Review: Instablur from The Body Shop

A: Now this is a product I’ve fallen in love with over and over again and it’s now an everyday staple for me. It’s not the cheapest of primers; priced at £14, but after having it for over a year (I just checked my emails for when I placed my last Body Shop order and am in shock at how well this has lasted me!), it is obviously well worth the pennies.


When they introduced this product last year, The Body Shop did a massive campaign about how this would be the only make up you wear, and that it perfects all skin. I watched the you tube ads and it did look impressive, so I was super excited when it arrived. The only other primer I had used is Porefessional, and I loved that so I was expecting good things but to be totally honest I was really put off by the texture of the product, it’s thick, gloopy, and plasticky. I was pretty sure that smearing this all over my face wouldn’t do it any good.

But I decided to give it a go, because of the amazing press coverage – surely it had to be good and I had spent fourteen hard earned pounds on it! Im so happy I persevered, the first time I used it I was super impressed. It blended my pores out, blurred my pesky blemishes and evened my skin tone, and mattified my skin too! I thought I was onto a winner, and carried on using it – waiting to see how it would effect my skin and if it would give me any crazy breakouts. I’m very prone to spots and acne, so was expecting the worst – but my skin stayed pretty much the same so I was very happy – and still am!

I use the tiniest amount when prepping my skin for make up, and after cleansing and toning (to avoid too much getting into my pores). And on good skin days – I just use this and clear powder as my base and its perfection! It doesn’t feel plasticky or gloopy once applied – it feels velvety and smooth and evens my skin so beautifully, plus it’s light and comfortable and lasts ALL day. And I mean all day – I put my make up on at 7am and rarely get home before 6pm/often go out straight after work and I don’t have to worry about touching up at all.

So all in all, if you’re looking for a primer you should go buy this. Cause it’s amazing! Click here to head to The Body Shop website if you want to know anymore/can’t wait to get your hands on one!

Have you tried this primer or have you got any primer tips? #twolittleowls

7 thoughts on “Review: Instablur from The Body Shop

  1. Rachael | helplesswhilstdrying

    I reviewed this a few weeks ago and I’m loving it too, I’m whizzing through the tube though – I must have had it for 5-6 weeks and feel like it’s almost empty, maybe it’s misleading how much is left in though – but don’t see it lasting as long as yours did! xx



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