There has been a lot of buzz around the Milk Makeup Blur Stick as of late. As soon as I heard about this miracle-sounding stick primer, I immediately ordered it. Iโ€™ve been testing it out for quite a while now and feel like I finally have an opinion thatโ€™s (perhaps) worthy of sharing.

What drew me to this primer is that it claims to be pore and fine line blurring while mattifying, but without any silicones! It is also oil-free, non-comedogenic and vegan. ๐ŸŽ‰ I keep calling it a stick because it is indeed, like many Milk Makeupย  products, in twist-up stick form. It actually looks a lot like a deodorant. ๐Ÿ˜„ The product itself looks like a light skin tone shade, but it seems to apply color-free on the skin. It does feel a bit dry, but it still glides on the skin with ease. Itโ€™s actually a really nice quick and convenient primer to apply.

 

I typically apply the Blur Stick direct from the stick โ€“ not sure that it would work any other way. I do find that you need to rub it into the skin a bit after rubbing the stick against your face, but just a quick and gentle swipe over the skin where itโ€™s been applied. You donโ€™t need to apply a lot of primer either. Just a single swipe wherever you want to minimize skin texture and/or shine and youโ€™re set for foundationโ€ฆor you can just wear this alone as a bit of a โ€œfilterโ€ for the skin. And now weโ€™re getting to the โ€œdoes it workโ€ questionโ€ฆ.

 

Itโ€™s taken me a long time to make up my mind as to whether or not the Blur Stick is really worth it. That should be a tip off that youโ€™re not necessarily getting a miracle worker here. Iโ€™m not saying that it does not do anything because Iโ€™ve decided that it definitely does. At least enough that I donโ€™t want to return it, though I was considering doing so for a brief while.

 

When it comes to results, I do notice a difference. As far as pore blurring goes, this is what had me on the fence. I donโ€™t feel that it really does much to reduce the look of my poresโ€ฆthen again, Iโ€™m not sure any pore blurring or filling primer really helps all that much. That said, this does make my skin look better. A bit like thereโ€™s a filter applied. Itโ€™s kind of difficult to describe the result, but I do feel like my skin just somehow looks better after applying this. It is subtle, but itโ€™s an improvement that may or may not be worth it to you.

My real reason for deciding that the Blur Stick is worth it is that I realized it is very good for oil control! Immediately youโ€™ll see a more matte appearance to the skin. Not flat or fake looking, just softened without excess shine. This softening is quite a unique effect actually. I think it is mostly what makes up that โ€œfilteredโ€ look. This alone is not my reason for liking this primer though. What I find best of all is that it actually does control oil! For some reason most oil-controlling primers almost seem to make me more shiny. Not the Blur Primer! It doesnโ€™t hold back every ounce of oil my skin produces, nor does it dry out the skin. It just keeps me from turning into a greasy mess by the end of the day. And for that, I have actually come to love this primer! ๐Ÿค—

 

My verdict? You donโ€™t need this primer. However, if youโ€™re looking for a skin-softening filter-like appearance that controls shine without totally eliminating it, than the Milk Makeup Blur Stick is worth giving a try! I feel like if your skin is naturally pretty even in tone and you just want to look a bit nicer without wearing foundation, this would be an amazing addition after your skin care routine for a no makeup day. If youโ€™re more like me and donโ€™t have the best skin, especially if youโ€™re concerned with excess shine, this primer is probably going to be great for you under makeup too! Itโ€™s not going to change the world (as some reviews may have you believe), but it does make a difference.

 

The Milk Makeup Blur Stick retails for $36 and contains 1oz / 28g of solid product. It comes in twist-up plastic packaging with a twist on cap (love this aspect of it!). As well as being cruelty free, it is also Vegan and โ€œeco-conscious.โ€

For more info about a wide variety of Milk Makeupโ€™s offerings, check out my earlier overview / review here.


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