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L'Oreal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier B.B. Cream, Medium 1 fl oz (30 ml)

 
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L'Oreal Paris Magic B.B. Cream, Medium, 1 fl oz
 
3.9

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (11)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Effective (6)
  • Good value (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Budget shopper (3)
      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 10 minutes (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Works Great!

    I use this product after I have put on my moisture in the morning. I wait a couple minutes to let it dry a bit then I use my bare minerals powder.
    This...Read complete review

    I use this product after I have put on my moisture in the morning. I wait a couple minutes to let it dry a bit then I use my bare minerals powder.
    This product really does what it says: primes, perfects, hydrates, and corrects. I have some acne scars on my cheeks along with redness. This cream really helps to even out my skin tone and makes it smooth. My makeup says on throughout the day when I use this cream. No more reapplying powder or bronzer during the day. I don't have light skin but my skin is not dark so the medium blends in perfectly to my skin tone. Wonderful product!!!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    meh

    I was really hopeful for the product. I have been using one of the "original" BB creams from a japan-based company and LOVE it, but the price is a little...Read complete review

    I was really hopeful for the product. I have been using one of the "original" BB creams from a japan-based company and LOVE it, but the price is a little too rich for my blood these days.

    So I gave this one a try. Many l'oreal products I like very much and even prefer to expensive brands, so I had no reservations.

    First, this product contains no SPF. I am not a fan of one-trick ponies. And as a BB cream is supposed to also be a light moisturizer, it makes no sense to have to put a sunscreen or a daytime moisturizer with SPF on under it. So, that's a big miss.

    Second, there is the texture. Going on, it has a slightly gritty texture that makes me suspect it has those microbeads in it that don't dissolve in the environment. Just kind of weird and unpleasant. You're not going to stand there rubbing your face all day, but still...

    Along with the gritty texture is a slippery feel. It doesn't feel moisturizing... it feels like silicone or something inorganic. eventually it "settles" in to the skin feeling less pronounced. it does remain feeling dewy... which I guess is a feeling some reviewers like. But it doesn't feel healthy dewy. it feels a bit artificial. after a week or so of using, it doesn't feel like it is doing anything to make my skin happier than it was before I started.

    So, ignoring that - how does it look? The color does adjust by magic or something to match my skin fairly well. However, the end result lacks luster (despite the above mentioned dewy feeling)... none of the natural vibrance of my skin shows through. And there is some there! It is a little mask-y on the skin. Which could be the "excellent coverage" others are talking about, but I don't think it does the complexion any favors. Other BB creams, even moderately priced brands as this one is - so I'm not unfairly comparing it to something 3x as expensive - have a little subtle sheen to it to give you a little luster and a more youthful appearance. It also seems to dry out bits of my skin, and leave those newly flaky dry bits tinted a slightly darker color than my skin so it is nice and visible!

    Overall, I think this misses the point of a BB Cream on a number of different levels. I will try the Youth Code at some point to see how it measures up, but this particular formulation from L'oreal I do no recommend.

    Get something better - you're worth it!

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    5.0

    LOVE IT!!!

    By Midale

    from Missouri

    describe yourself Natural Style

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Natural Looking
    • Noncomedogenic
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday

      Comments about L'Oreal Paris Magic B.B. Cream, Medium, 1 fl oz:

      I LOVE this stuff!!! Won't wear makeup w/o it. Seriously the best perfecting cream.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I LOVE this stuff!

      By NJ

      from Columbia, SC

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Good Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about L'Oreal Paris Magic B.B. Cream, Medium, 1 fl oz:

        I've used this for years and it's the basis of my make-up regimen. It evens out my skin tone expertly and provides the perfect base for my foundation. I've actually been able to use this product alone for those "hanging out" days and can get by without foundation. Love it!

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 10 Minutes

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Self-adjusting pigment - awful

        By mua

        from USA

        describe yourself Classic Style

        See all my reviews

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult to Apply
          • Pigment Adjusts Badly
          • Poor Coverage

          Best Uses

            Comments about L'Oreal Paris Magic B.B. Cream, Medium, 1 fl oz:

            This BB cream squeezes out white, then adjusts to the skin tone. On me it turns out to be really dark brownish orange, but I have light to medium skin tone with pink undertones. Unable to wear it.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great inexpensive BB Cream

            By Mrs. Mia Wallace

            from Miami, FL

            describe yourself Classic Style

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting
            • Mattifying
            • Natural Looking
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday

              Comments about L'Oreal Paris Magic B.B. Cream, Medium, 1 fl oz:

              This is the best BB cream I have yet to find and for the price I am sticking with it. It goes on white but actually turns a nice golden medium beige color once it bonds with skin. My T zone is very oily and this provides matte coverage all day. I sometimes even wear it without powder and I need powder with every other product I own.

              The consistency is more liquid than creamy, which makes it super easy to apply. It feels very light, like you're not wearing any make up at all but provides medium coverage. I always get compliments on how good I look when I have this on. I think it's the warm velvety glow it gives my skin.

              Both the Revlon and the Smashbox BB creams I've used give me breakouts, perhaps due to the sunscreen they contain but this one keeps my skin clear. I absolutely love this product.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Absolutely Love this!!!

              By sunizshinin2

              from Attica, NY

              describe yourself Budget Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Good Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about L'Oreal Paris Magic B.B. Cream, Medium, 1 fl oz:

                This product is a great lightweight moisturizer w/ light coverage. I still use a powder over the top for a little added coverage but it really is not necessary. Will be perfect especially for the summer!!! wish it was oil free though!! Because I have cystic acne and prefer products oil free. I am 42 and this product does not settle into fine lines :) very happy!

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 10 Minutes

                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                meh

                By Anonymous

                from Whoville.

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Dulls Complexion
                • No sunscreen
                • Poor Texture

                Best Uses

                  Comments about L'Oreal Paris Magic B.B. Cream, Medium, 1 fl oz:

                  I was really hopeful for the product. I have been using one of the "original" BB creams from a japan-based company and LOVE it, but the price is a little too rich for my blood these days.

                  So I gave this one a try. Many l'oreal products I like very much and even prefer to expensive brands, so I had no reservations.

                  First, this product contains no SPF. I am not a fan of one-trick ponies. And as a BB cream is supposed to also be a light moisturizer, it makes no sense to have to put a sunscreen or a daytime moisturizer with SPF on under it. So, that's a big miss.

                  Second, there is the texture. Going on, it has a slightly gritty texture that makes me suspect it has those microbeads in it that don't dissolve in the environment. Just kind of weird and unpleasant. You're not going to stand there rubbing your face all day, but still...

                  Along with the gritty texture is a slippery feel. It doesn't feel moisturizing... it feels like silicone or something inorganic. eventually it "settles" in to the skin feeling less pronounced. it does remain feeling dewy... which I guess is a feeling some reviewers like. But it doesn't feel healthy dewy. it feels a bit artificial. after a week or so of using, it doesn't feel like it is doing anything to make my skin happier than it was before I started.

                  So, ignoring that - how does it look? The color does adjust by magic or something to match my skin fairly well. However, the end result lacks luster (despite the above mentioned dewy feeling)... none of the natural vibrance of my skin shows through. And there is some there! It is a little mask-y on the skin. Which could be the "excellent coverage" others are talking about, but I don't think it does the complexion any favors. Other BB creams, even moderately priced brands as this one is - so I'm not unfairly comparing it to something 3x as expensive - have a little subtle sheen to it to give you a little luster and a more youthful appearance. It also seems to dry out bits of my skin, and leave those newly flaky dry bits tinted a slightly darker color than my skin so it is nice and visible!

                  Overall, I think this misses the point of a BB Cream on a number of different levels. I will try the Youth Code at some point to see how it measures up, but this particular formulation from L'oreal I do no recommend.

                  Get something better - you're worth it!

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 10 Minutes

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Love It!

                  By CarLin

                  from Horsham PA

                  describe yourself Budget Buyer

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Good Value
                  • Lightweight
                  • Smells Great

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Women

                    Comments about L'Oreal Paris Magic B.B. Cream, Medium, 1 fl oz:

                    I love this BB cream! It's light, goes on smoothly and doesn't make my face look oily. The self-adjusting formula allows you tailor the amount of coverage without looking like you are wearing a mask. Great product at a great price! So glad I tried it!

                    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                    • 10 Minutes

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Redness or Rosacea? It'll Turn Orange!

                    By Jessica

                    from Louisiana

                    describe yourself Brand Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Provides coverage

                    Cons

                    • Orange
                    • Shade Is Wrong

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about L'Oreal Paris Magic B.B. Cream, Medium, 1 fl oz:

                      I have fair-medium skin with mild rosacea (occasional redness). On a bad day, the skin on my face will appear slightly darker than the skin on my neck and chest. This is easily remedied with a lighter foundation that matches my neck instead of my face, so I tried the "light" version of this product. The issue here is that the BB cream comes out of the tube white and adjusts to your skin tone. If you have even the slightest amount of redness in your skin, the product seems to pick up on the red tones first, turning the product a much darker shade than desired -- with an orange tone. My face became a good 2-3 shades darker than my neck (my husband and I got a good laugh out of it, at least!). While the application of the product was very smooth and easy to apply, the intense color mismatch was a definite dealbreaker. I was fortunate enough to try a sample of this product before buying the full size. If your skin has an even tone, go for it. But I would definitely recommend trying before you buy.

                      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                      • 10 Minutes

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great coverage

                      By Susiet

                      from Tulsa, OK

                      describe yourself Brand Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Effective
                      • Good Value
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use

                        Comments about L'Oreal Paris Magic B.B. Cream, Medium, 1 fl oz:

                        This product goes on white and smooth, I was a bit taken aback at first. But, it looks fantastic. I have a lot of skin flaws and this either covers or minimises them. I love this product

                        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                        • 10 Minutes

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Feels good on skin

                        By Carole

                        from Idaho

                        describe yourself Budget Buyer

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Effective
                        • Good Value
                        • Lightweight
                        • Smells Great

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Use
                          • Women

                          Comments about L'Oreal Paris Magic B.B. Cream, Medium, 1 fl oz:

                          I ordered the medium tint, but wish I had gotten the deep. It does a nice job of making the skin look more even-toned if you don't need a full coverage.

                          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                          • 10 Minutes

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