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I don’t know about you but I sure have noticed all the different commercials about bb or cc creams here lately. I had never even heard of a bb cream before then. From what I gather most of them seem to say they are a all in one cream that moisturizes as well as beautifies.
Over the past few weeks I’ve been trying L’Oréal Paris Magic BB (Beauty Balms) Cream. Personally, I do not see what all of the fuss is about. It goes on white with a slight exfoliant texture (the magical color changing part). I couldn’t really tell a difference in my skins overall look. It sure didn’t look flawless, but it did have a more finished look. I am used to a high coverage foundation though so my judgement is probably skewed.
For the most part my skin had a whitish glazed over color or once the pigment did show my skin appeared blotched with pigment (and that was with their lightest shade fair). I only could tell the blotchyness when I was in the sunlight. I guess I am too white (as you learned in my Mia Mariu review). I noticed as I was rubbing the bb cream on I couldn’t really tell how well I was covering each part of my face which probably resulted in the blotchy foundation look. I’m sure that was user error though.
I also had the thought that this bb cream could be used as a foundation primer. I was wrong. It did not go well under foundation for me at all. It made everything a sticky feeling and just didn’t blend well.
Also, directly after putting on the bb cream my skin felt a drying tightness. You know that feeling where moisture is being sucked out? Well, to say the least my skin did not feel hydrated at all. For me, the bb cream felt better if I moisturized first and then put it on.
I do, however, love the idea of this product. I would love something that would moisturize well and make my skin look flawless. Sadly, L’Oréal Paris Magic BB Cream isn’t for me. Have you tried bb creams? Which one works best for you?
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.