Friday, January 7, 2011
Drugstore Primer Test Drive: L'Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base
This is my very first drugstore primer and I wasn't sure what to expect.
The L'oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base ($12 for 15ml) is very smooth and evens out fine lines. It fills in the ridges of your skin creating a flat surface for foundation application. The formula is interesting; it feels part creamy and part silicone-y. It's lightweight on the skin so you hardly feel it.
I was really impressed by how well it hides the fine lines. Extremely impressive for a drugstore product. It's good for fine lines or enlarged pores but does nothing for discoloration. I did noticed that it has a tendency to clump if you use too much product. The major let down of this product is actually the packaginig. The opening is small making it hard to reach the product after the first few uses. It didn't come with a spatula or any other tools.
Overall, I rather pay a little more for something that won't clump and is easier to get to. But that's me.
See below for additional pictures including the before and after comparison: