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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
 
4.1

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (13)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Effective (6)
  • Good value (6)
  • Blends well (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (7)
  • Everyday (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (4), Classic style (3)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (9)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (3)

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 14 customers

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5.0

Prime Time

By Squeeze

from New Jersey

describe yourself Budget Buyer

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Long-Lasting
  • Matte Finish
  • Noncomodegenic

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Skin
    • Light To Medium Coverage
    • Mature Skin
    • Normal Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

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

    After using BB with a green tone for any redness in my skin, I use this BB product to help even out my skin tone. It does fill in tiny lines on the face. I don't need to use a foundation.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Love the light coverage for everyday

    By Tina

    from MN

    describe yourself Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Natural Looking
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Travel

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

      I use this everyday and love the light coverage! Looks good even after the long hours I work. Would and have recommended to friends.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      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

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