When I have a nasty blemish on my face, my first instinct is to hide in the house until it goes away. Since I know that's not practical, I always try to hide it. Some techniques are pretty good for this, but others don't work all that well. If you suffer from facial issues, you are going to love a good blurring stick as much as I do. The right one will blur out blemishes, keep shine at bay and generally make you feel better about your complexion. Here's everything you need to know about adding a blurring stick to your routine.
1. How do They Work?
If you just want as close to a miracle as you can get, you aren't really going to care how a blurring stick works. However, I'm going to tell you anyway. The lightweight formula lies on the surface of your skin, helping hide wrinkles, fine lines and other imperfections by creating a seamless finish on your face. All you have to do is slick it on and it will do the rest of the work for you.
2. Great for All Skin Types
A blurring stick is a fantastic idea for any skin type, including oily and dry. Most of the sticks create a matte finish on your face so that you alleviate shininess. They also moisturize to keep dry skin from causing you problems. You should look for a blurring stick that caters to your skin type, but chances are that many of them will be ideal for all skin types.
3. Use It for Quick Touch Ups
Your blurring stick shouldn't just be reserved for use in the morning. You can carry it with you all day for quick touch ups anytime they are needed. You might want to get a full size blurring stick to keep at home and a trial sized one to carry in your makeup bag everywhere you go.
4. They Work on All Skin Tones
Unlike concealer and foundation, blurring sticks aren't all created to match your skin tone. In fact, many of them tout their use on any skin tone. That makes it infinitely easier to incorporate a blurring stick into your beauty routine without a lot of time and trouble. You might need to experiment just a bit to find the perfect one for you, but any of them should be a good choice for most ladies.
5. They Can Fill in Pores
If you feel like you have larger than normal pores, you have got to buy a blurring stick right now. Not only can they smooth wrinkles, but they can also fill in pores and give the illusion that they are smaller. That gives you the perfect backdrop for applying flawless makeup, no matter where you're going. Perfect!
6. You Can Also Use a Blurring Stick Alone
Even if you don't plan to wear any makeup at all, you can still benefit from a blurring stick. They can be used on their own to give you a fresh clean face, but you can also combine a blurring stick with your primer and any makeup you want to wear. What could be better?
7. They Are Easy to Find and Affordable
Like any beauty product, blurring sticks come in a wide range of prices and are made by a multitude of cosmetics companies. That means you are sure to find one that fits your budget and meets your needs at the same time.
Have you ever tried a blurring stick? What tips can you share for getting the product applied just right?