Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Beauty review: Kiehl's Micro-Blur Skin Perfector

I've been a convert to primers ever since I discovered Garnier's Perfect Blur - it basically smooths out the skin and works wonders on those pesky pores. And while in my post-pregnancy state, Garnier's Perfect Blur was working wonders, more recently it's not been reacting so well with my skin. In fact, it tends to form a bit of a film, which is very unattractive.

Enter Kiehl's Micro-Blur Skin Perfector. As you'd expect, Kiehl's bill this product as skin care, rather than make-up, because it includes lipo hydroxy acid, bark and lentil extracts that apparently will refine pores and lines over time. I can't attest to that, but I can tell you that the water-base means it skins into skin without creating a clogged-up feeling.

It also is made with hydrating glycerin and has a smaller content of silicon polymers than many other primers - again, all good. On me, it doesn't look like much on its own - and certainly doesn't have the same impact as Perfect Blur (which makes a massive difference on its own). BUT - and it's a big BUT - the real difference is after you've applied your foundation. It obviously creates some kind of based that significantly improves how the product sits on my skin. It is brilliant - and easily as good, if not better, than Perfect Blur. 

Moveover, it feels much better on the skin - and that can only be a good thing. It costs £23, so more expensive than the Garner one, but it's worth it - and if the long-term skin care claims are correct then all the better. 

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