Drugstore Beauty Find: L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base

March 31, 2010 • Beauty


Times are tough and for even us beauty snobs, it's time to seriously consider drugstore brands. One brand I do actually really like is L’Oréal Paris. So when the opportunity provided itself to try their new Studio Secrets™ Professional Magic Perfecting Base, I was game.

Here's the story on the product: After working on numerous shoots for L’Oréal Paris, famed makeup artist James Kaliardos expressed the need for different types of professional products, such as a smoothing, perfecting primer, to make ordinary makeup look extraordinary. Thankfully, the L’Oréal Paris team listened, and now the product is getting rave reviews for making skin look and feel smooth and resurfaced.

Magic Perfecting Base can be worn alone or used under makeup as a prep step for an instant matte look and a silky finish. I was a little nervous to try it as I tend to break out in a rash from many drugstore brands. This product however, is 100% oil- and fragrance-free, non-comedogenic and
non-acnegenic. So not only did I not break out, my skin looked totally flawless immediately. The silky formula smooths on easily to disguise fine lines, wrinkles
and pores, while a combination of soft, light powders gives skin a
unified matte look and flawless finish. Personally I still needed foundation, but a lot less of it (which considering I still drop major coin on my Armani foundation is great news!). Not only that my skin looked amazing all through the day and into the night with no touch-ups needed! I have to admit, I like this product better than the more expensive department store equivalents I have tried.

Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base is most assuredly staying in my makeup routine. Make it a part of yours! Great job L’Oréal Paris!

Available at lorealparis.com and drugstores nationwide, $12.95

– Lauren Dimet Waters

FTC Disclosure: Product sample received for review.


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