I asked if anyone would be interested on a review of the new Hyped up Nanoblur product which has been hitting the beauty columns with a massive conflict of people who love the stuff and frankly others that are slating it.
So after quite a bit of trial and error i put together this little post of my findings.
For anyone who hasn't heard of Nanoblur before: It has been described as a product which will make you look up to 10 years younger. It is an optical cream which erases the signs of ageing such as lines, crows feet and large pores within seconds.
I am 36 and although i don't have a problem with the lines that i do have i would love to use something that would deliver the results that this product promises.
My skin type is fairly normal with an oily t zone with large pores especially on my nose area oh and a tendancy to breakouts (Lucky me)
Application of this product can be tricky to master at first. I have to admit that when i tried it for the first few times i just didn't like it at all. Certain foundations it works great with but certain foundations i found simply impossible to apply without it looking really patchy.
Instructions say to apply after foundation which sometimes seemed to lift the foundation off and leave a sort of white patch where it was applied (Not a good look)
Saying that though once i got it right i loved the effect and it has to be said that it really does make an immediate noticeable difference to lines and pores. Without a doubt.
I just want to show you the effect of dabbing the nano blur onto my forehead lines with a brush which in this photo is applied ion top of my Liz Earle Skin tint.
The lines are a lot less visible and the forehead looks so much more smoother. This lasts for about 5 hrs on myself as well which is pretty good going.
Another way i have found which really works well is to mix 50/50 of my usual primer (GOSH) with the nanoblur and apply it as a primer all over. Leave it for about 5 minutes and then using a brush apply my foundation.
Doing it that way doesn't seem as effective on my lines but it makes my skin feel silky smooth and my nose area almost pore free which is amazing.
Again different foundations give different effects. The nanoblur is very mattifying so Ive found a glowy type foundation works better on top of it something like revlon photo ready/ clinique dewy smooth that type of thing.
Amazing at filling in lines and minimizing pores
Long lasting mattifying effect
Well priced for such an effective product
Instant effect great for special occasions when you want to look your best
Takes a bit of work to find how it works best
Effect is only temporary (Well we can dream can't we)
To sum things up this is an amazing product that might not make people look 10 years younger but really makes skin look smoother, pores tighter and lines a lot finer.
If you already have this and think its not for you then try again because the results are worth the effort and if you know anyone who doesn't wear foundation then its a perfect product for them too.
I'd love to know if you can see a visible difference in the pictures of my forehead and I'd love to know if you have tried this and what you think?
Available from Boots and online.