REVIEW: L’oreal Base Magique Transformin Smoothing Primer

22 Apr

I never knew makeup primers are a need for a great look. All along I thought moisturizers are enough to serve as our skin’s barrier to makeup. Finding this in Cosmo magazine made me think otherwise.

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L’Oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer had a 25% discount when I got it last December. Its SRP is 945php though. Here are the product descriptions and ingredients printed in the box.




L’Oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer is basically a primer that is used to make skin smoother and the makeup last longer.

It comes in a glass jar that looks so sophisticated and sturdy. It contains 15g of product and will really last you a long time since all you need is a little amount for your whole face.



This is my first (cream) primer. I use L’oreal on special days when I know I won’t have any time for touch ups and makeup checks at the mirror. There is another organic mineral powder primer that I have and that is Krave’s Oil Eliminator and Skin Hydrator.

It is as its called —  base magique and transforming smoothing primer. It is designed to prep and protect the skin, minimizes pores and mask wrinkles and uneven skin texture. The “transorming” formula has a velvety powdery texture and it diminishes appearance of fine lines and pores. It also helps absorb oil and prevents oiliness for a whole 12 hour.  It is also very easy to use with your fingers and enables easy glide-on application of any type of foundation.


How I apply it:

  • Using a spatula or just my clean finger, I get a little amount and rub primer between my fingers to pread the product before I apply on my face.
  • I dab on problem areas such as the T-zone and the cheeks then just spread with my clean fingers again.
  • I let it set for about 5 – 10 minutes before I proceed with foundation application.

Here are some pictures of events I attended and have used this:

family dinner at KKK

family dinner at KKK

great image collage



What I love:

(+) It has a smooth, velvety cream powder texture that makes it easy to apply with fingers.

(+) It makes skin feels super soft and smooth.

(+) It minimizes the appearance of pores, especially around the nose and cheek area.

(+) It disappears and blends well into skin.

(+) It does not feel heavy or thick.

(+) It reduces shine all day and makes skin look matte.

(+) This makes cream, liquid and powder foundation application easier!

(+) It makes foundation look better and you end up with better pictures.

(+) It helps foundation stay on your skin — no melting and/or caking.

(+) Makeup stays longer with this base primer on.

(+) May be used alone or under foundation.

(+) Sturdy and sophisticated glass jar packaging.

(+) It will last you a long time since a little goes a long way.

(+) Fair price of 945php for 15g of product.

What I wish:

(-) It came in a squeeze tube or pump bottle.

(-) It doesn’t have too much silicone.

(-) It makes me breakout (tiny zits) sometimes.

Overall: I am absolutely loving this primer and I have been using this especially on special days and occasions. I recommend this to oily skin gals like me and to any lady who wants smoother skin. 


4 Responses to “REVIEW: L’oreal Base Magique Transformin Smoothing Primer”

  1. lea mae Demegillo October 9, 2013 at 6:55 am #

    hi sis.. 🙂 same lang po ba cla sa LOREAL STUDIO SECRET MAGIC PERFECTING BASE?

  2. Vikki December 29, 2013 at 11:50 pm #

    I bought this yesterday, and have been using the CC anti-redness cream by L’Oreal. Which would you suggest putting on first?

    • shengmarasigan January 31, 2014 at 11:15 am #

      Hi there. Thanks for asking. I always use moisturizer, then primer then sunblock/cc cream/bb cream. 🙂 T

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