18 August 2014

#INSTABLUR by The Body Shop

First thing's first. We are all very aware that I have branded myself a 'Fashion Blogger' and I still am. However, I did say to myself that if there was anything else I wanted to dabble into I wouldn't restrict myself. Wether that be Mental health (which I have covered and plan to do more in the future) but also things like lifestyle and beauty. I'm very much with the mindset 'see how it goes' and if I'm interested in a product or situation I am more than happy to write about it. 

Beauty for me is a huge part of my life. Make-up, treatments and just taking good care of yourself. If only I could spend more time and $$$'s on it. I was DELIGHTED to be sent an INSTABLUR* from The Body Shop (Glasgow Fort) to review and write my thought's on it. One of the most annoying things for me when I'm reading a beauty blog is when there is no pictures of the finished product. I want to see you using it and what it looks like on! So I have bombarded my first beauty post with lots of pictures of my pus :)

Let's break it down.

What it says on the tube..

"This all-new face perfector blurs imperfections, giving you flawless photo-perfect skin in an instant! With Community Fair Trade marula oil.
- Five action perfector:
- Shine Controlling 12h
- Reduces appearance of pores 
- Blemish Hiding
- Complexion Unifying
- Make-up Extending"

My thought's..

I was a little skeptical about using primer as I used to use the Benefit Pore professional. It completely put me off using any sort of primer on my face. It stayed in my pores and was forever giving me spot's. As you can imagine my attitude towards primer was pretty shit. I love The Body Shop and I have never had a bad word to say about any of their products. Which then lead me to be very optimistic about trying the INSTABLUR all in one out!!

What's the verdict?..
I put a tiny little bit on the back of my hand to see how it first applies. My initial reaction was 'it's nice and smooth' I then went on to smell it and was surprised to find out there was practically no smell at all. I had read some review's saying it smelled awful. Which is a bit bizarre to me cause honestly no smell of it and my wee nose is like an investigator!!. I started to apply onto my T zone, chin under nose, fore head. I LOVED the feeling to it which I was really surprised at. With it being really silky smooth it left my skin feeling like velvet. My skin is in poor condition at the moment due to stress but this seemed to balance my skin tone out. I kept holding back when I was applying it thinking right!? there must be a fault somewhere!? not that I can see yet. I really did put on the tiniest amount maybe like half a pea size on the main areas. I even started to put on my non blemish bits with the 'fuck it' attitude, I got INSTA
BLUR happy. 

I stopped wearing foundation a while ago to try let my skin breathe even though I still get hunners eh spots!! NIGHTMARE. Anyhoo I use a BB cream and I started to apply this over the Instablur. OMG what is happening!!! it's so flawless and my bb cream isn't sinking into all my dry bits and blemishes. It's actually covering and has such a high coverage!. UNREAL. I had to kinda stop smiling to myself in the mirror to save me from being to much of a gimp. 

Truth be told, I went out for dinner had a few glasses of wine went home. Was my makeup still on? YUP. What I tend to find when I wear BB cream is I get shiny pretty quickly and I'm forever applying my powder. After dinner I looked in the mirror - NO SHINE. It was so nice because it meant I didn't have a cake load of makeup on which is my pet hate. 

I had found the new essential in my make-up bag.. 
Just goes to show you shouldn't tar everything with the same brush and you should try new products! I am over the moon at the results and truly do leave you with a make-up extending natural look! 
Exactly what I'm looking for!


Thanks again to Suzanne from Hummingbird Communications, The Body Shop and Glasgow Fort.

Coco made her do it is a PR friendly blog. This means that from time to time I am sent products or items to try out and consider for a review or post. All thoughts, opinions and ideas are always my own and I would never feature something on Coco made her do it that I didn't truly love or believe in or like. I am always very honest with my readers just as I expect others to be with me. If I have been sent something by a company it will be marked with a (*) so that you are aware and can keep track if you wish. If you are a PR and would like to contact me please feel free to e-mail me: cocofindlay@gmail.com


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