How to Use Face Blur Makeup
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Beauty trends have a way of shaping the next products that land on store shelves and eventually on our vanity drawers. Face blur makeup is one of them, with trends in beauty being geared toward flawless skin.

What is face blur makeup?

Face blur makeup refers to products that create a blurred effect on the skin, minimizing imperfections like pores and fine lines. These products, often primers or multitasking skincare items, create a smooth canvas for makeup application, promising a flawless finish. They work similarly to the "blur" tool in photo editing software, softening skin texture and enhancing makeup longevity. They are particularly useful for oily, acne-prone skin, helping to mattify and smooth skin for a more even makeup application.

Which Product to Choose

Since each person's skin differs, and it could be challenging to find the right product that works for you, we have listed some of the top-rated face blur makeup products. You can complete your list with these choices:

Etude Face Blur

First on our list is the Etude Face Blur, a multi-makeup base that provides smooth, bright skin with a bare face blur effect. Packed with Baby Pixel Powder and Cover Powder, it smooths out the skin, evens out texture, and brightens the complexion. The tone-correcting coral color base adds a radiant look. It is lightweight and comfortable on the skin, with SPF 33 PA++ for sun protection. Priced at $19 for 35 grams, it is recommended to apply after skincare for a flawless finish.

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Face Primer

The Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Face Primer, priced at $56 for 30 milliliters, is a lightweight makeup primer with light-infused pigments and four nourishing oils that blur imperfections and smooth the look of skin. The Blur Primer Gold shade brightens and evens out skin tone, providing a natural finish. Suitable for all skin types, this primer can be used under foundation or alone for a smooth, radiant complexion.

One/Size Secure the Blur Makeup Magnet Primer

For $34, the One/Size Secure the Blur Makeup Magnet Primer is highly rated for its ability to minimize the appearance of pores and control oily skin. Developed by Patrick Starrr and available exclusively at Sephora, this primer has a matte finish and is suitable for all skin types. Infused with niacinamide, witch hazel, and glycerin, it minimizes the appearance of pores, fine lines, and texture, while controlling shine. 

How to Use Face Blur Makeup

After choosing the brand for you, be sure to check the instructions of your product because it might have a specific application. From our searches, there is a general way of applying face blur makeup.

1 | Skincare

Start with clean, moisturized skin by completing your skincare routine for the day with cleansing washes, hydrating serums, and moisturizers, or whichever is included in your lineup.

2 | Face Blur Makeup

Dispense the brand-recommended face blur makeup onto your fingertips or a makeup sponge. Some products would call for a small amount, while other brands recommend using a full pump of their product for coverage.

Gently pat or blend the product onto your skin, focusing on areas with visible pores or fine lines.

Continue blending until the product is evenly distributed and has created a smooth, blurred effect on your skin.

3 | Makeup

Allow the product to set for a few seconds, or as the brand recommends, before applying foundation or other makeup products on top. Some brands could be used as a standalone product without having to be topped by makeup, but if you wish to use makeup over the face blur product, you can finish your makeup routine as usual.