L’Oreal Paris – Nude Magique BB Cream

20121014-150539.jpgI’m really late to review this one, I brought it this summer when BB creams hit British shores and created by our well-known high street brands like Maybelline and L’Oreal!

And yet again I got sucked into one of those 3 for 2 offers in Boots and thought I’d see what all the fuss was about. To tell the truth, I’d been reading up on BB creams before this purchase so I was looking forward to testing it.

BB stands for blemish balm and is supposed to act as a serum, moisturiser, primer, foundation, and sunblock – all in one!

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Sounds good huh!?  Well, because ‘moisturising’ was one of the BB creams purposes’ I did not put moisturiser on before my first application.  The texture of L’Oreal’s Nude Magique is really bitty, like an exfoliator.  This made my skin really dry when I applied it and the ‘bits’ were still very apparent on my face, as they were on my fingers.

After reading up through Yahoo! answers I found some girls still had to apply moisturiser before BB cream – which defeats the point for me, but I followed and did this anyway, which was then fine when I applied it the second time and went on as I expected it to before the first time.

The coverage is very light but did not cover most of my blemishs (sad face) and didn’t feel comfortable on.  Also, for a ‘Fair Skin Tone’ (the fairest out of the 3 choices from L’Oreal) it left a noticeable orange glow on my face.  Which is not hot – as you can see from the picture below, it does not match my fair skin!

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I’ve only worn this twice, with the second time my Mum commenting on “oh you’re face looks a bit orange today” and I have never worn it since.  I certainly did not believe in this BB cream’s ‘Magique’ and the search for the perfect BB cream/light foundation continues…

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