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Loreal Magic BB Cream Review and Printable Coupon

Loreal Magic BB Cream Review and Printable Coupon

Loreal Magic BB Cream ReviewSo, BB creams are all abuzz on the market right now.  I just got a free tube of the Loreal Magic BB Cream to Review from SheSpeaks and thought I’d share my opinions of it with you.  A BB cream is a beauty balm or blemish balm.  It’s similar to a tinted moisturizer but usually offers more benefits than a simple moisturizer with a sheer tint.

Loreal’s Magic BB Cream is an all-in-one claiming to provide four benefits.  It’s supposed to deliver the following results

  • prime and smooth the skin, prepping it for for other cosmetics.
  • even out skin tone.
  • hide flaws.
  • offers all day hydration.

First impressions?  Well, my skin has gotten lighter since moving to Minnesota, and I requested the Fair shade.  It comes in four shades from Deep to light.  With adequate blending, it color matches my skin quite well.  But does it live up to it’s promises?

  1. Priming and Smoothing.  The job of a primer is to smooth a surface and prep it for additional color.  I noticed that I could actually wear this alone if I wanted to.  It offers a very natural look.  However, it also did a decent job of smoothing out the skin.  It dried to a powdery finish and was ready for foundation should I want to wear one.  The “Beautifying Beads” blended with my skin tone.  If I purchase more, however, I would like to try one shade darker.  Apparently, my Native American skin didn’t go quite as light as I thought it had.  
  2. Even out skin tone.  Ok.  I am not a spring chicken and am showing early signs of Rosacea (reddening and visible blood vessels) around my nose and on my chin.  The BB cream did an ok job of covering it.   However, after I applied a bit of foundation, it was no longer noticeable at all.  Normally, even with foundation, I have to use copious amounts of concealer to hide the redness.  I didn’t have to with the BB cream.  To be fair, though, the divots around my nose area are quite red, so I was pleased with the coverage.
  3. Hiding Flaws.  As luck would have it, my chin has been breaking out this week.  While the Loreal Magic BB cream did hid the redness, it didn’t hide the big bumps.  But, it did cover other, smaller, uneven spots on my skin.  I think you would have to use concealer to cover anything other than a minor flaw.  It definitely made it less noticeable, though.
  4. All day hydration.  The dry spots on my cheeks have definitely benefited from using the Loreal BB cream.  I still use a nighttime moisturizer, but it does a good job during the day.

For the price, I’d say it’s a pretty good moisturizer.  I would love to see SPF added to it, though, to eliminate one more layer of product I need to use on my face.  It retails for about $10.95 in most mass market stores.  You can find out more about it here.  Additionally, you can print a coupon for $1.00 off any Loreal Paris product to save money on your first purchase of it.  You can print the Loreal Coupon it twice by hitting the back button after the first printing, or by coming back to this post.

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Product Review: L’Oreal One Sweep Eyeshadow

L'oreal One Sweep eyeshadowOk – I am a BzzAgent for BzzAgent.com and they frequently send me products to try and ask that I share my unbiased opinions with you. They don’t tell me what to say.

A little while ago, they sent me the L’Oreal One Sweep Eyeshadow and Double Extend Mascara to try.  This review is only about the eyeshadow.  I have a kinda mixed review on this one.

The eyeshadow trio is really a neat concept.  Like many products on the market, they do have them designed to complement eye color.  My eyes are brown, so they sent me the set to the left.  I love the dark brown and the copper.  If you notice, all three colors are touching each other on the palette.  To apply it, you just sweep the applicator across the palette with the darkest color on the curved part.  Line up the curve with your eye and sweep across.  To blend it, just lightly sweep up!

In theory, this is a great idea.  I had to practice with it a bit to get the right amount of colors in the right place.  Additionally, I like control that a smaller applicator gives me.  I found that I had a difficult time getting enough of the darker color (that goes closest to the eye line) in the right place.  This application style also prohibits much creativity with cosmetic effects.  I don’t wear make-up frequently, but do enjoy it when I am going out.  I don’t generally wear the darkest color ONLY on the eye line.  I usually also wear it in the crease.  Without getting another applicator and placing it there (which totally defeats the purpose of the One Sweep), I was unable to do that.

This product isn’t a total wash though.  The colors are rich and long-lasting.  It was very quick and easy to apply.  If you wear make-up during your normal day and generally wear your darkest color on the bottom, a lighter color in the crease and the highlighter on the top, this product is great.  I will get a lighter version of it and use it to teach my daughter the basics of wearing make-up.  My overall thought?  It’s a great product for someone that doesn’t like to get too creative with their eye-makeup and doesn’t need the control of a smaller applicator.

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