I’d seen Nanoblur on the shelves in Boots on numerous occasions and always stared in amazement at its age reversing claims. I’ve been pretty happy switching between Benefit’s Porefessional and the Primer from B as a base for makeup so held off on purchasing despite the rave reviews. So when Nanoblur offered to send me some of the wonder product to try, I jumped at the chance.
Fortunately, at 25 fine lines and wrinkles aren’t at the forefront of my skin concerns (now that I’ve said that I’m going to get crows feet and fine lines a plenty, jinxed)
Nanoblur can be applied under of over make up and after swatching it on the back of my hand, I decided it would make a perfect base in place of a primer. I have a serious hate relationship with my open pores which I suffer with mainly over my cheeks and on my nose (my friend lovingly calls me “strawberry nose” – thats love right there) so I applied Nanoblur on these areas. The affect is pretty amazing, as I applied I could see it “filling in” my pores and creating a much smoother base to apply foundation too.
This is heavy duty stuff though, it’s not like your average primer you can actually feel it tightening your skin and if I had to liken it to anything it’s a little like applying PVA glue to your skin to “mask out”. With foundation applied (I used my Cosmo Beauty Sponge – as I found using a buffing brush with foundation on top made it “drag”) this does make your skin look flawless AND makes my foundation stay all day – I also found that it helped to control the oiliness/shine I usually develop throughout the day.
The first time I used this, I used it with my beloved Colorstay which I use purely for the coverage and its amazing staying power, but combined with Nanoblur I found it was a little too drying – perhaps the ingredients in both the Colorstay and the Nanoblur worked together to create a superforce of sticking to your face? This dried out my skin like no other and I wasn’t impress. BUT I tried it afterwards with my Maxfactor Xperience Weightless foundation which I lovvvvveeee but it just doesn’t cut it in the staying stakes – within a couple of hours I become an oily mess – but this with the Nanoblur works a treat.
I think Nanoblur is probably best for ladies with more combination/oily skin – like I say, used with the right kind of foundation it worked for me but I’m not sure what it would be like on normal/dry skin…perhaps best using sparingly?