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 116.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ace!!! This primer is brilliant. I’ve always had issues with shine and have tried other primer’s and the shine still came through, this product has really helped eliminate the shine. Only needed to powder my nose once!! Didn’t need to use any face powder anywhere else. Excellent primer.
Date published: 2020-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Those giving it 1* aren’t applying it correctly! This is and will be the only primer I ever use! I have extremely oily skin and in the past my makeup felt like it could just slide right off my face after just a few hours of wear! My first time using this primer, yes I had white streaks on my face where too much of the primer had built up. But the trick to getting the most out of this primer is to just use a little at a time and apply with a damp beauty blender or sponge! I will pump a little of the primer on the back of my left hand and take the damp sponge and swipe up just a little primer at a time and spread it all over my face with smooth long strokes, not dabs, a little goes a long way I really only use two small pumps. Then I let it dry for a couple of minutes and proceed with my foundation. Please, if you have oily skin or trouble keeping your makeup looking fresh all day, give this a shot and apply the way I’m suggesting! Not just with your fingers, etc! Sincerely, licensed cosmetologist/makeup artist
Date published: 2020-01-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst. Primer. EVER. By far the worst primer in the entire world. Very sticky when wet and once it dries, it leaves your face cakey, filmy, dry, flaky, white, and tight. If you smile or move your face at all, it cracks. Does not blend at all. I tired a few times, using different amounts of the primer and mixing with moisturizer and/or foundation. Nothing works. After attempting many times to get it to work for me, I threw it in the trash. Complete waste of money.
Date published: 2020-01-04
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 1 out of 5 by from Did not have good luck. This is the worst primer I’ve tried. I had high hopes for it. I thought it was just me and have tried changing my serum and moisturizer in case that was affecting the product, but after reading some others reviews I see it’s not just me. When I use this product it was very streaky and left white film all over my face, my foundation looked very Cakey and patchy And I could not get it to blend at all. I had slightly better results when rubbing moisturizer into the foundation but I have very oily skin so that didn’t work out well. The product also balled up in little pieces all over my face. For its price I expected it to be a lot better than this
Date published: 2019-12-03
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
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