L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Miracle Blur

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The first thing that captured my attention when I received this from Vogue, was the words under “Blur”, instant skin smoother finishing cream.  I use the Make Up Forever Finishing powder but have not heard of a finishing cream.  I was a unsure how to fit this into my daily regimen and who was getting bumped off because my finishing powder is the last thing I apply after my make-up.  Thankfully, it was clearly illustrated on the package under the “Recommended Regimen”:

  • Step 1: Foaming Cleanser
  • Step 2: Day Cream
  • Step 3: Eye Cream
  • Step 4: Miracle Blur

That was easy!  I bumped off my primer and sunscreen because the Miracle Blur has a Broad Spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen in it.  I think just typing that made my pores breathe better!  The directions are easy and clear too, you apply this as the last step of your Skincare Regimen.  I also apply an Olay all day moisturizer so I bumped that off because this has that “opti-blur technology” and that is pretty much what my Olay did.  Now, I am up to 3 products off my list…..awesome!

Miracle Blur lists active ingredients as follows:
Avobenzone at 3%, Homosalate at 10%, Octisalate at 5%, Octocrylene at 5%, and Oxybenzone at 6%.  What are they?  The “Purpose” listed is sunscreen so this is definitely a broad spectrum sunscreen as advertised!

Application is simple and the product comes in a modest 1.18 fluid ounces and you just apply a dime size all over your face.  That is many dimes in that tube for the current retail price of $19.99.

Results:
I must emphasize that a dime size does the trick.  I went up to a dime and a half and wasted a nickel!  This gave me a greasy like feeling that I was not able to shake off all day and I even reapplied my Finishing Powder but it felt the same.  I was about to scratch future use until I lectured myself on how I read the directions but did not follow them.  Day Two, I behave and thank goodness I grounded myself on Day One!

The product works better than my Smashbox branded primer and costs less, so round #1 goes to Miracle Blur.  I wore the product throughout the day and under my make-up, and I remained with a matte finish that was not over dry or greasy due to the SPF.  Round #2 goes to Miracle Blur because I must admit there are days that I just don’t want Sunscreen because it will feel like a film over my pores.  I trick myself by lightly applying but then I run around ditching the sun all day like I’m a vampire.  This was with a SPF15 so that I can get double that with Miracle Bur at SPF30, I think there was a knockout in round #2.  My fine lines and pores remained minimized throughout the day and it lasted until I washed my face that evening.  I loved that!

In case you missed it, Miracle Blur won in Round #3!  Fight OVER!

You do not get a lift or tightening as this product does not contain and/or claim any anti-again properties, so you still will need to keep those products in your arsenal.  No antioxidants but I like how it replaces three of my everyday products.  It’s not a BB cream but almost a morphed product that can easily stand on it’s own, without a label as such.

Other things to Note:
Love that it comes without a tint or color!  I can keep my foundation and not have to fight any hue.  I was left (before makeup) with a nice smooth finish that was matte, so again I am not trying to fight a shine with powders.  I did not melt and no blemishes were caused by Miracle Blur.  I would call this Camouflage with Protection due to the SPF.  I will be purchasing the Miracle Blur mainly because it has no tint and a better results (and value) than the three products Miracle Blur bumped off!

I received this product free of charge from Vogue.  I have no obligation to provide a positive or negative review, just my honest opinion.  My opinion is based on my experiences with the product and may differ from yours.

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