L’Oreal Revitalift Magic Blur

I’ve been hunting for a good make-up primer for ages now and I’m not actually impressed with many I tried so far. I have my eye on the Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch primer and I think I’ll eventually pick it up but here I have a perfect dupe for it! Starting from the packaging, texture and coloring down to effect it has on the skin – L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Magic Blur Anti-Ageing Moisturizer is the ideal, affordable way to get a really great primer. We have two issues with this primer that need sorting out. First one is that this isn’t really a moisturizer in my eyes because it has a mattifying, velvety texture and even though I loved it for my combo skin – I’m not quite sure how ladies with dry or mature skin would feel about it. It really doesn’t pack the punch even I’ll need during winter. That brings me to the second issue – this ‘moisturizer’ is intended for women in the 40-50 year age group. I’m really not into dividing face creams or skincare in general into skin group criteria. A face cream has no idea how old are you, it’s only the choice of active ingredients in it that could possibly lead you to think to whose needs a product would and could cater to. All in all, don’t worry about the age thing as we all can use this amazing primer.

U lovu sam na odlicnu bazu za sminku vec neko vrijeme i moram priznati da me rijetko koji proizvod ovog tipa uopsteno impresionira. Samim tim je pronalazak ‘dostojne’ baze tezak zadatak. Drzim na oku Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch bazu za koju mislim da ce relativno brzo zavrsiti u mom vlasnistvu no sada vam zelim pisati o idealnoj zamjeni, o tzv. ‘dupe’ koji sam otkrila za Clarins bazu! Od pakovanja, teksture, boje pa do samog djelovanja – L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Magic Blur Anti-Ageing hidratantna krema (cca 28KM) je savrsen nacin putem kojeg mozete dobiti izvrsnu bazu po pristupacnoj cijeni. Prije nego vam napisem zbog cega tako mislim, moramo preci kroz dvije ‘iluzije’ koje imamo sa ovom kremom. Prva je sto, iako nosi naziv hidratantne kreme, ja je zaista tako ne dozivljavam. Ona ima intenzivan matirajuci efekat te iako mi odlicno pase mjesovitoj kozi – nisam bas sigurna da bi odgovarala suhoj ili zreloj kozi zbog svog ‘suhog’ finisa. Zaista ne osjetim da posjeduje bilo kakvo hidratantno svojstvo. To me dovodi do slijedece ‘iluzije’ – ova krema je zvanicno namijenjena zenama u starosnoj grupi 40-50 godina. Jednostavno ne mogu pronaci smisao u podjeli krema ili uopsteno njege koze na starosnu dob korisnica. Krema za lice nema ideju koliko godina ima koza koju njeguje no odabir aktivnih sastojaka u toj kremi je taj koji nas navodi za kakve potrebe je proizvod namijenjen. Sve u svemu, zelim reci da se ne opterecujete sta pise na ambalazi u tom smislu.

And yes, I treat the Revitalift Magic Blur as a primer. It’s based on silicone so, those of you whose skin doesn’t get along with silicone based skincare (or make-up), have this in mind. Personally, I have no issues with silicone apart that I’ve notices certain silicone based skincare doesn’t get along with silicone based make-up. Case in point, Avon’s Eyeshadow Base. It crumbles and gathers in little corners horribly if I’ve applied some of Magic Blur underneath. Every other foundation, BB and CC cream I have get along with it just fine. This makes sense as primer on primer is probably not the best idea. Revitalift Magic Blur comes in a gorgeous, heavy 50ml glass jar colored in a crimson red ombre. It looks swish and elegant which is definitely a plus every time my eye catches it on my bathroom shelf. The cream itself is of a creamy, pinky, ivory coloring and has a gel/cream velvety texture. It does have an initial ‘slip’ so massaging it in really is a joy but as soon as you’re done with applying it, the skin ‘drinks’ it all up. It doesn’t leave a residue and skin is very matte. Due to the silicone base, Revitalift Blur visibly smoothes skin out and filles in pores, small wrinkles and hides most of little skin imperfections. It preps skin amazingly well for make-up and even though my pores aren’t that big, the final impact is most visible when I finish applying my make-up. Everything seems so…perfected. I’d recommend this as an excellent dupe for the Clarins primer but not as a ‘true’ moisturizer, whatever age group you fall into.

I da, Revitalift Magic Blur u svakom pogledu tretiram iskljucivo kao bazu za sminku. Kreirana je na silikonskoj bazi tako da, sve vi cija se koza ne slaze sa silikonima – imajte ovu informaciju na umu. Imam srecu da moja koza dobro podnosi silikone u preparativi i dekorativi no primjetila sam da postoje odredjene situacije u kojima pojedine kombinacije preparative i dekorative (obje radjene na silikonskoj bazi) jednostavno ne funkcionisu zajedno. Imam savrsen primjer Avonove baze za sjenu. U slucaju da sam slucajno nanijela malo Revitalift Magic Blur-a preko ocnih kapaka pa potom presla prstom sa Avonovom bazom za sjene, ona se pocne grudvati i nakupljati u kutovima ociju. Na neki nacin ima smisla posto nema poente nanositi bazu preko baze. Revitalift Magic Blur je upakovan u prekrasnu, tesku staklenku od 50ml koja je obojena u ombre grimizno crvene boje. Vizuelno je jako atraktivnog dizajna i svaki put mi se oci zaustave na njoj. Sama krema je ruzicasto-bjelkaste nijanse bjelokosti te je neobicne teksture koja je mjesavina gela i kreme a barsunastog je finisa. Na pocetku je skliska pod prstima no nakon kratkog dodira sa kozom postaje barsunasta i koza je u potpunosti upije. Ne ostavlja nikakav trag a koza postaje izrazito matirana. Zahvaljujuci silikonskoj bazi, Revitalift Magic Blur znacajno zagladjuje kozu i ‘pegla’ pore, sitnije borice te maskira vecinu sitnih nesavrsenstava koze. U sustini, kozu idealno priprema za make-up. Iako moje pore nisu posebno velike, konacni efekat je najvise upecatljiv kada nanesem podlogu. Sve djeluje….usavrseno. Ova krema ima moju najtopliju preporuku u svrhu koristenja kao baza za sminku. Odlicna je zamjena za dosta skuplju Clarins bazu no ne bih je preporucila kao kremu za hidrataciju koze.

*Some of these products may have been sent to me for review. For more information, see my disclaimer.

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