Recently I picked up the All About the Blur Primer from Stila. Back in the day I loved the Lingerie Soufflé Primer that Stila made. It came in a beautiful jar that made me want to keep it out all of the time just to look at it. And because it was out all the time, I used it more than anything else, because it was already there. It was a whipped formula with a pink tone. It evened the skin tone and provided a smooth canvas for the rest of the makeup to be applied.
Now if it was discontinued, you may ask why I am waxing poetical about it.
Don’t worry I didn’t get hit with the nostalgia stick. I am talking about it because the Stila All About the Blur really reminds me of that primer. It comes in a lovely tube that in it’s own way is aesthetically appealing as the jar. Personally I like the square ended rectanular plastic lid as it means I can store the product standing up. Plus there is just something I find appealing about the rectangle lid attached to the tube. Not sure why, but I like it.
It is practical too as it can be stored standing up and it is easier to tell how much product is in the tube. The only thing this primer doesn’t really have in common with the older version is the whipped texture. This is very much a cream that has not been whipped.
The primer is light weight, easy to apply and helps even my skin tone. It does help keep foundation from sinking into the corners of my eyes. It is okay at keeping the foundation from sinking into the lines beside my mouth. Part of that is that the lines by my eyes are affected when I squint, which I don’t tend to do a lot during the day. (it is also why I keep a pair of reading glasses within easy reach, thank you ThinOptics for always being there). I do tend to talk a lot during my day.
It is primarily movement throughout the day that will as products to sink into the lines by the side of my mouth. While this primer won’t conceal them completely, it does lessen the effect. And honestly the less I talk in a day the better it looks so it really is movement affecting it. The primer does it’s best.
Where it shines is in keeping the foundation from emphasizing the larger pores on the cheeks and nose. That is it’s strong suit and on the flat planes of the face it is a fantastic primer that really helps foundations look their best.
Which to be honest is fairly good. I would actually give this primer a nine out of ten. I would just like a slight bit more pore filling and then it would be full marks. As it is a nine is not bad. It is certainly better than average. I really enjoy this Stila Primer and will certainly be repurchasing it when this tube runs out. They have a stick formula of this as well, which I want to try out, but that is a post for another time.