The product: L'Oréal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier ($11)
The story: This BB cream has a texture like none other. Its tiny beads contain self-adjusting pigments that start out sheer then change color and match skin when blended. This one leans more cosmetic than comprehensive skin care.
Sun protection: None.
What we like: Applying this BB cream is a lot of fun, and it makes a good base for foundation. It also contains panthenol (a B5 vitamin), glycerin, and vitamin E, all of which improve hydration. And we're happy to see shade options from light to dark.
What we don't: If you're only looking for cosmetic benefits, then the lack of sunscreen won't pose a problem. But if you want an all-in-one cream with SPF, then this isn't the one for you.