For a brand like Clinique, I was expecting better marketing / packaging in terms of product explanation. Besides the name hydroblur, which I intuitively tied to the product's ability to blur the imperfections on your skin, I wasn't exactly sure what it was supposed to do. For me, it worked great like a regular moisturizer - but I didn't think it did anything extraordinary for my skin.
I tried the Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer for a couple of weeks.
Claims: A lightweight, 24/7 hydrator that provides matte moisturization, instantly blurs imperfections, and preps for makeup.
This didn't work as a moisturizer for me. It just didn't hydrate my combination skin. I also didn't notice any blurring of imperfections. It did a good job as a makeup primer. I found that if I use a moisturizer underneath, it preps my skin perfectly for makeup. My foundation went on flawlessly and stayed on all day. I will not repurchase.
This moisturizer is so good for so many reasons. The first being that it's a multi-tasker. Not only is is a moisturizer but it's a primer as well. It features hydroblur technology which acts similar to a primer by blurring imperfections and minimizing the appearance of pores. You can wear it alone or as a primer under foundation, It's very versatile!
It leaves your skin feeling hyrated but with a matte finish. When I wear it alone it helps to keep my face matte pretty much all day. I have combo skin and this really helps control the shine in my tzone.
It's also allergy tested and scent free which makes it pretty much universally tolerated.
*I received this item as a PR sample. All opinions are my own.
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