Makeup primer is something important but yet I don't always use primer whenever I use makeup. Most of the time I forgot to use the primer, other time I feel too lazy to add another step to my makeup routine, and other time I just don't have the time to put the primer because I'm a crazy procrastinator that thinks that I can finish my makeup in 10 mins while actually I totally can't. 

When I use primer, my favorite kind is the ones that contain silica. I have big pores on the sides of my nose and silica-based primer can fill the pores so they're temporarily gone hehe. I have the famous Benefit's Porefessional primer. It does the job well but one thing that holds me back from buying the full size product (the one I have is the travel size one that came from How to Look the Best at Everything kit) is the price. I believe it's more than Rp400.000 now? For me it's too much for something I don't use daily. 

Afraid not, I've found an alternative. It's The Body Shop All-in-One Instablur! The name sounds familiar, no? It's because the name is inspired by the super famous photo-sharing social media, Instagram :D 

The tube is sophisticatedly colored in black, white, and silver. I really like the design. The mouth is on the bottom so the product is always near the exit way and that makes it easier to get the product out. The cap is screw-type cap. I prefer flip cap as it's easier to open but screw cap is more secure for travelling. 

What it claims:
This all-new face perfector blurs imperfections, giving you flawless photo-perfect skin in an instant! With Community Fair Trade marula oil.
- Shine Controlling 12h
- Reduces appearance of pores
- Blemish Hiding
- Complexion Unifying
- Make-up Extending

I say yes to the shine control, pore appereance, and makeup extending. But for blemish hiding and complexion unifying I'm sorry I don't think The Body Shop All-in-One Instablur does those jobs. The product itself is clear and transparent (hence the universal shade). This is why I said it's not for blemish hiding and complexion unifying because this product definitely gives zero coverage

The application is a bit tricky. You need to smooth the product on your skin and be careful not to massage it. It's because The Body Shop All-in-One Instablur fills your pores and creates a layer on top of your skin to make it as smooth as baby's bum. If you massage when you apply it, you'll ruin that layer and be left with messy white dirt and unprimed skin. 
But aside from that, The Body Shop All-in-One Instablur is a really good makeup primer. The website says you can use it alone or as a makeup primer. I don't see much difference on my skin when I use it alone (only the mattifying effect) so I'd always go for Instablur as a makeup primer. I can feel that this primer controls the sebum on my face so I don't get too oily at the end of the day which extends the makeup wear time and also it fills the big pores so my skin looks flawless. SUPER LOVE. 

+ Makes my skin less oily
+ Makeup stays longer
+ Zero pores detected
+ Affordable price

- Tricky application
- Need to do double cleansing at the end of the day because silica tends to clog pores

Product info: 
Name: The Body Shop All-in-One Instablur
Packaging: Matte tube with screw cap
Price: Rp299.000
Volume: 25ml (0.84 fl. oz.)

*This post is a part of The Body Shop Blog Competition #TBSBloggers



  1. this sounds nice, i've been using the smashbox one for ages!

    xx danielle // shades of danielle // bloglovin

    1. I've heard good things about smashbox primer! I'll try it one day :D

  2. Heyy, im sorry harus comment in this post!! Im wondering where to buy tresemme heat protection sprayy.. Ive been looking for it in numerous drugstores and supermarkets but cant seem to find them.. Any ideas? Thanks soo much

    1. heyho there.. do you live in jakarta? I bought mine at SuperIndo Kosambi. my cousin bought hers at Hero Mall Puri Indah. Hope this helps! :)