So it has really poor reviews and a rather high price tag but I’m kinda loving L’Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoother Finishing Cream.
At $24.99 this is one high end price tag for a drugstore primer. L’Oreal promises it’ll erase lines, wrinkles, and pores.
Does it work?
This comes in a 1.18 oz squeeze tube which I purchased from Drugstore.com for $24.99. I don’t have larger pores or fine lines or wrinkles however, I like using a moisturizing primer to prep my face for makeup and I rely on a silicone one on occasion as it works best to extend the wear of my makeup and blur the appearance of pores on my nose which are visible.
This contains an SPF 30 but honestly, you’d have to apply a ton of it to actually gain the protection you’d need so I find the sun protection a rub and would recommend applying your own sunscreen prior to any makeup.
This stuff is THICK. It’s one of the thickest primers I’ve ever used in my entire makeup life. So thick in fact it proves a challenge to squeeze out of the tube. I typically dislike silicone foundations particularly Smashbox primers because they simply make me feel so itchy. I actually had no problems with Miracle Blur. Not a single hiccup. No itch, no scratching, no uncomfortable feel…
The thicker texture makes it incredibly difficult to apply and blend out. It looks like a paste of some sort. A few reader’s mentioned it was greasy, too thick, and made them shiny….for me it has a smooth, velvety matte finish. It creates a SUPER even and smooth surface for my makeup. Pores on my nose are virtually erased and my skin looks airbrushed after makeup application. It was created as a finishing cream (after makeup) or a primer (before makeup). I prefer using it before makeup as it seems to dull my blush and other makeup when applied on top of it. The really fantastic thing about is would be the way it extends my BB Cream and foundation wear. I can get an extra one to three hours (depending on the foundation product I use) out of my base.
Moral of the story?
My skin looks amazing with this. The nose on my pores virtually disappear, my bb cream and foundation have longer wear times, and my skin looks flawless. It was a delightful surprise and I will repurchase it. I hated the price to be honest and I actually won’t Muse Approve or recommend it because I think the thicker texture won’t exactly please everyone. I, for one, love it. If you’re considerably older with finer lines it make me a miracle product for creating a smoother surface for your make and really I’d say it was for women 50 and over. This age demographic will probably see the best results. If you have larger pores I’d check it out but only if you find it on sale.
I’d LOVE to hear your thoughts!