Today I’m reviewing L’oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer which a silicon based primer that was launched a few weeks back in India.
Price : Rs 800
Quantity : 15 ml
What L’oreal Paris says about the Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer :
Smoothness you can touch, transformation you can see, even up close!
NEW BASE MAGIQUE transforming smoothing primer instantly smoothes pores and creates an even surface, so that you get a more flawless make-up result that lasts.
The silky, lightweight formula glides onto skin and minimises the look of pores and fine lines to transform your skin surface.
Thanks to a high concentration of elastomers, L’Oréal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer gives skin an incredibly even surface with fine lines and pores erased. The formula also contains soft powders to help absorb sebum, thereby mattifying the skin to reduce shine.
The finishing touch? Smooth to the touch and with a silk-like feel, silicon oil enables easy-gliding application with no greasy residue. Base Magique will guarantee a more perfect and longer-lasting make-up every time
My take on the product
I really like the L’oreal products I’ve tried so far and when I saw this product at the L’oreal counter, I couldn’t resist getting a feel of the product. Consistent with my L’oreal experience so far, this product doesn’t disappoint!
It comes in a transparent jar packaging with a black screw on lid. The packaging is sturdy and travel friendly. It comes housed in a cardboard packaging which has all the product info including complete ingredient list. Even though the packaging is jar type which has hygiene issues over pump/tube packaging, I like the fact that is transparent and one can always tell how much product is left.
The product itself is a light rose colored thick cream which is quite soft and smooth to touch. The feel of the product is silky and smooth and from that itself once can tell that it contains silicones. The consistency is thick but its not greasy or waxy. A very small amount is required for each application and the product transforms to a velvety smooth semi-matte texture after applying. It blends easily and absorbs quickly into the skin . It fills out the imperfections to quite an extent to give a smooth base for the makeup to go on.The product is safe for use on the eyelids too and once can use this as base for eyeshadows too.
I have noticed that my foundation goes on much smoother and I require lesser quantity when I use this primer. My face stays freshand glowing all day and the foundation stays on much longer. The pores and imperfections appear diminished though not invisible as it claims. It doesn’t give an obvious glow like the NYX HD Photogenic Primer but it gives a soft subtle glow and a smoothness to the skin that can be felt as well as seen. I have oily acne prone skin and it has neither broken me out nor does it make my skin oily. I feel it has a mattifying effect without making the skin dry but I wouldn’t call it a mattifier product by itself. It does not leave a white cast behind so photographing self while wearing this would not be a problem.
Since a very small quantity is required in each application, this jar would last a long long time. One can use more product in the areas of imperfections like fine lines and pores and it minimizes them to a good extent. I feel the product would suit all skin types but since its not very moisturizing, dry skinned women should use a good moisturizer underneath.
It does what it claims, it a smoothing primer that makes the surface of the skin smoother and soft, an effect that stays for the entire day. Its not a magical product, but a great primer for those looking for a smoothening effect with a bit of glow. I find it very wearablein everyday wear as it doesn’t give a heavy or attention catching finish, just a smooth natural soft look.
The only con I can think of is that its loaded with silicones so women who are allergic would not be able to use this.
The soft glow and smoother look is visible below :
The GOOD about L’oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer :
- Sturdy, transparent packaging
- Light weight non-greasy texture
- Blends and absorbs quickly into the skin
- Makes the skin smooth and soft
- Diminished imperfections – fine line and pores
- Gives some oil control
- Does not dry out the skin
- Gives a soft subtle glow
- Makes the foundation last longer, gives the face a lasting fresh look
- Small quantity needed for each application
- Does not leave any residues or cast behind
- Suitable for all skin types
- Can used over eyes as eye shadow base
- Can used everyday- alone or under foundation
- Jar packaging- unhygienic
- Contains silicones – may not suit those with very sensitive skin
I have used this product in my FOTD below, full makeup breakdown HERE.
L’oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer is a light weight primer that transforms the skin to a smooth, soft canvas by filling the fine lines/pores. It does not leave a white cast and does not give a very obvious glow, just a very smooth finish with a natural soft glow. It makes the foundation last much longer and the face retains a fresh glowing look even after a full day of wear. It doesn’t make my combination/oily/acne prone skin oily or dry and did not break me out. It is loaded with silicones so women who are allergic should stay away from it but apart from that, its a great product! It is safe to use over the eyes and acts a good base for eye shadows too. A very small amount is needed for each application so this jar will last a few months easily.
If you’re looking for a smoothing primer that adds a soft natural glow, this is THE product for you!
Rating : 4.5/5
Have you tried L’oreal Paris Base Magique Primer ?