Proving that L’Oreal launches are like buses, the next launch from them is their own BB cream, Nude Magique. To be fair, I’m much more impressed with this than I thought I was going to be, but if I compare it to the Garnier BB, it is a very different animal. It promises 24 hour hydration (presumably you have to wear it for 24 hours – unlikely!) with SPF12 (which to my mind is an odd SPF rating). Where Garnier is dewy and gives a tinted moisturiser level of coverage, Nude Magique uses smart pigments so the cream starts out white and as you blend the pigments are released. 

You can see the colour pigment spheres within the formula.

Now, it gives a very natural skin look, but does, as promised even out tone and perfect the general look of your skin. I asked a friend if she thought I was wearing foundation and she said she thought I was but not very much – and that sums it up nicely. If you love a real-skin look, this is definitely the one for you, but if you prefer a slightly heavier dose of coverage, then Lauder, Clinique and Garnier are better for that. I’d also suggest that Nude Magique (which comes in two tones, fair and medium) is more adapted for oily skin – it does give a hydrated feel, but not hugely. My skin feels silkier than it does without the product on, but not majorly moisturised. 

Partially blended.
Fully blended: you can see the line between BB and no BB

My whole enthusiasm for BB cream is being renewed at the moment and I love that we are now starting to get some proper choices of BBs, although the question of what exactly a BB is and the true nature of BBs I think is being lost. I’m not sure I even know anymore!

L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique BB Cream launches in March with further launches from the new ‘Magique’ range along the way. Not sure on price but www.beaut.ie have it priced at 12.99 Euros so I’m guessing around the £12 mark.

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