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: Feb 5, 2014 3:52pm
Great for hiding pores
I bought this primer on sale at Target after reading reviews online.
It claims to help fill in pores, deep lines and expression marks, and it does do that reasonably well. It creates a smooth surface for makeup application which enables your liquid or powder to glide on effortlessly, which I love!
However, I found that it went a little flakey once I applied- even after I "melted" it together in my fingers as per instructions. It meant that my concealor didnt really grip onto the primer due to the dryness.
All in all, a great value primer for those wanting to hide pores. I wouldn't it recommend for oily skinned ladies like myself, its definitely more one for normal-combination skin :)
Rating: Feb 1, 2014 1:18pm
No joke! I look flawless!
I just had a spray tan last night, it's trapped in my pores and I looked dirty until I used this , also smoothed out eye wrinkles , my whole face looks so smooth and feels like velvet :-) I'm in love! Hope I don't break out.
Rating: Jan 28, 2014 6:11pm
Does what it claims!
I've been using this for over a year and it does what it claims. Minimises the large pores on my skin and is one of the only primers I've found that seems to have a decent effect on the staying-power of my makeup. The texture feels wonderful on fingertips and feels like magic as you glide it around your face. I only use this when I'm making myself up for special occasions as it's expensive for such a small amount (my only complaint and hence only 4 stars from me)
Rating: Jan 25, 2014 8:03am
Perfect base for a big night out!
Being in my 40s I don't like a solid foundation base so I did find this primer to be a little thick and difficult to spread. However once you take the time to warm and smooth it, the result is almost flawless. I prefer a runnier consistency for my daily morning rush but when you want to spend a bit more time on your makeup this is a lovely product. Perfect for a night out - my makeup looked as fresh when I got home as it did when I left to go out. An impressive performer!
Rating: Jan 21, 2014 10:05am
very nice! so smooth and velvety.
I used a small sample of this to the very last bit. I would use this as an evening or event primer, but it would work for everyday as well. I really like the texture, although its a bit tricky to work with at first. Makes the pores just disappear!
Rating: Jan 12, 2014 10:45pm
Primers are now an essential part of makeup application, they help create a perfect canvas, correct a number of skin flaws and help your makeup stay put so much longer.
L'oreal's Base Magique is a light pink, super soft cream that when applied blurs pores and lines, gives a super smooth finish and works to absorb oil all day long.
Packaged in a little glass jar this baby pink cream has a heady floral fragrance, only a little bit is required as it's quite thick and goes a long way. As you smooth the cream over your skin it basically fills in open pores and fine lines making them less noticeable. The formula contains soft powders that absorb sebum giving a matte finish that really lasts. The cream gives skin a smooth finish and makeup glides on perfectly. The matte effect lasts for hours and makeup is held in place all day long.
The only downside to this product is the glass jar, it's a bit tricky with slippery hands and can easily be dropped and broken.
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!