Monday, May 14, 2012

Review: L'oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer

Hello, lovelies~ A makeup primer can make or break the longevity of makeup products applied to the face. I bought this primer earlier this year and gave it a try. 

L'oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer

Availability: L'oreal counters
Size: 15 ml

The primer was packaged in a separate black box that is way bigger than the actual product. It is packaged in a twist off jar with a black , semi glossy cap. I think it would be better to have a squeeze tube packaging because it'll be more travel friendly and hygienic. However, I can still use a cotton bud to take some of the product out if I want to use it.

As you can see from the ingredients list, it's chock full of silicone, in various forms. It also has colorants because it's pink, I don't know why. Probably to make it more appealing to the general public and by general public, I mean, girls who are attracted to pink things. ^_^ or it has some color theory behind it, who knows. Turns out that the rosy color claims to bring out the translucency on the bare skin tone. What? o_0

Once I open the jar, I can see the fluffy light pink mousse primer that is just too sweet and girly. I thought it's going to spill if I turn it upside down because of the fluffy appearance, but it stayed put. It turns out, the texture is almost similar to a whipped cream at its stiff peak. It is still soft, but is able to maintain its shape.

Now, let's move on to the claims that this primer declared. It claims to smooth wrinkles and fine lines, perfectly hides pores and corrects skin imperfections. The first thing I noticed when I dot it all over my face is how thick it feels on my face. However, once I blended it all over my face, it felt light, soft and smooth.

In photos, my pores look concealed, but up close, it still looks slightly big. So, if you take a lot of photos, this may be for you because it makes the skin looks smooth from a distance. I like using this primer because it creates smooth surface before I apply any of my foundation.

After 5 hours, T zone a little oily, redness of cheeks are slightly appearing.
Also, I feel that applying foundation after this primer is a lot easier since it adheres and blends better. Not only does it make foundation application easier, but it improves the lasting power of my makeup.

Overall, I like this primer for its velvety smooth finish and enhancing the lasting power of my makeup. It does contain silicone, so those having allergies towards silicone may want to skip this primer. 
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  1. great post phanie :) pengen... hehehehe.. ni berapa ya hargana?

  2. ihearthana, kalo ga salah, Rp 149,000 deh. ^_^

  3. Wahh... aku mau nyobain ini maju mundur
    katanya oil controlnya kurang nampol
    mukaku oily banget siihh...
    tapi kayanya di kamu lumayan oke yahh..

    pernah nyoba primer lain ga? mungkin bisa bandingin? ^^

  4. Puput, cobain Smashbox yang photo finish primer light deh, dulu sih aq pas oily banget pake yang itu sama sering2 blotting aja pas lagi pegi2.. ^^

  5. ini dimana belinya ka ?

  6. Anon, di counter L'Oreal Paris sudah ada.