I’ve been hearing buzz about L’Oreal Paris’ latest RevitaLift debut, Miracle Blur, ever since my friend and celebrity makeup artist, Billy B. raved about it one day on Facebook. If he thinks it’s amazing, I knew I had to check it out. Thanks to Aprill at Glitter.Gloss.Garbage, she had an extra one she sent my way.
First things first, I was initially confused as to what exactly Miracle Blur is. Were you?
Is it a sunscreen? On the back of the tube it clearly says: “Purpose: sunscreen,” and the front of the tube says “Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen.” Directions even state that the product is meant to prevent sunburn. However, it doesn’t look or feel like any sunscreen I have ever used.
Is it a moisturizer? It’s found under moisturizers on L’Oreal’s website…yet their description clearly states that it is NOT a moisturizer. (In fact, you need to wear moisturizer before applying this product.)
Is it a primer? It definitely looks, feels and applies like Smashbox Photo Finish.
What L’Oreal does say it is, is an instant skin smoother. One that will erase the look of wrinkles, fine lines and pores. So I’m leaning towards a primer with sunscreen.
My first time using Miracle Blur, I did notice that it is difficult to squeeze out of the tube. I’m not sure why that is, as the product is not that thick (although thicker than a moisturizer would be.) You have to apply Miracle Blur to a well-moisturized face, so complete your skin care routine as usual with toner, serum and moisturizer. Squeeze a pea-sized amount of product onto your finger and rub onto the area you wish to “blur.” For me, that was my entire forehead, the crease between my brows, my crow’s feet and the acne scars on my either side of my chin.
Instantly that deep crease I have between my brows appeared all but gone. The wrinkles that span my forehead were minimized. Acne scars? Hidden. Whoa.
I applied my foundation over it as usual, which is a mineral powder foundation and my face was the closest to flawless that I have seen since I was 20. Completely impressed! An added bonus that members of the oily t-zone club will like is that Miracle Blur mattifies. The typical shine on my forehead and chin was completely muted.
Now Miracle Blur doesn’t appear to absorb into your skin, so you will feel some slickness where you apply it…however it is not visible to those around you due to it being matte. Not a big deal for me anyway since I’m used to an oily face, not to mention that a flawless face is so worth it.
Have you tried Miracle Blur? I’d love to hear what you thought!