Review of Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield

Hi Beauties!! How’s your week going so far? I hope productive & if not productive at least enjoyable.

So today I wanted to share with you something I’ve completely fallen head over heels for. This product is not only incredibly effective at fulfilling its promise but it is also multifaceted in that it fulfills more than one daily need—and it is also cruelty free!

I don’t know about you but I have a hard time getting ready in a timely manner in the morning. I am constantly in a rush & constantly trying to break my own morning getting ready record—and time and time and again I come to the same conclusion…that I  just can’t get ready as quickly as I used to. Nowadays it takes me roughly 40 minutes to an hour! I think this is crazy as when I was younger I’d be up and out the door within 30 minutes, and this included a quick shower and a small breakfast.  I don’t like to think of myself as high maintenance but as I get older and the time frame increases I just have to give in and accept that I am high maintenance. . The thing is, when I was younger I didn’t realize that I needed to be as vigilant about skincare, so I didn’t do much else other than applying SPF, and I didn’t really know much about makeup application hence my makeup routine was quite simple.  Well, as you know knowledge is power and with greater power comes great responsibility, and this includes increased responsibility for taking better care of yourself. So there…the older I get the more responsibility I take on and as a result the time it takes for me to get ready in the morning increases…I feel like I’m lecturing myself here…

While all of the above is true, it’s always nice to stumble upon products that serve multiple functions as they help cut down our get ready time. Recently, Murad came out with an all-in-one treatment, primer & SPF. It is the Invisiblur-Perfecting Shield and while a bit pricey (~65 USD) I think it is definitely worth its price tag as I see the bluring effect instantaneously. I love the high measure of SPF it provides and that it keeps my makeup from going patchy throughout the day.

Just to give you a bit of insight, here are a few terrible pictures of myself. I post them reluctantly as you can see every single flaw. I thought it would make the most sense to post them as such as a way of better illustrating the products’ effectiveness.  In the last image, I had been wearing this product on half of my face for about 12 hrs. Note that I didn’t blot all day and was battling a bit of a breakout. As you can probably see, the side that doesn’t have anything is a bit shiny and patchy around my T zone.

 Side with Murad's Invisiblur Perfecting Shield freshly applied.

Side with Murad's Invisiblur Perfecting Shield freshly applied.

 Side without any Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield freshly applied. 

Side without any Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield freshly applied. 

 Results after wearing Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield for 12 hrs...

Results after wearing Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield for 12 hrs...

The texture of this product feels very similar to the Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser—It is a smooth silicone product and like many such products, a little goes a long way. Personally I’m not a fan of the Maybelline Baby Skin as it really doesn’t seem to help the longevity of my makeup and unlike Maybelline’s product, this does a fabulous job!

Another of its many selling points is that you can wear it on its own if you’re not one to wear makeup on a daily basis as is a: treatment, an SPF, and a primer that blurs away pores. I’ve not worn it on its own as I don’t feel comfortable without some sort of coverage but I do see how it would work for someone with great skin already.

After reading a few other reviews it seems to me that this might not be a good product for you if you have sensitive skin. One review noted that it dried out her skin & I think it has to do with the fact that it has four different ingredients that act as sunscreen which might not have worked well for her face. They are:

·         Avobenzone

·         Homosalate

·         Octisalate

·         Octocrylene

Another reviewer noted that she had oily skin and that it didn’t work for her at all. I have oily skin and do find that if I don’t allow it to sink in before applying makeup it does seem to slip and slide everywhere but that’s true of most silicone based  products in my experience.

I highly recommend this product as you can probably tell. I love everything it has to offer and—dare I say—it is a Holy Grail product!

Do you have any timesaving products you’d highly recommend?