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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Product Review and Giveaway: L'Oreal Miracle Blur

The marketing people at O (that's Oprah's magazine) were kind enough to send me a new product from L'Oreal, Miracle Blur.

From the L'Oreal site

Here's what L'Oreal says about Miracle Blur:

With its velvety-smooth and silky texture, Miracle Blur can be worn after applying moisturizer as the last step in your Skincare regimen, or worn alone on cleansed skin. Miracle Blur can also be worn underneath makeup for smoother, more even application and wear.

Why Is It Different?
  • Revitalift’s first Finishing Cream that delivers instant results
  • Opti-Blur Technology diffuses light on skin for a soft-focus blurring effect
  • Broad spectrum SPF 30
  • See Dramatic Results: Instantly erases the look of lines, wrinkles and pores
  • In 4 weeks, wrinkles, lines and pores appear minimized. Skin texture appears smoother.

And here's my review:

I have never used a primer-type product like this before, being a mostly lazy make-upper (my latest face purchase was Rimmel BB all-in-one cream, and I take it at its word; it's the only cream I was using on my face in the daytime).

I have given Miracle Blur a two-week daily trial. The positives, in my opinion are:

It has SPF 30. I love a high SPF for everyday wear.
It leaves a soft, matte finish that lasts on my face for about eight hours.
No discernible fragrance.
Easy to transport, squeeze tube.

    The not-so-positives:
    It can "ball up" on my face when I put my Rimmel cream over it. It works much better for me as a solo product.
    It's on the pricey end of drugstore primers, at $24.99 for 1.18 ounces.

    No, this is not part of the criteria!! Source

    I am enjoying Miracle Blur as a makeup alternative, and I feel good about the sun protection. And I'd like to share it with you! I have three full size tubes to give away. All you need to do to win one is:
    1. Follow Not Dead Yet Style on either Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin' (see sidebar), and
    2. Leave a comment below with your email address in it
    That's it! I'll choose three winners at random and announce them one week from today. Have a terrific Thursday.


    1. Pam@Over50feeling40February 7, 2013 at 7:59 AM

      I am almost out of the primer I have now...so I am willing to give it a try.  My email is over50feeling40@gmail.com.  Thanks for the honest review, Patti!!

    2. PinkcheetahvintageFebruary 7, 2013 at 8:50 AM

      Got to have the SPF down here!!  Love to try it out!!! Thanks, Patti!  pinkcheetahvintage@gmail.com

    3. Always looking for a better primer, would love to give this one a go, thanks for the chance...Anna  annagrammo@gmail.com

    4. I've been wanting to try this and was concerned about products balling up over it, but glad to know it looks good on it's own, because I love the idea of a broad spectrum SPF 30 product that makes my skin look better! thanks for the review and the chance to win, Patti :)  my email is inkchick @ gmail. com

    5. I'm like you, one cream is enough. I already use L'Oreal's Age Perfect, but am ready to try something new. My email is sparkleparkdesigns@gmail.com.

    6. Thanks for the honest review Patti!! i've tried primers but with my oily skin they seem to not work so well. i do however LOVE BB cream!!

    7. I've never tried a primer before and I'm interested in one with SPF inclusion. I have very fair skin and my freckles are starting to look like constellations or connect-the-dots activity sheets for Kindergarteners. Any blurring on these would be a miracle! My email is Spashionista@gmail.com. Thanks for your unbiased opinion, Patti!

      Spashionista (Alicia)

    8. Thanks for this review. My best miracle blur is first thing in the morning when I look in the mirror still half-asleep. WOW! No wrinkles whatsoever. Very few facial features at all really...

    9. I'd wondered about that product!  I'll give it a try!  janiesnelson@me.com
      Happy Friday, Patti-girl!

    10. Tracy Cotton Pickin CuteFebruary 8, 2013 at 7:58 AM

      Hey Patti.  I'm a new follower on GFC  as Tracy Cotton Pickin Cute (the blog that is not me -lol).  I love Primers and at my age they're pretty much a must in the beauty bag. 

      Thanks for letting me enter.
      Hugs...Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

    11. Hi Patti!
      I'll give it a try too, I've never tried a primer and my skin is a disaster lately, I'm so full of pores especially in the chin area that I can't bear to look at myself in the mirror!!!! My e-mail is lovesjetlag@hotmail.com

    12. i have seen this advertised and thought this products claims were the too good to be true kind
      thanks for the review

    13. I follow you on GFC - I would love to try this product as my skin is starting to show its age (new wrinkles - eek!)

    14.  oops heres my email - mermont84 at yahoo.com

    15. I love it!

      pocketsizedgirl at gmail dot com

    16. I would like to try!  claracrosby@sbcglobal.net

    17. I just found you today. :) I'm following with Google Reader and Bloglovin.
      Susie in northern NY

    18. Patti, thank you for the review.  

    19. I live in NC and would love to try this product. I'm (almost) 50 and need something that will do what you describe plus I need the SPF! Thank you! blynnpark@aol.com 

    20. I don't like wearing a lot of makeup and others make me break out. I super love this stuff, I can just put it on and go and like you said be good for about 8 hours! my email is   dorchiechris87@yahoo.com

    21. I really want to try this. My local cvs does not have it yet. I live in a area where we are behind on new products!  Following your blog now too. Thanks for offering the giveaway contest.

    22. I don't wear makeup at all but after my red lips episode last week I'm willing to give it a try! I like the sun protection addition. Ambray66@yahoo.com

    23. Just curious which BB cream you're in love with for your oily skin.  I also have oily skin and am always trying to find the perfect product for my skin that doesn't give me the afternoon shine!  Thanks, Lisa

    24. following you via google , my mail address is mz_princess@aol.com ! thanks for giveaway

    25. I'd like to try it. I like trying different primers. Have yet to find one that I really like. jupiegirl6@gmail.com

    26. I am looking forward to trying this product...I need wrinkle help fast... my email is ladys38d@aol.com Thank u i truly believe ur honest opinion is just that honest opinion..

    27. I am a follower, and I would love to try this product.

    28. awesome chance - thanks for this opportunity - want to try so much


    29. thanks for your review... can't wait to try it!

    30. Thanks for contacting me about winning. I'm excited about receiving it and giving it a whirl. Thanks a bunch. :)


    31. I've got sensitve skin, but I'm going to give it a try. Got a one time sample packet out of a magazine. Thanks for your review. 4mckays@gmail.com

    32. I turn 47 in a few weeks. I've been using Miracle Blur for a week. It really has smoothed the look of my pores. My boyfriend has been touching my face and complimenting my skin all week.


    33. what would be the difference between this and bb cream other than the tint of the bb cream? Can you use this in combination with bb cream?

    34. I just turned 47 and have had large pores for a while now and I think I just about own every product on the market claiming to minimize. I would like to try this one based on the reviews.  daisymae3332@yahoo.com

    35. Hi I LOVE reading your blog's.. I am 47 and have my 30th class reunion this yr. and of course want to look as young as I can.. I have google plus 1'ed it too.. I would also like to ask you for some information for "bag's" under your eye's.. Well MY eye's.. For the past few month's I've had these bag's and almost ordered from ShopNBC the SKINN Cosmetic's entire eye kit including the eye brightener.. If you could PLEASE help me with these problem's I'd LOVE and sincerely appreciate the info and PLEASE consider me as one of your L'OREAL Miracle Blur winner's.. I need it badly and on a REALLY tight budget...2 kid's and no child support so buying anything for me is almost unheard of.. THANKS.. I'll be back to see if you have any suggestion's for me.. My e-mail is Sweet_Survivor88@hotmail.com

    36. Well I did make a post and waiting on my cell to charge so I can get my verification code to google plus 1 this and I did like and share it on Facebook.. I LOVE reading your blogs and I am in dire need of this.. I am 47 and  have my 30th class reunion this yr. and with 2 kid's and no child support purchasing any luxury item's for me is "out of the question".. I also wanted to ask if you knew of any product's that helped diminish eye "bag's" and puffiness..I've read everything from green to black tea bag's to using ice and even hemorroid cream's..I'm hoping you will soon post something about what or how to treat this problem.. I'm also hoping that you would PLEASE consider me for your give-away on this new L'OREAL Blur.. My e-mail address is Sweet_Survivor88@hotmail.com.. THANKS !!!!

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