Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Review: L'oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur
What Is Miracle Blur?
It’s NOT a moisturizer, NOT a foundation, MORE than a primer; it’s the first of-its-kind Instant Skin Smoother.
What Does It Do?
Miracle Blur instantly erases the look of lines, wrinkles, and pores. Skin instantly looks and feels smooth, leaving a velvet soft matte finish that lasts all day.
When Should I Use It?
Miracle Blur should be applied daily after moisturizing as the final step in every woman’s skincare routine. Wear alone for a matte finish, or wear under makeup for smoother application and wear.
What I have to say about Miracle Blur:
Although I am always eager to try a new sample, I automatically assumed this was a product that was just not too useful for me. My makeup routine is pretty no-frills. I don't use primers or other extras, so just by reading the packaging, I didn't have high expectations. As I was getting ready to go out on Saturday night, I flipped through some of my skincare samples and decided to give the Miracle Blur a go.
First, the texture of this product coming out of the package was really unusual. I expected some sort of cream, but the product was thick, had a light beige-yellow color, and it felt sort of dry and fluffy. I was like hmmm...
When I smoothed it onto my face I expected it to keep the dry consistency, but it actually spread well. Alone, it did add a sort of soft glow to my skin. I applied my Holika Holika BB cream on top, but it was pretty hot and humid, and my skin seemed a little too dewy for my liking. I patted on a little compact powder to make my face less shiny, and afterwards my skin was nice and matte, not at all shiny. I'm not sure if the matte texture was due to adding the powder, or if the product became more matte after setting. When I looked at the end result, there was a noticeable diffused effect, a warm glowy softness about my skin. I was really impressed-this stuff is legit!
As I said, I didn't expect much from this product. I am not one for piling on the makeup and wasting time and money on unnecessary steps, so I did not imagine Miracle Blur finding a place in my routine. However, I liked the results so much that I would definitely consider buying this one!
This product adds a soft and sweet glow to your skin, I think it could be good for just about anyone. I have "normal" skin and I did feel as if this was a little greasy when combined with my BB cream. If you have skin that is on the oilier side, and you use cream face products such as BB's or foundations, this might add unwanted shine. If you are someone who is trying to cover major skin issues, I don't think this would be all that helpful. But if you just want your skin to look smoother and prettier, as if it is being hit with good lighting, you might like this as much as I did. One reviewer on L'oreal's website summed it up really well by saying that Miracle Blur was like "photoshopping your face."
I also noticed that a Benefit Pore-fessional sample that I received but haven't tried yet, seems like it is a similar product. Now I'm even more excited to try that one out! When I do, I will review it and let you know how these two compare.
So, have you tried Miracle Blur or Pore-fessional yet? What did you think? Do you use any other products to soften the look of lines or pores?