L’Oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer Swatches, Review and Price in India

Hello my Beautiful Friends,

Today I will review the foundation to a smooth and effortless makeup look. Don’t get confused I am not talking about a foundation, but a primer. Now many of us are still new to the concept of Primer. So what is a Primer? First things first, a primer is for the face, eyes, lips. A primer forms the base for smooth, long lasting, flawless makeup. The different primers are specifically designed for particular areas of the face. For example, an eye primer is meant for a smooth and oil absorbing base for eye shadow application, whereas a face primer does that for the entire face. While, a lip primer keeps the lipstick stay much longer. Now that we have learnt what a primer really does, let’s move on to this review of a popular primer in India. I am reviewing the L’Oreal Base Magique Transforming and smoothing Primer.

Product description: Create the perfect base for your makeup routine! The L'Oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer instantly smoothes 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 minimizes the prominence of pores and fine lines to transform your skin surface.Smoothness you can touch, transformation you can see, even up close! Dermatologically Tested.

L'Oreal Base Magique Transforming Primer in India

Product Claims: 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.

Ingredients:: Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone,Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica,Acrylates Copolymer,Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate,Aluminum Hydroxide, [+/- May Contain: Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77491 / Iron Oxides] Fil B30587/1.

Quantity: 15 ml

Shelf Life: 36 months

Price: Rs. 950

Availbke online at Nykaa.com ; Amzon.in ; Purplle.com

L'Oreal Base Magique Primer Review

See it Through my Eyes

Before I begin with my opinion on this product let me tell you, using a primer really makes a difference in your makeup regime. I love the way my skin feels and my makeup looks with the use of a primer.


The primer is packed in a paper carton box, imprinted with all the necessary information. The product comes in a round glass jar, with a black screw cap. The jar is plain, without much product info on the body. The primer is very light baby pink in color. As its a jar packaging, taking out the product can be messy, hence I use a small spatula to take it out to my fingers or directly on the face. Then I quickly dab it all over the face on cheeks, forehead, chin and nose and blend it with my fingers slowly and section wise . I would have preferred a tube packaging for ease of extraction and hygiene issues.


The texture is very thick and dense. The composition is high on silicones, so it makes the application little slippery and heavy if applied more than required. I generally use a moisturiser before I start my base makeup, as primers tend to dry out the skin at times. Moisturising is the key to smooth and flawless makeup, so don’t skip your moisturiser. (it’s a must for Dry skinned beauties, oily skinned girls can opt for light water based moisturiser underneath). The application is quite smooth when dabbed on the face followed by the blending motion, this way the product spreads quite evenly, giving a satin smooth finish.

L'Oreal Base Magique Primer Buy Online India


A primer is supposed to lock the pores and give a smooth canvas for makeup on the face, the product does just that. However, my skin feels dry if I skip the moisturiser before the primer. Application is slightly tricky with its thick and slippery consistency. It controls oil for about 4 hours on my combination to oily skin, after which I require touch ups of compact. It reduces the appearance of imperfections on the face, which is a Yay for me.

What I like about L’Oreal Paris Base Magique-

  • Gives a smooth canvas for makeup.
  • It reduces pore appearance.
  • Skin looks velvety smooth after application.
  • Controls oil for a few hours.
  • No trace of bothersome smell.

L'Oreal Base Magique Primer Price in India

What I don’t like about L’Oreal Paris Base Magique

  • The tub + glass packaging lacks hygiene and ease of extraction to apply the product.
  • The intense and thick texture makes it difficult to pick up the product and blend.
  • I expected the long staying power to control oil be a little longer to at least 8 hours.
  • Price is on a higher side.

 L'Oreal Base Magique Primer Swatches & Review

NoM Report Card: 3.5/5

Recommendation: Yes

Final Verdict

If you want to try out a base primer from a reputed brand you can try this one out. it not only fades away the pores but also assists the foundation last longer with a smooth finish.

I will next review the much raved about Colorbar Perfect Match Primer. What about you? Have you tried the L’Oreal Base Magique? Let me know your views and experience in the comments.

Like, Share and Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google+

Unill I see you next time, never let anything dull your spark.




By subscribing, you agree to our terms & conditions.

Our Instagram

© 2015 Not Only Makeup. All rights reserved. Website developed by Greenpill Productions.