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In a previous post I mentioned how excited I was to try this since I have been looking for a new face primer. To refresh your memory in case you missed my previous post, L'Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base ($13) is the product that I am reviewing. So I have finally tried it out... and I hate it! Okay, hate is a strong word, but I am seriously disappointed in this.  Why? Let me count the ways.

  1. The price.  It's about $12.99, which is kinda expensive for a drugstore brand, and you only get 0.5 oz of product.
  2. It's in a jar. How impractical is that?
  3. The texture. At first I was excited because I thought it would have a smooth creamy consistency. Boy, was I wrong. This stuff feels like...mashed potatoes. Seriously. And not even creamy mashed potatoes, but extremely thick and grainy mashed potatoes. Yeah, gross huh? Now just imagine rubbing that across your face!
  4. This claims to hide your pores and banish imperfections... of which it did neither. Instead, it made me feel like I had a thick,  sticky, potatoey mess on my face, which didn't do anything to help my makeup go on smoother at all.


Rating: 1/5

Pros:'s pink?

Cons: Well, first off, it's in a jar, which isn't very practical. It's thick, grainy, and makes you feel like you're wearing potatoes on your face. It's too expensive for the quality of product, and you barely even  get any product. And it doesn't do anything to help your skin look better or your makeup go on smoother.

Man, I was so disappointed in this, which is weird because I usually love L'Oreal products. I hated this so much that I took it back, which is pretty serious for me, because I hardly ever return something, even if I don't like it that much. I was curious to try their new colored bases, but after this experience I'm kind of hesitant to. We'll see. And now I can't eat mashed potatoes anymore... just kidding about the last part.


Note: this is my own personal opinion and should not deter you from making your own judgments of this product. Products work differently for everyone, so if you feel the need to buy this product, don't let my own experience halt you from experimenting for yourself. And this product was purchased with my own money.

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