A little magic in a… tube {Magic BB Cream by L'Oreal}

March 4, 2013

I’m not a make-up or fashion blogger. I’m a busy mom of three kids who keep me on my toes. But I like to wear make-up and look pretty and put together (Who doesn’t, right?) without putting too much effort into my “look”. I keep my hair short because it suits me and is a wash and go type style. The same goes for make-up. I like to keep it effortless and natural.

When I had the chance to review the new Magic Skin Beautifier B.B. Cream by L’ORÉAL Paris through SheSpeaks, I thought, why not? It sounded pretty good to me to “get” 4 beautifying actions in 1, as the package claimed. The cream is said to Prime, Perfect, Hydrate and Correct for a bare skin finish.

L'Oreal magic bb creamI really liked the sound of that – a bare skin finish. Living in Florida leads to a lot of sweating, especially during the summer when I usually avoid wearing any type of face powder because I always feel like my pores get clogged up right away. I try to stick to a tinted moisturizer with an SPF of 15 or higher.

I choose the light tint, it also comes in fair, medium and dark to match all types of skin tones. I think, I could have gotten away with the fair as the light tended to look a little dark at first but I was able to blend it in pretty well.

Okay, so here comes the part where I bare it all – well, my face, without a smidgen of make-up on. I don’t think, you’ll ever get to see an up close and personal look at all my pores and imperfections like this again. It’s a little scary, huh? 🙂

au natural face


And here I am with only the B.B. (Beautifying Beads) cream on after I blended it in. The cream comes out white/greyish with small, dark specks of pigment in it that blend together to smooth your skin’s texture and hide imperfections.

magic bb cream face


As you can see, a vast improvement. Don’t you think my skin looks much more even toned and smooth than in the before picture? You can still see a pimple or two, those, unfortunately won’t be completely covered up but with a little concealer they’ll vanish too.

a little make up face


And here I am with the complete look – magic cream, a touch of concealer, mascara and some lip gloss. My usual day time look. No more, no less.

day make up magic bb cream 2


Oh, and of course I don’t keep the towel on my hair all day, that gets a quick towel or blow dry, a quick puff of hairspray and off I go…

All in all, I have to say I’m pretty happy with the way the B.B. cream works and would definitely recommend it. It stays on all day and doesn’t leave my skin looking and feeling greasy. I did find it made my skin dry out a little the first few times I used it, so I started applying my usual moisturizer underneath and that seemed to do the trick.

And that leads me to one complaint I have – the BB cream that I received does not come with SPF which is the most important aspect for me living in Florida and having very fair skin. But I looked at their website and found an option with Spf 15.

(*This is a sponsored post. I was provided with a sample of the product through SheSpeaks but did not receive any other compensation. All opinions and imperfections are my own.)



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  • TBM March 5, 2013 at 7:29 am

    Sounds like a good product. I keep my hair short as well–all do to my lazy factor.

    • Susi March 5, 2013 at 10:16 pm

      I wouldn’t say I keep it short because I’m lazy but it is one thing less to worry about!! 🙂

  • Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell March 5, 2013 at 8:24 am

    I like it! It does seem to smooth out the skin and help it look its best. Wonderful!

    • Susi March 5, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      Liz, it does a good job of evening out my skin.