Wednesday, February 20, 2013

L'Oreal Paris Magic Skin BB Cream review

Recently I was chosen by She Speaks to test out a new product.  She Speaks is a an online community were users can interact with each other to discuss and review products.  They also offer programs to bloggers where they send you items to review.  So if this is something that interests you by all means sign up with them. 

Back to the review.  She Speaks and L'Oreal sent me the new L'Oreal Paris Magic BB Cream in light free to review.  I don't wear foundation but I keep hearing about BB Cream so I was very interested in trying this.  This particular BB Cream from L'Oreal has multiple actions.  It's formulation to work as a primer, sheer foundation, color corrector and moisturizer.  This retails for $10.95.

Let's check this out.... 

This is the bottle. It seems small but I noticed a little goes a long way with this product. 
The first thing I noticed was how light the base was.  I could see little color beads in the cream but I thought there is no way this is going to match my skin.

I was going to try this on my face but I couldn't get a really good picture to adequately show you he results.  I happen to have a nice burn scar on my hand that I thought would work perfectly.  The picture on the left is the scar untouched.  The picture on the right is the scar with the L'Oreal BB Cream on it.  As you can see it did a great job of covering the scar up.  I know this is on my hand but I've used it on my face and it didn't feel heavy or greasy.  The cream itself doesn't leave you looking shiny as a matter of fact it had a matte finish.  Overall I think this did a great job of covering without feeling icky or heavy. 

Verdict: I'm not going to start using this everyday but I would use this for those special occasions when I want a little extra help with my complexion. 

**I am not any type of sponsor paid or unpaid for L'Oreal Paris.  I received this item complimentary from She Speaks and L'Oreal for review purposes. 


  1. I own this! It covers the redness I get in my cheeks (from pregnancy hormones). The other day I put it on and then put on foundation and realized it was WAY too much; the BB cream itself was enough coverage for me. I think it's cool it looks white with little beads but blends in.

    1. I was surprised at how non irritating it was - meaning I usually don't like foundation because it feels oily or cakey. I was surprised at how well it blended, I thought it was going to be way too light.

  2. Oh wow, this is pretty cool. Might be just what I could use since I'm not a makeup wearer.

    Also, I'm really interested in other similar forums you might know about. I know makeuptalk and makeupalley, but since I don't use makeup, a lot of the content on those sites doesn't fit me. I was wondering if you know good forums for eco-friendly products (home, kitchen, bath) and other beauty items like skincare. Please do let me know if you can recommend something! :)

    1. Yeah, it's not bad - foundation has come a long way since I stopped wearing it. I haven't ran across any really good solid ec-friendly forums. If I do though I will pass it along.

    2. Cool, I've signed up to join the Twitter party tomorrow so hopefully I can win one to try!