Saturday, 24 March 2012

L'Oreals' Youth Code Luminize & Nude Magique BB cream

I requested my free samples of Loreals' Youth Code Luminize serum sometime last week and it popped though my door this morning. I was also sent a sample of their Nude Magique BB cream and Lumi Magique foundation, which was a nice surprise. 

I received three sachets of the youth code serum and one each of the BB cream and foundation.

I tried the youth serum after cleansing and moisturizing, and was pleasantly surprised. After trying the YSL serum that I had in my Glossybox at the beginning of the month, and being disappointed, I wasn't holding out high hopes for this one.

Loreal say (take from website): "Youth Code Luminize Super Serum perfect and refines skins surface for a more luminous, even looking skin tone."

My skin felt velvety smooth and soft, and was the perfect base for applying foundation. I'm really looking forward to using more of it and seeing whether it will actually make a difference to the appearance of my skin.

After using the youth code serum I decided to try out the BB cream. I had read a lot of negative reviews on this, with most people saying it turns really orange, so again I was a little dubious.

Loreal say (taken from Superdrugs website): "Our first self adjusting BB cream. Moisturising skincare transforms to lightweight foundation. Skin looks flawless and even with a dewy glow. Nude Magique BB cream transforms right before your eyes: Enriched with smart pigment capsules in a feather light hydrator which transforms into a foundation on contact with skin. It feels like skincare but then transforms into and works like make up."

I found it quite odd that the cream was a grey colour.

As you can see as you rub the cream in it changes colour.

Completely rubbed in.

Wow, I am shocked. I think I actually prefer this to Garniers BB cream and my beloved Nivea tinted moisturizer! It gave great coverage, even disguising a pesky pimple that decided to make an appearance overnight. My skin felt really soft and it had a healthy glow, and the best thing is I only had to use a tiny amount.
I really wish I had given this a chance before I went and bought a tube of Garniers' BB cream. If I had, I would have definitely bought Loreals instead! I guess I just took too much notice of all the negative reviews I'd read before hand. 
It just goes to show, what might/might not work for one person, might be totally the opposite for someone else.
I shall try out the foundation tomorrow and let you know what I think.

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Request your Lumi Magique free samples here.


  1. I might have to give that a go! I have the garnier bb cream to but I wasn't that impressed with it.

    Lucy x

  2. Now I am interested in trying this! Thanks!



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