Review: L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoothing Finishing Cream

Revitalift Miracle Blur is an instant skin smoother finishing cream that is neither a moisturizer nor a foundation. It was specifically formulated with a cushiony texture that instantly blurs lines, wrinkles, pores and uneven texture. Miracle Blur will be available in retail stores February 2013, but I was fortunate to test it out beforehand and have been using a press sample for the last several months. 

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This is a press sample. Actual product will be 35ml
“This unique finishing cream blends seamlessly into skin so it instantly looks and feels smooth, leaving a velvet-soft matte finish. Opti-Blur Technology diffuses light on skin for a soft-focus effect that instantly smooths lines and wrinkles, hides pores and minimizes little flaws and imperfections. Revitalift Miracle Blur should be the final step in every woman’s skincare routine, applied after moisturizer.” 
This is a very interesting product. When I first rubbed it between my fingers, it  reminded me a of a silicone primer. It’s texture is very dense at first touch, however it immediately melts into the skin leaving it softer and visibly transformed. I wouldn’t say the texture is entirely light-weight, however do agree that it’s silky. The key is to massage this between your fingers, warming up the product before use. At least, that’s what works best for me.  

You can use this underneath makeup to prepare and smooth your skin’s overall texture or on its own to help moisturize and blur away the signs of aging providing a soft focus effect. I prefer to use this after I’ve applied my moisturizer and underneath my makeup as a primer. 

I like how my skin visibly looks and feels after application. My pores are smaller and camouflaged and the texture of my skin looks more smooth and even-toned. I didn’t notice a significant reduction in fine lines/wrinkles around the eyes/mouth but do feel my makeup application and overall skin appearance  has improved since using this product as a primer. It does a great job of reducing excess oil and producing a soft matte skin finish. I would say that this is comparable to other high-end primers I’ve tried, although L’Oreal Paris also makes the Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base which is also good if you are looking for a cheaper alternative.

A little goes a long way.
I typically use this small amount for my entire face 

Miracle Blur blended out.
Notice the redness around my knuckles is reduced and skin looks smoother.
Additional Details:
> Broad Spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen

> Suggested retail – $29.99 CDN/35ml 
> Available February 2013 in all drugstores and mass retailers
> For a list of ingredients and sunscreen instructions see photo below

Will this be your “secret weapon” when it launches next month? 

Let me know in the comments below.