Tuesday, 4 June 2013


L'oreal Nude Magique CC Cream £9.99.
I only ever tried out one BB cream and after being left pretty unmoved, I decided that I'd tar them all with the same brush, but when the CC creams started to emerge, all past experiences were forgotten and I was keen to give them I go.
I opted for L'oreal's offerings as I liked the idea of the different pigments being tailored to offer specific fixes.
I decided to pick up two; anti redness (green) and anti fatigue (peach). I do often get red cheeks and the overall appearance of my skin is pretty tired at the minute.
So, as you can see from the pictures, the creams themselves are quite a thin, liquid texture. This means they blend nicely giving a light coverage. They come out in the colours of the pigments but contain smart pigment capsuals which turns them into a more generic foundation colour once you begin to blend them into the skin. I've started this process in the last picture and you can see how the initial colours are beginning to transform into skin colour, which is a good job, because lets face it, nobody wants to look like the wicked witch from the Wizard of Oz.
I have heard criticism surrounding the anti-fatigue cream in particular for it being too 'orange', which is understandable if you take the example I have shown in th last picture, however, I feel this to be a little unfair as once properly blended, this is not the case at all and that orange look fits perfectly with my skin tone.
The finish on these is a little dewy but I'd describe it as more like a normal, fresh skin finish. It evens out skin tone and texture and provides, according to L'oreal, 24 hour hydration. I haven't left these creams on for that amount of time but during wear, my skin does feel really moisturised. There is also the addition of SPF 12 in these which I'm really happy about, being the SPF nut that I am.
I really do like these, much more than the BB cream I tried (which was not from L'oreal which may have a role to play) and I will definitely be wearing these more and more frequently as the weather at the moment is (without wanting to jinx it) lovely. It would seem that with June, summer has arrived!
Will you be trying these CC creams? Do you like the concept of pigment capsules?

For some reason, Next are still accepting entried (not complaining).


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