I have a short review today on the Garnier 5 Sec Blur. The product claims to “instantly” blur visible signs of aging including filling in lines and wrinkles, smoothing flaws, minimizing pores, and mattifying shine. Whoa! All of these in 5 sec?! Sounds like a miracle product, no?
To use, simply shake the tube really well and dispense through a small nozzle to reveal a scent-free, light pink cream that feels fluffy and whipped mousse-like. I absolutely love the texture, it is so easy to apply and goes on the skin smoothly and evenly. There is an instant mattifying effect just like it claims to do and my skin feels velvety soft to the touch and pores are much less noticeable.
However, it doesn't do much in terms of improving or blurring fine lines, nor does it conceal any redness. I also find myself using a little more product than I'd have with other similar products to achieve the mattifying and pore reducing results, which is a problem for me because this cream is heavily loaded with dimethicone, a substance that can cause me serious breakouts if not used in moderation, and can make my skin feel a little greasy.
I normally apply silicone products only on the area around my nose where my pores are visible but this time I applied it all over my face as a primer and followed with my foundation. While my makeup seemed to stay fresh and skin shine-free longer than without, the next day effect was not worth it for me because my face was bombarded with painful, red, little pimples all over my chin, cheeks, and forehead.
In all honesty, though, I don't think the product itself is bad since it does what it promises to do (well, some of them). I think it's just my skin. If you are not sensitive to silicone, I think this product will be a good alternative to more expensive primers because it comes in a really huge tube (30 ml of product) for a fraction of the cost. Just be a little watchful while dispensing since the product seems to come out in splatters at times!