Urban Decay Optical Illusion Complexion Primer

Urban Decay Optical Illusion Complexion Primer


I have been trying out this new primer from Urban Decay for the past few weeks, and I am honestly still unsure exactly how I feel about it.

This primer is supposed to be blurring and smoothing, which I am always drawn too because of my pores. The consistency is a lot thicker than most pore filling primers I own, making this feel very heavy on the skin. While yes it does blur my pores, it can also pill up under foundation because of how thick and silicone-feeling it is. It can be a bit hard to blend in because of the texture, so you really have to work it in. All that being said, it does a fantastic job of keeping my makeup in place all day. It really grabs foundation and powders so they don’t fade patchy at all.

Because of how thick this primer is, I don’t suggest it for anyone with skin/pores that get congested and clogged easily. This doesn’t do much for my shininess, but it doesn’t break up when my skin gets oily throughout the day.



This is a pretty average price for 1 oz of mid end primer. I doubt I will be repurchasing this when I run out though because I have a lot of primers for the same price or less that I prefer.

Let me know your favorite foundation primer!

Glowingly yours,



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