I don’t know why I go to Priceline, it’s just not a good idea. Even if I tell myself I’m simply going to ‘have a look’ I end up obsessed with a product, which I try not to buy. Problem is, I can’t stop thinking about that product and I end up going back to buy it within a few days!
So my latest obsession, which I was strong enough, (and broke enough!) to pass up today was the L’Oreal Base Magique face primer. Which looks like this:
Generally I don’t wear primer, but this seems like it might win me over!
It claims to fill in fine lines and imperfections, and create a nice base which can be worn under foundation, or alone.
This is what L’Oreal says:
“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.”
Sounds pretty good huh? It felt absolutely amazing on my skin in the store when I tested it on my hand, and it gave a lovely smooth matte finish. It sort of reminded me how my skin feels after I’ve applied a translucent finishing powder which probably has something to do with the silicon ingredient (translucent powders often contain silica).
Texture wise it is something of a cross between a paste and a gel, nice and thick, I don’t think you’d need to use much. I think it would be perfect for concealing little crow’s feet wrinkles, pores and under eye blemishes before makeup. I’d be interested to try it out and see if it really made a difference to the wear of your foundation though.
BUT…while I covet thee, I am going to try and be strong. This product isn’t really too expensive at $29.95, but I’m really trying to be frugal and save my pennies for a trip to the USA in a few months. If any of you lovely beauties want to rush out and buy it, feel free, I’d love to live vicariously through you! L’Oreal Base Magique is available at pharmacies, department stores and variety stores like K-Mart and Big-W (basically everywhere!).
Do you have a favourite primer or have you tried this one?
Have a great week beauties!