L'Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base

3.4

890 reviews

57% would repurchase

Package Quality: 2.9

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 2.9

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

cyclohexasiloxane, dimethicone, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, silica, acrylates copolymer, disodium stearoyl glutamate, aluminum hydroxide { /- may contain CI 77891/ titanium dioxide/ CI 77491/ iron oxides} FIL D30587/2


on 7/6/2015 2:50:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This is the closest dupe to Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch at only a fraction of the cost. It is very thick so it really covers the pores and helps fill in deeper scars and lines. I only have one issue with it; it doesn't roll on and smooth out as easily as most primers do so a little more effort is required but it is not a deal breaker. I can afford the extra minute to work it in, especially when the results are a very smooth complexion.



Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Not worth the money. I tried for several weeks and it doesn't blend for a flawless look. I rather repurchase rimmel - fix & pro primer. The rimmel is a best match for long lasting in humid weather.


on 6/21/2015 10:55:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I found this really drying on the skin. My foundation went on lovely after, but I don't feel that it extended the wear time.


on 5/20/2015 6:01:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Grey

Nothing special. I saw very, very little, in fact, really nothing positive about this, to remark on. Certainly nothing I would shout out about. There is also a very, very slight rose/floral scent to this that I tend to pick up on more after it has been applied, and that scent lingers for a while on my skin. I am not a rose/floral scent fan, esp not on my face..so..no.

I did see some very slight plumping of the skin, which was flattering (plumping skin? flattering,, yeah...well...) but that plumping disappeared within about an hour of applying. The second, third and fourth days I tried this, I did not even notice that initial plumping anymore. I guess I do see some potential with this, which is why I gave it 2 stars and not just 1 star...Maybe my jar was/is bad or old...?

Also the package is just awkard. Too bad they could not put this in a tube or with a pump. So small and I can see me getting annoyed with it if I did like it and had to use this tiny little bottle every day. Also the price was $2.00 more than posted when I got to the checkout, so if you are pinching your pennies, this might be a little pricey for you.

I wanted to like this, but it really did nothing for me. Couple in the fact the faint floral scent and annoying tiny little jar, no thank you.....

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 4/22/2015 4:41:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I really like this product. I have VERY OILY acne proned skin and this is the first primer I have used that has given my skin a smooth mat finish and does not let me foundation go into my pores, I alsbolutely love it. The down side is that its way too expensive for such a small amount and I wish it came in a pump bottle rather than a jar to minimise germs, the jar is so small its hard to fit my finger in it without getting some of the product under my nails which just wastes it and its such a small amount to begin with.

Otherwise, wonderful primer!


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Cute little glass jar and a product consistency that reminds me of cotton candy. It does make your skin super smooth, although after applying concealer, foundation and powder over this, I do not notice much of a difference. A bit of a waste of money in my opinion ($10+), considering all it does is give you slightly softer skin. I will not repurchase after I have used this up, I find it an unnecessary step in my routine. I was never really one for primers, but I thought that I'd give this one a shot. It wasn't terrible, but it just isn't very useful.


on 4/18/2015 10:18:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

This ok when I first bought it but being that I have oily skin this isn't the best.it does create a matte smooth finish for me and a glow but it does last and isn't for my type of skin . So waste of money for me and was quite pricey.it comes in a glass with a slight pinkish tone soft and quite of a gel substance. Overall it can do it , but for oily skin it not capable. It h


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

Disliked it. It didn't work with my foundation and i could feel it on my skin through the whole day.
Don't like the packaging because it is in a tub and it gets gross after a while.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 4/4/2015 9:52:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

The plus I can say about this product was it looked nice on the back of my hand lol.
Other than that I found this to be overpriced, heavy on the skin, did not prolong my makeup (in fact it looked worse), I also became more oily which I thought could not be possible.
I felt like my skin could not breathe. I also started to break out more then usual.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This is the third primer I've ever used. I wasn't looking for a product to prolong the wear of my makeup, because I don't have a problem with that at all, being that I have dry skin. However, I was looking for something to fill my pores and this obnoxious laugh line I have on the left side of my lip. My fault, being a jackass all the time. This product delivers on the promise to blur imperfections. It made my foundation look FLAWLESS. At the end of the day sometimes it can look crepey, because of my pores or that damn laugh line, but with this stuff, that never happens. I always warm it up with my fingers first, and let it set while I do my eye makeup, and I always get the desired results this way. I've worn it the past two days, and it makes your foundation look just as it did when you applied it. I had my makeup on for 14 hours yesterday, and it looked so good that I didn't wanna wash it off once I made it home. It sucks that it's so expensive for drugstore, and I'd prefer it be in a tube, but....small matters.


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