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: Jul 24, 2013 6:43pm
It's nice, but it's not my fave.
That jar.. My god, why Loreal? Why? I just don't understand why they didn't put it in a squeeze tube. Hygiene is important!
This stuff is thick, really thick so a little goes a long way, it'll leave your skin with a silky soft and smooth feel, perfect for base makeup application, it'll help control oil and shine but I also find that some days I still get a few patchy spots or foundation settling in lines that needs to be tapped out, I don't tend to set with powder so I believe that is the only reason why.
I would recommend this but it would come with a warning about the jar, personally I probably won't purchase it again purely because of the packaging. I originally tried a sample size that came in a squeeze tube and purchased the full size jar because I liked the product but the jar has put me off. Loreal, please change the packaging!
Rating: May 16, 2013 11:42pm
I receive a 5ml sample of this product a while back and absolutely loved it. you only need to use a small amount and it just glides over your skin. this primer leaves me with an amazing soft and smooth base to apply my make up to.
It does everything a primer should do. it keeps my make-up in place for longer and helps me avoid oily patches threw out the day.
the tub is quite small 15ml which kind of works out more expensive that spending $50 on a 50ml primer from more luxurious brands.
I did enjoying using my sample and I recently purchase the full size product when Priceline had them on sale at 40% off. I would use this product again but like to keep an open mind and try new things.
Rating: May 6, 2013 3:19pm
amazing but serious design flaw
I recently brought this after reading many of positive reviews and priceline had 40% off. First thing I noticed was the very small container, I wasnt too put off since I had read a little goes along way. I would have to disagree I found I needed more than I had expected. The small container is a nightmare the opening needsto be as large as the rest of the container otherwise if youve got long nails youll end up with half of the primer underneath them.
In a positive note the primer is amazing and does more than primers twice the price. My pores become instantly invisable.
I will be debating if I repurchase depending on how much product gets wasted due to the container.
Rating: Apr 23, 2013 10:41am
Such a magical Primer which if used under your foundation (powder or liquid), make your make up last all day. You will feel gorgeous all day with out the caking of the make up. It does feel quite strange when applying as it's texture is not liquidy like others but somewhat like a thick paste. Therefore once you apply, you will feel slightly dry on your skin... so DO NOT apply on DRY skin as you will see the skin starting to crack on the surface. So apply a good moisturiser before you apply this Primer would be best!
Rating: Mar 13, 2013 11:53pm
I've been using this one for a few days and so far I'm liking it! It keeps my face very smooth all day and I haven't had any problems with breakouts/blocked pores!
I do have a little issue with the price, as it's a bit pricey for what it is. I'm sure you could find just as good substitutes for less money. As far as this one goes, it was good but didn't blow me out of the water!
Rating: Feb 26, 2013 7:13pm
I tend to break out after wearing a lot of make-up, so I tried using a primer and Im sold! This definately evens out the skins surface and my foundation went on evenly.
A little does go a long way, so I used sparingly and patted on. At the end of my day, I also found that my make up came off easily, leaving my skin fresh! Love it!
Rating: Feb 16, 2013 9:26pm
This product works wonders on my oily skin. You don't need much at all and it makes your skin feel so smooth - perfect for applying foundation on top of. The only problem I have with this is that it doesn't go well over blemishes. But other then that, it's a great product for oily skin!
Rating: Jan 29, 2013 5:15pm
This primer is truly a transforming wonder that seems to work well. I have only used it a few times but with great results.
The pros: this primer is velvety smooth and gives your skin an near equally smooth appearance. It doesn't smell like anything overpowering and leaves you with a colourless, matte finish. It greatly extends the wear of makeup (I have oily combination skin so this is one big bonus) and without producing an obvious sheen of any product.
Cons: It's very very thick. I find quite a small amount is all you need; it feels quite heavy on the skin - like you have a lot of product on your face, but it doesn't look it.
Overall, this primer is pretty magnificent and deserves cred for what it's able to do. If it were a tad easier to apply I would highly recommend this product to everyone, but the thickness of the primer makes for a heavy albeit flawless base.
Rating: Jan 11, 2013 2:20pm
Good but not cost effective
I'd never used a primer before I received this in my Best in Beauty pack.
The jar was much smaller than I expected at 15 ml, just like an eye cream. The texture is sort of a chalky balm, quite strange. I applied it to my face and found it sort of "filled in" fine lines and imperfections, which I guess is the purpose. It definitely provided a clean canvass to apply my foundation and colour cosmetics.
My foundation looked good all day after application, however I don't think I'd purchase this again. The improvement to the finish in my makeup certainly didn't seem worth the expense, particular as the jar is so very tiny. You don't need to use a lot, but if you wear makeup daily I think its yet another drain on the finances on another unnecessary "necessary" product. I think a really good moisturiser and a foundation to address your skin concerns probably gives a similar result anyway.
Rating: Jan 4, 2013 5:06pm
Does what it says
Love this pretty pink package defiantly one I like having on the bathroom cabinet :) I found product results were spot on in doing what they say they will. The product goes on with a matte feel and finish and does even skin tone and help my makeup wear longer. I would always use with another moisturizer as I like a heavy protected feel and didn't think this product had much moisture, feels quite dry to touch. The scent is also almost nil. Overall I like using this primer, it covers lines and imperfections more than other serum primers I have used in the past and skin seems to hold make up better than other primers I have used too. Quite happy and give 4 stars :) xx