I’ve seen quite a lot of buzz about the Deciem Hylamide HA Blur £19 recently that I knew I had to give it a try and it sounded like such a great product. The Deciem Hylamide HA Blur is described as being an hyaluronic based prismatic blurring surface finisher which sounds very technical but basically it’s a prismatic primer which can be used under, over or mixed in with foundation and it can even be used to refresh your makeup throughout the day.
Blurring products promise to scatter light in many directions to hide pores and lines and create a retouched skin finish. There are two types of blurring products on the market: the ones that really work well but don’t get along with makeup well (and also aren’t suitable for normal to dry skin) and then there are the blurring products that don’t work so well but they are compatible with makeup and all skin types (we call such products mediocre––they make everyone happy but no one super happy).
Instead of relying on older silica technologies, HA Blur uses an unusual new form of Hyaluronic Acid powder base for its blurring approach. Hyaluronic Acid has never been used for this purpose before and renders HA Blur compatible with all makeup and all skin types, while the blurring effect is exceptional. In fact, it’s so compatible with makeup that you can apply under or over foundation, or mix it with any liquid foundation for an ultra-high-definition skin finish.
The consistency of the Deciem Hylamide HA Blur is quite thick, and it almost feels as if it has a slightly whipped consistency. It does feel a little slimey, but not like silicone based primers do, it feels more like a skincare product than it does a makeup primer and a little goes a long way; the amount I swatched above is nearly enough for two applications so I imagine this tube will last for a good amount of time.
When I smooth the primer over my bare skin, it instantly mattifies my skin and smooths over my pores and imperfections better than any pore minimising primers I’ve tried, and it does an amazing job at making my skin’s texture look and feel very smooth even my blemishes look a lot less noticeable.
I’ve tried applying the HA Blur over my makeup, but I did find it a little bit drying which is probably because my skin is so dry normally but I imagine it’d work wonders on those with oily skin as it’s so mattifying as well as blurring.
When it comes to primer, I like to use an hydrating primer on my dry patches on my cheeks and forehead, and then I like to use a pore minimising primer on my cheeks, nose and chin but thanks to the Deciem Hylamide HA Blur, I only need to use it alone as it delivers hydration as well as pore minimising, and skin smoothing benefits. I think £19 is a really great price for this primer especially when you compare it to the likes of Benefit POREfessional which is £24.50 for only 22ml, and I can honestly say the Deciem Hylamide HA Blur is a much better primer, with such impressive instant results.
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