l’oreal nude magic bb cream. this was released in australia sometimes last year.
it is marketed as the first bb cream with intelligent pigments:
L’Oréal Paris Nude Magique BB Cream contains micro-encapsulated pigments that break up on application. When broken, the capsules release coloured pigments that instantly transform and adapt to each skin type and tone… offering a true colour osmosis. This advanced technology means that the two available shades of Nude Magique BB Cream – Light and Medium – are able to intelligently cater for all phenotypes.
the product promises:
Nude Magique BB Cream offers revolutionary results including 24-hour moisturisation, a flawless complexion with a nude finish, smart pigments capsules that adapt to every skintone, plus antioxidants and SPF 12 UV protection.
it’s known that western version of bb creams are very different from asian versions. this is no different.
first, the product looks nothing like ‘traditional’ bb creams.
it comes in white runny lotion with tiny blue beads that feels gritty when applied. it’s when you rubbed the lotion into the skin you see it magically changes color and blends into the skin.
the colors after rubbed into the skin. since it comes in only 2 shades, i doubt it suites those with too pale or too dark skin colors.
the product comes in sleek tube with very thin nozzels, which makes it easy to control the amount i want. this is a plus given that the product is very watery.
the product is unscented. i swear i smell something plastic-y when applied on my face. but when i sniff hard, nothing.
i find that it’s best applied with hands to break down the beads and give a more even application. probably not something you’d use when you’re in a rush because it requires a bit of work to really work it into the skin.
there isn’t much coverage with this product, but it gives a more even complexion and a nice silky matte finish to give an illusion of a better than bare skin. this is something i’d wear on good skin days as it doesn’t cover blemishes.
this lasts probably about 4 to 5 hours on me. since it blends perfectly into the skin it’s not so noticiable that the foundation has worn off.
because i have dry skin, i need a very nourished moisturizer as based and can’t say much about it’s claim about 24hr hydration.
it’s nice the product has spf. however i wouldn’t fully rely on it as i believe you need quite a lot of product to achieve that. i prefer to apply minimal amount. but it’s nice to have for those opps-i-forgot-sunscreen moments (which happens to me all the time!) that you know you have some sort of protection.
untouched photos of my before bare face and after wearing l’oreal nude magique bb cream for fair skin tone.
this color blends perfectly into my skin. the minimal coverage gives a my-skin-but-better appearance. but i still need concealer to help hiding the dark circles and to even out areas where the color is uneven.
comparision wearing l’oreal nude magique bb cream for fair skin tone and for medium skin tone.
the latter gives me a tanned look. since i’m not a fan of tanned skin i don’t see myself using it for the whole face but more for contouring.
the verdict? i wouldn’t call it a bb cream as you’d expect bb cream should give enough coverage to hide blemishes. i’d classified it as tinted primer as it gives a really nice silky finish to your skin, which also provides a nice base for another light coverage foundation for a longer lasting effect. when used alone it provides a nice light weight base perfect for hot summer days.
l’oreal paris nude magique is available at selected pharmacies, department and variety stores, and super markets. rrp aud$26.95.
product was provided for consideration.