Tuesday, February 19, 2013

L'Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream in Light

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

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I was fortunate to receive L'Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream from SheSpeaks/L'Oreal.

Product Review: L'Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream in Light

Where to purchase: ULTA, drugstores, mass merchandiser, and online at lorealparisusa.com
Price: $10.95 for 1.0 fl oz/ 30 mL

Made in USA

Description on the packaging:
Discover our 1st Magic B.B. Cream with Beautifying Beads: encapsulated pigments infused in an ultra-light lotion with antioxidants Vitamin C & E.

PRIMES to smooth skin's texture.
PERFECTS to hide imperfections.
HYDRATES for all day moisture.
CORRECTS skin for a healthy looking, even complexion.

Instantly transforms to your perfect shade for a flawless bare skin finish. Over time, more beautiful skin.
Thoughts: I was pretty excited to receive this since I have not tried any US version of BB Creams. The only BB Creams I have tried are Asian or to be specific Korean. Since it's been the biggest crave in US, BB Creams, I wanted to know what it was about.
I really like that it comes in a tube with a thin hole. It actually reminds me of an eye cream for some odd reason. I'm used to BB Creams in a tube, but not with a thin, long tip.

I just smelled the product, and all this time of using this product I did not even notice there's a scent. It's very light and not noticeable unless you put your nose on the tip like I just did. :X
This is such an interesting concept. When you squeeze the amount you need, you get a light grayish product with beads.
Here's how the product looks when you spread the product out.
Here's how the product looks on me. Whoa, that's a big picture of my face! :X

Now for my overall opinion... The BB Cream before this has a thin coverage so I was expecting a thin coverage with this BB Cream. Let me tell you it's thinner than the thin coverage. It hardly covers anything. I can see all my imperfections from all the freckles to my acne. This product is definitely not meant for someone who has a lot of imperfections. It aims for people with good to great canvas. If you have good canvas, you can cover it up with concealer before or after the BB Cream depending on how you use it.

I should be NC25 with MAC foundation at the moment. Since I'm light skin right now but not pale, I decided to get Light. Light is the second lightest color and let me tell you it was darker than my NC25 skin. In my opinion, it will fit someone who is NC30 or above. I was also hoping for some kind of oxidation so it will blend into my skin tone. It blended a little bit but not like the typical BB Creams I'm use to.

I guess you can say I wasn't content with this product. It did not do what it says, 4 beautifying actions in 1. It definitely did not prime (smooth my skin texture), perfects (hide my imperfections), I did not have any issue with hydrates (all day moisture), and did not have issue with corrects (healthy looking, even complexion).

* L'Oreal; brand I trust.
* Comes in a tube with long, thin tip.
* Hardly any scent.
* Hydrates a bit.

* 4 shades; need more versatile selection.
* Does not oxide to skin tone.
* Does not cover imperfections.
* Does not smooth skin texture.
* Will not hydrate really dry skin.
* Does not correct complexion.

Would repurchase: No.
Rating:  2/5 Tobey's Paws

Other L'Oreal products reviewed/swatch:
Colour Riche Caresse Aqua Lip Lacquer
Colour Riche Caresse Stick
Colour Riche Eye Shadow Smokey Eyes
HIP Metallic Shadow Duo
Lash Architect Waterproof
Volume Shocking Mascara
Voluminous Million Lashes

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.


miemiemie said...

True! It is dark! That's why when I used my MAC msf natural alone one time with just moisturizer underneath, I felt my skin was too pale. Then I realized that this bb cream made me look a bit darker than I actually am! It doesn't cover too much too.. It does serve as a primer of some sort. Plus it doesn't have SPF in it. I'm using mine up but I won't be repurchasing.

Ahleessa said...

I feel that anything can be a primer even sunscreen... hehe~ If this product had SPF, it would be lighter in color. Yeah, I'm going to finish mine too but it's highly likely I will not purchase. By the way, what's your MAC foundation number? Are we close?

miemiemie said...

Yes! Go get some KBBQ already! I really miss the good ones in ktown.. The one we went to sucked. I mean, really. They were sneaky and they had weird rules. Won't be going back to that place.

Thanks for the sweet comment. I wish I had even skintone though, that's my only problem. I get a lot of redness around my nose and mouth area, as I am allergic to a lot of stuff that's why I always sneeze or get really irritated most of the time. I range from nc20-25. I'm more nc20 now I guess, I've gotten lighter since its winter time. I noticed that this bb cream was dark when I stopped using it when I got lazy these past few days. Then I checked for swatches online and my suspicion was right, it goes really dark. Not too dark though, but for some people who have fair or really light skin tone, it will be. So much for calling it "light".

Ahleessa said...

What kind of weird rules did they have? I can't imagine what it could be... hehe~

I know it's so strange they call it light! I would say it's more a medium. You're NC20!?!? You look darker than me from your pictures. Hrmmm~ Maybe I'm NC20 too at the moment. I need to get a swatch. I'm so curious now... hehe~

miemiemie said...

Yes, they were korean. tsk tsk tsk..

Hahaha. You're brave! I would feel bad not getting anything.. haahaha

Ahleessa said...

Koreans have a tendency to be nicer to Koreans, but isn't it that way w/ most nationalities? :/

A lot of people try stuff out and don't get anything. I guess I grew up way too long in LA... lol~ :P

miemiemie said...

Yeah. I guess. Hahaha well, I bet because it was because we complained and demanded a lot. hahaha

Ahleessa said...

Possible... hehe~

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