Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Review: L'Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream

When I find something I love I just have to spend some time raving about it, and this wonderful find puts all of my other skin products to shame. This is the L'Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream which retails for around $8 and comes in a squeezy tube filled with one fluid ounce of product. This is the same line as the Magic Nude Foundation that I had done a review on earlier, and this line really does deserve more attention and praise because it is amazing. This is a four in one product that claims to hydrate, correct, even, and perfect, so you'll notice right away that it does not contain SPF like most BB creams do. It comes in 4 different shades which I find is not a problem because the cream contains "beautifying beads" that basically adjusts to match your skin tone. Also this stuff is very sheer coverage, basically all it will be do is even out some redness and smooth out your skin, so a wide range of skin colors can find a match within their limited selection of shades. When you first squeeze it out of the tube it is a greyish with tiny darker beads so rubbing it onto your face you feel a slight grittiness, don't fret that is merely those beautifying beads I mentioned earlier that burst to adjust to your skin color. You can see in the swatches below the cream when it was first squeezed out as well as half rubbed in so you can see it adjusting to the color of my skin.

What really sets this BB cream apart from the other is the fact that it kept my combination skin perfectly matte for 10 hours! Also it does an amazing job filling in my pores, I think even better than the Benefit's POREfessional does, a light layer of this stuff and my pores had disappeared! It also makes my skin feel so soft like I've applied powder but feels very light on the face. You do not need a powder to set this stuff, but if you are looking for a little more coverage, or tend to have oilier skin a light dusting of powder pressed on top will help. This is definitely a product where you need to give it a few minutes to set into your face, when you first apply it you will look a little shiny and the color will be off, but once the beads have adjusted and set onto your face you will be rewarded with a beautifully matte and airbrushed look. I really haven't found anything else like this and I wonder why I haven't heard more about this. This works beautifully worn alone, or used as a base for more full coverage foundation. Check out the pictures below to great real close and personal of a before and after of applying this BB cream. You can really see how the pores are filled in and how my skin completely evened out.
Have you tried out this little hidden gem before? What do you think?

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