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Studio Secrets Professional Secret No.1 Magic Perfecting Base

L'Oréal

Studio Secrets Professional Secret No.1 Magic Perfecting Base

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Item 2212787

Size:0.50 oz

Get the perfect skin texture, instantly and all day. The silky, lightweight formula glides onto skin and minimizes the look of pores and fine lines. Skin looks and feels smoothed and resurfaced. The result is a unified matte finish that's flawless. Suitable for all skin types. Dermatologist tested. Non-comedogenic.

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L'OréalStudio Secrets Professional Secret No.1 Magic Perfecting Base
 
4.0

(based on 636 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smooth (438)
  • Easy to apply (420)
  • Lightweight (376)
  • Long lasting (291)
  • Easy to take-off (207)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (48)
  • Difficult to apply (45)
  • Heavy (43)
  • Poor coverage (31)
  • Clumpy (26)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (351)
  • All skin types (246)
  • Going out (186)
  • Sensitive skin (131)
  • Travel (123)
    • Commitment To Color:
    • Permanent (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (242), Natural style (199), Trendy style (80), Beauty conscious (6), Survivalist / minimalist (3)

Reviewed by 636 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I Hope they NEVER Discontinue this Amazing Primer!

By JE

from Elgin IL

About Me Classic Style

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Easy To Take-off
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Natural Looking
  • Noncomedogenic
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Travel

    Comments about L'Oréal Studio Secrets Professional Secret No.1 Magic Perfecting Base:

    I can't believe there are any negative reviews on this miraculous product! I've been using this for years because I love the fact that it doesn't make my sensitive skin break out and does wonders for my forehead lines and pores. This is a thick product, but a little goes a long way. My only word of caution is to be sure your moisturizer has totally absorbed before putting this on, otherwise you'll get a goopy, cakey mess! Great price for an amazing product :)

     
    2.0

    Ok

    By Jewels

    from Lkd

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Lightweight
    • Smooth

    Cons

    • Causes Breakouts
    • Ineffective
    • Poor Coverage

    Best Uses

      Comments about L'Oréal Studio Secrets Professional Secret No.1 Magic Perfecting Base:

      Did not hide pores at all

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My go-to primer

      By Gracie

      from Washington, PA

      About Me Classic Style

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Natural Looking
      • Noncomedogenic
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Travel

        Comments about L'Oréal Studio Secrets Professional Secret No.1 Magic Perfecting Base:

        I don't understand why this doesn't have more of a cult following. I have ALL types of skin, depending on weather, cycle, etc. This primer never lets me down and is superior on both oily and dry skin to every other primer that I've tried.

         
        4.0

        Doesn't cover completely

        By Janna

        from Cali

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Easy To Take-off
        • Lightweight
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about L'Oréal Studio Secrets Professional Secret No.1 Magic Perfecting Base:

          This primer is ok, it does fill in large pores a little but unfortunately doesn't cover completely. Not sure I'll be repurchasing.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Amazing

          By Manny

          from Indianapolis

          About Me Trendy Style

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Oily skin

            Comments about L'Oréal Studio Secrets Professional Secret No.1 Magic Perfecting Base:

            I have EXTREMELY oily skin. It's so hard for me to find a good affordable drugstore primer that won't allow my oils to break through. This primer is just as good as my Smashbox Photofinish primer which is like $30. My makeup lasts ALL DAY and looks amazine

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Lives up to its name

            By Jazzy

            from Orlando, Florida

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Easy To Take-off
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting
            • Natural Looking
            • Noncomedogenic
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday
              • Going Out
              • Sensitive Skin
              • Travel

              Comments about L'Oréal Studio Secrets Professional Secret No.1 Magic Perfecting Base:

              This is a great primer i have been using it for a few years i have tried more expensive primers but i always come bsck to this one. Im never without it.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great drug store primer

              By Paige

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Long Lasting
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types

                Comments about L'Oréal Studio Secrets Professional Secret No.1 Magic Perfecting Base:

                I apply after moisturizer and before foundation. Great formula, very easy to apply! Helps my makeup stay on!

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great primer!

                By Aida

                from Boston, MA

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about L'Oréal Studio Secrets Professional Secret No.1 Magic Perfecting Base:

                    Beware, this is a really thick, heavy primer. I am not saying that negatively, but I have seen some bad reviews that complain about that, and to me, a primer that is going to "blur" your pores needs to be heavy. If you have used the POREfessional from benefit, or Tarte's Timeless smoothing primer (high is really similar to this one), you know that they are thick. I like it a lot though, I think it does a nice job blurring my pores, and it is easy to apply. I wouldn't;t use it all over the face, I usually use it in my nose, cheeks, and chin, and use a different lighter primer on the other areas, just because I feel that if you use it all over your makeup might look a bit cakey because of how thick and heavy it easy. It is really smooth though. If you want to cover your pores I would definitely recommend it, I think it does a pretty nice job. If that is not your goal with the primer, then maybe you would be better off with a different type of primer.

                     
                    3.0

                    I need to play with it a bit more.

                    By Leah

                    from Gonzales

                    Comments about L'Oréal Studio Secrets Professional Secret No.1 Magic Perfecting Base:

                    I really liked this primer at first, seemed to smooth my face and blur my pores a bit. The problem I have with this is that it seems to separate my foundation, especially on my nose. Maybe it's the foundation I'm using. I'll try to play with this a bit more with different foundations and see if that works. It did help my makeup last through the day as well. I really want to love this, but I don't know how to feel about it just yet.

                    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Terrible

                    By Susie

                    from SA

                    Comments about L'Oréal Studio Secrets Professional Secret No.1 Magic Perfecting Base:

                    Don't waste time and Money.

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                    • Q:

                      Is this safe for sensitive skin?
                      Asked on 6/25/2017 by Combo Skin from undisclosed

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi Combo Skin. Our Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base is suitable for all skin types, dermatologist tested and non-comedogenic.

                        Answered on 7/6/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
                    • Q:

                      Is this product waterproof? And should I use this product if I have combination skin (most oily in the t-zone)? Can this product replace my daily moisturizer?
                      Asked on 6/25/2017 by Cami from undisclosed

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi Cami! Our Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base is not waterproof. You can use this product if you have combination skin. This primer will create a smooth canvas for your makeup. We do not recommend replacing this product with your moisturizer. You should apply your moisturizer first, let it sink in and than apply the primer. We hope this helps!

                        Answered on 7/6/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
                    • Q:

                      Does this product leave a tacky base?
                      Asked on 6/22/2017 by Seasea from Philly

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hello there Seasea! Thank you for reaching out to us. Our Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base has a silky, lightweight formula that glides onto skin and minimizes the look of pores and fine lines. Your skin will look and feel smooth and resurfaced. The result is a unified matte finish that's flawless. This product is suitable for all skin types, dermatologist tested, and non-comedogenic. We hope this helps!

                        Answered on 7/5/2017 by L'Oreal Consumer Care from L Oreal Paris
                    • Q:

                      What are the ingredients?
                      Asked on 6/10/2017 by M from Oregon

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi M! The ingredients for our Studio Secrets Professional Secret No.1 Magic Perfecting Base are posted below:
                        Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Acrylates Crosspolymer, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Aluminum Hydroxide

                        Answered on 6/13/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
                    • Q:

                      Is this primer oily on the skin?
                      Asked on 6/2/2017 by Gaby from Los Angles, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        This lightweight formula will minimize pores and fine lines, while resulting in a matte finish. Hope this helps.

                        Answered on 6/7/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
                    • Q:

                      Is this product moisturizing?
                      Asked on 3/9/2017 by E from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi there! Thanks for reaching out. Our Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base is like a primer. Please apply a separate moisturizer before using this product. Apply this product each morning on bare skin after your moisturizer has absorbed completely into skin. Apply dot by dot and blend in a gentle circular motion over the whole face or to targeted areas: Under-eye to smooth over fine lines. Nose and cheeks to minimize appearance of pores and blemishes. T-zone for a matte result. We hope this helps!

                        Answered on 3/10/2017 by L'Oreal Consumer Care from L Oreal Paris
                    • Q:

                      Is this primer oil-free?
                      Asked on 3/6/2017 by Cherry Pie from Mesquite

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        HI Cherry Pie! Our Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base does not claim to be oil-free. All of the ingredients are listed below:

                        Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Acrylates Crosspolymer, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Aluminum Hydroxide

                        This product is suitable for all skin types, dermatologist tested and non-comedogenic.

                        Answered on 3/7/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
                    • Q:

                      Will it stay on oil skin for about 8 hours?
                      Asked on 3/4/2017 by Sarah from Irvine, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi Sarah! Our Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base is intended to prep your skin for your foundation. For oily skin we recommend using our Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in conjunction with this product. Our Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation contains an air-light texture with a demi-matte finish. It is oil-free, non-comedogenic and suitable for sensitive skin. This super gliding mattifying formula contains a high water content for maximum comfort that lasts. This product also has built- in Blotting Spheres that act like blotting paper, instantly absorbing sweat and oil without disturbing color pigments.

                        Answered on 3/6/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
                    • Q:

                      Will this product work with oily skin? Thank you!
                      Asked on 3/3/2017 by Cherry Pie from Mesquite

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi CherryPie! Yes, our Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base is suitable for all skin types. This primer provides smoothing results instantly and all day with a unified matte finish that's flawless.

                        Answered on 3/3/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
                    • Q:

                      Does it contain silicone?
                      Asked on 1/18/2017 by Anna from Dandridge, TN

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi! We're sorry we do not have prepared information on the ingredient information you have requested. However, you can view the ingredients for this product on the product or the package itself.

                        Answered on 1/23/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
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