Shine Control Complexion Primer



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Product description

Banish oil and have your makeup stay put, with De-Slick Complexion Primer. This lightweight, oil-absorbing primer not only controls shine, but also helps makeup be easier to apply and last all day – the perfect primer for oily skin.
De-Slick Complexion Primer keeps oil in check even in the most extreme conditions – even when you’re under hot studio lights or in the muggy heat of a London summer. Mattify and smooth skin while minimizing the appearance of pores. Our sheer nude formula dries down invisibly, so it’s great for midday touch-ups 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 Complexion Primer also contains conditioning ingredients such as 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 old cult-favourite De-Slick in a Tube, this shine-fighting primer for oily skin 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.

28 ml / 0.9 fl oz

Pro Tips

Press (don’t rub) a small amount onto skin before foundation or powder, focusing on oily areas. For midday touch-ups, 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 Complexion Primer 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].


Urban Decay DE-SLICK Shine Control Complexion Primer is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 112.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read how to apply it’s great if you do it right This primer is really good as long as you apply correctly, I use a tiny amount and dab it onto the skin, I then apply my foundation with a brush, I found applying my foundation with a fancy sponge made it go Cakey. I then applied de slick powder and finish off with the setting spray. I have really oily skin and these de slick products are the only thing I have found that actually help keep the oil at bay. If I got 2 hours without being shiney I was lucky but now I get a four hours and then I blot with a blotting sponge and then that lasts me for another few hours and then I have to re apply powder. This for my skin is a result! Glad I found these products!
Date published: 2019-12-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great in some spots but bad in others! I bought this because my nose and forehead get so oily and I was looking for a new primer. The first couple of times I used it, I thought it was awful...dried immediately, gave very uneven results with foundation. I next tried mixing with my moisturizer and that helped some. But still problematic with the tackiness and quick drying. But when I manage to get an even layer, my foundation looks great. What I've decided is that I will use the DeSlick on my nose and forehead only, and will try the Optical Illusion on the rest of my face. Hopefully that will solve the problem!
Date published: 2019-11-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Couldn’t blend It dries so quick, I could barely rub it on my face. I could not blend my foundation quick enough, as this dried the foundation super quick. I was excited to try this because my skin gets really oily throughout the day. I will retry this again and see if I can figure out a better way to use it
Date published: 2019-10-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst. Primer. Ever. This is the most awful primer I've ever used. The only thing it does and mattify. The product does not hold foundation in place, does not blend at ALL without pilling up in a gross dry powderish mess. It dries super white on the skin in patches and it clings to any dry spot on your face that you have. I wouldn't recommend this primer to my worst enemy.
Date published: 2019-08-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst primer ever This is by far the worst one I’ve ever used. I have the oiliest skin on the planet so I thought it would be great but it dries white and does not move. I’m talking Casper the friendly ghost white primer that sticks to certain spots and doesn’t blend or rub in at all. It leaves white streaks all over your face that make it difficult to blend foundation over top. You’ll have to go back and forth trying to get rid of the white dry patches everywhere. It ruined my makeup. Will be throwing it in the garbage now.
Date published: 2019-08-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A lot of work to get right I bought this a while ago and the first time I used it it just felt like I was wearing a mask and then an entire section of my make up came off due to the primer being sooo drying and my skin is so oily so it’s not like I didn’t match the product customer type. After a while I figured out using a brush with a TINY bit of product helps, I also tend to wipe off lightly the top layer with a sleeve just to take away the mask feeling. It is a very hard primer to work with and takes a lot of effort to get right but when it does work it works all day long and is perfect.
Date published: 2019-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great primer! This is my favorite primer! It helps my makeup stay put all day, even when it's hot and I get sweaty. Best stuff out there! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works! I love the De-Slick line of products for my shiny face and the this primer certainly has not disappointed. Easy to apply, works great, and not a must in my make-up routine! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-06-24
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