Friday, October 5, 2012

L'Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream

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RATING (out of 5 stars): 2.5 stars 

COST: $11 

THE SKINNY: I really have mixed feelings about this product.

I loved the coverage it provided and the way my skin seemed to just glow -- really typical of BB creams. And L'Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream has to be one of the better values out there with superior coverage and an exceptional price.

The cream was a bit runny (not really a cream) and a little went a long way. It goes on white and quickly darkens. (You will want to wash your hands immediately or you will end up with very unnatural-looking palms.)

But ... the color is dark. Very dark.

My skin is not dark by any means, but I used "Light" (typically I go with light-to-medium) and there was an obvious makeup line. Very obvious. (To be fair, L'Oreal does have this item in "Fair.") But what would someone with lighter skin than me do?

The coverage was so good though I tried this product again in "Fair." Perfect. I got great coverage and the right color. So if you try it go at least a shade lighter than your normal shade or mix it with a little moisturizer to lighten it a bit.

KEEP OR TOSS: Keep if you have darker skin tones; forget it if your skin is super-fair.

CHECK IT OUT: Check out all four L'Oreal shades and a few pretty nice tutorials on the company website. You can find this product at drugstores.

-- Tested by Carrie

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