Beauty This Blurring Face Primer Is So Good, I Stopped Using Filters on My Selfies Seeing is believing. By Jennifer Chan Jennifer Chan Instagram Twitter Jennifer Chan is an editor, content strategist, and copywriter with over 16 years of experience. She covers all things fashion, pop culture, and beauty. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on January 31, 2022 @ 10:00PM Pin Share Tweet Email We independently evaluate all recommended products and services. If you click on links we provide, we may receive compensation. Learn more. Photo: Courtesy As a beauty editor and on-air host, I test countless products for a living and have high standards for the ones that find a coveted spot in my daily routine. For a little background, I'm a self-professed glam girl through and through, which means I have my go-to staples for foundation, concealer, eyeliner, and lashes on lock — and rarely do I toss in a new variable for fear of messing up my tried-and-true formula. When Hourglass Cosmetics sent me the brand new Vanish Airbrush Primer, I was somewhat apathetic since face primer is one step that I tend to skip since I've never really found one that made a difference. When I discovered that celebrity makeup artist Mary Phillips (whose megawatt client list includes Kendall Jenner, Jennifer Lopez, and Hailey Bieber) was such a super fan of the product, I decided the time was now to see if I could be converted to a face primer believer. Courtesy Shop now: $56; hourglasscosmetics.com Everything that Hourglass creates comes in gorgeous, luxe-looking packaging, and I admired this pretty product as soon as I unboxed it. I decided to put it to the test on an overly busy day, which included early hours online, work deadlines, on-camera Zoom meetings, a TV shoot, and an industry event outdoors, followed by dinner with friends visiting from out of town. Safe to say this jam-packed itinerary allowed for zero downtime, minimal (if any) touch-ups, and the need to look and feel my best no matter the hour. I applied the hydrating, non-drying primer early in the morning and layered everything else on after, noting how much smoother my skin looked at first glance. I even grabbed a handheld mirror for a closer inspection of my complexion to ensure I wasn't envisioning things and said a little prayer to the makeup gods that this new product wouldn't let me down. As I rushed out the door, I skimmed over the primer's long list of lofty promises like perfecting the skin, controlling shine, and extending makeup wear, while also blurring imperfections and minimizing pores. I made a mental note to keep tabs on its performance, and set out to tackle my day with a full face of makeup. Here's what I can tell you: This stuff works. Throughout my dizzying schedule, which also included battling traffic, wearing a face mask, dining outdoors under a heat lamp, and filming a national TV segment under bright lights, my makeup stayed put. When I sat down for touch-ups in the glam room at the studio by midday, the makeup artist actually commented that I didn't need her help because everything was in place, and whisked me away to free up her chair for someone else. As I scrolled through my camera roll from the shoot, I realized she wasn't just saying that, and felt so confident about my complexion that I didn't even object to taking a selfie (sans filter) with friends to cap off our epic evening later on. By the time I made it back home, I stole a final glance at my face to see how intact my makeup was, and to my surprise, everything looked fresh as a daisy (even if my energy level was running on empty.) I'm keeping this miracle worker on hand for marathon days, and suggest you do the same.