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The Time-Saving Cream That Hydrates, Preps and PRIMES Like A Charm

Um, have we found the perfect pre-makeup moisturiser, possibly ever? Our reader Qi Yun certainly thinks so. K-BEAUTY LIVES ON!

Welcome to KULALA Beauty Club, where YOU our dear readers help us suss out the best in the beautysphere. This week, we have Qi Yun (@qiyunz) and her review of Blithe’s Instant Glowing Cream. Read her last review here.

Every time I get to try out a new brand, I get really happy and feel a rush of excitement, especially if I’ve heard good reviews about the brand. This time round with Blithe’s Instant Glowing Cream, it was no different.

The cream is a primer that preps and hydrates the skin before makeup, but better. It nourishes and locks moisture in with glycerin, niacinamide and squalene, the latter which plumps up the skin and reduces fine lines. The formula also has the antioxdant-rich tomato leaf extract that fortifies the skin’s natural moisture barrier and prevents makeup from oxidising quickly.

For a primer, the consistency is quite thick and rich, and I was a little worried about how it might sit under makeup. Using only a small amount, however, I found that it melted into the skin very well and almost disappeared. It also has a faint pink pearlescent glow that brings more light and colour to my dull, tired skin.

When it came to applying my foundation, I was so amazed by how easily it smoothed over and blended. Even my thick, cream based concealer disappeared into the skin. I also lightly set my makeup with a matte translucent powder, and the glow still shone through!

Just to see how well it works, I skipped my usual skincare routine and applied only a toner underneath the cream and went straight to foundation after. Safe to say, I was sold. My skin felt comfortable, hydrated and looked radiant throughout the day. Excess sebum was very well controlled, too.

If you’re having trouble finding the time to prep your skin for makeup in the mornings, I highly recommend this to you. It’s like a one-step miracle to achieve instant glow. Free of parabens, synthetic dyes, fragrances and mineral oils, sensitive skin users like me won’t have anything to worry about. This is one that I’ll keep on standby.

Thanks, Qi Yun! Want to join the KULALA Beauty Club? Head on over here to see how you can be a part of it. For more beauty reviews like this, click over here for our “Best of Beauty” series. All photos here were taken by Qi Yun.

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