Pore Elimination?

In need of some high street essentials I popped to Boots Saturday morning to stock up on some favourites such as Rimmel’s Eyebrow Pencil and Maybelline’s Colossal Mascara.

I finally picked up the Collection ‘Lasting Perfection’ Concealer, which I’ve read so many good things about lately as well as another one of my favourite translucent powders. But what I was most excited to try was the ‘L’Oreal Nude Magique Blur Cream’ I’d seen advertised on telly last night.

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I’m not into wearing heavy foundation every day, and my favourite product is still the ‘Oil Free Skin Perfector’ BB Cream from Garnier, so when I saw this ‘pore blurring’ tinted primer advertised I was keen to try it. Primers are getting more exposure as of late and I was keen to see if I could substitute this for my Smashbox prime and Garnier BB combo.

The bottle is made of thick plastic and the nib is pretty thin so you have to give it a good squeeze to get any product out. I put an ample amount on the back of my hand and lightly rubbed it over my face with my fingers focusing on the areas my pores are most visible. A thin layer of the product left my face feeling smoothed and primed but it didn’t make my pores totally invisible, as the coverage wasn’t as heavy or tinted as a moisturizer. I felt that where that coverage was lacking I needed to make up for it with some ‘Cover FX’ powder foundation instead of finishing with my ‘Rimmel Clear Complexion’ translucent powder.

Overall I think the Nude Magique Blur Cream is a fantastic idea, and that a powder foundation would finish it really well just for that coverage it lacks from a tinted moisturizer. I’d give the product a 6/10.