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L'Oréal RevitaLift Miracle Blur - Review, Pictures, Swatches

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L'Oréal RevitaLift Miracle Blur

Look! Up on the shelf! It's a moisturizer, no, it's a foundation, no, it's a primer, well kind of, it's L'Oréal RevitaLift Miracle Blur!

Smoother than silk! More useful than a liquid primer! Able to instantly blurs lines, wrinkles, pores and uneven texture in a single swipe! Mild-mannered skincare from L'Oréal is really the greatest superhero of them all who fights a never-ending battle for a smooth complexion, a velvet soft matte finish, protection from the sun and beautiful looking skin!

OK. So the L'Oréal RevitaLift Miracle Blur may not be a real superhero, but it certainly has super powers for all it can do.

L'Oréal RevitaLift Miracle Blur

Dubbed as the "The 30 Second Miracle" L'Oréal RevitaLift Miracle Blur is supposed to instantly erase the look of wrinkles, lines and pores.  According to L'Oréal, it contains "Opti-Blur Technology" and a "Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen". I like the sunscreen addition, but I think it would only be useful if you are wearing it alone, and even then I would still use another sunscreen underneath it because you will need a lot more sunscreen than you would L'Oréal RevitaLift Miracle Blur on your face.

L'Oréal RevitaLift Miracle Blur Swatch
Let me tell you about the texture.  The Gouldylox Blog described the texture as "fluffy earwax from a faerie".  I have to agree.  The texture is decidedly different from most primers you may have used in the past. It's not "hard" but it's not soft either.  However, when you start to smooth it out it starts to blend easily and the texture transforms to a more creamy feel.  It has an almost cushion-y texture against the skin. It does feel extremely silicone-y, so those that hate on the silicone feel, steer clear of this buddy.  For those that don't mind or prefer that silicone feel, this is the product for you.

The "Opti-Blur Technology" is supposed to diffuse light on the skin for a soft focus effect. When you read marketing material like that, understand that "diffuse" means matte. A matte complexion will "diffuse light on the skin". That "soft focus effect" is from the silicones in the product that float over fine lines and pores giving an even layer look to the skin combined with the mattifying effect you get that "soft focus" look.

OK. But as far as blurring and masking pores, the L'Oréal RevitaLift Miracle Blur does work!  Check out the swatch on my hand.

L'Oréal RevitaLift Miracle Blur Swatch

Dude. It's like blurred! for real!

It works even better on your face, where it is supposed to be used!

I have tested this for a couple of weeks off and on, and I do notice that my skin appears smoother when I use it. My foundation applies easily over it, however my oily skin does still break through around 4 hours into wearing this if I don't use my mattifying powder underneath it.  The L'Oréal RevitaLift Miracle Blur applies best when used on clean moisturized skin. If you add any powders to your skin before application, the L'Oréal RevitaLift Miracle Blur will tend to ball up and be harder to blend into the skin.  Those with dry, normal and combination skin will find that this works well for you. Those with oily skin should consider using a mattifying moisturizer and primer underneath...however that might prove redundant as many mattifying primers also contain a lot of silicones, so applying both may be silicone overload for you.  While I have sensitive skin, I found that the silicones in this product did not break me out, nor did the chemical sunscreens, but everyone is different, so use at your own risk.

Now L'Oréal claims "In 4 weeks, wrinkles, lines and pores appear minimized.  Skin texture appears smoother."  I have to say that I did not see this effect, but I also did not use it consistently for 4 weeks, so that may be the issue.  Looking at the ingredients, I only see:

Sunscreens like Avobenzone, Homosalate, Octisalate, Octocrylene, and Oxybenzone; Silicones such as, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Silica Silylate, and Dimethicone Crosspolymer; and Skin Conditioning Agents, which are essentially emollient, anti-microbial conditioning agents that make other oils feel less greasy. Those include C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (an anti-tackiness agent, solvent for sunscreen ingredients, making it easier to incorporate those ingredients into products like moisturizers) and Diisopropyl Sebacate.

So where is the ingredient to minimize "wrinkles, lines and pores"?  It's not in there unless they are counting on glycerin to do that.

The L'Oréal RevitaLift Miracle Blur is sold in drugstores and is part of the L'Oréal RevitaLift line.  While most face primers have an average price around $33, the L'Oréal RevitaLift Miracle Blur retails for $24.99 and many times you can find it on sale for $19.99 or lower. For example, right now Drugstore.com and CVS.com (non affiliate link) both are selling this for $19.99.

Do you NEED this?  YES,  if you have dry, normal or combo skin and wish to lightly diffuse lines and pores.  No,  if you have sensitive skin to chemical sunscreens and/or silicones.

What say you?  Have you tried this product yet? Do you think it's a superhero? Why do you think L'Oréal made that claim about seeing fewer lines in 4 weeks of use?

A huge THANK YOU to April from Glitter Gloss Garbage blog for passing this press sample along to me!

Ingredients:
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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