L'Oreal Paris - Base Magique Primer

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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Not the greatest

I received a sample size of this from a sales rep whilst trying to decide whether to purchase this or not.

I found the product very hard to use. It needed to be softened up into my hands for a few minutes before applying. It worked pretty much the same as any other primer, but I found patches around my T zone seemed to be sliding off and fading after 3-4 hours, which is what I use a primer to stop!

It's good if you're just popping out to the shops, but not worth the price tag!


Use a different primer on oilier areas. Don't use for full day wear

Ideal for

Small errands

Instant Awesome


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Silky smooth, perfect base

I bought this primer after having tried Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, just wanting to experiment. And I loved it! The texture and consistency of this product is an absolute dream. It is very soft and fluffy and absorbs instantly leaving a nice soft feel to the skin. It evens out patchy areas and allows for clean foundation application. It is unique to liquid or cream like primers and I believe it is a great addition to anyone's make up collection.

My only hitch is that I would love more product for the price. The packaging is really small and I am super conscious of using too much!



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This is a fantastic primer for my oily skin.
I love how silky smooth it feels going onto my skin and the awesome mattifying job it does for the application of my foundation. I can generally last about 6 hrs with this as a base before I start to get a tad shiny. Will definitely re purchase!



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This is a fantastic primer for my oily skin.
I love how silky smooth it feels going onto my skin and the awesome mattifying job it does for the application of my foundation. I can generally last about 6 hrs with this as a base before I start to get a tad shiny. Will definitely re purchase!



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Makes skin feel smooth

This is a fantastic primer. When applying it, I notice that the consistency of the primer is so soft and makes it easy to apply. It would also then make my skin feel very soft and smooth. This makes it the perfect base for makeup. I love that it doesn't feel heavy on my skin, but feels very light. The primer does help in balancing your face and making pores look smaller. Sometimes I would just apply this on without any foundation.



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hard to blend and a bit drying

When fully blended, it does fill in pores and smoothes out the skin near these areas (such as the nose and the cheeks). It doesn't really fill in fine likes though.

The packaging is just a simple tub, where you dip your fingers in, which I find extremely unhygienic. The formula itself is hard to blend on my dry skin and I actually feel it dries my skin even further. Because of it's sticky consistency, blending foundation over it proves to be quite a struggle and the foundation occasionally clings onto the parts where the primer hadn't been blended in completely. A very patchy look results. I also don't really see much of a difference longevity wise for my face makeup after applying this product.

This primer is quite pricey for a drugstore product. I don't recommend it because I find the formula extremely hard to blend and not suitable for dry skin. I also don't find it to really extend the wear of foundation as well.

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The product did give me a smooth matte finish, however when I tried to apply my Napoleon foundation it would not apply properly over this. It was like mixing oil and water. After reading all the great reviews I was very disappointed.

Dipping fingers in the product isn't hygienic either.



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Primer have you tried her?

My favourite primer yet! I loved the texture of this primer it was so silky smooth and glided on beautifully to my skin! It was great as it hydrated my skin yet also mattified it as well which I of course loved! My makeup lasted a lot longer than when using my previous primer and it didn't leave my face feeling oily. I found my foundation applied a lot smoother to my face after having this on which was a great bonus!



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Love it!

This primer is amazing...I had been using the Bare Minerals Primer and that was more convenient to use than Loreal's Base Maqique Primer.
But the difference it made....woooooh! Loreal gave me such a flawless smooth complexion that the makeup seemed to glide along my face! It was amazing!
BTW, I have oily skin and this worked great for me!
I highly recommend!


Make sure you rub it between your fingers...I find a little goes a long way so there is no need for a large dollop of it.

Ideal for

Everyone that wants a smooth flawless finish.



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Perfect Primer

Understanding the importance of using a primer before foundation, I thought I would give this base magique a try. I also liked the idea that it moisturizes at the same time, so can incorporate 2 beauty routine steps into 1. The consistency of this product is quite thick, so it is really good for dry- normal skin, and also in the colder months. It left a smooth layer over my skin after application, which allowed my foundation to glide on in an even layer. I also think this product pro-longed the wear of my foundation, allowing it to stay even and put for longer than usual. I would definitely recommend to give this primer a try, as one thing I love about L'Oreal products is that you are getting high-end quality for lower drug-store prices.

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