Faking Great Skin: Etude House Face Blur
One of the challenges of wearing makeup is how to keep it looking fresh all day. Extreme weather conditions always bring out the worst in my skin. Putting on primer under surely helps me cope while still looking my best & always ready for that close-up. Here's my experience with the Etude House Face Blur. read more
I've always loved makeup. As soon as I was allowed to wear makeup, I would always look forward to "putting my face on"every day. For as long as I can remember, I always looked forward to putting on foundation, eyebrows, blush & lip makeup before I go to work or need to go out for errands. Special occasions are always a big event for me. I get excited at the idea of getting dolled up. There's a reason why I enjoy putting on makeup. During my teen years, I had a horrible bout with acne for several years and it has left reddish post hyperpigmentation scars which I always needed to cover. Makeup allowed me to "fake" beautiful skin. It gave me the confidence to do what I have to do spite of my imperfections. Over the years I have found a few foundations & pressed powders that I have considered to be my go-to products. Until recently, I have yet to find a makeup base or primer that I can consider an indispensable piece of my makeup kit. Then I came across Etude House Face Blur.
For me, applying primer was another unnecessary step that would only add to my already lengthy beauty regimen. That is until I was able to experience how having a primer under my makeup would extend the wear of my foundation.
One of the challenges of wearing makeup is how to keep it looking fresh all day. Extreme weather conditions always bring out the worst in my skin. Putting on primer under surely helps me cope while still looking my best & always ready for that close-up. Here's my experience with the Etude House Face Blur.
- What's in it: The Etude House primer contains: Baby Pixel Powder(also known as called as Blur Powder), Cover powder & Airy Skin powder. These are exclusive to the Etude House Face Blur. The baby pixel powder is made of superfine particles that smoothen the skin by covering lumps, bumps & other imperfections. Cover Powder conceals imperfections by diffusing reflection, making blemishes seem less obvious. The Airy Skin Powder ensures light and comfortable wear all day. It contains SPF33 to protect your skin from the harmful UVA & UVB rays of the sun.
- What's NOT in it: Unlike other face bases or primers, the Etude House Face Blur has none of the awful stuff like silicone gel, sulfates, talc, formaldehyde, triclosan, mineral oil and others. These components reportedly irritate the skin, clog pores & cause breakouts among other things. Etude House makes sure that only the good stuff goes into each bottle of the Etude House Face Blur.
- It Claims to: The Etude House Face Blur promises to minimize pores, reduce the appearance of blemishes, freckles & scars & brighten your skin. It claims to have a "blurring" effect on the skin so it looks smoother and more refined. To control oil, it does not mattify like other primers do. Most of the time, mattifying primers make your skin appear dull and flat. Rather, the Etude House Face Blur diffuses glare to create even-toned skin that appears to glow. Ultimately, it claimed to make your look stay 'camera ready'. It all sounded too good to be true to me until I tried it for myself.=)
- Packaging, Texture & Product experience: After putting on the primer, I applied my liquid foundation and set it with powder as usual. It was a warm summer day and it was a great day to test the staying power of the Etude House Face Blur. I was out the whole day because I was running a lot of errands. It was so hot that I broke out a sweat several times a day. Once in a while I would check if my makeup needed touching up but to my surprise, I was glowing! It was easy to refresh my makeup. All I needed were a few gentle blots of tissue to wick away the sweat and excess oil. As my makeup blended with my natural oils, it became like a second skin and exuded a pretty glow. The only time I touched up with powder was towards the end of the day when I had to meet a friend for dinner and needed to look fresh again. Did it help my makeup stay 'camera ready'? Well, it did 'blur' my imperfections and kept oil at bay. I touched up only once, which is very rare for me.
I'm so glad that I found the Etude House Face Blur. They say "fake it till you make it", this primer helped me do just that with my skin. I highly recommended it!Shop the Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur Now