When I received the invitation from Murad to attend the official launch event for the NEW Invisiblur™ Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA+++, I quickly concluded that it is going to be a sunscreen product launch due to the word “Broad Spectrum” within the product name. Can’t blame me though, we are in the middle of a sunscreen Olympic whereas most of the brands are releasing or reformulate sunscreen products. I extended the invite to Arpita and when she asked what was the launch about, I told her it’s a new sunscreen product LOL. Nope, it’s definitely not a direct sunscreen product and I’ll tell you why.
Right after telling Arpita it’s a sunscreen product, I did a quick Google search on Invisiblur™ and I stumbled upon this video by Sephora.
My jaw literally dropped to the floor and I have to pick them up. Holy moly. This stuff is amazeball! I do realized I tried to amaze you without telling you what it is 😛
Murad Invisiblur™ Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA+++ is a multi-tasking formula product that immediately treats the visible signs of aging, blurs imperfections and protects skin against UV damage. Yes, it’s a 3-in-1 product so raise your hands up in the air because you are about to save so much time with layering three different products. It is the FIRST translucent skincare product which feature colourless sunscreen thanks to the use of advanced technology. Sunscreen, as all of us already know does not come in transparent colour. Invisiblur is also formulated together with specialized ingredients in the product to promote a total skin perfection. It has already been tested and proven to be a solution to reduce the appearance of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles by improving the skin resilience, while refining skin texture and tone. As a result, the skin reveals a smoother, blurred like photoshop effect and of course, flawless complexion.
First thing first, let’s touch a bit on the bottle. Invisiblur comes in a see-through vacuum pump bottle, together with a Open-Close top. Like, like and like! I like that the bottle is see-through so I can see how much product left. I like the idea of a bottle using vacuum instead of the normal tube therefore, there will be NO wastage and I do not have to scrap what’s left on the inner bottle wall. Thank goodness for that! Lastly, I like the Open-Close top. I always have the idea that product that are not properly sealed from the air will harden especially gel product like this, regardless there is a separate cap or not. I notice that with this type of cap, I do not encounter any of that issue at all.
I have been contemplating if I should do a hand swatch for you or not because the product is transparent and it’s pretty pointless for me to do a hand swatch if you can’t see anything! But I did it anyway for you. See, you can’t see anything 😛
Fret not. The hand swatch may be a failure but not what I’m about to show you. It’s even better. The Before and After. A staple in Street Love household. No review will be complete without one or two Before and After comparison photo. If you hear me WOW-ing too dramatically in this review, bear in mind I’m looking at these photos using a MacBook so everything will be 1000x sharper heh!
Ever since I started using Murad Invisiblur™ Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA+++, my morning get ready routine has been so much easier on me. I skipped individual sunscreen and I skipped individual makeup primer. This one product does all that for me, and more. It fills into my humongous pores slightly (because mine are epic-ly large), blurs the imperfection on my skin as if I applied some photoshop filter on my face and it comes with sunscreen! No wait, let me rephrase. A sunscreen that is not oily. I can’t really say this product is matte because on me it’s semi-matte. However it’s definitely velvety satin finishing. I wouldn’t recommend using a lot each use. It can become sticky if you over apply it. Remember, less is more 😉
The only downside that I find with this product is that you need to work fast. YOU DO NOT LET THE PRODUCT SET and apply foundation / BB Cream. Instead, do it as soon as you are done applying Invisiblur, while it’s still tacky. The reason being is that Invisiblur flakes if you apply your foundation after it sets. If you do it immediately, you’ll be fine.
In the video I posted earlier, this product can be used in a few different method.
- On it’s own.
- Apply as sunscreen + makeup primer, follow up with foundation / BB Cream.
- Mix together with foundation / BB Cream, or any other base makeup.
On the photo below, I did two different way of application. On the left is Invisiblur with BB Cream. I kind of like this method BUT it will only work if you use lesser Invisiblur. I found the perfect mixing amount for myself, which is 2 parts of BB Cream with 1 part of Invisiblur (2:1). Bear in mind Invisiblur added to BB Cream will lighten the BB Cream consistency and coverage, turning it to somewhat similar to tinted moisturizer. That is why I used 2 parts of BB Cream as I prefer fuller coverage. I find that this method covers my pores better than using it separately.
On the right is just Invisiblur alone. It offers no coverage or whatsoever but it fills in the pores slightly and it gave the skin a blurry effect. And of course the SPF30 PA+++ protection. If you feel that it’s not enough for you, use a separate sunscreen before using this.
The smell of Invisiblur is citrusy and mushroomy. It’s hard to tell what the smell is. What I can tell you is that it contain the following key ingredients and key features:
- Shitake Mushroom and Mucor Miehei Peptides – to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by improving skin resilience
- Black Currant, Rosemary, Goldenrod, and Peony Root Extracts – to help improve texture and promote youthful-looking skin
- Soft Focus Complex – to hydrates skin and leaves a blurred, matte finish
- Barley, Sunflower and Cucumber Extracts – to help enhance skin’s ability to retain moisture and protect skin against environmental aggressors
- Invisible Sunscreen – provides broad spectrum protection against UV damage
- Non-comedogenic formula
- Suitable for all skin tones
No matter how you choose to apply Invisiblur or with, personally I find that the end result are the same. At least on me. I prefer to apply Invisiblur separately because I’m old school like that 😀 . Initially I couldn’t make it to work for me and the flaking freaks me out but after numerous tried and tested, I found out the problem and work my way around it. It works very well for me so far for the past few weeks since I had it and I’m quite happy with it now. The scent definitely takes time of getting used to but nothing serious. I’ve used even worse smelling product than this 😛
Here are the full ingredients list for those who are interested 🙂
Disclaimer: Product was press gift given to me at the launch event. This doesn’t affect my judgement in the review in any way.