With that being said, I was super excited to get my hands on L'Oreal's contribution to the craze, which they call "Magic Skin Beautifier B.B. Cream."
I hadn't read many reviews of this product, and wasn't sure exactly to expect. I was surprised, then, to find that when I opened the tube up, a creamy balm in a lovely "medium" tint didn't come out. Instead...it was white!
Mixed in with the white cream were tons and tons of dark beads...it was actually kind of reminiscent of a creamy facial scrub, rather than a facial cream. I tried really hard to get a picture that showed the beads...but alas...my picture taking skills/camera didn't accommodate my wishes...and all the pictures looked either blurry...or just like a white blob...or sometimes like a blurry white blob:
Oh well. If you want to see the beads...you're going to have to buy the product! :)
It turns out that the beads in the cream are the little wonders that make this product more than just a tube of white lotion. The beads, which L'Oreal call "Beautifying Beads," contain pigment to match your skin tone, along with antioxidants Vitamin C & E.
This cream and its fabulous little beads claim to perform 4 beautifying actions for your skin:
- Primes to smooth skin's texture
- Perfects to hide imperfections
- Hydrates for all day moisture
- Corrects skin for a healthy looking, even complex
Basically that means that when you spread the cream out and rub it in, it blends flawlessly with your skin, matching your coloring, evening out any imperfections, and also makes your skin feel smooth and amazing!
I really loved the way this product applied to my face this morning...even more than I liked how it applied to the back of my hand last night. Applying my makeup over the top of it was a dream, and my skin felt good all day long.
Although I was taken by surprise by its appearance when I first opened the tube, I definitely like how this cream worked with the rest of my beauty regimen, and I would recommend it to anyone who's looking for a drug store B.B. Cream. I think it actually might edge out my previous favorite, Cover Girl!
Have you tried L'Oreal's B.B. Cream? What do you think?
Until next time...stay darling, Darlings... :)
Please Note: We know that there are those out there who argue continually that American products claiming to be B.B. Creams aren't real B.B. Creams. However, if that is what a company calls their product on the packaging...we will call it by its name in our review. (Cabbage Patch Kids are not really kids...nor are they made of cabbage...but we love them anyway) Our reviews/comments will always be based on our personal experience with the product itself and what it claims to do...not what it does compared to products sold overseas, or those that originated the "B.B. Cream" name.