L'Oreal Magic BB Cream Review

I bought this little gem last Saturday and have been basically using it nonstop ever since. I'm so surprised by how much I like this product. I didn't research it thoroughly before purchasing it. I had no idea what to expect but ended up loving it. I won't be reviewing its "skin beautifying" properties because I haven't been using it that long. And to be honest I doubt it'll actually improve the condition of my skin seeing as it's not like a traditional BB Cream.
Texture
It's very watery and runny. It feels a little grainy at first (like sand mixed with water) because of the pigment beads. They "burst" as you blend it in and it feels like any regular liquid product after that.
Coverage
Very, very sheer. I was expecting that so I'm not bothered by it. It reduces general redness. Blemishes and dark circles still need concealing. 
Finish
The initial application for this product is very misleading. It looks very dewy at first but sets to a satin/matte finish after a few minutes.
Color Match
Like I said, the initial application is misleading. The color changes as you work it in. My face looks very ashy/grey at first, then it turns really yellow, then it blends into my skin seamlessly. It only comes in four shades (Light, Fair, Medium, and Deep) but since it' so sheer, color matching is easy and forgiving.
Longevity
The lasting power is okay. Again, I wasn't expecting much because it's sheer and behaves like a tinted moisturizer. 
Final Thoughts
I really love this product. It's exactly what I was looking for: something lightweight and sheer for "no make" days. I don't mind that it's not long-wearing because it doesn't claim to be. Plus, it's the kind of product I would only use to go to class or run errands. 
(Woah, them under eye dark circles!)
Skip this if:
-You want something with SPF in it (although you can add a facial sun screen or primer under it)
-You need medium or full coverage
-You only like dewy finishes
-You were looking for something like a traditional BB Cream that actually treats and protects
Get this if:
-You want something lightweight
-You're looking for a tinted moisturizer
-You like sheer/light coverage 

39 comments

  1. your skin looks amazing before!!, the product sounds good though! x

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    1. So kind of you to say, thank you xx

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  2. It really brightens up your face! I still need to find a BB cream that I actually like. Thankyou for your thoughts on this one.

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  3. Your skin already looks so good O.o I may check this out though! I would have preferred it if they had SPF in it :P Oh well! Thanks for the lovely review!! xx

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  4. Thanks for the review Coco ^^ It looks promising. Like everyone has said already, your before photo is amazing, you have great skin sweetie! xx

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  5. Great review!
    Now I know that Im just going to skip it, thanks :)

    ps. Im hosting an international giveaway on my blog :)

    xx
    Jess

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  6. I am pretty certain the Australian version has spf 12. Strange how they don't keep product consistent like that. I have this (but in the wrong shade) and agree with how comfortable it is to wear. :)

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    1. That's silly, all of them should have (or not have) SPF. xx

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  7. Looks like such a nice product! I definitely prefer lightweight makeup vs. a heavy foundation and think this is a great option.

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  8. I actually haven't heard very great things about this "BB Cream" (I had to put it in quotes... I hate how America has just used that name to sell new products when they're anything but a traditional BB Cream, like you said) so it was nice to hear someone actually liking it!!
    You have such nice skin to begin with so it looks lovely on you... me however, well I definitely need fuller coverage haha <3

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah, the big let down with this is that it lacks the characteristics of a BB Cream. It doesn't preform as advertised, but I like it as a different type of product (a tinted moisturizer).
      Thank you :) xx

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  9. I almost picked this up the other day, but I passed. I am glad I did because I prefer my "BB Creams" with SPF and a Medium coverage! Very helpful post!

    - Andrea Marie xx
    frominsidemycloset.com

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  10. Wow this really has more coverage than other BB creams I've seen. I might have to give this a whirl.
    Thanks for the review!

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  11. Coco your flawless with a bare face!

    www.thumbelinalillie.com
    Megan xxx

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  12. This looks great but your face is so flawless anyway! xxx
    http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Great review! Your skin looks stunning without it anyway! x

    www.hannahheartss.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. I actually really like the sound of this, as I find normal NBA to be a complete waste of time anyway and L'oreal have been doing some lovely skin products over the last year or so. You look glowing with it on.
    Mel xx
    melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Whoops, I meant BBs, not NBA - thanks phone!xx

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    1. Haha, I was wondering what you had meant. :)

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  16. this sounds lovely! I think it sounds very similar to the garnier miracle perfection bb cream, which I love :-)

    burgundybeauty.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  17. It looks lovely and light, a definite plus for summer! x

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  18. you have amazing skin!! this looks like it would be great for summer :D
    http://www.thelilywhiteenglishrose.blogspot.com

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  19. I love this BB cream too! Like you said, it's not a traditional BB cream, but it's so unique that I still use it and really enjoy it! I'm actually wearing it right now! :)

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    1. Definitely! Not a traditional BB cream but it still has some qualities that I really love xx

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  20. Tienes la piel hermosa de por si. Buen review como siempre ;)

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  21. this looks great! you have gorgeous skin!

    http://thisgirlloveschic.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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  22. Hi Coco,
    You are very beautiful! I love your eyes!

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  23. Your skins so nice! I was sort of contemplating getting this. I've been using the Skin79 Orange Plus BB Cream but that stuff is pretty expensive. I've been interested in trying out one of the western BB creams especially since Garnier (I think) just released an oil control version of their bbcream in America. I think its been out for awhile in Britain and Australia and possibly other places.

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  24. WOW! This BB cream seems really nice. I'm liking the tinted coverage on it. I was looking to pick up a new BB cream since the last one I have is almost empty. Hopefully it works for my combination skin type. ^_~

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  25. This sounds like such a great product :) your skin looks really beautiful with it on!

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  26. you have great skin! but i love the idea of the beads that burst as you rub it in, i feel like that could be great to wake your skin up on early mornings! thanks for this review!

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  27. This looks great on you! I was just reading on Nouveau Cheap that there will be a line of CC creams and CC blushes as well.

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  28. I love the idea of the bursting colour beads, This really brightens up your skin x

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  29. That BBcream looks really pretty on you, sheer and lightweight. I don't think you need medium/heavy coverage though, your skin already look great and healthy!!

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  30. this is a super late comment! i also have this and i love it! i also didn't know what to expect from it at first but i was very pleased. the only thing i would change about it is the final color. it looks a little too dark and pinkish for me (i am warm-medium toned). what would you recommend to adjust the color of it? since it dries quickly, i find it hard to add layers without caking, so i'd have to adjust it at the beginning. hope to get an answer! i love your blog and i'm happy to have found a latina blogger!

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    1. Hi! Thank you for commenting :) You could try buying 'light' and using a bronzer or darker powder on top to help it match. It's the downside of those products that come in light, med, dark. It does dry quickly so instead of layering I use more product from the beginning and blend it fast.

      I'm happy you enjoy my blog. Thank you so much for reading :) :)

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