Friday, August 28, 2015

Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur Review

Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur Review

Hey Dreamers and Creators!

Early this year, Etude House launched their new product, the Beauty Shot Face Blur. Back then, everyone wanted to try it. Everyone wanted it because it was advertised as a cream that can act as a beauty shot filter and help you get selfie ready. It was launched at a time when selfies were super popular, so the use of the word 'selfie' probably help fueled the want. I, too, wanted to try this intriguing cream that promises to blur the face like a beauty tool, minimizes the appearances of pores and help it achieve a selfie ready state. However, I waited. Mainly because I wanted to learn more about the product before buying it. Plus I had purchased a haul of Innisfree goodies not too long before that, so I didn't want to splurge again.

The wait ended up being worth it because a few month later, Etude House's global website ended up having a sale on the Face Blur. Instead of paying for $18, I got it at a steal of $10.50. After it arrived with my other Etude House goodies, I begin testing this Face Blur and have been using it on and off for the past 4 months.

Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur

Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur
35g, $18

Product Description: A lightweight primer that provides multi blurring effects to create instantly refined and smooth skin. It's formulated with blur powder to help make the skin smooth and soft while covering up bumps. The primer works to minimize the appearance of pores and brighten the skin tones. Its lightweight formula makes it suitable for longer periods of wear without it feeling uncomfortable. The cream also provides super light coverage, making it good to be worn on its own as well.

To Use: Apply this primer after your skin care routine and before your makeup. Take an appropriate amount of the Face Blur cream and spread it evenly on the face. The Face Blur can be worn on it own or under Foundations/BB creams/ cushions etc. when more coverage is needed.

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Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Zinc Oxide (Ci 77947), Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Glycerin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Magnesium Sulfate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Tribehenin, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Isostearate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium Edta, Fragrance(Parfum), Phenoxyethanol, Mica (Ci 77019), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491).

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Packaging: The Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur comes in a bottle with a pump. This makes it sanitary and easy to travel with.

Scent: The creams smells like a mix of floral scents and baby powder. The scent is mild in my opinion and lingers for a while after it's been applied.

Texture: The cream itself is very light-weight. It's airy and lotion-like, making it easy to apply.

Color: The cream have a super light beige tint to it and a tad bit of pearl sheen as well.

Face Blur comes with in pump bottle

My Thoughts: I was fairly excited to play with this when I got it in my hands. I knew right off the bat what I'm looking for would be how well it can minimize the appearance of pores. I was also curious to see what it's blurring effects would be like and if it lives up to the promises that it advertises.

The first thing I noticed when I applied the Beauty Shot Face Blur was that it brightens my skin. It had a soft glow and left my skin feeling smooth, which was nice. It did give a blur effect as it advertises but I wouldn't say it completely blurs everything. The blur effect was able to help minimize the appearances of my pores a bit. It does not make my pores disappear and they are still noticeable if you look real close. However, they are less noticeable than before the use of the blur cream.

I have redness on my face and the combination of blur effects and brightening effects was able to lessen the redness a tiny bit. I would not use it to replace my Lioele Dollish Veil Vita in Green (which is a wonder at covering up redness by the way) because the Face blur is not meant to cover redness the way the Lioele one is. But I did like that it was able to blur the redness a bit and make it look not so 'in-your-face-red' if you know what I mean. It even blurs my post acne marks a bit and I was not expecting that. I have to say I am impressed by it.

I think for those with perfect skin and the right skin tone (since this cream is on the lighter color side) that doesn't have blemishes or redness, they can actually wear this cream on it own and call it a day.

the blur cream is tinted light beige and have a bit of a pearl sheen

Unfortunately, this face blur have some downsides too.

Since the blur cream comes quite light, as in the picture above, it won't be suitable for all skin tones. Those with darker skin tones might find this cream to have a bit of a chalky finish.

I find that on some days the Beauty Shot Face Blur can become a bit greasy after a couple of hours, which is not good for oily skin types. I'm not fond of bases becoming greasy because it's harder to fix a base than a BB cream and if the base becomes greasy then the BB cream might not sit well either.

Also you can't look inside the bottle to see how much product you have left.

once blended in

I did mention in the beginning that I use this Face Blur on and off. If it is fairly amazing, why don't I use it all the time? The reason is that this face blur lacks some of the properties I look for in a base/primer. I don't count these as cons of this cream, because the face blur did not promise it could do the following. However, the following are the reasons as to why I use this cream on/off. First of, it is sebum control. Since I have combo to oily skin type, I look for primers/bases that can help control sebum. Second, it is redness control. My skin have redness and I have post acne marks and sometimes acne, so I need a base/primer that can help cover/hid the redness. Last but not least, it is longevity. On some days, I might be out for 12 hours, so I would need a base/primer that can help my face makeup last that long.

Through my 4 months of on and off trials, I finally found the best BB cream to pair with this for my skin type. It was a surprising and unexpected find, best part yet, it totally happened by accident. Anyways the combo is my Lioele Dollish Veil Vita in Natural Green (my HG by the way) and the Face Blur. I'd apply the Face Blur cream first, wait about 5 minutes before applying the Lioele BB. The reason why this works so well for me is that the Face blurs minimizes the appearance of my pores while giving a blur effect to my face and leaves it feeling smooth. The Lioele BB covers up my redness and adds a bit of coverage to cover my post acne marks. I'm actually wearing both in the picture below. You can't even tell where I normally have redness on my face. If you worry about redness and pores, I'd say to give this combo a try!

selfie with blur cream and Lioele BB

-add blur effect to the face
-minimizes the appearance of pores
-easy to use
-light-weight formula
-leaves skin feeling smooth
-sun protection (SPF 15 PA+)

-limited color, might not be suitable for all skin tones
-can become greasy after a couple of hours

My Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ 

Final Thoughts: I think this face blur is pretty great in its blurring effects. It minimize the appearances of pores, leaves the skin feeling smooth and brightens the skin as well. For people who are just looking for the above properties, this blur cream would be a good choice. However, for those who are looking for more than just blurring, smoothing, and brightening effects, this primer might not meet all your needs. I do like this Face blur primer a lot and it is the first face blur like product I've ever used, so it was quite interesting for me. Would I purchase this again in the future? As of now, I do not know. I like this face blur but many other brands have come out with face blur primers as well and I want to try the others to compare. Would I recommend this product? Yup! I think it is worth it. If blurring, minimizing the appearance pores, brightening the skin tone, and making the skin feel smooth are things you are looking for in a primer, then this primer is definitely worth a try!

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Disclosure: The products were purchased by me and all the opinions are honest and my own. This post may contain affiliate links. If you click on those links before you shop, DTC might get a small commission which helps to support the blog. 


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