skip to main content
ULTA
  • Home
  • / Makeup
  • / Face
  • / Face Primer
  • / Optical Illusion Complexion Primer
Urban Decay CosmeticsOptical Illusion Complexion Primer

Urban Decay Cosmetics

Optical Illusion Complexion Primer

0.95 Item 2502530

Find in Store-

Ready for your most perfected-looking skin? Instantly blur flaws and smooth out your skin with Optical Illusion Complexion Primer by Urban Decay. This 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)! UD's 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 clear bottle with a metallized gunmetal cap and base. UD 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.

Lock in any look for up to 16 hours with Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray.
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 UD's Quick Fix Complexion Prep Priming Spray and apply 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, 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, Sodium Olivoyl Glutamate, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491 / Iron Oxides.

Details+

How to Use+

Ingredients+

Shipping & Coupon Restrictions+

Reviews

Product Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Urban Decay CosmeticsOptical Illusion Complexion Primer
 
4.5

(based on 376 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (299)
  • Smooth (295)
  • Lightweight (239)
  • Long lasting (232)
  • Blends well (231)

Cons

  • Heavy (23)
  • Doesn't work (16)
  • Causes breakouts (11)
  • Doesn't stay on (11)
  • Difficult to apply (9)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (230)
  • All skin types (161)
  • Going out (112)
  • Sensitive skin (84)
  • Travel (54)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (141), Classic style (115), Trendy style (63)

Reviewed by 376 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

Holy. Grail. Never stop making this!!

By Jess Bbbbbb

from Ohio

About Me Classic Style

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Easy To Take-off
  • Good for my oily skin
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • Travel

    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

    I love how velvety smooth this applies and makes my skin!! I use it under my BareMinerals powder foundation and my Glossier Wowder. I've worn it for a few weeks with no breakouts and I've worn it for 12+ hours, and it kept me looking fresh with no coverage loss, and no foundation breakup! Wow!

     
    1.0

    Absolutely horrible

    By Jen

    from Chino

    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

    I was excited to use this but I used it the first time and it dried on my face and it looked like I rubbed chalk all over my face then I read on how to apply it and it left my finger prints on my face and still looked chalky then I applied it with a brush even WORSE it was streaky and chalky again. There is no way I could get it to work for me so I took the L. I don't have the receipt can I still return it after buying it a long time ago please help!?!?!?

     
    3.0

    Good Product

    By Ash

    from Jenks, OK

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Natural Looking
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

      This is a good product.

       
      4.0

      Effective

      By Kbei

      from Washington DC

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Natural Looking
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Going Out
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

        Visibly blurs skin and creates a more uniform tone. I have a lot of redness and large pores and it covers pretty well. However, the coverage is not flawless - but pores are definitely less noticable. The product has a peachy or salmon color, so it may give a white or gray cast on deeper skintones.

         
        1.0

        Hated it!

        By Sammie Sam

        from Kinston AL

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Smooth

        Cons

        • Causes Breakouts
        • Clumps up on face!
        • Clumpy
        • Doesn't Stay On
        • Ineffective
        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

          Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

          Cute bottle and smells great! I was so excited to use it! Then I used it, it keep balling up on my face no matter how I apply it! So disappointed!

           
          5.0

          Can't believe my eyes!

          By Ana

          from Palm Springs, CA

          Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

          I never ever write reviews for anything, but this is the best primer ever for oily skin! I've tried many brands, but this is the best one to control the oil on my face. It also feels really soft and it truly makes your pores look smaller! And i have big pores and scars from acne... this is my holy grail!

           
          5.0

          New Holy Grail Primer

          By nr1230

          from Georgia

          About Me Classic Style

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Long Lasting
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Combination Skin
            • Everyday
            • Pore Minimizing

            Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

            A couple of months ago I needed to pick up a travel-size bottle of UD's All Nighter Setting spray for an upcoming trip. My Ulta store was out of stock, so I had to buy a gift set with the travel spray and a travel bottle of Optical Illusion primer. I put the primer in my makeup drawer and forgot about it, until a week ago when I ran out of my usual primer. Why didn't I try this amazing product sooner? It blurs pores beautifully, controls T-zone oil, and works well with all of my foundations (unlike my old favorite). It's also not too thick for my taste. I put a little on my fingers and press them together to warm up the primer a bit and it goes on effortlessly. Makes even light-medium coverage foundation last all day.

             
            5.0

            Love this. I'll buy it for ever.

            By Brandy

            from El Paso, TX

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday

              Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

              Love this. Have to use it every time I put on my makeup.

               
              5.0

              Great primer

              By Jaz

              from Ventura,CA

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Natural Looking
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

                  This product is great and it helps with covering my smile lines.

                   
                  5.0

                  So soft not greasy perfect i even use it as foundation itsel

                  By Julie

                  from Miami Fl

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Good Pigmentation
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Natural Looking
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Optical Illusion Complexion Primer:

                      Special ocassion not everyday

                      Displaying reviews 1-10

                      Back to top

                      Previous | Next »