As promised, I've been using the Loreal Miracle Blur primer for a bit now and have formed some feelings about it.
Miracle Blur is an interesting concept to primer because it contains SPF 30 and is one of its kind in the US market. I believe this is not a new concept to the Asian market because virtually every daytime skin care of any kind has some traces of SPF in it.
This primer goes on matte, and smooths out lines, wrinkles and pores. The texture is quite silicon-y and has a non-oily feel. In fact, it's quite dry. The sunscreen aspect of it feels smooth as well after you smooth it out onto your skin. I didn't particularly notice any residue leftover so that was really nice.
Scent-wise, there is a very faint smell. You could hardly tell. I'd say it was the combination of the sunscreen that contributed to the scent.
The packaging is simple. It fits easily into a makeup bag, the red is pretty and the squeeze tube is convenient. I had no qualms about it.
So did I like it? I liked it a lot the first few uses but afterwards, I noticed that it was too drying for my skin. For reference, I have combination skin. Depending on the weather, it's probably closer to dry. It goes on way too matte and enhanced dry spots in my skin even after proper moisturizing. I noticed after an hour or so, my chin, parts of my forehead and around my nose was peeling.
I actually peeled off the primer, if that makes any sense. My skin reacted weirdly to it but it didn't irritate at all, just irritated me because I was at work and needed to take care of the dry spots ;p
You can see it around my nose and on various parts of my face. MEH. I didn't have any foundation or powder on, just mascara and a bit of eye shadow. If i had foundation on, it probably would have looked worse.
Aside from it being too drying for me, I think it conceals pores extremely well. Honestly, it's like photoshop. It blurs out all the imperfections nicely and evens out the redness. It does a pretty good job for that part.
I'd definitely recommend this product to people with oily skin because this will work like a dream.
Ingredients (via Loreal):
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS AVOBENZONE 3% HOMOSALATE 10% OCTISALATE 5% OCTOCRYLENE 5% OXYBENZONE 6% INACTIVE INGREDIENTS DIMETHICONE • C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE • TALC • DIISOPROPYL SEBACATE • SILICA • SILICA SILYLATE • GLYCERIN • TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE • DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER • WATER
Overall, I like the idea of this product but didn't enjoy it as part of my routine. If it had been more hydrating, I'd probably like it a lot more.
Have you tried this primer, readers? Thoughts?