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 102.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product. Smothered texture. Cotrols this goop!! I love this product. I have extremely oily acne prone skin I am 34 years old with medium skin tone and I live in South Alabama I mean Deep South all the way at the Gulf! So it is constantly humid in my area. Ibattle oil control on a daily basis. This product works. But you have to apply it properly. PAT don't rub!!! I cannot stress this enough. If you apply it correctly it does exactly what it says it will and it applies correctly you will not have the peeling and balling up of the product. Then allow it to set for about three to five minutes before applying any other products over it. And I do use it with Urban Decay B6 spray. What can I say they work magic together! LOL
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from i wanted to hate this... I nearly returned this product, but decided to give it a second chance since I do have very oily skin. When I first tried the primer, I used an oval brush in a sweeping motion to apply my foundation. This caused the areas I put the primer to become extremely chalky and patchy. I since tried using a regular foundation brush in a tapping motion (beauty blender also worked really well) and I got absolutely no patchiness and my pores filled it pretty nicely. This made my foundation completely matte. It does give you a very tight sensation when it dries, so I would recommend only putting on the T-zone.
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Underrated... THE Best Oil Control Primer EVER! I bought this product on two occasions. Used it once, then used it all again! I have tried EVERY mattifying primer - Too Faced POREfessional, Benefit Primed and Peachy, Dr. Brandt, Cover FX, and on and on. Thank goodness I didn't read reviews before buying this product because it's incredibly underrated It can streak, but it's all about the application. Dab/tap it on and your pores disappear.If you smoothe it on, that's when it streaks. I use this under my makeup, then put a bit on if I see an oily spot much later in the day. I LOVE IT!!! Right now, I'm using Primed and Peachy. It's good, but I think I'm going back to my original favorite... DE-SLICK!
Date published: 2018-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does Exactly What It's Supposed To This primer is amazing for oily skin! I was surprised to finish my work day with little to no shine at all. The bottle it comes in holds a lot of product and and little goes a long way. I've been using the primer on my t-zone mostly and using my other ud primer everywhere else. This primer dries quickly, so I found it beneficial to blot it on my face with my fingers rather than rubbing it into my skin. If you rub the primer you'll notice it dries quickly and makes your foundation look cakey, so just blotting or dabbing it on your problem area works great. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth it! Just use as directed. I've always been very shiny, and have to continuously apply powder throughout the day to keep my makeup looking nice. I bought this product apprehensively, because it's a lot of money to spend if it doesn't work. I'm super glad that I took the risk! Ever since using it, I have found that not only does my makeup look great throughout the day, but it even goes on smoother and more evenly. You do need to use a very small amount, and Pat it on, not rub, in order for it to work right, but once you get the method down, it's easy to do. Also, it has a lovely smell to it. great product, and will definitely buy again!
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from What?? After swatching this in the store and finding that it made by hand super soft, I was excited to try it. However, it went downhill from there. I patted on this primer as the directions stated and waited about 10 minutes before I applied my foundation. Right off the bat it made my face feel really tight but also super soft, so I thought it would be ok. Nope! When I went to apply my foundation nothing would blend out over the top of this primer. Everything became kind of chalky and my foundation was sticking to the primer on some parts of my face. I love Urban Decay so what the heck!?!
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst product I’ve ever bought! Avoid! The lady at the counter really sold this to me she said it was amazing etc so obviously I bought it and went straight home to try it....I was shocked at how bad it really is, when applying it drys too quick so you can not spread it and feels like you have a layer of clay on your face which then makes a horrid base for applying foundation as it doesn’t spread and just gathers in clumps leaving you looking like you have bad dry skin patches! Please do Not waste your money and at £23 I may aswell have just thrown my money in the bin,...not impressed at all as now I have to buy a different one
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do not purchase!!! I bought this product as I have combination to oily skin. i thought that this primer would really help keep shine away and minimise my porse. However it is so horrible!! When I first put the product on my face it was very sticky and I couldn't rub it into my skin properly because of this. It drys very Matt and it feels like you have a layer of a thick mask on your face, which makes it very difficult to blend foundation. foundation just sticks to the primer and you can't blend it, so foundation looks uneven and just STUPID on your skin ... I even tried using a brush and a beauty blender but foundation still sticks to the primer !!!
Date published: 2017-04-04
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