Nip+Fab clearly know everyone loves a good selfie these days and this latest addition to the Viper Venom range will prime, blur and mattify your skin for a flawless complexion. It will do all the usual things you expect from a primer, reduce appearance of pores and diminish oil. It also contacts their 'wonder ingredient' SYN-AKE to instantly freeze lines. No botox required apparently.
My usual primer is Benefits Porefessional so I was keen to see how this compared but immediately I noticed the products were very different whilst achieving many of the same things. Nip+Fab's Micro Blur is clean and thicker in consistancy compared to Benefits silicone based and slightly tinted offering. Nip+Fab have a clear offering so it almost doesn't 'show' until you start layering on your make up and see how well it is sitting. I do find with Porefessional I can instantly see my pores reduced, or at least believe them to have been whereas the tackier Nip+Fab seems undetected to the naked eye and more subtle.
That is not to say I don't enjoy it and have been using regularly and my make up is applying nicely and by finding it less obvious to the skin I don't feel I have piled on too many products. I used to have the misguided impression that using primer would be the reason my make up would last all day but now I'm realising its more the foundation, than foundation itself to making that happen.
You might think otherwise but I don't think I have too many lines to worry about and I can't say that I found that using this primer froze them but it certainly didn't sit in them and provided that aforementioned base for foundation to sit nicely.
I think there's definitely a place for Nip+Fab Micro Blur alongside my Benefit Porefessional but it's worth noting for the budget conscious amongst us that Nip+Fab comes in at £20 for 40mls compared to half that for the same price at Benefit. If you're not a fan of silicone primers Nip+Fab could well be the way to go if you're looking for an instant soft focus look for your selfies.
Also in my package from Nip+Fab and in the same Viper Venom range is Frown Fix* which comes in a brush pen application method. Again SYN-AKE is the wonder ingredient to freeze those expression lines and wrinkles and the brush method does make it a different and more targeted approach to application but I actually prefer to put product in my hands and massage into my face. It felt a bit more of an effort to brush in and then still blend in with fingers. Perhaps this would be better received by someone with more prominent lines that they wanted to give attention to.
Application method aside as a serum containing hyaluronic acid for hydrating properties this was handy to take on the plane with me during my recent holiday and a great size for travelling purposes. I think I prefer a serum with a little more oomph about it and this is maybe more suited to those trying to move onto the next stage of their skincare regime or if you're more worried about specific lines that are starting to appear.
Have you tried either of these products from Nip+Fab?