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THE COMPACT STICK…
Milk Makeup, Blur Stick Mattifying Primer, £31
Why We Love It: This chunky crayon-style primer is ideal for those looking to reduce shine, smooth the appearance of fine lines and cover up uneven texture. Transparent, it works for all skin tones to give a smooth, refined surface. The velvety texture is a dream to work with – it quickly melts into your skin, leaving behind that airbrushed effect we love, without ever making your complexion look too flat. Warm it up on your fingertips first, then massage it evenly across your face. Follow up with foundation for a smoother surface, or wear it solo on good skin days. It works well for touch-ups throughout the day, too — apply it over areas like your T-zone and eyelids to minimise shine.
Available at Selfridges.com
Hourglass, Translucent Veil Setting Powder, £41
Why We Love It: Finely milled, this powder is incredibly lightweight, skimming the skin with light-reflecting particles. The glow is unbeatable, but the formula also soaks up excess shine to deliver the ideal blurred effect. Dust it over foundation or any areas you’d like to set firmly in place. The satin-y texture quickly locks everything down. Apply it with a loose fluffy brush, tapping the excess off on the back of your hand first, or use a damp sponge to press a tiny amount into specific areas. Whichever you choose, you’re guaranteed a natural, velvety finish that lasts all day.
Available at Hourglass.com
THE LIQUID PRIMER…
NYX Cosmetics, Angel Veil Primer, £11.20
Why We Love It: There’s a reason this receives consistently rave reviews. Not only is it affordable, it is incredibly lightweight. The liquid formula glides on effortlessly and creates a soft, even base, minimising all traces of shine for a healthy-looking matte finish. Don’t be alarmed by the initial white colour — it quickly absorbs as you work it into the skin. We recommend using a buffing brush to really push the formula into the skin, giving it five or so minutes to set. Trust us when we say this one really goes the distance.
Available at LookFantasic.com
Charlotte Tilbury, Hollywood Flawless Filter, £34
Why We Love It: This has to be the most versatile skin-blurring buy on this list. You can wear it as a primer, on top of make-up as a glow booster, or to bring light to the areas of your face that are looking a bit dull. We like to wear a thin layer on its own – the glossy texture instantly perks up dullness and uneven tone. It also contains porcelain flower extract, which brightens but also smooths, as do the added ‘airbrush polymers’ which give that blurring effect for smaller-looking pores and less visible fine lines.
Available at CharlotteTilbury.com
THE DOES-IT-ALL POT…
Trinny London, Miracle Blur, £26
Why We Love It: Brimming with skincare benefits, this cult classic uses collagen, elastin and antioxidant vitamins to smooth and fill in fine lines. Dubbed a ‘pot of wonder’, the bouncy texture is best used on top of other make-up to give a more refined finish. Like others on this list, it’s colourless, so it works with anything else you choose to apply, but you can also wear it on its own to enhance skin’s texture and smoothness.
Available at TrinnyLondon.com
Murad, Invisiblur, £46.95
Why We Love It: What sets this one apart is its ability to blur, perfect and smooth skin while also offering optimum SPF. The award-winning lightweight texture mattifies your complexion while simultaneously boosting softness and evening out texture. That’s all thanks to mushroom-based peptides which are known to boost collagen and smooth skin’s texture, including the appearance of fine lines. While it’s designed to be worn with foundation, the smooth canvas it leaves behind means skin looks smooth and glass-like without anything else on top. An everyday staple.
Available at Allbeauty.com
Revlon, Oil Absorbing Volcanic Roller, £6.92
Why We Love It: Dubbed a ‘miracle skin smoother’, this clever roller has racked up millions of views on TikTok. Made from volcanic stone, it works to absorb excess oil as you move it across your complexion, including areas like the nose, chin and forehead. Use it either on bare skin, or over a full face of make-up to mattify, blur and perfect. Think of it like blotting papers, only easier and quicker to use. Its compact size makes it ideal for chucking in your bag, so you’re always ready for a quick touch-up.
Available at Lookfantastic.com