Loreal Magic BB Cream Review and Printable Coupon
So, 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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.