L'Oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer

L’Oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer Review

L’Oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer

Hello everyone,Today I’ll be providing an in depth review of the L’oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer.

Are you a person who loves wearing makeup? If yes, then you must be aware of the importance of primers in your makeup routine. To be concise primers are used to provide a perfect base for your makeup. It helps in smoothing out fine lines, diminishing the appearance of large pores and increases the wear time of your makeup. There are different kind of primers ranging from colour correcting primers to mattifying primers.
Being a person with an oily T zone I was looking for a primer that would help in controlling the extra oil production on my face during summers. I came across Loreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing primer a few years back and would express in detail about my experience with it.

L’Oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer-What it claims

Smoothness you can touch, transformation you can see, even up close! BASE MAGIQUE transforming smoothing primer instantly smooths pores and creates an even surface, so that you get a more flawless make-up result that lasts. The silky, lightweight formula glides onto skin and minimises the look of pores and fine lines to transform your skin surface. Dermatologically Tested. Thanks to a high concentration of elastomers, L’Oréal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer gives skin an incredibly even surface with fine lines and pores erased. The formula also contains soft powders to help absorb sebum, thereby mattifying the skin to reduce shine. The finishing touch? Smooth to the touch and with a silk-like feel, silicon oil enables easy-gliding application with no greasy residue. Base Magique will guarantee a more perfect and longer-lasting make-up every time.

L’Oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer- Packaging

L'Oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer

It comes in a black and white cardboard box. Inside the box, there is a glass tub with a black round screw cap over it.

L’Oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer- Texture

L'Oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer

It has a velvety smooth mousse-like texture which appears slightly pink in colour.

L’Oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer- Fragrance

This primer is fragrance-free.

How to use

Take a small amount and gently dab onto the skin. Target areas that tend to become extra oily.


Rs 970 for 15 ml.


Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Acrylates Copolymer, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Aluminium Hydroxide. (May contain: CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491 / Iron Oxides.)


My first thoughts before using this primer were that it might feel heavy on the skin. It has a thick cream-like texture. But to my surprise, it glided very smoothly onto the skin because of being lightweight. My skin felt velvety soft and smooth. This primer is slightly pink in colour but upon application, it is translucent and did not give a pinkish cast on my skin. It gives a very natural look even if you don’t apply any foundation over it.L’oreal Paris Base Magique primer helped in effectively reducing the appearance of my pores to a large extent.

After application, the foundation spreads very smoothly and even increases its wear time to more than 2-3 hours. It did not break out or clog my pores though it has silicone present in it. It did give a matte finish but after 5 hours I could see my t zone getting slightly oily but not to the extent where I have to use a blotting paper. I think people with very large pores might not benefit from this primer. To conclude this primer effectively helps in controlling oil and helps in blending my foundation very easily.


  • Helps in controlling oiliness.
  • Gives a velvety smooth finish to the skin.
  • Fragrance-free.
  • Glides smoothly.
  • Effectively covers pores and fine lines.
  • Just a small amount is required.
  • Increases wear time of the foundation.
  • Enhances the work of the foundation as it effectively conceals all flaws.


  • Is a bit pricey considering the quantity provided.
  • I find tub packaging unhygienic as you have to dip your finger into it.
  • It’s better to do a patch test because it has silicone in it.
  • It’s made of glass so it’s slightly heavy. You’ll have to handle with care otherwise you might end up breaking it. 
  • Not suitable for dry skin people.Will accentuate the dry areas.
  • Not suitable for people with very large pores.



Final Verdict

This is definitely a good primer but I’ll search for a better option because the quantity provided is very less.

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