Magic Perfecting Base

Why did I not view face primer as an essential until now?

I became tired of my facial makeup not lasting all day long. I would look in the mirror mid-day only to realize that the makeup I had so expertly applied, was no longer fresh looking. I have oily/dry/sensitive skin. Yes, believe me, that combination is possible. My t-zone area, my nose and the area right between my brows tend to get oily throughout the day. I tried finishing powders and sprays, but still, my mineral foundation wasn’t lasting.

I than started doing research on facial primers and which ones were highly recommended. Quite honestly, I didn’t want to spend $30 on a tube that held only 1 oz of primer. When I was browsing the web I noticed there wasn’t a lot of reviews, if any, that talked about what drugstore primers were “holy grail” products. So, I took the matters into my own hands and found what I now consider a “holy grail” face primer from the drugstore. The best part, it only cost $12.

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L’OREAL ‘s perfecting base is the real deal!

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It is an extremely light weight product

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This primer is so smooth and feels like silk when you rub it onto your face. A little goes a long way, I think the jar will last me quite some time.

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You apply little dots of the primer to your face and then you blend it in with your fingers in circular motions. I put it all over because I want my whole face to be primed and ready!!!

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As you can tell, it blends nicely and keeps your face matte!!


There is not a thing I do not like about this primer! I apply my makeup around 7 a.m. and I don’t take it off till around 8 p.m. (depending on my events that day). At the end of the day with this primer, my face is still matte and it looks like my makeup was just applied.

Would I recommend it?

Absolutely!! I think it is totally worth the $12-$13 (depending on where you get it) because it is a quality product at an affordable price.  It is a great product if you want a matte, smooth finish. My skin, like I said earlier, can become very oily in my t-zone area but when I use this I don’t have to worry about it.  I will definetley buy this again!

Do you use a primer for your face?




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