Hi ladies, I’m back after a bit of a break! We went on a 2 day camping trip this past weekend and while it was a lot of fun, I have been catching up on housework/grocery shopping and laundry in my days since returning.
So, today I am so excited to review a brand NEW product from The Body Shop’s makeup line. The InstaBlur 5-Action Perfector! It is currently available as an online exclusive, but the official launch date is August 25th.
This face perfector claims to have 5 instant results/benefits:
– 12 hr Shine Control
– Reduces appearance of pores
– Blemish hiding
– Complexion unifying
– Make-up Extending
“This all-new face perfector blurs imperfections, giving you flawless photo-perfect skin in an instant! With Community Fair Trade marula oil. Gently smooth onto face. Use alone for a mattified make-up free look, or as a perfecting base before make-up.”
This is a clear silicone based primer that spreads on very smooth and almost feels like rubbing silk onto your skin. I have been using this for about a week and for me it lives up to it’s claims.
I have large pores especially around my nose and cheeks, so that is where I have been using this. (I don’t put this around my chin because silicones tend to make me break out there.) When I smooth it on, my pores become less noticeable and my skin feels much more matte and smooth. My makeup defiantly glides on easier and lasts longer through the hot summer days. (I don’t recommend using a beauty blender to apply your makeup when wearing this underneath, for some reason it didn’t stick good for me.) As far as hiding blemishes, it is clear so it doesn’t HIDE them per say, however, it does make my makeup apply better over them!
Here is an extreme close up before & after and you can see how it blurred the appearance of the larger pores around my nose and mattified my oily areas.
Finished look under makeup:
I am really enjoying this new primer from The Body Shop and it has been a blessing for me during these hot days! If you want to take your make-up to the “next level”, do yourself a favor and try this! 🙂 It’s $22 for .84 oz but if you have a “Love Your Body” Rewards Card you get 10% off! (Plus a $10 gift card on your birthday!)
Do you use face primers? If so, are you interested in trying this one?
Thanks so much for stopping by! XOXO, Kristina
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