I’ve been interested in this product for a little while now and I finally decided to give it a try when I came across it on sale. The Loreal Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoother is designed to “erase the look of wrinkles, lines, & pores” and protect skin from the sun (SPF 30). Keep reading if you would like to know how it measures up to those claims.
Miracle Blur is meant to be used after completing your normal skin care regimen (cleansing & moisturizing). It can be used alone or topped with makeup. I have been using it as a primer for my makeup.
As a primer, I do enjoy this product. It squeezes out as a thick white cream, but it has that silicone feeling to it. The silicone in it really helps to fill in my pores and fine lines. I don’t have any wrinkles yet, but because of the consistency, I imagine it would help them look better too. Because of it’s thick consistency, I always apply this directly on my cheeks and forehead (where I need primer the most) and then spread it to other areas of my face. My normal everyday primer is the Monistat Chafing Relief Powder-Gel and it has a much slippier texture than the Miracle Blur.
This product definitely helps my foundation to look better on my skin. It also helps prolong the wear of my foundation for about the same time as my Monistat primer. In fact, I really can’t tell the difference in how my skin looks when I apply Miracle Blur or Monistat. They basically both work the same for me. The Monistat primer retails for $5-$7, Miracle Blur retails for $20-25.
So, do I think Miracle Blur is worth it? Yes, only because of the SPF. I reserve this product for days when I will be in the sun because it takes the place of sunscreen for me. I really hate applying sunscreen to my face underneath makeup because it gives me an extra step and makes my face feel heavy. By combining SPF with primer, my face feels normal. I ended up paying around $14 dollars for this because of a sale, coupons, and an extra discount, but I’m not sure I would pay the normal $25.
- SPF 30
- reduces appearance of pores & fine lines
- makes foundation look better & last longer
- improves texture of skin even without putting makeup on top
- helps control oil
- $25 price tag for 1.18 ounces of product
Final Grade: B+ (I would easily give this product an A rating if only the price were lower.)
What are your thoughts on Loreal Miracle Blur?