Sunday, March 08, 2015

First Impression: L'Oreal Paris Base Magique Primer

Hey lovelies!

My sister who is currently residing at Sydney sent me a package containing some clothes, bags, and of course, makeup! I'm glad that my sister and I share the same interest for beauty. Yay! :D

I got a dozen new makeup that I will share with you soon in this blog but for now, I'll give my short thoughts about this primer sample that was included in package...

 L'Oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer

I was able to use this sample for four to five applications. I don't think that's enough to write a full review on this product so I'll just share my experience with it during those days.

But first, here's the product description from the website of L'Oreal Paris AU:


Smoothness you can touch, transformation you can see, even up close!

BASE MAGIQUE transforming smoothing primer instantly smooths pores and creates an even surface, so that you get a more flawless make-up result that lasts.

The silky, lightweight formula glides onto skin and minimises the look of pores and fine lines to transform your skin surface.

Dermatologically Tested.

Thanks to a high concentration of elastomers, L’Oréal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer gives skin an incredibly even surface with fine lines and pores erased. The formula also contains soft powders to help absorb sebum, thereby mattifying the skin to reduce shine.

The finishing touch? Smooth to the touch and with a silk-like feel, silicon oil enables easy-gliding application with no greasy residue. Base Magique will guarantee a more perfect and longer-lasting make-up every time.

The product can really make your skin silky smooth but I don't agree that it is lightweight. It's actually very thick and I don't like the feeling on my face.

The silicone content of this primer makes spreading it easy. And as you can see at the photo above, the lines on my hand were less visible.

Here's how it works on my cheek:

 Bare skin

With the primer 

With the primer and foundation

With the rest of my makeup on

It did minimize the appearance of my pores but what I noticed is that the product sits in the pores and the lines which makes the foundation sit in those areas too. I have to blend and blend the products on my face to avoid that from happening. I'm annoyed with that experience. It may also lead to breakouts if it keeps going inside the pores but good thing that never happened to me.

Another thing I don't like is that it makes my face really oily. It already feels thick and in just an hour or two, my face is all shiny and it feels heavier.

I didn't have a pleasant experience with this primer, unfortunately. The only good thing I like about it (besides getting this for free haha!) is that it feels smooth and it lessens the appearance of pores. I don't think this sample would make me consider getting the full-sized version. Oh well.

Have you tried the L'Oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer? Did you have the same experience?



  1. This is why I don't like primers. I haven't found one that's good under liquid foundation. I always end up with a pool of foundation in my biggest pores. Parang may polkadots on my cheeks and nose.

    1. Yes, that has happened to me with many primers. I have tried good ones though.

  2. I guess I have to pass on this. I kinda not like primers that leaves or makes my skin oily and looks kinda fake when applied.

  3. My skin is fickle with primers. Sometimes it thrives on the silicone-based ones, other times it needs the hydration of a radiance primer. Maybe the skin-absorption on this one isn't that good?

    1. Yeah, I guess you're right. It feels like it sat thickly on my skin.