Say hello to my latest obsession, Kiehl’s Micro Blur Skin Perfector! This latest release from Kiehl’s, is a "lightweight skin smoother, to instantly refine skin texture and minimize the appearance of pores, whilst improving skins quality over time” and let me tell y'all now, this stuff is like Photoshop in a bottle!
Although this product is somewhat a hybrid (skincare and makeup in one), it is foremost a primer for me and I like to apply this as the last step in my skincare routine, before I apply my makeup. On application this flesh toned, skin perfector glides over my skin and is surprisingly creamy in texture considering it contains silicone. It’s not thick, or heavy like other primers I have tried. It’s very lightweight and your skin still feels as though it can breathe (it’s also non-commedogenic, so don’t be worried about it clogging up your pores!). After application it immediately reduces pores making them less obvious, but then they somewhat disappear when I apply my foundation over the top.
Another great thing about this product is the soft focus effect it gives, meaning that it diffuses the light, so your skin appears both smoother and less flawed than it really is (hello instant Instagram filter!). And although I have an irregular skin tone, I have found this product has worked really well at diffusing any redness and my complexion appears a lot more even after application. And for those of us with dry skin, this primer isn't drying in the slightest, in fact it smooths over any dry patches. In terms of the finish, it isn’t quite matte, but I like that as my base appears more natural.
Out of all the primers I own this is by far the best! My makeup lasts forever when I use this, in fact my makeup looks just as good at the end of the day, as it did when I first applied it! The only downside is I have to use far more makeup remover! But then again, I’m starting to wear less makeup as a result of using this product and that’s down to the three main ingredients; Lipohydroxy Acid, a gentle exfoliation ingredient that leaves skin looking more radiant and smoother. Lentil Extract, which is found to help strengthen and tighten pores and Bark Extract, which helps to smooth the texture of skin.
If you are going to buy one thing this month it has to be this! And don’t be put off by the price, its actually £1.50 cheaper than Benefits best selling POREfessional and you get an extra 8ml of product - not to mention the added skincare benefits! Overall, this product gets a big thumbs up from me and lets all take a minute to give Kiehl’s a round of applause, for creating yet again another fab product that does exactly what it says on the tin!