L’Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream Review

By Dana Fox

When I come across something awesome, I feel like it’s my blogstress (?) duty to share that awesome thing with you ladies. Especially if it has benefits. Today, I wanted to introduce you to the L’Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream because honestly, it really is magic.

If you are like me and you don’t like wearing a full face of foundation every day, but want your skin to have a smoother “barely there” appearance, a BB cream is the perfect solution.

If you remember, I had been using the Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream previously and thought it was just okay. Compared to this, it is crap. The L’Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB cream actually feels like you have nothing on your skin, and virtually erases skin imperfections. Just look at these before and after shots…

I’ve been having splotchy red spot issues lately (thanks hormones!) and was absolutely shocked at how well this stuff does at fixing those issues cosmetically. Seriously… Magic!

The thing about this BB cream is that it’s not like a coloured moisturizer that you smear on your face, like many other BB creams. It goes on totally white and has these little grains that “magically” blend into your skin and produce the shade… and it does a heck of a job matching your skin tone.

The best part is, it’s totally matte. I can wear it all day long without worrying about becoming shiny and it holds up really well.

While this BB cream won’t entirely hide the more stubborn areas as a foundation would, like really dark under-eye circles or inflamed acne, it definitely offers a lightweight coverage. Since it’s matte, it also makes the perfect base for makeup or concealer if you want to go back in and cover up those more annoying areas.

The L’Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream comes in four shades: Fair, Light, Medium and Deep. It only retails for about $8 in your local retailer’s cosmetic aisle (Walmart, Target, etc.), or you can get it online here.

Overall, I will continue to use this and recommend it to anybody looking for a lightweight coverage that really does seem to “erase” imperfections!

And just a disclaimer, I haven’t been asked or paid to do this review. I purchased this BB cream at my own will and nobody at L’Oreal even knows I am posting this. I just truly think it is awesome 😉

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Dana Fox
Dana Fox
About me

I am a country loving Canadian with a mind that never sleeps. When I'm not running the Wonder Forest blog ship, you can find me creating artwork for phone cases and home decor, whilst managing the daily tasks of Dana Fox Creative. Visit me at the links below if you wanna be friends!


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  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/04633328081542361870 Lix Hewett

    …um, I HAVE to try this.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07475105679904049922 Katlyn Larson

    Wow, that's amazing! I am going to have to try this asap!!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16262340769750812327 A Day In The Life Of A Northern Girl

    Wow that looks like a wonder product…how has it not received more attention. Lovely post by the way.

    Hannah xxx

    • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 info@designedbydana.com

      My thoughts exactly! I couldn't find many before/after pics of it online either. And it's so cheap too!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/14347031157703265500 gina

    I agree – this is the best inexpensive BB cream I have tried. I just wish it had SPF in it!

    • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 info@designedbydana.com

      Personally I don't like beauty products with SPF in them. They break me out and in photos they leave a white haze on my face.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12906884572790317418 thefashionsucker

    I've been eyeing this for awhile but always feared it would make my somewhat oily skin even oilier but you convinced me… I have to go and get this! ^_^ Only downside is the lack of SPF :O
    Maria // thefashionsucker.blogspot.dk

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12713620703159683106 Traci

    I totally needed this! Thank you so much for posting! And if course, another good reason to head to target 😉

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/04060256320643669524 Mademoiselle Nature

    Hello, I am glad you like it…but not sure the skin likes it :-)) I am not a super fan of L'oreal ( and I am french!) because of their product composition. Ingredients used in their products are not super top for the skin …..mineral oil, harsh preservatives etc…etc that can only clog the pores than do any other benefits…..
    Voila, :-) Love your blog by the way :-)


    • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 info@designedbydana.com

      Thanks I'm glad you like my blog! I've checked the ingredients and there is no mineral oil in this product. Are you talking about this product in particular, or just generalizing that their products all have these things in them? I've never used a L'Oreal product before besides shampoo a couple times, but this seems totally fine on my sensitive skin.

    • https://www.blogger.com/profile/04060256320643669524 Audrey Nature

      Hello Dana,
      I was more talking in general maybe since I know the brand quite well. For instance, this BB cream is really packed of silicones….silicones are not at all the greatest skin friendly ingredients for the skin. ..not at all. Really it is pity that a brand such as L'Oreal do not make a bit more efforts in terms of their product composition. Have a great evening :-)

    • https://www.blogger.com/profile/06174710852425543370 chopstiks

      This is exactly the reason I want to love Loreal BB but I cannot, because of the silicone.

  • http://mochaandmoccasins.com/ mochaandmoccasins.com

    I've wanted to try out a BB cream for a while now, but there are so many out there and there are so many mixed reviews. Luckily, I trust your opinion and the pictures make it look great – plus, I think were the same skin tone, so I'm definitely going to see if my drugstore carries this one :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12126223327776563791 Adeola Naomi Aderemi

    Lovely post and totally have to try this!!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/14590457028148199687 Inês A.

    oh, that looks amazingly good.
    do you know if there's any lighter shade?

  • http://curiousjac.wordpress.com/ curiousjac

    Ack, I'm so mad at BB creams. They make my face look FLAWLESS, but they break me out like nuts so. Good job on finding an awesome one, your skin looks lovely!

  • http://vivalaelisa.wordpress.com/ elisayklee

    I LOVE this stuff. I stumbled across it a few months ago and it is now my go-to product.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16456771159005890671 Talisa Tossell
  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/01493866006312730280 Katie @ Loverly She

    I was using the Garnier stuff and thought it was pretty good, but the proof is in the pictures – this stuff looks like a winner! Might be my next purchase :)

    • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 info@designedbydana.com

      Yeah what I hated most about the Garnier was that it would so easily come off. Like you could wipe your face with your finger and it would transfer. I just always felt like I was "slick" with it on.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11925400078034072749 Hanna Lei

    So cool that it goes on white. –Hanna Marie

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12517085901093749445 Nhi Archibald

    I really like the concept of this BB cream! You should also try their CC cream :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/15743839870503727637 Megan @ Little Lovely

    I've been using this stuff for a few months now! I am so in love with it! It is by far the best BB Cream I've found!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/00502958474076893830 Kristin

    This might be the review that totally cements my wanting to try a BB cream! You've convinced me!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/08935195028521228987 Jenna Kahn

    I've been wanting to try a BB cream for a while now, and this might be just the one! Thanks for the review and pictures :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/17160734493516891973 Cashmere Lace

    Ooo I am SOO glad I found this post. I've been looking for a drugstore BB cream because while I like the higher end one I use, I don't use it enough to want to pay $40+ for it. So I've made a point to try the Garnier since it's really the only drugstore one I've heard about. I didn't even know L'Oreal had a BB cream but I'm definitely going to try this! I trust L'Oreal much more than I do Garnier as a brand but to have you say it makes the Garnier look like crap is really something too. I'm very impressed with the coverage! Awesome :)


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/00715563067298988683 Kelly Louise

    i saw this at target the other day and wanted to get it but was unsure of it. now i'm DEF gonna get it. i did buy the "magic nude liquid powder" they have tho. and i love it. but i think this BB is gonna be even better.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/04962587342835841240 Living the Creative Life

    Fascinating! I'm detinitely going to try this. You'd think that at 34, I would be over acne, but I'm so not! Lol. If this works as good as you say, it'll definitely be worth the $8! :)

    • https://www.blogger.com/profile/04962587342835841240 Living the Creative Life

      Ooh I found some of this today and it totally works just as well as you described! Thank you so much for the suggestion. I have tried various types of foundation for years and nothing ever works to make my skin look smoother. This stuff works great thought!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/17614421769288092034 Victoria Eales

    I love a BB cream so I must give this a try!


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07215869692607374761 Hannah Burrows

    Wow, such an interesting product, may have to go out and buy this! Such good coverage and it's so weird it comes out white?!


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/03717596404940319034 Jackie

    This sounds lovely and since I hate wearing thick foundation a light BB cream like this would do the trick! Thanks for sharing!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin'

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/13301177065109494030 Maryangel Chan

    have you ever tried an asian bb cream ? for me are the best ^.^ i will follow you !hoper you will follow me back xoxo

  • http://alexandrakathlyn.com/ alexandrakathlyn.com

    Wowza! Looks so great!

    What shade did you get? It looks like we have similar colouring and I'd love to try this product!

    Alex Kathlyn


    • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 info@designedbydana.com

      I got Fair :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07040261623100764102 Erin @ Isaboo Designs

    This is the only BB cream I use and its fantastic! I am more of a full coverage gal but if im having a good skin week, I'll use this just because it is easy.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/18373249962619933355 Kris

    Okay, I have been hearing people rave about this, I know my roommate uses it but I never really had a huge desire to try it. But now I think I just might have to. Can't beat $8 too! http://sissysclosetxo.blogspot.com/

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/14721688424513408563 Jess

    I will definitely have to try this now. Thanks for sharing.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07417259059360380259 Arielle

    I love this BB cream! I actually just cut the end of my bottle off to get to the last of the product, haha! so glad it's getting some attention

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/10715147406144731211 Jessica

    WOW, the before and after picture is amazing! I'm never one to do lotions/cream (because I'm either too lazy or hate the feeling of it later) but it sounds like this cream is extremely light and works wonders. I'm definitely looking into this ASAP!

    Thanks for the review!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/13327446482252303977 Janine Maral

    what a crazy difference!!

    – Janine

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11676823798134355249 LittleMissPipedream Zoe

    Awesome!! I guess i'll change my bb cream! 😉 That's exactly the effect i want!
    xx Zoe

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12745217368384589205 Laura

    Thanks for posting this. Never would have tried this on my own. Got it today and it is perfect. Thanks for taking the time to review it!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/09284898514220820163 Kylie Worthington

    I actually really like the Garnier one, so I bet I would LOVE this! I've been trying another one from Vitacost's line and I really wanted to love it because the ingredients are more natural but I'm not really a fan so far.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/15034575889864409135 Katie

    Lix at A Classic Notion linked this post and WOW. I'm going to try this. I've never used a BB cream before, but I just haven't found a foundation I'm happy with, so maybe this will be a solution for me!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/04553384496927559506 xtina

    I bought this stuff based solely on your positive review and I must say, it did not disappoint. Recommending to everyone on Earth now…

    • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16765434513591686519 info@designedbydana.com

      yay! i'm so glad you like it too!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/13061052835388041869 Gemma O

    I have such bad luck with bb creams, maybe I'll give this one a go


  • http://feastandrevelry.blogspot.com/ jmillewitz

    I know this post was from kind of a while ago, but I just tried this BB cream and wanted to say thanks!!!!! This stuff is amazing!!! I’ve been using the Garnier stuff, which feels so heavy and this is totally weightless and still affordable. Thanks again!!!


    • http://thewonderforest.com Dana Fox

      yay! Glad you love it too!