Based on my habitual study of products on the shelves at my local CVS stores (all four which, mind you, carry different items), it would appear that L'Oreal has recently launched two BB Creams. One carries a lower price tag and falls under the Magic line. The other is around $16.99 and falls under the Youth Code line. I've only tested the Magic B.B. Cream, which promises a "flawless, bare skin finish".
This product does contain Methyl Methacrylate, which set my face on fire two weeks ago, courtesy of a BB Cream from South Korea. Oddly, the MM in this product is much further down the list and doesn't seem to bother me. I can't explain it, but so far, so good.*
The Beautifying Beads are the same type of beads the react to your pH (I presume) and become the same color as your skin. Almay has had a foundation similar to this and others continue to crop up. While I'm not traditionally a fan of this type of foundation, I must say that it looks fairly gorgeous on the skin. It looks like the South Korean BB Cream I loved that set my face aflame, probably because it is full of plastic, silicone and parabens.
So if you want a pretty finish that looks like you aren't wearing much makeup but have been airbrushed and have perfect skin, this might be just right for you. If you have sensitive skin, I would be wary. I have yet to try the Youth Code version, but only because I am not made of money to test everything I want. When the right coupon presents itself, I'm certain I'll take it for a test drive and get back to you.
In the meantime, will you try this or pass?
* Yeah, scratch that. On day three, it set my face on fire, which is exactly what happened last time. When will I learn to read the labels? FYI, out of all of the BB Creams at Sephora with ingredients listed, NONE of them contain MM.
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