Beauty blurring cream and potions are the easiest way to hide skin imperfections, and all skins can benefit!
What are beauty blurs?
Any serum or creamy primer with light-deflecting particles, maybe a little silicone or a touch of powder that temporarily fill lines and pores, counts as a beauty blur. These ‘last stage’ skincare makeup hybrids are guaranteed to smooth away tiredness every time. Best of all, it doesn’t matter what age you are, or what condition your skin may be, we can all benefit.
For the best application
Apply to clean skin that’s maybe been prepped with a little serum or oil first. My dry skin definitely needs this for a younger dewier look under any primer. Then either wear alone, mix it into your foundation (on the back of your hand), or add it over the top of’ your base.
Your morning routine just got a whole lot easier and the end result looks more professional too…
BEAUTY BLURS …CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT
THE GOLDEN TOUCH Possibly the most luxurious way to dimish flaws, tiny flecks of gold in YSL Touche Éclat Blur Primer, makes this serum-in-oil texture super-flattering as it creates velvety, glowy lit-from-within (by gold) skin. Nice mixed with liquid foundation or worn alone.
THE OIL CONTROLLER Inspired by those skin perfecting filters and apps on our phone, Shiseido Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother is a little Insta-beauty, blurring, filtering and smoothing in one, to create photogenic skin. Velvety soft, this absorbs oil well and sits great under foundation.
THE PRIMER POTION Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water, is silicone, alcohol and oil-free, goes over the top of moisturiser to create a great base, or over foundation as a setting spray to refresh.
THE BLUR BOSS Think Spanx for your skin! Suqqu Refining Primer, uses ‘veil net’ technology that works similar magic on skin to help minimize fines lines around the mouth, sides of the nose and between the brows. Varying shaped gel particles are guaranteed to fill and perfect every eventuality. Love it.
THE PORE PERFECTOR A handbag must for midday emergencies, Nars Pore & Shine Control Primer instantly controls shine while smoothing flaws thanks to soft focus powders and peptides. Part of a new collection of primers, I love the Radiance Primer too: it barely ever leaves my bag!
THE TREATMENT PRIMER This multi-purpose Estee Lauder Double Wear 3 Minute Priming Moisture Mask is an oil-free primer-in-mask formula (such a mouthful). With cooling algae and cucumber to calm, soothe and brighten, it’s great before a date or wedding.
THE POWDER ERASER You may already know I hate face powder (more to come I assure you) but for an oily patch, nothing beats it. Look for a super-fine, whiter-than-white, transparent powder, such as this Beauty Pie One Powder Wonder, £26 or member’s price £3.68. This is so finely milled it allows you to touch up many times throughout the day without caking. Blend well and the white vanishes regardless of your skin tone.
THE BODY BLUR I may need a bigger bottle! The delicious looking Vita Liberata Body Blur Instant HD Skin Finish, now comes in a Mocha for darker skin tones for a more flawless healthy gleam when buffed into arms, legs or collarbone.
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Photography by Iain Philpott, Styling JO GB