Because I liked the L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique BB Cream, I simply assumed that I would like their Lumi Magique Pure Light Primer too. Wrong assumption. I really wanted to like it; because I mean, doesn’t it look all gorgeous standing there in its sleek, sexy white packaging? But appearances aren’t everything. Le sigh.BUY IT NOW
First and foremost, I ALWAYS use face primers under foundations. ALWAYS. I have to because I have dry, flaky and porous skin and I need a primer to provide a smooth base to allow foundation to glide on. I used to be a make-up snob so my first few primers were of the high-end brands – Shu Uemura – and then I was introduced to some fantastic primers from drugstore brands, e.g. FACE OF AUSTRALIA and SHE. It’s kinda easy though – just load ’em up with silicone! I don’t mind because they do the job.
So why did I not like L’Oreal Paris Lumi Magique Pure Light Primer? Because when I put it on and then applied foundation, this happened :
Instead of smoothing over my flaky skin, L’Oreal Paris Lumi Magique Pure Light Primer enhanced them! I have no idea where these flakes came from! They were never there beforehand because I have been religiously using my exfoliating machine.
Flakes aside, my fine lines haven’t been ironed over. Sadly, I was NOT impressed.
Admittedly, it does claim that it is a “pure light primer” so I shouldn’t be expecting full-on silicone-smooth face action. But the ingredients tell me that there should be a good amount of silicone in there so I don’t know what happened.
Apparently, it can be used as a highlighter too because of its subtle pearly sheen. And that’s what I will use it for from now on.
To me, L’Oreal Paris Lumi Magique Pure Light Primer isn’t my ideal primer base but its saving grace is that I can use it as a highlighter. I’ve been using it to highlight the bridge of my flat Asian nose. However, if you want to try it, buy it here.BUY IT NOW
Have you tried any products in the L’Oreal Paris Lumi Magique range? What is your favourite face primer? And does anyone want to try this? Would it be rude to do a giveaway on a product that has already been used by me?