Sunday, February 24, 2013

L'Oreal Paris Magic BB Cream.

Have you tried the new L'Oreal Paris Magic BB Cream? Oh, I have! Yes, I received a complimentary product from SheSpeaks and L'Oréal to facilitate this review, but I'm glad I got the chance to check it out for free!

I am part of She Speaks, an online community powered by women who love to get the latest scoop and share what's hot. She Speaks gives you many ways to have a say, share and inspire others. One of the perks of being part of this great business is getting to try products (full sized stuff, y'all!) and give my opinion on them. I've tried Clear shampoos and conditioners, panty liners, face washes and even Torani Flavor Syrups. The latest product? L'Oreal Paris Magic BB Cream!

Do I like the BB Cream? Sure. Will I buy a tube after this one is empty? Probably not. Before using BB Cream I was using a tinted moisturizer from Aveeno and I think I'll keep using that. A lot of the reviews other women have written have praised this stuff for being so amazing! But I'm not going to lie if I don't really like something.


Let's get real.

I have ugly skin. I get breakouts. I have big pores and my complexion stinks. [So don't hate me after you see these pictures.] I'm always looking for a good makeup to help me out. I'm not a big fan of thick foundations and that's something I like about BB Cream. It's thin and doesn't feel cakey. It comes in four tones.

They don't need to have 400 different tones, because it's MAGIC! (insert LOL) No, but seriously, it starts out white...

... and changes color as you blend it in to match your skin tone. That's pretty cool!

But the coverage? 

It doesn't help with any red in zits or help smooth out my complexion. I am not thrilled about how my skin looks after I'm done applying it. As you can see from the picture below, on the left is before and on the right is after applying BB Cream. 

Not much different.

However!! I do think it helps minimize my pores. Like most, my pores are more noticeable on my nose. I really do feel like the BB Cream helps reduce the size of my pores. See below, left before and right after. It definitely helps me feel less self-conscious.

So if you've got great skin already but struggle with large pores, this is the product for you! If you're interested in joining SheSpeaks visit their site and sign up.

Happy Pretty-Making, ladies!