L’Oreal Revitalift Magic Blur Review
Who doesn’t want to look like they have been photoshopped in real life? I was on the lookout for a new primer after my pores had started to become more noticeable and so when I saw this advertised I figured it was worth a try.
I had a bit of time to kill in Cork whilst away on a mini-break and so I hit Boots. Luckily they had a tester out, so I could see what the texture was like before buying. I tried this on the back of one hand and Benefit’s The Porefessional on the back of the other. They are remarkably similar products, but L’Oreals is MUCH cheaper. I also tried the Baby Skin version from Maybelline which was just a basic silicone primer. I tried to take a photo, to show you, but my camera doesn’t photo skin very well, and I just ended up with 2 photos of my horrid hands.
L’Oreal claims that this blurs fine lines and pores while providing a matte texture and it does exactly that. It reminds me of the Clinique Pore Minimiser
but easier to apply and with no tint.
I have only been using this for a few days so I can’t say whether long term use might result in breakouts but I can tell you it works. If like me you are getting the first signs of ageing and would like your skin to look more flawless and less shiny then I reckon you will like this. I also feel it helps control oil which is a big plus for me.
I wear it on top of my La Roche Posay Antihelios XL
tinted sunscreen and then apply Revlon Colorstay
on top. This results in a matte-yet-fresh finish, which is as close to real skin like as I can get, while still getting good coverage for my uneven skin tone.
There is another version of this which is a daytime moisturiser that claims it has retinol in, which as I’m sure you know I love. However it is Retinyl Palminate which is a lower potency version of retinol and so I doubt it is much more than a marketing gimmick.