Sold on A Sample – L’Oreal Base Magiqueby Carly Jacobs
I’ve just now invented a new segment on Smaggle called Sold on a Sample. Now don’t get all freaky and start yelling at me for blogging anything that a company flings at me. This segment is all about stuff that I have purchased because I loved the sample so much. I’ve found myself forcefully pushing random products on my friends recently and I figured my readers would like to know about these miracle products too. So I present to you the first Sold on a Sample product of the week. There will be a different product every day this week!
I received a teeny tiny tube of this stuff in a swag bag at an event and I can’t for the life of me remember which one. FYI – I’m not being deliberately elusive I just have a really crap memory. So I’m a total newbie in the land of primers but since I discovered their wizardry last year I’ve been obsessed with finding the perfect primer. I actually own about three at the moment and I use them for different occasions. I don’t even know who I am anymore.
Anyway, when I started giving this little sample a go I was shocked at the thickness of it’s consistency. I was more used to clear primers or really light creams and this one is almost like a paste. Which is awesome because it means that it fills all your ridges and practically erases your pores. It’s like face spackle. I love it. It’s a bit unusual to apply for a primer, you rub it between your fingers to warm it up and spread it on your face, concentrating on trouble areas, but this means you get beautiful coverage. Sometimes I’m a bit of a wild cat and I’ll wear it bareback with no foundation or tinted moisturiser. Nothing holds this girl back she’s CRAZY!
I think the name ‘magique’ feels pretentious but only because I can imagine a promotions model saying it in a fake cultured accent. Like Elle Macpherson on the Proactive ad when she says ‘exfoliant’ like a douche bag. On a completely separate note how irritating is it when Americans call her ‘Elle Mac-PHEAR-son’? Makes me so stabby.
Disclaimer: Base Magique came into my hands in a way that I can’t remember and then I thought it was awesome so I bought it.