L’Oreal Nude Magique BB Cream Bare Skin Beautifier Review

By Emma | June 14 2012 | 20 Comments

L'Oreal Nude Magique BB Cream

Oh, now this is interesting! Available in two shades, L’Oreal’s take on the BB trend comes out white, with tiny darker flecks. These are the smart pigment capsules, which break on application and adjust to your skintone for a light, sheer finish.

I’ve heard this described as dewy which actually turned me off – on my skin, this often translates to shiny or, worse, slightly sticky. This isn’t the case here – you get an instant shot of luminosity, but there’s actually a bit of mattifying action going on as well.

 L'Oreal Nude Magique BB Cream Swatches

Texture wise, it’s lighter and more fluid in texture than your traditional BB cream. There’s no scent whatsoever, and it gives a very sheer, completely weightless finish – perfect for holidays or foundation free weekends, when you want skin to breathe but don’t fancy baring all. €14.99′s the damage and it comes with SPF12 – towards the lower end of the spectrum, but still grand.

There are three other products in the Magique range, which we told you about here. They’ve been around since March so you may already have checked ‘em out – tell all in the comments!

I have more new BB cream reviews coming up tomorrow – stay tuned.


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20 Replies to "L’Oreal Nude Magique BB Cream Bare Skin Beautifier Review"

  • Lisa says:

    Do your think this would be a no-no for us oily skinned ladies?

  • fififinx says:

    I tried it, and I didn’t mind it. Found the auld T-zone was a bit oily by the end of the day, and it had a tendency to oxidise on me. It was the best of the BBs that i had tried, until I found a website in English that sold genuine Asian BBs. Got me the Skin 79 hot pink number and it blows anything in the West out of the water. I know a lot of people find the Asian ones a bit ashy, but on my glow-in-the-dark white phizzog it works a treat, yet at the same time works on little miss ‘sallow as Chanel’ too. It’s disconcertingly dark coming out of the tube, but it blends well – although you have to work fast. It doesn’t oxidise either, although I do still tend to seep through it by the end of the day.

  • I think this is a good pick for oilier skintypes – I’m combo to oily and it works for me.

    Should also have said this comes in two shades and I have the lighter one.

  • Nicola says:

    I actually have one of these I was going to try and shift in the Swap Siop. It really didn’t work on my skin, because I have dry patches and it seems to stick there. I was so sad, because I loved the effect when I swatched it on my hand. But as always, my stupid face ruined the fun for everyone.

    Maybe I’ll give it another bash now my skin has gotten a little better, but if not I’ll list it soon!

  • vonfluffy says:

    I have oily skin and this is the only BB cream that can work on my skin… It even passed the gym test :)

  • littlesis says:

    This sounds like good stuff, there seems to be no end to BB creams nowadays!

  • littlesis, there’s loads of ‘em – I’ve a few more BB reviews in the pipeline!

  • LightPinkPearl Cherry says:

    This one broke me out like a mofo. No clue why…

  • ladyelvis says:

    After trying the Garnier and 17 BBs, I’m sticking with this one. I’ll use it on a good skin day, for when I’m just popping out, or don’t have time for full-on base. I think it’s a good ‘un.

  • Gabby A says:

    I love this BB cream, am using the medium shade and am so happy with it that the foundation has been put away for the summer, you have to be careful not to apply too much as a little amount gives good coverage.

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