Loreal Magic BB Cream Review

in , , , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Friday, February 15, 2013

Beauty balms are very trendy right now and every major beauty brand has one vying for your attention.
Pick up any magazine geared towards women and you will find a review or top pick beauty balm. It can be confusing sifting through all the expert picks. 

That is why I am happy to share with you my review for Loreal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream.

beauty balm review
Courtesy: Loreal.com
Loreal Says: 

This is an all-in-one beauty solution that does it all. It’s formulated to prime, perfect, hydrate and correct. To apply, simply dot on and blend with your fingertips. Self-adjusting beads will instantly transform to your skin tone.

After reading that, I couldn’t wait to try this product and have been using it for over a week now. I wanted to love this product, especially since I know Loreal products won’t irritate my face or cause breakouts.  But for me to love a product, it must Wow me and pass my scent, feel, use test.

My Review:

There is no scent to this product, which is a plus because there is also no sunscreen in it so you will have to apply sunscreen first. That is a negative for me on time crunched mornings when I really do need an all-in-one beauty solution. I used it alone on mornings I ran my daughter to choir and felt bad for not protecting my face from the sun. 

 To be fair, I will say that this beauty cream gets along well with other products including sunscreen and concealer, so it is a good primer and an excellent moisturizer.

Plus, you really don’t need a lot of product, just a pea size dot for each part of your face. It starts out opaque but instantly turns color upon contact with your skin. 


I really like the lightweight feel of this product. You can’t really tell you have it on, except for the color. I am using the light tone and it turned a little too tannish on the parts of my face that don’t get as much sun exposure, like the jaw line. But it matched well to my forehead as shown in these photos.

after shower
This is a natural light picture of my forehead just after my shower before applying product.

This is my forehead 20 seconds after applying the pea sized amount of product to my forehead.

Blending was easy though and I found I could correct the off color by dabbing a little foundation on and blending again. This beauty balm lasts all day without turning my face into an oil slick or changing color; which are huge plus’ for me.

The Take Away:

 I would give this product a solid B. Loreal should add sunscreen to this for it to be a true all-in-one beauty solution. 
I would recommend this product for minimal makeup wears who don’t use a lot of makeup or for those who have good skin and don’t require makeup because this product alone isn’t going to cover blemishes, sun spots etc. It also serves as good primer.

I liked this product well enough to try it in a lighter shade and to keep it in mind for when my teen daughter starts wearing makeup. (If your are reading this dear Tera, no, not yet)!

You can learn more about this and other Loreal products by visiting their website and following them on Twitter.

I hope you found my review helpful.

Disclosure: I received a full size tube of this product courtesy of Loreal as part of the SheSpeaks blogger program. I received no monetary compensation and all opinions are 100% my own.