I first experienced this line when I made a Christmas order from Nordstrom's and was able to select a few samples. (I love companies that send samples, don't you?) I chose to try Sarah McNamara's Miracle Skin Transformer's 5-in-1 Tinted Skin Enhancer. This sounded very much like a BB Cream, which I adore, so I knew I wanted to try it.
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"A breakthrough 5-in-1 tinted skin enhancer designed to hydrate, prime, enhance, mattify and protect your skin in one simple step!
Miracle Skin™ Transformer SPF 20 Face is multi-tasking complexion enhancer that instantly provides your skin with an antioxidant-rich hydrating base, a primed smooth finish, weightless mineral coverage and UVA/UVB SPF20 protection. Instantly improves skin tone, luminosity, and texture. Smooth out and minimize the look of pores, fine lines and pigmentation imperfections. The unique formula allows for a sheer, soft, buildable coverage. Miracle Skin™ Transformer SPF20 Face leaves your skin with a smooth, radiant, airbrushed complexion in seconds.
The M3 Complex delivers a rich combination of antioxidants and vitamins, including saw palmetto and passion fruit extracts. The unique delivery system – in which vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin E and coenzyme Q10 are encapsulated into tiny beads – allows for direct delivery onto your skin to help protect against oxidative damage.
In addition to SPF20, Miracle Skin™ Transformer SPF20 Face also contains the eco-certified ingredient, ecophysalis, a natural plant extract that helps protect your skin from free radicals, defends against photo-aging and provides anti-inflammatory and calming benefits.
Directions for use: Begin with cleansed skin. Smooth a pearl-sized amount onto your face and neckline using your fingertips. Increase the amount of product to build coverage and customize your look.
That's a lot of info, but it's worth at least skimming through!
In my opinion, this is better than a BB Cream, because I've yet to find one hydrating enough for my skin.
This goes on very silky and creates the perfect canvas for my liquid foundation.
For those who prefer a more natural look, this product can definitely stand alone, but I like to create a flawless and porcelain look - I need it to look human under the harsh lights in the classrooms that I teach in - so I layer my Benefit Oxygen Wow Brightening Foundation over it, and it is the perfect coverage without being heavy or drying.
Since I loved this so much, I purchased a fullsize and contacted the company as well, hoping for some sample or a press kit to try a couple other items. To my shock and super jumping up and down gleeful excitement, they sent 5 full size products!!! I have a cleanser, lotion (made for men but you know I will try it AND get my boyfriend to try it and tell me how he likes it, too), exfoliator for the body, tinted concealer, and a lotion with bronzer. Check it out:
I plan to use these and review them as I use them, so expect reviews in the next few days and weeks! Thanks so much to Sarah McNamara's Miracle Skin Transformer for the chance to explore this amazing line!