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 30, 2013 7:02pm
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This primer is a multi-tasking wonder, I love that it is a primer and moisturiser in one product, saving precious time in the morning. The primer itself is a baby pink colour with a subtle, pleasant scent. Upon application it smooths my skin and provides the perfect base for a really flawless foundation application. This is a great primer for my oily skin as it mattifies, reduces shine and makes my make-up last much longer.
Rating: Sep 30, 2013 5:15pm
Best In Beauty 2013
I received this product to trial and was excited, I love primers and hadn't used this one before. After using it I believe that people with oily skin would probably find this easier to use. I have really dry skin and I found the product would not and could not apply properly over my dry skin.
It comes in a glass jar, which isn't good to begin with, they should provide a spatula with the jar so germy fingers don't get dunked in the product.
The primer is like a hair wax/gel/cream....very tacky. The instructions are to rub between hands/fingers so product becomes more pliable...it did soften it a tad but not to the extent of being able to apply it gently over my skin. I was pulling and pushing to get it on. Not good. I would not buy.
Rating: Sep 27, 2013 8:15pm
Best in Beauty 2013
This is a really great primer for those with oily skin. It's a moisturiser and a primer, so you're cutting out a step that would normally give you an extra layer of moisture on your skin. This primer smooths out all your skin and makes foundation application look flawless. This keeps my oily skin at bay for at least 2 more hours than other primers I have previously used. You only need a tiny amount to cover your whole face, so when you work out the cost per use, this really is great value for money. I cant even explain how much I love this!
Rating: Sep 27, 2013 7:44pm
Topical Cover For Face Lines & Wrinkles
Best In Beauty 2013
L'Oreal Paris Base Magique Primer 15ml comes boxed.
It comes in a small glass jar with a screw on lid.
Primer is used to smooth skin's surface, a topical cover for lines, wrinkles and pores.
Can be worn alone but is most beneficial worn under makeup.
It's applied after cleanse, tone and moisturise.
The primer is baby pink in colour with a thick consistency.
Texture is smooth and very light, velvety.
It has a soft and mild fragrance.
The primer is applied using fingers.
Use a small amount and spread and smooth a thin layer over face.
Good to concentrate on fine lines and visible pores, areas that need primer attention.
The pink primer blends with skin tone, it appears translucent and natural.
I can't believe how lightweight it feels on skin, so comfortable.
It's not greasy or sticky, just nice and velvety which creates a softer look to skin.
Skin feels smooth and silky because the primer ingredients refines skin, creating an ideal base for makeup.
It helps makeup to stay in place for the long haul the velvet primer base, creating makeup stability.
Eyeshadow, another product to benefit when using primer, helps the eyeshadow to wear well without creasing.
Base Magique is excellent, smoothes lines and pores which helps them appear invisible under makeup.
The final look with the right makeup can create smooth and flawless looking skin.
Made in China
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!