WORDS FROM L’OREAL: L’Oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer is a moisturiser designed to hydrate and protect skin as well as work as primer used to mask wrinkles and uneven textures in the skin before applying foundation. The formula erases fine lines and pores, and contains soft powders to help absorb sebum and mattify skin to reduce shine. Silicon oil enables easy glide-on application with no greasy residue for longer-lasting make-up.
PRICE : Rs. 800 for 15 ml when i bought last year,now they might have increased it!!
PACKAGING:The product comes in a transparent jar packaging with a black plastic lid and a cardboard packaging.The outside packaging is a little deceiving as the cardboard packaging has a false bottom. The jar packaging is very sturdy.
THE SHADE OF THE PRIMER:The primer is in a soft pink cream form. The texture is thick but not waxy. Even though the texture is thick, the primer blends easily and gets absorbed quickly and you just a little bit of product to apply on the whole face.The product fills the pores and hides imperfection and fine lines and thus provides a smooth base to apply foundation.
MY EXPERIENCE:This primer claims to mask pores and fine lines, so that foundation goes on smoothly. It did cover some of my smaller pores really well, but seemed to do very little for the larger pores.I have been using the primer for a while now and I can see that it helps in keeping my face fresh and glowy the whole day. I also felt that after applying the primer I was able to apply and blend my foundation very easily. Also it has a mattifying effect on my skin and prevents my skin from becoming oily for a good 5-6 hours. It has no fragrance and does not leave any kind of tint or whitish cast behind and thus you don’t have to worry about it showing up in photographs.As for fine lines, I don’t really have any yet, but tested it out on the back of my hand and it covered them really well. They were almost invisible.
(l-r:bare hand,applied the primer,smoothing out the fine lines)
It has a sort of matte texture when applied, with a really nice and smooth finish.
staying power is around 5-6 hours which is pretty much ok.
I would like to mention that this primer doesnt increase the pigmentation of the eye shadows unlike some primers.I does helps in preventing creasing but doesnt improve the pigmemtation of eyeshadows that are light.
l:without primer,r: with primer
You can see int the above pic that it does smooth out and diminish my smaller pores but the bigger ones are still the same and the redness of the pimple on extreme left area of my cheek is slightly less!!!
- travel friendly and sturdy packaging.
- it does minimise the appearance of pores.
- gives a fresh look to face.
- controls oil and shine for around 5-6 hours.
- increases the staying power of the foundation.
- helps in blending out the foundation.
- less amount of foundation is used when this is used.
- it does smooth out the fine lines.
- small quantity is needed.
- suitable for all types of skin.
- contains silicon.
- the jar packaging is unhygienic.
- did not work on larger pores.
- doensnt improve the pigmentation of the eyeshadows although it isn’t supposed to do that!!
RECOMMENDATION:It is a decent primer that helps in increasing the staying power of the foundation and does work on pores and fine lines.Highly recommended.