[SAMPLE] Etude House Face Blur

Face Blur sounds exactly like the kind of option you’ll find on a camera, and that is precisely what this product is meant to do – smoothen and ‘blur’ your face so that it looks camera-ready all the time.

Product description

This lightweight cream provides multi-blurring effects for instantly refined and smooth skin. Skin’s texture is smoothed; pores minimized and complexion brightened.

Official Retail Price in Singapore: SGD 27.90

This primer is very different from the banila co. one that I normally use. While banila co.’s primers have a gel texture, Etude House’s face primer feels more like a watery cream (in fact, kind of like sunscreen!) I was quite pleasantly surprised by how easily my skin absorbed it, and my face didn’t feel overly sticky or oily throughout the day.

The primer also has a white, pearly sheen to it when applied on the face. It’s meant to brighten your complexion but I find the colour a bit too white for me, and it causes my face to look more than 2 shades lighter than it should be. I would say that this is actually a pretty common, but very serious problem with K-beauty face products in general.

Final Verdict

Etude House’s Face Blur does a decent job as a primer, helping makeup to last longer in the unforgiving weather. However, I’m not too sure about other properties that it boasts, such as pore hiding. My pores are pretty big and that is a sure recipe for disaster. I often get blackheads, oily skin, and sometimes even cakey makeup all thanks to my terrible pores. I don’t really feel that this primer has helped to alleviate my pore problems, so I’m a little skeptical about its claims.

In addition, $27.90 sounds a bit pricey, as you are able to buy other highly-recommended primers at that price as well.

Generally, I have rather neutral opinions about this product, but I won’t put it on my shopping list anytime soon either.


Ease of use: ✮✮✮✮
Effectiveness: ✮✮✮
Value for money: ✮✮✮


Author: Vivian

“I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.” ― Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

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