I think the most accomplished feeling is when I actually finish a product because this seems to happen so rarely. I either hate the product or see something new and with the hype of said new product, drop the one I’m using and purchase it. Does this happen to anyone else or am I just too ADD when it comes to sticking with my make-up?
Well anyways, I have finally finished The Body Shop INSTABLUR face primer and am here to let you in on my thoughts. I have acne-prone, combination skin (oily around the T-zone).
The Body Shop Claims:
- Shine Controlling 12h
- Reduces appearance of pores
- Blemish Hiding
- Complexion Unifying
- Make-up Extending
When trying this product on my face, the texture was the first thing that struck me. It left my face feeling extremely smooth and soft. INSTABLUR matted my face without making it look dull and kept the matte appearance until I washed my face at night (total make-up time: about 14 hours). It also made my make-up look fresh all day, which is something I struggle to achieve since my skin tends to get oily early to mid-afternoon.
My pores aren’t naturally large, so I did not see a dramatic change in their size while using this primer. When I did have blemishes on my face, I also didn’t notice any coverage on my acne. However, the product is a white-to-clear color, so I didn’t really expect it to cover any blemishes. While it didn’t cover any of my acne, the “BLUR” aspect of the name did to live up to what I was hoping. When smoothed into my face, I could see a slight evening of my complexion, although I still felt the need to apply a BB cream (I use The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB cream and will be happy to write a review on that!).
Overall, I WILL buy this product again and again. So far, this has surpassed all other face primers that I have previously tried