COST: $12.99 for .5 oz
THE SKINNY: Having run out of my usual mattifying primer, I ran out to the local CVS and picked up L’Oreal Magic Perfecting Base. The first great thing about this is that it is widely distributed at every drugstore and big box store — no special trips or ordering off the internet (plus, I get to stock up on Toblerone, which, for some reason is absent at Sephora). The price is one fourth of what I usually pay for my favorite primer, so I felt that I wasn’t risking too much in purchasing it.
The primer comes in a little pot (which, the ick factor may turn off some) and goes on smoothly. No heavy silicone to weigh the skin down. Win! No flowery smell. Double win!
It fills in the potholes that I call pores and helps uncrepe the party streamer look I have going on under my eyes. Makeup glides on smoothly over it and the base keeps it in place. My skin is the facial equivalent of the Exxon Valdez, so it is a Herculean task to keep foundation from sliding down to my knees. This little pot does it! And with it being much cheaper than my usual primer, I can stock up on Toblerone for a month!
KEEP OR TOSS: Keep. Absolutely! Pocket friendly, widely accessible and it really works.
CHECK IT OUT: Shop from the comfort of your home at CVS online or Ulta (which has tons of other positive reviews and a buy one, get one for half price deal).
-- Tested by Laura