The primer dries to an almost-unnervingly smooth, silicone finish. I find this to be both amazing (whoa! It gives me perfect skin!) and a bit freakish (whoaaa it makes my skin unreal!). I would re-buy.
I previously reviewed the tinted Blur Powder from Innisfree’s No-Sebum Blur line. While dropping by Innisfree to buy my usual Mineral Powder, I gave in to the temptation to try the Blur Primer. I was impressed when I tested it out, so I bought it!!
I can no longer find the clear, untinted Mineral Primer on Innisfree’s website, and it wasn’t in the stores, either. I guess Amore Pacific has discontinued it. That’s unfortunate, because not everyone’s skin color will match up with the Blur Primer’s tint.
I never did get to try the Mineral Primer. So I’m going to compare the Blur Primer against another tint-free silicone primer: The Face Shop’s Face It Velvet Skin Primer.
The Face Shop’s primer is my mother’s HG. I’ve never used it; I just, uh, “borrowed” it for this review.
Innisfree’s Blur primer is packaged in a squeeze tube, and the plastic material used is flexible. I hate it when squeeze tubes are stiff – I’m looking at you, Etude House Rosy Tint Lips.
It was like an arm workout, just to get the lip tint out! (Maybe I’m just weak…)
Anyway! I think I’ll be able to squeeze out almost every last drop from Innisfree’s tube. I’ll probably cut it open when I can’t squeeze out any more, and scoop out the remains.
There is no safety seal. The box doesn’t have any sort of seal or sticker, and neither does the tube.
In terms of scent, it smells slightly minty. It’s the same scent as the rest of the No-Sebum line, both Mineral and Blur.
This is supposed to fill up your pores and give you a silky-smooth, poreless finish! According to Innisfree, this could be you:
Whoa! Really? Are they exaggerating or are they for real? Well, I tried it out for a week and here are my results.
About the tint on the primer … it happens to blend in with my skin color, and is a “my skin but better” look. I look like I’ve been tastefully photoshopped!
The primer comes out of the squeeze tube in a kind of dry, silicone-y way. Which should come as no surprise, but I found it to be not as liquid-y as The Face Shop’s Face It Velvet Skin Primer. The Face Shop’s spreads a lot further, of course, because it’s more liquidy. This could be a good or bad thing: more silicone / less water in Innisfree, but more spreadable for The Face Shop.
And here’s a comparison of the product on my hand, and after it was spread out.
I applied the primer onto my skin. It’s a light beige that’ll fit a wide spectrum of skin tones. It may not work for skin that is really pale, or really dark. I’m not sure, because I’ve only tested it out on my own skin.
Only partially blended in.
Fully blended in! Pores are gone, skin is smooth!
And now, the face.
Here’s my face without makeup.
Add primer! Innisfree’s Blur Primer is on the left, and The Face Shop’s clear primer is on the right.
After spreading it out with my fingers. I think the side with Innisfree’s primer looks better – more airbrushed and poreless. But that shouldn’t come as a surprise. Innisfree’s primer is tinted, after all. They should both be filling up the pores at this point, but Innisfree’s does an extra step of blending in with color. Both primers dry to a smooth, dry, silicone finish.
Nobody actually uses primer on its own – or do they? I wouldn’t. So, I added my BB cream on top (Missha M Perfect BB cream, #23).
I could also see some little white flecks on The Face Shop’s side. None on Innisfree’s side. How? I don’t know.
Here’s a close-up of my nose. On the right-hand side, you can see the little white flecks. In this case, Innisfree’s primer wins for not having the white flecks.
A close-up of the side with The Face Shop. It does a good job with covering the pores on my nose, but not with the bigger ones on my cheek. Now I’m starting to wonder why this is my mother’s HG.
Another view of the side with The Face Shop.
A close-up of the side with Innisfree. Even the bigger pores on my cheek are covered up.
Another view of the side with Innisfree.
Would I re-buy? Yeah, it’s pretty awesome. I added on my BB cream and matte powder, and stayed grease-free all day. However, please note that it is not hot and humid in Korea yet – it’s still cool spring days, with occasional heat.
Korean: 이니스프리 노세범 블러 프라이머
English: Innisfree No-Sebum Blur Primer
Retail Price: 10,000 won
Amount: 25 mL
Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, dimethicone / vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, cyclohexasiloxane, silica, polymethylsilsesquioxane, mica, dimethicone/PEG-10/15 crosspolymer, titanium dioxide, polymethyl methacrylate, yellow oxide of iron, red oxide of iron, mineral salts, mint (Mentha arvensis) leaf extract, black oxide of iron, purified water, triethoxycaprylylsilane, propanediol, green tea (Camellia sinensis) leaf extract, satsuma orange (Citrus unshiu) peel extract, prickly pear cactus (Opuntia coccinellifera) extract, orchid extract, Japanese camellia (Camellia japonica) leaf extract, Japanese persimmon (Diospyros kaki) fruit extract, 1,2-hexanediol, fragrance.
Brand page: innisfree.co.kr
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