L'Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base – Love it or Leave it?

Makeup primers for me are a must-have, which is why I was so excited to try L’Oreal’s new Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base. I wear my makeup for so long during the work day – minimum of 12 hours – so it’s important to me for my face to look just as good at 4pm that it does at 7am. It’s an extra step in my routine that makes such a difference.

L’Oreal’s latest comes in a small pot and is light pink in color. The base glides onto the skin like silk and feels lightweight. I think application is key to achieving a lightweight finish though. I like to use a flat foundation brush to blend it into the skin. The first time I used it with my fingers it didn’t feel right. But once I found my groove with the brush, I was hooked. It controls oil so well and gives skin a matte finish. My Revlon Photo Ready glided on like a dream and my complexion appeared flawless!

My mom and I both bought this at a recent Ulta shopping trip and she likes it just as much, if not more, than I do. Her pores are much larger than mine and she said this hides them better than any other primer. I’ve seen this at CVS, Walgreens and Ulta for about $12. If you struggle with oily skin or large pores, this is absolutely worth a try! The verdict is definitely “love it!”

4 thoughts on “L'Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base – Love it or Leave it?”

  1. AH! I must try this with a brush. I bought this the other day and tried it with my fingers; needless to say I was disappointed by it because as you mentioned it just didn’t feel right. I’m so glad you reviewed this and offered the suggestion of using the brush to apply it!

  2. Marcia, I don’t think this has a smell. I even went and opened the tub and gave it a good whif and barely got a hint of anything. So good news on that front – sometimes that bugs me too!

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