Monday, February 11, 2013

Review of L'Oréal Paris Magic BB Cream

Not sure if any of you have been trying the numerous BB Creams available as I have.  I've tried Dr. Jart, Skin79, Garnier, and Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream and have had mixed results.  

As far as I  understand, BB Creams in general are based on beauty balms in Korea made for post plastic surgery.  They are supposed to contain ingredients to soothe and heal skin as well as provide light coverage.  Most of the versions I've tried have a few shade variations but they have little microspheres that burst and oxidize into color on your skin, the actual cream is grey or white.  Most of them claim to be multi tasking products that contain moisturizers, primer and other ingredients. 

L'Oreal Paris Magic BB Cream is different than the other BB Creams I've tried in that it is a drier feeling formula and this is the only BB Cream that I feel I can use without a primer.  It provides a bit more coverage than a tinted foundation however I did feel the need to use concealer to cover some spots that needed more attention.  If you're looking for full coverage, try layering the BB Cream under powder mineral foundation.  I used Bare Minerals.

Also I would not necessarily recommend this BB Cream for dry skin as it can highlight dry spots.  Or I suppose you could use it after a solid moisturizing.  

I'm a big fan of this BB Cream in Medium and would likely purchase it again.  

I received a free sample from SheSpeaks to test for my honest opinions.