Sometimes you don’t have 28 days to wait for an anti-ageing cream to work its magic, or even 28 minutes for that matter. For days when you want line, wrinkle and pore free (every day please), these instant skin smoothers work like the beauty equivalent of Polyfilla to fill in skin imperfections at the stroke of a finger. Here are 10 of the best.
This lightweight gel formula goes on so fast and easy, you can do it mirror-free and whilst juggling a baby if necessary. Perfect sized tube for touch-ups during the day or evenings out.
Benefit The Porefessional (£24.50, benefitcosmetics.com)
This doesn’t just fill in pores, it smooths away most skin imperfections and primes perfectly for make-up. Very light but keeps skin oil-free and fresh all day.
Indeed Labs Nanoblur (£19.99, boots.com)
The best thing about this skin finisher is that it can be mixed directly with your moisturiser, foundation or concealer to speed up application time. It cleverly diffuses lines and leaves skin oil-free in seconds.
Estee Lauder Perfectionist Line Smoother (£40, esteelauder.co.uk)
The built-in applicator allows you to target concerns, quickly fading away lines. Great on crows feet around your eyes and feels very lightweight on skin too.
Clarins Instant Smooth Line Correcting Concentrate (£26, clarins.co.uk)
The targeted, silicone-tipped applicator allows you to blast lines, wrinkles and visible pores easily and it doesn’t roll or peel off when worn under moisturiser or with make-up.
Olay 10 Minute Miracle (£29.99, boots.com)
Creates a velvety base for make-up (or makes skin look smooth enough to ditch base altogether) and leaves skin oil-free. Slightly thicker in consistency, but quickly blends out and blurs imperfections.
No7 Brilliantly Bare Beauty Enhancer (£12.50, boots.com)
While some skin perfecting primers need make-up to make your skin look its best, this makes bare skin look great too. Leaves skin silky soft.
BareMinerals Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense SPF 30 (£23, bareminerals.co.uk)
A great all-in-one product for priming skin, smoothing out lines and lightly evening out your skin tone. Great colour too. The added SPF makes this an easy does-all skin product.