A staple of every flawless makeup application? Concealed pores. A good primer is worth it’s weight and gold and not all of them are created equally. A good one should blur pores, extend the wear time of your makeup and keep your face from looking cakey at the very least! But, lets not forget one that is fairly priced because how do you feel right splurging on a product that sits under your makeup?
Makeup Obsessions All A Blur Pore Blurring Primer is exceptional at doing that – blurring all the pores, fine lines, and imperfections! It’s a water-based, fragrance-free formula so there’s no need to worry about it clogging your pores and feeling heavy like most silicone blur primers. It’s affordable and leaves a flawless, poreless base for your makeup or on days when you want to go makeup-free. Spend your money on your foundations and concealer and save with this primer!
The All A Blur primer targets pores and imperfections with a water-based and squalene infused formula. It’s gel-cream texture makes it light-weight and effective without feeling heavy. Some blur primers can feel greasy on the skin like a typical silicone based pore primers but this doesn’t. The fragrance free formula makes it a great option for all skin types, especially those who are sensitive.
This primer is ideal for wear under makeup or for no-makeup days. It blurs pores, fine lines, and imperfections so it’s great on days when you don’t want to wear foundation but still want a little something to perk up your skin. This primer has a matte finish so if you have an oily skin type, you will benefit from this! It’s nondrying and has a cream finish to offer soothing hydration.
Some reviewers call this primer ‘photoshop skin.’ Flawless looking skin in real life is never a bad thing! For a beauty hack, stash this primer in your skincare fridge! This cream-gel, velvety texture feels extra soothing when it’s chilled. Feels high maintenance but it’s a nice, cool treat and your skin will thank you!
- Vegan, cruelty-free and fragrance-free formula.
- Water based formula gives it a light-weight and hydrating texture.
- Can be worn under makeup or on no makeup days. It doesn’t look like you’re wearing anything but it blurs pores and fine lines!
- Matte finish with a velvety, blurring texture.
- Gel-cream consistency is lightweight and effective but won’t clog pores.
- Includes aloe, jojoba oil and squalene for added hydration and smoothness.
- Reviewers say this smells like a typical face moisturizer. It’s not strong or super irritating but it has a light smell.
- The formulation is good for all skin types and shouldn’t cause weird reactions with your foundation.
- Some reviewers felt like after a few hours this primer was no help for their makeup and texture.
- Blur primers work better for some then they do for others! They also work better with some foundations more than others.
- This product is better targeted at blurring pores rather than extending the life of your makeup. If you’re looking for that, pair this primer with a long wearing one.
- Contains dimethicone.
- Can begin to look cakey after hours of wear.
This primer comes in one shade, it’s a creamy white texture that blends in to look like you aren’t wearing anything. It should work for all skin types and skin tones as it does work for a one size fits all model!
Makeup Obsession’s All A Blur Pore Blurring Primer shows us that you do not need to spend a lot of money to get a good primer! Blur primers have a reputation for being heavy and even feeling greasy on the skin and leading to breakouts. This water-based formula with a gel-cream texture has a velvety finish and it lets your skin breathe. It has a matte finish that takes away shine but still suits all skin types.
The nice part about this primer along with the price is how versatile it is! It’s typically worn under foundation for a flawless finish but it can also be worn alone on no makeup days. It blurs fine lines and pores allowing your skin to look like the best version of itself sans full makeup.
Yes! Apply the blur primer in the places you want to blur so usually the t-zone, maybe your forehead and your cheeks. Then, apply the glowy primer to the perimeter of your face. This includes the cheekbones, above your eyebrows, on the high points of your nose and on your chin if you like to highlight that area. Then when it’s time to apply your foundation, you’re blurred the areas with texture and have highlighted the high points of your face.
You can do this with any sort of primers you like! Mixing primers allows you to create your own personalized cocktail that checks the box on everything you’re looking for!
Pores are tough because you can’t get rid of them and you can’t make them smaller! You can just minimize their appearance which sounds like the same thing, right? Incorporating a niacinamide serum into your routine does wonders for minimizing pores. Along with that when you do your makeup, apply a blur primer in places where your pores are most noticeable. Usually that’s around the cheeks and nose area.
You also want to wear makeup that won’t accentuate your pores. A matte or dewy foundation should be fine, choose based on preference and what works for your skin. But, find a good powder that can blur the skin and keep your face from getting oily which will emphasize pores. Another big thing is to stay away from overly shimmery and glittery blushes, bronzers and highlighters. A matte blush with a soft glow is much more flattering on the skin and does not emphasize pores like a formula with glitter would.
If you feel like primer is thick and clogs your pores you have to double cleanse. Start with a cleansing balm or oil and massage it into your skin to break down the product and makeup. Then when all your makeup is removed, go in with a water based soap to cleanse all the leftover makeup and dirt. This will help to make sure your skin is getting a good cleansing and is free of any leftover makeup or primer that could be clogging your pores.
Remember you should wear sunscreen under your primer and the combo of the two, if not removed correctly may clog your pores. So, definitely double cleanse with an oil and water based cleanser to remove the SPF, primer and foundation.