Top 4 Blur Creams: What Are They, And Do You Need Them?
Mon, 17 February 2014 3:00PM
Move over CC cream, there’s a new beauty trend in town. Meet Blur, the new wonder product taking the beauty world – and your face – by storm.
Sounds cool, tell me more…
You know the old Vaseline on the camera lens trick? Well it’s kinda like that. Blur is a type of makeup product that uses high tech ingredients and smart particles to cleverly reflect light and ‘blur’ your skin, which disguises fine lines and pores, helps to even out your skin tone and acts like an Instagram filter for your face.
How do I use it?
Blurring products are applied topically to your mug before or after makeup, depending on the formula. In some cases they can replace your primer, but in other cases they work better when used in conjunction with primer – again, it depends on the product.
So should I bother trying it?
Yes, if you find that primer and foundation alone aren’t cutting it when it comes to disguising fine lines, pores and uneven skin tone. Just remember this is purely a makeup product and not a skincare product; so while it will temporarily improve your appearance, the effect won’t last. You need to invest in a solid skincare regimen if you want to see long-term improvement in the health of your skin.
What products should I try?
1. Indeed Laboratories Nanoblur, $29.99, from Priceline.com.au
This was one of the first Blur products to hit the market, and should be applied on top of your foundation. Nanoblur combines millions of micro-prisms that give your skin an airbrushed effect.
2. Lancôme Visionnaire 1 Minute Blur, $60, from Lancome.com.au
This one’s all about smoothing out your skin as well as improving skin tone and irregularities. Applied before primer and foundation, it helps correct uneven skin texture and skin tone, enlarged pores, and wrinkles.
3. Garnier Perfect Blur Smoothing Base Perfector, $16.95, from pharmacies
This clever product can be used as a primer as well as a blurring skin perfector, as it helps to fill in fine lines and pores and well as even out skin tone and texture. It’s formulated with a high concentration of powerful light reflectors that disguise all your pesky problem spots.
4. L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Magic Blur Instant Skin Smoother, $24.95, from pharmacies
This bad boy hits shelves in a couple of weeks, and we’re awaiting this launch with baited breath because the product trials achieved some pretty impressive results – 92% of women said their skin had a perfect matte finish.
Have you tried a blurring product?
What did you think?