Wednesday, 23 July 2014

It Just Doesn't Work For Me.... P2

This week on "It just doesn't work for me..." we're talking primers! 

L'Oreal Base Magique Transforming Smoothing "Primer"

When it comes to primers, I feel like I have tried thousands. Some work and some fail miserably! L'Oreal Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer just doesn't work for me.

The first time I used it (alone), I was impressed with how it filled in my pores and actually did make my skin look a lot smoother. I always like to try a primer for the first time just on my skin, without applying make up after, just to see what it does (whether it goes dry, oily, patchy etc) and this was a patchy one (some days, the product actually dried out on my skin and started flaking). I found some of my skin was oily and some was dry and my skin felt really slimy. I tried using a lot of product and I tried using a really tiny amount and of course, somewhere in between but felt nothing was working. 

When I tried it with makeup, it was like everything was just sliding around. There was no sinking in to the skin to prep, it just sort of sat on top of my skin and didn't allow my makeup to set at all. It does have a matte finish but it's more of a dull matte finish. I feel like it leaves me looking very pale and lifeless (too dramatic?)

I used over half the jar trying to get it to work for me!

As you can see from the pictures, I did give it a good go! I've used almost half the jar. I did wear it a few times on no makeup days to minimise pore size (even though it only lasts a few short hours before it starts to separate) but this one is definitely not a makeup primer in my eyes. I feel like the formula is just too thick to be able to work in to the skin for a smooth base. 

As you can see, it's quite a thick formula. Very hard to work with!

Have you tried the L'Oreal Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer? What are your thoughts?

Keep Smiling!

Tahana xo

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  1. Interesting to hear your thoughts! I've been trying theis a little bit and so far I'm not too sure either.. I haven't used nearly as much as you did though haha :) X

    Bec | Bec & Beauty

  2. interesting read! i got a little sample of this in last months bellabox and I'm actually wearing it today! I'm still yet to determine if i like it or not, but it does minimise my pores!

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    Camille xo.

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