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Let's talk about the primer I'm using this month. Or just about primers in general...This month I'm using the Maybelline Blur and Smooth primer. Get this, it's supposed to blur and smooth your face for a flawless makeup application!

The Good: I love how it blends out. I think (?) it blurs my skin, but to be honest, I never see that big of an improvement with primers, probably because I don't use enough...

The Bad: So I know what you're thinking. "If it does what it's supposed to do, why ain't you raving about it?". Well, like I just said, I have no idea if I'm using enough, I'm probably just sheering the primer out so I never see that big of a difference. If I want to be picky, the consistency is much more watery than the Porefessional, so it probably has no silicone in it, so that's a pro or con in itself depending on what you want in a primer. For me, the wateryness is a problem because if I'm in a rush to get ready (99% of the time), it can splatter all over my face and hair and clothes, which isn't a good look. And don't get me wrong, I love love love love squeezy tube packaging, but with such a runny product, the trapped air mixed with some sort of pressure leaves the packaging to go through bouts of constantly oozing out product. Don't worry, when the cap is on, there's no leaks, but still, during those times, it's like a race against the clock to get the cap back on. 

So overall, I use this primer. I don't love it, I don't hate it, only because I'm too scared to completely block my pores just yet because I'm trying to fix my stubborn spots. Maybe with a more generous application than a pea-sized amount, I'll think differently. This is why having pumps on all things will solve all the questions of "am I using the right amount?"...

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