I’ve been secretly waiting for Garnier to come up with a product exactly like this one for awhile. Garnier makes wonderful skin products at drugstore prices, and this one is no different. The brand new Garnier Skin Renew 5 Sec Blur Instant Smoother is a lightweight formula meant to fill in fine lines and wrinkles, conceal pores, and mattify shine. In short, this is the perfect product to use as a makeup primer, right before you apply your foundation. I’ve tried so many makeup primers and skin smoothing creams before, and this one does a fantastic job at making my foundation look flawless from the get-go. My full review and results are inside!
The 5 Sec Blur works instantly to: fill in lines and wrinkles, hide pores, smooth flaws and roughness, mattify shine, and blur imperfections. The product looks like a serum and it’s super lightweight feeling on your skin.
You only need a dime-sized amount of product each time you apply it. I used an even smaller amount and it was enough for my entire face. You’ll instantly feel a really smooth feeling from the product, like it’s gliding over your skin and making it feel like silk. The smoothing effect is instant, and you’ll notice it working immediately to mattify your skin and keep shine at bay. The formula is oil-free, so it’s especially perfect for my fellow oily-skinned people!
I immediately noticed a difference in how my foundation looked when I applied it. It went on so super smooth and my skin looked airbrushed immediately. The pores on my nose and cheeks were visibly reduced and smooth looking, and my foundation didn’t settle into the fine lines I have underneath my eyes and around my nose. I was really pleased with how this made my foundation, concealer, and powder look. It gave me a really flawless look that I normally wouldn’t achieve without using this product.
Overall, my results were noticeable and instantaneous. The formula is oil-free, so it won’t clog your pores or cause blemishes. It keeps shine at bay and helps your makeup to go on super smooth. Considering that there are many high-end products like this out there, it’s nice to finally have a drugstore available option that won’t break the bank!
Garnier Skin Renew 5 Sec Blur Instant Smoother is available beginning February 2014 in drugstores, grocery stores, and mass market retail outlets nationwide. Each product retails for $16.99 USD for 1.0 fluid ounces. Considering how expensive many similar products are at Ulta and Sephora, this is definitely a beauty bargain! I’ll be using this as my makeup primer for months to come.
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