Blurring Beauty: This Is How You Can Achieve An Airbushed Look IRL

Blurring beauty

Instagram filters have caused more harm than good to us. Most of these filters tweak our appearance to a point where our faces are unrecognizable. However, sometimes these filters offer a subtler effect. Take the infamous Paris filter on Instagram for example, it gives your face an airbrushed effect, albeit a subtler one. We understand that that level of airbrushing is only possible online, when served through a heavily filtered lens. But thanks to advancements in technology, there has been influx of beauty products that promise a filter-like effect to your skin. These blurring beauty products are created to give your skin a flawless finish upon application.

While we may be learning how to be comfortable with our pores, lines and the texture of our skin, there are some days when you’d just like to give it an airbrushed effect that looks like you have a filter on IRL! Blurring beauty products are often created using skin-smoothening and light-reflective technology that sinks into your skin immediately upon application.

These products definitely deserve a spot on your vanity if they aren’t already a part of it. Here are a few blurring beauty products you can try out.

Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Primer

When we talk about blurring out pores, how can The POREfessional Primer from Benefit Cosmetics not be at the top of the list? This iconic primer does everything—blurs pores, hydrates the skin and smoothes it out too. The best part about this product is that it can be used all by itself or with your usual base products.

Smashbox Photofinish Smooth & Blur Primer

Just as the name suggests, Smashbox’s Smooth & Blur Primer provides a smooth and blurred base for the rest of your base to layer on. Its silicon formula minimises the appearance of fine lines, pores and also controls excessive shine.

Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint

Almost sold out when it launched, the Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint is a tinted moisturiser which instantly evens out your complexion upon application and blurs out your pores. Its Quikblur complex promises your skin an airbrushed effect.

Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Blurring Under Eye Powder


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Did you know that Taylor Swift has been using the Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Blurring Under Eye Powder while she’s on her Eras tour? This under-eye powder is breathable, making it easy to layer over your foundation and concealer.

Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Finish Foundation

Rarely ever does one come across a full-coverage foundation that looks like your second skin. Charlotte Tilbury’s Flawless Finish Foundation is a lightweight foundation that covers blemishes and pigmentation with ease while blurring out your pores and texture.

Nars Soft Matte Concealer


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The Soft Matte Concealer from Nars features an oil-free formula that is adored by celebrities and professional makeup artists everywhere. Even though it’s extremely pigmented, its silky texture prevents your makeup from looking cakey.

Too Faced Cloud Crush Blurring Blush

Dewy blushes can take a backseat, it’s time for velvet blushes with a hazy effect to take over. Too Faced’s Cloud Crush Blurring Blush is an airy blush that gives your cheeks a healthy pop of colour.

Revlon Photoready Blurring Powder

Everyone loves a drugstore favourite, and the Revlon Photoready Blurring Powder is just that. Micro-refined powders in this work extremely well to reduce oiliness and shine on the skin while photochromatic pigments reflect light for a lit-from-within glow.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder

The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder was a once-viral beauty product that has stood the test of time! It’s a unique formulation that is designed to mimic different kinds of lighting, each depending on the variant that you choose. For instance, you can get a moonlit glow or even a soft, sunlit glow all thanks to its photoluminescent technology!

- Beauty Writer


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