I can’t really pinpoint why, but for some reason I’ve always wanted to try out the The Body Shop Wonderblur. The product just speaks to me. I have pretty large pores and I’ve been using blurring products to deal with that for years, but I’ve actually given up hope for actually finding something that actually makes a difference. Even though I gave up hope, I still wanted to try this one. Just to see what it’s like and maybe even find something that actually deals with my enlarged pores the way I want it to. Anyway, I’ve been trying this product for months now and I figured that it’s about time for me to start talking about it, so if you’re interested in finding out more about the The Body Shop Wonderblur, make sure you continue reading!
The TBS Wonderblur comes in a green cardboard box. The box is designed with a picture of the tube in which the actual product comes. The tube is pretty basic. It is green and has a white lid. The front is decorated with a bit of information about the product and an image of leaves. It’s very simple and not that exciting, but I do think it looks really pretty. It does have somewhat of a professional look to it that I like and it just really reminds me of The Body Shop, which is a good thing since this is a The Body Shop product.
The tube contains 30 ml of product which is a very average amount for any face makeup product. Because the product is very easy to spread out you only need a tiny little bit per usage which means this tube will last you for quite a while. In my opinion that is always a big plus, I mean I can’t think of a reason why it wouldn’t be great that a tube of product will last you for ages.
The Body Shop Wonderblur – €20
Moving on to the product itself. According to The Body Shop Their Wonderblur is the last step in your skincare ritual and the first step in your makeup routine. In other words: it’s a primer. It’s supposed to be a light blurring product that creates instantly smooth skin texture. It fades fine lines and pores and creates a perfect look throughout the entire day. It’s supposed to create a flawless finish and provide 12 hours of hydration. Lastly The Body Shop also let’s us know that this product is free of Ethanol.
Overall it sounds like a great product. A product that is a combination between makeup and skincare, and that’s a great combination. It hydrates the skin and it fades pores and fine lines. Even though I’m only 20 years old and fine lines aren’t my main priority or struggle at the moment, I do think this is a great product for my skin because I do struggle with enlarged pores and this product is supposed to minimise the look of them.
What I like about it as well is that you can use it on its own or really as a primer. If you’re not a makeup-wearer you can use this as the last step in your skincare routine to get a more flawless complexion without actually using makeup. If you do use makeup this product can act as a primer, that’s what I like using it for most of the time.
Most pore-minimising products I’ve used in the past are all very silicone based and feel very slippery. Even though the Wonderblur does feel pretty silicone like it’s not as slippery as most pore-minimising products because it’s a bit thicker than your usual pore-minimising base and also a bit more creamy. It really is a combination of a thick cream and a silicone primer. Just by looking at it, it might seem like this is a nightmare to spread all across the skin, but because of the smooth silicones that’s actually not a problem at all.
But what’s even more important than how easy it spreads across the skin, is if it actually blurs anything. Does it actually make a difference? I always find it very hard to tell with blurring products like the Wonderblur if it makes a big difference because there’s also a thing called placebo-effect, but I do think that this product actually makes a difference.
The effect that I’ve noticed is best described as a blurring effect. That might sound very obvious since this product is called ‘Wonderblur’, but it really is the best word to describe what this product looks like on the skin. Because it is very hard to tell I don’t have any before and after pictures because they just don’t add anything to the story.
Aside from blurring my pores it also blurs the imperfections on my skin resulting in a flawless complexion, like The Body Shop claimed. It creates a really nice and more even base for your makeup but also for everyday life. It’s definitely not a necessity to use foundation on top of this in order to get the full results out of it, it looks absolutely incredible on its own as well.
I also like that it’s not just a blurring product, but that it also helps with the application of the foundation you put on top. I have experienced that with some silicone primers foundations tend to look a little funky, I have no idea what that happens every now and then, but with this primer I’ve never had that struggle. It actually makes the application of my foundation a lot easier than it usually is, my foundation glides onto my skin like never before. That’s a huge bonus!
Lastly let’s talk about the hydrating aspect of this product. The Body Shop claims that this product provides up to 12 hours of hydration which is pretty much all day long hydration, and they weren’t lying about that. Because of that this is a great product to use underneath a foundation that tends to look dry or patchy in order to make it look a bit more natural and smooth.
Overall I think that the The Body Shop Wonderblur is an amazing product, it’s a lot better than I expected and I actually really enjoy using it. It’s the perfect combination between makeup and skincare and therefore it could be used as a skincare product as well as as a primer. I love it both ways and I’ll definitely continue using it both ways. Overall I just think it’s a great product for days where you want your complexion to look flawless in a natural way so if you’re looking for something like that you might want to check this out!
That’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed reading today’s review and be sure to let me know what you think of this product and also let me know which primer you use to blur your pores and fine lines!