L'Oreal Paris - Base Magique Primer
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L’Oréal Paris Base Magique Primer is a moisturiser designed to hydrate and protect skin as well as work as primer used to mask wrinkles and uneven textures in the skin before applying foundation. The formula erases fine lines and pores, and contains soft powders to help absorb sebum and mattify skin to reduce shine. Silicon oil enables easy glide-on application with no greasy residue for longer-lasting make-up.
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Featured ReviewOct 10, 2012 4:53pm
This primer is fantastic! It completely smoothes out your skin and minimises pores without being greasy, in fact it mattifies your skin whilst still being hydrating. Foundation goes on smoother and lasts longer. It's also fantastic as an eyeshadow primer, and keeps eyeshadow in place for hours.
The formula is quite thick and needs to be warmed between your fingers before being applied otherwise it wont spread as well. I received a sample which came in a convenient tube, but the product itself comes in a little tub, which seems a little unhygienic. But those little qualms aside, it is the best primer I've tried!
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Rating: Dec 29, 2013 1:11pm
Smoothens and mattifies
This is quite a thick primer that becomes very pliable when warmed with the fingertips, and is easy to apply. This is easy to smooth over the skin and creates a great base to apply makeup over.
This is also fragrance free (to my nose, at least!) and leaves me with a matt complexion.
Downside? It comes out of a tub, so this can be a bit gross from the bacterial growth side of things!
Rating: Dec 24, 2013 8:51pm
I received this as a trial and was instantly amazed when i used it. It is a very thick consistency but goes on so smooth and you can see the change straight away. My pores looked like they were gone, my skin felt so soft like a babys bum and it also looked flawless. My skin is usually oily around my nostrils and this got rid of that and mattified my skin. This is a wonderful product and i am really wanting to go and buy it!
Rating: Dec 17, 2013 6:45pm
I received this product as my first trial.
I was so excited.
I used it the next morning, after washing my face.
It was a smooth and nice scent and very light in texture.
I am in my late 40's and found my face looked smoother and very freshen. It also made my foundation sit well all day long.
I am extremely happy with this this extraordinarily product.
You only need a very small amount to apply to the face.
Rating: Dec 13, 2013 7:23pm
Velvety smooth skin...
I so love this product - it is thick and a little goes a long way on my face.
It really does extend the life of my makeup - prior to discovering this gem of a product, my makeup would slide right off after an hour or two - this magnificent primer keeps the goods in place for 6 hours!
I really love how my skin feels after applying this - it feels velvety smooth, and helps make the pores on my nose and forehead disappear.
My only issue is there is no Sun Protection Factor - if SPF 30 or higher were added, it would be 5 stars for sure!
Rating: Nov 24, 2013 4:13am
Good quality primer
This primer is pale pink in colour, quite thick in texture, and very soft to the touch.
I don't need to use very much of it to cover my face properly pre foundation. It feels lovely and soft on application and does leave my skin feeling and looking smooth.
My foundation lasts well with the primer underneath & it's an excellent base in hot, humid weather too - it really does help my makeup to stay in place.
The only downside is it doesn't include any SPF protection, hence 4 stars, not 5!
Rating: Nov 12, 2013 10:07pm
I received a sample tube of this from bellabox and I've used it 3 or 4 times and still have some product left, a little goes a long way.
IIt leaves my skin flawless with no pores and a matt smooth finnish. My make up stayed put for hours.
Rating: Oct 12, 2013 2:51pm
For longer lasting makeup!
I never used to use primer before application but after trialing a small sample of loreals magique I won't go back and have bought it full size. It leaves my skin soft and smooth before I apply my mineral makeup and my makeup lasts all night now with no additional touch ups needed!
Rating: Oct 5, 2013 6:56pm
Nice primer for oily, sensitive skin
I like this primer on many levels. It gives a. Good level of mattification but most importantly it doesn't irritate my super sensitive skin. I'm not saying it wouldn't irritate someone else's skin though, we all have different triggers. For me this gives a good smooth base and a layer of protection against the irritating world out there. I knocked a couple of stars off because I find that my mineral makeup does settle into my chin crease and the lines between my brows as the day wears on. It does a good job of filling open pores, but I do sometimes see some makeup in them. It's not a perfect product but I was simply delighted to find a primer I could wear without being irritated.
Rating: Oct 1, 2013 11:35am
Best In Beauty 2013
When I received this primer/moisturiser to trial for BH I thought it looked familiar, just like the L’Oreal Studio Secrets smoothing resurfacing primer to be precise. The pretty pink formula looked the same but definitely felt different in that it is more mousse-like, softer in texture, hydrating, smoother when blending and also that the Base Magique has no scent at all. Another bonus was that there is double the product and it’s $10 cheaper than the Studio Secrets primer! I used the primer as follows, keeping in mind that my complexion is normal to dry: I cleansed and moisturised as normal then allowed time for my moisturiser to absorb properly before rubbing the primer between my fingers until the formula was smooth and blendable. I then applied the primer to my eyelids (for a smooth and longer lasting eyeshadow application), chin (hate it when lines of foundation settle in the crease), nose (smooths out any blackheads perfectly), forehead (the unique blend of silicon oils show those frown lines whose boss by giving them a beaut fill-in). If you have open pores that annoy you big time then now is the time to fill them in for a flawlessly smooth canvas that is also velvety and soft. For an incredibly smooth base I use a foundation brush to apply foundation over the primer as you don’t want to rub away the primer with your fingers from where you have applied it. I don’t have shine or an oiliness that drives me crazy like my fellow oily/combo friends but because of the product’s mattifying properties (the soft powders absorb sebum and reduce shine), this is a gem. I didn’t have the need to use a powder at all as my foundation looked so velvety and smooth so I was really impressed. Now what a gorgeous start to a beautiful make-up application that won’t budge throughout the day all thanks to a tiny pink jar!
Rating: Oct 1, 2013 3:40am
Best in Beauty 2013
I have been suing this primer for over 2 years now. It has a velvety feel to it with thick consistency but when applied, it makes my skin feel extremely smooth. A little amount goes a long way! After applying, i immediately see a huge difference in my skin. It doesnt clog pores and makes my skin look even and more radiant. My foundation glides easily and my stays long and fresh all day. Its totally incredible!