Tuesday, 10 January 2017

BEAUTY | the body shop all-in-one instablur™

In The Body Shop's own words - "this shine-controlling, blemish-hiding, pore concealing, complexion-perfector delivers picture-perfect skin, every time. Complete with 5 skin-enhancing beauty benefits and Community Trade marula oil, apply Instablur™ as a perfecting base before foundation or wear alone to blur imperfections and mattify the skin. Instablur™ is sure to be your secret (beauty) weapon." It says it has 12 hour shine control, a weightless feels and helps to mattify the skin and smooth/even the skin. Having troublesome skin, as I am sure you will all know by now, I struggle to find primers that do not dry my skin out. For a long time, my holy grail product was POREfessional™ by Benefit - I would apply a moisturiser and then the primer on my problem area, mainly around my nose. Having moved to a store opposite a Body Shop I had already good things about this product so thought I would give it a try as an alternative to the POREfessional™. As there is roughly a £10 difference I thought it couldn't hurt. And I was not disappointed. Lets break it down - 

  • Face Protector - my skin has so far not been affected by the heat and the cold.
  • 12hr shine control - I don't feel the need to touch up my face during my working day.
  • Weightless feel - it feels as if nothing is on my skin.
  • Blurs pores - it doesn't clog my pores and is easily removed.
  • Mattifies - it mattifies my oily spots but doesn't dry out my dry spots.
  • Smooths and evens the appearance of skin tone - my acne scars are smoothened ready for foundation.
  • Extends wear of make-up - I apply my makeup at 6am and it is still on at 10pm.

Instablur™ has definitely become a game-changing product for me. I wash my face in the morning with Tea Tree face wash and a scrub to ensure I am fresh faced for the day, and now I do not feel the need to moisturise in the morning due to this product, I only moisturise at night now. I tend to apply this on and around my nose and then over my acne scarring to even my skin tone, and then I am ready to apply my foundation and concealer. This product is my new holy grail and I cannot think of another product I could do without. I applied foundation one day without it because I ran out and didnt get any, and the difference in my makeup and the application was staggering. Not only does it make your makeup stay for hours on end, but makeup also applies more evenly. I have applied my makeup with a Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge for a few years now, and even using the same technique of a damp beauty sponge it still helps to prevent streaking and patchiness.

If you are thinking of changing one thing in your beauty regime to help your skin quality improve and your makeup stay all. day. long. then I would recommend this to anyone. I have dry and oily skin and this works perfectly on both sections on my face. Like most people, the areas around my nose can get very very dry and this product does not dry them out even more. You can buy it online here or visit your local store, and watch you makeup game change forever. 

The Body Shop UK

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