Loreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base Review
After purchasing Smashbox Photo Finish (oil free) clear primer and finding it to be an incredible waste of money for me, I was surprised when I tried the little sample of Loreal Magic Perfecting Base from a peel-off in a magazine and found that under foundation, it actually made my face look pore-free! Voila! Of course, there was only a very very small amount of the product under the peel-off strip, so I even had my doubts as to whether the full size product would perform as miraculously, but it did!
Loreal’s Magic Perfecting Base works like spackle does for construction workers. It works best if you only apply it where you have a problem. Anywhere you have pores that can’t be covered by foundation, it works miracles. It is surprisingly inexpensive (around $12.99 at CVS) and really does dry quickly, invisibly, and feels weightless. These things are important for me. That was my issue with the Smashbox Photo Finish – even though it claims to be oil-free, it seemed to never dry, and felt exactly like oil would on my face. It also made my foundation slide around like oil.
Magic Perfecting Base would probably work best on oily or combination skin, as it isn’t as moisturizing as other bases and primers I’ve tried. Due to the size of the jar, you will also need to use a Q-tip to remove the product unless you have very short fingernails.
I’ve been using this base for about 6 or 7 months now, have used half of the small jar, and the product continues to perform the same as it did on day one.