I purchased the smaller, 0.34 oz dropper bottle of Farsali Skintune Blur Perfecting Primer Serum ($22-$54) last week during the Sephora sale. It’s taken me literally ages to purchase anything Farsali because I was just utterly turned off to the brand due to the constant hype on Instagram and youTube. You ever been curious about a certain brand or product but you’re just totally turned off to it when it’s shoved in your face constantly? That’s pretty much how I felt about Farsali. It was just everywhere last year! I couldn’t watch a video on youTube or log into Instagram without someone dripping Farsali serum, oil, or something another on their faces. The brand hit social media very aggressively and I’m sure it gained them a ton of exposure, followers, and sales but it did lose me in that hustle. It felt way too over hyped and for me over hyped products normally lead to major disappointment.
For some reason or another, they did finally grab my attention with the Skintune Blur Perfecting Primer Serum and Liquid Glass Radiance Serum both of which I purchased.
Here’s my review and thoughts on the Farsali Skintune Blur Perfecting Primer Serum.
Farsali Skintune Blur Perfecting Primer Serum intrigued me because some of the claims reminded me of the long dead but much loved Urban Decay Deslick in a Tube. I’m starting to brace myself for Summer when my dry skin becomes a little wonky. I tend to go suddenly combo in the Summer where I’m seeing dryness but also oiliness around my chin, sometimes my cheeks, and forehead. Since the warmer weather is slowly trickling in I thought eh, might as well try a smaller bottle of this Skintune Blur Perfecting Primer Serum.
I actually didn’t buy into the hype at all and wasn’t expecting much. It’s a good way to go into certain products sometimes. Expect the worst and sometimes be pleasantly surprised how good something ends up working. This ended up being a pleasant surprised.
Farsali Skintune Blur Perfecting Primer Serum promises a host of interesting things like reducing pores and imperfection while brightening and giving skin fine-tuned effect. That had me at “fine-tuned”! Sounded interesting enough.
The primer comes in a dropper bottle which is extremely poor packaging for a product that’s thick thick. My first try with it was awful as I squeeze the dropper nothing came out! I kept squeezing and finally it releases a long, congealed line of primer. Great. This was starting out really well. NOT! That sort of grossed me out as the bottle was new and unopened how did the product morph like that?
Anyway, after that was spit out of the dropper I went back in and tried to get more product but I failed. This is a really creamy product and it’s super difficult to get get it to flow into the dropper. You have to sort of squeeze and bunch the dropper down a few times. They might want to reconsider how they package this.
I finally did get it to work but it’s a pain. As I said it’s a very creamy product that absorbs easily into my skin. I was a little concerned it would be drying as they did promise a powder-like finish but it actually feels lightly hydrating initially and sets to a more satiny soft feel on my skin. It doesn’t tighten nor does it go matte! It just makes my skin really soft and satiny. This was promising! I don’t have visible pores on my face but I do have smaller ones on my nose and this seemed to do a fairly good job blurring them. It wears well under foundation without pilling! And it does in fact give me that airbrushed look. It does contain a host of silicone but many great hydrating ingredients too like squalane and Glycerin. Sadly, Ascorbic Acid/Vitamin C is way past the fifth ingredient so one wonders how beneficial it is to your skincare in this formula.
I have to admit I did expect this to have alcohol as they do promise oil control and for some reason or another alcohol seems to be every brand’s go to for oil control. It contains none! If you’re super oily it might not cut it for oil control but combination skin types it should do well reducing shine and keep skin matte and oil-free for a few hours. I know my skin looked baby ass smooth for several hours without any shine or oil around my nose.
It didn’t extend the wear of my foundation. I don’t think it has that sort of grip however, it did produce a very good soft focus finish. I don’t have rough or uneven skin texture to begin with but this still gave me a nice focused appearance so my skin looked super smooth. I also didn’t feel like my screen looked brighter when using it!
Here’s the thing.
Farsali Skintune Blur Perfecting Primer Serum isn’t going to make larger pores completely invisible and it’s not going to completely eliminate oil and shine. It will however, give skin a nice soft focused appearance for a few hours. It wears well over foundation and seems to aid it to look smooth and beautiful!
That being said, I do think it’s grossly overpriced for $54 at the 1 oz size. I’m glad I grabbed the smaller version at 20% off but I’m not sure I’d indulge in the full-size at $54. It’s nice but not as great as everyone is raving on and on about.
Farsali Skintune Blur Perfecting Primer Serum is available now at Sephora.
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Farsali Skintune Blur Perfecting Primer Serum is a fairly new primer that promises to blur pores and imperfections while brightening your complexion. This is a thicker cream texture that absorbs easily but doesn’t set matte and has more of a satiny soft finish. Initially it feels lightly hydrating going on but soon sets to a satiny feel. It wears well over foundation but doesn’t extend its wear however, it does produce a very nice photoshop finish on skin giving it a super smooth appearance. I didn’t think it was a perfect or ideal pick for those with super oily skin! It’ll curb some oil but I don’t see it completely eliminating major oil or shine if you suffer from such!
Water, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Propanediol, Glycerin, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Squalane, Ethyl Macadamiate, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Phenoxyethanol, Ceteareth-20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium, Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, Ascorbic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate, Sodium PCA, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Citrate, Phragmites Kharka Extract, Poria Cocos Extract, Citric Acid, Benzoic Acid, Ceteareth-12, Cetyl Palmitate, Sodium Benzoate, Malic Acid, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract.
- Produces a beautiful Photoshop finish on skin! Making it smooth and flawless!
- Wears easily under foundation without pilling or causing dryness.
- Not an end all for oily skin.
Farsali Skintune Blur Perfecting Primer Serum seems to me like an ideal pick for combination skin! Those that are combating a bit of oil, perhaps have smaller pores or minor imperfections, that would like a smooth, softly focused finish with some oil control from their primer!