I'm excited for this review for a particular reason, the BB Cream I'm reviewing was sent to me from Traci!
Both Traci and Jayne sent me goodies for my birthday and it was so sweet! Thank you both so much. ♥
I'm going to start this review off pretty straight forward, this BB Cream makes Maybelline's BB cream look like shiitake mushrooms.
(Not literally.. and in my opinion of course)
Claim: "Primes to smooth skin's texture; perfects to hide imperfections; hydrates for all-day moisture; corrects skin for a healthy-looking, even complexion. L'Oreal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier B.B. Cream instantly transforms to your perfect shade for a flawless bare-skin finish. Over time, you get more beautiful skin. Four beautifying actions in one, flawless bare-skin finish, dermatologist tested, helps protect against pore clogging."
Packaging: The packaging is nothing spectacular.. I really don't expect it to be. It does look pretty as far as packaging appearance, however. It is a squeeze tube applicator with a twist off cap.
Scent: This BB Cream has a slight scent. Nothing overwhelming at all, basically smells like lotion. It's not something I even notice when I apply it.
Coverage: The coverage of this BB Cream is light. It actually looks like nothing is going on at all (I guess it matches that well) but it does help to cover minor skin problems. I have some acne marks and it does a decent job at covering some and others it reduces the appearance of, not completely however. It does cover enough to the point where I feel pretty comfortable and don't worry about foundation too much. I really love wearing this with concealer on my lazy days when I want to cover up without the whole routine. It looks natural and works great.
Texture: This BB Cream has a bit of a "grainy" texture to it. It comes out white and contains encapsulated pigments that start to 'burst' as you rub it in. The lotion part of this BB Cream claims to contain antioxidants vitamins C and E.
(These images are of my hand in natural light)
Thoughts: I've really been enjoying this, it's definitely done a better job than my Maybelline BB Cream. I feel like I have noticed an improvement in my skin since I've been wearing it, for a while I was wearing it almost everyday. I don't feel like it gives me a "flawless" look by any means, it covers up minor problems very well though and it helps to conceal redness a bit. I've been using this as my primer and I don't notice a huge difference, not that I've really been looking for one, but I've never been unsatisfied with the results. I haven't gotten oily at all, even without powder. (using MUFE Mat Velvet+ Foundation)
I especially like that I hardly have to use any at all. I really only have to use about the size dot you see in the picture above where I blended it out in the series of pictures.
I think I'll do a comparison post about the two BB creams!
Do I recommend it? Yes.
Would I repurchase? Yes.
Please keep in mind my reviews are done based on my experience, opinion, and how it works with my skin type.
The results I get may not be the same as the results you get/have gotten.
I rated this product based on how well it performs as a BB Cream according to my standards.
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