Saturday, 23 September 2017

Guerlain Blurring Active Base Primer Review

My long term love affair with glorious Guerlain began with La Petite Robe Noire, and hasn't stopped since. The new KissKiss Matte lipsticks are absolutely wonderful, and their newest liquid lipstick offering is by far my favourite liquid lipstick I've ever used. The internet lost its collective marbles over the ultra-luxe L'Or Primer a while ago, and I can see the oilier-skinned among us having a similar reaction to this - the Blurring Active Base.

There's very little blurb about this on the internet so far. Ok, so it's not in the same sensational glass bottle nor sprinkled with suspended gold flecks like it's fancy big sister, but I'm a huge fan of the simple, easy to use (and store/travel with) squeezy tube.

This is billed as a mattifying, pore minimizing, blurring face primer. And guess what? It works. Really well.

I took a gross close-up shot of my ultra-dry hands. On the left there's no primer - and some pretty obvious texture. On the right, you can see the skin is visibly smoothed - thanks to this little beauty. This is a silicone-type primer, and does feel like a very light silicone layer initially on the skin, but if you aren't a fan of that feeling, this may be a skip for you. This really does the blurring thing beautifully - I can see this becoming a wedding makeup artist's favourite. It is moderately mattifying, but in a modern way, without making products look powdery or skin look dry.

The scent is light, floral, and immediately noticeable - but it will dissipate quickly and isn't noticeable at all after about five minutes. The Blurring Active Base extends my makeup wear by a couple of hours, and doesn't cause any weird breaking up or pilling on my skin. I've used it with various different foundations, with good results across the board.

Some links above are affiliate links. All products mentioned bought with my own money.

1 comment

  1. I can definitely see the difference on your hand! Sounds fab! xx



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