The best blur creams on the market

blur creams

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Blur creams are bursting on to the beauty scene with full force and their power to hide imperfections is causing a stir. Here’s why you need one – now!

What are blur creams?

These magical creams visibly minimise pores, fine lines and shadows! They use line-filling ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and micro-filling pearls to work like putty on your pores and lines, while light-reflecting pigments brighten dark circles around the eyes.

How do you use them?

Use after your moisturiser and sunscreen – instead of a primer. Bend a small amount over your face and wait a few seconds before following with a foundation. Alternatively, they can be worn with no makeup to give your skin a fresh, natural and flawless finish. Blurs also work well patted over the top of your makeup during the day for touchups. The oil-free versions are brilliant for banishing mid-afternoon shine.

Who benefits from them?

Anyone who’s concerned with enlarged pores and fine lines, as it will give skin a smooth-looking appearance. Count us in!

Click through to see some of our favourites:

For long-lasting makeup, try Clarins Instant Smoothing Perfecting Touch, $49. Ace your base with this complexion perfector.

For a lift-from-within look, try Garnier Skin Naturals Perfect Blur, $17.50. Its light-reflecting action minimises pores and wrinkles.

For long-term benefits, try Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector, $62. It won’t clog pores and has ingredients that will improve your skin’s texture over time.

For a soft-focus effect, try Lancome Visionnaire (1 Minute Blur), $85. This primer/concealer hybrid will make your skin look amazing in photos.

For anti-ageing, try L’Oreal Revitalift Magic Blur, $30. As well as blurring, it contains Pro-Retinol A for long-term wrinkle busting.

If you’ve got sensitive skin, try Nanoblur, $40. This water-based, fragrance-free formula uses tiny particles to scatter light.

To smooth out lines, try Revlon Age Defying Wrinkle Remedy, $29. It plumps wrinkles out with hyaluronic acid.

For a pore-less complexion, try L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique Blur, $30. Slightly tinted with two shades to choose from.