Saturday, 4 August 2012

L'Oreal Nude Magique BB Cream

L'Oreal released this BB Cream a few months ago now but this is a handbag staple for me, so I say it deserves a few kind words.

The 'magic' aspect of this BB Cream is the incorporation of 'Smart Pigment Capsules', which burst and self adjust to your personal pigmentation upon contact with the skin.

To me, this concept is a little far fetched (and the fact that the BB Cream comes in different shades is testament in itself that it's not going to match your skin as perfectly as it claims) but I think it's a great product all the same.
Prior to blending the formula is a greyish liquid suspending millions of pigment capsules

After blending, the capsules explode and 'adapt' to your skin tone...

The liquid formula is quite runny, so I wouldn't recommend wearing your best whites while applying it, and I've found that a small amount goes a very long way, so don't go to crazy with it!

To give you as much evidence of the results as possible, here are some freakishly close up photos of my bare face, spots and all.

Having grown up on Australia's East Coast, my face has quite a bit of sun damage and pigmentation/ freckles

After applying a small amount of L'Oreal Magique, these are the results:

My skin looks brighter, mattified and more even overall.

This BB Cream is available in 2 shades: Fair and Medium, though I picked up Fair and it's still quite dark, so if you're very pale this might not be your best match.

Have you tried L'Oreal Nude Magique BB Cream? I'd love to hear you thoughts :)

I purchased mine months ago at Boots for £9.99.

Thanks for reading!

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  1. I finally gave into the BB hype and got the Maybelline one. I did try this but it wouldnt match my skin colour :( glad it works for you!

    1. I've heard good things about the Maybelline one too! It's a shame this only comes in 2 shades x

  2. This looks amazing on you, you've got such nice skin! :) xx

    1. haha really? I suppose we are all our worst critics, thanks for the compliment Ruby! x

  3. It looks great on you! I have the "American" version which is called Magic Skin Beautifier BB and your totally right the Light is too dark for fair skin, but I think for most this is good stuff. :)

    1. It is odd that the fair shade is so dark, but with a bit of blending I think it turns out great :)

  4. I've been wanting to try out a BB cream for actual months and every time i go to pick one i just can't decide and end up buying completely unrelated items in Boots! I'll be keeping an eye out for this one though, thanks for posting before and afters it's been really helpful! xx

    Ps i'm hosting a giveaway on my blog soon, recieved the item this morning (hint: galaxy print!) so keep your eyes pealed if you're interested!

    1. Hi Lauren, thanks for reading :) I will def check out your giveaway :) x

  5. Love your post! I never really understand the concept of BB creams and if they really work and stuff! Your post has really helped me, I am now really tempted to purchasing one soon!x

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