I’m all about the skincare and base right now, as my naked (facial) skin is looking the best it has done for a while. I had a play in store with the Kiko Milano Skin Trainer CC Blur and I thought it was worth buying for a longer trial run.

Kiko Skin Trainer CC Blur

Price: £19.90 for 30ml

Shade range: 4 shades – Light, Medium, Neutral, Dark

Blurb:  Optical corrector for perfect skin with a smooth, even complexion. Combines a CC cream’s skin tone correcting properties with a blur’s ability to minimize skin imperfections. In addition, special ingredients in Skin Trainer CC Blur capture the light which is then reflected on the face for a radiant glow. The velvety texture is lightly coloured. Available in four shades to meet the needs of all skin tones.

IngredientsDimethicone, Disiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isononyl Isononanoate, Silica, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Talc, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Parfum (FRAGRANCE), Tocopheryl Acetate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Butyldimethiconyl Propoxyethylcarbamoylpropyl Silsesquioxane, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Alumina, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hexylene Glycol, Vitis Vinifera Fruit Extract (VITIS Vinifera (GRAPE) Fruit Extract), Ci 77891 (TITANIUM Dioxide), Ci 77491 – Ci 77492 – Ci 77499 (IRON Oxides).


My tuppence

While it’s not a new product, it is one that is being heavily promoted in UK stores, alongside the rest of the Skin Trainer range. I’ve never noticed it before to be honest, so the in-store promotion obviously has done it’s job.


Here’s how it looked on the back of my hand. Not much visible difference but there was a definite difference in texture. That said, it felt just like any other silicone-based skin primer, and performed pretty much the same as others I’ve used.


Kiko Primer

The tint is so slight once on the skin that it is not noticeable and you might as well be wearing clear. Here are the before-and-after shots on my cheeks.

Kiko Skin Trainer CC Cream


I used it underneath the Second Skin foundation and it not only gave a lovely smooth base but it did make my foundation last longer. My skin looked radiant but I honestly think that was the foundation rather than the primer, as my skin always looks radiant with the Second Skin foundation.


The verdict

I was hoping for a stronger pigment, so that on good skin days, I could wear this alone for a ‘me-but-smoother’ look. This doesn’t give visible smoothness or visible tint to the skin and so wasn’t what I had hoped. However if you’re looking for a decent silicone primer with added CC benefits, then definitely worth trying if the price tag doesn’t put you off.