Thursday, 14 June 2012

Review: Sarah McNamara Miracle Skin Transformer Body 20

This review might be one more suited to my US followers, although I'm pretty sure that if you live in the UK or anywhere else you can find this product on Amazon or eBay. I got the Miracle Skin Transformer* in my very generous goody bag at the iFabbo conference I attended a few weeks ago. As it is by a US brand, I had never heard of it before, nor had I really heard of any kind of body enhancer, so I was quite interested in trying this out.

 Miracle Skin Transformer Body 20*

After doing a little bit more research and reading the packaging of the product, the thing that sprang to mind was that this is like a BB cream for the body, as it claims to smooth, contour and tone your skin. It comes in three shades; sheer enhancer, glow enhancer and bronze enhancer. The one I received is the glow enhancer.
Here is what the product claims to do:

  • Tone: Easy to apply, the transfer resistant formula lasts all day and night.
  • Dryness: Dry, rough skin on legs, arms and decollete feels incredibly softer, smoother and hydrated.
  • Sun damage: Age spots, sun damage and discolorations look minimized.
  • Contouring: Works to revive skin's natural optimal collagen and elastin levels so skin looks firmer, tightened and toned.
  • Texture: Goes beyond retexturizing to cover minor scars, stretch marks and dimpled skin with intensive moisture.
  • Radiance: Color mineral pigments leave skin looking younger, brighter and totally luminous.
The product also contains SPF 20, so it would be good for adding a glow to your skin whilst on holiday or enjoying the sunny weather too.


It is recommended that you use the product on your legs, arms and decolletage. I have used it a couple of times on nights out to see if it would add a glow to my legs and collar bone area. You get a 100ml tube, however, the first thing I noticed when I took the tube out of the box was that there was a lot more room in the tube for more product, it felt like some had already been squeezed out (it hadn't, as the tube was sealed with a foil peel-back lid). If you have tried this or you got this in your goody bag at the iFabbo event, let me know if this was the case with yours too!

When squeezed from the tube, the product has a consistency and colour a lot like a heavy-coverage foundation. The shade Glow Enhancer was perfect for my skin, so I think it is good for light to medium skin tones. The smell of it reminds me of sun lotion. Despite its thick consistency, I found that once I started blending it in, it was a lot sheerer, like a tinted moisturiser.

L-R: Applied from tube, blended in.

As you can see in the swatch above, when blended out the product leaves the skin with light sheen, where it reflects the light, which I really like. It is really flattering used on your arms and legs to give the illusion that they are slimmer and more toned. When it is first applied, there doesn't appear to be any shimmer in the product, however after a while I noticed tiny specks of glitter, but they are very subtle.

I am not sure that the product would cover all imperfections such as scars and dimples, as the coverage isn't that heavy, although it may fade the appearance of them. The longevity of the product is quite good, I found it lasted through the six hours that I wore it for. I am really enjoying using this product, even though I don't think I would repurchase it even if I could, simply because of the price.

The 100ml tube of the Miracle Skin Transformer retails at $34, which, in my opinion is pretty steep for what it is; essentially a tinted moisturiser/BB cream for use on the body. If you are in the States, you can buy this online here or use the Store Locator to find a stockist near you. If you live elsewhere, have a scour through eBay and Amazon (I can only find the version of this product for the face shipping to the UK). I also thought that I would add that the product is cruelty-free and free of parabens :)

Have you tried this product or anything similar?

*DISCLAIMER: I was given this product free of charge. My opinions are still 100% honest and my own.

21 comments:

  1. I think this looks lovely but I'm not sure I'd pay that much for it! If it was half the price then I would!x

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    1. Me neither! It's a bit steep for what is essentially a foundation! x

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  2. Lovely blog.

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  3. I thought mine could have done with more product in it too because there was still a lot of empty room in the tube. I really liked the product though for evenings out and to hide my pasty legs before I get the chance to fake tan them properly :) Youre right, steep price though for what is essentially a body BB cream xx

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    1. Looks like they were all like that haha, I do like the product for nights out though like you said :) x

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  4. Looks like a great product!

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  5. I got it as well and I noticed exactly the same, it has got that empty feeling to it lol its weird, havent used it properly yet so i might put it on scale and see if it actually is full or not lol and that was my first thought as well - light bo

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  6. ..body foundation O.o quite an interesting idea, but the price is just way way way too high for that.. can get garnier bb and slap it on my legs for cheaper:D x

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    1. Yeah, at least it seems to be everybody's though... Ooh you should try that haha... I thought of the Garnier BB cream when I first tried it! x

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  7. Actually, no. I haven't tried anything like it, I only stick to powders and cremes, since those are the only things my country knows of. :P
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    1. Haha, I hadn't tried anything like this before either! Thanks lovely :) x

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  8. I like the look of this! Especially that it has SPF 20! xx

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    1. Yeah, I like that it has SPF 20 in it too! Means you can have glowing skin whilst protecting it from the sun :) x

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  9. this is such a good idea, never heard of it! xo

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    1. It is an interesting idea, I'd never heard of anything like it either! x

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  10. I've never really heard or seen a product like this but it sounds good (not surprising considering it's by a Sarah ;-)) Also looks really nice on your skin but you're right- the price is steep especially as it didn't appear to have much product in it!

    Maybe you could try a 'drugstore' version to compare?

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    Sarah xx

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    1. Haha! ;) I love the way it makes my skin look, but it is a little pricey :/ I'm not sure of any drugstore versions... I could take the Garnier BB Cream and put it on my legs but I'd feel a little weird haha! x

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  11. wow! I love the look/idea of this! Seriously worth considering splurging on!

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.com/
    xx

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    1. I love how it looks on the skin but it's a little too pricey for me :( They should bring out a drugstore version in the UK! x

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