SVR Sun Secure Optical Blur Mousse Cream

I’ve reviewed a few SVR products before and I am definitely a fan of the brand. But this product bowled me over completely…

SVR Sun Secure Optical Blur Mousse Cream

best make-up primer - SVR Sun Secure Optical Blur Mousse Cream

SVR sent me this bright orange tube of SPF50 sunscreen to try and I was happy to accept the offer. My experience with the brand has been good and the South African sun forces us to wear a potent sunscreen. So, is it a good sunscreen? Yes, it does the job. But why did I say that it bowled me over?


I hardly ever use a make-up primer. I’ve never found one that I felt was truly worth the expense. Most primers are damn expensive. At least the ones that most beauty addicts swear by. But the SVR Sun Secure Optical Blur Mousse Cream is absolutely amazing!

When I received the product, I didn’t realise that it’s actually a hybrid product; it is both a make-up base and sun protection.

SVR Sun Secure Optical Blur Mousse Cream SPF50

The soft mousse cream melts into the skin leaving it feeling soft and velvety. It really does blur imperfections, smooth the complexion and it helps to minimise the look of your pores. Foundation glides onto your skin and lasts the whole day. I’ve used this product with my Revlon Colorstay and Vichy Dermablend foundations and it works perfectly with both. SVR Sun Secure Optical Blur Mousse Cream also looks amazing on your skin when worn on its own.

This product is suitable for all skin types and I can vouch for that. My skin goes a little crazy with change of season and went from slightly dry to oily in a matter of days. This baby performed well throughout. I also went for a Biomedical Emporium peel recently and even though there is no downtime after this peel (post coming soon!), I did experience a little flaking. The SVR Sun Secure Optical Blur Mousse Cream hid it very well.

So, how much do you think you will have to fork out for this fabulous SPF50 and make-up primer in one… R250!

Only R250 for 50ml of the best make-up primer I have ever used. Get yours at Clicks. I will be stocking up too.


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Microblading: Is it worth it?

My eyebrows are all healed after my microblading touch-up and the final verdict is in…

Microblading: Is it worth it?

Is getting your eyebrows microbladed worth the time, discomfort and money? YES!! I absolutely love my brows.

If you haven’t read my post on the first procedure, you can read it HERE. If you want to know exactly what microblading is, how it feels and how to care for your brows after the procedure, I suggest you pop over.

Today I want to show you my final result and I want to tell you what you can expect after your touch-up.

This is my before and after on the day of the 2nd procedure:

Microblading Is it worth it

Awesome, isn’t it?! The touch-up was done in August ’17.

My brows are now all healed and this is my final result:

Healed microbladed brows

Ugh, behold the pigmentation spots, huge pores and wrinkles in all their glory. But let’s focus on the brows.

My brows have faded quite a bit. I knew it was going to fade, but it faded more than I hoped it would. Keep in mind that I love dark brows.

And then there is this stubborn stroke that just did not want to stay put. I was a bit disappointed, but then I remembered that I have the same issue on my wrist tattoo (this tiny little spot where the ink did not want to take). Why? Ask my skin ;)

The reason why I’m sharing this with you, is because I want to help manage your expectations.

Your brows will fade (to the relief of some who get a huge fright straight after the procedure) and your final result will depend on your skin type and condition and how you take care of your skin. Also remember that your brows will fade in time because of sun exposure, certain skin care products and procedures, etc.

This is why it is IMPERATIVE that you go to a qualified therapist who will guide you in the right direction. Microblading isn’t the only form of permanent eyebrow enhancement and the therapist will be able to help you decide if it’s the best option for you. Pop over to your nearest Skin and Body Renewal and have a chat with their therapists (you won’t be sorry!).

Was microblading the best option for me?

Yes! I love that I wake up in the morning with great looking brows, and I love that when I want them to stand out, it takes me only a few seconds to enhance them even more with a bit of make-up.

Thank you Skin and Body Renewal for my amazing brows. Love, love, LOVE them!

If you have your procedure done at Skin and Body Renewal (which I highly recommend!), it will cost you R1 250 for your first microblading session and R1 100 for the touch-up.


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