Saturday, 19 September 2015

L’Oreal Revitalift Magic Blur Product Review

Can you erase skin flaws both instantly and gradually over time?


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Pores, fine lines, wrinkles…now becoming more and more a major skin concern for women of my age. And although there are numerous temporary fixes out there that can give you instant results, not all of them are designed to give results that develop over time.

News arrived that L’Oreal has launched a new addition to the Revitalift skincare range called Magic Blur. As its name implies, it gives you an immediate ‘blurring’ solution; it is meant to instantly reduce the appearance of imperfections that include pores, lines and wrinkles. Of course, I’m one of the many enthusiasts who were excited to try and test this range, as pores have always been a challenge and I’m always looking forward to explore new innovations that address this never-ending skin concern.

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But what makes Revitalift Magic Blur from other products that also give instant blur effects? I’ve been using Benefit Porefessional more than a year now and I’m happy with the immediate solution it provides to reduce the appearance of my pores. So how would Revitalift Magic Blur fare against products like Benefit Porefessional or primers that hide pores? Revitalift Magic Blur promises to build results over time, meaning it gives instant AND continuous results.

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This new range includes 2 products: Eye Cream and Moisturizer. Both products come in elegant red packaging with gold stamping on L’Oreal logo, which I find very classy. I know, I know, the packaging is not what I put on my face but I always take note of good packaging. I believe that a good brand will always put a certain level of attention and effort on making sure that the product has a good presentation, would you agree?

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L’Oreal Revitalift Magic Blur
Opti-Blur Technology + Pro-Retinol A
Price: RM65.90


What’s inside:
Opti-Blur Technology – diffuses light on skin to immediately blur lines, wrinkles and pores
Pro-Retinol A – fights the signs of aging for an anti-wrinkle action over time and a younger-looking skin

How to use:
Apply a small amount every morning on cleansed skin.
Spread gently all over the face without massaging in circular motions. Take note, DO NOT massage in circular motions.

What to expect:
Instantly, blurs appearance of lines, pores and imperfections.
Over time, reduces signs of aging, wrinkles. Skin feels firmer, skin tone is more even.

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This cream has a beautiful texture, somewhat soft and fluffy on the skin, like cotton feel. It has a lovely scent that dissipates in a few minutes, not too strong. It is easily absorbed on the skin and leaves a matte, velvety finish. It feels great on the skin but it is recommended to apply SPF afterwards, especially if you’re going outdoors or even just driving around, as most products containing Retinol needs sun protection.

It comes in a red glass jar packaging with the signature L’Oreal-engraved jar cap. I like the glass jar but some may not because it’s heavy and you have to dip your finger into it. This doesn’t come with a spatula but what I do is to just use a small plastic spoon that I collect from my son’s jelly snacks. Yes, improvise! This way, I don’t need to dip my finger into it.

My Experience:
I loved the instant result that it gives on my skin; my pores are less visible, lines are diminished, and the texture is just nice. However, when sunscreen is applied afterwards, you’ll have by-products forming on the surface of the skin, like eraser shavings. Some of you may have experienced this, it normally happens when the layers of cream, moisturizer or foundation on your face don’t blend well together.

It is fine if applied on the skin with no plan of applying foundation afterwards. I tried using different brands and type of foundation but it was challenging to find a suitable one that will not result to “eraser shavings” even without massaging in circular motion. I’ve used it with Guerlain Lingerie de Peau, BodyShop BB Cream and Givenchy Loose Powder alternately, using makeup brush, but I still get the “eraser shavings”.    

After 2 weeks of using this moisturizer every morning, I agree that the texture of my skin feels better. It may show improved results over time on my pores if used for a few more weeks. The downside is it’s hard to blend with makeup and I end up having ‘eraser shavings’.

Before and After Application:
So here is how my skin looks before (left photo) and after (right photo) application, with no filter, no editing effects here. The matte effect immediately gives the skin a smooth look...MyInstantMagic!

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L’Oreal Revitalift Magic Blur
Opti-Blur Technology + Caffeine
Price: RM57.90

What’s inside:
Opti-Blur Technology – the fusion of blurring polymers inside a miraculous skin-transforming texture to create a perfectly smooth surface
Caffeine – reduces aging signs over time and diminishes puffiness and dark circles

What to expect:
Instantly, blurs appearance of lines, bags and dark circles.
Over time, wrinkles are reduced, dark circles are less visible, puffiness is diminished.

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This cream, like the face moisturizer, has a lovely texture that is also easily absorbed by the skin. It also leaves a matte finish on the eye area, like the texture that an eye primer also leaves on the skin.

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It comes in a red, soft plastic tube, which is easy to press. It has a white cap and a transparent rubber applicator. By pressing the tube, the eye cream will be dispensed through the transparent rubber tube then apply it on the eye area like how you would by using your ring finger. I love this kind of eye cream packaging versus the jar; easier to apply on eye area, less or no wastage because you can easily control the amount of cream for your eyes.

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My Experience:
The instant results for the eye cream is easier to see because it does great in solving my fine lines immediately. It works like an eye primer, providing a good canvas for my eye makeup, which by the way, doesn’t result to ‘eraser shavings’ because I don’t apply cream products on it.

After 2 weeks of using this eye cream every morning, I can see good improvements on my fine lines (no photo, sorry, I did try to take close-up photos but it’s hard to show the difference). My fine lines were noticeably diminishing! Compared to the moisturizer, the results from the eye cream were easier to see after 2 weeks.
  
Where to buy:
Watsons stores or via online at watsons.com.my


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