanDecay Optical Illusion and it doesn't do anything other than prime. Then I received a sample of Optical Illusion and it does so much more! It blurs my imperfections and goes a long way to covering them up all on its own. It's soooo soft it almost feels like lotion so you know it's protecting your face from any bad outside elements, plus once you put makeup on whether it's just concealer or full foundation, my Optical Illusion makes it stay put all day. I pair it up with UD's One and Done for a sheer natural look. It looks like you put no make up on at all and covers all kinds of imperfections, I am loving it!
Date published: 2017-10-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best primer ever I've tried different primers and none of them have ever kept my foundation in place as long as this does. I have extremely oily, acne-prone skin and, while this doesn't keep my face from getting oily by the end of the day, it does keep my makeup where it needs to be. I would definitely recommend this primer to anyone! I only bought the travel size and there's plenty of product.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's very creamy I love this product! It's so creamy and lasts a long time.
Date published: 2017-10-03
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