this was forever ☾
September 14, 2012

Mood [Happy]
Currently Playing [One Direction – More Than This]


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Meet L’oreal’s first Self-Adjusting BB Cream cream in Canada, Magic Skin Beautifier, with Beautifying Beads that instantly self-adjust to your perfect shade for a flawless nude look. It delivers multiple beautifying actions: hydrates, corrects, evens and perfects. It’s perfectly you.

This multi-tasking cream micro-infuses skin with continuous and complete care. Offers 24-hour hydration and skin- nourishing antioxidant vitamin E. The beautifying beads with the micro encapsulated pigments self-adjust to skin to unify skin tone and blend invsibly.

FOR BEST RESULT
I would skip using a brush or a sponge to apply this bb cream because the heat from your finger tips actually better activates the cream. So squeeze just a quarter-size amount onto the back of your hand and use your finger to directly apply onto your face.

INGREDIENTS
AQUA/WATER/EAU; ISODODECANE; CYCLOPENTASILOXANE; GLYCERIN; CYCLOHEXASILOXANE; PEG-10 DIMETHICONE; METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSS POLYMER; BUTYLENE GLYCOL; DIMETHICONE; ISOEICOSANE; DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE; BORON NITRIDE; PHENOXYETHANOL; CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE; SODIUM CHLORIDE; POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE; HEXYL LAURATE; ACRYLATES/AMMONIUM METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER; ISOSTEARYL NEOPENTANOATE; CAPRYLYL GLYCOL; TRIETHYL CITRATE; METHYLPARABEN; C9-15 FLUOROALCOHOL PHOSPHATES/C9-15 FLUOROALCOHOL PHOSPHATE; TOCOPHEROL; PANTHENOL; [+/- MAY CONTAIN: CI 77891/TITANIUM DIOXIDE; CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499/ IRON OXIDES]; FIL D49725/2

WHY I LIKE THIS PRODUCT
Finally, a review of a “North American” bb cream! I personally think that it took these brands WAY too long to start developing bb creams. For those who have been reading my blog for sometime, you know what a HUGE fan I am of bb creams. My favorites still being Missha’s M Perfect Cover BB Cream and their Signature bb cream. I have also tried Revlon’s bb cream, Lioele Triple the Solution bb cream and many, many other brands. So, you can probably tell that I’m a bb cream junkie.

After hearing not so good reviews about the Garnier bb cream and the Maybelline bb cream, I was a bit skeptical about this L’oreal one. But to my surprise, I really like this bb cream! I must admit, I don’t LOVE it but it’s definitely something that I’ve been pulling out for the past few weeks. The texture of the bb cream is very unique. It has little grains inside that’s suppose to self-adjust to skin. The cream comes as a white colour cream, very different. See the photo below?

Then as you begin to rub, the cream magically changes color. You can see that near the bottom of my hand, that’s where the rubbed bb cream is. You can clearly notice the texture of the bb cream…looks very smooth huh? And it blends really nicely with my skin.

Then as you completely rubs it out, that’s the final result. I really like the texture of the cream. It’s very light, which means that it doesn’t feel like you have a LOT of makeup on your skin. It makes my skin very smooth and keeps it hydrated throughout the day.

But with that being said, why I don’t LOVE the cream is because being that it’s very light, it means that it doesn’t have a full coverage. Below is an un-photoshop photo of my cheek. You can clearly see where my acne scars here. So even though it evens out my skin, I would still require a concealer to hide my scars. But overall, if you have less problematic skin than me, I’m pretty sure that you’ll love with product. It really does even out the skin with a light coverage. The price is around $10 CDN, which is on the higher end of the drugstore foundation products. But I guess a little goes a long way so it’s still pretty reasonable!

And finally, I’m going to end with a self-shot…#vein #shameless (:

RATING
Product (4/5)
Cost (4/5)
Ease of Use (5/5)
Packaging (4/5) – Would have been better with a pump, but the squeeze tube is okay.

credit: lorealparis.ca