Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur Primer Review

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)

It contains silicones, polymers and silica which are expected of any pore blurring products. I have been struggling with pores ever since and I have tried quite a few pore primers that gradually clogged my pores and caused breakouts and whiteheads. After a while, I discovered that the culprit is dimethicone. However, what’s interesting is, some products with dimethicone irritate my skin while some, do not. For example, Holika Holika Moist Cream with dimethicone broke me out but Jumiso Have A Good Cream did not. After doing some readings, I have come to a conclusion that it is possible that it all depends on formulation of the products. Yes, formulation is a variable here. This could perhaps explain why Product A with, say, salicylic acid works better in treating acne than Product B; also containing salicylic acid but with a different formulation. it is not THE reason but it could be, like I said; a variable.

I first used this primer when I got a sample from a purchase on Hermo and ever since, I have been a loyal user since early 2018 and so far it hasn’t broke me out so yeah, I guess the formulation really suits my skin.

 

Packaging

It comes with a pump which appeals to my liking since it is deemed more sanitary. The pump also dispenses a good amount of product (not too little, not too much) and the bottle is made of plastic so it’s easy for travelling.

Texture

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Creamy lotion-like texture that is lightweight and moisturizing. You can see that it is pink and dewy. I love how blendable it is, giving more room for how much “tone up” you would like to have. It feels a little bit tacky on first application which I love because it makes a really great prep for foundation because in my experience, a hydrated, tacky skin tends to make products adhere better. It smells a bit like baby powder which is pleasant to me but I don’t know about you guys, do you like the smell of baby powder? It is not at all overpowering though.

Experience

In my opinion this is a really great base product. I love the texture and how it helps to even out my skintone and most importantly, how it blurs out my pores. Well my pores are still there of course, unless I have a magic fairy wand to make them all disappear, there’s no way I can rid myself of these big ass pores lol. But there are products that can help minimise the look of them and this primer is definitely one of it. It fills out the pores and smoothens my skin surface. The name ‘Face Blur’ is well justified! My skin definitely looks refined, feels so much smoother, and pores are less visible, and my complexion looks brightened but not at all ashy or like I have just dipped my face in chalk paste or flour something. Besides, I also love that it is also SPF33 so it can help optimise the effects of my sunscreen.

One more thing that I love about this is how it makes my foundation adheres better and lasts longer; specifically my Maybelline Fit Me foundation and Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation that I use for daily occasions. However as compared to Fenty Beauty No Filt’r primer, this one falls second, a close one at that! Used with these two foundation specifically, gives my face a ‘glow’ which is really great for that ‘no makeup’ makeup look.

All in all, for me this is a primer that really does what it claims to do: smoothing, pore hiding, and tone up. This would be great for those with pores concern like me, those who have quite a ‘bumpy’ skin, and for those who are looking for a primer with a non-ashy tone up effect and with a glow. However, if you find that your skin cannot tolerate silicones, polymers or silica, you might want to try the sample and patch test first as this one is not really that cheap. Because this one works out great for me, I think that the price point is definitely worth the formulation and the effects.

YMMV

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Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur SPF33 PA++ 35g

Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur SPF33 PA++ 35g

 

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