The Body Shop All-In-One Instablur Review
Here's a review on The Body Shop All-In-One Instablur.
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Other Locations: Available in all The Body Shop stores
Thank God for technology, you can look flawless, smooth, poreless, and even blue, green, or vintage-y with the help of a filter. It used to be fun, but now, most people see it as an alternate world, a much acceptable form of Photoshop, and worse, an excuse to neglect good skin care habits. If you plan to live on Instagram and not show up to your friends and family, I guess that would be fine, but hey, we're real people and we need real solutions. Got bad skin? Treat it. Forming a good habit will do you more good in the long run than excessive photo filtering.
The road to great skin is a long process, but it doesn't mean that you can't be confident with your current skin now-this is why there's makeup to help you in the meantime, and The Body Shop is offering a much better alternative to photo filters through Instablur.
THE BODY SHOP ALL-IN-ONE INSTABLUR IN DETAIL
Instablur is a 5-in-one primer that smoothes skin's texture, prolongs makeup, covers up pores, controls shine, and conditions skin. It comes in one universal shade.
Methinks this is the new and improved version of The Body Shop's Matte It Lip and Face Primer, one of my favorite primers. However, you can't use this product on the lips!
More about this product after the cut!
Texture is velvety and powdery smooth, translucent, and a dollop covers up a good amount of skin. It's got polymers and silicones so stay away if you tend to break out from these ingredients, but the good news is it's fragrance- free and doesn't make my face feel irritatingly matte and dry!
It has a chalky consistency so you need to blend it out for a while to get an even payoff. Despite the thick- looking texture, it feels absolutely weightless and mattifies my skin instantly-it also provides a very nice and smooth base for perfect foundation application. I noticed that it tends to react to alcohol or salicylic acid- based toners though-just thought you'd like to know!
Sometimes, my new camera can be so unforgiving. LOL! :D
One layer of Instablur
Notice that my skin looked smoother, more matte, and the appearance of blackheads have been minimized-it also improves the coverage of liquid bases too.
Here's a zoomed out view. This is me, wearing Instablur under my makeup. I used a sheer base to show everyone that this product can make the skin look decent in photos-no filter needed!
It works well with any type of base and can control oil for up to 4 hours, but I saw a slight decrease in my makeup's coverage by the 5th hour. If you have very oily skin, wear it with long- wearing makeup.
Instablur is more a skin smoothing product just like Benefit's The Porefessional. What I like about it is it enhances my skin in pictures, but I still look like ME in the end. My issues would be the price and I wish it had their old primer's awesome makeup- retaining power. Nonetheless, this is a good product to try if you're looking for a product that will make your skin look smoother and more plump.
THE BODY SHOP ALL-IN-ONE INSTABLUR RATING
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