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: Sep 26, 2013 7:00pm
Best In Beauty 2013
For the 2013 Best In Beauty awards, category of Best Primer, my vote is going to the L’Oreal Paris Base Magique Primer to win!
I’ve adored this primer for over a year now and it’s the only primer I ever use! It truly is amazing and provides my skin with the perfect canvas to being makeup application.
The packaging is in jar form, which I love and think it’s the right type for the texture of the product. The jar style packaging allows me to easy select the amount of primer I need to apply to my face. No excess product to deal with and waste.
The primer has little to no scent to it and is also quiet thick in texture but still silky and smooth. This thickness works a treat when applying and easily smooths over my face. No greasy residue is ever left on my skin. The product just shows me how amazing it is as I feel the silkiness of my face. My skin is now primed and ready for me to start my makeup application.
Not only does it provide the most perfect canvas but it always makes my skin look wonderful. It plumps up my facial skin and fills in any fine lines I have, in turn it makes my skin look healthier and more youthful! Winning! I sometime even wear this primer on its own without any foundation over the top as I simply want to gain the benefits of the primer alone.
It assists my foundation really well and proves to me just how important the use of a primer is. When I am applying my foundation this L’Oreal primer helps even out the consistency of the foundation and helps smooth it out over my skin for a more even toned finish. But that’s not the most impressive point, HELLO day long foundation! This primer grasps onto the foundation I have chosen to wear and gives me my moneys worth. No need for touch up ever as it brings my morning application through to last the whole day. It’s amazing how well it works.
As for skin type, my skin is dry/sensitive and it works really well with me. This primer actually gives my skin some hydration and protection. It is very gentle and has never caused any irritated, especially around the eye area.
It’s a very impressive product and I couldn't imagine finding a primer that is better then it. I love it to bits and have for a very long time now. This is an award winning primer!
Rating: Sep 25, 2013 9:48pm
It does the job
I received a sample tube of this primer and was able to get a few uses out of this small tube. Because this was a sample I cannot comment on the full sized packaging, although I can say I found the product was a little too thick for the squeeze tube.
The product itself was a pink thick gel type primer that was easy to blend evenly over my face. I found my skin felt very smooth after I applied the product and was a great base for my foundation. I did find that I needed to wait around 10 minutes between applying the base and my foundation, or the base would peel off in small balls.
I did not find the primer had any odour and it has not caused any breakouts which is a plus. I found that my foundation stayed in place and lasted the day.
Overall the product works well, but is not something I would use on days when I am in a rush and I think there are better products out there
Rating: Sep 25, 2013 11:50am
beautiful texture, a small amount went along way and glided on easily leaving a perfect base for my foundation.
my make-up stayed in place all night.
Rating: Sep 22, 2013 2:58pm
Best in Beauty 2013
This is a great product from L'Oreal. I absolutely love the fact that this is a primer and a moisturiser in one. I have oily skin and at the end of the day this primer makes my skin look less oily.
I will definitely continue using it.
Rating: Sep 16, 2013 9:57pm
A little of this 'magic' primer goes a long way. It has an incredibly silky smooth texture that leaves your face feeling super smooth. This is the first primer I've used and I can highly recommend it!
Rating: Sep 9, 2013 12:43pm
While this product is quite thick compared to most primers, when you apply it right, it’s amazing! I have horribly large pores and when I applied the L'Oreal BaseMagique I saw an immediate difference. It was like I had no pores at all! My face looked smoother than it has ever been. The first time I used this product I actually left the house without putting any make up on because I was so happy with the result! One of the best primers I have ever used and definitely worth it at the budget price. Packaging is small (a little inconvenient with the screw top lid) but you only need such a little amount. I have had mine for over a month now and still have over 3/4 left!
Rating: Aug 12, 2013 2:09pm
compared to benefit's pore-fessional and other similar products out on the market, i feel this primer is only average. it seems a lot thicker and doesn't spread as evenly as i'd like it to, so i end up having to use a lot of it to get the desired result.
Rating: Aug 9, 2013 3:49pm
Silky smooth skin!
I've never been a big primer user, as I don't wear foundation very often. The one primer I did have wasn't great, so I never got the appeal of primers... until I received a sample of Base Magique. Okay girls, I totally get it now!
This primer is so nice. It applies nice and evenly. The texture is weird at first - it's thick and seems like it won't spread, but with the warmth of your fingers, it will go on beautifully. It seems to create an amazing base (almost like magique :P) that grabs onto foundation and concealer.
The main thing I LOVE about this primer is how it makes my skin feel. It feels like velvet. And satin. And silk. And all those other beautifully soft things you could run your fingers over all day! My skin actually feels and looks like a blank canvas. No tiny bumps or dry flakes, hairs are smoothed down. Putting foundation on is a completely different experience. I used to use my tool (be it fingers/brush/sponge/whatever) and the foundation would kind of just spread out on my skin on contact and feel icky. Now, it glides on. GLIDES. It feels luxurious.
The staying power is quite dramatic too. I've noticed that my foundation is lasting an extra few hours compared to what it used to. I'm wearing foundation a lot more now because of this primer. Probably not good for my skin or wallet, but hey, my skin looks good!
I'd recommend this if you're after a nice primer. I don't know how good it is compared to others, but the price is right for the amount of product you get, and it is divine to use! Only drawback is that it comes in a pot; I find this a little unhygienic after many months of use. I definitely preferred the squeeze tubes my samples came in.
Rating: Jul 31, 2013 6:08pm
This is without doubt one of my must haves.
The texture is lovely and smooth. It noticeably reduced the appearance of blackheads on my T-zone and any dryness on my face. My make-up lasts all day with minimal oiliness by the end. Fantastic for night time use too.
It may seem expensive for the size but a little goes a long way. I use mine everyday and I've had my second jar for over 6months.
Rating: Jul 29, 2013 10:30am
Really like it
I received a sample of this primer and havent stopped using it ever since! It makes my skin feel so soft and amazing. Applying it with your fingers is just easy and it leaves the skin feeling smooth and perfect.
It may be a little thicker than some other primers but i find it to be very effective. the purpose ot to fill in lines and even out pores so that the foundation can look good. i find that my foundation goes on easily and lasts longer.
Over all i think its a great primer