While I have partnered with quite a few beauty brands since the inception of Ascending Butterfly, I had yet to try a BB Cream, and when I put out the call that I was interested in trying one, I received not one, but two different brands of BB Cream, L'Oreal Paris was first to answer the call and I received their L'Oréal Paris Magic BB Cream in the shade 'Medium' to try!
It was absolutely nothing like I expected it to be, in a good way. I was under the impression they were going to be like a tinted moisturizer, and because I'm a bit hard to match when it comes to foundation, I feared the shade would end up being all wrong. Even going to 'professional beauty counters' have resulted in horrible foundation matches for me. So while most people are excited about new foundations, I tend to be to be very cautious and reserve judgement until I take a picture of myself in the sunlight and check it out. I do try holding a mirror to the window when I try out a new foundation, but I find the picture thing a better test for me.
I put a very small amount in the palm of my hand and what surprised me most of all was the texture and color, it was somehow 'grainier' than I expected it to feel and almost a grayish white hue. I will admit I was a bit hesitant at first, but while it remained white in my hand, when I applied it to my face it did blend right into my skin and what felt 'grainy' in my hand was actually the 'Beautifying Beads'. They are encapsulated pigments infused in an ultra-light lotion.
Much like it stays a grayish white in your hands, it does stay that way on your face for a small time while it blends in then sets, so don't wipe it off, it won't stay that way. While they call it a "Magic" Skin Beautifier, you have to let the magic happen first! Then you will be happy with the results!
About Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream:
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - PRIMES: to smooth skin's texture.
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - PERFECTS: to hide imperfections.
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - HYDRATES: for all day moisture.
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - CORRECTS: skin for a healthy looking even complexion.
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - ANTIOXIDANTS: Vitamins C and E
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - TRANSFORMS: To your Perfect Shade for a flawless, bare skin finish.
As a normal-to-oily girl I love that it looks semi-matte on (not shiny at all) and is non-comedogenic and doesn't clog pores. It really does blend well and turns into the perfect match, what surprised me more is that one of our editors who is way fairer in complexion than I am, found this same exact shade to be her perfect match as well. Our skin tones and textures are by no means even similar and it worked equally well for us both. With this being my absolute first BB Cream I had no idea what to expect. I will say that I prefer to apply it with a sponge because of the gritty feeling of the texture, instead of using my fingers, but I love that I can reduce the number of steps in the morning, and just apply this and go. My only negative is that it doesn't have a sunscreen, so I still do need to add that extra step because I wear sunscreen everyday even in winter, if they add an SPF to it, it would be absolutely perfect! I do highly recommend it, and if you don't have major acne scarring on your face this really can replace a foundation especially in summer!
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FTC Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post, no monetary compensation has been received in exchange for this review post. I am a member of She Speaks and a sample of L'Oreal's Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream was provided to us for editorial consideration at no cost. All opinions are 100% my own.