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Review: Innisfree No Sebum Blur Primer

When beauty’s on a budget for a university student, it’s limited to buying 1 beauty item (be it skincare/makeup) per month.

I am like the oiliest, greasiest person I’ve ever seen aaaaand am still in search of my Holy Grail primer of a lifetime. So for May, I’ve decided give a Korean sebum-control primer a try: Innisfree No Sebum Blur Primer a try in high hopes that it could be the one.

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Innisfree: No Sebum Blur Primer 25ml

If you haven’t known already, Innisfree is one of the most loved skincare + makeup line in Korea. And I, myself, absolutely love Innisfree and its Jeju concept! ❤

I have seen some Youtube reviews on Innisfree‘s No Sebum Blur Primer and even comparing it to Benefit‘s Porefessional Face Primer.

Buy Innisfree No Sebum Blur Primer 25ml here (USD 12.00)

Here’s the product’s packaging:

Ingredients:

CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, DIMETHICONE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, SILICA, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, MICA (CI 77019), DIMETHICONE/PEG-10/15 CROSSPOLYMER, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), MINERAL SALTS, MENTHA ARVENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), WATER, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, PROPANEDIOL, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CITRUS UNSHIU PEEL EXTRACT, OPUNTIA COCCINELLIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT, ORCHID EXTRACT, CAMELLIA JAPONICA LEAF EXTRACT, DIOSPYROS KAKI FRUIT EXTRACT, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, FRAGRANCE, Phenoxyethanol

Swatch:

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Tinted primer
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What it looks like when slightly blended
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Completely blended

Here is my quick review on the product:

Innisfree’s No Sebum Blur Primer glides very easily on my face.The primer has a beige tint so I was kinda afraid it might leave a weird, white overcast but it didn’t! It blurred out some minor blemishes but wouldn’t even knew it has a blurring effect if not acclaimed. The after-application texture was soooo smooth though – a matte, no, sort of a satin feel to me, personally.

It has a very subtle mint fragrance to it, which reminds me of my oldOrigins Frothy Face Wash in mint. (Die hard fan of anything MINT here!)

After foundation: I was quite disappointed when I noticed my foundation flaking on my forehead. The other areas of my face flakes a tiny bit…maybe because it’s a matte primer or I didn’t apply enough primer on those flaky areas? Both the Innisfree primer and my foundation are silicon-based though. Should normally work, hmm.

BUT, the flakes seemed to go away after a few minutes, leaving my foundation almost flawless throughout the day.

The sebum control part; I’d say the effect lasted for around 3 hours given the humidity here (28°C here!). Definitely needs touching up in the T-zone with a oil blotting paper or powder during the day. With my previous Olay primer, it only tends to last about an hour or so which was horrible I know.

Pros: 

  • Smooth application
  • Slight blur effect
  • Smooth, satin-y matte finish
  • Feels very lightweight on the face after application
  • Controls oil for about 3 hours (in a 28°C area)
  • Holds the foundation long
  • A good product for the price!

Cons:

  • Makes foundation flaky upon application (which later solves itself)
  • Wish it could control sebum longer

Final Thoughts:

So yeah, I’d rather have a flaky face for only 15 minutes after application than the oily patches throughout the day.

Would I buy again?

This one’s definitely on my HG primer nominees! Might buy again but lemme try out some more! 😉

Overall Rating:

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