Beauty Corner: Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur

A lot of us makeup-lovers are always on the prowl for a good primer that will help make makeup look flawless and skin look fresh. The Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur primer is a good bet to help create a flawless finish. Let’s look at how well it works!

Packaging

When the Face Blur arrives, it’s packaged in a cute pink box. The bottle itself is also stereotypically girly and baby pink, making it a visually appealing product. It is well-sealed with a manufacturing date listed on the bottle. The pump is sturdy and distributes an even product amount each time. The bottle, pump, and cap are made from a solid, recyclable plastic.

Ingredients

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Zinc Oxide (Ci 77947), Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Glycerin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Magnesium Sulfate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Tribehenin, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Isostearate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium Edta, Fragrance(Parfum), Phenoxyethanol, Mica (Ci 77019), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491)

Use

After cleansing and moisturizing, pump a dime-sized amount of the product onto your fingertips and massage onto skin. Do not rub the product into your pores as it’s supposed to sit on top of skin to even out redness and imperfections. Make sure the product isn’t moist following application. You can wear the product alone or with a cushion makeup for the best results. Liquid makeup from a tube doesn’t look as good and will appear flaky, but cushion makeup doesn’t.

Impressions

The Face Blur does exactly like it says: It smooths skin and evens out skin tone nicely. Because the primer is pink, it does look nice on different skin tones as it provides a dewy look that perks skin up. On my pale skin, I had the appearance of less-red skin and dark spots weren’t as pronounced. Of course, Face Blur isn’t perfect and doesn’t erase all perfections like dark acne scars or dark circles underneath the eyes, but it does an amazing job at making skin look fresh and less tired.

While it does essentially “blur” away some imperfections, the product is sheer and doesn’t feel like a mask. What I liked is that it didn’t settle into creases and pores, so it earns some bonus points there.

What may be off-putting to some is the product’s scent. It smells like Cabbage Patch dolls. It’s fresh, but can be overpowering at first. Luckily, the scent does not last all day, so it won’t be irritating or noticeable within a few minutes of application.

I liked how it didn’t absorb into pores. The primer sits on top of skin and makes it look like a smooth canvas. When cushion makeup is applied on top of the primer, the canvas looks complete, smooth, and flawless. There is a light, second skin feeling that doesn’t feel like a mask, so it really is like you’re putting your best face forward. However, with other liquid foundation (for example, I use Kat Von D’s tattoo foundation), the results aren’t as perfect because the foundation may be too heavy. With powdered foundation, I did have some cakey issues, but that could be due to not letting the primer dry well enough. But, I do find cushion foundation works best.

As for how long the flawless appearance last, I did wear my “face” from about 10am to 7pm with minimal wear and tear, so it does seem to last a while. Of course, it is winter and colder temps doesn’t break down makeup as much as spring and summer temperatures do, so when it gets warmer, the appearance may not last as long.

Overall

Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur is a good product that does what it says. It has staying power and smooths skin well to create a nice canvas. It earns a 4.5/5.

 

Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur can be purchased for $15 on Memebox or $13 on Amazon.

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