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Flawless complexions never came easy…until now. Blur sticks are the hottest makeup trend as of late because they basically “filter” your face (like the one on Snapchat) — and we’re so into it.

Blur sticks on the market act as a primer, but they do more than just that. Living up to its name, it essentially blurs or minimizes the appearance of pores, fine lines, and shine, while giving your skin an airbrushed, ultra-matte finish — flawless enough to wear alone or as a refined base for the rest of your makeup.

Here’s how to incorporate blur sticks into your makeup routine:

Step 1: Swipe onto a clean face.
As you would with primers, apply the blur stick to a clean face. Use sweeping motions to apply it to the skin, starting from your cheeks to your jawline, then moving on to your forehead, nose, mouth, and any oily zones. You can also blend in the product with your fingertips where needed.

Step 2: Apply your makeup.
After finishing your blur stick application, let your face dry. Then follow your regular makeup routine, or skip this step entirely!

Step 3: Let the blur stick work its magic.
Get ready to have a flawless, shine-free face all day long! Use the blur stick throughout the day for touch-ups whether it’s for oily zones or any spot that needs to be smoothed out.

Try out some of our favorite blur sticks below!

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This all-in-one mattifying stick and blotting paper combo is literally everything you need to remain shine-free. One side features a translucent balm to be used under your foundation, and the other side features the blotting paper cartridge. Say goodbye to powders!

Milk Makeup Blur Stick $36
This blur stick from Milk is basically adding a filter to your face, but IRL. It minimizes the appearance of pores up to 68 percent, while providing matte coverage.

becca_soft_light_blurring_powder_rgb_ds_1400pxBECCA Soft Light Blurring Powder $38
We love this lightweight powder because it can be used on its own or as a setting powder. It not only minimize pores, but it also gives you a natural glow. What more could you ever need for your beauty routine?

s1713122-main-LheroYves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Perfector $55
This transforms from balm to powder when applied to the skin. Use it as a base for your makeup for a matte finish with a subtle, healthy dose of radiance.

100% Pure Mattifying Primer $45
With aloe and green tea extract, this primer nourishes while banishing oil for a shine-free face, all day long!

Onomie Priming Serum $50
Not only does this work to minimize pores and reduce fine lines with each use, it also works to ensure pores stay small and fine lines disappear over time.
xx, The FabFitFun Team