Today I'm going to do a review on Garnier's new primer, the 5 Second Perfect Blur £12.99 for 30ml exclusively at Boots.
What it Claims:
To reduce the appearance of:
- Open Pores
- Perfect for base for makeup
How to Apply:
- Shake tube vigorously
- Apply after your moisturiser
- Gently smooth into skin
How it Works:
The formula is enriched with optical light reflectors which diffuse light in all directions making any imperfection appear reduced. Skin looks immediately perfected and silky smooth.
Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica [Nano] / Silica, Isododecane, Aluminium Hydroxide, CI77491 / IIron Oxydes, CI77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate
To start off I found it to be bit of a pain to get it out of the tube, the formula is so light it can sort of spatter out, like when your down to your last dregs of moisturiser, either resulting in too much or too little of the product.
The first few time I used this product I would use a teeny tiny amount because I didn't want to waste it and I found it just wasn't enough. So I found being a bit more liberal with the product gave me the coverage I was after.
Comes out a light pink colour
On application this stuff is a dream. It feels so light and soft on your skin. The texture is a little greasy as you smooth it in but doesn't it stay that way. Immediately I saw a difference. Not in a "Mind-blowing-my-gosh-my-face-is-baby-skin-perfect" way, more of a "My-pores-do-look-a-little-better-but-not-quite-perfect" kind of way. I did notice a subtle lightening effect on the skin leaving a slight glow, which I have to say is pretty nice!
As a makeup base its pretty awesome. Foundation glides on and looks soft and glowy.
Now I suffer with pretty oily skin and I found this product to give me a solid 4-5 hours of oil free bliss! Perfect if you have a dinner date, or event and you want to keep your makeup matte and in one place. The package say's you can also use it over your makeup as a touch up. Which I admit I have not done, but I'm sure it would work well.
For me Garnier 5 Second Blur isn't an everyday primer simply in my opinion its a bit pricey for the amount your getting and even though the package says you get 30ml of product I'm not so sure you do as its not a lotion more of a light mousse. All in all I'd say this was a decent product and worth giving a go :)
Unfortunately I have large visible pores :(
Pores appear smoother and skin brighter
Pores look even better under foundation.
I'm wearing B. Naked in no.020 Rose Ivory
*Review to come*
Hope this helps! :)