Why Blurring Is Your Skin’s New BFF

If you’re after flawless, blemish-free skin that looks like it’s been filtered (it’s that perfect), then you might want to check out blurring.

A new beauty trend hailed from Korea, this technique promises to give you HD-ready skin that totally looks like it’s been airbrushed. And who wouldn’t want that?!

Blurred lips came first, but now it’s all about blurring your skin to give the illusion of ultimate smoothness. So, how did it start?

See: Best Foundations For Flawless Skin…

‘Korean women are finding that in the age of HDTV and up close and personal high-res selfies, your flaws can be clearly seen,’ Charlotte Cho, Korean beauty expert and co-founder of Soko Glam, told Marie Claire.

So, it’s better to ‘blur’ out your look a bit – using makeup and foundation to blur your blemishes, pores – but at the same time, keep it natural.’

The idea is to apply special blurring products that make your face look a little ‘cloudy’, and that eliminate dark sports, uneven patches and fine lines, without looking like you’ve caked your make-up on.

‘It’s not going to completely cover up that pimple, but it will hide it a bit, making you look bright and natural looking, but not flawless’, said Cho.

Get involved by checking our our favourite blurring makeup below…



Best Blurring Primer

Balance Me Instant Lift Pore Minimiser, £22

This pore blurring primer not only plumps fine lines, but also smooths skin thanks to its unique blend of botanical oils. Apply to your T-zone before applying make-up.



Best Blurring Mousse

La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur , £16.50


Specifically tailored for oily skin, this cream mousse is brilliant for controlling shine, and also uses shade adapting pigments to literally erase imperfections and leave your skin with a radiant, flawless finish. Yes please!



Best Blurring Moisturiser

Kiehls Micro Blur Skin Perfector, £32

This lightweight formulation instantly refines the appearance of skin texture and minimises the appearance of pores for a gorgeously blurred look.



Best Blurring Finisher

Deciem Finisher HA Blur, £19

This miracle product scatters light in all different directions to hide pores and give a retouched finish to your skin. Apply it under or over foundation, or mix it with liquid foundation for an HD-finish.



Best Blurring Tan

Vita Liberata Body Blur Instant Skin Finish, £29.50

This clever fake tan contains tinted BB properties that reflect light and leave your skin with a photo-ready finish. It’s also majorly hydrating, and contains Shea Butter and Aloe Vera for a velvety soft effect. Use on the face and body, alone or under make-up.