Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Prep, Prime, Protect
When the folks at O, The Oprah Magazine contacted me and asked if I'd like to test and review a beauty product, I was game but curious about what I'd be sent. I received a full-size sample of the product above a few weeks ago, and was immediately intrigued. As a multi-tasker myself, I'm always on the lookout for products that perform multiple functions to save steps in my skincare/beauty routines.
L'Oréal Revitalift Miracle Blur claims to smooth wrinkles, lines and pores, and provide SPF protection. I'd classify its functions as filler, primer and sunscreen. I've been using this product regularly since receiving it, and have the following impressions.
On its own: the silicone-based product is thick when it comes out of the tube, but glides on smoothly. I suspect that contact with warm skin softens it a bit. A small amount is all you need. It definitely smooths over pores and fine lines, and on it's own has a mattifying effect, which might be good for those with oily skin or areas. I don't find that it particularly evens out skin tone or blotchiness. It contains no tint.
Under foundation/makeup: Miracle Blur is brilliant here! I've mostly been unimpressed with expensive primers, but really do like how beautifully a tinted moisturizer or foundation goes on over this stuff. No settling in pores or lines, no streaks when applied with a brush. And makeup does tend to stay put and I notice less shine coming through on my nose after a few hours.
As a sunscreen: the SPF seems to be mostly chemical-based (avobenzone and other ingredients) rather than a barrier sunscreen such as titanium dioxide, so worn alone as a sunscreen it would need to be reapplied every couple of hours during extended sun exposure (as the package instructions indicate). But if you're planning an indoor day, and especially if you layer multiple products containing some SPF, this could probably take the place of your 30 SPF step.
Overall: I think this does a better job as a filler/primer than the more expensive products I've tried, and with the added bonus of 30 SPF.
Would you like to try L'Oréal Revitalift Miracle Blur? I have NINE (count 'em, NINE) full-sized product samples to give away, kindly provided by O, The Oprah Magazine. Because I like to keep things simple, here are the rules:
1. Be a follower of this blog.
2. Be a resident of the US or Canada. (Sorry, but shipping costs elsewhere are prohibitive.)
3. Enter a comment below before 23:59 on Tuesday, February 19, indicating why you'd like to try L'Oréal Revitalift Miracle Blur.
4. Winners will be selected by random drawing and announced on Friday, February 22.
5. If you are one of the nine winners, you'll need to email me with your shipping address.
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