If you are as sick of hearing about BB Creams as much as I am then maybe I can tempt you with some Magic (that should totally be the name of this product)! The newest edition to L'oreal's "Magic" line is a so called "BB Cream", which apparently has no skin care benefits (how does that work?), but I had to give it a fair chance. Will I become a victim of a Magikoopa? because this color palette is making me a little uneasy...
Primes (and smooths), Perfects (hide flaws), Hydrates (all day), and Corrects (evens).
This starts out as a white grainy liquid texture. When you begin to rub it in it claims to "adjust" (With Magic!) to your skin tone, however mine turned orange ( I probably need the shade 'fair' instead of 'light'). Beware, you do not have a huge amount of time to blend before it starts to dry to a powdery texture.
It gives a light coverage, more than you'd expect from a BB cream, covering redness and uneven skintone perfectly but not pigmentation. The color adjusting thing might be a little tricky, making your skin look patchy (like mine did), but I think as long as you are careful to apply evenly all over then it shouldn't be a huge deal.
|That orange patch is the actual color of the foundation when then light itsn't washing it out. I found it quite dark to be considered the "light" shade.|
To my surprise this gives a semi-matte finish. Not something I expected from a product that claims to be moisturizing 'all day' and a matte finish with light coverage just doesn't look right to me. Also this finish might be a negative for someone with dry skin, it seemed to look a little flakey in drier areas. However I preferred this less shiny finish on my skin type.
Because of the semi-matte finish this wore very well. It wore for hours without looking greasy, just as long as my usual foundation with no fading. Im very impressed.
Im not sure why this is called a BB cream. Where are the skincare benefits? I mean it doesn't even have spf! It seems more like a light foundation to me; It's already the same price as a foundation but for the money I'd personally buy something with more coverage, so this product is a little useless in my eyes. It's not even comparable to a tinted moisturizer because it doesn't appear to be moisturizing. However for my normal skin and oily skins, I think this is the better option, definitely wore better than Maybelline BB Cream. If I was going to purchase a BB Cream I would choose this one.