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L’Oréal Paris REVITALIFT Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoother Finishing Cream Review, Photos

by Amber on March 11, 2013

in new products,primers,product reviews,sunscreen

Unless you’re a lucky twenty-something, it seems like most of us are looking for the fountain of youth. Living well and taking of yourself, with an emphasis on great skincare seems to be most of the answer, but it doesn’t hurt when there’s a fab beauty product to help make the job a little easier, right? That’s where this new little ditty from L’Oréal Paris fits in, the REVITALIFT Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoother Finishing Cream. Because who doesn’t want instantly smoother skin?

I’ve got plenty of enlarged pores, and some fine line lines that could use a little smoothing—and did I mention I’m thirty-something? I’m a perfect fit for this product. So let’s see how it did!

REVITALIFT Miracle Blur

REVITALIFT Miracle Blur was inspired by the science of optical skincare, and it utilizes new “Opti-Blur Technology” to diffuse light in millions of directions to instantly erase the look of lines, wrinkles and pores. This provides instant skin gratification by “blurring” away fine lines, wrinkles and pores for a virtually flawless-looking complexion in about 30 seconds. In addition to the product’s instant results, Miracle Blur was formulated with broad-spectrum SPF 30 to protect skin from future damage caused by harmful UVA/UVB rays. That SPF 30 factor was huge for me, because I don’t think I own any other primers/optical diffusers that have a protection factor that high. Score one for me!

When I think of L’Oréal’s REVITALIFT collection of products in general, I think they’re geared for the 35 & up set, but I don’t see any reason why almost anyone couldn’t benefit from Miracle Blur.

While this should be the final step in your skincare regimen, this can be worn several different ways. I’ve heard of people wearing it alone without any make up, and I’ve also heard of people putting it on top of their makeup. I personally prefer neither of those methods, because I wear it as a foundation primer, and with great success. You’ll find the texture is quite thick, but it blends down to a nice, smooth look and feel, with a little bit of that dimethicone “slip” often associated with primers. I can feel a little bit of it on my skin, but I don’t think it feels overly heavy.

Take a peek at these pics, let me know your thoughts…

REVITALIFT Miracle Blur on back of hand

back of same hand with REVITALIFT Miracle Blur rubbed in — absolutely no retouching

Up close…

These photos were taken in macro (with flash) on a small part of my cheeks where they are the oiliest, and my pores are the most enlarged. I did this so you could see a more magnified effect. At normal range (and to the naked eye), the skin actually appears much smoother. In my opinion, there’s still a visible smoothness, even at close range.

There isn’t really a true fragrance to the product, but I can say that my sensitive sniffer does pick up a very slight sunscreen-like scent which quickly dissipates. (Which doesn’t bother me at all.) I have combination skin (not excessively oily) that tends to get a small amount of breakthrough oil in the afternoon. Miracle Blur didn’t really curb that too much when I wore it under a liquid foundation, and nothing else. However—when I used a finishing powder on top of that foundation, I was able to get eight hours of nearly flawless wear, and my pores were practically hidden for most of the day.

With that being said, I think the key for people with oily skin, will be using a powdered foundation to prolong the shine-free, smoothing effect that Miracle Blur can offer.

A super important fact…

Use nearly a pea to a dime-sized amount of this product, and no more! A little goes a long way! Otherwise, it will feel too thick. If it feels too thick, you’ve probably used too much. And—you’ve got to spend a few extra seconds rubbing it in really well. Then, let it set for 30 seconds to a minute before applying makeup.

Have you tried this yet? What are your thoughts? Or…will you try Miracle Blur now?

Bottom Line…

While I think this is probably best for people with combination, normal, or dry skin, I wish it gave a little more oil control later in the day. I found that to be remedied with the use of a finishing powder. I think the smoothing effect claims are true, and I really appreciate that there’s an SPF 30 in Miracle Blur. If anything, I wish it was a little less pricey—but chances are, you can catch it on sale at most drugstores.

Price & Availability…

About $24.99 (but often on sale for less); at drugstores, mass retailers, and drugstore.com

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  • http://collegemakeupbudget.blogspot.com/ Beauty on a College Budget

    I keep meaning to try this but I haven’t yet. I’ll try to catch this on a really good sale. I know I’ve read others wear this over foundation but that just sounds odd to me. Does this have any health benefits or anti-aging qualities to it?

  • http://beautyjunkiesunite.com/ Amber

    Aside from providing an SPF 30 to block UVAs/UVBs, this is more of a quick-fix cosmetic. I wouldn’t look to it for anti-aging.

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  • http://twitter.com/Martyna422 Martyna L

    I bought this with high hopes, but it doesn’t do much of anything for me other than give my skin a slightly slimy feel. Perhaps because I don’t really have any spots or uneven color? I was hoping it would blur the appearance of pores, but it makes no difference over just my tinted moisturizer alone.

  • http://beautyjunkiesunite.com/ Amber

    bummer to hear! :(

  • Ivy Boyd

    I have and it is really unique! It’s a great primer, but almost more of a blur-er. Funny made-up word :) I think it’s a nice primer, but few could get by with this alone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.s.frederic Jennifer Shields Frederic

    I really like how it works but can’t stand the sunscreen smell!! Do they make it without sunscreen?

  • http://beautyjunkiesunite.com/ Amber

    Hi Jennifer! I don’t believe they do :(

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  • http://beautyjunkiesunite.com/ Amber

    Hi Tracie, there is silicone in it, but can’t really tell what is an oil in here. Hope this helps you!

    ACTIVE INGREDIENTS AVOBENZONE 3%HOMOSALATE 10%OCTISALATE 5%OCTOCRYLENE 5%OXYBENZONE 6%INACTIVE INGREDIENTS DIMETHICONE • C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE • TALC • DIISOPROPYL SEBACATE • SILICA• SILICA SILYLATE • GLYCERIN • TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE • DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER • WATER

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